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ENO 30 March 2017

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3:00 pm
Sun 20 Jan 2019
3:00 pm | Sun 20 Jan 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Three classic English works frame a new concerto for bass clarinet inspired by Greek legend
Three classic English works frame a new concerto for bass clarinet inspired by Greek legend
Khaled Jarrar, director and Du Yun, composer
4:00 pm
Sun 20 Jan 2019
4:00 pm | Sun 20 Jan 2019
Classical music
Contemporary Classical
Aurora Orchestra premieres new work by Du Yun and performs with Sam Amidon, Nico Muhly and Ali Sethi
Aurora Orchestra premieres new work by Du Yun and performs with Sam Amidon, Nico Muhly and Ali Sethi

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8:00 pm
Sun 20 Jan 2019
8:00 pm | Sun 20 Jan 2019
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Take in gripping music by two composers who are fast becoming the leading lights of their generation, Dai Fujikura and Andrew Norman.
Take in gripping music by two composers who are fast becoming the leading lights of their...
Kensington Symphony Orchestra. Photo: Sim Canetty-Clarke
7:30 pm
Tue 22 Jan 2019
7:30 pm | Tue 22 Jan 2019
Classical music
Choral
Uncover vivid works by Korngold, Gershwin and Ravel with Kensington Symphony Orchestra
Uncover vivid works by Korngold, Gershwin and Ravel with Kensington Symphony Orchestra
Alice Sara Ott 2016

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7:30 pm
Thu 24 Jan 2019
7:30 pm | Thu 24 Jan 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Enjoy Ravel’s jazz-inspired Piano Concerto and Sibelius’ First Symphony
Enjoy Ravel’s jazz-inspired Piano Concerto and Sibelius’ First Symphony
4:00 pm
Sun 27 Jan 2019
4:00 pm | Sun 27 Jan 2019
Classical music
Choral
The second part of Wagner’s Ring Cycle contains some of the most emotion-drenched music in all opera
The second part of Wagner’s Ring Cycle contains some of the most emotion-drenched music in all...
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Trinity Laban Gold Medal, dancer outside
7:00 pm
Mon 28 Jan 2019
7:00 pm | Mon 28 Jan 2019
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Witness seven outstanding young musicians compete for Trinity Laban's Gold Medal 2019
Witness seven outstanding young musicians compete for Trinity Laban's Gold Medal 2019
Orchestra performing on stage
7:30 pm
Tue 29 Jan 2019
7:30 pm | Tue 29 Jan 2019
Classical music
Opera
A fascinating survey of the musical scene across Europe 250 years ago
A fascinating survey of the musical scene across Europe 250 years ago
7:30 pm
Tue 29 Jan 2019
7:30 pm | Tue 29 Jan 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
The St Petersburg Philharmonic performs the thrilling Russian classics it once premiered
The St Petersburg Philharmonic performs the thrilling Russian classics it once premiered
Nobuyuki Tsujii, pianist and composer

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7:30 pm
Wed 30 Jan 2019
7:30 pm | Wed 30 Jan 2019
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Nobuyuki Tsujii won the joint Gold Medal at the 2009 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition
Nobuyuki Tsujii won the joint Gold Medal at the 2009 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition

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7:30 pm
Wed 30 Jan 2019
7:30 pm | Wed 30 Jan 2019
Classical music
Henry Purcell turned the tragedy of Dido into what might be the first truly great opera in English
Henry Purcell turned the tragedy of Dido into what might be the first truly great opera in English
7:30 pm
Fri 01 Feb 2019
7:30 pm | Fri 01 Feb 2019
Classical music
Choral
Mozart’s choral masterpiece crowns a concert of his greatest works
Mozart’s choral masterpiece crowns a concert of his greatest works

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7:30 pm
Sat 02 Feb 2019
7:30 pm | Sat 02 Feb 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Is the opening melody of Bruckner’s Seventh the most beautiful beginning in all music?
Is the opening melody of Bruckner’s Seventh the most beautiful beginning in all music?
Yulia Chaplina, pianist
7:45 pm
Sat 02 Feb 2019
7:45 pm | Sat 02 Feb 2019
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Prokofiev’s characterful chamber music spanned pre-revolutionary Russia and the Soviet years
Prokofiev’s characterful chamber music spanned pre-revolutionary Russia and the Soviet years
6:00 pm
Sun 03 Feb 2019
6:00 pm | Sun 03 Feb 2019
Classical music
Contemporary Classical
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7:30 pm
Sun 03 Feb 2019
7:30 pm | Sun 03 Feb 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Great Romanian pianist Radu Lupu makes a rare London appearance in Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.4
Great Romanian pianist Radu Lupu makes a rare London appearance in Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.4
Love and Duty

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7:00 pm
Mon 04 Feb 2019
7:00 pm | Mon 04 Feb 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Be moved by songs from the heart with Magdalena Kozena
Be moved by songs from the heart with Magdalena Kozena
7:30 pm
Mon 04 Feb 2019
7:30 pm | Mon 04 Feb 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Join Corinthian Chamber Orchestra and conductor Michael Seal for an evening of much-loved British treasures from the 20th century
Join Corinthian Chamber Orchestra and conductor Michael Seal for an evening of much-loved British...

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7:30 pm
Tue 05 Feb 2019
7:30 pm | Tue 05 Feb 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Hear the music of love stories and fairy tales, from Nicolai to Dvořák and Rimsky-Korsakov
Hear the music of love stories and fairy tales, from Nicolai to Dvořák and Rimsky-Korsakov
7:30 pm
Wed 06 Feb 2019
7:30 pm | Wed 06 Feb 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Mitsuko Uchida and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra continue their series of Mozart Piano Concertos
Mitsuko Uchida and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra continue their series of Mozart Piano Concertos

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7:30 pm
Thu 07 Feb 2019
7:30 pm | Thu 07 Feb 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Hungarian composer Peter Eötvös conducts the UK premiere of his spectacular new work Multiversum
Hungarian composer Peter Eötvös conducts the UK premiere of his spectacular new work Multiversum

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7:30 pm
Thu 07 Feb 2019
7:30 pm | Thu 07 Feb 2019
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Beatrice Rana was named Best Newcomer at the 2017 BBC Music Magazine Awards
Beatrice Rana was named Best Newcomer at the 2017 BBC Music Magazine Awards

Free

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9:30 pm
Thu 07 Feb 2019
9:30 pm | Thu 07 Feb 2019
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Experience a sonic installation inspired by the UK premiere of Peter Eötvös's Multiversum
Experience a sonic installation inspired by the UK premiere of Peter Eötvös's Multiversum

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7:30 pm
Fri 08 Feb 2019
7:30 pm | Fri 08 Feb 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
No British music is more thrilling than the opening of Elgar’s Second Symphony
No British music is more thrilling than the opening of Elgar’s Second Symphony
8:00 pm
Fri 08 Feb 2019
8:00 pm | Fri 08 Feb 2019
Radio’s longest running live music programme returns to Queen Elizabeth Hall
Radio’s longest running live music programme returns to Queen Elizabeth Hall
2:30 pm
Sat 09 Feb 2019
2:30 pm | Sat 09 Feb 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Relive the magic moments of Burt Bacharach’s greatest hits
Relive the magic moments of Burt Bacharach’s greatest hits
Music from the Movies graphic
7:30 pm
Sat 09 Feb 2019
7:30 pm | Sat 09 Feb 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
The glitz and glamour of Oscar-winning scores come to life
The glitz and glamour of Oscar-winning scores come to life
7:00 pm
Sun 10 Feb 2019
7:00 pm | Sun 10 Feb 2019
Classical music
Choral
Hear Elgar’s finest choral work sung by Crouch End Festival Chorus
Hear Elgar’s finest choral work sung by Crouch End Festival Chorus
Photo portrait of composer Cheryl Frances-Hoad, whose work is performed at Southbank Centre
7:15 pm
Sun 10 Feb 2019
7:15 pm | Sun 10 Feb 2019
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Join us on a voyage through the cosmos with music from Bach, Stravinsky and Cheryl Frances-Hoad
Join us on a voyage through the cosmos with music from Bach, Stravinsky and Cheryl Frances-Hoad
Reich: Music for 18 Musicians, illustration
7:30 pm
Tue 12 Feb 2019
7:30 pm | Tue 12 Feb 2019
Classical music
Contemporary Classical
Steve Reich’s Music for 18 Musicians has become one of the most iconic works of American minimalism
Steve Reich’s Music for 18 Musicians has become one of the most iconic works of American...
Photo: Marco Borggreve.all rights reserved
7:30 pm
Thu 14 Feb 2019
7:30 pm | Thu 14 Feb 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
This Valentine's Day, enjoy some of the most ardent, passionate music ever written
This Valentine's Day, enjoy some of the most ardent, passionate music ever written
Denis Kozukhin 2016.Pianist.Photo: Marco Borggreve

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7:30 pm
Sun 17 Feb 2019
7:30 pm | Sun 17 Feb 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Jakub Hruša conducts the second set of Dvoràk’s Slavonic Dances alongside music from Central Europe
Jakub Hruša conducts the second set of Dvoràk’s Slavonic Dances alongside music from Central...
Adrian Varela and Philharmonia Chamber Players play Bach, Stravinsky, Piazzolla

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6:00 pm
Thu 21 Feb 2019
6:00 pm | Thu 21 Feb 2019
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Violinist Adrián Varela leads a string quartet in works by JS Bach, Stravinsky and Piazzolla
Violinist Adrián Varela leads a string quartet in works by JS Bach, Stravinsky and Piazzolla
Philippe Herreweghe

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7:30 pm
Thu 21 Feb 2019
7:30 pm | Thu 21 Feb 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Hear a 21st-century orchestra transformed by a conductor known for Baroque and Classical music
Hear a 21st-century orchestra transformed by a conductor known for Baroque and Classical music

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7:30 pm
Fri 22 Feb 2019
7:30 pm | Fri 22 Feb 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Hear Beethoven’s five piano concertos over two action-packed concerts
Hear Beethoven’s five piano concertos over two action-packed concerts
12:00 pm
Sat 23 Feb 2019
12:00 pm | Sat 23 Feb 2019
Classical music
Take a closer look at Beethoven’s piano concertos in this study day
Take a closer look at Beethoven’s piano concertos in this study day

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7:30 pm
Sat 23 Feb 2019
7:30 pm | Sat 23 Feb 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Surmount one of the pinnacles of art in the age of revolution
Surmount one of the pinnacles of art in the age of revolution
HSKU 20140818 Esa-Pekka Salonen Helsingin musiikkitalolla. Kuva: Benjamin Suomela HS

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7:30 pm
Sun 24 Feb 2019
7:30 pm | Sun 24 Feb 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts his own Cello Concerto alongside Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra
Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts his own Cello Concerto alongside Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra

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7:30 pm
Mon 25 Feb 2019
7:30 pm | Mon 25 Feb 2019
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
English concert organist Catherine Ennis performs one of the most famous organ toccatas
English concert organist Catherine Ennis performs one of the most famous organ toccatas
Angela Hewitt, classical pianist

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7:30 pm
Tue 26 Feb 2019
7:30 pm | Tue 26 Feb 2019
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
This beautifully programmed recital demonstrates Angela Hewitt’s affinity with the Baroque
This beautifully programmed recital demonstrates Angela Hewitt’s affinity with the Baroque

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7:30 pm
Wed 27 Feb 2019
7:30 pm | Wed 27 Feb 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
British music isn’t what you might think
British music isn’t what you might think
Soprano Marianne Crebassa

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7:30 pm
Thu 28 Feb 2019
7:30 pm | Thu 28 Feb 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts an evocative programme full of personal connections.
Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts an evocative programme full of personal connections.

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7:30 pm
Sat 02 Mar 2019
7:30 pm | Sat 02 Mar 2019
Classical music
Choral
Luxuriate in music written specially to appeal to British audiences
Luxuriate in music written specially to appeal to British audiences
3:00 pm
Sun 03 Mar 2019
3:00 pm | Sun 03 Mar 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Enjoy iconic film scores from the Hollywood heavyweight
Enjoy iconic film scores from the Hollywood heavyweight
7:00 pm
Sun 03 Mar 2019
7:00 pm | Sun 03 Mar 2019
Classical music
Listen to masterful khayal and thumri Hindustani vocal lyricism from the celebrated singer
Listen to masterful khayal and thumri Hindustani vocal lyricism from the celebrated singer

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7:30 pm
Tue 05 Mar 2019
7:30 pm | Tue 05 Mar 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Enter the energetic worlds of Mozart and Mahler
Enter the energetic worlds of Mozart and Mahler
7:30 pm
Mon 11 Mar 2019
7:30 pm | Mon 11 Mar 2019
Classical music
Contemporary Classical
The BBC Concert Orchestra and Keith Lockhart provide a musical take on well-known double acts
The BBC Concert Orchestra and Keith Lockhart provide a musical take on well-known double acts
Julian Jacobson and Mariko Brown
7:45 pm
Mon 11 Mar 2019
7:45 pm | Mon 11 Mar 2019
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
The dynamic Jacobson-Brown duo present an eclectic programme for piano duet and two pianos
The dynamic Jacobson-Brown duo present an eclectic programme for piano duet and two pianos

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7:30 pm
Tue 12 Mar 2019
7:30 pm | Tue 12 Mar 2019
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
In a career spanning nearly 60 years Maurizio Pollini has established himself as one of the great keyboard legends
In a career spanning nearly 60 years Maurizio Pollini has established himself as one of the great...
CONNECT: The Audience as Artist, illustration

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4:00 pm
Sat 16 Mar 2019
4:00 pm | Sat 16 Mar 2019
Classical music
Contemporary Classical
Audiences of all ages can get involved in the creation of new music in this free afternoon of events
Audiences of all ages can get involved in the creation of new music in this free afternoon of events

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All you never knew about one of Germany’s oldest orchestras
Our Director of Music offers a personal guide to our 2018/19 Classical Season
In the lead up to Holocaust Memorial Day, a look at how even the darkest of subjects can inspire great musical works.
Listen to this Spotify playlist of eight classical pieces to get you in a festive mood
All you need to know about the Australian violinist, composer and conductor
Enjoy this rare archive backstage footage of the celebrated cellist, 30 years on from her tragic passing
An animation to get you in the mood for the Philharmonia Orchestra’s performance of Smetana’s Má Vlast
An in-depth interview with the celebrated French composer Philippe Schoeller
Get set for their 2018 milestone with this video teaser and spotify playlist
Our Director of Music's pick of the upcoming concert series
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All you need to know about our Artist-in-Residence
The celebrated German-Japanese pianist describes her introduction to the Norwegian composer
The lighting designer explains the concept behind English National Opera's performance of The Dream of Gerontius
Two household names from Indian classical music introduce their work
Listen to a hand-picked collection of works by the brilliant Pavel Haas Quartet and young Russian pianist Denis Kozhukhin
A closer look at Georg Friedrich Haas‘ in vain with the Royal Academy of Music's Head of Composition
Hear about the creative decisions behind in vain, and its political significance, from the composer
Listen to a specially created Spotify playlist, giving a glimpse into the composer's eclectic taste
Hear the composer and musician discuss Rolf's new work and the excitement of working together across different genres of music

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