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Event review: the London Mozart Players in Fiona Brice’s ‘Relationships’ at Matthews Yard, Friday 19th May

Posted on May 24th, by Katie Rose in Culture. No Comments

Orchestral manoeuvres in Matthews Yard

One of the unexpected and wonderful outcomes of the closure of Fairfield Halls is the relocation of the London Mozart Players (LMP) to St John the Evangelist church, Upper Norwood. The longest-established chamber orchestra in the UK, formed in 1949 by conductor Harry Blech, LMP has been resident at Fairfield Halls since 1989. Executive director Julia Desbruslais described the move to St John … Read More »

How young musician William Campbell makes Croydon proud

Posted on December 7th, by Katie Rose in Culture. 2 comments

Katie Rose interviews Young Citizen and musical prodigy, William Campbell

A cascade of chords played with powerful passion – William Campbell is practicing Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue. Only fourteen, he travels from his South Norwood home to perform at concerts internationally. Anna, his mother, asks him to play her favourite, Debussy’s ‘Prélude’ from Suite Bergamasque, as she begins his amazing story.

William is the … Read More »