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.

Classical Spectacular

21st - 24th Nov
3pm, 7:30pm
Royal Albert Hall
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The most popular classical music show in the UK returns to the Royal Albert Hall in November. From the very best classical music and state of the art technology to electrifying multi-coloured laser displays and our famous thundering finale to the music of the 1812 Overture!

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DJ Yoda and House Gospel Choir Soundsystem

2 August 2019
7pm
Natural History Museum
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The night will kick off with House Gospel Choir Soundsystem, outstanding singers and festival-circuit favourites bringing together gospel and house music.

National Brass Band Championships

12 October
10:00am
Royal Albert Hall
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The annual Championship Section Final of the National Brass Band Championships return to the Royal Albert Hall, with the nation’s top brass bands battling for the Challenge Trophy.

Settling the Score

18th Oct
7.30pm
Royal Albert Hall
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Join a night of award-winning film and TV music from legendary composers, David Arnold and Michael Giacchino, as they strike up the orchestra and go into symphonic battle, comparing and colliding on their impressive back catalogue of music.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire in Concert

1st - 3rd Nov
1.30pm, 2.30pm, 6.30pm, 7.30pm
Royal Albert Hall
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For the first time ever, audiences can rediscover the magic of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire™ while a live symphony orchestra performs Patrick Doyle’s unforgettable score and Harry Potter™ soars across the big screen in high-definition.

Blade Runner Live

25th Oct
7.30pm
Royal Albert Hall
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Experience Ridley Scott’s multi Academy Award®-nominated cult classic, Blade Runner (2007 Final Cut), on a vast HD screen while Vangelis’ synthesizer-led score is performed by The Avex Ensemble for the first time in-sync with the 1982 motion picture.

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back In Concert

21st - 23rd Sept
1:30pm, 2:30pm, 6:30pm, 7:30pm
Royal Albert Hall
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Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back is presented live in concert for the first time in the UK. The second installment in the original trilogy of George Lucas’ classic saga will be projected in high-definition on the big screen, accompanied by the Philharmonia Orchestra and conductor Dirk Brossé.

Skyfall in Concert

4th & 5th Oct
2.30pm & 7.30pm
Royal Albert Hall
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For the first time ever, Skyfall will be screened with full orchestral accompaniment when it hits the big screen at the Royal Albert Hall. You will be able to experience Thomas Newman’s BAFTA-winning original score performed live by the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra in sync to the picture.

DJ Yoda and House Gospel Choir Soundsyste

2nd Aug
From 7pm
Natural History Museum
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See DJ Yoda and House Gospel Choir Soundsystem perform in Hintze Hall. Kicking off with the Choir, outstanding singers and festival-circuit favourites bringing together gospel and house music. Then the multi-award-winning hip-hop producer DJ Yoda will bring his fresh beats centre stage.

France Dance UK

10th July - 12th Nov
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Institut français
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FranceDance UK is a four-month festival bringing the best in French contemporary dance to venues across the country. Featuring 50 performances, including several UK premieres, at 16 festivals and theatres in 9 major UK cities, the festival focuses on creation and innovation.