The Baltic Sea Philharmonic and Kristjan Järvi will kick off 2020 with a charity concert show at Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie on 4 January, which will be livestreamed on YouTube. The orchestra will join British indie pop band Bastille for the latest event in Channel Aid’s ‘Live in Concert’ series. Channel Aid, the world’s first YouTube charity channel, is an initiative of the Hamburg-based FABS Foundation, which provides access to sports and dance activities for children and the disabled. The Elbphilharmonie concert show will be livestreamed on the Channel Aid YouTube channel, with all proceeds from the livestream going directly to charity: every view of the channel means a donation to FABS Foundation social projects. Tune into www.Channel-Aid.Tv on Saturday 4 January at 8.00 pm CET for ‘Bastille Reorchestrated’.
The Channel Aid concert with Bastille is another new artistic adventure for the boundary-breaking Baltic Sea Philharmonic, as it will be the orchestra’s first collaboration with a major pop band. Building on their experience on working with Estonian singer-songwriter Mick Pedaja on tour with their ‘Nordic Pulse’ and ‘Midnight Sun’ programmes in 2019, the orchestra and Kristjan Järvi will perform specially orchestrated Bastille songs in signature Baltic Sea Philharmonic style to create a unique orchestral soundtrack. The musicians will play the whole show by heart, and as a single uninterrupted stream of music.
Looking ahead to later in 2020, the orchestra and Kristjan Järvi will return to the Elbphilharmonie on 5 September as part of their concert tour of Germany and Italy in the autumn. Another major European tour in June and July with the signature programme ‘Midnight Sun’ includes concerts in Poland, Germany and Russia.
‘Channel Aid – Live in Concert’
Performed by Bastille & Kristjan Järvi & Baltic Sea Philharmonic
Saturday, 4 January 2020, 8.00 pm, Hamburg (Elbphilharmonie), Germany