What's On - October 2017

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Big Big Train

Friday 29 September - Sunday 1 October 2017

Big Big Train

Over the last 25 years, Big Big Train has established a respected place for itself on the UK progressive rock scene. Its unique brand of music, while clearly inspired by some of...

Masterclass with Stuart Skelton and Opera Prelude’s young singers

Tuesday 3 October 2017, 10.30am

Masterclass with Stuart Skelton and Opera Prelude’s young singers

Opera Prelude

Stuart Skelton is one of the finest heldentenors on the stage today, critically acclaimed for his outstanding musicianship, tonal beauty, and intensely dramatic portrayals. His...

Marty Stuart and his Fabulous Superlatives

Wednesday 4 October 2017, 6.30pm

Marty Stuart and his Fabulous Superlatives

The Way Out West Tour

Plus special guests For over 40 years, Stuart, a five-time Grammy-winning multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, photographer and historian, has been building a rich legacy...

Basel Symphony Orchestra

Friday 6 October 2017, 7.30pm

Basel Symphony Orchestra

with Oliver Schnyder, piano

Ivor Bolton conducts Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 20, with soloist Oliver Schnyder, and Beethoven's joyous Seventh Symphony. Busoni's Lustspiel opens the concert.

London Concertante

Saturday 7 October 2017, 7.30pm

London Concertante

Tango Vivaldi

London Concertante returns with a thrilling programme of Vivaldi concertos, combined with tangos inspired by the great master. Following the huge critical acclaim of their...

Mariinsky Orchestra

Sunday 8 October 2017, 7.00pm

Mariinsky Orchestra

The first of two concerts conducted by Valery Gergiev celebrating the music of Rimsky-Korsakov and his pupil Stravinsky, including Scheherazade and Stravinsky's Symphony in C.

Mariinsky Orchestra

Monday 9 October 2017, 7.30pm

Mariinsky Orchestra

with Kristóf Baráti, violin

The second of two concerts with Valery Gergiev celebrating the music of Rimsky-Korsakov and his pupil Stravinsky, including The Firebird Suite and Violin Concerto with soloist...

Masterclass with Renato Balsadonna and Opera Prelude’s young singers

Tuesday 10 October 2017, 10.30am

Masterclass with Renato Balsadonna and Opera Prelude’s young singers

Opera Prelude

Italian symphonic and operatic conductor, Renato Balsadonna has also held long term positions as Chorus Director at Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels and at the Royal...

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Tuesday 10 October 2017, 7.30pm

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

James Fountain performs Haydn

Three lively excerpts from Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Haydn’s Trumpet Concerto with soloist James Fountain, and Beethoven's Symphony, the 'Pastoral', with its...

National Symphony Orchestra

Friday 13 October 2017, 7.30pm

National Symphony Orchestra

Classical Pictures

Conductor Rimma Sushanskaya celebrates her debut with the NSO with a programme including Ravel's La valse, Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition and Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto...

The Wedding Present

Saturday 14 October 2017, 4.00pm

The Wedding Present

'Going, Going...' Live with Strings, Choir and Films

The Wedding Presents performs its latest, ninth studio release, Going, Going... - a collection of 'linked' tracks, each with a beautiful accompanying film.

South Pacific in Concert

Sunday 15 October 2017, 6.30pm

South Pacific in Concert

A concert version of the Rodgers and Hammerstein Pulitzer Prize-winning musical South Pacific, starring Olivier Award nominee Rosalie Craig as Nellie.

St Petersburg Symphony Orchestra

Monday 16 October 2017, 7.30pm

St Petersburg Symphony Orchestra

with Peter Donohoe, piano

Alexander Dmitriev conducts an all-Russian programme of Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No. 4, and Tchaikovsky's dramatic Pathétique Symphony and Romeo & Juliet Overture.

Opera Prelude Lecture Series: ‘Fame, Fortune, Mischief and Mayhem’

Tuesday 17 October 2017, 10.30am

Opera Prelude Lecture Series: ‘Fame, Fortune, Mischief and Mayhem’

Singers, composers and the origins of opera in London in the long 18th century

In this talk, Ed Ballard (baritone) explores the early history of opera in London. How did this continental invention first arrive? Who were the singers who performed it, where...

L'Orchestre du Monde

Tuesday 17 October 2017, 7.30pm

L'Orchestre du Monde

30th anniversary concert

L'Orchestre du Monde celebrates its 30th anniversary with performances of Beethoven's Fifth and Brahms' First symphonies.

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