Brand Snapshot | London Philharmonic Orchestra makes surprise debut at London Fashion Week in Richard Quinn’s Show
London Philharmonic Orchestra made a surprise debut at Richard Quinn’s London Fashion Week show on Tuesday 18th September at the BFC Show Space.
Matthew Coorey conducted the orchestra who performed the storm scene from Rossini’s William Tell before performing a symphonic arrangement of Lana del Rey’s Young and Beautiful, arranged by Antonin Chavrat.
London Philharmonic Orchestra Chief Executive and Artistic Director, Timothy Walker, said: “The London Philharmonic Orchestra are seasoned performers, but this is a first for us as we have never performed for a runway show before. We are delighted to be able to collaborate with Richard Quinn in this way and thrilled that he will be using his collection to celebrate and highlight the diverse ways in which orchestral music can be enjoyed.”
Richard Quinn took the opportunity to make a statement about the decline in arts GCSE entries by inviting GCSE and A-Level art pupils from London state schools, stating “At a time when real damage is occurring to arts education, I want to point to how substantially its creative power lights the path to our future”.