To celebrate the 80th anniversary of the world-renowned Abbey Road Studios, American Express have organised the inaugural Symphony at the Park event this weekend (from 5pm daily). The picturesque surroundings of West London’s Chiswick House and Gardens play host to the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra who perform both new and classic rock, pop and epic film scores. Divided into 2 themed days, Saturday offers full symphonic versions of timeless rock and pop anthems from The Beatles, Elgar, Radiohead, Oasis, Kate Bush, Queen, Elbow, The Hollies, Radiohead and more. Sunday, in contrast, is movie day with a number of iconic film scores belted out for all and sundry, including John Williams classics from the ‘Star Wars’ saga, ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ and the memorable use of Richard Strauss in ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’.
For info, see Symphony in the Park listing.