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Pete Tong

Presents Ibiza Classics performed by The Heritage Orchestra conducted by Jules Buckley.

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Following the incredible success of the BBC Radio 1’s Ibiza Prom at the Royal Albert Hall last summer, Pete Tong will bring Ibiza Classics along with The Heritage Orchestra to The O2 on Thursday 1 December 2016.

The prom was a musical homage to Ibiza. With its infectious, energetic brand of club music reworked by the 60-piece Heritage Orchestra, singers, and synths, directed by the acclaimed conductor Jules Buckley, this new arena show will promise once again to bring an unforgettable dance-party to London.

As the voice of Radio 1’s prestigious dance programming, Pete has held a commanding presence over the industry for more than two decades. His unique position has earned him a reputation as the global ambassador of dance music.

Pete will be joined by Conductor Jules Buckley, Artistic Director Chris Wheeler and The Heritage Orchestra. Composer, orchestrator and conductor Jules Buckley has made a name for himself as one of Europe’s most in-demand conductors of hip contemporary orchestral projects. Currently the Chief Conductor of Holland’s renowned Metropole Orkest and the Musical Director of the UK’s Heritage Orchestra, his daring approach to crossing and linking musical genres has brought him widespread acclaim. Buckley’s recent highlights include acclaimed collaborations with Gregory Porter, Tori Amos, Laura Mvula, Goldie, Markus Stockhausen, Michael Kiwanuka and UK house music duo Basement Jaxx and two Latin Grammy nominations.

Chris Wheeler produces cutting-edge orchestral shows around the world working with artists such as Björk, Giorgio Moroder, Squarepusher, and Goldie. Chris’s understanding of modern production values incorporating new technology, visual art, sound design, and classical performance, fuels his fresh stance on orchestral performance.

The Heritage Orchestra is the orchestra that rocks out arenas, messes with other people’s music, and keeps orchestral tradition in the cellar. Since 2004 this renegade ensemble has collaborated with Aphex Twin, Tim Minchin, The National, Ben Folds, Anna Calvi, and regularly performs on the world’s most renowned stages from the Sydney Opera House to the Royal Albert Hall. They are unique in their use of sound, visual, and electronics, and they don’t play classical music; an approach that has defined them one of the most progressive and vibrant large ensembles around.

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Tickets go on general sale at 9.30am on Friday 11 March and are available at AXS.com or by calling 08448 24 48 24

www.theo2.co.uk

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