American Express presents BST Hyde Park’s opening night of 2023 will host the launch of a very special new classical music live experience All Things Orchestral on Friday 23rd June, presented by MYLEENE KLASS featuring ALFIE BOE and performed by the world famous ROYAL PHILHARMONIC CONCERT ORCHESTRA and conducted by MICHAEL ENGLAND.
Using BST Hyde Park’s famous Great Oak Stage, which has hosted the world’s biggest music legends since 2013, fans will be taken on a summer night’s journey through classical music, both traditional and modern.
With music education declining in schools, orchestra and arts organisations’ funding cut, BBC orchestras and the BBC Singers facing cuts or elimination and attendance of classical performances in decline, All Things Orchestral is here to turn the tables and bring classical music back for all – with affordable ticket prices and the world class live experience that has made BST Hyde Park a favourite fixture in London’s summer event calendar. One of the world’s biggest music festivals will be celebrating classical music and launching All Things Orchestral as an event that can tour the UK.
Host MYLEENE KLASS will guide the audience through the history and stories behind the repertoire, how they relate to contemporary music and more. The London Royal Park will welcome 10s of 1000s of fans to bask in the glory and fun of the music and the beautiful surroundings where the likes of The Rolling Stones, Elton John, Carole King, Barbara Streisand, Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and many more have entertained before them.
I’m beyond excited to be a part of making history as I host the first ever Classical BST at Hyde park. With a programme of classical and movie music that all ages know and love, helping to bring a concert like this into the heart of London is an honour.Myleene Klass
Superstar tenor ALFIE BOE OBE is the star guest performer and is one of the most successful classical singers of his generation. The much loved tenor may have performed in some of the world’s great classical venues, but he also has the rare ability to bring together all sorts of music lovers. Not many artists can lay claim to having appeared in Les Miserables, La Boheme and a spectacular orchestral version of the classic rock album Quadrophenia.
Ever since he exploded onto the music scene nearly 20 years ago, Alfie has racked up one extraordinary achievement after another, building a loyal audience on both sides of the Atlantic. He has three UK Number 1 albums to his credit, while his collaborations with another versatile singer, his good friend Michael Ball, have together sold more than one million copies. Plus he has the royal seal of approval, having been awarded an OBE for services to music and charity in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.
We are thrilled to be presenting this amazing Classical concert as part of BST Hyde Park. Classical and orchestral music is for everyone, and can be a lot of fun. Somewhere along the way, however, classical music concerts have become a hushed and staid experience. When the repertoire was written, audiences would spontaneously cheer and clap and enjoy just like any other live music today. By bringing All Things Orchestral to BST Hyde Park, we will unlock that passion, accessibility and hopefully a love of classical performance for a new generation. And once again show everyone that it is music to be enjoyed just like any other.Lucy Noble, Artistic Director at AEG Presents
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