Tickets are going well for the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’s concert at Corby Town Football Club’s ground, with 200 being snapped within days of the event being launched.
The concert on Saturday, August 23, will launch the £1m Made in Corby programme, a three-year project to get as many people as possible in the borough involved in the arts.
There are just 1,000 tickets for the concert, costing £15 and £5 for under 16s, students, jobseekers and the disabled.
Joining the orchestra, conducted by Anthony Weedon, will be jazz singer Barb Jungr, Corby choir Deep Roots and Tall Trees, lead by Gareth Fuller, and town band Head of Snakes.
The concert will feature Long Live the Flame, a new song cycle for Corby, the Dam Busters March by Eric Coates, the Hebrides Overture from Fingal’s Cave by Mendelssohn, Iron Foundry by Mosolov, The Great Gate of Kiev from Pictures at an Exhibition by Mussorgsky and Scherzo from Symphony No 9 by Dvorak.
The gates at Steel Park will open at 5.30pm and there will be stalls selling locally produced food, as well as several bars. The concert will start at 7.30pm.
Founded in 1946 by Sir Thomas Beecham, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra has enjoyed more than sixty-five years of success worldwide.
Its London concerts include the prestigious annual series at Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall, its residency at Cadogan Hall and performances at the Royal Albert Hall, ranging from large-scale choral and orchestral works to themed evenings.
Internationally, the orchestra is also in high demand, undertaking several major tours each season.
Tickets for the Made in Corby concert can be booked by calling 01536 470470 or by visiting www.thecorecorby.com.