Audience needed to take part in world premiere

Audience needed to take part in world premiere


norman lebrecht

September 27, 2016

You know the problem getting people to attend new music?

The London Sinfonietta think they’ve cracked it by inviting audience members to play a part.


The deal is people buy a £10 ticket. If they turn up to two rehearsals, the money is refunded and the concert is free.

So who pays? Work that one out later.

Here‘s the blurb:

Two ground-breaking commissions by Christian Mason and Huang Ruo give you the chance to perform world premieres with the London Sinfonietta.

No musical experience is needed: glass bottles, Chinese baoding balls, tin foil, mouth organs and whispers will be your instruments….

Rehearsal the night before: Friday 21 October 2016, 6-9pm
Rehearsal on the day: Saturday 22 October 2016 2.30-5.30pm

Commit to these two rehearsals and attend the concert for free! Book your £10 ticket here on Eventbrite and we’ll refund you the full amount upon attendance. As a thank you, we’ll also offer a discount to London Sinfonietta’s future 2016/17 events.



  • John Borstlap says:

    There will be a time, no doubt, that audiences will actually be paid to attend contemporary music concerts, all subsidized by the state, of course.

  • Islander says:

    Sounds fun and interesting. I’ll go and take part if I’m in London. More here: