London’s Classical Revolution
How I caught up with this so late is a mystery. It seems there’s clearly a movement to reinvigorate classical music in this city at the moment. I started noticing events at unusual venues like the Village Underground in Hoxton (the one with the tube train on top of it) and now at the Roundhouse, with performers like the Aurora Orchestra, The Night Shift and the London Contemporary Orchestra. Out with stuffy concert halls and overpriced tickets, in with funky, relaxed value-for-money venues.
The idea is to present visionary music with inspiring visuals in genre-defying collaborations, and create a new audience for something that can shift between traditional and highly experimental. ‘Reverb’ at the Roundhouse features all of the above and is coming up right now. There are tickets on sale at the moment.