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City of London Festival
It’s hard to compete with the impressive venues that host this annual Square Mile of concerts. From an orchestral oratorio in St Paul’s Cathedral to tenor Ian Bostridge singing lieder in Mansion House (Jun 30) and New Zealand String Quartet playing Brahms at Goldsmiths’ Hall (Jul 8). Meanwhile, there is a chance to play 12 street guitars, stashed inside the more modest upturned boats.
Talk about musique concrète! Peckham’s disused multi-storey car park is the setting for summer concerts from the 60-strong Multi-Story Orchestra under Christopher Stark, alongside recitals in a smaller ‘strawditorium’ space.
Orquesta Filarmónica de México UNAM
As this is officially ‘The Year of the UK in Mexico and Mexico in the UK’, let the party continue as the Mexican Philharmonic hits town to play music from the two cultures. South America is represented in works by Arturo Marquez and José Pablo Moncayo, while violinist Tasmin Little flies the Union Jack as soloist in Vaughan Williams’s ‘The Lark Ascending’ and Holst’s ‘Song of the Night’. ¡Viva México!
City of London Festival: Voices of our Ancestors
Thea Musgrave’s ‘The Voice of Our Ancestors’ promises to ‘create a three-dimensional, surround-sound landscape’. The world premiere is the centrepiece of an evening presenting other stunning John Armitage Memorial commissions, including Paul Patterson’s The Fifth Continent (2005) and Paul Mealor’s ‘Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal’ (2010). The Chapel Choir of Selwyn College, Cambridge, Onyx Brass and organist Simon Hogan are conducted by Nicholas Cleobury.
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