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Southbank Sinfonia perform memorial concert in aid of Amnesty International

Concert features works by Mozart and Gershwin and is presented by Simon Russell Beale and David Suchet.

By Chris Shipman (Content Producer (Social Media and News))

6 January 2012 at 5.06pm | Comment on this article

The Royal Opera House has worked with the Southbank Sinfonia since the orchestra was established in 2002 as a springboard for young professional musicians.

On 28 January the Southbank Sinfonia is to perform a concert dedicated to the memories of David Oppenheimer and Klaus Schiller in aid of Amnesty International and the Rose Theatre, Kingston. The programme will feature works including the overture to Le nozze di Figaro (a full production of which can be seen at the Royal Opera House from 11 February) and extracts from Gershwin's Porgy and Bess, as well as the world premiere of David Oppenheimer's Deborah. The evening will be presented by David Suchet and Simon Russell Beale.

The two men to whom the concert is dedicated were close friends who both forged impressive careers in medicine; David Oppenheimer, who gave up a promising career as a composer  to focus on medical research, and Klaus Schiller, a pioneering physician.

David Oppenheimer’s daughter Juliet has worked at the ROH for over 30 years – as a full time member of the Royal Opera House Chorus until 1990 and in the Extra Chorus since then. She is currently appearing in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg.

More information on the concert can be found at the website of the Bradshaw Foundation. Tickets can be booked from the Rose Theatre.

By Chris Shipman (Content Producer (Social Media and News))

6 January 2012 at 5.06pm

This article has been categorised Music and tagged Chorus, Concert, Meistersinger, Memorial, mozart, Oppenheimer, Production, Side by Side, Southbank Sinfonia, Weber

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