A very exciting opportunity has arisen for Croydon musicians and composers to work with the London Mozart Players. The selected artist/act will have their work orchestrated by the amazing Fiona Brice and perform at Croydon Pride 2019.
London Mozart Players (LMP) is a British chamber orchestra founded in 1949. The LMP is the longest-established chamber orchestra in the UK. ‘LMP on the Move‘ is a concert series held with the philosophy that classical music and performance is for everyone and not just for the concert hall. Each year the LMP have reached out directly into the Croydon community to demonstrate this, widening and diversifying their audiences and participants, and collaborating with numerous dynamic and exciting partners operating in the borough.
Highlights have included LMP’s 2017 debut at Boxpark where the string section supported up and coming producer/DJ ShiftK3Y. In 2018, Croydon Mela saw the strings bring an extra dimension to British Sri Lankan popstar Arjun’s set on the mainstage, an event that was repeated at Southall Park for the flagship Mela event. Central to both collaborations sits Fiona Brice, orchestrator, composer and performer, who’s impressive CV includes collaborations with artists such as Beyonce, Placebo and Ed Sheeran.
Croydon Pride is London’s second largest Pride Festival. Now in its fourth year, it has become firmly marked in South London’s LGBTQ+ calendar of events. The festival’s ethos is to provide a platform for every part of Croydon’s LGBT+ community to be visible, to raise awareness of LGBT+ issues and campaign for freedoms that will allow Croydon’s LGBT+ community to lead genuinely equal lives in the borough.
Applications are now open for Croydon musicians to submit their compositions or interpretations, which will then be orchestrated by Fiona Brice, rehearsed, and performed on the main stage at Croydon Pride to an audience of thousands. Your music doesn’t have to sit within the classical genre and you don’t have to be a professional musician. The aim is to platform and celebrate the best of Croydon’s emerging talent through this unique opportunity.
Solo artists/groups who:
1) are from Croydon
2) are performance-ready to embrace a high profile platform
3) are keen to collaborate with a world-class orchestra and a stellar orchestrator
And since Croydon Pride is a celebratory festival full of joy and positivity – ideally an artist/act with an uplifting vibe for the performance.
For further information or to apply, complete the application form HERE.