MK Dons SET & Milton Keynes City Orchestra (MKCO) partner to present Sporting Proms

Fri 8 Sep 2017 - posted by Stefanie Duffy

To celebrate MK Dons SET 10th Birthday and Milton Keynes 50th Birthday, MK Dons SET presents an evening of iconic sporting themes along with a traditional ‘last night of the proms’ spectacular to be performed by Milton Keynes City Orchestra.

This event will take place in Arena MK on Friday 17th November with the doors opening at 6.30 pm and the programme beginning at 7pm.

The support programme kicks off with a performance of the winning ‘Song for MK’ followed by many well-known (and some not-so-well known) songs with sporting connections

Conducted by Damian Iorio, the Orchestra’s programme will feature well known sporting themes, that we’ll be linking to local sporting milestones, such as Match of the Day; Ravel’s Bolero (Torvill and Dean’s music for their iconic gold medal winning routine from the 1984 Olympics); Chariots of Fire; Nessun Dorma (used as the Theme for Italia ’90 coverage) amongst others.

The finale will deliver a ‘Last Night at the Proms’ experience with rousing renditions of all the traditional favourites including Jerusalem; Rule Britannia; and, Pomp and Circumstance. It cannot fail to please and is the perfect pre-Christmas event and a great way tocelebrate the SET’s and Milton Keynes’ birthdays.

Tickets are now available to buy and you can do so by visiting MK Dons Box Office or calling 0333 200 5343 or online at: www.mkdonsset.com/set-10th-birthday  and ticket prices are £20 for an adult, £10 for a child and £50 for a family (2 Adults & 2 children)

You can have a front row experience and enjoy the atmosphere to its upmost by purchasing a table of ten for £400 (Limited number available)

John Cove, Chief Executive of MK Dons SET, expressed ‘We’re delighted that MKCO are supporting us not only with SET’s birthday celebrations but also MK50. It’s fantastic that we have been able to adapt the set to include iconic sporting themes which represents sport in Milton Keynes. We look forward to welcoming and celebrating with the MK Community’

Marian Livingstone, Chairman of MKCO, added ' It's a great honour for MKCO to be chosen to celebrate the 10th anniversary of MK Dons SET, we have great admiration for the community impact of this highly successful MK charity. This is our first time performing under cover in the arena and our music director Damian Iorio has had great fun working up the sporting music programme with the SET team. A unique MK50 concert finale. '

For any enquiries on this event you can email: sportingproms@mkdonsset.com

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