LMP turns 70 years today!

An Early Christmas Gift…

The perfect stocking fillers – LMP Merchandise

£75k raised for our Birthday season

After  launching an appeal to raise £100,000 for our birthday year, we’ve already hit the £75k mark. We’d like to say a massive thank you to all those who have donated so far – your generosity has made this season of exciting concerts and projects possible.

 

Our 2018/19 Birthday season started with a dramatic opening, as LMP members arrived on the number 70 Routemaster bus for a concert performance on the concourse at St Pancras Intl featuring Howard Shelley. Our lunchtime concert series Piano Explored at St John’s Smith Square is now well underway with one more performance before Christmas – the next Piano Explored concert (Wednesday 12th Dec) will feature a performance of Mozart’s ravishing Sinfonia Concertante by Leader Simon Blendis and Principal Viola Judith Busbridge. We’ve also performed at our resident venue St John the Evangelist with Radu Kis (teenage finalist of Hungary’s prestigious Virtuosos 2017 classical music competition) for our season launch, and film score aficionado & conductor Ben Palmer for Sounds of the Silver Screen. In December the orchestra will be performing twice at St John the Evangelist: Four Cellos – a free coffee concert on Saturday 1st December (made possible by the generous support of the LMP Friend’s network), and Deck the Halls – our Christmas extravaganza on Friday 14th December, a concert in aid of the charity Crisis.

 

For the full list of upcoming concerts, please visit our What’s On page. Alternatively, donate to our appeal and help us reach £100k by Christmas – Donations of any size are greatly appreciated!

 

Sounds of the Silver Screen – This Sunday!

A New Season of Concerts & a Website to Match

70th Birthday Appeal: 35k out of 100k raised in 2 weeks

To coincide with our 70th Birthday season launch, we launched an appeal to raise £100,000 to support the orchestra during its 70th anniversary season and beyond.

 

In just over two weeks,  we’ve already received generous donations from our friends and supporters amounting to 35% of our target. Donations during our 70th year will be instrumental in extending the reach of our education and community initiatives, and also allow us to embark on an exciting year of music making.

 

Find out more about our what’s on during our birthday season, or alternatively donate to our appeal and help us reach our target goal in record time – Donations of any size are greatly appreciated!

 

LMP free concert at St Pancras 25 September @ 3.30pm

If you are in London on the afternoon of Tuesday 25th September then do come along to St Pancras International Station at 3.30pm where London Mozart Players will be giving a FREE concert near the Eurostar Departure zone. We’ll be celebrating St Pancras’s 150th and the LMP’s 70th birthdays with a performance of Mozart’s Piano Concerto 21 in C K.467, with our Conductor Laureate Howard Shelley playing the station’s ‘Elton John’ Yamaha piano alongside the orchestra.

This is a joint promotion with Classic FM who will be livesteaming on their Facebook page.

Launch of LMP’s 70th anniversary series

The LMP has launched it’s 70th anniversary year with a wonderful concert at its home in Upper Norwood, the church of St John the Evangelist, featuring the UK debut of acclaimed young violinist Radu Kis. This is the first concert in a packed 2018/19 season that will see the UK’s longest established orchestra perform in some of London’s most prestigious concert halls such as St John’s Smith Square, the Southbank’s Queen Elizabeth Hall and Cadogan Hall. The LMP will also perform at a gala concert in June to mark the re-opening of Croydon’s Fairfield Halls, in the presence of their patron HRH The Earl of Wessex.  The orchestra will also perform a season at SJUN in Upper Norwood, and appear in concert halls and some  unusual venues around the country and abroad. All the concerts can be seen on the  70th Birthday page.

To mark the 70th birthday, the LMP will be using a brand new logo for the season.

LMP receive new ACE Catalyst grant

 

We are thrilled to announce that London Mozart Players (LMP) is the recipient of a Catalyst small grant from the Arts Council of England (ACE); these grants are designed to help create a more sustainable and resilient art and culture sector. This is the second grant LMP has had from ACE in the last 18 months and shows our strengthening relationship with this important funding body. This most recent grant will enable LMP to become more financially secure and widen the orchestra’s income streams.

LMP will be using the grant in three ways:

  • To help develop and promote our new Podium leadership and training programme for businesses.
  • To help create an annual fundraising event during our 70th birthday year in 2019 featuring LMP alumni and ambassadors including Simon Callow and Jane Glover.
  • To recruit new members to our Development Group – a group of committed supporters from the business community who act as ambassadors for LMP, recruiting new patrons, donors and businesses.

More information on the grants here.