Friday, December 13, 2013

Grand Dukes in Concert

Photo: SOS Village d'enfants / François Zuidberg
Well, not really 'in' but rather 'at'... Last night the Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg under the direction of Juanjo Mena and supported by pianist Jan Lisiecki gave a concert to benefit the SOS Children's Villages, the world's largest orphan charity. Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria-Teresa were among the guests and listened to Frédéric Chopin's "Piano Concerto No. 1" as well as parts of "The Three-Cornered Hat" and "La vida breve" by Manuel de Falla. The Grand Duchess has been a patron of the SOS Children's Villages since 2005. 

The Christmas concert to benefit the organisation given by the philharmonic orchestra has become a tradition over recent years and last year Grand Duchess Maria-Teresa was accompanied by the Hereditary Grand Duchess. This year's profits will mainly go to the charity's projects in Guinea. I'm not sure whether it was the Stéphanie-effect last year but sadly there aren't any pictures of the event thus far but as regulars of this blog you know that it isn't the most uncommon of occurences so stay tuned!

Sources: Philharmonie Luxembourg, CGD

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