Europe and the world: a symphony of cultures

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April 16, 2018 – April 29, 2018 all-day
The British Museum
Great Russell St
Bloomsbury, London WC1B
Bryony Bishop
Europe and the world: a symphony of cultures @ The British Museum

The British Museum, known and loved as the museum of the world, becomes a stage for music taking inspiration from around the world, in a unique two-week festival.

Europe and the world: a symphony of cultures is the Museum’s first major music festival. Over two weeks from 16 to 29 April, the festival celebrates and questions Europe’s cultural interactions with the world, through a diverse range of music performances and in a series of panel discussions. Artistic Director Daniel Kühnel brings together diverse musical traditions in the extraordinary setting of the galleries through bold and dynamic programming.

On Wednesday 18th April, The Japanese ensemble Reigakusha plays gagaku – the world’s oldest orchestral music still being performed today.

This form of Japanese classical music was first performed at the imperial court in Kyoto in the 7th century and follows precise ceremonial rules. Performed in the Egyptian Sculpture Gallery (Room 4) for a dynamic and unique musical experience.

This event takes place in Room 4 at The British Museum from 19:30-21:30pm, for more information please visit the website.