One of the most popular events in Hull’s musical calendar is returning this weekend, and you’re invited to enjoy a stellar line-up of performances.
Taking place in the beautiful grounds of Hymers College in west Hull, the highly anticipated Classics in the Park returns on Saturday.
Classics in the Park is a vibrant outdoor event that includes performances by the Classics Concert Orchestra, four amazing voices from Opera North, award-winning street food and a spectacular firework finale – and it’s set to be a fantastic evening for all ages.
Organised and hosted by broadcaster Blair Jacobs said: “This year we have Andrew Penny returning as musical director, which guarantees a first-rate concert. Andrew is the longest serving Musical Director of the Hull Philharmonic Orchestra and has been Head of Woodwind at Hymers College since 1977, so audiences are in for a real treat.”
The event is specially designed to be a safe, friendly and awe-inspiring celebration.
Spreading out across the lush field surrounded by greenery, audience members can choose to take blankets, deckchairs and picnics, or arrange to set up a marquee or gazebo.
There’s also the option to bring your own food, picnic and wine, or enjoy incredible food from Shoot the Bull, locally roasted coffee from The Blending Room and a range of refreshments at the bar.
Performing on the night are Beth Mackay (Mezzo Soprano), a former pupil of Hymers College; Katie Bird (Soprano), a graduate of the prestigious National Opera Studio; Robert Anthony Gardiner (Tenor), who has toured extensively across the UK; and Matthew Palmer (Baritone), a Concordia Foundation Artist whose career has seen him perform at LSO St. Luke’s, the Oxford Lieder Festival and St. Martin-in-the-Fields.
This impressive line-up is supported by the Classics Concert Orchestra, comprising fifty professional players from across the local area.
“Classics in the Park also raises money for a very worthy cause,” said Blair. “Guests will enjoy knowing that a percentage of profits goes to Emmaus Hull, which is working toward setting up a purpose-built community building for the city’s homeless population.”
Gates open at 5.30pm, music commences at 7.30pm, and the firework finale ends at 11pm.
Tickets to Classics in the Park cost £19.50 in advance, and are available at www.classicsinthepark.co.uk or by calling 07534 614247. Alternatively, entry can be purchased on the gate for £25.