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2 June 2017, 15:24
For its UK debut concert, the Geneva-based United Nations Orchestra is joined by the celebrated British pianist Freddy Kempf for a performance of Mozart’s joyful Piano Concerto No 21.
Hear the United Nations Orchestra, which is made up of 70 talented musicians who work for the United Nations or other international organisations in Geneva, in a stirring programme, also including music from the great English orchestral heritage:
Vaughan Williams’ rapturous setting of three English folk songs is followed by his quirky and ingenious Tuba Concerto.
Elgar’s poignant Nimrod from Enigma Variations and, from his Pomp and Circumstance set, the wistful yet inspiring March No 4 and the great uplifting March No 1 bring the concert to a triumphal conclusion.
The United Nations Orchestra performs all its concerts for humanitarian causes and profits from this event will be donated to UNICEF’s war orphans rescue programme.
For tickets to this brilliant concert on 1st July 2017, which supports and promotes peace throughout the world, visit the Brighton Dome’s website. And to find out more about the United Nations Orchestra, visit their website, and watch their introductory video: