Vintage Dance Society
Dashing raconteur Fred Snow hosts an evening of music and dance straight from the roaring ‘20s with an eclectic mix of acts guaranteed to get you in the dancing mood and revelling in nostalgia.
‘Fine purveyors of filthy swing’ Top Shelf Jazz deliver crooning melodies and rakish banter; Benoit Viellefon’s Orchestra play chanson Française with just the right mix of romance, elegance and, swing; The Rhythm Rascals from Swing Patrol will leave you breathless with their high energy jazz routines; and DJ Tim Hellzapoppin and his unique selection of vintage music completes the evening. Ticket price includes a 1920s-style gin cocktail on arrival. Ticket holders can also enjoy a free dance lesson from international swing dance teachersJiveSwing from 7pm.
London Contemporary Orchestra
London Contemporary Orchestra is fast establishing itself as one of the most innovative and dynamic ensembles on the London music scene. Known for its cross-arts collaborations, the LCO has worked alongside such artists as Jonny Greenwood (Radiohead), Belle & Sebastian, Matmos, United Visual Artists and Foals, with sell out shows at venues including The Roundhouse and Old Vic Tunnels. This performance from the virtuosic soloists of the LCO will showcase works by Xenakis, Thomas Adès, Feldman, Jonathan Harvey and Berio alongside experimental live electronics, followed by a DJ set from rising star Shiva Feshareki. “Young, free and singularly special, there’s a new kid on the block” Daily Telegraph.
Masters Tennis returns Wednesday 5 December – Sunday 9 December 2012
The Masters Tennis returns to the Hall once again with another strong line-up of the greatest tennis players of all time. Last year’s champion Tim Henman will return to defend his title. Other players due to compete include John McEnroe, Goran Ivanisevic, Mark Philippoussis, Pat Cash, Henri Leconte, Mansour Bahrami and Peter McNamara. Join us to relive some of the biggest rivalries of all time for another year at the Royal Albert Hall. With prime positioning in the first week of December, what better excuse to kick off the start of the festive season? Treat your friends, family or colleagues by entertaining them at this spectacular event.
HAHN-BIN at the Latitude Festival
July 4th, 2012
For the first time, the Royal Albert Hall are sponsoring an artist to perform as part of a festival as the Hall presents innovative violinist HAHN-BIN at the Latitude Festival. Latitude festival is the perfect place for the Hall to go to reach new audiences and to take the world’s greatest stage outside of the building to support the Hall’s public benefit remit and aim to give music access to all. HAHN-BIN The Hall has always supported young artists and we are thrilled to be presenting HAHN-BIN at the Latitude Festival.
He caught our attention last year and was soon added to our ’More at the Hall‘ series, a programme of events taking place outside of the Hall’s auditorium, presenting performances all year round by talented young jazz, classical and world music musicians and more. Presenting these new artists and inviting new audiences to enjoy these events is one of the charitable objectives of the Royal Albert Hall.