German Paediatricians Orchestral Concert

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We are very excited that the German Paediatricians Orchestra will be playing an exclusive fundraising concert at 3pm on Sunday 24 September.

Made up of talented paediatricians, the orchestra is now one of the leading amateur orchestras in Germany, having toured and recorded performances across the globe. Founded in 1960, the German Paediatricians Orchestra started as a small chamber orchestra and has grown to a symphony orchestra with more than 85 members.

Each year, the orchestra come together at the National Congress of the German Paediatrics and adolescent medicine, and go on to perform concerts around the world, all of which are always dedicated to children’s charities.

The orchestra will be conducted by award-winning maestro Manfred Fabricius and feature a solo performance from celebrated violinist Wonhee Bae.

The afternoon’s concert will include a varied and glorious repertoire of orchestral classics from Wagner’s Lohengrin Prelude to Act III, famously known as the ‘Bridal Chorus’, and Brahms’ Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 77, often considered one of the four great German violin concertos ever composed. Concluding the concert the orchestra will play Elgar’s Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36, popularly known as the 'Enigma Variations', an orchestral work comprising 14 variations which remains one of the most popular works in the classical repertoire.

All proceeds from the concert will go towards improving life-changing care for sick children, young people and their families.

Tickets are £15, £25 and £30 and can be booked online via the Cadogan Hall website or by calling the box office on 020 7730 4500. A £3 discount for students and NHS staff will apply.