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January 2020

Denis Kozhukhin: Grieg, Beethoven & Ravel

January 29 @ 7:30 pm
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road
London, SE1 8XX United Kingdom
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£10.00

A fantastical sonata, amusing impromptus and a moody waltz reflect the ‘spellbinding’ artistry of Denis Kozhukhin. His virtuosic talent has been described by critics as ‘imperious’ and ‘mesmerizing’. Kozhukhin opens his programme with arguably Beethoven’s most famous sonata. While this is popularly known as the Moonlight, the name did not come from the composer, who gave his Sonata Op.27 No.2 the title quasi una fantasia (‘like a fantasy’). The improvisatory mood continues with Schubert’s second set of four Impromptus – music which surprises…

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Louie Vega & The Elements Of Life

January 30 @ 7:30 pm
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road
London, SE1 8XX United Kingdom
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£30.00

Playing house-infused jazz, funk, dance and soul music, it's the live band project of house music icon Louie Vega. Made up of a small, talented bunch of musicians, Elements Of Life has released three albums, won a Grammy award in 2006 – for Curtis Mayfield’s ‘Superfly (Louie Vega E.O.L. Mix)’ – and performed the song ‘One Dream’ for a television audience of 145 million viewers during the 2007 Super Bowl pregame show. By the age of 20, Vega was DJing…

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February 2020

Open Rehearsal: Humans & Machines

February 7 @ 1:00 pm
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road
London, SE1 8XX United Kingdom
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Free

Composers and musicians are invited to watch electronic musicians Ben Hayes and Hector Plimmer at work. See behind the scenes as the experimental artists experiment with, create and develop AI technology with musical and visual interfaces. On day two of their residency, Hayes and Plimmer prepare innovative work for their upcoming Purcell Sessions appearance in this open rehearsal. Find out more here. 

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Demonstration: Ben Hayes & Hector Plimmer

February 7 @ 4:00 pm
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road
London, SE1 8XX United Kingdom
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Free

Join composers Ben Hayes and Hector Plimmer for a talk and practical demonstration of their work with AI and musical and visual interfaces. Explore the custom-built technology which they created in advance of their residency, and see how they have used our Purcell Room to experiment with the creative dynamics of their system. Hayes and Plimmer generously share links to their downloadable software and talk through its practical application for different audio and visual purposes. Find out more here. 

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Lullaby: Sonic Cradle

February 12 @ 1:30 pm
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road
London, SE1 8XX United Kingdom
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£12.00

Night time sounds, music from India and dancing visuals create a tranquil and immersive musical experience for little ones and their families. Inspired by the songs Indian women sing to their babies while working in the fields, Lullaby: Sonic Cradle is a semi-improvised performance. Combining live music, vocals and instruments with a soundscape, Lullaby: Sonic Cradle features visual effects that 'dance' to the changing rhythms, pitches and volume of the performance. Find out more here

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Big Songs for Little Singers

February 15 @ 11:00 am
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road
London, SE1 8XX United Kingdom
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Free

All together now: join Southbank Centre for a day of belting tunes for kids. Learn some moves, reprise the classics and pick up new tunes at our free family sing-along, led by powerhouse duo Celestina Diamond and Daniel Thomas. Find out more here. 

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Duckie

February 15 @ 3:15 pm - February 18 @ 4:15 pm
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road
London, SE1 8XX United Kingdom
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£10.50

Family-friendly glamour and glitz abound in a classic tale of identity and belonging, reimagined for our times. This version of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Ugly Duckling has a message of tolerance and self acceptance at its core. Critically acclaimed cabaret star Le Gateau Chocolat breaks out of his shell in his first work for children. Join him on a journey through the animal circus that asks questions about the happy ever after. Walking a little differently? Sounding a bit strange? Watch Duckie…

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All Hands on Decks

February 16 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road
London, SE1 8XX United Kingdom
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Free

Shout ‘Arrr’ at our rollicking pirate-themed party, featuring crafts, dancing and the chance to wear your best pirate outfit. With Just Vibes DJs on the decks to provide a jolly atmosphere, it’s an afternoon of ocean adventuring. You may have heard about Pippi Longstocking, the strongest girl in the world, at Imagine this year. Now’s your chance to pretend you’re on board a ship belonging to her father, the swashbuckling pirate. Find out more here.

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Bang On!

February 28 @ 7:30 pm
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road
London, SE1 8XX United Kingdom
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£12.00

Bang on a Can All-Stars join the BBC Concert Orchestra and Principal Conductor Bramwell Tovey for the UK premiere of Flower Power, a new work from Pulitzer prize-winning American composer Julia Wolfe. In her new work, Wolfe draws on the energy generated by a radical revolutionary moment – the late 1960s – a time when experimental ideas and questions permeated all parts of the political, social and artistic landscapes. This shift brought new spiritual and intellectual explorations, a breakdown of social…

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April 2020

2010: Crossing Cultures

April 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road
London, SE1 8XX United Kingdom
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£14

The London Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2020 Vision brings you three genre-defying works from 2010 by Ravi Shankar, Philip Glass and John Corigliano. The late Ravi Shankar was a musician who brought worlds together, and when the LPO premiered his Symphony in 2010, it attracted global attention. As part of its series 2020 Vision, the orchestra looks back at a year of genre-defying musical creativity, with Anoushka Shankar returning to reprise her solo part in the Symphony. Repertoire John Corigliano: Stomp Philip Glass: Double Concerto…

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