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Classical Vauxhall 2023

Running from Thursday 2 to Saturday 4 March, this year’s concert series features some of the finest young classical talents in the world right now.

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Each concert has a theme to bring new audiences to hear these extraordinary musicians create new takes on well-known pieces from Beethoven to Disney.

Held at St Mark’s, Kennington Classical Vauxhall welcomes Nicky Spence & Sholto Kynoch, Rakhi Singh, The Julian Bliss Septet, Tamsin Waley-Cohen, Clifton Harrison and Jamal Aliyev.

Tickets for all concerts are £20, with concessions. Find out more and buy tickets.

Venue: St Mark’s Church, Kennington Park Road London, SE11 4PW
Tube: Oval (1 min), Kennington (7 mins) and Vauxhall (10 mins) 
Bus: 3, 133, 333, 59, 185, 36

What’s on

Thursday 2 March, 20:00 – 21:30
Classical Vauxhall – Comfort in Chaos

English violinist Tamsin Waley-Cohen, American violist Clifton Harrison, Turkish cellist Jamal Aliyev and Fiachra Garvey for ‘Comfort in Chaos’. This concert celebrates the mighty piano quartet with pieces that explore our environment from Beethoven, Mahler, Fung, and Brahms.

Friday 3 March, 20:00 – 21:30
Classical Vauxhall – Songs of The Seasons
Opera singer Nicky Spence and pianist Sholto Kynoch present ‘Songs of The Seasons’. The programme features Benjamin Britten’s Holy Sonnets of John Donne and culminates in a celebration of blues, jazz, and African American tradition in Bond’s rhapsodic Songs of The Seasons. 

Saturday 4 March, 13:00 – 15:00 
Classical Vauxhall – Elemental
Violinist, collaborator, composer & music director Rakhi Singh, a leading light in the contemporary music scene in the UK. ‘Elemental’ spans from the Baroque to the present day, opening with the delicate sound world of Sciarrino’s Caprice No. 2 and closing with solo violin, J.S. Bach’s Chaconne In D Minor.

Saturday 4 March, 20:00 – 21:30
Classical Vauxhall – The Sound of Film – Jazz In Hollywood
The Julian Bliss Septet present their ‘The Sound of Film–Jazz in Hollywood’ programme. Their dazzling virtuosity, extraordinary musicianship and charming humour shine through their swing, Latin, American and jazz music programmes. Starting with the silent film and the early ‘talkies’ in The Great Depression years, the Septet also plays music from wartime movies, musicals and even the classic Disney blockbusters.

Kennington Classical Vauxhall is led by Fiachra Garvey, Irish pianist and Artistic Director of the West Wicklow Festival. 

St Mark's Church, Kennington Park Road, SE11 4PW

Nearest train/tube:
Tube: Oval (1 min), Kennington (7 mins) and Vauxhall (10 mins)  Bus: 3, 133, 333, 59, 185, 36

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Start date: 02/03/2023
End date: 04/03/2023
Open from 20:00 to 21:30

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