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Tue 16 May 2017
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A Different State Of Affairs
Pete Tong’s Ibiza Classics at the Proms, Manchester’s Haçienda Classical, Liverpool’s Cream Classics and Southbank Centre’s Outlook Orchestra; we’ve heard plenty of dance music in classical settings recently, and the paradigm is shifting again. Classical music is having its day in warehouses, carparks and loading bays (see Royal Albert Hall), and sites previously more at home in the rave psyche are embracing all that is revolutionary and unexpected in a 250-year-old-genre.
Set against a towering backdrop of Bethnal Green Holder Station, Oval Space’s warehouse is currently playing host to The Little Orchestra, who programme concerts in decidedly unclassical settings. Evenings here begin with cocktails, before an hour of classical music (from the comfort of a sofa!) and then it’s time for more mingling, drinks and food. It’s the perfect way to let the evening’s sounds sink in.

Down in south London, Bold Tendencies have just released their summer programme for the Multi-Story Orchestra and it looks like we’re in for another season of genre-bending classical music from the top four floors of Peckham’s best-loved car park. The concerts are at their best when the audience are encouraged to explore, so be sure to catch Mozart’s Jupiter, which will be performed on 17th June with musicians playing across multiple levels of the car park before joining together for the full performance of the Symphony.

With a new appetite for soundtracks (think Jonny Greenwood’s orchestral score for There Will Be Blood and Mica Levi’s work for Under The Skin), Southbank are taking it back to the classics. Film Scores Live turns to Alfred Hitchcock’s collaboration with composer Bernard Herrmann for BBC Concert Orchestra’s performances of Vertigo and Psycho this summer.

Pre-Tong at the Proms, the appeal of all this would have felt niche, but classical music’s switch in settings have found it a new audience- one that’s happy to exchange concert halls for carparks or symphonies for screenings.
Bar Termini Centrale - Now Open
Tony Conigliaro launches Bar Termini’s new sister site this week, as Bar Termini Centrale opens its doors (and breakfast hatch) on Duke Street, Marylebone. Taking inspiration from the old school-style cafes found in train stations across Italy, Termini Centrale has been designed as the perfect place for a quick pick-me-up, whether it’s coffee or cocktails. We’ll be dropping in for espresso by day, olive bellinis by night, and panzerotti for everything in between.

Open from 8.30am Mon-Fri, and until 1am Thurs-Sat. 31 Duke Street, Marylebone, London, W1U 1LG
Calendar Picks
This Week’s Picks
At Bao’s new Taiwanese restaurant, Xu, which opens on 23rd May. 30 Rupert Street, London W1D 6DL  To deep cuts from Hot Chip’s residency at Spiritland. 9 – 10 Stable St, Kings Cross, London N1C 4AB  In at Magpie for a British twist on dim sum, opening in June. 10 Heddon Street, London W1B 4BX  The cocktail menu at Shoreditch’s brand new hotel, The Curtain. 45 Curtain Rd, London EC2A 4PJ
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