Retrospective: CLoSer – Ljova

Posted on: April 30, 2015 in: Programmes>2016-17 Season>ÉMIGRÉ

Our two-week collaboration with the fantastic New York composer and musician, Ljova kicked off yesterday with the final CLoSer concert of our Émigré series at Village Underground. We loved getting to know Ljova and his atmospheric music, as well as his wife and singer, Inna Barmash who joined the Orchestra for some Klezmer-inspired vocal numbers.

We received some fantastic feedback on Twitter and Instagram from the concert, which we thought we’d share post-concert, as well as some of our favourite snaps! And don’t forget – the whole concert is available to watch for free via our live stream until Wednesday 6 May on our website and YouTube channel

Before the concert began, many of our audience came along for a  guided walking tour of Spitalfields and Whitechapel, exploring the Jewish history of the area. We started at the goat statue by Spitalfields market, and ended up at Village Underground, discovering the secret remnants of the thousands of Jewish immigrants who fled to the area back in the 19th century.

If you missed the concert, or want to watch and hear the wonderful Ljova all over again, here are some pictures from the evening, and remember, you can still watch the whole concert on our YouTube channel until Wednesday 6 May:


The next concert in our Émigré series is From Hollywood to New York on Saturday 1 May at Cadogan Hall, featuring music by Herrmann, Stravinsky, Eisler, Korngold and Dvorak. 

From Hollywood to New York
Saturday 2 May 2015, 7.30pm
Cadogan Hall, London
Tickets from £12 (concessions available)
£5 tickets available for students and 16-25s (pre-register at Cadogan Hall Box Office / 020 7730 4500