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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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LondonEssential Haydn

Essential Haydn
Puts, Haydn, Mozart
RCM students

ExeterSmooth Classics II

Smooth Classics II
Mozart, Elgar, Sibelius, Satie
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; Anna Fedorova

ScunthorpeA Night at the Movies

A Night at the Movies
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; Pete Harrison

Saffron WaldenCarolyn Sampson, Iestyn Davies 
& Joseph Middleton

Carolyn Sampson, Iestyn Davies 
& Joseph Middleton
Purcell, Mendelssohn, Schumann, Quilter
Carolyn Sampson; Iestyn Davies; Joseph Middleton

LondonPuccini's Le Willis

Puccini's Le Willis
Bizet, Verdi, Puccini
Sir Mark Elder; Ermonela Jaho; Fabio Sartori; Brian Mulligan; Opera Rara Chorus
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Inspiration eludes Kramer in Britten's War Requiem at ENO

Roderick Williams and David Butt Philip © Richard Hubert Smith
The music’s explosions of volume have an open-throated magnificence.
***11
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Formidable Schubert from Daniele Rustioni

Daniele Rustioni © Marco Borrelli
The Ulster Orchestra present a programme of classical elegance and sunshine; Rustioni is joined by Francesca Dego in an exceptionally sophisticated performance of Mozart’s Violin Concerto no. 3
****1
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McFall’s Chamber: Warsaw’s Tango and Afterwards

Wojtek the Bear © David Smythe
McFall’s Chamber’s bittersweet programme of Polish music referenced Tango in Warsaw, exploring the avant-garde of Grażyna Bacewicz and early and late Penderecki
****1
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Political intrigues at the Royal Opera as Boccanegra returns

Carlos Álvarez (Boccanegra) © ROH | Clive Barda
An impressively cast revival for Verdi's one-time neglected masterpiece at Covent Garden.
****1
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Russian pyrotechnics and robust Anglican religion

Pavel Kolesnikov © Eva Vermandel
Dame Ethel Smyth's Mass in D enjoys a rare outing with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Martyn Brabbins. 
****1
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