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A Celebration of the Royal Wedding with the London Festival Sinfonia and Eltham College

Saturday 19 May 2018, 7.30pm

A Celebration of the Royal Wedding with the London Festival Sinfonia and Eltham College

The outstanding Eltham College Choir and Choral Society partner with the London Festival Sinfonia in a stimulating programme of British choral and orchestral music, conducted by...

An Evening with the Pasadena Roof Orchestra

Friday 11 May 2018, 7.30pm

An Evening with the Pasadena Roof Orchestra

Faithfully re-creating the glories of popular music from the 1920s and 1930s, this fun-packed show features timeless classics from the Great American Songbook. With suave singer...

Bob Reynolds & Casey Benjamin

Saturday 26 May 2018, 7.00pm

Bob Reynolds & Casey Benjamin

A London Saxophone Festival Concert

The London Saxophone Festival presents two fantastic saxophonists who are currently pushing the boundaries of their instruments and welcoming an audience of both old and new to...

Bruckner Orchester Linz

Thursday 3 May 2018, 7.30pm

Bruckner Orchester Linz

Mahler: Resurrection Symphony

Markus Poschner conducts a performance of Mahler's epic Second Symphony, the 'Resurrection', a grand musical exploration of life and humanity, culminating in a transcendent choral...

Brussels Philharmonic

Thursday 31 May 2018, 7.30pm

Brussels Philharmonic

with Liza Ferschtman, violin

A Bernstein celebration including the jazzy Symphonic Dances from West Side Story, the beguiling Serenade for violin and orchestra, and Three Dance Episodes from On the Town.

Dresden Philharmonic

Tuesday 22 May 2018, 7.30pm

Dresden Philharmonic

with Arabella Steinbacher, violin

Tchaikovsky's virtuosic Violin Concerto, with the internationally lauded soloist Arabella Steinbacher, and Shostakovich’s hugely popular Fifth Symphony. Weber's Overture to...

English Chamber Orchestra

Wednesday 16 May 2018, 7.30pm

English Chamber Orchestra

with Michael Collins

Michael Collins makes his debut conducting the ECO in a programme of concertos by Shostakovich and Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky's Fourth Symphony. He is joined by two rising...

English Choral Music

Saturday 5 May 2018, 7.30pm

English Choral Music

This concert of English Choral Music celebrates the 30th anniversary of the formation of the English Concert Singers and Chorus. The programme includes works by a number of...

Flanders Symphony Orchestra

Thursday 17 May 2018, 7.30pm

Flanders Symphony Orchestra

with Pavel Kolesnikov, piano

Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 1, with the brilliant young pianist Pavel Kolesnikov, Grieg's delightful Peer Gynt Suites and Sibelius' atmospheric Swan of Tuonela.

Hamza Namira: 'Rising Again' Album Launch

Saturday 12 May 2018, 7.30pm

Hamza Namira: 'Rising Again' Album Launch

Described as the “new Sayed Darwish”, Hamza Namira is one of the most celebrated faces of modern Arabic music.

Idil Biret piano recital

Sunday 13 May 2018, 7.00pm

Idil Biret piano recital

“Mythical Trips to Romantic Lands”

World renowned pianist İdil Biret presents favourite works by Schumann (Abegg Variations, Fantasiestücke, Toccata) and Rachmaninov (Corelli Variations, Moments Musicaux)

Karsu plays Atlantic Records

Wednesday 30 May 2018, 8.00pm

Karsu plays Atlantic Records

The Story of Ahmet Ertegün

A musical journey into the world of jazz and blues with legendary artists such as Ray Charles, The Rolling Stones, Aretha Franklin, The Bee Gees, Led Zeppelin, Eric Clapton and...

London Chamber Orchestra

Friday 18 May 2018, 7.00pm

London Chamber Orchestra

Exploring Emotions: Joy

Christopher Warren-Green conducts a programme of Poulenc’s uplifting Sinfonietta and Astor Piazzolla’s famous Libertango, plus a new commission by award-winning composer Ollie...

Meet the Music with the Flanders Symphony Orchestra

Thursday 17 May 2018, 2.30pm

Meet the Music with the Flanders Symphony Orchestra

Join us at Cadogan Hall for the most joyful, moving, exhilarating classical music ever written! Our world-class performers are here to woo you with their musical prowess, so...

Opera Prelude: Accidents in Opera

Tuesday 8 May 2018, 10.30am

Opera Prelude: Accidents in Opera

The mishaps, mayhem and misfortune of productions, singers and theatres

Opera: the most complete art form, and (most of the time) a stunning blend of music, stagecraft, lighting and passion – but what happens when it all goes wrong? Ask any singer...

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