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Strings at the Albany: Music and Mindfulness

Strings at the Albany: Music and Mindfulness


  • DATES & TIMES: Tuesday 17 April, 7pm
  • RUNNING TIME: 60 minutes
  • TICKETS: £10

    Strings at the Albany: Music and Mindfulness

    A one hour concert combining music and mindfulness.

    Strings at the Albany is the first instalment of CLS Minis: a spring series of miniature lunchtime and evening concerts, curated and performed by City of London Sinfonia musicians.


    CLS Minis showcases our outstanding professional musicians in chamber music composed for strings, brass and wind instruments. Each concert allows you to experience live music closer than you can in a traditional classical concert, and our musicians bring their own insights and introductions.


    Mindfulness plays an integral role in the evening concert: CLS violinist Ann Morfee leads a mindful meditation as part of the performance, using mindfulness techniques for the body and mind to help relieve stress and enhance the audience’s experience of the music. Ideal for people who need to relax after a long, hard day at work and for people who want to experience something different


    The performance features members of the CLS string section in chamber music written especially for strings, including Company by Philip Glass and Serenade by Josef Suk. Principal Viola Fiona Bonds and Sub-principal Viola Ruth Gibson also perform George Benjamin’s viola duet, Viola, Viola.


    CLS Minis is generously supported by John Singer.




    George Benjamin: Viola, Viola

    Philip Glass: Company

    SUK: Serenade for strings



    City of London Sinfonia Strings

    Alexandra Wood Director/Violin,

    Fiona Bonds Viola

    Ruth Gibson Viola


    Ann Morfee Mindful Meditation Leader



    This event has a running time of 60 minutes with no interval.

    For the relaxed, lunchtime concert click here