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Orchestra created to nurture young musicians performs first corporate concert
London, 21st November 2013 - The Orpheus Sinfonia orchestra last night performed an exclusive concert in London for Jones Lang LaSalle staff and guests.
Its umbrella organisation, The Orpheus Foundation, supports young musicians in the crucial phase between their training in the various conservatoires and the profession. The orchestra normally plays in St George’s, Hanover Square W1 and Cadogan Hall. This is the first private concert the Orpheus Sinfonia has given for one of their corporate sponsors.
Andrew Hynard, Jones Lang LaSalle’s UK deputy chairman commented: “Charity and community has long been high on our agenda, and supporting talented people within our company, as well as the surrounding communities in which we operate, is something we are passionate about. Through our own apprenticeship scheme we recognise the importance of providing career opportunities and mentoring to those just starting out in their chosen professions. We are proud to have conceived this partnership with such an outstanding orchestra of talented musicians giving them the platform for their first private concert . Through offering a professional concert environment we have hopefully enriched the experiences of the young musicians and helped them on their way to success.”
The unique concert programme entitled ‘Bach to the Future’ featured classical music pieces as well as more modern film scores from ET, Schindler’s List and Back to the Future. The concert, which took place at St George’s, close to Jones Lang LaSalle’s Hanover Square and Warwick Street offices, was conducted by Thomas Carroll, Artistic Director of the Orpheus Sinfonia.
Thomas, who enjoys a distinguished and varied career as a cellist and founded the London Beethoven Chamber Orchestra, is also a Professor at the Royal College of Music and the Yehudi Menuhin School. He gives frequent masterclasses in the UK and abroad, is a regular guest on many radio stations worldwide and is one of only two people ever to win both YCAT, UK, and YCAT, USA. He added: “We are delighted to have the on-going support of Jones Lang LaSalle. Last night’s highly successful event was a fine example of how we can bring the beauty of classical music to a wider audience whilst giving our young musicians the opportunity to play professionally. We always aim to create unique and engaging events for our audiences which showcase the breadth and diversity of classical music.”
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