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What’s On at The Brunel Museum
Underground performances combining art, music and acoustic engineering. In 1843 there were fifty thousand visitors on the first day. Listen to the remarkable acoustic of this extraordinary chamber, once the world’s most popular visitor destination.
Beethoven, Chopin, Prokofiev
Aleksei Demchenko piano. Victor Maslov piano.
Thursday 1 June 7.30pm
Beethoven Pathetique sonata No. 8 in C minor op.13
Written in 1798 when the composer was 27 years old, and remains one of his most celebrated compositions.
Chopin Etudes 1-5 from op.10
Some of the most challenging and evocative pieces of all the works in concert piano repertoire.
Prokofiev Sonata No7 op.83
The “Stalingrad” composed for solo piano, the second of the three “War Sonatas”
The last of our monthly concerts in partnership with the Anglo Russian Culture Club. Buy tickets here: £20 plus booking fee
Matrimonio Segreto by Cimarosa and Pop Up Opera
Tuesday 6 & Wednesday 7 June 7.30pm
A rich Italian businessman attempts to marry off one of his daughters to a mad English toff with disastrous results. One of the most successful comic operas of the late eighteenth century, Cimarosa’s Il Matrimonio Segreto is about following your heart and makes for a perfect summer opera filled with special Pop-up Opera humour, sparkle and fun. Packed with tunes and matrimonial mayhem, the opera’s premiere in Vienna was the occasion of the longest encore in operatic history; Leopold II was so delighted that he ordered supper served to the company and the entire opera repeated immediately after!
12 Seconds of Light (debut album)
Modulus Quartet Last night UK tour
Saturday 1 July 7.30pm
Jonathan Truscott violin 1
Craig Stratton violin 2
Mircea Belei viola
Nick Allen cello
Performing a diverse range of music by living composers, this innovative group presents music with specially commissioned film and multimedia by Diego Barraza and Tom Brown. A welcome return to the underground chamber.
The passion marks their shows out as a treat for both the eyes and the ears…not to be missed. The Musician Magazine
Buy tickets here
Hansel & Gretel by Humperdinck and Pop Up Opera
Thursday 21 & Friday 22 September
The Thames Tunnel Underground Shaft is below ground: the air is cool so please dress warmly.
The Thames Tunnel Shaft is a huge underground chamber, half the size of Shakespeare’s Globe, directly above the railway. Before the trains came, the shaft echoed with applause for acrobats, tightrope walkers and serenaders performing in the tunnel. Now the shaft is a unique and stunning concert venue. Time Out listed the shaft as one of ‘London’s magical music venues’ and Radio 4 described it as an ‘underground cathedral’ .
Interested in performing at the museum?
Musicians interested in playing here, or those that have played here before and would like to return, are warmly invited to contact us. Our venues are also available for recordings and rehearsals: please email email@example.com for more information.