Members of the public were taken aback by the “much missed” classical music when the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) gave an outdoor performance at Wembley Park.
The musicians gathered on Saturday for their first live performance since the lockdown began in March, playing spaced apart outdoors to allow for social distancing.
“The collaboration has allowed us to treat our community and visitors with some beautiful live orchestral music that we miss very much,” said Wembley Park Cultural Director Josh McNorton.
He added that the performance sustained the musicians “after a long period during which they could not perform in front of the public”.
The performance is the orchestra’s first collaboration since it was announced in 2019 that the RPO will move its headquarters to Wembley Park.
With further appearances scheduled for Sunday, a total of 38 musicians from the orchestra are expected to perform in the region.
“We are delighted that the RPO has chosen Wembley Park as the location of its first public appearance since the lockdown,” Mr McNorton said.
“We look forward to creating more exciting initiatives in the future as RPO moves its headquarters here. “