Last update: 07/09/2012 23:26
Musical line up includes
A Celebration of the British Isles in Song
Sun 21 Oct 15:00-16:00
Enjoy the extraordinary power of great voices in song with Anna Huntley (mezzo-soprano) and John Bacon (tenor) who celebrate British composers Vaughan Williams, Britten and Quilter and favourite songs from Ivor Novello, Gilbert & Sullivan, Edward German and Noel Coward.
Anthem for the Foundling Hospital
Sat 20 Oct 19:30-20:30
A chance to hear 'Handel's Anthem for the Foundling Hospital' and 'Eternal Source of Light Devine', directed by Richard Hetherington in the perfect surroundings of the Foundling Museum's picture gallery. A chamber performance of two oratorio works by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759) directed by Richard Hetherington (Royal Opera House, Covent Garden).
At Home with the Orchestra
Sat 20 Oct 15:00-17:00
An extraordinary chance to explore a symphony orchestra close up: the University of London Symphony Orchestra take you through the rehearsal process and perform Britten Matthews' Clarinet Concerto, with insights into composition from Colin Matthews himself, and an open Q&A.
between the walls
Sat 20 Oct 17:00-18:00
Stephen Cronin's enigmatic 'House Songs' for tenor and ensemble with a new work for 'cello and electronics by Walter Fabeck. 'Cello:Audrey Riley, Tenor: Simon Biazeck, Conductor: Mark Summerbell. Tenor: Simon Biazeck Cello: Audrey Riley
Sat 20 Oct 10:00-21:00, Sun 21 Oct 11:00-17:00
Housing significant collections of 18th Century art, interiors, social history and music, the Foundling Museum reveals the stories of the Foundling Hospital, London's first home for abandoned children, and of three major figures in British history: founder Thomas Coram, the artist William Hogarth and composer George Frideric Handel.
Sat 20 Oct 18:00-23:00
Hush is about as acoustic as gigs get. A rare chance to hear the best acoustic acts as they really sound: not just un-plugged, but un-amped. Picture over 100 people, all spellbound by the gentlest, most nuanced songs, or the most raucous hoe-downs. A unique, magical and memorable experience.
Sat 20 Oct 17:00-18:00
What if Miss Havisham could sing? How would one of the heroines of DIckens' novel Great Expectations describe her fat? Flam Productions present their humorous, moving and brilliantly presented contemporary take on Dickens's Women.
Llŷr Williams: Piano Recital
Sat 20 Oct 15:00-16:00
Direct from the Edinburgh International Festival, Llyr Williams' performs Liszt's great Sonata in B Minor alongside Haydn Sonata No 34 in E Minor and Schubert Unfinished Sonata. Llyr's hypnotically intense performances thrill audiences around the world with their breathtaking power and revelatory insights. In association with Live Music Now.
Music x Dance x Art
Sat 20 Oct 19:30-20:30
FUSION, the brainchild of classical pianists Belle Chen and Katharina Thöni, teams up with contemporary dancers Anastasia Kostner and Takeshi Matsumoto to deliver high-energy, fresh, and multi-sensual reinterpretations of music by Poulenc, Respighi, Debussy, and Casella. An abstract animation by Australian artist Emily Nelson completes this exciting multi-platform programme.
Sat 22 Oct 19:00-20:00
A multimedia performance by Sally Pomme Clayton, Swedenborg Society Artist in Residence. Night Visit entwines stories of Sally's ancestors' experiences of Spiritualism, with Emanuel Swedenborg's dazzling visions. Biography and myth merge with history and dream, invoking multiple perspectives, triggering memories and summoning ghosts in the inimitable atmosphere of Swedenborg Hall.
Playing with History
Sun 21 Oct 16:00-17:00
Troupe present a concert of music inspired by the architecture and history of St George's Bloomsbury and the surrounding area. Combining chamber music with dance theatre, spoken word, and a pop-up museum, the performers will lead the audience through different spaces in the church providing a memorable experience for all
See the World Through Sound DJ Set
Sat 20 Oct 16:00-18:00
Wonderfulsound founder Miles Copeland DJs two hours of field recordings and offers a live mix of personally recorded sounds and obscure recordings, from sea-organs to cicadas. Please note this is an over 21's venue.
Sergei Podobedov: Piano Recital
Sun 21 Oct 15:00-16:00
Russian born pianist Sergei Podobedov has been described by conductor Gennady Rozhdestvensky as: "a magnificent pianist who possesses outstanding virtuosic skills combined with true musicality and a refined sense of style." Sergei is a graduate of the Moscow Central School of Music, Tchaikovsky Conservatory and the Royal College of Music.
SOAS World Music Stage
Sat 20 Oct 12:00-19:00, Sun 21 Oct 12:00-17:00
The ever popular SOAS World Music Stage returns to provide the soundtrack to Russell Square with a two-day programme featuring musicians from africa, Asia, Latin America and Europe.
Speaking In Tones
Sun 21 Oct 15:30-16:15
A unique sonic cross-platform production that uses music, drama, and sound design to tell the story of Laura; who, after witnessing a traumatic event, leaves her old life to work as a parking attendant in London. This is a story about life, death, and parking cars.
Store Street Shindig
Sun 21 Oct 12:00-17:00
Head across to this historic, independent Bloomsbury street on Sunday as it becomes the backdrop for an afternoon of outlandish activities and eclectic entertainment. Enjoy food from local eateries, relax at the 10-minute library, visit the ale festival and have a go on the rollapaluza-the perfect way to end your festival weekend!
Sunday Swing Thing
Sun 21 Oct 17:00-22:00
A toe tapping Swing Dance lesson int he retro dancehall; the fabulous Swing Patrol will be leading the shim-sham and charleston, followed by a spot of social dancing. All ages and abilities welcome, just don't forget your dancing shoes! If it all gets a bit energetic, there will be snacks and refreshments at the bar. Vintage attire is positively encouraged with hairdressers and make up artists on site to assist.
Sun 21 Oct 15:30-17:00
Suitable for all ages. Enjoy an exciting and varied programme of music and a delicious afternoon tea in the company of talented young musicians from all over Camden.
The Butcher Of Common Sense
Sat 20 Oct 12:00-18:00
An exhibition and sound installation of an experimental project in art and music, developed over 3 years, carried out by 9 artists beginning with a 10-day intensive stay in Berlin in a defunct DDR radio station.
The Choir with No Name
Sun 21 Oct 14:15-14:45
This inspiring choir of people affected by homelessness return to the Festival to offer another joyful and energising open air performance.
Fri 19 Oct 18:30-20:00
Fireflies dance in Russell Square, luminescent fish swim among the trees and the skeletons of ancient animals stride the paths. Join the Collectors for a performance of sound, light, dance and puppetry. A collaboration between The Place, designers and performers and local schools, inspired by The Grant Museum of Zoology.
The Harrison All-Day Folk Festival
Sat 20 Oct 12:00-23:45
An all day programme of folk music in a hidden away pub presenting some of the very best folk acts around, alongside an exhibition by Hugh Somerville.
The Literary Cabaret
Sat 20 Oct 19:00-21:00
A fabulously entertaining mix of words and music hosted by novelist Helen Smith, author of bestselling cult novel 'Alison Wonderland', with songs from Kate Ameil and readings from Suzanne Joinson, karen McLeod and Craig Taylor.
The Violin's Voice
Sun 21 Oct 13:00-14:00
A short lunchtime recital in the beautiful Goodenough College chapel featuring works for solo violin by Bach and Ysaye.
This information was last updated on 07/09/2012 23:26. Please check with the event website for any last minute changes.