Saturday 10 February, 7:30pm
Mozart: The Mixtape
Imogen Cooper piano
Martin James Bartlett piano
Anna Prohaska soprano
Jonathan Bloxham conductor
Imagine this. The year is 1783 and you’re a fashionable Viennese aristocrat, so of course you’ve heard of Mozart, the 27-year-old genius lighting up music halls across the continent. He might even be your piano teacher. Someone tells you that he’s got something new planned, so you show up to the palace theatre in your newest ‘fit. As the concert starts, you note that the Emperor is in attendance – a good sign. If you could, you’d livetweet the whole thing.
Two hundred years later, you can! It’s LMP’s 75th birthday this year, so we’re recreating this iconic 1783 concert. It features many of Mozart’s greatest hits including the “Haffner” Symphony and Piano Concertos No.13 and No.5. Joined by soprano Anna Prohaska and pianists Imogen Cooper and Martin James Bartlett, we’ll transport you back to Vienna, 1783, for one night and one night only.
100 Faces of Croydon
Tied to this concert is 100 Faces of Croydon – a community-led photography and music project from London Mozart Players (LMP) which showcases the local people that make our borough special.
Over the last few weeks, 30 local photographers have taken portraits of 100 people in various locations around Croydon. Two photos of each ‘face’ have been taken; one black and white headshot and one coloured photo taken in an environment which symbolises what Croydon means to them.
The headshots will be revealed during this concert and then released in an online gallery. During this reveal, the 100 ‘faces’ will participate in a special musical performance.
100 Faces of Croydon is funded and supported by This is Croydon: The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan’s, London Borough of Culture.