The American Friends of the Oxford Philharmonic welcomedPatrons and Members of the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra to New York. This was the third visit of the Orchestra to New York this year — most recently being their debut performance at Carnegie Hall in June.
Their annual Holiday visit also acted as a prelude to their Silver Jubilee European and Middle East upcoming tours this Spring.
The First Salon evening was hosted at the Lotos Club by AFOPO Board Member Saundra Whitney and Mr. Marc Rosen with Marios Papadopoulos, Founder and Music Director of the Orchestra on the piano, Charlotte Scott on violin and Mats Lidström on cello performing Mendelssohn’s Piano Trio No. 1.
The following evening the Salon theme continued when Faanya Rose, AFOPO Board Member and President Emerita of The Explorers Club, welcomed her 70 guests to the Explorers Club for another spectacular performance of Mendelssohn ‘s Piano Trio No. 1, performed by Maestro Papadopoulos and the OPO Musicians. In addition, the evening also featured a film that looked retrospectively at the development of the Oxford Philharmonic (now one of the UK’s leading orchestras and Orchestra in Residence at the University of Oxford) as it looked forward to its Silver Jubilee in 2023.