Orchestra in a Field

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Glastonbury Abbey

Saturday, 30 Jun 2012, 12:00PM

Ticket info

Adult early bird weekend ticket including camping at Worthy Farm £55
Concession early bird weekend ticket including camping £35
Full weekend ticket with camping at Worthy Farm £65
Concession weekend ticket with camping at Worthy Farm £40
Saturday day ticket £36
Sunday day ticket £36
Saturday concession day ticket £20
Sunday concession day ticket £20
Campervan ticket for camping at Worthy Farm £35

Performers

Charles Hazlewood
Scrapheap Orchestra
Paraorchestra
Guitar Orchestra
All Star Collective

Programme

Saturday 30th June Programme Details

Gates open: 12am – 11.30pm

Open rehearsals all afternoon

Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition
Hazlewood and his blazing symphony orchestra Excellent Device! showcase this masterpiece of Russian Romanticism, with improvised responses from The All Star Collective.

Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture
Performed by the Scrapheap Orchestra, an orchestra of instruments made entirely from recycled materials.

Mike Oldfield’s Tubular Bells
Charles Hazlewood’s All Star Collective featuring Goldfrapp’s Will Gregory and Portishead’s Adrian Utley, and other special guests come together in a rare live ‘super group’ performance of this 70s classic, preceded by the psychedelic masterwork which inspired it A Rainbow in Curved Air by Terry Riley.

Sunday 1st July Programme Details

Gates open: 11am – 10.30pm

Open rehearsals all afternoon

Community Choir Sing-Off
Finalists from around the country compete in an X-Factor style ‘sing-off’ with winners decided live by votes from the audience.

The British Paraorchestra
The world premiere appearance of the British Paraorchestra at full strength: the UK’s first-ever national disabled orchestra.

Adrian Utley’s Guitar Orchestra
Imagine the sound of an insanely large collection of electric guitars! The result is like a monolithic aural installation: music of awesome power but also intense beauty.

Bizet’s Carmen
A concert performance of the world’s most popular opera, with a stunning international cast, the symphony orchestra Excellent Device!, and a chorus of hundreds.

About

Orchestra in a Field will set Somerset ablaze next summer with a colourful and eclectic programme offering something for everyone. Held in the sweeping parklands of Glastonbury Abbey, with its romantic ruins, drifts of wild flowers, and ancient orchards, this unique event is the inspiration of award-winning conductor, Charles Hazlewood.

Orchestra in a Field is a festival like no other. A kaleidoscopic tour of the world’s best music, from Tchaikovsky to Tubular Bells by way of trip hop, opera and scrap – all in a stunning natural setting in the ancient heart of Somerset.
www.orchestrainafield.com

Address

Glastonbury Abbey
The Abbey Gatehouse
Magdalene Street
GLASTONBURY
Somerset
BA6 9EL

Posted by Fern Laurie