LMP perform at St Pancras
London Mozart Players launch autumn season ‘Classical Club’ in partnership with Scala Radio9:40, 9th September 2020
London Mozart Players (LMP) have launched ‘Classical Club’, a series of concerts filmed in unusual venues in front of socially-distanced audiences and streamed online.
The series is a partnership with Scala Radio, who will promote the concerts by hosting live reads, interviews and exclusive content.
The concerts include symphonies by Prokofiev and Mendelssohn, and concertos from Beethoven, Strauss and Schumann. As well as performing in the LMP’s favourite concert halls (St John’s, Upper Norwood, Fairfield Halls, St John’s Smith Square), the group will perform in more unconventional settings including St Pancras Clock Tower, Freemasons’ Hall, the Great Conservatory Syon Park and the Royal Hospital Chelsea.
Concerto solos will be performed by emerging artists from the Young Classical Artists Trust (YCAT), as a way of beginning to repair the damage the pandemic has done to those just starting out in their careers.
All concerts will be ticketed (£12 each), with a season pass available for £60, and an early bird offer of £50 if booked before 10 October.
Julia Desbruslais, LMP executive director commented: ‘The LMP has a history of finding an opportunity in every situation, and the pandemic, which halted the world in its tracks, was no exception. From day one we began a roller-coaster ride of activity which kept our players playing, our audiences listening and new supporters swelling our ranks. Classical Club, our online digital series behind a paywall, is the natural development of this journey.
‘Digital content has to play a bigger part in the programming of classical music and in order to preserve the amazing arts scene we have in this country it has to be paid for. We are terrified and exhilarated at the same time, and feel that music lovers will want to support this initiative which brings them sublime music, professionally filmed in beautiful locations, beamed right into their homes. What’s more, they get the best seats in the house! We are particularly excited to be partnering with YCAT, giving young aspiring artists a platform at a time when young people are struggling to build a future.’