From Russia With Love – Spotify Playlist

Pianist Joanna MacGregor, cellist Richard Harwood and violinist Charlie Siem join Toby Purser conducting the Orion Symphony Orchestra for a night celebrating some of the best Russian composers of the Romantic era, plus some 20th-century favourites.
Have a listen to the Spotify Playlist we’ve created for A Night Under the Stars: From Russia With Love including some of the best-loved music from Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, Shostakovich and Prokofiev.



Come and hear the Orion Symphony Orchestra at Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall on Thursday 10 November. More info and tickets here.

Griff Rhys Jones


Griff Rhys Jones

Griff Rhys Jones

Griff Rhys Jones presents an evening of classical favorites in aid of The Passage

 Comedian and actor Griff Rhys Jones, soprano Joan Rodgers, mezzo-soprano Victoria Simmonds and violinist Jack Liebeck are just some of the stars contributing their talents for free to ‘A Night Under the Stars’ on Thursday 7 October.

 In 2009 the event raised £80,000 for homelessness charity The Passage, and we hope the 10th anniversary extravaganza will raise much more.

Griff Rhys Jones, host of ‘A Night at the Opera’, says:

“It will be a superb concert but the event is firmly focused on being of direct benefit to the wonderful things The Passage does. The performers, our sponsors, and all those that make donations and attend the evening itself are effectively supporting The Passage’s successful track record in giving a ‘hand up’ as opposed to ‘hand out’ to the homeless. Many of those the charity has helped will participate in the evening.”

The work of The Passage

Based in London’s Victoria, the ground-breaking work of The Passage’s day centre, night hostel and training flats helps over 250 people every day. It provides resources that encourage, inspire and challenge homeless people to transform their lives. As well as providing canteen meals, showers, laundry and clothing, there’s pastoral mentoring and advice on everything from housing to job applications and benefits. There are also medical, education and training services, ranging from drug and alcohol abuse support to computer and literacy skills. Over the past 30 years, The Passage has helped over 100,000 homeless people.

Click here for concert information and tickets.