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United Kingdom's Guide to Classical Music, Opera and Dance

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Guide to Classical Music, Opera and Dance in London

© David Karlin
© David Karlin
There are so many classical music concerts and opera taking place in London that there is always something for you, no matter what you enjoy.

Guide to Classical Music, Opera and Dance in Birmingham

© G-Man | Wikimedia Commons
© G-Man | Wikimedia Commons
Check out this page to find out about upcoming performances in Birmingham, as well as the most recent reviews.

Classical music, opera, ballet and dance in Cambridge, United Kingdom

© Chris Jefferies | Wikimedia Commons
© Chris Jefferies | Wikimedia Commons
Here is our short guide to the next classical music events taking place in Cambridge, as well as our latest reviews.
OUR INTERVIEWS
Gordon Back

Gordon Back talks about the Menuhin Competition

The Menuhin Competition catches its musicians young, with categories of under-16 and under-22. Gordon Back has been with the competition since the beginning, first as accompanist and now as Artistic Director.
Adam Gatehouse © Simon Jay Price

Spotting talent: Adam Gatehouse

The founder of the BBC New Generation Artists Scheme tells us about finding star quality in young musicians and his plans for the Leeds Competition.
Joseph Phibbs

The clarinet as true protagonist

We caught up with Joe Phibbs and Mark van de Wiel ahead the premiere of a new clarinet concerto next week. 
A GLANCE AT THE ONGOING SEASON...

Releasing Janáček’s Vixen

Lucy Crowe (Vixen) and Sergei Leiferkus (Forester) © Bill Cooper | Glyndebourne (2012)
Director Melly Still discusses her production of The Cunning Little Vixen, which returns to Glyndeoburne Festival Opera this summer.

The European Elgar takes the Bournemouth limelight

Statue of Sir Edward Elgar with his bicycle, Mr Phoebus © Wikicommons
Elgar is placed at the heart of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra’s programming next season, putting him very much into a European context.
LET'S THINK ABOUT THIS...

Opinion: UK concert times should change

© Bachtrack Ltd
David argues that typical UK concert times are almost guaranteed to put off the under 55 age group, especially those with kids.
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LondonWar of the Three Kingdoms

© David Ignaszewski
Ferrabosco II, Holborne, Brade, Gibbons, Locke, Lawes, Jenkins
Jordi Savall; Hespèrion XXI

LondonRichard Boothby

Telemann: Solo Fantasias
Richard Boothby, Viol

LondonSergio and Odair Assad in Concert

Sergio and Odair Assad in Concert
Albéniz, Piazzolla, Jobim, Rodrigo, Gismonti, Assad
Sérgio Assad; Odair Assad

LiverpoolAnderson & Roe pianos

Anderson & Roe pianos
Brahms, Bartók, Piazzolla, Villa-Lobos, Bizet
Graham Johns; Neil Hitt; Anderson & Roe Piano Duo

NottinghamThe Hallé in Nottingham

© Stefan Wildhirt
Sibelius, Tchaikovsky, Dvořák
The Hallé; Karl-Heinz Steffens; Yulianna Avdeeva
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Hugo Ticciati and O/Modernt completely infectious at Kings Place

Hugo Ticciati © Marco Borggreve
Freshness, enthusiasm and excellent curation made for an entertaining evening courtesy of Hugo Ticciati and O/Modernt. 
*****
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A great Wigmore evening with Melnikov and Cuarteto Casals

Alexander Melnikov © Marco Borggreve
Three great and contrasting works from different centuries, in superlative performances; a surprising programme with a real touch of alchemy.
*****
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ENB's Lest We Forget opens at Sadler's Wells

ENB in Liam Scarlett's No Man's Land © Laurent Liotardo
Lest We Forget, a triptych of original work first commissioned in 2014 for the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War now returns to the repertoire to commemorate a hundred years since the armistice of 1918.
****1
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Something special in the air: Rattle and the LSO

Sir Simon Rattle © Mark Allan | Barbican
Festive Janáček and energetically fresh Sibelius from Rattle and the LSO, with impressive focus and intensity from Janine Jansen in Szymanowski's sensuous Violin Concerto no. 1.
*****
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A mortal nothingness: Verdi's Requiem at Westminster Cathedral

Verdi's Requiem at Westminster Cathedral © Thomas Bowles
This concert was inevitably the sum of far more than its parts, and not for nothing are the Monteverdi Choir and the Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantiquem, regarded as among the best in the world