A series of magical candlelight concerts are coming to the stunning Central Hall Westminster to captivate movie buffs and music fans alike, with shows dedicated to our age’s most famous musical masterpieces. The candlelit venue provides the perfect setting for an intimate and relaxing evening, immersing you in the familiar sounds of Ludovico Einaudi, Hans Zimmer’s Best Works and Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker. Here’s what you can expect!
On August 20, Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker & More ft. Ballet is descending on Westminster’s Central Hall. Tchaikovsky was the first Russian composer to make a name for himself internationally. Writing some of the most popular concert and theatrical music, he created a personal style that blended his Western-oriented education with native musical practices. Audiences will be treated to a memorable night at one of our city’s most emblematic buildings when the sounds of “The Nutcracker” fill the hall alongside the performing ballerinas. Get your tickets here.
You’ll hear Hans Zimmer’s sensational compositions played by a talented string quartet on stage, including well-known pieces from Pirates of the Caribbean, The Da Vinci Code, Sherlock Holmes, Gladiator, Inception, The Crown, and more. The concert takes place on August 27, and you can grab tickets here.
In September, it’s the turn of Ludivico Einaudi to receive the candlelight treatment. The acclaimed Italian composer has had his work featured widely across film and TV over the years, which has pushed him to almost legendary status. He composed the music for the trailer to the Natalie Portman led Black Swan, provided several tracks for This Is England and its spin-off tv show This Is England 86, worked on the music for Insidious, and contributed to the soundtrack of The Intouchables – which was the biggest box office hit in France at the time of its release. This is only scratching the surface of his work, and on September 2, it’s going to be brought to life by the immensely talented Fionnuala Ward. Tickets are available here.
Each will feature two performances – one at 7pm, and a late show at 9:00pm – so you can fit these magical music moments neatly into your day. You won’t find a more special venue, either; Central Hall Westminster is a Grade-II listed building that’s played host to some historic events, including the first UN public address back in 1946, and the BBC’s annual New Year’s Eve concert that welcomes in each new year. It’s been a public meeting place since 1912, and has welcomed figures including Mahatma Gandhi, Winnie Mandela, and Mikhail Gorbachev through its doors – so isn’t it time you paid a visit here?
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