Join City of London Sinfonia musicians in Comfortable Classical at Home on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11.30am, on City of London Sinfonia’s Facebook page.

During the coronavirus lockdown, you can get to know our musicians and enjoy brilliant performances while staying safe at home. Each Tuesday and Thursday at 11.30am, one of our musicians hosts a short concert live from their homes, featuring classical music and fun activities for anyone and everyone, from young children to older adults.

We encourage our audiences to get involved during the live episodes by posting a comment or reacting with a ‘like’ or ‘wow’ for our musicians to read aloud or use in improvised compositions. See our upcoming events below.

Episode 18: Tuesday 2 June, 11.30am
Becky Knight, Cello

Episode 19: Thursday 4 June, 11.30am
Ursula Leveaux, Principal Bassoon

Episode 20: Tuesday 9 June, 11.30am
Will Schofield, Principal Cello

Episode 21: Thursday 11 June, 11.30am
Fiona McCapra, Violin

Previous episodes

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Highlights on Comfortable Classical at Home (so far) have included introductions to unfamiliar instruments such as the chalumeau and oboe da caccia, serenading one musician’s chickens and horse, experimenting with bathroom acoustics, and playing along to some ‘Isolation Blues’. We’ve also enjoyed some calming music such as Vaughan Williams’ The Lark Ascending, Bach’s Cello Suite and European folksongs. You can catch up on previous episodes in our Facebook video playlist.

If you are enjoying our series, please consider donating to City of London Sinfonia so we can keep bringing you new, inspiring content during these challenging times and to help us get going with projects and performances as soon as we can.

Episode 17: Thursday 21 May, 11.30am
Katherine ‘Waffy’ Spencer, Principal Clarinet
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Episode 16: Tuesday 19 May, 11.30am
Matt Maguire, Viola
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Episode 15: Thursday 14 May, 11.30am
Chris Rawley, Bassoon
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Episode 14: Tuesday 12 May, 11.30am
Alexandra Wood, Leader and Creative Director
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Episode 13: Thursday 7 May, 11.30am
Elizabeth Bass, Harp
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Episode 12: Tuesday 5 May, 11.30am
Dan Jenkins, Principal Trombone
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Episode 11: Thursday 30 April, 11.30am
Ursula Leveaux, Principal Bassoon
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Episode 10: Tuesday 28 April, 11.30am
Dan Bates, Principal Oboe
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Episode 9: Thursday 23 April, 11.30am
Joely Koos, Co-Principal Cello
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Episode 8: Tuesday 21 April, 11.30am
Karen Jones, Principal Flute
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Episode 7: Thursday 16 April, 11.30am
Matthew Maguire, Viola
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Episode 6: Tuesday 14 April, 11.30am
Katherine Spencer, Principal Clarinet
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Episode 5: Thursday 9 April, 11.30am
Rebecca Knight, Cello
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Episode 4: Tuesday 7 April, 11.30am
Daniel Bates, Principal Oboe
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Episode 3: Thursday 2 April, 11.30am
Alexandra Wood, Leader and Creative Director
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Episode 2: Tuesday 31 March, 11.30am
Joely Koos, Co-Principal Cello
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Episode 1: Thursday 26 March, 11.30am
Katherine Spencer, Principal Clarinet
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City of London Sinfonia’s Comfortable Classical relaxed concerts are supported by the Borletti-Buitoni Trust and MariaMarina Foundation.


Be sure to keep up to date with all our activities on Twitter @cityldnsinfonia, and on Facebook and Instagram (@cityoflondonsinfonia). You can also visit our website for information on upcoming events, as well as our wellbeing and education projects.