The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra gets into its stride again with informal 75-minute performances. Get to know the orchestra's sections with an introduction to the Brass and Percussion (30 Sept, 1:15PM), the versatile Wind players (14 Oct, 1:15PM) and the indispensable Strings (11 Nov, 1:15PM). These Wednesday lunchtime sessions slip neatly into the working day or between errands.
And here's a Christmas treat for all the family: on Mon 21 Dec, the Mozart Symphony Orchestra performs the world premiere of a new adaptation of The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. The book has been re-worked into a piece for narrator and orchestra by Philip Mackenzie. And in the manner of the classic Peter and the Wolf, each character is represented by a different instrument of the orchestra. The concert also includes a showing of The Snowman with live soundtrack.
Cadogan Hall can safely welcome an audience of 300. Photo: Alex MacNaughton
There are two performances of The Gruffalo and The Snowman, at 1:30PM and 4:30PM. Click here for more details. Booking opens on Fri 4 Sept.
Book yourself in for New Year's Eve at the Cadogan when Rainer Hersch and his comic band of instrumentalists see off 2020 with a brand-new programme of games, tricks and jokes for conductor, orchestra, and audience. Music includes Pachelbel's Canon – the Remix, Ravel's Bolero and Wagner's The Ride of the Valkyries. Special guests include BBC Radio 4’s Zeb Soanes and I Fagiolini (31 Dec, 3PM, & 7PM). Click here for more details. Booking opens on Fri 4 Sept.
This year’s EFG London Jazz Festival runs from Friday 13 to Sunday 22 November. Details of two Cadogan Hall performances will be announced in September.
Cadogan Hall can seat 300 with social distancing. Booking opens on Fri 4 Sept
|What||Cadogan Hall live: music for an audience of 300|
|Where||Cadogan Hall, 5 Sloane Terrace, London , SW1X 9DQ | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Sloane Square (underground)|
30 Sep 20 – 31 Dec 20, regular events, times vary
|Website||Click here for more information and booking|