13th January: Last week’s top re-entries The Classical Album and The 50 Greatest Pieces of Classical Music switch around, at no. 1 and no. 2, and Renée Fleming’s new album is the highest new entry at no. 8.
From the Royal Albert Hall through to the Royal Opera House, London has more than its fair share of incredible venues in which to sample the delights of music in all its wonderful forms. Thanks to composer Samuel Bordoli, the capital can add Tower Bridge to that illustrious list.
Bordoli has written a new piece for the City of London Festival's 50th anniversary and it's set to be performed on the iconic London landmark on the evening of July 8. Live Music Sculpture Two will involve 30 musicians from the Royal Academy of Music who will perform along the length of the West Walkway - 42 metres above the Thames!
Earlier in the day, Bordoli will be performing another of his pieces at the Monument where his music will travel up its 311 stairs. Audience members will then experience an aural and actual sense of ascension as they climb the stairs to the top.
Speaking of two special events, Chris Earlie, creative development manager for Tower Bridge and the Monument, said: "It is very exciting to have someone to compose music especially for Tower Bridge and the Monument. Samuel's musical vision will offer visitors a unique experience."