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Mozart in Croydon

The London Mozart Players celebrate their 70th anniversary with a gala concert at the newly restored Fairfield Halls in Croydon featuring music by Prokofiev, Beethoven and Mozart.

The London Mozart Players celebrate their seventieth birthday with a gala concert at the newly refurbished Fairfield Halls. Newly refurbished and re-named the Phoenix Hall, the auditorium in Croydon has what many people consider one of the finest acoustics in the UK. After the three-year renovation, Britain's oldest chamber orchestra is back in its home and re-unites with four of its former conductors in this celebratory event. The concert includes a specially commissioned fanfare and the sensational brilliant soprano Elizabeth Watts joins them for arias by Mozart himself. [Programme page picture credit - The Town That Love Built]

Presented by Ian Skelly.

Prokofiev: Symphony No. 1 in D major, 'Classical'
Howard Shelley (conductor)

Mozart: Zeffiretti lusinghieri, Ilia's aria from Idomeneo, rè di Creta K.366
Mozart: Concert Aria, Ch’io mi scordi di te,” K.505
Elizabeth Watts (soprano), Howard Shelley (piano), Jane Glover (conductor)

Alex Woolf: "Fairfield Fanfare" (New commission)
Hilary Davan Wetton (conductor)

approx 8.10 pm
INTERVAL: Mozart's Sinfonia concertante in a recording made in 1953 by the London Mozart Players and their founder, Harry Blech.

approx 8.20pm
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A major
Gérard Korsten (conductor)

[Concert recorded on 18 September.]

18 days left to listen

2 hours, 28 minutes

Music Played

  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Symphony No. 1 in D major Op 25 (Classical)

    Orchestra: London Mozart Players. Conductor: Howard Shelley.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Zeffiretti lusinghieri from 'Idomeneo'

    Singer: Elizabeth Watts. Orchestra: London Mozart Players. Conductor: Jane Glover.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Ch'io mi scordi di te? - recitative and rondo K.505

    Singer: Elizabeth Watts. Orchestra: London Mozart Players. Conductor: Jane Glover.
  • Alex Woolf

    Fairfield Fanfare

    Orchestra: London Mozart Players. Conductor: Hilary Davan Wetton.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Sinfonia Concertante in E flat major K.364 for Violin, Viola and Orchestra

    Performer: Norbert Brainin. Performer: Peter Schidlof. Orchestra: London Mozart Players. Conductor: Harry Blech.
    • TESTAMENT.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony No. 7 in A major Op 92

    Orchestra: London Mozart Players. Conductor: Gérard Korsten.
  • William Alwyn

    String Quartet No.2 'Spring Waters'

    Performer: Maggini Quartet.
  • William Alwyn

    Miss Julie Suite

    Performer: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: David Lloyd-Jones.

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