The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra are used to performing on more unusual locations, including hot air balloons, ornamental gardens, and stately homes steeped in history. This time however, they were surrounded by a different kind of history – Brooklands, the birthplace of motor racing, now home to Mercedes Benz World.
300 ticketed guests enjoyed the orchestra’s performance of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, a beautiful performance of Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter led by solo violinist Duncan Riddell. Prior to the performance, every lady who attended was handed a single yellow rose.
Mercedes Benz World Managing Director Peter O’Halloran, commented: “This memorable evening provided those of us fortunate enough to be present with an opportunity to hear different styles of music, taste wonderful food and see and touch beautiful cars, both old and new.”
Last summer saw Brooklands sell-out concerts by Sir Elton John, Sugababes and McFly, Mercedes Benz World has placed itself firmly on the map as a venue for prestigious events.
Two years of opening, the UK’s largest automotive brand experience centre has now seen nearly 600,000 visitors through its doors, while the 70,000 motorists who have endeavoured the handling and off-road circuits have collectively driven the equivalent of 32 times around the Earth!Published 5 November 2008