London Mozart Players champions arts and community in Croydon with #LMPOnTheMove tour

By - Thursday 25th May, 2017

The enterprising classical orchestra is using its time without its Fairfield base to engage with the community.

Photo by @FodenPhotography 2017, used with permission.

Release begins: It’s been 18 months since the orchestra bid farewell to its home at Fairfield Halls as the venue undergoes a long overdue renovation, yet the enterprising nature of London Mozart Players is roaring with life. Based in their new home at St John the Evangelist, deep within the Croydon community, ideas are fizzing, as this band of players is fostering a new methodology for world-class collaborative music-making.

This new, dynamic tour series sees the orchestra adopt an exciting mixed-funding model which includes funding from Arts Council England – their first award from the national body in four years – and Croydon Council, as well as a host of financial and in-kind support from local companies. Ever conscious of the need for a broad range of income streams, the ensemble has developed relationships with many of the established businesses in the area including developer Regent Land – a leading member of Develop Croydon, a CIC forum promoting the regeneration of the area – and 70 year old electronics manufacturer Centronic employ over 120 people across Croydon.

The tour opened last week to an enraptured audience at Matthews Yard, with a world premiere from Kanye West and Placebo collaborator Fiona Brice, and then a rooftop film screening by the Lost Format Society of Charlie Chaplin’s The Gold Rush with live soundtrack provided by none other than London Mozart Players.

Next week the orchestra is providing half-term fun for families with their sell-out performances of Roald Dahl’s Little Red Riding Hood. The orchestra’s partnership with Carillion and Croydon’s Central Library includes a pre-performance arts and crafts workshop where the children can make their own masks for the story, whilst the set design has been facilitated by the local St. Nicholas’ School for special education needs.

This new tour is a wonderful showcase of how the orchestra is engaging with the community and championing arts in Croydon.

Release ends.

Release sender: WildKat PR



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