London City Orchestra Gala Concert
Friday 15 July 2022, 19:30
5 Sloane Terrace, London SW1X 9DQ
From £10.00 to £20.00
Strauss Four Last Songs
Rachmaninov Isle of the Dead
Nadine Benjamin MBE soprano
Thomas Payne musical director
Philip Keller guest conductor
London City Orchestra
For its Cadogan Hall debut, London City Orchestra is thrilled to present a night of imagination, storytelling, and reflection as part of its biannual gala concert series.
Under the batons of Musical Director Thomas Payne (ex-Jette Parker Young Artist at the Royal Opera House) and Guest Conductor Philip Keller, the London City Orchestra shares an evening of magical music. Prepare to be swept along by Rachmaninov’s Isle of the Dead and dazzled by tales of the East as portrayed in Rimsky-Korsakov’s much-loved Scheherazade.
Joining the Orchestra is the wonderfully charismatic soprano Nadine Benjamin MBE. Following her many breathtaking performances in recent years, she will no doubt inspire us all with her rendition of Strauss’ Four Last Songs, the composer’s heavenly swansong.
Welcome to London City Orchestra
The London City Orchestra was formed in January 2013, and since then has worked itself to the foreground of the classical music scene in London. Run by a Board of Trustees and its elected Committee, the orchestra’s mission is to nurture aspiring musicians and non-professional music making throughout London, the Southeast and the UK.
The orchestra performs a minimum of three concerts per season, and rehearses weekly on Mondays from 7pm - 9.30pm, in the City of London.