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Royal Philharmonic Orchestra to kick off new cultural programme in Corby

  • Date: 5 August 2014
  • Area: Midlands
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Credit: Photograph by Bill Hiskett

The new Creative people and places programme in Corby, Northamptonshire, will launch with a concert featuring the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra alongside new music by the town’s own Head of Snakes and Deep Roots Tall Trees Choir.

On Sunday 23 August audiences will gather at Steel Park, the home of Corby Town Football Club, for the ‘Big Summer Night Out’ concert to launch, Made in Corby, the new Creative people and places programme taking place across the town and borough over the next three years.

The evening will feature music chosen by the people of Corby and performed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Anthony Weeden. Highlights from the concert will include Coates’ ‘Dam Busters’ and Mosolov’s ‘Iron Foundry’, with rhythms and associations reminiscent of Corby’s history as a steel town.

As part of the evening’s line-up up, international jazz singer Barb Jungr will be joined on stage by Corby’s own Head of Snakes and the Deep Roots Tall Trees Choir to perform their new piece, ‘Song Cycle for Corby’.

Tickets for the Big Summer Night Out are £15 or £5 for concessions and can be bought here.

“Creative people and places is part of the Arts Council’s ambition to invest in and share great art and culture and to create opportunities for people to get involved with artistic and cultural activities,” said Peter Knott, Area Director, Arts Council England.

“Hearing the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra perform at your local football ground might not be what you expect to see after the match on a Saturday afternoon, but I’m sure the ‘Big Summer Night Out’ will be a fantastic evening that gives people a taste for what Made in Corby can offer over the next three years.

“I look forward to seeing how the programme develops to give more people the opportunity to experience and enjoy great art, engaging those who otherwise might not have taken part.”

Find out more

To find out more about the Arts Council’s Creative people and places programme click here