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Dec 12

Philharmonie, Cologne

Symphony Concert 4
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Beethoven, Violin Concerto in D major, Op.61
Dallapiccola, Variazioni per Orchestra
Brahms, Symphony no. 3 in F major, Op.90
Nicola Benedetti, Violin
Karl-Heinz Steffens, Conductor
Dec 12, 18

Nationaltheater, Munich

Akademiekonzert 3
Mendelssohn, Overture, Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage, Op.27
Strauss R., Concerto for oboe and small orchestra in D major
Dvořák, Symphony no. 9 in E minor, "From the New World," Op.95
Bayerisches Staatsorchester
Lahav Shani, Conductor
Giorgi Gvantseladze, Oboe
Dec 12

Eglise Saint Bonaventure, Lyon

Maîtrise de l'Opéra : Rejoice ! Chants de Noël
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Bach, Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV147: Jesu bleibet meine Fruede (Jesu, joy of man's desiring)
Vivaldi, Esurientes
Mendelssohn, As pants the hare, (Wie der Hirsch schreit) Psalm 42 in F major, Op.42
Brahms, Ave Maria
Fauré, Cantique de Jean Racine
Adam, Cantique de Noël
Debussy, Noël des enfants qui n'ont plus de maison
Britten, Fanfare for St Edmundsbury
Britten, New Year Carol
Britten, A Ceremony of Carols, Op.28
Chilcott, Sacred pieces
Rutter, A Clare Benediction
Rutter, Christmas Lullaby
Holst, Ave Maria, Op.9b
Maîtrise de l'Opéra de Lyon
Karine Locatelli, Conductor
Orchestre de l’Opéra de Lyon
Dec 12, 14, 16 mat

Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester

RNCM Opera: Cinderella (Cendrillon) by Jules Massenet
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Massenet, Cendrillon (Cinderella)
Royal Northern College of Music
Martin André, Conductor
Olivia Fuchs, Director
Yannis Thavoris, Set Designer, Costume Designer
Tue 12 Dec at 18:15
Bach, Clavier-Übung III, German Organ Mass
Bach, Selection of Chorales
Bach, Vor deinen Thron tret' ich - chorale prelude in G Major, BWV668
Bach, Toccata and Fugue in F Major, BWV540
David Titterington, Organ
Tue 12 Dec at 18:15

Royal College of Music: Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall, London

Percussion Showcase
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RCM Percussionists, Percussion
Tue 12 Dec at 19:00

Victoria Hall, Geneva

Rimsky-Korsakov, Bernstein
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Rimsky-Korsakov, Concerto for Trombone and Military Band in B flat major
Rimsky-Korsakov, Le coq d'or (The Golden Cockerel)
Bernstein, On the Town
Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
David Reiland, Conductor
Alexandre Faure, Trombone
Marina Sosnina, Illustratrice sur sable
Tue 12 Dec at 19:30

Temple Church, London

The Choir of Merton College Oxford — Temple Church
Ešenvalds, O Emmanuel
Ešenvalds, Magnificat
Works by Tabakova
Howells, A Spotless Rose
Britten, Hymn to the Virgin
Harvey, The Annunciation
Victoria, Missa, O Magnum Mysterium
Mouton, Nesciens mater
de Lassus, Omnes de Saba
Pearsall, In dulci jubilo
Poston, Jesus Christ the Apple Tree
Burton, Tomorrow shall be my dancing day
Rutter, Dormi Jesu
Poulenc, Quem vidistis pastores
Bassi, Quem pastores laudavere
Vaughan Williams, Fantasia on Christmas Carols
Oxford Choir of Merton College
Benjamin Nicholas, Conductor
Anthony Andrews, Actor
Tue 12 Dec at 19:30

Hereford Cathedral, Hereford

Christmas Music by Candlelight
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Ex Cathedra
Jeffrey Skidmore, Conductor
Alexander Mason, Organ
Lucy Wakeford, Harp
Tue 12 Dec at 19:30

Saint-Sixte Church, Saint-Laurent, Montreal

Tchaikovsky, Sleeping Beauty: Suite
Shostakovich, Piano Concerto no. 2 in F major, Op.102
Strauss II, Der Zigeunerbaron (The Gypsy Baron): overture
Strauss, Die Libelle (The dragonfly), Op. 204
Strauss II, Im Krapfenwaldl (Cuckoo Polka), Op.336
Humperdinck, Hänsel und Gretel
Christoph Campestrini, Conductor
Serhiy Salov, Piano
Tue 12 Dec at 19:30

Esplanade Concert Hall, Singapore

SNYO in Concert
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Singapore National Youth Orchestra
Tue 12 Dec at 19:30
Traditional, O come, O come, Emmanuel (arr. Willcocks)
Traditional, The angel Gabriel (arr. Willcocks)
Howells, A Spotless Rose
Tavener, The Lamb
Prokofiev, Troika Rida
Darke, In the Bleak Midwinter
Canteloube, Qui frappe ici
Traditional, Silent Night (arr. Stephen Darlington)
Goodall, It came upon
Clive Driskill-Smith, Organ
Stephen Darlington, Conductor
Howard Goodall, Host
Christ Church Cathedral Choir
Tue 12 Dec at 19:30

Musikhochschule: Konzerthaus, Detmold

Abonnementkonzert
Debussy, Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune
Saint-Saëns, Violin Concerto No. 3 in B Minor, Op.61
Schumann, Symphony no. 1 in B flat major 'Spring', Op.38
Yves Abel, Conductor
Tobias Feldmann, Violin
Tue 12 Dec at 19:45

St Margaret's Roman Catholic Church, Twickenham

Pavel Kolesnikov
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Schubert, Piano Sonata no. 4 in A minor, D.537
Bach C.P.E., Keyboard Sonata in A major, Wq 65/32: Andante con tenerezza
Schumann, Faschingsschwank aus Wien (Carnival of Vienna), Op.26
Chopin, Impromptu in A flat major, Op.29
Chopin, Waltz no. 7 in C sharp minor, Op.64 no.2
Chopin, Impromptu Fantasie in C sharp minor, Op.66
Chopin, Mazurkas (opp. 33/1, KKIIa/3, 56/2, 68/4)
Chopin, Fantasy in F minor, Op.49
Chopin, Waltz no. 1 in E flat major "Grande Valse Brillante", Op.18
Pavel Kolesnikov, Piano
Tue 12 Dec at 20:00

Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian: Main Auditorium, Lisbon

Orquestra de Cadaqués: Requiem de Mozart
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Mozart, Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K620: overture
Mozart, Requiem in D minor, K626
Christina Poulitsi, Soprano
Katarina Bradić, Mezzo-soprano
Steve Davislim, Tenor
Tommi Hakala, Baritone
Amici Musicae
Gianandrea Noseda, Conductor
Orquestra de Cadaqués
Dec 12

Chicago Symphony Center, Chicago

Dvořák 5 & Barber Cello Concerto
Smetana, Bartered Bride, The: Bohemian Dances
Barber, Cello Concerto in A Minor, Op.22
Dvořák, Symphony no. 5 in F major, Op.76
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Alisa Weilerstein, Cello
Dec 12, 13

Mecklenburgisches Staatstheater Schwerin, Schwerin

Symphony Concert
Saint-Saëns, Violin Concerto no. 1 in A major, Op.20
Saint-Saëns, Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso for violin and orchestra, Op.28
Mecklenburgische Staatskapelle Schwerin
Elias Grandy, Conductor
Liya Petrova, Violin
Dec 12, 13

La Maison Symphonique de Montréal, Montreal

Bach's Magnificat
Edmund Angerer, Cassation in G major "Toy Symphony“
Saint-Saëns, Oratorio de Noël, Op.12
Bach, Magnificat in D Major, BWV243
Traditional, Christmas carols
Kent Nagano, Conductor
Audi Young Persons’ Choral Academy
Martin Steidler, Choirmaster / chorus director
Dec 12

Municipal de Santiago, Santiago

Advis, de Falla, Ravel
Advis, Suite latinoamericana
de Falla, El amor brujo: suite
Ravel, Piano Concerto in G major
Orquesta Filarmónica de Santiago
Varvara Nepomnyashchaya, Piano
Konstantin Chudovsky, Conductor
Dec 12

City Recital Hall, Sydney

Voices of Angels
Gondwana Voices
Lyn Williams, Director
Dec 12, 13, 14, 15 mat, 16

Lincoln Center: David Geffen Hall, New York City

Handel's Messiah
Handel, Messiah
Andrew Manze, Conductor
Joélle Harvey, Soprano
Jennifer Johnson Cano, Mezzo-soprano
Ben Bliss, Tenor
Andrew Foster-Williams, Bass
Westminster Symphonic Choir
Joe Miller, Choirmaster / chorus director
Tue 12 Dec at 19:30

Leeds College of Music: The Venue, Leeds

Lucy Gould, Robert Plane, Benjamin Frith & Peter Hill
Stravinsky, L'Histoire du Soldat (The Soldier's Tale): suite
Debussy, Violin Sonata in G minor
Stravinsky, 3 Pieces for clarinet solo
Debussy, Première Rhapsodie in B flat major, for clarinet and piano
Debussy, Jeux
Stravinsky, Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring) (Arr. for chamber ensemble)
Lucy Gould, Violin
Robert Plane, Clarinet
Benjamin Frith, Piano
Peter Hill, Piano
Tue 12 Dec at 19:30

Town Hall, Skipton

Skipton Music 2017-2018 Season, Concert 3, Joglaresa, Period Instrumental Ensemble
Traditional, Coventry Carol
Traditional, Veni, veni, Emmanuel
Traditional, In Dulci Jubilo
Traditional, Personent Hodie
Joglaresa
Tue 12 Dec at 19:30

Dunedin Town Hall, Dunedin

Messiah – The World’s Most Loved Choral Work
Handel, Messiah
City Choir Dunedin
Dunedin Symphony Orchestra
Tue 12 Dec at 19:30

TCC Roper Performing Arts Center, Norfolk

Holiday Brass
Paul Bhasin, Conductor
Virginia Symphony Orchestra
Tue 12 Dec at 19:30

West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge

Bach and Telemann - Reversed Fortunes
Bach, Brandenburg Concerto no. 5 in D major, BWV1050
Telemann, Concerto in E minor for flute and recorder TWV 52:e1
Telemann, Orchestral Suite in G major "Burlesque De Quixotte", TWV 55:G10
Bach, Brandenburg Concerto no. 4 in G major, BWV1049
Bojan Čičić, Violin, Director
Rachel Brown, Flute, Recorder
Alastair Ross, Harpsichord
Academy of Ancient Music
Tue 12 Dec at 19:30

Cadogan Hall, London

John Lewis Partnership Christmas Concert
Vaughan Williams, The First Nowell (For soloists, SATB chorus & orch)
Tchaikovsky, Sleeping Beauty: Suite
Wilberg, Jingle Bells (SATB chorus & orchestra)
Works by Chilcott
Rutter, Jesus Child
Willcocks, Angelus ad virginem
Voices in Partnership
The Cavendish Ensemble
Manvinder Rattan, Conductor
Tue 12 Dec at 19:30

Brompton Oratory: St Wilfrid's Hall, London

Scherzo Ensemble - The Childhood of Christ, Berlioz
Berlioz, L'Enfance du Christ, Op.25 (Chamber Version, sung in French)
Scherzo
Tue 12 Dec at 19:30

Wigmore Hall, London

Cuarteto Casals
Beethoven, String Quartet no. 3 in D major, Op.18 no.3
Beethoven, String Quartet no. 2 in G major, Op.18 no.2
Sollima, String Quartet B267 (UK première)
Beethoven, String Quartet no. 7 in F major, "Razumovsky", Op.59 no.1
Cuarteto Casals
Tue 12 Dec at 19:30

Musikverein: Großer Saal, Vienna

Cecilia & Sol
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Cappella Gabetta
Sol Gabetta, Cello
Cecilia Bartoli, Mezzo-soprano
Tue 12 Dec at 19:30

Konzerthaus: Großer Saal, Vienna

Rolando Villazón / Ildar Abdrazakov
Works by Donizetti
Works by Gounod
Works by Boito
Works by Verdi
Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra Ostrava
Guerassim Voronkov, Conductor
Rolando Villazón, Tenor
Ildar Abdrazakov, Bass
Tue 12 Dec at 20:00

BOZAR: Main hall, Brussels

Ligeti, Mahler
Ligeti, Lontano
Mahler, Symphony no. 9 in D major
Hugh Wolff, Conductor
Tue 12 Dec at 20:00

Elbphilharmonie: Großer Saal, Hamburg

Viktoria Mullova
Prokofiev, Violin Concerto no. 2 in G minor, Op.63
Brahms, Symphony no. 4 in E minor, Op.98
Viktoria Mullova, Violin
Paavo Järvi, Conductor
Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen
Tue 12 Dec at 20:30

Philharmonie 1: Grande salle Pierre Boulez, Paris

Wagner, Strauss, Ravel
Wagner, Tannhäuser: Overture
Wagner, Tannhäuser: Bacchanale
Wagner, Wesendonck-Lieder
Strauss R., Der Rosenkavalier, Op.59: Suite
Ravel, La Valse, for orchestra
Orchestre Francais des Jeunes (French Youth Orchestra)
Fabien Gabel, Conductor
Violeta Urmana, Mezzo-soprano
Dec 13, 14

NTK Hall Forest Hall, Nagoya

The 59th Famous Works Series "Beethoven Zyklus IV"
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Beethoven, Symphony no. 9 in D minor "Choral", Op.125
Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra
Kazuhiro Koizumi, Conductor
Shigeko Hata, Soprano
Akiko Tomioka, Alto
Keiroh Ohara, Tenor
Kei Yonashiro, Baritone
Aichi Chorus League
Dec 13, 14
Haydn, Hosokawa, Mendelssohn
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Haydn, Symphony No. 85 in B flat major "La Reine"
Hosokawa, Klage
Mendelssohn, Symphony no. 3 in A minor, "Scottish", Op.56
Charles Dutoit, Conductor
Anna Prohaska, Soprano
Dec 13, 14, 15

Musikverein: Großer Saal, Vienna

Kurtag & Bruckner
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Kurtág, Stélé
Bruckner, Symphony no. 7 in E major, WAB 107
Philippe Jordan, Conductor
Dec 13, 14

Trinitatis Kirke (Trinitatis Church), Copenhagen

Christmas Concert 2017
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Anonymous, Plainsong hymn "Conditor alme siderum"
Telemann, From ouverture in D Major, TWV55:D23
Zelenka, Motetto Pro Nativitate: "Dormi nate, dormi Deus", ZWV 171
Anonymous, Choral "Das neugeborne Kindelein"
Locatelli, Concerto Grosso in F minor "Christmas Concerto", Op.1 no.8
Anonymous, Choral "Josef lieber, Josef Mein"
Zelenka, Alma Redemptoris Mater, ZWV 123
Vivaldi, Nisi Dominus (Psalm 126), RV 608
Corelli, Concerto grosso in G minor "Christmas Concerto", Op.6 no.8
Lars Ulrik Mortensen, Conductor
Alex Potter, Countertenor
Dec 13, 15

Grieg Hall (Grieghallen), Bergen

Verdi, Otello (Semi-staged)
Edward Gardner, Conductor
Peter Mumford, Director, Set Designer
Lester Lynch, Iago
Hanna Hipp, Emilia
Vladimir Dmitruk, Cassio
Latonia Moore, Desdemona
Ørjan Hartveit, Herald
Jongmin Park, Lodovico
David Hansford, Montano
Remus Alazaroae, Roderigo
Bergen Philharmonic Choir
Edvard Grieg Choir
Collegium Musicum Choir
Håkon Matti Skrede, Choirmaster / chorus director
Wed 13 Dec at 13:00

Temple Church, London

Greg Morris — Temple Church
Bach, Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C Major, BWV564
Bach, Gelobet seist du, Jesu Christ (Fughetta) - organ chorale in C Major, BWV697
Bach, Gelobet seist du, Jesu Christ - chorale prelude, BWV722
Bach, Gelobet seist du, Jesu Christ in G Major, BWV604
Bach, Vom Himmel kam der Engel Schaar in G Minor, BWV607
Bach, Concerto in C Major, BWV595
Bach, Lobt Gott, ihr Christen, allzugleich - chorale prelude, BWV732
Bach, Lobt Gott, ihr Christen allzugleich (Orgel-Büchlein) in G Major, BWV609
Bach, Pastorale in F Major, BWV590
Bach, Christum wir sollen loben schon (Fughetta) - organ chorale in D Minor, BWV696
Bach, Christum wir sollen loben schon (Orgel-Büchlein) in D Minor, BWV611
Bach, Von Himmel hoch, da komm' ich her (chorale variations) - chorale prelude in C Major, BWV769
Greg Morris, Organ
Wed 13 Dec at 18:00

Sage One, Gateshead

Brandenburg Fest
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Bach, Brandenburg Concerto no. 3 in G major, BWV1048
Wallen, Photography
Mozart, Adagio and Fugue for Strings in C minor, K546
Bach, Brandenburg Concerto no. 4 in G major, BWV1049
Wagner, Little Moonhead
Bach, Brandenburg Concerto no. 6 in B flat major, BWV1051
Kernis, Concerto with Echoes
Bach, Brandenburg Concerto no. 5 in D major, BWV1050
Górecki, Harpsichord Concerto, Op. 40
Bach, Brandenburg Concerto no. 2 in F major, BWV1047
Bruckner, String Quintet in F major, WAB 112: Adagio
Bach, Brandenburg Concerto no. 1 in F major, BWV1046
Bradley Creswick, Director, Violin
Royal Northern Sinfonia
Wed 13 Dec at 18:15

Royal College of Music: Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall, London

Historical Performance Concert
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Works by Bach
Works by Telemann
Works by Handel
Works by Leclair
Ashley Solomon, Director
RCM Historical Performance musicians
Wed 13 Dec at 18:15
Bach, Clavier-Übung III, German Organ Mass
Bach, Selection of Chorales
Bach, Vor deinen Thron tret' ich - chorale prelude in G Major, BWV668
David Titterington, Organ
Wed 13 Dec at 19:00
European Christmas in Riga

Riga Congress Centre, Riga

Riamonds Pauls
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Works by Pauls
Latvian Radio Big Band
Raimonds Pauls, Piano
Dināra Rudāne, Voice
Ralfs Eilands, Vocals
Intars Busulis, Voice
Wed 13 Dec at 19:00

Stoller Hall, Manchester

Stephen Hough: From Process to Performance
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Liszt, Piano Concerto no. 1 in E flat major, S 124
Stephen Hough, Piano
Chetham's Symphony Orchestra
Stephen Threlfall, Conductor
Wed 13 Dec at 19:00

Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall, Tokyo

The Concert at Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall
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Akutagawa, Triptyque
Brahms, Violin Concerto in D major, Op.77
Brahms, Symphony no. 1 in C minor, Op.68
Gunma Symphony Orchestra
Naoto Otomo, Conductor
Tatsuki Narita, Violin
Wed 13 Dec at 19:30
The Hallé Christmas Concert with Stephen Bell and Elin Manahan Thomas
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Humperdinck, Hänsel und Gretel: Overture
Handel, Messiah, HWV 56: I know that my redeemer liveth
Prokofiev, Lieutenant Kije, Op.60: Troika
Mozart, Exsultate, Jubilate, Motet pour Soprano et Orgue, K. 165/158a
Rimsky-Korsakov, The Snow Maiden: Dance of the Tumblers
Anderson, Buglers’ Holiday
Silvestri, Film music from Polar Express
Adam, O Holy Night
Niles, I Wonder as I Wander
Waldteufel, The Skaters' Waltz
Livingston, Silver Bells
Tormé, The Christmas Song
Fonteyn, Sam, Pop Looks Bach
Rollins, Walter 'Jack', Frosty the Snowman
Traditional, Joy to the world (arranged by Richard Bissill)
Berlin, White Christmas
Anderson, Sleigh Ride
Stephen Bell, French horn
Elin Manahan Thomas, Soprano
Wed 13 Dec at 19:30

Müpa: Béla Bartók National Concert Hall, Budapest

J. S. Bach: Christmas Oratorio
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Bach, Christmas Oratorio (Weihnachtsoratorium), BWV248 (Cantatas 1, 2, 4 and 6)
Marc Minkowski, Conductor
Ana Quintans, Soprano
Hannah Husahr, Soprano
Valerio Contaldo, Tenor
Yorck Felix Speer, Bass-baritone
Les Musiciens du Louvre Grenoble
Wed 13 Dec at 19:30

Paderhalle, Paderborn

Abonnementkonzert
Debussy, Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune
Saint-Saëns, Violin Concerto No. 3 in B Minor, Op.61
Schumann, Symphony no. 1 in B flat major 'Spring', Op.38
Yves Abel, Conductor
Tobias Feldmann, Violin
Wed 13 Dec at 19:30

Lighthouse, Poole

Handel's Messiah
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Handel, Messiah
Laurence Cummings, Conductor
Mhairi Lawson, Soprano
James Hall, Countertenor
Nicholas Scott, Tenor
Edward Grint, Baritone