Wednesday 8 November 2017
Monday 4 December 2017, 7.30pm, Royal Festival Hall
London Philharmonic Orchestra once again invites International cabaret artiste Meow Meow to create an evening of ‘More Pandemonium’ as part of the Orchestra’s main concert season at Royal Festival Hall. In what will be a concert of cabaret and song from Grieg to Gershwin, Weill to Warren, Meow is joined by pianist Ben Dawson and the full force of the London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Benjamin Northey to present her take on a Christmas Concert. The performance continues Meow’s UK tour, which follows with performances in Manchester, Milton Keynes and a residency at Shakespeare’s Globe, where she will bring her heart-wrenching festive extravaganza to the candlelit Sam Wanamaker Playhouse.
‘More Pandemonium’ with the London Philharmonic Orchestra will celebrate an array of music from tangos by Astor Piazzolla, the smoky cabaret of Kurt Weill right through to Radiohead, Amanda Palmer and some festive favourites, bringing a little twist of untraditional seasonal cheer. Meow’s solo works have been curated by greats such as David Bowie, Pina Bausch and Mikhail Baryshnikov. She has toured with punk outfit Amanda Palmer and The Dresden Dolls and taught dance routines to Liza Minnelli.
Equally at home in internationally renowned cabaret clubs and the most well-known concert halls, Meow has ample experience under her belt working with the most prestigious of classical music ensembles. Earlier this year, she performed with the Berlin Philharmonic, and has previously performed with the LA Philharmonic Orchestra and San Francisco Symphony Orchestra. In 2013, Meow made her London Philharmonic Orchestra debut under its Principal Conductor Vladimir Jurowski as Jenny in Brecht/Weill’s Die Dreigroschenoper in Paris’ Théâtre des Champs-Élysées and London’s Royal Festival Hall.
Meow Meow says:
“After the delights of last year’s wild collaboration with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, I thought it would just seem rude not to create even MORE fully-orchestrated Christmas mayhem this year! It’s becoming a seasonal tradition of mine to rock the Royal Festival Hall to the rafters, with the most sublime orchestral musicians, for one amazing night of utter pandemonium with a festive twist.”