Hosted in the Purcell Room in the Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall, this ongoing experimental concert series spotlights emerging artists and ambitious auteurs who are invited to explore the boundaries of their creativity in this intimate space.
The multi-artform series celebrates genre-blurring, pioneering artists and brings together music, poetry, live AV and digital interactions.
Acts on the 2023 Purcell Sessions lineup include:
WED 1 FEB TAALIAH x LCO
Award-winning Scottish alternative electronic producer TAALIAH joins forces with the London Contemporary Orchestra for a unique performance exploring club culture, gender identity, happy hardcore and subversive electronica.
SUN 5 FEB Isobel Waller-Bridge
Composer and pianist Isobel Waller-Bridge performs new work at her debut UK show.
WED 1 MAR Damsel Elysium x LCO
Multi-instrumentalist, composer and experimental sound and visual artist Damsel Elysium marries their creations with the London Contemporary Orchestra.
SUN 5 MAR Cassie Kinoshi
Already nominated for the Mercury Prize as part of SEED Ensemble, and a key part of KOKOROKO, Cassie Kinoshi is a captivating alto-saxophonist, composer and arranger.
SUN 19 MAR aya x MFO
aya, formerly known as LOFT, packs force into tiny details to create bracing, emotive, experimental music. Here, she’s joined by German visual artist Marcel Weber.
THU 26 MAR SÍBÍN
South-east London collective Síbín presents a new music project led by drummer and producer Kwake Bass in an intimate one-off performance, with curated visuals.