V day is upon us! If you haven’t planned anything yet, fear not. We have some lovely last minute ideas for you.
You could present your loved one with tickets for a great concert in aid of a worthy charity. Following its sell-out all-Beethoven concert at the same venue last year, The Doctors’ Orchestra is to perform on the 15th of February in support of the Medical Foundation at Cadogan Hall – home of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. The programme includes a performance of Beethoven’s unjustly neglected second symphony, Wagner’s ‘Prelude to Act III of Tristan & Isolde’ and the rarely heard Mahler gem ‘Blumine’. The Doctors’ Orchestra is an ensemble of medical musicians drawn from the UK, mainland Europe and Australia. Its aim is to bring together doctors from different countries and specialties in order to raise money for medical charities, in this instance, the victims of torture.
If you need a hot ticket for tonight then check out the concerts at the Royal Festival Hall and The Barbican. At the Royal Festival Hall The Philharmonic Orchestra will perform romantic pieces including Tchaikovsky’s Romeo & Juliet Fantasy Overture and Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 2. At the Barbican The London Concert Orchestra will perform classics including Grieg’s Piano Concerto, Mendelssohn’s Hebrides Overture and Tchaikovski’s Swan Lake Suite – and every couple is presented with a red rose! Sweet.