Firebird goes to Kings Place – in pictures

The London Firebird Orchestra performed at Kings Place on Sunday 8 May. Here are some pictures from the event.

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Firebird’s collaboration with the London Chamber Music Society opened with the stimulating energy of Mozart’s Overture to Le Nozze di Figaro complimented by arias from the opera performed by Lisa Rijmer. This followed with pomp and grandeur in Haydn’s magnificent ‘Drumroll’ Symphony no. 103the penultimate symphony the Grandfather of the Symphony was to compose.

We were delighted to welcome for his Firebird début the acclaimed violinist Benjamin Baker (Winner of the First Prize and Audience Prize of the Windsor Festival International Violin Competition) as soloist in Mendelssohn’s exquisite Violin Concerto – famously described by Joseph Joachim as “the heart’s jewel.”

Jonathan Bloxham returned once again to conduct this special evening at Kings Place.

Mozart Overture to Le Nozze di Figaro, K. 492
Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64
Mozart Two Arias from Le Nozze di Figaro
Haydn Symphony no. 103 in E flat, H. 1/103 (‘Drumroll’)