Tickets are now on sale for a very special concert with the world leading Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra set for an unforgettable performance in Wirral's historic Birkenhead Park.
The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra will take to the stage at 7.30pm on Saturday 7 September to perform a mesmerising programme of popular classics, show tunes and exciting film standards, under the baton of conductor, Richard Balcombe. Showcasing music from composers as diverse as Bizet, Lennon and McCartney, John Williams, Holst and others, including some very special interpretations of Merseyside crowd pleasers, this full concert performance will be a spectacular and awe-inspiring experience for audiences of all ages.
Liverpool-born international mezzo-soprano Jennifer Johnston will also join the Orchestra at this special concert.
Speaking about the event, she said: “What a delight to perform with this wonderful Orchestra in such a beautiful local setting, celebrating both the music of Merseyside and Wirral’s Borough of Culture year. Looking forward to seeing lots of familiar faces in the audience!”
Cllr Christine Spriggs, Cabinet Member for Culture and Tourism said: “We are thrilled that the Liverpool Philharmonic’s only outdoor concert in 2019 will take place in treasured Birkenhead Park as part of Wirral’s Borough of Culture year. Music lovers from Wirral and beyond will I know want to come to very special event and make memories to last a lifetime.
“The concert is taking place during an unbelievably exciting time for the borough during the weekend of the first annual Wirral Food & Drink Festival and as we look forward to the Tour of Britain stage. Look out for more exciting announcements in the next few weeks about what’s happening during an Autumn to remember.”
The unmissable event will be yet another highlight of Wirral’s Borough of Culture year as it forms part of a series of exciting events taking place in Birkenhead Park – from the gastronomic excellence of the Wirral Food & Drink Festival to the Tour of Britain's action-packed Wirral stage, which are also both scheduled for September.
The Borough of Culture initiative was introduced by the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority and is designed to encourage cultural activities across the region.
The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra performance in Birkenhead Park is sponsored by Biffa. Gary Robinson, Senior Business Manager for Biffa said:
“Biffa are a major stakeholder in the Wirral community and we are thrilled to support this very special event. The majority of our employees are Wirral residents and we are delighted to see these type of events which showcase Wirral as a beautiful place to visit.”
Tickets are priced at £15.00 / £12.50 (concessions) with up to 2 children free per adult ticket (a small charge applies for additional children).