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Darley Park Concert

The Darley Park concert is the UK’s biggest free outdoor classical concert

Come along and be part of the 30,000 strong crowd at one of the UK’s biggest free outdoor classical concerts, in the stunning natural amphitheatre that is Darley Park.

An evening of classical music and fireworks, the theme this year is "couples" – don’t forget your picnic!

Car Parking £5 at St Benedict Catholic School.

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The Theme
Couples come in all varieties: from wildly romantic to completely platonic; from magical and mysterious to business-like, matter-of-fact, working partnerships; from the caring-and-sharing to the out-and-out warring... This years Darley Park Concert explores the full breadth of the theme through a sparkling selection of tunes, with connections explained and pieces introduced by returning conductor James Holmes, joined for vocal selections by soloists Oliver Johnston (tenor), Rosalind Coad (soprano) and members of the Big Adventures Youth Theatre Company.

The Programme
This year's programme includes:

Glinka: Rusian and Ludmilla Overture

Prokofiev: Montagues & Capulets

Bernstein: Tonight

Gershwin: Porgy and Bess Selection

Rodgers/Hammerstein: March of the Siamese Children

Gilbert/Sullivan: Pirates of Penzance Overture

Mendelssohn: Wedding March from A Midsummer Night's Dream

Puccini: Selection from La Boheme

Williams: Theme to Superman

Mozart: Marriage of Figaro Overture

Elgar: Nimrod

Tchaikovsky: Finale to Swan Lake

Jacobs/Casey: Summer Nights

Mercury/Moran: Barcelona

Offenbach: Infernal Galop ('Can-Can')

Comments from last years event:
Spectacular evening at the Darley Abbey concert - thank you @derbylive#lovederby

Fantastic evening at Darley Park Concert. Top effort to everyone behind the event @DerbyLIVE

Well done @DerbyLIVE and @sinfoniavivauk Great night at #Darley14 with fantastic firework finale! #Derbyshire

Great time at @DerbyLIVE's#DarleyParkConcert thoroughly recommended!

Great evening, loved the music and you excelled yourselves with the fireworks this year. We have never missed a year since the start.

#darley14 finale, congrats @DerbyLIVE it was fantastic and jaw-dropping #classicderby

Why not watch last year's promo to find out a bit more about the event: