First English concert for Syrian refugees

Following on from the Danish orchestral fundraiser that we reported earlier, the conductor Nicolas Nebout is putting together a big concert for Syrian refugee children on 11 November at St James’s Piccadilly.

Programme:
Ludwig van Beethoven, Symphony No.5
Gustav Mahler, Kindertotenlieder (soloist: Sarah Connolly)
Malek Jandali, Phoenix in Exile (World Premiere)

Book tickets here. 

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  • What a lovely idea, to offer a benefit concert for Syrian refugee children.

    I hate to say anything negative about this. However, the symbolism of programming Kindertotenlieder in this context is discomfiting.

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