Wimbledon Park is all set to be transformed into a wonderful open air classical music venue. The City of London Sinfonia, under the baton of Stuart Stratford, will perform a range of classical favourites for ‘Classics in the Park’ on Friday 11 and Saturday 12 September 2015. Performances start at 7.30pm and finish at 10.30pm.
Tickets are on sale through Merton Council’s website and are priced £30 for a standard seat and £40 for a premium seat. Corporate packages will be available from £60 per person.
The full programme is online and includes favourites such as Mozart’s Eine kleine Nachtmusik, Bach’s Air on a G String, Pachelbel’s Canon, Puccini’s O mio bambino caro, Strauss’ Blue Danube Waltz and much more. A glittering fireworks display will add to the excitement of the evening.
City of London Sinfonia enjoys rave reviews for its performances both in the UK and internationally. Resident orchestra at Opera Holland Park, City of London Sinfonia plays regularly at St Paul’s Cathedral and Cadogan Hall. They are also regular guests at the BBC Proms as well as at the Brighton, Spitalfields and Cheltenham Music festivals.
Leader of Merton Council, Councillor Stephen Alambritis, said: “For the City of London Sinfonia to play in Wimbledon Park is hugely exciting for us. It would be wonderful to see local people from Merton as well as people from farther afield coming to SW19 for a fabulous evening of top quality music. This is an opportunity to see that we are not only home to the world class tennis championships, we are also home to renowned concert performances.”
Chief executive of City of London Sinfonia Matthew Swann said: “We are delighted to be taking part in Classics in the Park, performing some of the most-loved classical music in the wonderful surroundings of Wimbledon Park.”