We want to thank our audience for making it to Radio Rewrite at Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall on Monday night amid recommendations made by the government that same evening. At the end of our rehearsal, an hour before doors opened, we took the decision to go ahead with the performance with the unanimous support of our musicians and our colleagues at Southbank Centre, knowing that it would be one of the last performances in the UK for a while.

In a difficult, emotional night for the arts and culture industry; despite all the uncertainty and concern about what’s going to happen, City of London Sinfonia, conductor and curator Robert Ames and tanpura player Bishi Bhattacharya gave some incredible performances of music by Steve Reich, Philip Glass, Bryce Dessner, Mica Levi and Jonny Greenwood. Our audience also helped create a new Reich- and Glass-inspired soundscape, Metropolis, composed and introduced by Robert Ames.

It was a night to remember in many ways. Take a look at some of the wonderful photos taken by Alexander Barnes, Apple and Biscuit.

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City of London Sinfonia’s Worlds Colliding series is supported by the John Ellerman Foundation.


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