Get to know classical music with the London Mozart Players at Fairfield Halls, Croydon
Ever wondered why the conductor in a classical performance waves his arms around so much? Or how classical musicians warm up for a big gig? Now is your chance to find out.
The London Mozart Players (LMP) are launching a brand new informal concert format for Autumn 2013.
They are running two brand new bite-size concerts to accompany its main concert series to introduce people to the world of classical music.
The concerts, called GET IN to Classical Music, have been designed to build a younger and more diverse audience in the borough as the LMP look to tackle common perceptions of classical music.
Conducted by Classic FM presenter and LMP associate conductor Hilary Davan Wetton these hour long sessions will try and get the audience into the heads of a symphony orchestra.
The first session, tonight, looks at one of Mozart’s most famous symphonies and the next one on October 22 looks at Vaughan Williams’ music.
Simon Funnell, managing director of the LMP, says he is looking forward to the shows.
He says: "We want to break down the barriers to getting into music with interactivity and a more relaxed informal atmosphere.
"The idea is that the concerts give a flavour of a classical concert along with the opportunity to experience the music in a fun, yet informative way.
"I do think if people come to our Get In concerts, they will definitely learn something and also be able to connect with the music on a different and perhaps more intimate level."
He adds: "The experience will be friendly and in a great setting, but people can also mingle with the musicians afterwards and it will be a lovely evening where everyone is welcome.
"Once people experience just how exciting, thought-provoking, moving and dynamic classical music can be, I feel sure that it will change people’s ideas about classical music."
GET IN to classical music with the LMP, Fairfield Halls, Park Lane, September 25 and October 22, 6.30pm, £10, got to lmp.org for more information, for tickets call 020 8688 9291 or visit Fairfield.co.uk.
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