World class orchestra at new culture centre in Knowsley
2 February 2012
The award-winning Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra is
upping sticks and coming to Knowsley.
The world famous orchestra is performing a concert of hit songs
from West End musicals at the new Knowsley Leisure and Cultural
Park on Friday February 24, at 7.30pm.
“A Touch of the West End” features hits from shows, including
Les Miserables, Cats, Evita, Chicago and Phantom of the Opera.
The concert is conducted by Anthony Gabriele with singers Rachel
Barrel, Annalisa Rossi, Glyn Kerslake and Ian MacLarnon.
It is the first time the orchestra has played at the
culture park in Longview Drive in Huyton which has facilities for
an 850 seat performance space.
The centre boasts the latest stage, sound and lighting effects
and yet tickets for the performance are just £12 for adults and £10
for children and concessions.
Michael Eakin, Chief Executive of Liverpool Philharmonic,
said: “We’ve been playing at venues in Knowsley every year for the
past 10 years.
“It’s very important to us to perform in the community across
the city region, so as many people as possible can hear music of
the highest quality.
“Not everyone is able to get to our home in the
Philharmonic Hall in Liverpool and we’re delighted to be making our
debut in this new venue.”
Knowsley Leisure and Culture Park opened late last year and
offers the latest in sporting facilities, including a wide range of
classes and two swimming pools.
But it also has a beauty and leisure spa, adult day care classes
and a fully equipped theatre space.
“We’ve invested to create the very best centre for leisure and
cultural events, ” said Cllr Eddie Connor, Knowsley’s cabinet
member for Leisure Community and Culture.
“The cultural facilities are second to none and can provide a
venue for both local community groups and world class artists.
“This concert is a chance to see an internationally
renowned orchestra right here on our doorsteps.”
There is a bar at the leisure and cultural park on the night of
performances and lots of parking. You can get tickets by calling
in, or ringing 0151 443 5619. You can also get tickets from
Halewood or Kirkby leisure centres.