The London Philharmonic Orchestra is set to perform ‘God Save the Queen’ prior to tip-off as part of The NBA London Game 2018 presented by Nike it was announced today. The NBA’s eighth regular-season game in London sees the Philadelphia 76ers play the Boston Celtics in a sold-out contest at The O2 in London on Jan. 11.
Comprising of 16 musicians, it will mark the first time the world-renowned Orchestra has performed at a basketball game and the first time playing at The O2. However, the London Philharmonic Orchestra are no stranger to sporting events, having recorded all the national anthems for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games.
Fans in the UK can find more NBA information at NBA.com/UK, the league’s official online destination in the UK, and on Facebook (NBA) and Twitter (@NBAUK). The game will be broadcast live on BT Sport in the UK, by the NBA’s broadcast partners across EMEA and on NBA LEAGUE PASS International. Fans can also purchase all the latest 76ers and Celtics merchandise at NBAStore.eu and at The O2 on game night.