The London Mozart Players return to the newly-refurbished Fairfield Halls for a celebratory gala opening concert that marks their 70th birthday and their 30th year as Croydon’s resident orchestra.
After four years’ absence, classical music is back in the heart of Croydon. To celebrate the LMP’s return to Fairfield Halls, in this first classical concert the orchestra will perform a variety of adored works that showcase the talent within the UK’s longest established chamber orchestra. Prokofiev’s Classical Symphony, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 and an exquisite selection of Mozart arias with lyric soprano Louise Alder will be performed alongside an exciting new commission from young composer Alex Woolf, BBC Young Composer of the Year 2012, who was inspired to take up composition aged 11 after encountering an LMP outreach project in 2006.
Performing this incredible music under the batons of favourite LMP conductors including Howard Shelley, Jane Glover, Hilary Devan Wetton and Gerard Korsten, the orchestra will delight friends old and new with its flair and versatility as it looks forward to reacquainting itself with this magnificent, freshly minted venue.
PROKOFIEV Symphony No. 1 in D, Op. 25 ‘Classical’
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 7 in A, Op. 92
WOOLF New Commission, world premiere
Guest Conductors: Jane Glover, Gerard Korsten, Howard Shelley, Hilary Devan Wetton
|Wednesday - 18th September||7:30 PM||Book Now|
Designed as a scaled down version of the Royal Festival Hall, (both venues shared the same acoustic consultant, Hope Begenal), our Concert Hall is recognised internationally for its fantastic and bright acoustics and has “…some of the finest acoustics in Europe” as stated by renowned conductor Leopold Stokowski.
The Phoenix Concert Hall will once again play host to the London Mozart players as resident Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the English Chamber Orchestra.
Sir Simon Rattle said “The astonishingly brilliant musicians in London deserve to have a hall as good as Fairfield Halls in Croydon” and with this in mind we will open our Phoenix Piano Academy in September, training the next generation of pianists.
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