Cream recently announced a night of dance music classics as you’ve possibly never heard them before, the soundtrack to a generation, performed by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra in one of Liverpool’s most iconic buildings - Liverpool Cathedral. Saturday 16 April 2016 brings together three of the city’s cultural institutions for an event that will see global dance brand Cream collaborate with musicians from the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra to transform some of the greatest dance classics from the electronic music genre.
This concert, a first for the city, will see a 60 piece orchestra come together to perform classical arrangements of some of Cream’s classic anthems from the last two decades featuring special guest vocalists and performances. The event will be curated by dance music duo and former Cream residents K-Klass, who have carefully selected the sound track for the concert and will see their selection orchestrally come to life in a new light with symphony orchestra.
Key contributors include Executive Producer Dave Green from Liverpool’s Amertiz Music and conductor and arranger Tim Crooks, whose wealth of experience spans different sectors of the music industry. Commenting about the forthcoming event Tim said:
“This is an amazing project that unites the musical forces of Liverpool in one massive feast for the ears. So many colours and sounds from synthesisers originate from acoustic instruments that there’s a clear and exciting sound world that is shared between these two bodies, rich for exploration. This common musical ground is so powerful as we have all the colours and textures of an orchestra, mixed with beats, bass lines, live vocalists and one epic sound system! This will be truly incredible.”
At the heart of Liverpool’s cultural life, the award winning Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra is the UK’s oldest continuing professional symphony orchestra, founded in 1840 by a group of Liverpool music-lovers and whose original ethos remains to this day – to promote the love of music and music-making.
Sandra Parr, Liverpool Philharmonic’s Artistic Planning Director said: “We’ve worked with many of Liverpool’s great artists from across every style of music, though this will be the first time we’ve worked with Liverpool’s iconic, international club brand and it’s a collaboration that we’re really looking forward to. The magnificent setting of Liverpool Cathedral, the fantastic sound of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra along with the essential Cream club mix is set to be a memorable night of great music in the city.”
As the UK’s biggest cathedral, and famously called “one of the great buildings of the world” by Poet Sir John Betjeman, this 20th century architectural masterpiece dominates Liverpool’s skyline. Resonating with all its heritage, history, ambition and creative possibilities, a centre of worship, learning, culture and tourism, making this the perfect backdrop for such a unique and special event. In addition it is home to the largest pipe organ in the UK, the power of which will be felt at Cream Classics. Eryl Parry, Director of Enterprise at Liverpool Cathedral said:
“This event represents a unique collaboration of two internationally-renowned Liverpool artistic forces in this world-class venue. An extraordinary evening in this awesome space, is, put simply, a pretty mind-blowing prospect”.
This event is the first of a series of special events Cream will be staging in their home city following the closure of their spiritual home Nation, which shuts its doors for the final time on Boxing night.
Tickets on sale from 10am today (Pre-sale), and 10am tomorrow (General) from www.ticketmaster.co.uk