Sheffield City Hall – LMP & Howard Shelley

The distinguished pianist and conductor Howard Shelley makes a welcome return to Sheffield City Hall with the equally distinguished London Mozart Players. Shelley is soloist in Mozart’s subtle and intimate G Major Concerto and later conducts the same composer’s intensely dark and dramatic Symphony No. 40. Hearing this work is always a deeply rewarding and cathartic experience. Britten’s ‘Simple’ Symphony is based on themes the composer wrote between the ages of nine and twelve. With four movements titled ‘Boisterous’ ‘Bourrée’, ‘Playful Pizzicato’, ‘Sentimental Sarabande’ and ‘Frolicsome Finale’, it is huge fun for players and audiences alike! Elgar’s nostalgic Serenade is another masterly work for string orchestra and one of which its composer and his audiences always remained particularly fond.

Britten Simple Symphony

Mozart Piano Concerto No.17 in G

Interval

Elgar Serenade for Strings

Mozart Symphony No. 40 in G minor

 

Grayshott Concerts: Let our young musicians shine!

If you’ve ever struggled to master a musical instrument, spare a moment for the thousands of children who would love to perform with a professional orchestra. And now they can!

Grayshott Concerts, in partnership with Hampshire Music Service, are inviting up to 40 of the district’s most promising young string players (grades 2-8) to Grayshott on 18th February for a musical workshop and evening concert with the illustrious London Mozart Players.

“Applications are flooding in,” says artistic director Vivien Harrison, “so we’re preparing for a very exciting and inspiring day.”

To prove the popularity of the event, local supporters have been invited to ‘Sponsor a Young Musician’ by donating £50 for each youngster to raise funds to cover the staging costs.
“The response has been astonishing,” says organiser Peter Harrison. “We’ve never tried anything as challenging as this before but we’re well on the way to reaching our target.”

The day will be spent in a morning workshop in small groups with professional players from London Mozart Players followed by an afternoon rehearsal preparing for the evening performance starting at 7.00pm.

For the first time ever, tickets for the evening concert are FREE (with a retiring collection) and are ONLY available on-line from 15th January direct from the organisers at www.grayshottconcerts.co.uk.

If you’d like more information about “How to Sponsor a Young Musician?” – ring Peter Harrison, Secretary Grayshott Concerts on 01428 606666

Mozart Explored

Mozart Piano Concerto No. 26 in D, K537
 
Howard Shelley pianist-conductor
London Mozart Players
 
Mozart Explored is a series that aims to unearth and explore both Mozart’s best-loved and lesser-known piano concertos. With short illustrated introductions to the concerto from Howard Shelley as well as a full performance of the work, these concerts offer listeners a unique and personal insight into understanding the characteristics of Mozart’s compositional style.

For this concert, Howard Shelley presents a live analysis of Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 26. Completed in 1788, Mozart’s performance of the work at the Coronation of Leopold II as Holy Roman Emperor in October 1790 in Frankfurt gave this work its nickname. This is considered unique among the 27 (though some may argue 28), critics have suggested this work is looking towards a more romantic style of writing due to the stylistic experimentation and looser harmonic structure than earlier works.

 

Kozeluch: Piano Concertos — Reviews

Howard Shelley & London Mozart Players

Mozart: Piano Concertos K453 & K595

Prior to each concerto, Conductor Laureate Howard Shelley, will give an informal and engaging introduction, illustrating from the keyboard, with assistance from the orchestra while giving his personal insights into the works.

The Portsmouth Grammar School Chamber Music Concert with LMP Brass

The players of the LMP Brass Ensemble join the talented musicians of The Portsmouth Grammar School for a Brass extravaganza featuring new works and old favourites, in the beautiful setting of St Thomas’s Cathedral.

An LMP Weekend at the Grand Hotel Eastbourne

The London Mozart Players’ weekend at the Grand Hotel is now a permanent and popular fixture in the hotel’s calendar.  The 2017 weekend, the fifteenth year of the event, showcases the talents of the London Mozart Players Chamber Ensemble with a colourful and varied programme of perennial favourties and less oft heard chamber works.

Weekend Programme:

Friday 3rd February 2017
Welcome drinks reception in the Drawing Room at 5.30pm

At 6.30pm, Concert 1 in the Compton Room.

MOZART         Clarinet Quartet in B flat major, K378 (K317d)
NIELSEN          Serenata in vano, CNW 69
DEVIENNE       Bassoon Quartet in F major, Op 73, No 2
BEETHOVEN    Septet in E-flat major, Op.20

After the concert, dinner with wine will be served in the Garden Restaurant, with the LMP’s musicians in attendance.  Dancing to the sound of the Simon Goodwin Band in the Chatsworth Room.

Saturday 4th February 2017
In the morning, after a hearty breakfast the LMP Chamber Ensemble give an illustrated talk let by Sebastian Comberti on Schoenberg’s incredible Verklarte Nacht.

During the Afternoon, tea and pastries will be served while Shelley van Loen and the Palm Court Strings play by the Great Hall Fire.  There is also an opportunity to join the musicians for an open rehearsal as they prepare for the evening’s concert.

At 6.30pm, Concert 2 in the Compton Room (includes a complimentary glass of wine during a short interval).

MOZART            Diveertimento in D, K136
SCHOENBERG     Verklarte Nacht, Op.4
TCHAIKOVSKY    Souvenir de Florence, Op.70

After the concert, dinner with wine will be served in the Garden Restaurant with the LMP’s musicians in attendance.  Dancing to the sound of the Simon Goodwin Band in the Chatsworth Room.

Sunday 5th February 2017
After breakfast take advantage of your membership of the Health Club and Spa before departing

The weekend includes:
Two nights’ accommodation with full English Breakfast.  Dinner with wine, entertainment as detailed and VAT.  Temporary membership of the Health Club and Spa.

For more information and booking, please call The Grand Hotel Reservations Team on 01323 412345

Lunchtime Recital with Howard Shelley

Programme to include Mozart Piano Concerto No 12 and Hummel Concertino in G, op 73.

LMP at Bryanston School

The LMP strings are delighted to be joining students of Bryanston school for an exciting side-by-side performance of Britten’s Simple Symphony, plus a varied programme of musical classics from the Baroque to modern Romantic era.

MENDELSSOHN String Symphony No.2

BACH Double Concerto in D minor

BOCCHERINI Night Music of Madrid

ELGAR Serenade for strings

ARNOLD Concerto for 2 violins

BRITTEN Simple Symphony

Violin solos – Ruth Rogers & Victoria Sayles

London Mozart Players Sextet with The Bedford Music Club

Mozart Divertimento in D K136
Schoenberg Verklärte Nacht
Tchaikovsky Souvenir de Florence Op.70

The London Mozart Players perform a programme of Mozart and Tchaikovsky with the Bedford Music Club.

Mozart Explored

Mozart Piano Concerto No.16 in D, K451
 
Howard Shelley pianist-conductor
London Mozart Players
 
Mozart Explored is a series that aims to unearth and explore both Mozart’s best-loved and lesser-known piano concertos. With short illustrated introductions to the concerto from Howard Shelley as well as a full performance of the work, these concerts offer listeners a unique and personal insight into understanding the characteristics of Mozart’s compositional style.

The last of three concerti written in quick succession for his own use, this work demands great technical prowess of the soloist. Exuberant trumpet and timpani parts as Mozart hail a more confident style of concerto writing.

 

Royal Holloway in Concert with LMP

Royal Holloway, University of London has a tradition of inspiring musical excellence spanning over 100 years. The campus community in Surrey is home to one of the UK’s top university music departments with students, staff and alumni regularly performing across the world.

The Choir of Royal Holloway is considered one of the finest mixed-voice collegiate choirs in the country. The 24 choral scholars that constitute the chapel choir undertake a busy schedule of services, concerts and tours, under the supervision of Director of Choral Music, Rupert Gough.

In their debut performance together at St John’s Smith Square these ensembles unite, alongside countertenor Tim Travers-Brown, to showcase the diversity of Mozart’s orchestral and choral music.

MENDELSSOHN Overture to ‘The Hebrides’
MOZART Arias from Mitridate
MOZART Coronation Mass in C K317
MOZART Selections from Symphony No. 40 in G minor K550
BEETHOVEN Selections from Symphony No. 4

ROYAL HOLLOWAY CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
CHOIR OF ROYAL HOLLOWAY
LONDON MOZART PLAYERS
Tim Travers-Brown COUNTERTENOR
Rebecca Miller CONDUCTOR
Rupert Gough CONDUCTOR

London Mozart Players Chamber Ensemble

Mozart Divertimento in D K136
Schoenberg Verklärte Nacht
Tchaikovsky Souvenir de Florence Op.70
 

Simon Callaghan Artistic Director

 
Founded in the 1880s, the Conway Hall Sunday Concerts chamber music concert series is the longest-running of its kind in Europe. Conway Hall was purpose-built in 1929 to host concerts and lectures, and they have continued here until the present day. The ethos of “affordable classical music for all” still remains.

50 tickets to this concert for those aged 8 – 25 are kindly subsidised by the CAVATINA Chamber Music Trust. These are allocated on a first-come first-served basis.

 

A Christmas Carol

Corelli Christmas Concerto
Vivaldi Winter from the Four Seasons
Peter Longworth Tu Scendi Dalle Stele (NEW COMMISSION – a fantasia on a Neopolitan carol)
Howard Blake Walking in the Air
Leroy Anderson Sleigh Ride

Carols written and performed by local schools & A selection of Christmas melodies performed by the Central Band of the Royal British Legion including Winter Wonderland & White Christmas

 

The London Mozart Players present a Christmas extravaganza concert at their new home St John the Evangelist – Upper Norwood. Suitable for the whole family, join the orchestra in the countdown to Christmas for an evening of carols, choirs and Christmas commissions – all topped off with mulled wine and festive treats from The Crystal Palace Food Market. The LMP will be joined on stage by the Central Band of The Royal British Legion, local choirs and schools for a programme that will get you counting down the days until Christmas. Bring along friends and family, your santa hats and plenty of festive cheer!

This concert is being held in aid of Barnardo’s, who are celebrating their 150 year anniversary. All profits generated from this concert will go towards Barnardo’s and The Triangle, its centre in Upper Norwood, which was developed to appeal to all local families while also supporting the most vulnerable children and young people in the area.

TICKETS
Adults £14 | Seniors £12 | Students £8 | Under 16’s £6 | Under 5’s go free

TICKETS TO THIS CONCERT ARE NOW SOLD OUT. There will not be any tickets available to purchase on the door.

Little Red Riding Hood

Paul Patterson Little Red Riding Hood

London Mozart Players
Rebecca Kenny narrator

Paul Patterson’s colourful setting of this classic fairytale, brought to life by musicians from the London Mozart Players and actress, Rebecca Kenny. Particularly suitable for those aged 5-10, but open to all!