Wednesday, 13 May 2020

The Grounded Conductor: Timothy Henty on At Home with LMP

Timothy Henty (Photo Valters Pelns)
Timothy Henty (Photo Valters Pelns)
As the London Mozart Player's digital programme, At Home with LMP continues they are being joined by conductor Timothy Henty for a four-part web series, The Grounded Conductor (pun intended I presume), about the issues facing a conductor in today’s world with guests ranging from Sir Antonio Pappano (music director of the Royal Opera House) and soprano Dame Felicity Lott, to jazz singer Clair Martin OBE, Broadway star Kim Criswell and German singer-songwriter Max Mutzke.

The first episode, today 13 May 2020, focuses on what it means to work as a conductor in a theatre, collaborating with stage managers, directors and choreographers. The film includes interviews with Sir Antonio Pappano, Scottish Ballet Director Chris Hampson, Director of the Copenhagen Opera Festival Amy Lane and Cal McCrystal, who directed Gilbert & Sullivan's Iolanthe for English National Opera which was conducted by Henty [see my review].

The idea for the series arose after Henty made a film for At Home with LMP explaining how to sync up a live orchestra with a film rolling in the background. Henty began his relationship with the LMP in 2019, when he made his debut with them at the newly refurbished Fairfield Halls in Croydon, conducting Howard Blake’s score for The Snowman live-to-picture.

Further details from the London Mozart Players' website.

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