Brian Eno announces his new live concert performance, ‘Ships’, which will premiere at the 2023 Venice Biennale Musica this coming October. Eno will be performing with Baltic Sea Philharmonic, orchestrated and conducted by Kristjan Järvi.
The performance will also feature the actor Peter Serafinowicz, and long-time collaborators, guitarist Leo Abrahams and programmer Peter Chilvers. The centrepiece of these concerts will be an orchestral adaptation of Eno’s acclaimed 2016 album, ‘The Ship,’ as well as new and classic Eno compositions.
This series of concerts marks Brian Eno’s first live tour in his five-decade solo career and also his first appearance with the orchestra. Eno has, in fact, only ever played a handful of solo shows, the last time in 2021 at the UNESCO World Heritage site, the Acropolis in Athens, with his brother Roger Eno to a standing ovation from a sold-out theatre.
With this in mind, it seems fitting that Eno will be playing in some of the most distinguished venues in Europe, commencing in Italy’s renowned opera house, Teatro la Fenice, with additional concerts at the Philharmonie Berlin, La Seine Musica in Paris, TivoliVredenberg in Utrecht before finishing at London’s Royal Festival Hall.
These performances coincide with his attendance at the 2023 Biennale Musica where he will be honoured with the Golden Lion lifetime achievement award. These six concerts are a once-in-a-lifetime event and not to be missed.
21st Oct, Venice ~ Venice Biennale Musica, Teatro la Fenice (3pm & 8pm) ticket link
24th Oct, Berlin ~ Philharmonie Berlin ticket link
30th Oct, London ~ Royal Festival Hall, Southbank (6.30 & 9pm) ticket link