'Sounds & Sweet Airs' Gala 2016
Each season the special events calendar culminates in a Gala Evening in support of the Orchestra's work
This year we hosted a very special event on Wednesday 27 April in the glorious surroundings of the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich.
The evening, curated in partnership with acclaimed actor Simon Callow CBE, included performances inspired by Shakespeare in the quatercentenary year of his death, as part of the Shakespeare400 cultural celebrations. Guests enjoyed a Champagne Taittinger reception in the colonnades before adjourning to the beautiful chapel for an orchestral showcase with Vladimir Jurowski at the helm.
A gala dinner followed in the unparalleled grandeur of the Painted Hall, with further entertainment and interludes. The evening culminated in a live auction and for the first time we also had a silent auction running throughout. Over £233,00 was raised and all proceeds go towards Jurowski's core work with the Orchestra, which continues to challenge, illuminate and engage audiences and musicians alike.
The London Philharmonic Orchestra is grateful to the following individuals and organisations in particular for their support of the 'Sounds & Sweet Airs' Gala 2016:
Nicola Benedetti, Simon Callow CBE, Lord Hall of Birkenhead, Henry Highley, Bryn Terfel CBE
Paul Beniston, Kristina Blaumane, David Buck, Andrew Davenport, Tom Eisner, The Directors of Glyndebourne, Sheila Hancock CBE, Cosmo Jenks, Jamie and Julia Korner, Susanne Martens, Rachel Masters, Simon Robey, Pieter Schoeman, Caroline Tate, Mark Templeton, Sue Thomas, William de Winton
Our Events Committee - Catherine Hogel (Chair), Manon Antoniazzi, Victoria Robey OBE, Natasha Tsukanova