Posts tagged ‘Proms in the park’

July 13, 2012

TGI Frigga the IIIrd

by 3arn0wl

Friday afternoon, and the musicians from the Poppleton Orchestra have joined forces with the Poppleton Firemen to perform @ the bandstand in the park.

They presented a formal selection of music:

Symphony No.59 in A ‘Fire’ – Joseph Haydn

Fire of eternal glory – Dmitri Shostakovich


Firebird – Igor Stravinsky

But the firemen just had to play their signature tune as an encore.

August 12, 2011

Holy Bandstand

by 3arn0wl

The Proms in the Park went off with a larger than anticipated bang last night.

Members of The Sealed Knot had been engaged to set off their cannons during the performance of Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture.

Unfortunately however, in what can only have been an oversight, live cannon balls were used, which tore through the bandstand roof and exploded in the gardens some 35 meters away, creating large craters in the flower beds.

“That roof looks more like a bloomin’ colander now – it’s completely ruined,” said on-the-scene fireman,  Walter Sprayer. “Our band won’t be able to perform here for some time.”

Thankfully there were no fatalities during the performance, but apparently Noah Wan was slightly injured.

The Sealed Knot have subsequently pledged to make reparation before next weekend’s concert.