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Watch London Mozart Players’ exclusive post-lockdown concerts for Classic FM

22 July 2020, 16:35 | Updated: 22 July 2020, 16:36

‘LMP Live!’ sees the London Mozart Players coming together in three socially-distanced chamber orchestra concerts – for the first time since coronavirus lockdown. The next is Vivaldi’s ‘Four Seasons’ performed by soloist Jennifer Pike.

London Mozart Players (LMP) is partnering with Classic FM to broadcast three special live concerts.

The concerts, which we will be Premiering on our Facebook Page and YouTube Channel from tonight, will see the chamber orchestra performing together for the first time since the UK went into lockdown in response to the coronavirus pandemic back in March.

The orchestra last performed in public on Friday 13 March, and this series will celebrate LMP musicians coming back together after twelve weeks with three socially-distanced concerts in unusual locations that celebrate the UK coming out of lockdown.

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London Mozart Players performs at Westfield London, Shepherd’s Bush
London Mozart Players performs at Westfield London, Shepherd’s Bush. Picture: Nick Rutter

The first concert took place at Westfield London, Shepherd’s Bush to mark the first day of trading. The second, on 4 July, will be broadcast from St Giles Cripplegate Church in London to mark the re-opening of churches to congregations, and the third will be based at Mansfield College, Oxford, with a nod to the last official day of home-schooling at the end of July.

Violinist Tasmin Little joined the orchestra for the 4 July concert at St Giles Cripplegate and performed Vaughan WilliamsThe Lark Ascending, the Classic FM Hall of Fame chart topper which was premiered 100 years ago in 2020.

Violinist Jennifer Pike will be performing Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons at the Mansfield College, Oxford concert – more details below.

London Mozart Players partners with Classic FM for post-lockown concert series
London Mozart Players partners with Classic FM for post-lockown concert series. Picture: Kevin Day

Full programme of London Mozart Players and Classic FM’s ‘LMP Live!’ partnership

1. 7pm BST, Monday 15 June: performed at Westfield London, Shepherd’s Bush (watch below)
Mozart: Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
Elgar: Chanson de Matin
Skalka & Stahl: Dobra Dobra
Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings
Directed by Simon Blendis
Watch via Classic FM’s Facebook Page or YouTube Channel below.

2. 7pm BST, Saturday 4 July: performed at St Giles Cripplegate Church in London (watch below)
Grieg: Holberg Suite
Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending (soloist Tasmin Little)
Copland: Hoedown
Directed by Ruth Rogers
Watch via Classic FM’s Facebook Page or YouTube Channel below.

3. 7pm BST, Wednesday 22 July: performed at Mansfield College, Oxford
Vivaldi: The Four Seasons (soloist Jennifer Pike)
Directed by Simon Blendis
Watch via Classic FM’s Facebook Page or YouTube Channel below.

Where can I watch ‘LMP Live!’, Classic FM and London Mozart Players’ online concert series?

Watch ‘LMP Live!’ at 7pm BST on Classic FM’s Facebook Page or YouTube Channel on each of the dates above. If you miss the concert premiere, you can visit either page after the event to watch it ‘on demand’ indefinitely.

London Mozart Players will also be showcasing highlights from each event on their own social media channels, at least 24 hours after each Premiere. Visit londonmozartplayers.com to find out more.

Each video is recorded and produced by Alexander Barnes at Apple and Biscuit Recordings.

Like many organisations, London Mozart Players has been greatly impacted by the cancellation of concerts, with audience-attended events not expected to resume until 2021. To make a donation to the LMP’s COVID-19 SOS Appeal, visit donate.londonmozartplayers.com/donate.