BBC Proms Return to Westfield
Football themed concert on Friday evening
BBC Symphony Orchestra goes Out+About at Westfield Shopping Centre on Friday July 9 , from 6.30pm till 8pm to present evening of free football themed classical music.
The concert, introduced by the new face of the Proms on TV, Katie Derham, will offer 90 minutes of world-class orchestral music as a pre-season treat for Londoners one week before the BBC Proms opens.
Out+About is a BBC Prom with a difference and provides a family-friendly preview of some of the music to come in the festival, which runs from 16 July to 11 September at the Royal Albert Hall.
This includes stadium classics Nessun dorma and You’ll never walk alone, Bizet’s Overture to Carmen and the Bridal Marc’ from Wagner’s Lohengrin.
Crowds at Westfield are invited to join in and sing along with two of Britain’s leading voices, soprano Elizabeth Watts, and tenor John Hudson, a long-standing principal for the English and Welsh National Operas.
There is a nod to the World-Cup too with Walton's Johannesburg Festival Overture while 75 local primary school children will perform a new work inspired by Mark-Anthony Turnage’s Momentum, specially created by Rachel Leach, who has worked within the education departments of many orchestras and opera companies. For more advanced young local musicians – Grade VII or above – there is also the opportunity to play side-by-side the professionals of the BBC Symphony Orchestra.
July 8, 2010