Live indoor performances with socially distanced audiences will take place at the Hall from Wednesday 30 September
Cadogan Hall is to resume live indoor performances with socially distanced audiences from Wednesday 30 September. Throughout the rest of the year, the Hall will host a series of concerts and events with its usual range of genres,
Amongst the offerings is series of lunchtime concerts that will shine a spotlight on the different sections of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Introduced from the stage, these informal 75-minute performances will feature the RPO’s Brass and Percussion sections (30 September, 1.15pm), the Wind section (14 October, 1.15pm) and the Strings (11 November, 1.15pm).
Elsewhere, the Mozart Symphony Orchestra performs the world premiere of a new adaptation of The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. The book has been re-worked into a piece for narrator and orchestra by Philip Mackenzie with each character represented by a different instrument of the orchestra. The concert also includes a showing of The Snowman with live soundtrack (21 December, 1pm, 3.30pm & 6pm).
Rainer Hersch presents his brand of musical comedy on 31 December (3pm and 7pm) with special guests including BBC Radio 4’s Zeb Soanes and I Fagiolini.
There will also be concerts on Friday 13 and Sunday 22 November as part of this year’s EFG London Jazz Festival, with details to be announced in September.
Adam McGinlay, Managing Director of Cadogan Hall says: ‘The time has come to open our doors and welcome back our audience. Although we have been able to host recordings, rehearsals and broadcast since they were permissible in July, it feels fantastic to have some live events again. We’re ready, but the big question is: are the concert-going public ready? This initial series has a great mix of concerts: there is something for everyone, plus Cadogan Hall is somewhere which customers trust and support. We look forward to reconnecting artists with audiences in a safe, responsible and comfortable environment.’
Tickets are from £15 and will go on sale for all concerts (except those in the EFG London Jazz Festival) on Friday 4 September cadoganhall.com/backtolive
For events that have already been on sale as a full-capacity single performance, existing ticket holders will be accommodated, and the Cadogan Hall Box Office will be in touch shortly.