A FIREWORK spectacular will end the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra’s Gala Concert in Ness Gardens.
Bosses at the garden attraction are thrilled to have secured the prestigious orchestra during Liverpool’s busy Capital of Culture year.
The concert on Saturday, July 5 will help Ness celebrate the Cheshire Year of Garden 2008 event as one of the county’s named “Gardens of Distinction”.
Led by Ian McMillan assisted by principal violinist Thelma Handy, the concert is expected to attract an audience of up to 2,000 people.
The core of the famous 64-acre University of Liverpool Botanic Gardens will be especially illuminated and amplified for the occasion, enabling concert goers to enjoy the music whether within the intimacy of the garden or front of stage.
All seating positions are on a first come first served basis and front of stage position cannot be guaranteed.
Listeners are invited to bring their own low-backed chairs, though seating hire is available, and picnic, though hampers are also available at a cost to be announced. No gazebos or lighted torches allowed – citronella candles only.
To order picnic hampers for the evening, contact Ness visitor services manger Val Hall on 0151 353 0123 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Gardens will be cleared of visitors at 5pm. Gates open 5.30pm, performance starts 7.30pm, ending about 9.30pm. Gardens close at 11pm.
Tickets are £25 bought in advance or £27.50 on the night, from the box office on 0151 353 0123Šor e-mail email@example.com