Category Archives: Concerts

Brian Wilson at Royal Festival Hall – Sept 17th

  Another blog entry that unfortunately dates me–but I do believe that Brian Wilson is a genius and the fact that he’s produced an album of Gershwin covers does not mean that he’s run out of new material.   I’ve listened … Continue reading

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Bach Brandenburg Concertos on Friday 2 September 2011 at St. Martin in the Fields

London Concertante is one of the most exciting chamber orchestras in the country. With an enviable array of critical acclaim, a sensational selection of CD recordings, and performances throughout the UK and Europe, London Concertante rightfully claims its position at … Continue reading

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Lang Lang – Beethoven Concerto Cycle – Royal Albert Hall March 20-March 23

Seeing Lang Lang perform anything is a unique experience and his first complete Beethoven Piano Concerto cycle in London would be a superb introduction. For the last few years 27 year old Lang Lang has been heralded as the ‘hottest … Continue reading

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St. John’s, Smith Square – live classical music in the heart of London

All of the concerts I have attended at St. John’s, Smith Square have been enjoyable in this tucked away venue in Westminster.     The church is regarded  as one of the masterpieces of English Baroque and also one of London’s … Continue reading

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London Community Gospel Choir, Cadogan Hall July 29th

Cadogan Hall always has interesting things on yet few people that i talk to seem to know about them.   On thursday night we went to the concert performance of My Fair Lady by the London Concert Choir.   It was an … Continue reading

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English Heritage Picnic Concerts 2011 – Kenwood House

I didn’t even know Tom Jones was still alive (!)  but he is and is kicking off The Kenwood House summer concert series in Hampstead. I’ve learned from experience that some of these blast from the past concerts can prove … Continue reading

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Middle Temple Hall – Andras Schiff piano recital Nov 17th

With London just warming up for summer, November seems a way off.   That said, I recommend getting tickets to see Andras Schiff perform in the  stunning and historical Middle Temple Hall.    His 2008 performance rapidly sold out and … Continue reading

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Tommy by the Who

Tommy by the Who is a personal favourite of mine.  Although the album (the fourth by the Who) came out in 1969,  i became obsessed with it when the “rock opera” was released as a film in the 70’s.  My  … Continue reading

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