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The Little Orchestra

The Little Orchestra




That was the opening of Beethoven’s fifth symphony, as played in your head by three letters of the alphabet.

Now imagine it played by an actual orchestra.

One that’s just a few feet away from you, for a spine-tinglingly intimate experience in a gorgeously atmospheric space. That’s what The Little Orchestra are about. And they’re back for another fantastic-looking season called (for good reason) “Fire in the Evening”.

The show will start as all their shows do – with a social, fun, and unpretentious vibe deliberately designed to remove the suits and airs normally associated with classical concerts. A couple of drinks at the bar, a little chat with the other guests, and you’ll be invited to take your seat (or, indeed, sofa).


It’s now that you’ll be surprised to find the very talented musicians are settling into their seats a few feet away from you. There’s no stage. No velvet curtain. Just an intimate, low-lit, acoustically fine-tuned space, where you’ll get to listen to some heavenly music. For February’s Fire in the Evening series, they’ve chosen to juxtapose Beethoven’s incendiary 5th Symphony with 20th Century French composer Francis Poulenc’s gorgeous firework of a piece: his Concerto for 2 Pianos.

After the show when the non-existent curtain comes down, it’s back to the bar to unwind, and the non-existent barrier between you and the performers gets torn to shreds as they all join in. And we haven’t even got to the best part – tickets start at just £15. And if you’re wondering if that’s a bargain for classical concerts..?


NOTE: The Little Orchestra’s Fire in the Evening takes place on the 22nd & 23rd of February at York Hall. Tickets cost £20-£35, and are available HERE.

OTHER NOTE: We’ve arranged an exclusive Experience for The Little Orchestra’s Fire in the Evening, just for Nudge Members. Find out more HERE

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The Little Orchestra

York Hall, 5 Old Ford Road, Bethnal Green, East London, E2 9PJ


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