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Royal Philharmonic Orchestra to perform at Wembley Park’s ‘Green Parking’ for the first time

Wembley Park is set to host a ground-breaking musical event as the renowned Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) prepares to perform in an unexpected setting – a coach park.

The event, titled “Wemba’s Dream: Join the Journey,” is scheduled for this Sunday, September 3rd, and promises to blend music, arts, culture, and placemaking in a mesmerising way.

In an innovative partnership between the RPO and Wembley Park, the performance will see a fusion of musicians, poets, dancers, and carnival artists from the Borough of Brent and beyond, coming together to deliver a unique composition in Green Parking, an undercroft coach park designed to accommodate event-day coach parking at Wembley Stadium.

This marks the first time the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra will perform in a coach park, embracing the distinctive acoustic characteristics of the venue.

“Wemba’s Dream: Join the Journey” narrates the tale of Wemba, an Anglo-Saxon traveller who settled in what is now known as Wembley in the year 825 AD. The performance explores the diverse journeys people take in life, celebrating their resilience and determination in overcoming barriers through art.

The event, free to attend, showcases a blend of styles, including performances by St Michael & All Angels Steel Orchestra, Mahogany Carnival, Word Up, and the Sujata Banerjee Dance Company, all collaborating with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra to create an unforgettable experience.

Green Parking, primarily a coach park beneath Canada Gardens in Wembley Park, will transform into an urban canvas for this cultural event. The versatile space, which serves as an event venue in addition to its coach parking role, aligns perfectly with Wembley Park’s cultural placemaking strategy, breaking barriers between music, art, dance, and audience expectations.

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Sujata Banerjee Dance Company. Image credit: Aleksandra Warchol.

James Williams, Managing Director of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, expressed excitement about the event’s potential to connect audiences with music and performance art in new and unexpected ways. He said: “The common language of music has this incredible power to enrich communities, break down barriers and create connections.

“By bringing Wemba’s Dream: Join the Journey to Green Parking, we are seeking to challenge preconceptions about how music can and should be enjoyed. This exciting new challenge will enable audiences to connect with music and performance art in a new way.”

“Wemba’s Dream: Join the Journey” will offer three performances on Sunday September 3rd, at 1:15pm, 2:30pm, and 3:45pm. The event promises to be a fusion of music, dance, poetry, and carnival arts, presenting an immersive experience.

Admission is free, but tickets must be booked in advance through www.wembleypark.com/wembas-dream.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to witness the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’s exceptional performance in an unconventional setting.

For further information, follow Wembley Park on Facebook, Instagram, or visit www.wembleypark.com/wembas-dream.

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