Symphony At The Park

Celebrates Abbey Road Studio's 80th Anniversary at Chiswick House


Win A Pair Of Tickets For Symphony At The Park

American Express Symphony At The Park
20 and 21 August 2011
Chiswick House and Gardens, London

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Symphony At The Park is the inaugural event to celebrate Abbey Road Studios 80th Anniversary. Held over two days, the majestic surroundings of Chiswick House and Gardens will play host to the Royal Philharmonic.

For the first time ever, boutique orchestral arrangements of both new and classic rock, pop and epic film scores with an attachment to Abbey Road Studios legacy, will be performed, led by world class conductors Nick Ingman and Joel McNeely.

On Saturday August 20 the audience will enjoy full symphonic versions of timeless rock and pop anthems from The Beatles, Elgar, Radiohead, Oasis, Kate Bush, Queen, Elbow, The Hollies and more.

On Sunday August 21, the many epically-moving film scores recorded at Abbey Road Studios will be heard in all their soaring majesty. These include music from Harry Potter, Star Wars, Raiders Of The Lost Ark, The English Patient, Braveheart, Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Batman and 2001 A Space Odyssey.

Performing alongside the eighty-six strong Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, will be the forty singers of the Crouch End Festival Chorus, plus guest soloists. Symphony At The Park presents the concert premiere of Joel McNeely's music for Disney's Peter Pan sequel, Return to Neverland.

Other exclusives include a new arrangement of Radiohead’s High And Dry by Julian Kershaw and Time by Pink Floyd, re-scored by Jaz Coleman. Plus, for the first time ever, you can hear an exclusive piece from Alex North’s 2001 A Space Odyssey soundtrack, that wasn’t featured in the final movie cut.

Bring, friends, family (kids are welcome), a picnic and a rug. With a VIP ticket, savour a handpicked hamper of food and refreshments, which can be enjoyed from the private VIP marquee and lawn.

There will also be a sumptuous variety of food for all to choose from, provided by carefully selected local suppliers and market traders with a dedication to sustainably-sourced food and organic produce, as well as an array of vegetarian options.

Gates open at 5.30pm on both days. We invite you to enjoy food & drinks in the beautiful gardens before the evening’s performance begins at 7.15pm. It ends at 10pm.

Tickets on general sale 18 July.
One-day general admission concert ticket: £45.00
Weekend general admission concert ticket: £75.00

One-day VIP package at £150.00 includes:

• A pre-concert champagne reception and string quartet performance from 5.30, to take place in the main house and reserved outdoor terrace with views over the lake.

• A gourmet picnic hamper including a bottle of wine, cutlery and glassware.

• VIP guests have exclusive access to a private, furnished marquee (including a cash bar) and luxury toilets. The marquee features a viewing platform and reserved picnic area furnished with rugs and hay bales.

• Post performance, a complimentary champagne reception will be on offer for all guests in the VIP marquee until 10.45pm

• A complimentary concert programme

0844 248 5045

August 15, 2011