Gigs in London this week
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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.
Carolyn Sampson/Heath Quartet
Wigmore Hall’s ‘Celebrating Carolyn Sampson’ series concludes with the soprano singing Bach and the world premiere of ‘Another Place’, John Musto’s piece for soprano and string quartet. Sampson also joins the Heath Quartet for Schoenberg’s String Quartet No 2, marking his journey into exquisite atonality.
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.
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment: Monteverdi's Vespers
As part of the City of London Festival, Claudio Monteverdi’s celebrated Vespers of 1610 are set to resonate through St Paul’s Cathedral courtesy of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and choir under Robert Howarth.
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