Music in South Kensington

For all music lovers, South Kensington has plenty to offer from masterclasses, percussion festivals, big bands, classical, world music, live orchestras, music for all the family and so much more.

BBC Proms

14th July - 9th Sept
Royal Albert Hall
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The BBC Proms returns to the Royal Albert Hall for its 123rd season. From Stravinsky to Sibelius, and from Bach to Brahms, the Proms is a celebration of classical music from around the globe.

BBC Proms Extra

14th July - 9th Sept
Imperial College London
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Proms Extra are fun participatory events, for all ages and musical ability, that happen around the Proms concerts, including free workshops, talks and special events at the Imperial College Union.

Musical Moments

First Monday of every month
7pm
Ognisko Polskie
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These concerts take place on the first Monday of every month and are followed by a buffet with wine. Presenting young, highly talented musicians who are already making their mark in the music world.

Outdoors

From Baroque to Rock

18th Aug
6.30-9.30pm
Kensington Palace
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Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - famous for putting classical music in new places without the rules - are coming to Kensington Palace for a special outdoor summer gig. A concert inspired by the palace and its current Enlightened Princesses exhibition, Bring a blanket & a picnic!

Proms in the Park

9th Sept
From 5.15pm
Hyde Park
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Pop Legends Steps, Texas, Sir Ray Davies and Gilbert O’Sullivan celebrate the Last Night of the Proms in Hyde Park. Hosted by Michael Ball, and featuring Sir Bryn Terfel, Elaine Paige and the BBC Concert Orchestra, this is a night you just can’t miss!

Anne Boleyn's Music Book

24th Sept
2pm
Royal College of Music
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The Anne Boleyn Music Book is one of the most significant books of Renaissance music in Britain and one of the RCM’s greatest treasures. Join short talks by experts and a performance of excerpts of the manuscript music by Alamire ensemble.

Festival of Film

7 Oct - 3 Nov
Royal Albert Hall
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The Festival of Film returns, celebrating the magic of the movies, while shining a spotlight on cinema’s most stunning scores. Packed with immersive movie and music experiences, including a host of screenings, concerts with a film flavour, exhibitions, talks and tours.

Disney in Concert: Beauty & the Beast

9th December
2pm, 6.30pm
Royal Albert Hall
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Disney’s live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast, a stunning, cinematic event celebrating one of the most beloved tales ever told, is presented live in concert for the first time ever, with the Philharmonia Orchestra.

Space Spectacular

11-12th May 2018
2.30pm, 7.30pm
Royal Albert Hall
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A voyage through a galaxy of favourite music from deep space and beyond, with lights, lasers and indoor fireworks. Space Spectacular will feature works by Holst, Strauss and John Williams.

Symphonic Star Wars

29th Oct
3pm, 7.30pm
Royal Albert Hall
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Feel the force of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in a one-off spectacular family show featuring the most iconic music by John Williams from the Star Wars® films in a dazzling light show!

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Late Night Jazz

Various Thursday's
Royal Albert Hall
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An intimate Late Night Jazz series presents sensational music in the sultry setting of the Royal Albert Hall’s Elgar Room. Various Thursday nights