LMP’s first UK chamber orchestra performances since Covid-19 struck

LMP Live! – London Mozart Players plan first UK chamber orchestra performances together since Covid-19 struck

  • ‘LMP Live!’ – a series of three socially distanced classical music concerts in summer 2020
  • LMP will be one of, if not THE first UK chamber orchestras to reunite to perform together as lockdown eases
  • Concerts will be London Mozart Players’ first performances together since Friday 13 March
  • Celebrated soloists Tasmin Little and Jennifer Pike will perform alongside LMP
  • Concerts to be filmed as live and streamed as free to view Facebook and YouTube Premieres in partnership with Classic FM, the UK’s most popular classical music station
  • Venues: Westfield London, Shepherd’s Bush; the Church of St Giles, Cripplegate (City of London); Mansfield College, Oxford
  • Programme to reflect core LMP repertoire including favourites Mozart: Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending, Vivaldi: The Four Seasons
  • LMP was the first orchestra to deliver daily unique content with their ‘At Home with LMP’ series, which went live on 23rd March – lockdown day itself

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Oxford Lieder Festival – 10-17 October 2020


Sholto Kynoch, Artistic Director of Oxford Lieder Festival


The Oxford Lieder Festival will go ahead this October, with a bold programme and trailblazing approach to the challenges currently facing the classical music industry. Over eight days and 35 events, the Festival will be fully live, ticketed, and presented from special venues in and around Oxford, completely online. With a roster of internationally renowned artists and the pick of the new generation, Oxford Lieder continues as a pioneering and innovative champion of the art of song, and addresses the difficult issue of paid online classical music head-on with a new, sustainable model.

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A breath of fresh air: Opera Holland Park announces 2021 season

Opera Holland Park 2021 Opera Holland Park’s 2021 season with resident orchestra City of London Sinfonia will open on 1 June with new productions of Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro, Janácek’s The Cunning Little Vixen and Mascagni’s L’amico Fritz, and a revival of the company’s celebrated 2018 staging of Verdi’s La traviata. Casts and performance dates will be announced in … Read more

Grange Park Opera’s 2020 Found Season – 4 June to 12 July

Was Lost, Now FoundGrange Park Opera, Surrey, launches new summer season June/July 2020

15 performances free to view online

Superstars Sir Bryn Terfel and Sir Simon Keenlyside give concerts from their homes in Wales and tenor Joseph Calleja sings from the island of Malta

Eight new performances take place inside the Theatre in the Woods

ENB dancers amongst more than 70 artists taking part

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2020 Salzburg Festival – 1 to 30 August

Helga Rabl-Stadler, Markus Hinterhäuser & Lukas Crepaz (c) SF/Lydia Gorges

The Salzburg Festival’s directorate – President Helga Rabl-Stadler, Artistic Director Markus Hinterhäuser and Executive Director Lukas Crepaz – comments on initial announcements by Vice Chancellor Werner Kogler and Federal Minister Rudolf Anschober, according to which regulations for cultural events are to be gradually loosened in significant ways from June onwards. According to their statements, in August events with up to 1,000 audience members may be possible if the presenter in question presents an adequate security concept. The Salzburg Festival is pleased that after long weeks without live events, this means that artists can once again invite their audiences to experience art together.

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The Singapore Symphony in 2020-2021

The Singapore Symphony’s new season

Hans Graf © Singapore Symphony/Bryan van der Beek

The Singapore Symphony recently announced its upcoming season, the first under the baton of Hans Graf, the new Chief Conductor. Appointed to the post in July 2019, the Austrian conductor will open the season on 2 July 2020 at the Victoria Concert Hall with the world premiere of 承 Flow, a SSO commission by Singaporean composer Zechariah Goh; Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto No.1 in A minor with violinist Karen Gomyo; and Beethoven’s Symphony No.3 in E-flat major ‘Eroica’. This concert also launches the SSO’s year-long celebration of the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth.

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