Music comes to Marylebone thanks to Marylebone Square

Press Release


World-class musicians from around the globe will gather in Marylebone this summer, for a community music festival sponsored by Concord London the local developers of the magnificent Marylebone Square and The Great Portland developments both in Marylebone. Both Marylebone Square and The Great Portland are exciting mixed use regeneration schemes that will deliver a new community space, shops, restaurants and homes, which will compliment the rich history of our fantastic community.

All musical tastes will be catered for, with performers including Prog Rock Legend Rick Wakeman, Sue Perkins, Anna Richardson, Judith Owen, world class Chamber Musicians, The Royal Academy of Music String Quartets and The Royal British Legion Band. We invite all to attend, and enjoy the food, drink and other entertainment on offer. 

Events will be held across a week in June at some of Marylebone’s most prestigious and prominent locations, including Manchester Square, Wigmore Hall, the Wallace Collection and the Rudolf Steiner House Theatre.

Chris Murray, Managing Director of Concord London, said:

“We’re thrilled to be part of this festival. Events such as this really make the Marylebone area a true Village and its vibrant community one of the finest in London. Local events are an essential part of bringing the community together and reinforces our Village life – we are proud to be a part of this Festival”

Meghan Cassidy, Artistic Director of the Marylebone Music Festival, explained:

“We are delighted to be celebrating the fourth Marylebone Music Festival. The wonderful support of Concord London has enabled this year’s eclectic programme of music. All proceeds from the festival go to the West London Mission, and since 2016 we have raised over £21,000 for charity.”

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The programme for the festival is as follows:

Sunday 16th June
11am-5pm, The Marylebone Summer Festival
Stage on Marylebone Lane
Performances from Dan Healy, Nico Kaim, Imogen Roose, Barbershop-o-gram and The Landmark Brass
Free Event

Tuesday 18th June
7:30pm, St. James’s Spanish Place
Royal Academy of Music String Quartets
Free Event

Thursday 20th June
7:30pm, Rudolf Steiner House Theatre
Judith Owen (Welsh singer-songwriter, pianist and entertainer) “It’s a Masterclass on how a show should be done” Jackson Browne
Tickets: £15

Friday 21st June
11am, Wigmore Hall
Peter & the Wolf
Conductor: Graham Ross
Narrator: Samuel West
£4 per child, adults free

7:30pm, Wallace Collection Gallery
Chamber Music Concert
Henry Moore: Sculpting Musical Friendships

Britten String Quartet No.3 Op.94, Stravinsky Three Pieces for String Quartet, Tchaikovsky – Souvenir de Florence, Op. 70

Violins -Benjamin Nabarro, Natalie Klouda, Violas- Garfield Jackson, Meghan Cassidy Cellos – Gemma Rosefield, Ashok Klouda, Dancer- Phil Hulford
Tickets: £25, £20

9pm, Wallace Collection Restaurant
Marylebone Music Festival Banquet
Three course dinner including wine set in the Wallace Collection’s glass Roofed courtyard and sculpture garden. Patrons will enjoy a Festive Banquet on the night of the Summer Solstice with performances from Marylebone Music Festival Artists.
Tickets: £45

Saturday 22nd June
12:30pm, Regent’s Park Band Stand
Barbershop-o-gram
Free event

7:30pm, Hellenic Centre
Rick Wakeman: A Musical Journey with Sue Perkins & The Marylebone Music Festival Choir.
Performances from Rick Wakeman, Sue Perkins, Anna Richardson and The Marylebone Music Festival Choir of the pieces that shaped his legendary career.
Tickets: £25, under 18s £10

Sunday 23rd June
2:30pm, Manchester Square
The Marylebone Pleasure Gardens
Performances from The Barbershop-o-gram and The Marylebone Music Festival Band Directed by Major Craig Hallatt.
Tickets: £20, under 18s £5

All refreshments in the Garden are Free – Champagne, Marylebone Gin, Cake, Cheese boards from the Marylebone Hotel. The Marylebone Music Festival Raffle will be drawn by the Lord Mayor of Westminster.

FOR TICKETS TO THE MARYLEBONE MUSIC FESTIVAL GO TO:
www.marylebonemusicfestival.com

For more information please contact Kerstin Bowers at Concord London on 020 7307 1820, kerstin@concord-london.com