Or­ches­tral manouevres


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WHILE we’re still in the chilly part of the year it’s good to look ahead to sunny sum­mer evenings, es­pe­cially if you’re fond of a lit­tle al fresco mu­sic.

The hugely pop­u­lar Clas­sic Ibiza makes a re­turn to the grand set­ting of Blick­ling Hall on Fri­day, Au­gust 11, with The Ur­ban Soul Or­ches­tra and DJ Goldie­rocks com­ing back to en­ter­tain the crowds af­ter last year’s sell­out suc­cess. Next night it is the turn of lovers of Land of Hope and Glory as Blick­ling hosts the Great Bri­tish Prom, with the Na­tional Sym­phony Or­ches­tra un­der the ba­ton of An­thony Inglis.

Welsh singers Only Men Aloud and so­prano An­nette Wardell join the or­ches­tra and the even­ing con­cludes with a fire­work spec­tac­u­lar. There’s also a prize for the best-dressed iconic Bri­tish char­ac­ter, so per­haps it’s time to dust off that John Bull out­fit.

A lit­tle fur­ther up the road are two new events on the out­door mu­sic cal­en­dar; The mu­sic of Abba and the Bri­tish Sym­phony Or­ches­tra on Satur­day, Au­gust 5, and the mu­sic of Elvis and the BSO on Sun­day, Au­gust 6. Both gigs are in the grounds of Cromer Hall, mak­ing its de­but as an out­door con­cert venue.

Here’s hop­ing for a long, hot sum­mer.

The Ur­ban Soul Or­ches­tra at Blick­ling last year

DJ Goldie­rocks

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