The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra will create a breathtaking family concert at this year’s Glastonbury Abbey Extravaganza on Sunday, August the 8th. With world renowned guests, water fountains, a light show, and a spectacular firework finale, all in the beautiful grounds of Glastonbury Abbey, it’s one night you won’t want to miss!
Advance tickets, costing £30, are available online from www.glastonburyextravaganza.co.uk or from the Glastonbury Festival Office, 28 Northload Street, Glastonbury, Somerset BA6 9JJ. Tel: 01458-834596. Between 9.30 am and 5pm, Monday to Friday. TIckets will also be available on the door, costing £35.
The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra will be conducted by Tim Redmond with soloists, Nicola Benedetti (violin), Joanne Appleby (soprano) and Andrew Rees (Tenor).
Michael Eavis has announced a wonderful programme of classical favourites beginning with a performance from string quartet, Raven.
The RPO’s orchestral pieces this year include Glinka; Ruslan & Lyudmila; Bernstein; Candide; Overture, and the vibrant Sabre Dance by Khachaturian.
Nicola Benedetti, always a favourite at Glastonbury Abbey, returns to treat the audience to the Violin Concerto No.1 by Bruch.
The tenor solos include Puccini’s Tosca: E lucevan le stele and the evergreen anthem that is Nessun Dorma.
Joanne Appleby will perform Lehar, The Merry Widow; Vilja and Catalani, La Wally: Ebben before joining forces with her husband the tenor, Andrew Rees to provide traditional proms numbers, Jerusalem, Rule Britannia and Elgar’s Pomp and Circumstance, March No.1
Bring your picnic, and your flags… and party!