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.
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)
THE BEATLES Blackbird
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