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Proms in the Park
August 11, 2017 - August 13, 2017
Join the BSO for the best weekend of music in Bournemouth this summer. Dress up for the chance to win prosecco at the John Williams Filmfest, which includes popular themes from Star Wars, Superman, E.T., Harry Potter, Jurassic Park and more! Sing-along to Freddie’s iconic rock anthems at Symphonic Queen, which is following by a sensational post-show 45-minute son et lumiere. Both evenings promise spectacular fireworks!
Friday 11th August
JOHN WILLIAMS FILMFEST
A spectacular concert which celebrates the music of the most successful film-score composer ever. John Williams has been at the forefront of film music from the 1960s and many of the most popular films of recent times owe much of their success to his amazing music. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to hear a live symphonic performance of many of his most memorable themes. Featuring Star Wars, Superman, E.T., Harry Potter, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Jurassic Park, Lincoln, Summon the Heroes, Jaws, Angela’s Ashes, Close Encounters of the Third Kind and many more.
Saturday 12th August
SYMPHONIC QUEEN SPECTACULAR
10 years after its first outing at Meyrick, the brilliant celebration of Queen’s iconic rock songs returns. Featuring full rock band and stars from the West End smash hit musical We Will Rock You, combined with the complete BSO, ‘stunning’ and ‘awesome’ are just two of the words which have been used to describe this concert experience. Bringing you all the iconic rock songs performed by stars of London’s West End including Seven Seas of Rhye, Don’ Stop Me Now, Radio Ga Ga, I Want to Break Free, We Are The Champions and of course Bohemian Rhapsody.
The evening also sees the return of the superb son et lumière show of lasers, lights, flames and fireworks, choreographed to another specially created soundtrack.
Sunday 13th August
SUNDAY IN THE PARK
Join the BSO for an entertaining summer sunday with musical treats for the whole family. The BSO performs a concert of well-known classics in the afternoon, followed by more entertainment from the main stage by some of its partner organisations. The weekend comes to a zesty end with Inspiration Choir Southampton and the BSO in a feel good concert for the height of summer.
The concerts take place at Meyrick Park, Bournemouth. Access to the concert arena is via Meyrick Park Crescent and Braidley Road. There is no car parking at the site itself. Town centre car parks are situated within walking distance.
For the Friday and Saturday concerts, admission to the arena is from 6pm for picnics, with the concerts starting at 8pm (Friday) and 7.30pm (Saturday). The events finish at about 10.20pm.
Admission for the Sunday in the Park will start at 1pm with events all afternoon and an approximate 9pm finish. Tickets are valid for the whole day and a re-entry system will be in operation.
Picnics, folding chairs, small tables, rugs, blankets and cushions are welcomed. Open fires, barbeques, tents and gazebos are not permitted. Inevitably, bad weather may affect any open-air concert. Any decision to cancel will not be made until the advertised start time. No refund will be given if a concert is started but later abandoned.
Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this calendar. Dates and times may be subject to change, you are advised to check beforehand with the event organiser. We cannot be held liable for any errors or misprints or for any cancelled or rescheduled events. Maps are for guidance only and you are advised to obtain detailed location details before planning any journey.
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