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Angels in the Forest - Westonbirt Arboretum


Angels in the Forest - Westonbirt Arboretum

Vanessa-Mae, the world famous violin virtuoso, has announced further details regarding her West Country date this summer, when she will be appearing at Westonbirt Arboretum as part of the Forestry Commission's 2009 concert season.

Along with her band, she will be accompanied by the National Symphony Orchestra conducted by Anthony Inglis and special guests the classical supergroup All Angels, who will feature as part of the performance. In 2006, All Angels released the fastest-selling debut for a classical act in the UK, which earned them a platinum disc. They went on to release their second album and now the female foursome has generated sales in excess of 500,000. They have just finished working on their 3rd album which will be released
later this year. The evening will culminate in a spectacular fireworks extravaganza.

A prolific talent, Vanessa-Mae was the youngest violinist ever to record the Tchaikovsky and Beethoven violin concertos and had three classical albums to her credit when she was only 13 years old. In her mid-teens she shattered the mould of the classical virtuoso with the release of her album 'The Violin Player', forging a new style that has made her a
multi-million-selling worldwide phenomenon and the breakthrough artist who virtually defined the fusion of classical and pop that became known as crossover. The albums that followed confirmed this success - worldwide sales have topped 10 million so far, earning more than 40 international platinum awards - making her a superstar for whom there seem to be no musical limits.

For Westonbirt Arboretum, Simon Hough said 'We are very pleased to have in place a very exciting programme as the final concert in this year's live music series.'

The Forestry Commission is committed to taking woodlands to new audiences, and making them relevant to people in new ways. The forest tour is self-sustaining, paying for itself, and providing valuable revenue to plough back into the woodland in a variety of environmental and social projects.

Vanessa-Mae with the National Symphony Orchestra and All Angels will be performing at Westonbirt Arboretum, Tetbury, Glos, on Saturday 18th July 2009. Tickets £29.50 (subject to booking fee) are available from the ticket hotline tel 01842 814612 or buy online at www.forestry.gov.uk/music.


Explore Gloucestershire
22 May 2009


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