Wednesday 31 January 2018

Phantom Thread: Live

Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London

Be one of the first to see Paul Thomas Anderson’s latest film Phantom Thread with Jonny Greenwood’s soundtrack performed live by the LCO. Director Paul Thomas Anderson and composer Jonny Greenwood introduce the film starring Daniel Day-Lewis in this preview event, before the film is released in the UK on 2 February 2018.

London Contemporary Orchestra
Robert Ames (conductor)

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Friday 9 March 2018

John Cale (2018-1964): A Futurespective

Barbican Centre, London

Nimbly navigating both the Experimental and Pop worlds, John Cale performs a career-spanning set with help from the London Contemporary Orchestra.

Since before his time as the Velvet Underground’s Avant-Gardist-in-residence, Cale has been a totally uncompromising artist, embracing manifold musical approaches across his remarkable career. Tonight, joined by the LCO, he’s exploring the enormous scope of his musical output; playing selections from the Velvet Underground, the proto-minimalist songs of The Dream Syndicate – his collaboration with La Monte Young and others – and the richly enigmatic music from his landmark solo albums.

His is a difficult career to summarise succinctly – who else could have collaborated with both Terry Riley and the Happy Mondays? He’s a Classical composer and Pop genius; virtuosic violist and vitriolic Rock’n’Roller; moody Drone artist and pastoral Welsh songwriter.

Please note there will be two performances: March 9th at 7.30pm; March 10th at 7.30pm

Tickets £35 – £45.

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Tuesday 10 April 2018

LCO Soloists: Different Trains

Queen Elizabeth Hall, London

Performers from the London Contemporary Orchestra present Steve Reich’s Different Trains on the 30th anniversary of its premiere.

Bryce Dessner Aheym (for guitar & string quartet)
Mica Levi You belong to me (for string quartet)
Steve Reich Different Trains (for string quartet & tape)

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