Trumpeters, string players and percussionists from the London Philharmonic Orchestra were let loose on Centre Court with their instruments this afternoon to film an advert for sports network ESPN. Players even took the trouble of transporting a set of timpani and a harp to the iconic sporting venue – stationing them just inches away from the famous grass court.
The performers, dressed in white tie concert dress, posed for a photo with tennis star Rafael Nadal, who swapped his racquet for a slightly more classical prop.
As well as featuring a classical soundtrack, the advert will feature voice overs from Game of Thrones star Kit Harington, Kate Winslet and Clive Owen. The finished product is set to hit screens later this week.