An American in Paris and more come rain or shine with Kimichi - The Solihull Observer

An American in Paris and more come rain or shine with Kimichi

Solihull Editorial 22nd Jul, 2021   0

BE transported to America with Kimichi Symphony Orchestra at Hartlebury Castle this Saturday, July 24.

And the message, with rain forecast on the day, is come prepared and enjoy the concert whatever the weather!

The orchestra was formed in 2018 by Sally Alexander MBE, headteacher of the Kimichi School in Acocks Green, which puts music at the heart of its curriculum.

An d thanks to its prowess, audiences will be transported to the United States at Hartlebury Castle with a programme that features George Gershwin’s An American in Paris, renowned songs from his pen and the symphonic dances from classic musical West Side Story.

Audience members are invited to bring a picnic, chair and blanket and settle in the stunning grounds of Hartlebury Castle to enjoy the performance.

“Live music has been so absent in our lives and we cannot wait to begin reimagining our favourite pieces one again. KSO proudly tackles large-scale and ambitious programmes with orchestras of up to 100 players and this concert is no different,” said Sally.

“We cannot wait to perform together again with the stunning Hartlebury Castle as our backdrop.”

Chantel Summerfield, operations manager at Hartlebury Castle said: “Kimichi Symphony Orchestra are brilliant musicians and we’re delighted to welcome them to the Castle.

“Their music is spectacular and will leave the audience enchanted and humming the pieces all the way home!”

KSO will be conducted by Principal Conductor Keith Slade, and led by Charlotte Moseley.

‘An American in Paris’ is this Saturday, July 24 at 6pm and gates open at 5pm.

Tickets cost £12.50 for adults, and £5 for children. Under 5s are free and can be booked online at (booking fees apply).


Receive a weekly update to your inbox by signing up to our weekly newsletter.

Public Notices

View and download all of the public notices in the Solihull Observer.


Find a career you'll love with our free career finder website.


Weddings, Birthdays, Bereavements, Thank you notices, Marriages and more.