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Wed, 28 Feb

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O2 universum Prague

MIKE OLDFIELD - TUBULAR BELLS

A unique show built on the extraordinary musical project of British multi-instrumentalist and composer Mike Oldfield – Tubular Bells. This show will be live in Czechia for the first time. Tubular Bells is a seminal work by Mike Oldfield that has influenced musicians worldwide.

MIKE OLDFIELD - TUBULAR BELLS
MIKE OLDFIELD - TUBULAR BELLS

Time & Location

28 Feb 2024, 19:00 – 22:00

O2 universum Prague, Českomoravská 2345/17, 190 00 Prague 9-Libeň, Czechia

About the event

To celebrate the 50th anniversary since its release, the iconic composition by Mike Oldfield – Tubular Bells – will be performed under the baton of Robin Smith. The concert show Tubular Bells 50th Anniversary will also feature other compositions by Mike Oldfield, such as Moonlight Shadow, Summit Day, Family Man, and Ommadawn.

Tubular Bells, the best-selling instrumental album of all time, was originally released as the debut of the up-and-coming Mike Oldfield on May 25, 1973. Composed two years earlier, Oldfield personally recorded all the instruments for the album. The global popularity of Tubular Bells was further boosted by its use in the film The Exorcist, where the first part of the album was featured. In the UK alone, the album sold almost 3 million copies.

Conductor and composer Robin Smith, leading the concert show Tubular Bells 50th Anniversary, is thrilled to conduct a work he has loved since 1973 when he first heard it. He collaborated with Mike Oldfield on Tubular Bells 2 and 3, including live performances at Edinburgh Castle, Horseguards Parade in London, The Millennium Bell in Berlin, and the 2012 Olympics in London.

“The Tubular Bells 50th Anniversary performance premiered at the Royal Festival Hall in London in August 2021 and was a great success. It is a celebration and tribute to Mike Oldfield, who, in my opinion, is one of the greatest English composers of the last century. For me personally, along with the musicians, it is a real privilege to perform this extraordinary work. Today, it is as fresh as when Mike created it in 1971. And I love the opportunity to introduce it to both new audiences and those who, like me, are completely captivated whenever they hear this composition,” describes Robin Smith enthusiastically the Tubular Bells 50th Anniversary concert show.

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