Wimbledon Park To Host Classical Musical Spectacular

Open air event will take place in September

Wimbledon Park is set to be transformed into a wonderful open air classical music venue on September 11 and 12.  

The City of London Sinfonia, under the baton of Stuart Stratford, will perform a range of classical favourites for Classics in the Park'.

Tickets are on sale through Merton Council's website and are priced £30 for a standard seat and £40 for a premium seat. Corporate packages will be available from £60 per person.

The includes favourites such as Mozart's Eine kleine Nachtmusik, Bach's Air on a G String, Pachelbel’s Canon, Puccin'’s O mio bambino caro, Strauss's Blue Danube Waltz and much more. A fireworks display will add to the excitement of the evening, which starts at 7.30pm.

Resident orchestra at Opera Holland Park, City of London Sinfonia plays regularly at St Paul’s Cathedral and Cadogan Hall. They are also regular guests at the BBC Proms as well as at the Brighton, Spitalfields and Cheltenham Music festivals.

Mezzo soprano Carolyn Dobbin and soprano Tereza Gevorgyan are set to charm concert goers with their beautiful voices during the event.

Carolyn is from Northern Ireland and has sung numerous roles including Penelope in Il Tirorno d’Ulisse, Flora in La Traviata and the title role in Carmen. She trained at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and was on Northern Ireland’s Young Artist Programme, OTC in Dublin. In 2010, she was a Welsh National Opera (WNO) Associate Artist, the recipient of the WNO Chris Ball Bursary and the Sir John Moores Award, singing Mercedes Carmen and second lady in the Magic Flute.

Carolyn has worked previously with the City of London Sinfonia as well as with numerous other orchestras including Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. She has also worked with world class conductors including Sir David Willcocks, Jane Glover and Sir Charles Mackerras.

Tereza Gevorgyan comes from Armenia and is currently training at the National Opera Studio in London. She has performed a variety of roles from Musetta in La Boheme to Tatiana in Eugene Onegin. She has performed in world-class concert venues, Carnegie Hall and Chicago Symphony Hall.

Tereza has won numerous prizes including the Rosenblatt Recital Prize and the Edith Mary Clarke Cup for the best female singer. She was also winner of the Pavarotti Prize in 2013 and won the Les Azuriales Karaviotis Prize also that year.

Leader of Merton Council, Councillor Stephen Alambritis, said: "For the City of London Sinfonia to play in Wimbledon Park is hugely exciting for us. It would be wonderful to see local people from Merton as well as people from farther afield coming to SW19 for a fabulous evening of top quality music."

Chief executive of City of London Sinfonia Matthew Swann said: "We are delighted to be taking part in Classics in the Park, performing some of the most-loved classical music in the wonderful surroundings of Wimbledon Park."

July 7, 2015