Please note: As measures to slow the spread of Coronavirus continue, we have made the decision to keep our beautiful building closed. We will reopen neither as a theatre nor as a bar before 22nd June. We have contacted all bookers for I'm a Rock 'n' Roll Star.
and Vivaldi were the original rock ‘n’ roll stars.
Both took cities famed for
parties by storm, were virtuoso performers as well as composers, and led lives
that were as chaotic and incident filled as any rock ’n’ roll colossus from the
60s, 70s or 80s.
of London Sinfonia presents the music of these incredible composers in the
exhilarating and intimate atmosphere that they would have known in their own
day – more akin to a small-scale gig than the concert hall. The Orchestra is joined by pianist Robert Levin and Norwegian violinist Terje Tønnesen who each recapture the party spirit and decadence of the composers’ cities – Mozart’s enlightenment Vienna and Vivaldi’s baroque Venice.
with Robert Levin
20th – 21st May, 7.30pm
Robert Levin joins City of London Sinfonia to perform two Mozart concertos,
no.18 and no.19, improvising solos and using ideas and tunes suggested by the
audience – just as, legend recalls, Mozart did.
with Terje Tønnesen
22nd – 23rd May, 7.30pm
violinist Terje Tønnesen and City of London Sinfonia recapture the party spirit
and decadence of Vivaldi’s Venice with a unique take on the Baroque composer’s
most famous work, The Four Seasons, and music by other violin virtuosos
Four Seasons (relaxed concert)
23rd May, 2.30pm
City of London Sinfonia
performs Vivaldi’s most famous work, The Four Seasons, in a relaxed,
afternoon performance with introductions from the Orchestra’s musicians.
City of London
Robert Levin – piano/director
Terje Tønnesen – violin/director
Running times: approximately 2 hours, including an interval