‘Our concerts are never longer than an hour’ explains Sali-Wyn. ‘We want people to enjoy a relaxed, informal concert. Maybe it would be at lunchtime, or on their way home from work.’
A native of South Wales, Sali-Wyn got the idea as she was driving around the Gower near her home in Swansea. ‘I stumbled across the smallest existing cinema in Wales, originally built from a disused railway carriage and fully restored by the Gower Heritage Centre and went in. It only holds 30 people but I thought what a fantastic place to hold an informal, intimate concert. I then started imagining where else would be good to put on such a small concert where the audience felt so close to the musicians that they were part of the event.’
The eclectic selection of places to host these pop up concerts in London as well as South Wales is growing all the time. 'We're excited to be in talks with the Charles Dickens Museum and organisations such as FlashMob and the B&G Cafe Choir who have also expressed an interest in working with us'.
Ticket prices are kept at an astonishing low of £5 each and it’s first come first served. ‘You’d never get the opportunity to be this up close and personal with such world class musicians normally and it’s something the players love too.’ Sali-Wyn tells us. An audience is normally quite faceless to musicians if they’re playing in a large 2000 seat concert hall and Sali-Wyn’s team of top musicians from the UK’s major orchestras are loving playing chamber music in such unique circumstances.
So if you fancy a concert with a difference (and possibly a delicious slice of cake attached…) check out Classical PopUps and enjoy classy music on a tiny scale...
The next Classical Pop Up concert is this Friday 15th July at The Canvas Cafe