'Super-orchestra' founded for charity concert

19 November 2012, 17:38 | Updated: 19 November 2012, 17:47

The Orchestra Musica Romantica, made up of professionals from a range of renowned orchestras, will make their concert debut this December.

A new 'super-orchestra' has been formed for a charity concert, including members of the London Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and others.

The Orchestra Musica Romantica will perform their first concert on December 1st at London's Cadogan Hall to raise money for ACTION Medical Research.

Formed by artistic director Jörg Hammann, first violinist with the London Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Musica Romantica will perform works by Smetana, Mozart and Grieg, featuring fellow LSO violinist Tomo Keller guesting as soloist.

Hammann described the orchestra as a combination of "experience and youth", and hopes to raise funds for ACTION Medical Research, who specialise in researching conditions related to pregnancy, infants and young children.

Hammann commented: "It seems to be a fairly common experience and I think this sort of charity can do something about it." Find out more about the concert here.