Comfortable Classical at Canada Water Theatre

Posted on: July 5, 2019 in: Programmes>2018-19 SeasonProgrammes>Comfortable ClassicalRetrospect, wellbeing

Following three fun, relaxed lunchtime concerts with the Albany earlier this year, we returned to Canada Water Theatre for more Comfortable Classical on 17 June. Take a look at some of the wonderful photos captured by photographer Suzi Corker below, and come along to the next one on Monday 29 July (1.30pm).

Our string quartet and principal clarinet led our June performance. They present and chat to the audience while playing the music – here’s Waffy (clarinet) giving some context to the piece Katie (viola) and Joely (cello) are playing.

CLS_Waffy presenting with strings_17Jun19CWT (c) Suzi Corker

These relaxed concerts are for everyone, regardless of age or ability, and are all about having a fun lunchtime full of classical music. These audience members had a great time, and so did our musicians!

CLS_Audience member focus_17Jun19CWT (c) Suzi Corker CLS_Baby reach out to quartet_17Jun19CWT (c) Suzi Corker

Comfortable Classical concerts are special as they’re a lot more intimate than “ordinary” classical concerts, and we actually like people to draw and colour things while they’re listening! Our musicians will often play music directly to individuals in the audience, just as Katie (viola) is doing below, and they’ll also give some pointers about what to draw.

CLS_Katie Heller playing to baby_17Jun19CWT (c) Suzi Corker CLS_Audience drawing_17Jun19CWT (c) Suzi Corker

Take a look at more pictures of our happy musicians below and be sure to check out more Comfortable Classical concerts and our social media hashtag (#ComfortableClassical) for more information.

Want to experience this? Our next Comfortable Classical relaxed concert takes place at Canada Water Theatre on Monday 29 July 2019, 1.30-2.30pm. Learn more >>

From Bingo to Bartok On 25 January 2019, we published From Bingo to Bartok, a free online publication with Orchestras Live and commissioned by the Baring Foundation. The publication details how orchestras are approaching relaxed performances and intergenerational concerts, along with case studies of projects that aim to improve older people’s live with classical music. Read more >>

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