CLoSer: New season details announced

The next season of CLoSer, our informal concert series with City of London Sinfonia, begins in October and we’re getting excited already.

All concerts are performed in Shoreditch’s re-purposed warehouse Village Underground and start at 7.30pm (with doors opening at 6.45pm).

The series begins on Wednesday 23 October with Hugh Brunt leading the City of London Sinfonia in a performance of Shostakovich’s jazz-tinged music alongside a screening of the 1920s silent film The New Babylon. Head over to the blog where you can see some stunning shots from the film.

The New Babylon is followed by a Valentine’s Day treat with a difference, Alternative Long Songs, on Wednesday 12 February. Singer/songwriter Mara Carlyle and soprano Elin Manahan Thomas join City of London Sinfonia for an evening of bittersweet lovesongs.

On Wednesday 23 April, renowned clarinettist and conductor Michael Collins leads City of London Sinfonia soloists in a performance of Olivier Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time.

Tickets are £15 (includes a free drink) with limited numbers of FIVER tickets at £5 for 16-25 year-olds, and Early Bird tickets at £1 for those ahead of the curve.

Booking for CLoSer: Film Screening: The New Babylon is now open, with booking for the rest of the season opening on Monday 2 September.

CLoSer is presented in partnership with City of London Sinfonia.