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.

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Free Friday Music

Fridays
12pm/8pm
Royal Albert Hall
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Enjoy great food, drink and free live music in the Hall’s Verdi – Italian Kitchen the perfect place to wind down, laugh and eat well with friends and family over a bottle of great Italian wine. These concerts take place at lunchtime and dinner - booking in advance is recommended.

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Late Night Jazz

Various
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 nights

Storytelling with Music - Step Carefully in the Forest

7th May
7 - 9pm
Leighton House Museum
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A New Approach to Storytelling While storyteller Matthew Crampton spins the tales, pianist Olga Jegunova improvises on themes by Ravel, Glass, Beethoven, Pärt and others.

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Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am

6-18 March
Institut français
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Timothy Greenfield-Sanders’s documentary offers an artful and intimate meditation on the life and works of the legendary writer and Nobel prize-winner Toni Morrison.

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Les Salons en Musique

Until 18 June
7:30pm
Institut français
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To celebrate the restoration of its 1907 Pleyel grand piano, the Institut français has launched a new series of chamber music in its renovated Salons.

Sea Shambles

17th May 2020
7pm
Royal Albert Hall
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Exploring an ocean of science, music, comedy and wonder, this inspiring and exhilarating new variety show will see the iconic Auditorium transformed into a virtual underwater playground with live performances, special effects, puppetry and lasers!

Level 42

22 Oct 2020
7:30pm
Royal Albert Hall
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Hit-makers Level 42 return to the Royal Albert Hall in 2020, for a special concert closing their From Eternity To Here Tour.

Cliff Richard The Great 80 Tour

12-13 Oct 2020
7:45pm
Royal Albert Hall
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Sir Cliff Richard will return to the Royal Albert Hall in 2020 to conclude a UK tour celebrating his 80th birthday.

Electronic

1st April - 26th July
Design Museum Kensington
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Music is only part of the story. Evoking the experience of being in a club, the exhibition will transport you through the people, art, design, technology and photography that have been capturing and shaping the electronic music landscape.

Love Classical

April
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Royal Albert Hall
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Join Welsh bass-baritone Sir Bryn Terfel for an incredible evening of music, hear pieces by Beethoven, Mendelssohn and Saint-Saëns performed by some of the UK’s most brilliant rising stars, and celebrate timeless choral classics with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

The Great Exhibition Road Festival

4th & 5th July
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The Great Exhibition Road Festival is a free three-day celebration of curiosity, discovery and exploration in South Kensington. The Festival brings together science and the arts in a unique programme of creative workshops, talks, exhibitions and performances.

V&A Performance Festival

25th April - 3rd May
V&A
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The V&A Performance Festival returns in 2020 to explore and celebrate dance in all its forms. Join us for a wide range of special events taking place throughout the museum, including live performances, film screenings, talks, tours and workshops.