February may be shorter than the other months, but definitely not poorer in terms of culture offerings. Finally everything is up and running after the Christmas break!

Anu Suhonen: Block 336   9.2.-9.3.

The institute is proud to support Anu Suhonen’s five-week residency at Block 336. Her work is culminating in the opening of her exhibition Process Accelerator 2.0. In the exhibition she addresses consumption and sustainability with 3D printed objects. Her residency at Block336 is also part of a larger theme at the institute, called Future of Work.

Process Accelerator 2.0, Block 336, 336 Brixton Road, London, SW9 7AA, http://block336.com/ , 9.2. – 9.3.2019, Thu-Sat 12-18. Free admission.

Akhnaten ENO   11.2.-7.3.

When in need of a trans-like state I often turn to Philip Glass. I have only had a few opportunities to experience his operas live, so now that English National Opera is bringing back Glass’ Akhnaten in a celebrated production by Phelim McDermott I will simply have to be there. The hypnotic piece will surely mesmerise its audience, and transport you to a world far from a chilly February-London.

Philip Glass: Akhnaten, London Coliseum, St Martin’s Lane, London, WC2N 4ES, https://www.eno.org/whats-on/akhnaten/?action=book , 11.2. – 7.3.2019, tickets £33,50 – £128.50.

Philharmonia & Bartok   24.2.

Esa-Pekka Salonen still has a few years of leadership with the Philharmonia. He will sure make use of that time creating some brilliant concerts also this spring. On 24.2, he will showcase an orchestra musicians’ favourite – Bartok’s concerto for orchestra. Pairing this with his own, technically challenging and thrilling cello concerto mastered by fellow Nordic Truls Mørk, this night will be fun and exciting for both audience and performers.

Salonen & Bartók Concertos, Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XX, https://www.philharmonia.co.uk/concerts/series/70/the_salonen_series , 24.2.2019 klo 19.30, tickets £12-58.

Text: Emilie Gardberg Photo: Jaakko Nousiainen


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