PRESIDENT John Williams OBE

PATRONS Frankie Armstrong * Michael Berkeley * Wissam Boustany * Martyn Brabbins * Billy Bragg * Phil Collins * Sir Mark Elder * Bryan Ferry CBE * Dame Jane Glover DBE * Julian Jacobson * Dame Emma Kirkby * Dame Cleo Laine * Ralph McTell * Colin Matthews OBE * Riccardo Muti * Michael Nyman CBE * Mary O'Hara * Sir Simon Rattle * Peggy Seeger * Roger Vignoles * Judith Weir CBE

PAST PATRONS Steuart Bedford OBE * Leonard Bernstein * Sir John Dankworth * Sir Colin Davis * Antal Dorati * Sir Charles Groves * Lynn Harrell * Emanuel Hurwitz * Kay Hurwitz * Nona Liddell * Ewan MacColl * Sir Neville Marriner * Sir Peter Maxwell Davies * Jessye Norman * Sir Peter Pears * William Pleeth * Bernard Roberts * Robert Simpson * Sir Georg Solti * Ronald Stevenson * Sir Michael Tippett * Paul Tortelier * Stan Tracey CBE


Musicians for Peace and Disarmament was founded in 1983. Originally known as MANA, Musicians Against Nuclear Arms, it was the brainchild of a group of musicians and music lovers who had the idea of organising concerts by professional musicians to raise funds for the peace movement. Since then it has donated over £75,000 to organisations within the peace movement. Over the years many leading conductors, soloists, orchestral players and chamber musicians have taken part in our regular concerts, and continue to do so, with everyone giving their services for free. At most of our concerts a speaker is invited to give a short address. As well as our musical activities we produce a quarterly newsletter. MPD's president is the distinguished guitarist John Williams and our patrons are all prominent and influential figures drawn from many different areas of the musical profession. Our new name, MPD, was adopted a few years back to reflect today's wider but still urgently relevant concerns for world peace. MPD is affiliated to CND and Network for Peace and membership is open to anyone with an interest in music and a desire to further the cause of peace.


Upcoming Concerts

Thursday 6th October 2022, 7:30pm

Zoom Event

Songs to Stir Action for Peace

Hosted by MPD Patron Frankie Armstrong, with performances by Frankie, Peggy Seeger (MPD Patron), Jim Woodland and Davies & Daughters. The concert also features The Commoners Choir brought together by Boff Whalley.


Book for free here: https://buytickets.at/mpd/759407
All proceeds donated to organisations in the peace movement.

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Saturday 22nd April, 2023

St Mary's Barnes, Church Road, SW13 9HL (In person event)

MPD Spring Concert for Peace

MPD Patron Julian Jacobson (piano), Tony Lamb (clarinet) and friends in a programme including the Quintets for Piano and Wind by Mozart and Beethoven.

Full details tbd

Thursday 25th May, 2023

St James's Piccadilly, 197 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9LL (In person event)

Orchestral Concert conducted by MPD Patron Jane Glover DBE

Programme
Prokofiev Symphony No.1 ("Classical")
Mozart Flute Concerto in D (soloist MPD Patron Wissam Boustany)
Haydn Symphony No.103 in E flat

Booking details tbd