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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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LondonDisplaced Voices Music and poetry by local children and refugees

Displaced Voices Music and poetry by local children and refugees
Barber, Shostakovich, Thompson, Harrison, Young
Orchestra of St John's; Cayenna Ponchione; Charlotte Tetley; Unknown

LeedsDie Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)New production

Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)
Mozart: Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)
Robert Howarth; James Brining; Opera North; Colin Richmond; Kang Wang; Vuvu Mpofu

LondonEnsemble Modern, part of SoundState

© Katrin Schilling
Fure, Abbasi, Grütter, Žuraj, Gedizlioğlu
Vimbayi Kaziboni; Ensemble Modern

LondonEnsemble Modern, part of SoundState

© Vincent Stefan
Saunders
Vimbayi Kaziboni; Ensemble Modern

BelfastI Love Burns Night!

Burn's Night Tunes:
Ulster Orchestra; John Logan
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Francesca Dego joins the Hallé for rousing Russian repertoire

Francesca Dego © Davide Cerati
A dynamic Italian pairing provides warmth in Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto, part of a trio of Russian works. 
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A fine company achievement: English National Ballet's Manon

English National Ballet in Manon © Laurent Liotardo
Jurgita Dronina impresses as the heroine in this matinee performance of Sir Kenneth MacMillan's ballet at the Coliseum. 
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SoundState: A bright future for new music at the Southbank

Marin Alsop © Adriane White

 Marin Alsop lead the London Philharmonic in a thrilling showcase for contemporary composition at the Southbank Centre's SoundState festival. 

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A Winterreise where the pianist leads the psychological journey

Gerold Huber © Clive Barda | ArenaPAL
Huber’s morbid piano here was chilling and pointed the way to a harrowing finale that never quite materialised.
****1
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A quiet Siberian: Pavel Kolesnikov entrances QEH

Pavel Kolesnikov © Eva Vermandel
The antithesis of the flamboyant virtuoso, Kolesnikov displayed extraordinary eloquence in a reflective programme built around the Brahms Intermezzi.
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