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
RepertoireMendelssohn: Violin Concerto
Pre-concert Workshop & Performance
6 – 7pm; The Clore Ballroom, Level 2, Royal Festival Hall
Come and hear specially written works performed by the students of Play for Progress, join in a musical workshop and meet some of the program's outstanding pupils in this interactive and inclusive pre-concert event.
Play for Progress (PFP) is a London-based charity that delivers therapeutic and educational music programmes in association with the Refugee Council UK's Children's Section for unaccompanied child refugees and asylum seekers who have made it to the UK against all odds.
Open to all – no previous music training necessary.
Not advised for children under 7