London City Orchestra - Double Eight
Saturday 26th June at 17:30 and 19:30
£10 / £12 / £8 (under 18)
Dvořák & Schubert's 8th Symphonies
Book a bit of joy in your Summer calendar with our (double) Double Eight concerts!
LCO play Dvořák’s 8th Symphony which teems with tunes that “appeal to the musical pleasure zones”, according to BBC 3 presenter Tom Service. Dvořák composed the symphony in 1889 at his summer house in the country, where he was inspired by Bohemian folk dances and the beauty of the landscape around him. It’s a work of joyful exuberance.
You’ll also hear Schubert’s glorious 8th ‘Unfinished’ Symphony. Though it is short – just two movements – it is mighty. It’s captivating from the mysterious opening theme and the drama just keeps building. The second movement shifts to a more serene, lyrical mood, leaving us hanging, waiting for the final movements that never arrive.
Join us for an evening of musical joy and mystery on Saturday 26th June, with Thomas Payne conducting.
We’re playing two socially-distanced concerts without intervals, one at 17.30, one at 19.30.
Welcome to London City Orchestra
The London City Orchestra was formed in January 2013, and since then has worked itself to the foreground of the classical music scene in London. Run by a Board of Trustees and its elected Committee, the orchestra’s mission is to nurture aspiring musicians and non-professional music making throughout London, the Southeast and the UK.
The orchestra performs a minimum of three concerts per season, and rehearses weekly on Mondays from 7pm - 9.30pm, in the City of London.