What's On - May 2017

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“Fiction’s Fallen Women: from page to stage – Violetta & Manon”

Tuesday 2 May 2017, 10.30am

“Fiction’s Fallen Women: from page to stage – Violetta & Manon”

Opera Prelude Lecture Series 2017

Prévost’s L'histoire du chevalier des Grieux et de Manon Lescaut made an outrageous appearance on the literary scene in 1731 detailing the exploits of the young, beautiful, and...

The Robert Cray Band

Wednesday 3 May 2017, 7.30pm

The Robert Cray Band

+ support from Jeb Loy Nichols

Legendary guitarist and singer-songwriter Robert Cray returns to the UK in support of a highly anticipated new album, following his No. 1 Blues Chart-topping 2014 release In My...

RPO Preludes

Thursday 4 May 2017, 6.15pm

RPO Preludes

Brahms: String Quintet No. 2

Opening with a soaring theme, Brahms’ Second String Quintet is a work full of passionate expression, involving much contrast and musical conversation between the instruments....

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Thursday 4 May 2017, 7.30pm

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Tasmin Little performs Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto, which is followed by Rachmaninov’s Second Symphony, conducted by Christoph König. Wagner's rousing Overture to Die...

London Chamber Orchestra

Friday 5 May 2017, 7.00pm

London Chamber Orchestra

A programme of John Adams' minimalist masterpiece Shaker Loops, Shostakovich's Piano Concerto No. 1 and Copland's Appalachian Spring, plus a new work by Paul Edlin performed by...

Southbank Sinfonia Family Concert

Saturday 6 May 2017, 11.30am

Southbank Sinfonia Family Concert

Do you speak music?

Music is a language that everyone understands. Join Southbank Sinfonia for a thrilling global adventure, hearing straight from the performers as they uncover the ingredients of...

London Concertante

Saturday 6 May 2017, 7.30pm

London Concertante

Bach Brandenburg Concertos

A wonderful programme celebrating Bach’s masterful Brandenburg Concertos, featuring an array of sensational soloists.

Eltham College Charity Opera Gala

Sunday 7 May 2017, 7.00pm

Eltham College Charity Opera Gala

A Night at the Opera

A charity opera gala in support of the Chartwell Cancer Trust featuring soloists Gillian Webster, Louise Crane and Daniel Meades. Musicians from Eltham College Choral Society,...

London Choral Sinfonia

Thursday 11 May 2017, 7.30pm

London Choral Sinfonia

Bach and Handel: Baroque Masterpieces

A Baroque extravaganza, exploring the two towering composers of the period: Bach and Handel. Choral works are interspersed with some of Bach's Cello Suites performed by Guy...

Lena Chamamyan in London

Friday 12 May 2017, 7.30pm

Lena Chamamyan in London

An award-winning singer, song-writer and multi-instrumentalist from Syria, Lena revives Syrian, Armenian and Bahraini folkloric songs with modern styles and arrangements, creating...

Constanza Chorus and London Mozart Players

Saturday 13 May 2017, 7.30pm

Constanza Chorus and London Mozart Players

Mozart Requiem

Mozart's Requiem and the world premiere of Matthew Taylor's 'Goddess Excellently Bright' alongside works by Vaughan Williams and Tallis.

Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra

Sunday 14 May 2017, 7.00pm

Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra

One of China’s most prestigious orchestras undertakes its first UK tour with esteemed Music Director Long Yu performing works by leading Chinese composers, Britten and...

Omar Kamal

Monday 15 May 2017, 7.30pm

Omar Kamal

Live in Concert

Omar Kamal is a Palestinian singer/composer from the city of Nablus. His multi-cultural influences have given him a rich taste in music ranging from Frank Sinatra and Michael...

The Tallis Scholars

Wednesday 17 May 2017, 7.30pm

The Tallis Scholars

A Spanish Renaissance

The internationally acclaimed choir performs music by three of the greatest names from the Renaissance: Morales, Victoria and Lobo, including a beautiful mass setting by Morales,...

Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra with Freddy Kempf, piano

Thursday 18 May 2017, 7.30pm

Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra with Freddy Kempf, piano

Yuri Simonov conducts an all-Russian programme: excerpts from Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake, Rachmaninov's much-loved Piano Concerto No. 2, with soloist Freddy Kempf, and Shostakovich's...

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