International Concert Series (1 Feb. 2015)

International Concert Series (1 Feb. 2015)

The Collaborative Orchestra Launches its International Concert Series 

Inaugural Concert on February 27 at St. John’s Smith Square

1 February 2015

The Collaborative Orchestra, an orchestra based in Wapping, London, is this month launching its International Concert Series, a series of concerts to highlight the classical musical heritage of Finland, Hungary, and the Czech Republic.

Inspired by the diversity of the Collaborative Orchestra itself, the International Concert Series presents the symphonic legacy of three countries whose music is less-performed, but nonetheless significant.

The inaugural concert of the series, focussing on the music of Finland, takes place on 27 February 2015, 7:30 p.m., at St John’s Smith Square, London, SW1P 3HA, and features Finnish-born violin soloist Alina Hiltunen as well as the music of Jean Sibelius. Tickets start at £10.

Subsequent concerts will take place on 10 June (Hungary Night) and 4 November (Czech Night).

For tickets and more information, please contact

About the Collaborative Orchestra

Founded in February 2012, the Collaborative Orchestra is a group of highly-skilled and dedicated musicians aiming to apply their musical abilities in innovative ways, including working with leading artists and filmmakers. Conducted by Mehrdad Fahrid, the orchestra has undertaken 10 concerts since its well-received debut concert at St John’s Smith Square in July 2012, and last year, performed Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade to a sold-out audience recorded for BBC Persia. The Collaborative Orchestra has also developed chamber ensembles consisting of orchestra members able to perform at a variety of venues and events. For more information, please visit