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SOLD OUT – Music of the Spheres – Story of Water

Eye Music Trust presents Music of the Spheres at Compton Verney.

Sun 23 August 2020, 12.00pm7.30pm

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SOLD OUT – Music of the Spheres – Story of Water

Eye Music Trust and Compton Verney in partnership have created a spectacular Outdoor Event with performances designed for the “new normal” of social distancing. Please note, our house and galleries we will be closed on this day, our Welcome Centre, Toilets, Gift Shop and refreshments will be available and open. Please bring your own chairs. 


NEW PRICES – Local Pass Holders, please contact us if you have already booked
Non-Members – £12
Access All Areas Members – £7*
Local Pass holders – £10
Children 5-15 Years – £4
Under 5’s FREE

*Guest Passes are not valid for this day. 

There will be three performances of c.90 minutes throughout the afternoon of Sunday August 23rd, 12 noon, 3pm and 6pm.
Ticket check opens 1 hour prior to each time slot, please only arrive a maximum of 1 hour before your chosen time slot.
Visitors will leave the site at the end of the performance.  

The highlight of each performance will be Music of the Spheres with a giant Sphere the size of a four-storey building floating on the Compton Verney lake!

Each show starts with dancers and musicians within land-based Spheres moving around the audience – a perfect way for a performance to be “socially-distanced” and a great theatrical spectacle. The middle part of the show features performances on unusual and sculptural instruments from around the world with musicians playing under a large sculptural canopy. The finale of each show is “Music of the Spheres”. Composed and played by Simon Desorgher on the flute, the performance all takes place within giant Spheres and Domes. The giant Sphere the size of a four-storey building is launched onto the lake with aerial dancer Claire Crook inside, spinning and spiralling on silks suspended from the centre.  The Sphere performs a ballet on the lake as it moves over the surface of the water controlled by the Eye Music technical team.

At the end of each show there will be ample time for the audience to change over in a relaxed way with plenty of space for social distancing.

The Eye Music Trust Music of the Spheres event is funded by the Arts Council of England

Eye Music Trust is an Arts Council National Portfolio Organisation and has been running unusual events with large sculptures and music for over 30 years. Their most well-known events are with Colourscape – a large walk-in labyrinth of colour and light where performances of music and dance take place. Other events are large outdoor spectaculars such as Music of the Spheres, Symphonies of Church Bells taking place right across urban areas and Symphonies of Steam, Water and Fire with steam traction engines, pyrotechnics and large percussive instruments.