New year, new beginnings… and a new home.
We kick off our 2021 fellowship programme with a bang, performing live music together for the first time in months as we take our flagship Rush Hour concert series to the striking surroundings of our new, permanent venue: St John’s Smith Square.
Musicians from the Academy of St Martin in the Fields - our coaches and world leaders in performing without a conductor - join us for our first ever livestreamed Rush Hour concert, celebrating the creative possibility ignited by our dynamic new hub of learning and exploration.
Although not published until 1801, sketches of Beethoven’s trailblazing first symphony can be traced back to 1795, the era when he was being coached by his mentor, Joseph Haydn. Beethoven was too proud to officially acknowledge Haydn’s influence on his music, but hearing these symphonies back to back shows their undoubted similarities in sound and style. A programme that explores this prolific teacher-pupil relationship is an apt way to celebrate our new venture that puts education and world-class musical development at its core.
A link to watch this livestream will be available here from 14 April
Booking is not required for this free livestreamed concert, but you can donate to our work supporting talented young musicians here