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The Gala Symphony Concert

Wed 5 July 2023

Shirley Hall

19:30 – 10:00


As King’s Week draws to a close, we open the Gala Symphony Concert with Brahms’ Academic Festival Overture, followed by movements from Kabalevsky’s Piano Concerto, David’s Trombone Concerto and Schumann’s Piano Concerto. Saint-Saëns’ playful and exotic Bacchanale (from Samson and Delilah) follows the interval, before our 6a soloists return with memories of Viktor Narvoski’s plight in John Williams’ The Terminal and the first movement of Elgar’s Cello Concerto. Finally, Benjamin Britten’s Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra brings King’s Week to an end.

Black tie has traditionally been worn and is encouraged but if you do not have, or would feel uncomfortable in, black tie then please do feel free to wear other smart attire.

Patrons are invited to picnic on the Green Court prior to evening performances.

Guaranteed refunds will not be possible, but please do let us know if you are unable to attend an event you booked, since we will try to sell your ticket on.

Parents are advised to order tickets for their children. Performances are open to the public and free seats cannot be reserved for members of the school.

Those coming by car are advised to use the public car parks in either St Radigund’s Street or Broad Street. Parking in The Precincts is restricted.

Tickets do tend to sell fast, so most bookings are restricted to six tickets per event.

The ticket price includes a complimentary drink in the interval.

The concert will be livestreamed here: