Alexander Armstrong narrates Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf, to bring ‘At Home with LMP’ lockdown series to a stylish close.
After 90 days of broadcasting an amazing array of unique daily musical content during the Covid-19 lockdown, London Mozart Players brings ‘At Home with LMP’ series to a close with a flourish. Singer, actor and presenter Alexander Armstrong narrates the story of Peter and the Wolf in a brand-new film, with Prokofiev’s score performed by the musicians from the London Mozart Players – all playing and filming the various parts separately in their homes during lockdown, and the recordings painstakingly produced and mixed by conductors Timothy Henty and Benjamin Pope. Tim Henty, who has twice conducted ‘Classic FM Live’ concerts at the Royal Albert Hall, has also directed the film. The various roles (human and otherwise) have been performed by a cast of LMP family, friends … and pets! The film also features brand new illustrations by Kirin Eldridge, animated by Cat Fuller. It is the perfect finale to an incredible series!
Alexander Armstrong kindly donated his time, energy and considerable enthusiasm to the project in support of the orchestra. He commented: ‘I was delighted to be asked to narrate Peter and the Wolf for LMP, it is one of the best ways to introduce young people to classical music, and what has been achieved in splendid isolation is something of a miracle. Hats off to LMP for the incredible ‘At Home with LMP’ initiative, it has brought a lot of comfort to many people during a very difficult time’.
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This is the last in the ‘At Home with LMP’ series, which has delivered unique content every day in lockdown. Follow the link below for more info on At Home with LMP.