Monday 17 June & Monday 29 July, 1.30pm

Comfortable Classical: Relaxed Concerts with City of London Sinfonia

CLS returns with two relaxed, lunchtime performances curated and directed by company musicians around the theme of birdsong and nature.

Comfortable Classical invites anyone and everyone, from young children to older adults, to experience orchestral music. In these short lunchtime concerts, there will be introductions from the musicians and classical music inspired by nature and birdsong. We also encourage other relaxation activities while you listen such as drawing, colouring and knitting.


Relaxed performances aim to create an environment for everyone, including people with autism, dementia and sensory impairments. Audience members can pop in and out of the performance space or spend some time in a designated quiet area when they need to.


Get comfy. Listen to classical music. Enjoy Comfortable Classical.


Click here to download the Social Story.


Monday 17 June programme: String quartet and clarinet


ANON. Sumer is icumen in
RAVEL Sonata for Violin and Cello (mvt I)
MESSIAEN ‘Abyss’ from Quartet for the End of Time
FINZI Five Bagatelles
PHYLISS TATE Sonata for Clarinet and Cello (mvt II)


City of London Sinfonia string quartet
Katherine Spencer, Clarinet


Monday 29 July programme: Wind quintet


MILHAUD ‘Cortège’ from La cheminée du roi René
CECILIA MCDOWELL Subject to the Weather
BERIO ‘Fox’ and ‘2 Tom Cats’ from Opus Number Zoo
JIM PARKER ‘Les Animeaux’ from Mississippi 5
PIERNE Pastorale Op.14
ANON. Mighty river flowing
ARNOLD Three Sea Shanties for Wind Quintet


City of London Sinfonia wind quintet

  • AGE GROUP: All Ages
  • TICKETS: £5