G Live partners with local charity and school

November 14, 2023| G Live, Archive News

G Live partners with local charity and school in association with their Guildford International Concert Season

Guildford’s annual International Concert Season, produced by G Live, consists of a programme of classical concerts performed by orchestras from the UK and around the world. Last week saw the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra mark Rachmaninov’s 150th anniversary with ‘Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini’.

G Live selected The Cheryl King Trust as their charity partner for the concert season and, at the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra performance on Friday 10 November, a bucket collection, led by charity ambassador and BBC Radio 3 presenter Sarah Walker, raised over £2,000 for the charity.

The charity’s aim is that no young person in Surrey should be prevented from learning a musical instrument because their parents can’t afford it. They achieve this by providing bursaries for instrument lessons and grants for music ensembles. The donations from Friday’s performance will fund 8 students in Surrey to have music lessons for a year.

G Live also welcomed students from ACS International Schools to the venue, where they participated in a coaching session with members of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, before experiencing their final rehearsal in preparation for the concert.

Future concerts in the Guildford International Concert Season include Dvořák’s ‘New World Symphony’, also performed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (24 February 2024), and Beethoven: The Man and his Music, with chamber ensemble performances of some of Beethoven’s most popular sonatas and trios, including the ‘Moonlight’ and ‘Pathetique’ sonatas, performed by the English Piano Trio (11 April 2024). The last night of the Guildford International Concert Season includes Bruch’s ‘Violin Concerto’ (17 May 2024) performed by one the country’s most distinguished violinists, Guildford’s Chloe Hanslip, with the Czech National Symphony Orchestra.

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