Reverb festival

Four-day indoor festival of genre-defying musical performances and collaborations at The Roundhouse

  • Reverb festival

    London Contemporary Orchestra © Jane Stockdale

    • Roots at the Roundhouse

      Fri Jan 22, Roundhouse

      Master world musicians Justin Adams (who's sometimes been described as the British Ry Cooder) and acclaimed Gambian riti (one-string violin) masterJuldeh Camara invite an all-star line up of friends to help celebrate the thirtieth birthday of fRoots magazine. Read more

  • Joanna MacGregor

    Sat Jan 23, Roundhouse

    The pianist Joanna MacGregor directs Britten Sinfonia in a wide-ranging and innovative programme, including her own arrangements of Dowland's haunting English songs alongside music from Brazil (Gismonti) and Argentina (Piazzolla),plus Bach and Stravinsky. Read more

  • London Contemporary Orchestra

    Sat Jan 23, Roundhouse

    London Contemporary Orchestra under Hugh Brunt, with Shiva Feshareki (turntables). Biosphere aka Geir Jenssen's 'Shhoctavoski'; Steve Reich's 'Different Trains'; Shiva Feshareki's 'TTKonzert' (world premiere); and John Cage's 'Seventy-Four' (UK premiere). (Note: a pre-concert talk in Studio Theatre at 8.30pm, in association with Young People in the Arts; free.) Read more

  • Nico Muhly and Britten Sinfonia with Sam Amidon

    Sun Jan 24, Roundhouse

    Experimental outsider Muhly - a Juilliard-trained modern classical composer, performer, arranger and conductor who's worked with Björk, Rufus Wainwright, Grizzly Bear and Antony Hegarty, among others - plays with Vermont-raised, NYC-based folksy troubadour Amidon on some collaborative compositions. He also leads chamber orchestra BS in a selection of works by himself and those who influenced him, including Philip Glass and Steve Reich. Read more

  • The Beggar's Opera: Reborn

    Mon Jan 25, Roundhouse

    The conductor Charles Hazlewood presents John Gay's folk opera, performed by an eclectic cast including folk singers Rachel and Becky Unthank, Adrian Utley (Portishead), Charlie Jones (Goldfrapp), members of Hazlewood's period instrument orchestra Army of Generals and special guests. Read more

  • Zic Zazou

    Until Thu Jan 28, Roundhouse

    Quirky part-theatre, part-musical performance by French musicans Zic Zazou who use strange objects - drainpipes, power drills and frying pans - as instruments. Read more

  • The Night Shift

    Critics' Choice

    Fri Jan 29, Roundhouse

    Vladimir Jurowski conducts the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment's Night Shift event - performing in a relaxed and contemporary environment. They explore Beethoven's 'Coriolan Overture'; and Symphony No 7. Read more

  • The Magnets

    Sat Jan 30, Roundhouse

    A cappella male sextet – a kind of Take That crossed with the Flying Pickets. Read more

  • Many Hands


    Critics' Choice

    Sun Jan 31, Roundhouse

    A day of free events (alongside concerts by the Labèque sisters and Rolf Hind), featuring new works by talented young composers from London’s leading music colleges as well as a range of iconic contemporary works for piano, plus music on a spectrum from the lyrical to the mechanical on special instruments created by the performers. Read more

  • Labèque Sisters: Two Pianos

    Critics' Choice

    Sun Jan 31, Roundhouse

    The Labèque sisters, Katia and Marielle, play Stravinsky's Concerto for Two Pianos; Satie's 'Trois Morceaux en Forme de Poire; Debussy's 'En Blanc et Noire'; and Berio's 'Memory'. Accompanied by specially created new films by young people from the Roundhouse Studios. Read more

  • Piano Fourteen Hands

    Critics' Choice

    Sun Jan 31, Roundhouse

    Rolf Hind is joined by fellow pianists Moritz Eggert, Antoine Françoise, Zubin Kanga, Eliza McCarthy, Leon Michener, Sarah Nicolls, Noriko Ogawa, with percussionist Joby Burgess, James Crabb, accordion, and dancer Jonathan Goddard for an evening of new music for up to seven pianos. Read more