LMP by the sea – Lauren Zhang & Daisy Noton

Grieg Holberg Suite
Mozart Piano Concerto No.9 in Eb K.271  “Jeune Homme”
Mozart Flute Concerto No 1 in G major K.313
Haydn Symphony No.44 “Trauer”

London Mozart Players
Ruth Rogers director
Lauren Zhang piano
Daisy Noton flute

 

The London Mozart Players, the UK’s longest established chamber orchestra, is packing its buckets, spades, violins and trumpets in preparation for an exciting trip to the south coast! The LMP is delighted to be the new Artist in Residence at Hastings’ beautiful Opus Theatre and will deliver an inspiring programme of classical music concerts and outreach work to this seaside community throughout the 2019/20 season.

Packed with rousing classical favourites from Grieg, Mozart and Haydn, the first concert is also a showcase of young talent as dazzling pianist and BBC Young Musician winner (2018) Lauren Zhang, and gifted local flautist Daisy Noton, join the LMP to demonstrate their virtuosic abilities in performing two challenging Mozart works. Brilliance and invention shine in every movement of Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 9, demonstrating Mozart’s maturity as a composer, and although there is a rumour that Mozart didn’t like writing for the flute, that is not evident in his glorious first concerto which is as vivacious as it is enchanting. The concert opens with Greig’s popular and supremely crafted Holberg Suite, and closes with Haydn’s moving ‘Sturm und Drang’ style Symphony No. 44 ‘Trauer’.

This exciting partnership presents a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the best in classical music right on your doorstep!

 

Tickets £5-£13 NOW ON SALE

This series is supported by the Arts Council Great Britain, the Magdalen and Lasher Educational Foundation, Foyle Foundation, the Isabel Blackman Foundation and the Hastings Arts and Culture Scheme, the LMP will deliver a programme of concerts and outreach work to this seaside community throughout the 2019-20 season. 

 

The MozART Connection

Panufnik Two Composers, Four Hands

Mozart Sinfonia Concertante in Eb, K. 364

Kilar Orawa

Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition (arr. strings Agnieszka Duczmal)

 

London Mozart Players

Amadeus Chamber Orchestra of Polish Radio

Anna Duczmal-Mróz, conductor

Ruth Rogers leader

Judith Busbridge viola

Jarosław Żołnierczyk, violin

 

Music and art are the inspirations for our November concert, The MozART Connection. In a magical musical evening, two internationally renowned chamber orchestras – the London Mozart Players and the Amadeus Chamber Orchestra of Polish Radio – perform side by side in an exciting programme that brings some continental flair to SE19.

Linked in name by Mozart himself, the twin orchestras will play his elegant Sinfonia Concertante with soloists drawn from both ensembles, while powerful art will be delivered through thrilling music in a special arrangement of Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition. We celebrate our Polish connection with Wojciech Kilar’s ‘Orawa’ and LMP Associate Composer Roxanna Panufnik’s evocative ‘Two Composers, Four Hands’. The Polish theme continues in the concert interval, when acclaimed Polish group Karolinka will treat us to some Polish folk dancing and singing. The MozART Connection is an unmissable event which proves once again that music has no borders. Get here early to view a special exhibition inspired by Mussorgsky’s piece, with artwork by pupils of Rockmount school created in a workshop that was led by artist Sarah Reddyhoff.

 

Early bird 15% discount available if you book by Friday 15 November.

The LMP’s 2019/20 ‘Season of Virtuosos’ at St John the Evangelist is supported using public funding by Arts Council England and the Croydon Cultural Partnership Fund.

London Chamber Music Society

Mozart Symphony No. 29 in A, K201
Fribbins Concerto for Cello & Orchestra (premiere)
Sibelius Valse Triste
Schubert Symphony No. 5 in B flat, D485

 

The London Chamber Music Society welcomes the famous London Mozart Players in their Kings Place debut, as part of their 70th anniversary celebrations.

Conducted by Jonathan Bloxham, their programme includes the bright and spirited A major symphony by Mozart, Schubert’s beautiful fifth symphony, and the haunting Valse Triste by Sibelius. The concert also features the world premiere of the Cello Concerto by Peter Fribbins, with the solo cello of Sebastian Comberti.

Celebrate Christmas with LMP

Side-by-side with Royal Holloway University

Frank Concertino Cusqueño
Saint-Saëns Cello Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Op. 33
Mozart Symphony No. 41 in C major, K. 551, Jupiter

After a successful last season, the exciting partnership with the London Mozart Players continues with a side-by-side performance with the students of Royal Holloway. Rebecca Miller, the London Mozart Players and the Royal Holloway Chamber Orchestra present an evening featuring Mozart’s famous Symphony No. 41, Jupiter, Gabriela Lena Frank’s Concertino Cusqueño and showcasing a 2019 Royal Holloway Concerto Competition Winner, Robin Popplewell, in Saint-Saëns’ celebrated Cello Concerto No. 1 in A minor.

PGS Remembrance Concert

A special concert on the eve of Remembrance commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the D Day landings with a new piece composed by PGS pupils and staff.  Also featuring Lux Perpetua by Jonathan Willcocks, On the Banks of Green Willow by Butterworth, concerto movements for Marimba (by Paul Creston), Piano (by Mozart and Shostakovich) and Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man.  Portsmouth Grammar School Chamber Choir, Brass, Chamber Orchestra, Community Choir, Middle School Singers, PGS Junior Choir, Castle Primary School, the London Mozart Players – conducted by Jonathan Willcocks.

Haydn – The Creation

Haydn – The Creation

Academy Choir
London Mozart Players
Matthew Best conductor
Kate Royal soprano
Benjamin Hulett tenor
Jonathan Lemalu bass

 

Haydn is at his most imaginative – beginning with an extraordinary musical representation of Chaos, with each new episode of creation depicted with lavish tone painting. This performance in Sacred Heart will explore the spatial qualities of this extraordinary work.

Piano Explored – Mendelssohn 

Howard Shelley – piano
London Mozart Players

Mendelssohn – Piano Concerto No. 2 in D minor Op. 40

The 2019/20 London Mozart Players’ Piano Explored lunchtime series celebrates the 70th birthday of its Conductor Laureate Howard Shelley, and the season features five of Howard’s favourite piano concertos, including some lesser-known yet glorious treasures. These popular lunchtime concerts pair Howard’s illuminating deconstructions with a full performance of the work by the London Mozart Players alongside Howard at the piano. It’s the perfect way to spend a lunch hour!!

Mendelssohn’s Second Piano Concerto was composed for, and premiered at, the 1837 Birmingham Festival with the composer himself at the piano. Hugely acclaimed, the concerto is packed with Mendelssohn’s trademark dramatic themes, breathless energy and heart-melting moments of reflective calm. Above all, it showcases the virtuosic possibilities of the piano to its fullest and, in Howard Shelley’s hands, the concerto becomes a veritable tour de force. This is a wonderful opportunity to hear one of the great interpreters of early Romantic piano music.

‘Dazzling, but controlled, virtuosity was as much a mark of this excellent reading as the great emotional depth and richness of Shelley’s playing’ Daily Telegraph

The Mozart Memorial Prize Winner’s Concert

London Mozart Players 

Howard Shelley conductor 

Jinah Shim Piano 

Mozart Eine kleine Nachtmusic, K.525
Mozart Piano Concerto No.21 in C major, K.467
Mozart  Symphony No.41 in C major, K.551 ‘Jupiter’

 

In a major new partnership with The Kent International Piano Courses (KIPC), the acclaimed London Mozart Players return to Tonbridge School to perform The Mozart Memorial Prize winner’s concert, under the baton of distinguished pianist and conductor Howard Shelley OBE.  

Outstanding young pianist Jinah Shim, winner of the KIPC 2019 Mozart Memorial Prize, will perform Mozart’s ravishing Piano Concerto No. 21 (the andante from which is perhaps better known as the Elvira Madigan theme) in a celebratory programme of Mozart favourites that marks the LMP’s 70th  anniversary. 

Tickets £5-£15

Kidbrooke Park Music Festival

Mozart Symphony No. 29, 1st mvt.

Tchaikovsky Souvenir de Florence, 3rd mvt.

Piazzolla Oblivion

Piazzolla Libertango

Tchaikovsky Nocturne for cello and orchestra

Haydn Symphony No. 44, (mvt. from)

Bach B minor suite for flute and strings

Mozart Symphony No. 29, 4th mvt.

Moore Take Time

 

Simon Blendis leader

 

With the Ashdown Music Festival coming to a close in 2018, the new Kidbrooke Park Music Festival 2019 will continue to celebrate the beauty and excitement of classical music in a weekend of fantastic events.
26th and 27th October 2019 will see first-class performers coming to Forest Row, including the internationally renowned London Mozart Players.

The Kidbrooke Park Music Festival will delight audiences, as well as inspire children of all ages through its program of participation.

The LMP is making a return visit to Forest Row where it will perform a programme of much loved favourites as part of the Kidbrooke Park Music Festival. Mozart, Bach Tchaikovsky and Piazzolla will be followed by Jeff Moore’s brilliant Take Time.

Verdi’s Requiem with The Croydon Philharmonic Choir

Verdi – Requiem

The Croydon Philharmonic Choir returns to Fairfield Halls with a performance of Verdi’s Requiem, one of the most dramatic and sumptuous works in the entire choral canon. The Croydon Philharmonic Choir is Croydon’s largest and longest-established classical choir – it was founded in 1914 – and the Verdi Requiem will see it at its very best.

With guest singers from other choirs, it will be over 100 strong on the night, with the further bonus of performing with the  London Mozart Players, restored to their own home venue once more. Music director David Gibson will be conducting choir and orchestra, and top-flight soloists will include the brilliant soprano Erica Eloff, one of the choir’s vice-presidents. It promises to be a wonderful celebratory occasion – not to be missed!

 

 

FREE CONCERT – LMP Storytime for under 5’s

Sebastian Comberti Cello

Margaret Archibald Clarinet

Martin Grainger Horn

A treat for the youngest music-lovers! Children are invited to join members of the LMP as they explore the different sections that make up an orchestra. They’ll learn about the instruments in the woodwind, brass and string sections and share in the joy and fun of inclusive music-making as they are taken on an interactive musical journey, featuring their favourite animals and nursery rhymes.

There will be two performances at 12.00pm & 2.00pm.