Just in: City of London abandons new concerthallmain
It has just been confirmed that plans for a concerthall to replace the Barbican have been ditched by the City of London.
UPDATE: Heads roll?
18 February 2021 15:28
Subject: Centre for Music
I am writing to let you know that today the City Corporation has confirmed that, given the current unprecedented circumstances, the ambitious plans for a Centre for Music will not be progressed. While we are naturally disappointed, we fully understand the City’s decision as it is clearly very difficult to advance a project such as this at this time.
The City has reaffirmed its ongoing commitment to arts and culture, and the important role it will play in the post-pandemic recovery of the City, the capital, and the UK. This confirms support for all the partners, including a further three-year grant for the LSO, two years further funding for Culture Mile, and a major renewal of the Barbican Centre. You can find the full press release here.
Thank you for your contributions and support in developing the Centre for Music.
Nick Kenyon, Managing Director Barbican Centre
Kathryn McDowell, Managing Director London Symphony Orchestra
Lynne Williams, Principal, Guildhall School of Music & Drama