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

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DON'T MISS OUR CITY GUIDES...

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 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.

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.

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

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.
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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LondonNational Youth Music Theatre

National Youth Music Theatre, Musical Theatre Group

LondonMatthew Bourne's Cinderella

Prokofiev: Cinderella
Matthew Bourne; Matthew Bourne's New Adventures; Lez Brotherston

PooleLast Night of the Christmas Proms

Anderson
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; Pete Harrison; Annie Skates; James Spilling

LondonSing Christmas!

Handel, Berlioz
David Temple; Crouch End Festival Chorus

LondonHandel's Messiah by Candlelight

Handel: Messiah
Linden Baroque Orchestra; Peter Fender; Six Centruies Chamber Choir; Helen Semple; Carris Jones; John Upperton
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Dimitri Platanias stands out in a mixed Covent Garden Rigoletto

The father-daughter exchanges between Dmitri Platanias's jester and Sofia Fomina's Gilda prove the highlights of an evening which doesn't always catch fire.
***11
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Rattle brings out the LSO's brilliance in Das Lied von der Erde

Rattle and the LSO give hundreds of moments of individual brilliance in this most symphonic of song cycles, but with both soloists giving grounds for reservation.
***11
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Novel approaches to old favourites

Carlo Rizzi conducts The Hallé in a programme of inventive and thrilling approaches to Resoighi, Rachmaninov and Rossini at Bridgewater Hall.
****1
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Scottish Ballet's Nutcracker : A Festive Delight

Scottish Ballet's The Nutcracker, at the Edinburgh Festival Theatre sweeps the audience away to a magical snowscape of childhood wonder and sugar confectionery.
****1
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Ancient and Modern: a beautiful Winter Chorale

The Scottish Ensemble is joined by I Fagiolini in a Winter Chorale linking ancient and modern music for Advent and Christmas. 
****1
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