Plat­form 21 for the Lon­don Mozart spe­cial

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Why mark just the one an­niver­sary when you can cel­e­brate two at the same time? To launch their 70th sea­son at the be­gin­ning of Oc­to­ber, the Lon­don Mozart Play­ers de­cided to bring a lit­tle mu­sic to Lon­don’s St Pan­cras Sta­tion, which it­self turned 150 years old the same month. For this no­table joint oc­ca­sion, the LMP in­vited pi­anist and con­duc­tor Howard Shel­ley to join them for Mozart’s (who else?) Pi­ano Con­certo No. 21 – Shel­ley was play­ing the ‘El­ton John’ Pi­ano, so-named af­ter the rock leg­end played it and then do­nated it to the sta­tion two years ago. An ap­pre­cia­tive au­di­ence gath­ered for the per­for­mance which, in some­thing of a rar­ity at a Bri­tish sta­tion, ran smoothly and on time.

Clas­si­cally trained: the Lon­don Mozart Play­ers at St Pan­cras

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