Leading city law firm Martineau celebrated its sponsorship of Orchestra of the Swan’s new Town Hall Birmingham concert series with a reception at its Colmore Square offices.
Guests from the Midlands business community and colleagues enjoyed Champagne and canapés to the accompaniment of live music from a harpist and flautist from the Orchestra, which has residencies in Stratford-Upon-Avon, Birmingham, Bedworth, Loughborough and London.
Presentations were made by John Rice – Partner and Head of CSR at Martineau, Richard Smith – Managing Director of Henley-in-Arden based Opus Land and Chairman of the Orchestra of the Swan (OOTS) Board, and David Curtis – Artistic Director of OOTS.
Orchestra of the Swan, one of the UK’s leading chamber orchestras, launches its fifth season as Artists in Residence at Town Hall Birmingham on Wednesday, October 19 with a concert featuring its new Associate Artist, the exciting young pianist Benjamin Grosvenor.
Kathy Toon, a Martineau Partner, said her company was delighted with the success of the reception to launch the new Town Hall concert series.
She added: “Orchestra of the Swan is acclaimed for its great performances, innovative programmes and excellent recordings, but is lesser known for its valuable community work, particularly with schools, youth groups, daycare centres and hospices.
“As a not-for-profit organisation, the Orchestra needs help to continue its fine work and make music accessible to all, which is why we are so happy to support it.”