Concert Saturday 17th May 2014 at 19:45

Hector Berlioz

Berlioz Three movements from the Dramatic Symphony "Roméo et Juliette" Speaker symbol
Love Scene, Queen Mab Scherzo, and Romeo Alone and Capulet's Ball

Bernstein Symphonic Dances from West Side Story Speaker symbol

Tchaikovsky Romeo and Juliet Overture Speaker symbol

We end our season with three very different works depicting Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Tchaikovsky’s sublime fantasy overture weaves the main themes of the story into twenty minutes of orchestral perfection. In West Side Story, Leonard Bernstein transplants the two doomed lovers to jazzy 1950’s New York. His Symphonic Dances leave the listener breathless as they are shamelessly bombarded with many of the twentieth century’s best tunes, including ‘Maria’, ‘America’ and ‘Cool.’ Berlioz was equally inspired, especially by his wife-to-be’s performance as Shakespeare’s Juliet. His ‘take’ on the work is bursting with harmonic imagination, fervent power, eloquent emotion and frustrated desire.

Concert location

Concerts are at Langley Park Centre for the Performing Arts, Langley Park School for Boys, South Eden Park Road, Beckenham BR3 3BP.

Arriving by car

There is now ample parking in front of the hall, with places reserved for disabled drivers and step-free access for wheelchair users. A large banner with the words "CONCERT HERE" marks the Hawksbrook Lane turning from South Eden Park Road on concert days. The car park entrance is then approximately 200 metres on the left. 

Arriving by public transport

Trains run from Charing Cross or Hayes (Kent) to Eden Park station every 30 mins. It's advisable to check in case of weekend maintenance work. Bus 352 runs from Bromley North station or from Beckenham to the east end of Hawksbrook Lane about every 20 minutes. Bus 358 runs from Bromley South station or from Beckenham to the west end of Hawksbrook Lane about every 15 minutes (alight at "Elderslie Close").

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