With its members’ support, PhilaPhil is helping to boost the Philharmonie’s influence in Europe by guaranteeing musical excellence and promoting the Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg and new talent. The circle creates a spirit of belonging to the world of music as well as personal commitment to promoting culture, and at the same time it gives its members and their guests an opportunity to experience outstanding performances.
How are donations used?
Using money donated during the PhilaPhil circle’s first season, it was possible to give the orchestra two new Wiener Classic timpani which had been requested by the Musical Director, Gustavo Gimeno. They were presented to the members by the percussionists from the Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg during an exclusive and special event on the Grand Auditorium stage.
With money donated in the PhilaPhil’s second season, the Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg and the Philharmonie Luxembourg were able to jointly commission along with London Symphony Orchestra The Hogboon, the late Sir Peter Maxwell Davies’ final opera which involves children and students. Alongside musicians from the Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg, 90 amateur singers accompanied the young dancers and six soloists on the stage. The Hogboon immerses both young and old alike in the world of folk tales and tunes from the North of Scotland.
By making your commitment, you are supporting the Philharmonie’s raison d’être: musical excellence and music made accessible to all.