The City of London Festival

City of London Festival is preparing to launch an innovative, eclectic programme of music, dance, spoken word and theatre at the City of London Festival, now under the direction of Paul Gudgin. Gudgin, who brought major growth to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in his 8 year tenure as Festival Director, promises to animate the Square Mile in exciting new ways from 22 June to 17 July, giving the 52-year-old City of London Festival a new lease of life.

Highlights will include world-class symphonic concerts in St Paul's Cathedral, intimate recitals in livery halls, unique street performances in the City's gardens and squares, plus a ground-breaking new pop-up venue, to be revealed. Festival favourites, the London Symphony Orchestra, will return to St Paul's Cathedral to perform Bruckner’s Symphony No.9 and the Penderecki Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima, conducted by Daniel Harding (3 July). The Academy of St Martin in the Fields will be joined by award-winning actor Simon Callow for a theatrical exploration of Beethoven, at the Lord Mayor's Residence, Mansion House (30 June). Meanwhile in the Seoul in the City series, the City will be animated by Korean artists including conductor Myung-whun Chung.

For further information please contact:

David Lasserson and Charlotte Sidwell

Brunswick Arts

T: 0207 936 1290

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City of London Festival is run by The City Arts Trust Limited, registered charity no. 204828.

Company registered in England no. 716035.

Registered office: Fitz Eylwin House, 25 Holborn Viaduct, London, EC1A 2BP. VAT registration no. 244181478

The City of London Corporation is the principal funder of The City Arts Trust Limited

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