The London Philharmonic Orchestra, one of the finest on the international stage, will be performing at the Palace Theatre in Stamford on Tuesday evening, April 16 in honor of Lloyd Hull.
Founded in 1932, the orchestra performs regularly around the UK and throughout Europe and Asia as well as in the United States. The group broadcasts regularly on television and radio and records soundtracks for films.
Conducted by Edward Gardner with violin solos by James Ehnes, the Tuesday performance will feature Beethoven’s Egmont Overture, Sibelius’ Violin Concerto and Mahler’s Symphony No. 1. Chairman of the London Philharmonic, Victoria Hull Robey, has arranged the concert to honor the life of her father, Lloyd Hull, a local attorney who was extremely active in the Town of Greenwich.
Hull served on the RTM for 42 years as well as on many Committees. Victoria, her sister Lisa Weicker and her brother Robert Hull were born and grew up in Greenwich.
A portion of the proceeds will go to the Greenwich-based Young Artists Philharmonic. Lady Robey has been honored in England for having founded the London Music Masters in 2007 which has provided several thousand British children with violins, instruction and opportunities for the performance of classical music.
Victoria’s husband, Sir Simon Robey, was also Chair of the Royal Opera house until very recently and still holds many leadership positions in the London music world. The pair attend an astounding number of performances!
There will be a Gala before the concert and during the intermission with food, drink and merriment! In addition, standard priced tickets are available by contacting the Palace Theater at 203-325-4466 or at www.palacestamford.org.