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London

Prom 51: Passion and Brazilian flair from Alsop and the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra

By , 24 August 2016
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London

Prom 50: Angels and Demons as Vedernikov leads a gripping Prokofiev Third

By , 23 August 2016
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London

PCM6: Italian Holiday for Louis Lortie at Cadogan Hall

By , 22 August 2016
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Edinburgh

An epic Shostakovich 5 as Marin Alsop introduces the São Paulo Symphony to the EIF

By , 22 August 2016
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Oslo

Men called Johann: Motets by the Bach family in Oslo

By , 21 August 2016
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London

Prom 47: Classical excellence from an Ulster Orchestra in fine shape

By , 21 August 2016
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Lucerne

Prima Donna: Lucerne promotes the spirit of invention through women's works

By , 21 August 2016
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London

Prom 48: Pintscher's reflection on Shakespearean metamorphoses

By , 21 August 2016
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London

Proms At... Roundhouse: a microtonal affair from London Sinfonietta

By , 20 August 2016
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Chicago

Jonathan Biss illuminates Beethoven’s piano sonatas at Ravinia

By , 20 August 2016
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Lucerne

Bruckner Supreme: Haitink and the Lucerne Festival Orchestra

By , 20 August 2016
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London

Prom 46: Wise men bearing gifts: Ilan Volkov and the BBCSSO

By , 20 August 2016
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Hong Kong

Hong Kong Sinfonietta in a mixed bag of Messiaen, Mozart and Beethoven

By , 20 August 2016
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Auckland

Strong cast opens Handel's Oreste in Auckland

By , 20 August 2016
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Bolzano

The European Union Youth Orchestra triumphs in Bolzano

By , 19 August 2016
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London

Prom 45: Mattila's Elina Makropulos a star turn in a drab surrounding

By , 19 August 2016
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San Francisco

Lamplighters' more PC Mikado is no less funny

By , 19 August 2016
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New York City

An illuminating performance of Idomeneo at Lincoln Center

By , 18 August 2016
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London

Prom 44: Brushing up our Shakespeare on Stage and Screen

By , 18 August 2016
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Oslo

Fun and games as the Oslo Chamber Music Festival opens

By , 18 August 2016
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Bolzano

Pan-European spirit celebrates London in Bolzano

By , 17 August 2016
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Melbourne

Tannhäuser brings a new dimension to Melbourne Opera

By , 17 August 2016
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London

Prom 43: Amazingly intimate Liszt from Argerich, precision from Barenboim

By , 17 August 2016
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Salzburg

Sven-Eric Bechtolf’s new Figaro brings Downton Abbey to downtown Salzburg

By , 16 August 2016
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London

Prom 41: The Hallé's take on Mahler's unnumbered symphony

By , 16 August 2016
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Berlin

Junge Deutsche Philharmonie bring visceral power to Saunders' still

By , 16 August 2016
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Amsterdam

Uninspiring remix mars Operafront’s Traviata

By , 16 August 2016
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London

Prom 42: Only Pärt perfection: The Sixteen and Genesis Sixteen

By , 16 August 2016
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Edinburgh

Mariinsky Rheingold a promising start to Edinburgh Festival’s concert Ring

By , 15 August 2016
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London

Prom 40: Mixing the new with the old: Thomas Adès at the Proms

By , 15 August 2016
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London

PCM5: Tenderness and passion from Stile Antico and Fretwork

By , 15 August 2016
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Cooperstown

Young voices shine in Glimmerglass Opera's The Crucible

By , 14 August 2016
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London

Prom 39: Oramo doesn't rock the boat in Mahler 5

By , 14 August 2016
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Lenox

Bawdy by Weimar: Barry Humphries' Weimar Cabaret

By , 14 August 2016
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Vantaa

Maya Homburger and Barry Guy make meditative magic in Vantaa

By , 14 August 2016
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Salzburg

Riccardo Muti works his magic in magnificent Salzburg matinee

By , 14 August 2016
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Lucerne

Le Encantadas: Olga Neuwirth’s “imaginary and mythological rooms” in Lucerne

By , 14 August 2016
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Oakland

Sex with a side of brilliant opera: Powder Her Face in Oakland

By , 13 August 2016
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London

Prom 38: John Wilson and his all-star orchestra perform Gershwin

By , 13 August 2016
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Vantaa

Liszt on Érard: Gábor Farkas at BRQ Vantaa Festival

By , 13 August 2016
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Sydney

Dystopian Dostoevsky gets utopian orchestration in Sydney

By , 13 August 2016
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London

Proms at: music inspired by Shakespeare at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

By , 13 August 2016
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Edinburgh

Mozart’s Requiem impresses, but Jenkins’ The Armed Man hits the spot at the Edinburgh Fringe

By , 13 August 2016
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London

Prom 37: Webern, Brahms and a Watkins première from Søndergård and BBC NOW

By , 12 August 2016
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Vantaa

Brautigam plays Beethoven on Graf at BRQ Vantaa Festival

By , 12 August 2016
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London

A toe into Chinese opera, not immersion: Shanghai Opera's Thunderstorm

By , 11 August 2016
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London

Ratmansky adds choreographic sense to the Bolshoi's Corsaire

By , 11 August 2016
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London

Prom 35: Malcolm Hayes' Violin Concerto forms compelling centrepiece

By , 11 August 2016
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Glyndebourne

Enchanted Wood: dream of a Dream at Glyndebourne

By , 11 August 2016
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London

Prom 34: Colour and Cubism with HK Gruber, Dutilleux and Beethoven

By , 10 August 2016
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