Thursday 25 April 2024

Colin Stetson : Hereditary

Barbican Centre,
1 Silk Street


Canadian-American Saxophonist Colin Stetson is joined by the London Contemporary Orchestra to perform live selections from his soundtrack to the A24 horror film masterpiece, Hereditary.

A trailblazer in his field, since the early years of the 21st Century Stetson has gained a reputation as an exceptional musician. Having collaborated with the likes of Lou Reed, LCD Soundsystem, The National, Chemical Brothers and Bon Iver, Stetson is known for assertive, powerhouse performances on the saxophone – chiefly bass and alto, but also soprano, tenor and baritone, he has developed signature characteristics enhanced by various arrangements, instrumentations, and orchestral elements.

Stetson makes his Hall debut alongside theLondon Contemporary Orchestra to perform sections from his compositional album for Ari Aster’s gory movie Hereditary, conducted by Robert Ames.

This performance does not include a screening of the film but will be accompanied by a special light show featuring stills from each of the suites of the score.

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Thursday 2 May 2024

Lucinda Chua & Galya Bisengalieva with London Contemporary Orchestra

1 Milton St, London
United Kingdom

Singer & musician Lucinda Chua performs music from her debut album YIAN and new EP Reclaiming The Rose with Kazakh composer & violinist Galya Bisengalieva performing her latest album Polygon.

South London-based singer, songwriter, composer and multi-instrumentalist Lucinda Chua writes intimate and enchanting ambient pop songs primarily using her voice, a cello and an array of effects units. Chua has toured with Stars of the Lid and FKA twigs. She released YIAN in 2023 on 4AD to critical acclaim.

Having shrugged off generic boundaries Galya Bisengalieva is an artist who defies categorisation. The Kazakh composer, producer and violinist has earned a distinctive place in new music thanks to her originality and virtuosity. Galya released her debut album Aralkum in 2020 followed by Polygon in 2023 both to great critical acclaim.

Both artists perform with the London Contemporary Orchestra.

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Wednesday 29 May 2024

Assassin’s Creed Symphonic Adventure

Royal Festival Hall
Southbank Centre,
Belvedere Rd,
London SE1 8XX

Experience the world of Assassin’s Creed like never before, with an immersive concert performed by a full orchestra and synchronised with on-screen videos.

The spectacular world of the beloved Assassin’s Creed video game series is brought to life in this original concert performance that covers the musical journey of Assassin’s Creed from its ancient origins through to the modern-day Animus setting.

Over 100 musicians from the London Contemporary Orchestra perform music associated with each of the most popular protagonists and their stories, synchronised with footage from the game on a giant HD screen with immersive lighting and special sound effects.

2 shows on 29th and 30th May
Royal Festival Hall
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