LMP Launches its Classical Club!
In an innovative response to the pandemic the London Mozart Players is launching ‘Classical Club’, a wonderful series of classical music concerts filmed in unusual or iconic venues and streamed online via a password-protected broadcast platform. Classical Club is presented in partnership with Scala Radio, which will promote this exciting series to its growing audience of music lovers through live reads, interviews with the Club’s guest artists, and hosting exclusive content.
Classical Club’s eight-concert series includes symphonies by Prokofiev and Mendelssohn, concertos from Beethoven, Strauss and Schumann, quintets by Mozart and Weber, Walton’s Façade Suite and Stravinsky’s The Soldier’s Tale; while the youngest music lovers will love Paul Patterson’s engaging orchestration of Roald Dahl’s Little Red Riding Hood and The Three Little Pigs. It’s an eclectic mix that ensures there is something for everyone. As well as performing in the LMP’s favourite concert halls (St John’s Upper Norwood, Fairfield Halls Croydon, St John’s Smith Square), the concerts will be filmed in intriguing venues: St Pancras Clock Tower, Freemasons’ Hall, the Great Conservatory at Syon Park and the Royal Hospital Chelsea. Where possible, a limited socially-distancing audience will be able to attend.
Continuing an LMP tradition of supporting rising stars, the concerto solos will be performed by emerging talents from the Young Classical Artists Trust (YCAT). If Covid-19 has adversely affected musicians’ careers more than other artists, the damage done to those just starting out in the profession is perhaps worse, as there have been no concerts with which to hone their talent. LMP is delighted to introduce these brilliant young players to a new audience through Classical Club.
LMP’s Classical Club concerts will be ticketed. Individual concerts are priced at £12 (children’s concerts £5) with an eight-concert ‘Season Pass’ for £60, with an ‘early bird’ price of £50 if booked before 31 October. That’s per household, not per person. Concerts will be streamed weekly via the LMP website from 24 September, with the final concert on Sunday 15 November and all concerts available on demand thereafter until 1 December.