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Saturday 30th June and Sunday 1st July 2012


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#1 mike99

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Posted 10 December 2011 - 09:27 AM

Somerset's Orchestra in a Field, the inspiration of Somerset-based Charles Hazlewood (classical conductor), set in the grounds of Glastonbury Abbey, over the weekend of Saturday 30th June and Sunday 1st July 2012 will be offering attendeees the chance to camp on the nearby Worthy Farm, at Pilton home to Glastonbury Festival.

Farmer Michael Eavis has given his permission for weekend ticket holders to camp on the famous Festival site with a free shuttle and Park and Ride service running to and from the Abbey Grounds.

This event promises a varied musical programme, offering something for all the family with food from local producers, a Talk Tent, kids area, lighting and projection art, and more.

This year's main concerts will be Mussorgsky's 'Pictures at an Exhibition' on Saturday, and Bizet's 'Carmen' on Sunday. The Mussorgsky piece will feature improvised replies to the symphony orchestra Excellent Device! supplied by Charles Hazlewood's All Star Collective, a 'supergroup' featuring Will Gregory from Goldfrapp, and Adrian Utley from Portishead.

Saturday's programme also includes Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture by the Scrapheap Orchestra, an orchestra of instruments made entirely from recycled materials, as well as Mike Oldfield's 'Tubular Bells' by Charles Hazlewood's All Star Collective, and other special guests preceded by 'A Rainbow in Curved Air'.

On Sunday there's a Community Choir Sing-Off in an X-Factor style with winners decided live by votes from the audience, and the world premiere appearance of The British Paraorchestra the UK's first-ever national disabled orchestra, and Adrian Utley's Guitar Orchestra.

Charles Hazlewood, conductor and the BBC's 'face of classical music', said, "People associate big orchestras with stuffy concert halls, and a lot of people are alienated by that image of 'classical music'. But take the music out of that setting, and it's a revelation. The sight of a full-scale symphony orchestra lit up against a night sky is awe-inspiring enough – let alone the sound!

"What better way of introducing your kids to classical music?" he adds. "They can run about and be themselves – they don't have to behave in a certain way. It's all about hanging out in a beautiful place, soaking in the sound and the spectacle.

"I think what we're offering here with Orchestra in a Field just isn't available anywhere else. We've got the production values of Glyndebourne and the chilled out atmosphere of Glastonbury. Plus we've got delicious food from a host of quality local producers, a Talk Tent, huge kids area, amazing lighting and projection art, you name it! It's perfect family entertainment."

Full price day tickets are priced at £36 and £65 for a weekend ticket including camping at Worthy Farm. Under 12s go free, and for students, concessions and under 18s, a weekend ticket including camping is £40 and a day ticket is priced at £20

#2 MrZigster

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Posted 10 December 2011 - 10:17 AM

Wow. So we could get to spend a night there. Different crowd I'd imagine. Source please.

#3 mike99

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Posted 10 December 2011 - 10:29 AM

Wow. So we could get to spend a night there. Different crowd I'd imagine. Source please.


http://www.orchestrainafield.com/

#4 LondonTom

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Posted 10 December 2011 - 07:04 PM

but that would mean the fallow year is a lie!

(I know i know no where near the scale and disruption to the farm :P)

#5 Madyokel

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Posted 10 December 2011 - 07:46 PM

Finally make it into ######. :sarcastic: :sarcastic: .
Missed by less than 100 yards for the last 2 years. xD

#6 rubenz

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Posted 10 December 2011 - 07:49 PM

That looks really good, I shall be at the Stone Roses in Manchester though which will probably have a slightly less erudite crowd..

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Posted 11 December 2011 - 07:09 PM

That looks really good, I shall be at the Stone Roses in Manchester though which will probably have a slightly less erudite crowd..


One of my favourite quotes in journalism was on Derek Jameson, one time editor of the Daily Express and several other papers and described by Private Eye as a 'Cockney boy made bad'. Once on Radio 4 it was said: "He was so ignornant that he thought erudite was a glue."

#8 Greenish

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Posted 11 December 2011 - 08:00 PM

Saturday's programme also includes Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture by the Scrapheap Orchestra, an orchestra of instruments made entirely from recycled materials, as well as Mike Oldfield's 'Tubular Bells' by Charles Hazlewood's All Star Collective, and other special guests preceded by 'A Rainbow in Curved Air'.


There a show on the scraphead orchestra on beeb4 tonight, if you can tear yourself away from the snooker

#9 russycarps

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 01:20 PM

Mike! where have you been, you enormous boob of a man.

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 01:28 PM

Missed their performance of Tubular Bells on the Spirit of '71 Stage this year largely due to getting sick of the downpour . . . Could be an intersting weekend - even just to get the kudos of saying that you were at Worthy Farm in 2012!