Belize-born British composer Errollyn Wallen MBE performed her "Concerto Grosso" with the Orchestra. The Orchestra also played "Freedom" by Afghan composer Milad Yousufi, "Metamorphosis" by Iranian composer Gity Razaz, Bartók's "Romanian Folk Dances" and a medley by renowned composer, lyricist and American cultural icon Irving Berlin. Additionally, the Orchestra performed "The Wind" from "Wuthering Heights" by the Tony and Grammy award-winning composer of "Les Miserables" and "Miss Saigon," Claude-Michel Schönberg – himself the son of Hungarian-Jewish refugees.
All proceeds from the concert went to the charity Refugee Action, whose team help refugees build safe, hopeful, and productive new lives in the UK.
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