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

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March 2018
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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.
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. 

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.

Opinion: UK concert times should change

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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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LondonDaniel Pioro, violin

Biber, Bach, Shaw
Daniel Pioro, Violin

Newcastle upon TyneMadama Butterfly

Madama Butterfly
Puccini: Madama Butterfly
Martin Pickard; Tim Albery; Opera North; Hildegard Bechtler; Ana Jebens; Anne-Sophie Duprels; Merūnas Vitulskis

ManchesterThe Hallé - Saint-Saëns' 'Organ' Symphony

© Jeremy Ayres Fischer
Weber, Beethoven, Saint-Saëns
The Hallé; Jonathon Heyward; Benjamin Grosvenor; Jonathan Scott

LondonJAM's Music of Our Time

JAM's Music of Our Time
Dove, Harrold, Beatch, McDowall, Briggs, Peat, Slater
Michael Bawtree; Chapel Choir of Selwyn College Cambridge; Onyx Brass; Simon Hogan; Molly Parsons-Gurr

LiverpoolBeethoven's First Piano Concerto

Beethoven's First Piano Concerto
Mozart, Beethoven, Debussy
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra; Vasily Petrenko; Stephen Hough
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Sweet and savoury from the LPO

Andrés Orozco-Estrada © Martin Sigmund
An intelligently planned and generous programme featuring the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Andrés Orozco-Estrada and Peter Donohoe in two neo-classical works by Stravinsky paired with two German Romantic works.
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A polished London debut recital from George Li

George Li © Simon Fowler
The Chinese American pianist gives a confident, purposeful performance, without his personality quite shining through.
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Gallic delights: the Nash Ensemble at Wigmore Hall

Nash Ensemble © Hanya Chlala/ArenaPAL
The Nash Ensemble exploited its versatility in a wide-ranging and enjoyable programme of French chamber music and song featuring soprano Rebecca Evans.
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Trifonov impresses, the LPO's Stravinsky doesn't

Daniil Trifonov © Dario Acosta | DG
Trifonov's rock solid technique is applied with finesse to one of the world's most popular concerti; Stravinsky's Fairy's Kiss doesn't transfer well to the concert platform.
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More croce than delizia in Kramer’s new Traviata

Claudia Boyle (Violetta) © Catherine Ashmore
Despite the entertainment value and striking imagery, Kramer's production is a surprisingly dull affair, with curiously little chemistry between the lead couple.
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