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London

Prom 59: Vintage wine: Blomstedt and the Leipzig Gewandhaus in splendid Beethoven

By , 29 August 2016
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London

CBeebies returns to the BBC Proms

By , 29 August 2016
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Sydney

An apocalyptic vision: Mahler's “Resurrection” Symphony in Sydney Town Hall

By , 28 August 2016
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London

Prom 57: Moving mountains: Larcher, Wagner and Strauss from the BBC Symphony Orchestra

By , 28 August 2016
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Schwarzenberg

Mauro Peter sings Die schöne Müllerin at the Schubertiade

By , 28 August 2016
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Edinburgh

Runnicles bids farewell to BBCSSO with a colossal Gurrelieder at the Edinburgh Festival

By , 28 August 2016
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Oslo

Waiting room blues: Jo Strømgren’s Orfeo ed Euridice in Oslo

By , 27 August 2016
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London

Prom 55: Fate knocks, Ophelia sings, Mirga triumphs

By , 27 August 2016
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London

A magical trip to Istanbul, courtesy of Jordi Savall

By , 27 August 2016
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Cleveland

After a deluge, Bach: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra plays Brandenburg Concertos

By , 27 August 2016
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Dublin

The Royal Concertgebouw opens the Dublin season with a generous helping of Romantic fare

By , 27 August 2016
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London

Prom 54: A near miss for the Budapest Festival Orchestra in Mozart's Requiem

By , 26 August 2016
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Schwarzenberg

In the shimmer of evening: Julia Kleiter at the Schubertiade

By , 26 August 2016
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Salzburg

Anna Prohaska and friends display an impressive aptitude for Schubert in Salzburg

By , 26 August 2016
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Tokyo

Music as “garden” and “theatre”: an homage to Toru Takemitsu by Tan Dun

By , 26 August 2016
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London

Prom 53: Geometry, power and raw emotion in dazzling mix of styles from Petrenko and RLPO

By , 25 August 2016
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Edinburgh

Points made, but underlined in red: a superbly performed Edinburgh Così fan tutte – for adults

By , 25 August 2016
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Auckland

Stephen Layton returns to Auckland with Bach and Pärt

By , 25 August 2016
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London

A modern twist on Carmen highlights the plight of Syrian refugees

By , 25 August 2016
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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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New York City

Morris' Mozart Dances at the Mostly Mozart Festival

By , 24 August 2016
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Salzburg

Young Mahlerites show extraordinary insights at Salzburg

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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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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Oslo

Men called Johann: Motets by the Bach family in Oslo

By , 21 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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London

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

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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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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New York City

An illuminating performance of Idomeneo at Lincoln Center

By , 18 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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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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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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London

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

By , 15 August 2016
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