Your Orchestra Needs an Audience? Take It to the Pub

The Amersham Arms in New Cross, outside London, is one of the pubs on the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment's pub crawl.(Photo: Ewan-M (Flickr))
The Amersham Arms in New Cross, outside London, is one of the pubs on the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment's pub crawl.(Photo: Ewan-M (Flickr))

For a little while now, classical musicians have found bars and restaurants welcoming venues for performances of chamber music. Now an esteemed British orchestra is taking its act on a pub crawl, according to a story in London’s Evening Standard.

The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, known for its velvety-sounding period-instrument performances, is taking music of the Baroque – including drinking songs by Henry Purcell – on what it’s calling its “Purcell and Pork Scratchings” tour of five pubs in the London area.

Read more: Pint, Pork Scratchings and Purcell in a Classical Music Pub Crawl (ES)

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