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By The River - brand new classical music festival - Alfie Boe, Sir Karl Jenkins, Laura Wright and more 11 Aug 2018 Henley-on-Thames

BRAND NEW CLASSICAL MUSIC FESTIVAL ANNOUNCED
BY THE RIVER
WITH CLASSIC FM

SATURDAY 11 AUGUST 2018
TEMPLE ISLAND MEADOWS, HENLEY-ON-THAMES

TICKETS ON SALE NOW

Laura Wright


ALFIE BOE
SIR KARL JENKINS, MILOŠ,
LAURA WRIGHT, ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA,
LONDON VOICES, ROYAL MARINES BAND
More performers to be announced

HOSTED BY CLASSIC FM’S JOHN SUCHET AND MARGHERITA TAYLOR

A brand new classical music festival, By The River, in association with Classic FM, is launching this summer on the banks of Henley-on-Thames.

Created by Broadwick Live, the special one-day festival with the UK’s most popular classical music station promises to be a truly spectacular experience. Hosted by Classic FM presenters John Suchet and Margherita Taylor, it will take place on Saturday 11 August 2018 in the Temple Island Meadows.

Confirmed to perform are Alfie BoeSir Karl JenkinsMilošLaura Wright, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, London Voices and the Royal Marines Band. Tickets are now on sale at: www.bytheriverfestival.com

Music lovers will be treated to the nation’s favourite classical pieces, performed by some of the world’s greatest classical musicians, all accompanied by the finest food and drink from award-winning caterers. This includes the Farmers’ Market, with the freshest organic produce from local producers, and the World Food Village, for a culinary trip around the globe from hand-picked food specialists.

A range of luxury experiences will be available, including exclusive VIP champagne gardens; chauffeur and river taxi services; premium picnics and also private cabanas with waiter service for up to ten guests, with the option of their own personal sound system and garden.

Britain’s biggest-selling tenor Alfie Boe will be performing in the picture-perfect Temple Island Meadows. From Les Misérables to his recent successful partnership with Michael Ball, Boe has achieved four top ten albums, along with platinum sales. Welsh composer and musician Sir Karl Jenkins is the world’s most-performed living composer and best known for works including PalladioAdiemus and The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace

Described as “classical music’s guitar hero”, Miloš will be taking to the stage at By The River with Classic FM this August. He is the first classical guitarist to have performed a solo recital at the Royal Albert Hall. Soprano sensation Laura Wright is the official anthem singer for the England Rugby team. As well as singing at the Rugby World Cup and the FA Cup Final, Laura performed a special version of the National Anthem for The Queen’s 90th birthday. 

Also joining the line-up is the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. London’s most prolific orchestra is known for the highest calibre of music-making, from world-class concert halls to supporting pop artists in sold-out arenas. By The River also features the internationally-renowned choral ensemble London Voices, and one of the world’s most versatile military bands, the Royal Marines Band.

The new festival will feature cutting-edge production and visuals to accompany the musicians and the most iconic classical music ever composed, building to a spectacular fireworks finale.

Neil Wyatt, By The River with Classic FM Festival Director: “We’re delighted to present some of the greatest classical performers in the world at one of the most unique and beautiful festival sites in the UK, and we’re excited to partner with Classic FM to make it happen. It’s going to be an unmissable and glorious evening of music in the summertime”.

By The River with Classic FM: Saturday 11 August 2018, Temple Island Meadows, Henley-on-Thames. Tickets are available at www.bytheriverfestival.com


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