The Night Shift is the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment’s laid-back, late night, contemporary classical music programme. Next week they embark on a pub tour, which starts with three consecutive nights in London:
Monday 9 September: The Bedford, Balham
Tuesday 10 September: The George, Stepney
Wednesday 11 September: The Old Queen’s Head, Angel
These are relaxed and affordable opportunities to listen to a world-class orchestra play in your local. Drink, clap, chat, cough or go to the loo and no one will tell you off.
All three gigs are standing events, split into two sets. In the first, you’ll hear music from young new composers. In Balham and Stepney you’ll get work from Kate Whitley (who’s also done exciting things with Nonclassical and that car park in Peckham) and in Islington, a new work putting the pub on a pedestal by composer and harpischordist Satoko Doi-Luck. All gigs will include a selection of pieces by Haydn after the drinks break.
The tour then visits Brighton and Bristol before returning for a final pub stop at The Monarch, Camden on Wednesday 23 October where a piece composed by Kim B Ashton, created especially with the pub setting in mind, will get an airing.
Interested in more events like these? Check out new music and sound art event listings in The Sampler.