Live and live-streamed from
St James's Piccadilly, London

Live and live-streamed from London

FRIDAY 22 OCTOBER 2021   7:30 PM BST   2:30 PM EDT

World-class classical musicians play for Afghanistan
Livestream   Conference+ link release 24 hours before concert

HOSTED BY JOHN SUCHET

John Suchet

John Suchet

Host

John Suchet

Host

John Suchet presents the Classic FM Concert each weekday evening on the UK’s most popular classical music station, Classic FM. He is a recognised authority on the life and music of Beethoven, having published seven books on the great composer. He has also published biographies of Mozart, Verdi, the Strauss dynasty, and Tchaikovsky. Before devoting his time to classical music, John was a reporter and news anchor for Independent Television News. As an ITN reporter he covered the Iran Revolution, the Lebanese Civil War, and the Philippines Revolution. He also reported on the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan, entering the country five times, three of those with the Mujaheddin from the North-West Frontier Province of Pakistan. He holds Honorary Doctorates from the Royal Academy of Music and the University of Dundee.

Performers

David Murphy

David Murphy

Conductor
David Juritz

David Juritz

Leader
Wissam Boustany

Wissam Boustany

Flute
Alina Ibragimova

Alina Ibragimova

Violin
Nicholas Daniel

Nicholas Daniel

Oboe

Concert Programme

Debbie Wiseman To Help (World Premiere)
Bach Concerto for Oboe & Violin in D Minor | Nicholas Daniel, Alina Ibragimova
Mozart Flute Concerto No. 1 in G Major | Wissam Boustany

Interval

Marcello Oboe Concerto in D Minor | Nicholas Daniel
Mozart Symphony No. 40 in G Minor | Conductor: David Murphy

Orchestra leader David Juritz
Orchestra composed of members and ex-members of: Academy of St Martin in the Fields, National Symphony Orchestra, Britten Sinfonia, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, London Philharmonic Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra, Chineke!, London Symphony Orchestra.

From our project director

This concert has one goal: to help.

All performers and helpers are giving their services free of charge. Be part of a very special event, hear some of the finest classical musicians in the world, and help transform the lives of those in need.

All proceeds from the concert will go directly to the International Rescue Committee, to help it with its work in Afghanistan.

Everyone in this concert – whether performer, helper, listener physically present in the venue or listener virtually present via streaming – is part of an event based entirely on love for fellow humans. You will hear that in every note. I guarantee it.

Enrico Alvares, Concert For Afghanistan, Project Director