Admission: £9 advance, £6 stage seats, £4 Students inc a free beer pre show, £10 on the door
Info: £1.75 booking fee online (£2.75 phone)
Venue website: view
Venue telephone: 020 7960 4200
Cheer, chat, drink, leave, come back again.
These are all things that you can’t necessarily do at your average classical music concert, but that you can do at The Night Shift.
In fact we actively encourage it (especially the coming back again bit).
This edition of The Night Shift begins with a very moreish appetizer: a sprinkle of delicate Norwegian Romanticism from Grieg on top of a slice of rich, string-based intensity in the form of Elgar’s Sospiri. And all within the space of about ten minutes.
However, the meat of tonight’s hour-long programme comes from a much more complex beast. Dvorak’s Serenade for Strings achieves a level of coolness that most of us can only dream of. It’s got it all – drama, energy, passion, a melancholic bent – yet somehow manages to remain perfectly level-headed and composed. Maybe one day, eh?
Come down from 8pm for live pre-show music in the bar with singer-songwriter Betty Stelles and enjoy a DJ set afterwards from uttng until late.
Buying tickets doesn’t get any easier.
To buy a £5 text ticket, text TICKET plus your surname to 82023. Text tickets are limited, subject to availability and will be allocated on the night. Your mobile bill will be debited £5. Remember you need to send one text per ticket needed!
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Richard Tognetti director, violin
Alistair Appleton presenter
Betty Steeles pre-show music
Nearest National Rail: Waterloo, Waterloo East and Charing Cross
Nearest Underground: Waterloo and Embankment