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Nicholas Collon, Marcus Farnsworth and the Aurora Orchestra © Nick Rutter
London

Scintillating Beethoven and Gruber from Aurora Orchestra

By , 16 September 2018
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Shantala Shivalingappa and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui in Play © Koen Broos
London

Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui & Shantala Shivalingappa: Play

By , 04 September 2018
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Sir András Schiff © Nadia F Romanini
London

Cream buns from Schiff: Fine fare to close the OAE season

By , 04 July 2018
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Regula Mühlemann (Rosina) and Lukas Jakobski (Cassandro)
London

Youthful japes: La finta semplice at the QEH

By , 06 June 2018
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Benjamin Grosvenor © Patrick Allen | Opera Omnia
London

Effortlessly high-class Schubert and Brahms from Grosvenor and friends

By , 29 May 2018
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Charlotte Beament © Boyd Gilmour
London

Strauss on screen: the OAE presents film adaptation of Der Rosenkavalier

By , 17 May 2018
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Pierre-Laurent Aimard © Marco Borggreve | Deutsche Grammophon
London

Mischief and mastery: Ligeti concertos from Aurora Orchestra

By , 13 May 2018
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Khatia Buniatishvili © Julia Wesely
London

Flamboyant Liszt, bold Brahms from Khatia Buniatishvili at the QEH

By , 09 May 2018
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Colin Currie © Linda Nylind
London

Teachings in texture: Hodges and Currie with meditative Stockhausen at the Southbank Centre

By , 19 April 2018
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Sir Roger Norrington conducts the OAE © Belinda Lawley
London

Dr Norrington's marvellous Mozart tonic goes down well at the Queen Elizabeth Hall

By , 11 April 2018
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Giuseppe Verdi
London

Sweltering heat, Spanish passions: Ernani in concert

By , 03 July 2015
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Alice Sara Ott and Francesco Tristano © Marie Staggat | DG
London

Full throttle: finger crunching pianism from Alice Sara Ott and Francesco Tristano at the QEH

By , 11 June 2015
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Takács Quartet © Keith Saunders
London

Spellbinding Debussy and Franck from the Takács Quartet and Marc-André Hamelin

By , 18 May 2015
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Yevgeny Sudbin © Clive Barda
London

These things of darkness: Yevgeny Sudbin at Queen Elizabeth Hall

By , 13 May 2015
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Jinhao Zhang in Don Quixote © ASH
London

English National Ballet's Emerging Dancer Award 2015

By , 23 March 2015
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Anna Devin © IMG Artists
London

Fresh-voiced Semele opens London Handel Festival

By , 10 March 2015
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Anush Hovhannisyan © Vigen Mnoyan
London

To Paradise and back: a thrilling Le Roi de Lahore from Chelsea Opera Group

By , 01 March 2015
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Berliner Philharmoniker Octet © Monika Ritterhaus
London

Berlin Philharmonic Octet presents a Schubert masterwork at the South Bank

By , 13 February 2015
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Josef Mysliveček
London

Bohemian Winds from the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

By , 05 February 2015
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Emerson String Quartet © Lisa-Marie Mazzucco
London

Poised humour, intimate warmth and profundity from the Emerson String Quartet

By , 16 November 2014
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Alexandre Tharaud © Marco Borggreve
London

Alexandre Tharaud brings a special intimacy to the Queen Elizabeth Hall

By , 04 November 2014
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Colin Currie and Steve Reich © Ben Larpent
London

Reich Première from Colin Currie Group

By , 12 October 2014
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Fausto Romitelli
London

Romitelli intrigues with An Index of Metals

By , 08 October 2014
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Aracaladanza's Clouds © Eduardo García González
London

Aracaladanza's family show Clouds entrances

By , 26 July 2014
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Louise Lecavalier © Ursula Kaufmann | Southbank Centre
London

Louise Lecavalier's So Blue fulfils and confounds expectations

By , 02 July 2014
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Khatia Buniatishvili © Esther Haase | Sony Classical International
London

Khatia Buniatishvili: All that glitters?

By , 04 June 2014
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Motherland © Vincent Dance Theatre
London

WOW: Vincent Dance Theatre's Motherland

By , 06 March 2014
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Rebecca Miller
London

A forgotten revolutionary? The OAE and Rebecca Miller play CPE Bach

By , 30 January 2014
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Ne M'Oublie Pas © Pascal François
London

The Memorable Ne M'Oublie Pas

By , 17 January 2014
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Georg Friedrich Haas © GM Castelberg
London

Fascinating, opaque: Haas' in vain at The Rest is Noise

By , 06 December 2013
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Strange Blooms © Chris Nash
London

World première of Shobana Jeyasingh’s unique new Strange Blooms

By , 03 December 2013
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©  Andreas Brandl
London

Nobulus brings urban dance Out of the Shadows at the Southbank Centre

By , 15 October 2013
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Tamara Stefanovich  ©  Alexander Rümmele
London

Tamara Stefanovich enters the beehive: Boulez's Second Sonata at The Rest is Noise

By , 06 October 2013
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Stockhausen & Mesias Maiguashca at WDR Studio for Electronic Music, Cologne (June 1971). Photo: Wern ©  Reproduktion der Photos mit freundlicher Genehmigung der Stockhausen-Stiftung für Musik, Kettenberg 15, 51515 Kürten (facs: 02268-1813)
London

Boulez and Stockhausen at The Rest is Noise

By , 05 October 2013
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Maria João Pires  ©  Felix Broede / DG
London

Matheuz and Orchestra Mozart play Beethoven at the Queen Elizabeth Hall

By , 03 October 2013
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Igor Levit  ©  Felix Broede
London

Igor Levit plays Beethoven's last sonatas at Queen Elizabeth Hall

By , 02 October 2013
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Wind players of City of London Sinfonia  ©  Benjamin Harte
London

Death, dance and dirges with the City of London Sinfonia at The Rest is Noise

By , 27 September 2013
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Mauricio Kagel © Katrin Schander
London

Unjust neglect? Chelsea Opera Group makes a good case for Verdi's Alzira

By , 02 June 2013
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Mauricio Kagel  ©  Katrin Schander
London

Mauricio Kagel's The Pieces of the Compass Rose with the London Sinfonietta and Thierry Fischer

By , 01 June 2013
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Alina Ibragimova  ©  Sussie Ahlburg
London

Bach, Schumann and Schubert with Borletti-Buitoni Trust artists at Southbank Centre

By , 18 May 2013
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Olivier Messiaen in 1930
London

Quartet for the End of Time at Queen Elizabeth Hall

By , 10 May 2013
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Nancy Osbaldeston dancing Bach Suite no. 2  ©  Patrick Baldwin
London

English National Ballet's Emerging Dancer Award showcases future stars

By , 04 March 2013
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Barbara Hannigan  ©  Elmer de Haas
London

Stravinsky's Renard at The Rest is Noise with Barbara Hannigan and the London Sinfonietta

By , 10 February 2013
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Anton Webern in Stettin, October 1912
London

London Sinfonietta tackles Webern for The Rest is Noise

By , 29 January 2013
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Barbara Hannigan  ©  Elmer de Haas
London

Voicing early modernism: The Rest is Noise with Barbara Hannigan

By , 24 January 2013
*****
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Plan B, Compagnie 111  ©  Aglae Bory
London

The surreal dream of an office worker: Compagnie 111's Plan B at London International Mime Festival

By , 18 January 2013
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London

Gloom, doom, stormy seas, and a Dutchman flown over from Zurich: A concert Flying Dutchman in London

By , 15 December 2012
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Martyn Brabbins conducting the London Sinfonietta  ©  Kevin Leighton
London

New music galore from the London Sinfonietta at the Southbank Centre

By , 02 December 2012
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Behzod Abduraimov  ©  Benjamin Eagolvea / Decca
London

Behzod Abduraimov plays Schubert, Beethoven and Liszt in London

By , 20 November 2012
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Benjamin Grosvenor  ©  Sussie Ahlburg
London

Benjamin Grosvenor at Queen Elizabeth Hall

By , 31 October 2012
***11
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