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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Late Night Jazz

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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

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James Arthur

Wed 9 March 2022
Starts: 7:30pm
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James Arthur will perform a special show as part of his highly anticipated March 2022 UK tour. The singer-songwriter will be performing songs from his upcoming new album 't’ll All Make Sense In The End' alongside classic hit singles and favourites like smash hit 'Say You Won’t Let Go'.

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BST Hyde Park

Friday 24 June 2022 - Sunday 10 July 2022
Hyde Park
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BST Hyde Park returns in 2022! London’s festival is back next year for the celebration of the summer. British Summer Time in 2022 will be a huge and eagerly awaited celebration for the nation. Bringing the world’s biggest artists to the greatest outdoor venue in the world over consecutive weekends with a host of free activities and entertainment during their midweek programme, Open House.

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Zaz

Thur 31 March 2022
Starts: 7:30pm
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French singer-songwriter Zaz will make her Royal Albert Hall debut in 2022. Her fifth album was put together during the 2020 Spring lockdown – a forced but welcomed solitude. What resulted is an album painted with heartfelt emotions, like a series of pictures.

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The Car Man

Thurs 9 June – Sun 19 June 2022
2:30pm, 7:30pm
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Fasten your seat belts! To celebrate the Hall’s 150th anniversary, Matthew Bourne and his acclaimed dance company, New Adventures, bring their multi-award-winning production of The Car Man to the Royal Albert Hall for the very first time.

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The Royal College of Music Museum & Guided Tours

10:15am–5:45pm
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The Royal College of Music's new museum offers a unique opportunity to interact with over 500 years of musical history. Items include the world’s oldest guitar and earliest keyboard instrument with strings. Enjoy a tour of the Museum, led by Curator Professor Gabriele Rossi Rognoni on Wednesdays at 12:30pm.

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Albert Sessions: This is the Kit

Tue 8 March 2022
7:30pm
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This Is The Kit, the alias of Kate Stables and musical comrades Rozi Plain, Jamie Whitby Coles, Neil Smith and an ever evolving cast of musicians, will play their biggest headline show to date at the Royal Albert Hall as part of the Albert Sessions.

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Classic FM Live

Mon 11 April 2022
7:30pm
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Classic FM Live returns to the Royal Albert Hall in April 2022 for a world-class concert, featuring the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and star trumpeter Alison Balsom. The concert will be a celebration of music composed for royalty, performed by artists with historic ties to the British royal family.

Kids

Storytelling and Music Sessions for 0-4 year olds

Tues 1 February – Thurs 21 April 2022
10:00am, 11:00am, 12:00pm
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Seasoned storytellers Paul Rubinstein, Samantha Sutherland and Becky Dixon deliver a series of sessions for babies and toddlers, aiming to engage and encourage interaction between parents/carers and their little ones using musical instruments, singing, movement and stories.

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Shlomo's Beatbox Adventure for Kids

Mon 14 Feb 2022
11:00am, 2:00pm
Royal Albert Hall
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World record-breaking beatboxer SK Shlomo makes mad music with his mouth. Become one of this sonic superhero’s sidekicks in a world of funny sounds, brilliant noises and cool music, whether you’re aged 1 or 101!

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Opera for Kids - Amazing Arias

Wed 16 February 2022
11am, 1:30pm
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Opera for Kids provides the perfect setting for little ears and families to enjoy an operatic performance in a relaxed environment. Performed by members of Albert’s Band, this concert features a carefully selected ‘proper’ classical repertoire but presented in a relaxed environment for children to express themselves, with no expectation to stay still or be quiet.

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Classical Coffee Mornings: Juhee Yang & Kumi Matsuo

Sunday 13 February 2022
11am
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Watch inspirational performances by outstanding young performers from the Royal College of Music whilst enjoying a hot drink and a pastry in the Hall’s Elgar Room. Performing at this Classical Coffee Morning are violinist Juhee Yang and pianist Kumi Matsuo.

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Best of Broadway

Saturday 2 March 2022
7:30pm
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Show-stopping hits from the finest musicals on Broadway! The Best of Broadway is back – join the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and a spectacular line-up of West End stars for this dazzling evening of glitz and glamour, all within the stunning surroundings of the Royal Albert Hall

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Albert's Band: Movie Magic

Tues 15 February 2022
12:00pm, 2:30pm
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Join the Royal Albert Hall’s very own Engagement ensemble, Albert’s Band, on an action packed journey through the world of film music. this band of fun-loving musicians will present an interactive concert of movie music, featuring Bernstein’s iconic West Side Story alongside Disney classics and many others. Expect lots of fun and games for all the family to join in.

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Children & Families at the Royal Albert Hall

From Tue 1 February 2022
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Joe Bonamassa

Thur 5 May – Fri 6 May 2022
Starts: 7:30pm
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Celebrated blues-rock guitarist and singer-songwriter Joe Bonamassa will return to tour the UK next year for the first time in three years.

Royal College of Music welcomes live performances again

From 19 September 2021
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The Royal College of Music is excited to announce their programme of live events in their newly unveiled, state-of-the-art Performance Hall, Highlights of the autumn season include the return of masterclasses and a series of orchestral masterworks concerts.

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The Music of Bond

Tuesday 20 September 2022
Starts: 7:30pm
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Back by overwhelming demand, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra promises to take you to double-0-heaven with this sensational concert! Enjoy iconic theme songs and thrilling Bond anthems from almost six decades of box office blockbusters. Highlights to include: Goldfinger, Licence To Kill, Diamonds are Forever, From Russia With Love and many more!

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George Benson

Sunday 26 June 2022
Starts: 7:30pm
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Legendary ten-time Grammy Award and NEA Jazz Master winner George Benson returns for one night only at the Royal Albert Hall in 2022. The jazz guitar legend just released his 45th album, Walking to New Orleans, a tribute to both hit machine Fats Domino and the original rock guitar hero and poet, Chuck Berry.

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Bryan Adams

Mon 9 May – Wed 11 May 2022
Starts: 7:30pm
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Bryan Adams is heading to London for three epic shows at the Hall in April 2021 as part of a special residency. Each night, Bryan will perform one of his classic albums in full, plus a selection of his greatest hits from a staggering back-catalogue. Monday 9 May: Cuts Like A Knife (1983) Tuesday 10 May: Into The Fire (1987) Wednesday 11 May: Waking Up The Neighbours (1991)

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Suzi Quatro

Wednesday 20 April 2022
Starts: 7:30pm
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The Detroit-born singer-songwriter has sold over 55 million records worldwide over the course of her career. Suzi first came to the attention of the British public in the early 70s as a support act alongside Thin Lizzy on Slade’s first UK tour. The Queen of Rock N Roll then went on to release a string of hits including Can the Can, Devil Gate Drive and Stumblin’ In.

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Star Wars: Return of the Jedi in Concert

Friday 23 September–Sunday 25 September 2022
Starts: 1:30pm, 2:30pm, 6:30pm, 7:30pm
Royal Albert Hall
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Experience Star Wars: Return of the Jedi in concert in 2022 as part of the Royal Albert Hall’s Films in Concert series. Return of the Jedi (1983) sees Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Princess Leia and co. joined by Jabba the Hutt, Yoda and the Ewoks in an adventure across the galaxy as Darth Vader prepares to unleash the final blow to the Rebel Alliance.

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The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring in Concert

Friday 27 May–Saturday 28 May 2022
Starts: 1:30pm, 7:30pm
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Experience The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring in concert in 2022 as part of the Royal Albert Hall’s Film in Concert series. Peter Jackson’s award-winning epic fantasy adventure, based on the J.R.R. Tolkien novels, follows a hobbit named Frodo Baggins, who finds himself in the possession of the all-powerful One Ring, and the fellowship formed to take it to Mount Doom to be destroyed.

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Brassed Off Live

Wednesday 25 May 2022
7:00pm
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The British classic Brassed Off will be returning to the Royal Albert Hall in 2022 for a special screening with live accompaniment by the brass band that inspired the story.

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Royal College of Music brings you performances from their extraordinary student's on their YouTube channel.

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Cálmate

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The Ismaili Sounds is pleased to present Calmate, performed by Hip-Hop artist Fidah, who in this song explores the balance between faith and world, and encourages open conversation on the existential questions of life.

RCM launches autumn season with events in London‘s newest concert hall

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The Royal College of Music has launched its autumn events season for 2020, including the first performances in London’s newest concert hall. The state-of-the-art Performance Hall is part of a recent £40 million investment in the RCM’s iconic South Kensington campus.

Shab-e-Didam

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The Ismaili Sounds presents Shab-e-Didam, a song in praise of Hazrat Ali. This rendition is performed by the DN Khorog Band from Tajikistan and features original lyrics by the celebrated Persian poet and philosopher, Hafez-e Shirazi.