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.

All About Piano

31st March - 2nd April
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All About Piano! returns. A festival featuring recitals, workshops, masterclasses, cine concerts, exhibitions and kids activities. Rising stars and greatest pianists alike – will present the king of instruments in all guises, from the classical repertoire to jazz performances.

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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

The Music of Bond

11th April
7.30pm
Royal Albert Hall
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The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra returns to London’s Royal Albert Hall to perform The Music of Bond, following its sensational sell-out performance in October 2015. Presented by A View to a Kill’s ‘Bond girl’ Fiona Fullerton.

Handel's Messiah on Good Friday

14th April
2.30pm
Royal Albert Hall
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The Royal Choral Society has performed Handel’s Messiah on Good Friday afternoon at the Royal Albert Hall every year since 1876. This annual concert is one of London’s great Easter traditions and the perfect way to spend Good Friday afternoon

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A celebration of World Voices

15th April
5pm
Royal Albert Hall
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A host of leading youth choirs from around the world unite for a unique evening of performance, as young singers from as far afield as South Africa, Israel and Indonesia take to the Royal Albert Hall stage.

Summer of Love

1st May - 5th July
Royal Albert Hall
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In this series of talks, screenings and performances, the Royal Albert Hall celebrate the iconic artists and creative minds so strongly linked with the building’s history, who together pushed pop culture to its limits.

Mozart's Requiem

7th May
7pm
Royal Albert Hall
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Mozart’s Requiem is one of the most popular of all choral works with as many as 2,000 singers performing, and with an intriguing history to add mystery to the music: Mozart, already a sick man, had illusions that he was writing the Requiem for himself!

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Brassed Off Live!

9th May
7pm
Royal Albert Hall
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British classic Brassed Off comes to the Royal Albert Hall for a special screening with live accompaniment by the brass band that inspired the story.

Space Spectacular

16-17th June
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.

BST Hyde Park

30th Jun - 8th July
Hyde Park
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Once again hosting some of the biggest and best live acts in the world of music. This year sees a stellar line-up of headliners including Phil Collins, Green Day, Justin Bieber, Kings of Leon, The Killers, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.

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.

Screening: Pink Floyd '66-'67

2nd May
9.30pm
Royal Albert Hall
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Part of the Summer of Love: Revisited series, this screening of London ’66–‘67, Whitehead’s film based on the early Pink Floyd with be accompanied by a series of talks.

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!

The Piano Guys

3rd June
3pm, 7.30pm
Royal Albert Hall
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The Piano Guys have been delighting fans around the world with their innovative music & video compositions which blend classical and pop music alongside compelling video footage.

Music @One presents Rihab Azar

30th March
1pm
The Ismaili Centre
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Join Rihab Azar on oud & Jamal Al-Sakka on Riq for a 45-minute-set of mesmerising pieces and songs from Syria & other Arab countries. Rihab has been described as one of the genuine ambassadors of Arabic traditional music and her performances have a wide reach around the world.

Cavatina Family Concert

2nd April
2.30pm
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Join the world-class Fidelio Trio for an engaging participative concert that introduces children to the wonderful world of chamber music and active listening.

RCM Sparks

Various
Royal College of Music
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From babies to teens, RCM Sparks run a variety of inspiring events for a range of abilities, including family workshops, concerts and courses

Great Exhibitionists

30th April, 1st May
Royal College of Music
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Taking up the spirit of the 1851 Great Exhibition, this cutting-edge series is curated entirely by students.- in the home of science, arts and inspiration.