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Nutcracker Extravaganza: The Classical Music Pod Live
December 16, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
It’s a podcast….with live music…It’s the Classical Music Pod! Music, chat, and a splash of gin tasting. Presented by Classical PopUps at Stanley Halls, come and dip in and out of not one, but two versions of the Nutcracker. Presented by Classical PopUps.
To add to the excitement, there will be the chance to sample Wardington’s Original Ludlow Dry Gin – the brand new edition, in partnership with the Philharmonia Orchestra. Flavoured with Seville orange and cassia, the ‘Philharmonia Gin’ is the perfect tipple for a cosy December evening!
In the Christmas of 1960 Jazz titan Duke Ellington released an album unlike anything he had recorded before. ‘The Nutcracker Suite’ re-arranged Tchaikovsky’s festive spectacular into a swinging soundscape full of humour that blended classical and jazz, dance halls and concert halls, tradition and innovation. Join the players of Classical PopUps and hosts of The Classical Music Pod for an evening of live music and a deep dive into what made the original ballet and the jazz update such enduring hits.
Musicians this evening include members of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and players from some of the most dazzling West End shows.
The Classical Music Pod bills itself as ‘the best classical music podcast produced in a Brixton bedroom’, though this claim remains unverified. Hosted by Timmy Fisher and Sam Poppleton, the pod blends a deep passion for classical music with an equally strong affection for punnery, silliness and trivia.
Since its launch in 2019, the pod has explained avant- garde serialism using chocolate selection boxes, compiled book recommendations from some of the world’s greatest performers and interviewed David Lammy MP about his time singing alongside future Brexiteers. You can listen, like and subscribe to the boys through all the usual podcast portals and follow them on Twitter @ClassicalPod.