Who’s playing London this weekend? Make the most of your evenings off with some quality live music – here’s our list of recommended gigs happening this Friday night, Saturday and Sunday.
Gigs in London this Friday
Gigs in London this Saturday
Verdi's opera about a doomed hunchbacked jester is relocated to 1950s New York gangland in Jonathan Miller's engaging production for the ENO. It's been revived a whopping 13 times since its debut in 1982, thanks to its winning blend of gorgeous music and mafioso drama. Elaine Tyler-Hall directs this revival, with Nicholas Pallesen as 'Rigoletto'. Sir Richard Armstrong conducts. Sung in English, with surtitles.
Gigs in London this Sunday
Bristol experi-folk trio 3CW build works of minimal instrumental beauty on trumpet, harmonium, mandolin, bowed psaltery, glockenspiel and guitar. The effect is eccentric but uplifting and sometimes spellbinding, and not unlike Portico Quartet. Drawing on folk, medieval and Spanish music, 'Holts and Hovers' was recorded across 20 locations including chapels and churches, a barn, a shed, and the top of a Welsh waterfall.