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Introducing Turning Points

Wed Jun 29 2016

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We’re an orchestra, so we love concerts. But because the traditional concert format is great for some people and not for others, we often ask ourselves the question, “how could concerts be different?” Ten years ago, we looked at the informal ways people used to listen to classical music and created The Night Shift, our rule-breaking late night format.

Now Turning Points, a new series at our headquarters, Kings Place, goes in another direction. Would you enjoy a concert more if you’d explored the music in advance, and your explorations informed what you saw and heard on the night? If you think that’s the case, join us for a journey into the minds of Vivaldi and Bach, culminating in concerts in February and May 2017.

It won’t be like any other concert series. Right from the start, you’ll join a community receiving more information on the composer and his music, such as playlists, podcasts and thoughts from the players.

Then there will be a series of events, including listening clubs, discussions and even pop-up performances for you to attend.

Finally, we’ll ask for your creative contributions. Write the programme notes. Choose the encore. Influence what we do with the lights and how we set the stage.

A ticket to a Turning Points concert gets you access to the concert itself and the additional activity. And if you do join us, it’s totally up to you how much of this additional stuff you take part in. But we hope you take part in it all, because you’ll make friends and it’s certainly going to be a lot of fun.

Vivaldi – The Contest Between Harmony & Invention – Sat 11 February, 2017

Bach – Triumph of a Lateral Mind – Sat 20 May, 2017


  • Sounds a great idea

    Jacki Reason Tue Jul 12 2016
  • Love the sound of this!

    Tasha Tue Jul 12 2016