Crowdfunded classical club nights are set to make a debut in Glasgow.
The unique club experience seeks to bring classical music to audiences who may not otherwise have access.
Organisers Through The Noise will bring the ‘noisenights’ shows to Glasgow’s Slay in Merchant City this autumn following the success of a run of sold-out performances in London.
Inspired by the UK’s underground club scene and thriving jazz venues, noisenights offer an alternative way to experience live classical music.
Using a unique crowdfunding model which puts concert plans to local communities for support in return for tickets, they are able to bring international stars to intimate venues.
Each event is confirmed once it reaches a funding target.
The new season will feature Fatma Said, Manchester Collective, Abel Selaocoe & The Bantu Ensemble, Alexandra Whittingham, Misha Mullov-Abbado, Thibaut Garcia, Lodestar Trio, Junyan Chen, Braimah Kanneh-Mason and Jeneba Kanneh-Mason.
The series has grown over the past two years from a fringe night in Hackney, East London to a leading classical promotion with 42 of the 44 noisenight shows so far having sold out.
As well as plans to come back regularly to Glasgow in 2024, the shows will also tour the UK and visit Edinburgh along with Liverpool, Birkenhead, Newcastle, Birmingham, Leeds, Manchester, Brighton and London.
Through The Noise co-founder and artistic director Jack Bazalgette said: “We’ve been happily surprised to find that there’s a growing audience for our classical gigs, so we’re thrilled to be heading to Glasgow for the first time later this year with the incredible Alexandra Whittingham.
“She’s a guitar virtuoso with a rare power to move and inspire people with her performances, and I can’t wait to give Glaswegian audiences the chance to experience her perform up close. This is just the beginning – we can’t wait to bring even more classical names to Glasgow in 2024.”
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