Spring is in the Air Gala 2019
The London Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2019 Gala event – Spring is in the Air – took place on Wednesday 1 May, returning to the elegant setting of Whitehall’s Banqueting House.
On arrival, guests enjoyed a delightful Champagne Taittinger reception in the vaulted Undercroft before making their way to the Main Hall, with its adorned Rubens’ ceiling and spectacular Italianate architecture.
In 2019, want you to stand with us to help us show and share with the world our rare and special passion for the timeless art of orchestral music through our vital Player Appeal. We are asking you to Be Instrumental in our future and in our ability to continue doing all that you know us for.
The 2019 Gala saw the Orchestra’s Principal Conductor & Artistic Advisor, Vladimir Jurowski, conduct a spectacular performance by the LPO with special guest artists violinist Nicola Benedetti and soprano Miah Persson.
In addition to these extraordinary performances, we held an exclusive silent auction and raised over £200,000 for the orchestra.
The London Philharmonic Orchestra is grateful to the following individuals and organisations in particular for their support of the 2019 Spring is in the Air Gala:
Our Events Committee - Catherine Høgel (Chair), Victoria Robey OBE, Natasha Tsukanova, Elizabeth Meshkvicheva
Ann Scott Associates, Belmond, Jamie and Julia Korner, Lady Solti
Abbey Road Studios, Aston Martin, Andrew Barclay, Bar Boulud at Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Paul Beniston, Kristina Blaumane, David Buck, Charles Burns, Bvlgari Hotel London, Cartier, Desmond Cecil, Jackie Clare, Classic FM and Global Radio, D&D, Debrett’s, Edinburgh International Festival, Thomas Eisner, Emma O'Connell Garden Designs, English National Opera, Gavin Graham, Harrods, Huntsworth Wines, JTI, jumblebee, Kmossed, La Cave à Fromage, Kevin Lin, Lindt & Sprüngli, London Russian Ballet School, McLaren, The National Gallery, Andrew Neill, Gareth Newman, No Fifty Cheyne, Penhaligon's, Trevor Pickett, PJ Photography, Robey Warshaw LLP, Royal Academy of Arts, Royal Opera House, Sotheby's, The Shire, Stephen Einhorn, St Paul's and Yvonne Jackman, Caroline Tate, Andrew and Ro Tusa, Sue Thomas, Virgin Atlantic and Greg Walmsley