Thursday, 27 September 2018

The orchestra now arriving at Platform One is celebrating its 70th birthday

Howard Shelley and London Mozart Players performing at St Pancras Station
Howard Shelley and London Mozart Players performing at St Pancras Station
Music in railway stations tends to be of the random busker variety, with perhaps some charity carol singing at Christmas. But last Tuesday, 25 September 2018, commuters arriving at St Pancras Station were treated to a live performance by the London Mozart Players with pianist Howard Shelley on the iconic Elton John piano performing Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 21.

The chamber orchestra, the UK's longest established, is celebrating its 70th birthday and what better way to celebrate than to appear in London's most striking station. The event was live-streamed by Classic FM on its Facebook page (with the video being permanently accessible), and it had 50,000 views within 12 hours of the event.

The event is part of the station's ongoing calendar of events, including art and music experiences, so next time you are rushing to catch your train you never know whom you might hear.




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