London Mozart Players return to Fairfield Halls as Resident Orchestra10:26, 11th July 2019
The London Mozart Players will return home to Croydon’s Fairfield Halls as Resident Orchestra in September this year, when the venue will reopen after a three-year closure for refurbishment.
Marking the orchestra’s 70th birthday year and its 30th year as Croydon’s Resident Orchestra, the LMP’s homecoming will be celebrated with a gala classical concert in the Phoenix Concert Hall on Wednesday 18 September at 7.30pm.
The concert will be broadcast on Radio 3 and will include special guest conductors who have been closely associated with the orchestra during its longstanding career: Hillary Davan Wetton, Jane Glover, Gerard Korsten and Howard Shelley. Prokofiev’s Classical Symphony, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 and a selection of Mozart arias with soprano Louise Alder will be performed alongside ‘Fairfield Fanfare’ – a new commission from BBC Young Composer 2012 Alex Woolf.
Fairfield’s new season will feature concerts with music from across the classical spectrum, with highlights to include performances from guest soloists such as Sheku Kanneh-Mason, Craig Ogden and Jess Gillam.
Julia Desbruslais, executive director of LMP said: ‘Fairfield Halls is a magnificent venue and we are delighted to be returning home. The three years away during its refurbishment has been an extraordinary time of development for the orchestra, and has really connected us to this community. We look forward to welcoming everyone back to the magnificent Phoenix Concert Hall for a truly exciting programme of concerts!’
Further information about the opening concert can be found here.