“Formalities must be shattered to open up classical music to a younger audience.”
So says conductor Vladimir Jurowski, who conducts the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment Friday night at the Roundhouse in Camden (the Camden across the pond, that is, not the one across the river).
"It will be the first in a season of 'rules-free' concerts that allow audiences to talk, drink and move about in non-seated areas as they would at a rock gig," reports the London Evening Standard.
The concert will be broadcast live online from the former steam engine repair shed (pictured), which has also hosted Jimi Hendrix, The Doors, Paul McCartney, The Beastie Boys, The Who and James Brown.
Hear Jurowski on BBC Radio chatting about throwing out classical formality.