Spectacular Summer Music in Marylebone and Regent’s Park will be bigger and better
Marylebone, March 2019
Marylebone and The Regent’s Park locals and visitors have a real treat in store with this year’s spectacular line-up of music events (many free) for all the family.
The Marylebone Music Festival, the Regent’s Park Music Festival on the Bandstand and the JMI’s KLEZMER IN THE PARK: The London Mix, will join forces to provide music in and around Marylebone from June to September.
The season kicks off with the Marylebone Music Festival running from 16th to 23rd June comprising events designed to capture the spirit of the former Marylebone Pleasure Gardens – a public concert venue situated in the grounds of the old manor house of Marylebone until the late 18th century.
Festival organiser, Meghan Cassidy, said: “We’re delighted to be celebrating Marylebone Music Festival’s fourth year, with an eclectic programme of music including performances from Rick Wakeman, Sue Perkins, Judith Owen and world-class chamber musicians. Our sensational festival finale in Manchester Square will include performances from The Royal British Legion with FREE Champagne and Marylebone Gin.”
All proceeds from the Marylebone Music Festival go to the West London Mission, which supports local homeless people. Since 2016 the Marylebone Music Festival has raised over £21,000 for charity.
The Regent’s Park Music Festival 0n the Bandstand will be a bigger and better version of last year’s fantastic programme of FREE Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday concerts. Once again, the bandstand, located on Holme Green between the Boating Lake and Inner Circle, will come alive with music from 12.30 to 17.30 every Sunday afternoon and Bank Holiday Monday from June 23rd to September 1st. Music will be played by local concert bands, choirs, brass bands, jazz big bands and small ensembles – entertainment perfect for summer picnics and outings.
Bandstand festival organiser Mark Elliott said: “It’s a joy to see the pleasure these concerts give to residents and visitors who hear the bandstand come alive with a fantastic programme of music for all. We’re grateful to the park management and to our many sponsors who enable us to bring music to the park every summer weekend”
JMI’s KLEZMER IN THE PARK : The London Mix – will close the Bandstand season on Sunday September 8th with a Gala Finale. KLEZMER IN THE PARK is a sensational free event lasting all day and providing entertainment for all the family.
The star line-up for the Finale this year includes the very best of international musicians who will perform from 12:30hrs until 18.30hrs.
JMI Chair Jennifer Jankel, said: “This is our 10th KLEZMER IN THE PARK festival and we love the pleasure it gives to residents and visitors to the Park. Everyone is welcome, young or old. It is wonderful to see the joy that people experience at this annual event.”
Festival programme summary
MARYLEBONE MUSIC FESTIVAL
“Overture”16th June – “Finale” 23rd June – with concerts every day
REGENT’S PARK MUSIC FESTIVAL ON THE BANDSTAND
“Overture” 23rd June – “Finale” 1st September – with concerts every Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday 12.30 to 17.30
JMI’s KLEZMER IN THE PARK: The London Mix
Sunday 8th September 12:30 to 18:30