For most people, classical music probably evokes images of silver-haired posh people in suits, clapping politely in plush concert halls, having paid the equivalent of the average Londoner’s monthly food shop for a ticket.
The Little Orchestra is changing all of that, putting on classical music in some of the capital’s best live music venues for crowds of young Londoners more comfortable in jeans drinking a beer than pinstripes and champagne. After their last sell-out night in February at Hackney Town Hall, they head to Oval Space on 4 & 5 May to perform Beethoven’s epic Eroica, which according to a BBC Music Magazine poll is “the greatest symphony ever written”.
According to the team, it’s not just about the music, it’s a social event with a friendly and welcoming atmosphere, cozy sofas, and delicious food and drinks. After the concert finishes, the audience is encouraged to stay and hang out with the orchestra, with live jazz being played until late. Earlybird tickets start at a very reasonable £10, so don’t wait on the fence too long…