A Child of Our Time - Edward Gardner conducts
Having opened the BBC Proms in 2017, Edward Gardner leads a stellar ensemble including multi award-winning violinist Hilary Hahn performing Mendelssohn’s much-loved Violin Concerto.
Then, four of Britain’s most celebrated singers join choir and orchestra to perform Tippett’s A Child of Our Time. Written as a response to the atrocities of World War Two, this extraordinary music recognises the power of oppression while ultimately offering a message of hope and reconciliation.
All proceeds from this gala performance go to the Refugee Council’s work with child refugees: unaccompanied children arriving in Britain having fled conflict, trafficking and persecution.
Join us for an evening of music, reflection and hope.
PerformersMembers of the London Philharmonic Orchestra
Edward Gardner conductor
Hilary Hahn violin
Sophie Bevan soprano
Alice Coote mezzo-soprano
Toby Spence tenor
Brindley Sherratt bass
London Philharmonic Choir
RepertoireMendelssohn: Violin Concerto
Michael Tippett: A Child of our Time
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Not advised for children under 7