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Opera Prelude: The Golden Age of the Imperial Theatres

Tuesday 1 May 2018, 10.30am

Opera Prelude: The Golden Age of the Imperial Theatres

Opera at the Mariinsky, 1890-1917

In this morning’s lecture, Dr Rosamund Bartlett and pianist Maria Levandovskaya take us back to the glory days of imperial St Petersburg’s Mariinsky Theatre, highlighting the...

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Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Wednesday 2 May 2018, 7.30pm

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Esther Yoo performs Sibelius

Sibelius’ dramatic Violin Concerto, performed by the RPO's first ever Artist-in-Residence, Esther Yoo, followed by Brahms’ monumental First Symphony. Górecki’s moving Three...

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...

St John’s at Cadogan Hall

Friday 4 May 2018, 7.30pm

St John’s at Cadogan Hall

A Celebration of Music

St John’s Leatherhead makes its debut at Cadogan Hall for an evening celebrating the school’s flourishing musical life. The eclectic and exciting programme highlights the...

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...

West End Does: The Magic of Animation

Sunday 6 May 2018, 6.00pm

West End Does: The Magic of Animation

Join us for a chance to hear some of the West End’s favourite leading men and women, supported by our fabulous orchestra, perform well-known songs from classic animated movies...

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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Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Wednesday 9 May 2018, 7.30pm

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Myths and Fairytales IV

Chopin’s youthful Piano Concerto No. 2, with soloist Jayson Gillham, is sandwiched by two magical gems: Dukas’ symphonic poem The Sorcerer's Apprentice and Mussorgsky’s...

The Carpenters Story

Thursday 10 May 2018, 7.30pm

The Carpenters Story

This highly acclaimed concert-style production continues to captivate audiences across the UK with its spectacular re-creation of the classic songbook that made The Carpenters a...

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...

The Hallaj of Hope

Saturday 12 May 2018, 7.00pm

The Hallaj of Hope

From Ibn Arabi to Mahmoud Darwish - Sufi tradition meets contemporary poetry

Paying homage to the divine poetry of Sufi mystics such as Ibn Arabi and Al-Hallaj, Bachar Zarkan masterfully extends their rich legacy to the work of contemporary poet and...

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)

Opera Prelude: Discussion and Masterclass with David Butt Philip & William Wallace

Tuesday 15 May 2018, 10.30am

Opera Prelude: Discussion and Masterclass with David Butt Philip & William Wallace

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Orion Orchestra

Tuesday 15 May 2018, 7.30pm

Orion Orchestra

Alpha and Omega 2

Highlighting the journey between the first and last works of great composers, the second concert in Orion Orchestra's Alpha & Omega series features Wagner and Elgar. Bursting...

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 Fourth Symphony. He is joined by two rising soloists,...

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