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President Sir Simon Rattle

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The Liverpool Mozart Orchestra is a chamber orchestra whose members include music professionals in addition to experienced players from a wide range of occupational backgrounds. Founded in 1951, the LMO works with professional conductors and soloists – some well-established, many at an early stage in their career – and performs each concert after a short period of intense rehearsal. 

The orchestra is privileged to have played under many distinguished conductors, including Zubin Mehta, John Carewe, Gordon Mackie, Guy Woolfenden, Sian Edwards, Sir Charles Groves, Carl Davis, Charles Peebles, Garry Walker, Edward Warren, Mark Heron and its President, Sir Simon Rattle.  Local, national and international soloists have performed with the LMO, including Stephen Hough, Gina McCormack, Martin Roscoe and Peter Donohoe.

In recent years the orchestra has also been pleased to work with superb young performers from Chetham’s School of Music and the RNCM, including Jiafeng Chen, Alexandra Dariescu, and Callum Smart.

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Music for Merseyside

The LMO has been giving concerts on Merseyside since its foundation in 1951. It fills an important musical niche, while providing a platform for emerging and established professional soloists and conductors. It performs a wide range of music from the baroque, classical and contemporary repertoire, making a significant contribution to the rich cultural life of the Northwest.

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Please see our Box Office page for details of how to get your tickets. Tickets can also be bought on the door until sold out

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Our second concert of the season at Liverpool’s Capstone Theatre is on 11 February when we look forward to Elgar’s Cello Concerto with Manchester Camerata’s Hannah Roberts paired with Dvorak 8.


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With an eye to the future the LMO presents its Patron Scheme to help continue the promotion and encouragement of young performers

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We were so sorry to hear that Guy Woolfenden, conductor of the LMO for more than 20 years, passed away on 15 April.  A distinguished composer and conductor, Guy was for many years responsible for music at the RSC and in that time wrote scores for every Shakespeare play.


Photography by McCoy Wynne

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Guy Woolfenden OBE, 1937- 2016

For the story of African Caracal Shangaan and the music he inspired go to our Shangaan page where the parts can also be downloaded.