January 22, 2013, 12:30 pm -- /EPR NETWORK/ -- On January 19th, The Southbank Centre embarks on one of its most ambitious classical music projects to date. ‘The Rest is Noise' takes a chronological look at 20 th Century music, deploying the talents of a wide variety of celebrated musicians, film-makers, public speakers, music historians and performers.
The London Philharmonic forms the backbone of each show. More than thirty concerts will be performed over the course of the year. The idea is based on the 2007 book of the same title, written by Alex Ross, which told the story of the most important musical, political and social events of the 20th Century.
Artistic Director Jude Kelly describes the festival as a way to view music “through the prism of history, with its revolutions and counter-revolutions, its major moral and philosophical upheavals around race, gender, faith, political credo and pacifism, and its new relationship to technology and artistic democracy."
The city's top events and accommodation website is getting in on the act by offering reduced rates on hotels in London close to the Southbank Centre. Spanning the entirety of the year-long event, LondonTown.com is offering discounted rooms at hotels in London within walking distance of the Southbank Centre.
One of the deals on offer is the Charing Cross Guoman Hotel, which is offering a 44% discount on executive double rooms. The discounted rate brings the cost down to £195 per night. Situated on the famous Strand stretch of London, The Guoman is less than ten minutes walk from the Southbank Centre.
Closer still is the London Marriot Hotel County Hall, which is offering a 33% discount when booking now through LondonTown.com. Just five minutes walk from the Southbank Centre, the luxury Marriot's reduced rate brings the cost of a night's stay down to £225.
Visit LondonTown.com for more discounted hotels in London, and to see further information on ‘The Rest is Noise' at the Southbank Centre.