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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

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© 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.
FROM OUR MONTHLY FOCUS ON CONTEMPORARY MUSIC...

John Constable, London Sinfonietta: interview

We kick off our interviews series with John Constable, London Sinfonietta Emeritus Principal Piano.

Jagdish Mistry, Ensemble Modern: interview

We continue our interviews series with Jagdish Mistry, violinist at the Ensemble Modern.
A GLANCE AT THE ONGOING SEASON...

Releasing Janáček’s Vixen

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

Elgar is placed at the heart of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra’s programming next season, putting him very much into a European context.
LOOKING BACK AT THE 2015/2016 SEASON...

All roads lead to Birmingham

Town Hall and Symphony Hall flexes its international muscles next season with a number of starry ensembles bringing mouthwatering programmes to Birmingham.

Sprightly at 70: Philharmonia

In 2015, the Philharmonia Orchestra celebrates its 70th anniversary. Its new season explores unfamiliar repertoire 
LET'S THINK ABOUT THIS...

Opinion: UK concert times should change

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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LondonProms at … Cadogan Hall: PCM 6

Duparc, Guridi, Ravel, Hahn, Koechlin, Poulenc
Christiane Karg; Malcolm Martineau

LondonProm 50

Beethoven, Stravinsky, Barry
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla; Leila Josefowicz; Allan Clayton

GlyndebourneLa clemenza di TitoNew Production

Mozart: La clemenza di Tito
Robin Ticciati; Claus Guth; Glyndebourne Festival Opera; Benjamin Glassberg; Christian Schmidt; Richard Croft; Joélle Harvey

LondonProm 51

Sibelius, Saint-Saëns, Elgar
BBC Symphony Orchestra; Sakari Oramo; Javier Perianes

GlyndebourneLa traviata

Verdi: La traviata
Stefan Soltesz; Tom Cairns; Glyndebourne Festival Opera; Hildegard Bechtler; Joyce El-Khoury; Atalla Ayan; Dimitri Platanias
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Prom 43: Dutoit and the RPO pull out all the stops

Just what the doctor ordered: a programme of Franco-Iberian musical delights to advance the cause of a Mediterranean lifestyle, with Charles Dutoit and the RPO in commanding form.
****1
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Late night food for the soul at the Edinburgh Fringe

At the Edinburgh Frings, a niche festival of late night classical music thoughtfully  programmed at Old St Paul’s Church nestling off Edinburgh’s Royal Mile is food for the soul.
****1
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An exotic banquet to savour from Les Siècles

It was truly magnifique to welcome French period instrument orchestra Les Siècles and François-Xavier Roth to the BBC Proms for a highly perfumed programme of exotic sweetmeats.
*****
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Prom 40: Neatly dovetailed programme from the SCO

A refreshing Austro-German programme of works that neatly dovetailed into each other, presented with energy by the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Robin Ticciati.
****1
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Prom 41: East meets West in Glass/Shankar Passages

The first live performance of Philip Glass' Passages was a spellbinding fusion of modernity and tradition, an exquisite meeting of minds, music styles and instrumentation.
*****
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