Music venue announces series of free online performances 

Nicola Benedetti

Nicola Benedetti - Credit: Archant

A music venue has announced free digital performances which will support musicians during the pandemic. 

Saffron Hall announced the first two concerts feature Nicola Benedetti and Aurora Orchestra. 

The events give musicians a platform and fundraise for musical charities. 

Internationally-acclaimed violinist Nicola Benedetti performed live a solo programme of Ysaÿe, Biber, Paganini and Bach. The video features an interview with her and is available at until April 1. Viewers’ donations will be shared equally between Saffron Hall Trust, The Benedetti Foundation and The Cumnock Tryst. 

The second concert is a performance from Aurora Orchestra and violinist Elena Urioste. Their programme includes works by Musgrave, Ravel, Meredith, Vaughan Williams and Dvořák. It will be available on Saffron Hall’s website for 28 days. Donations will be shared between Help Musicians UK and Saffron Hall Trust. 

Further free digital performances will be announced in due course, with online concerts planned to continue into May. 

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