All eyes—and ears—on Meghan and Harry royal wedding

Posted on: May 14, 2018

“It’s the biggest classical musical event of the year, watched live by millions of people around the world,” writes Anne Midgette in Friday’s (5/11) Washington Post. “Yet music won’t be the primary focus of the day. The event … is the wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. ‘It’s a phenomenal chance for us to promote classical music,’ says the conductor, Christopher Warren-Green, one of the event’s conductors…. Warren-Green also conducted at the wedding of Prince Charles and Camilla Parker-Bowles, and at Kate and William’s wedding…. Conducting a royal wedding is different from preparing a concert for one of his orchestras—the London Chamber Orchestra or the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra in North Carolina, where Warren-Green has been music director since 2009…. The repertoire for Meghan and Harry’s wedding … is still under wraps, although the performers have already been announced… Much focus will be on the 19-year-old cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason, who won the BBC Young Musician award in 2016…. He was to have made his American orchestral debut with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra on May 20. But Meghan Markle called him personally to invite him to perform. And an audience of 2 billion can’t be beat.”

Posted May 14, 2018