Belmond – Reveals ‘The Wonder Collection’

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‘The Wonder Collection’ in partnership with the London Philharmonic Orchestra

Wild Winds of Botswana
Belmond Safaris in Botswana invites guests on a six-night adventure into the wild from 16th – 22nd April 2019, to stay at two of the brand’s newly designed lodges, during which a special evening of music will sprinkle magic on the journey. Under the starry skies of the Okavango Delta, where unspoiled wilderness and game surrounds Belmond Eagle Island Lodge on 20th April, musicians will celebrate the extraordinary variety found in both nature and music with a wind quintet arrangement of Saint-Saëns’s much-loved Carnival of the Animals. As lions, elephants and wild birds all come to life in this joyful, evocative carnival of wildlife the music plays out with a sense of humour and playfulness across the plains.

Whether guests are connoisseurs of classical music or seeking one-off adventures, the specially curated musical programmes are designed to stir the senses and create memories of lasting wonder.

The six-night package with Belmond Safaris (3 nights Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge/ 3 nights Belmond Eagle Island Lodge), including concert at Belmond Eagle Island Lodge, welcome gifts, all meals and drinks, two daily game viewings, national park fees, camp-to-camp flight, is priced from $6,700 per person based on two sharing a room. For reservations safaris@belmond.com

About the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

One of the finest orchestras on the international stage, the London Philharmonic Orchestra was founded in 1932 by Sir Thomas Beecham. Since then, its Principal Conductors have included Sir Adrian Boult, Bernard Haitink, Sir Georg Solti, Klaus Tennstedt and Kurt Masur. In 2007 Vladimir Jurowski became the Orchestra’s current Principal Conductor.

The London Philharmonic Orchestra has been performing at Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall since it opened in 1951, becoming Resident Orchestra in 1992. It also has residencies in Brighton and Eastbourne, and performs regularly around the UK. The Orchestra frequently tours abroad: highlights of the 2017/18 season include visits to Japan, China, Romania, the Czech Republic, Germany, Austria and France.

The Orchestra broadcasts regularly on television and radio, and has recorded soundtracks for numerous films including ‘The Lord of the Rings’. In 2005 it began releasing live, studio and archive recordings on its own CD label.