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Sun 16 Dec at 15:00 and 19:00

Lighthouse, Poole

The Snowman
Blake, The Snowman
Patterson, Little Red Riding Hood, Op.73f
Hugh Brunt, Conductor
Pui Fan Lee, Presenter
Dec 16 mat, 17, 18

Philharmonie, Cologne

Gürzenich Orchestra: Symphony Concert 4
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Parra, Inscape
Schumann, Cello concerto in A minor, Op.129
Schumann, Symphony no. 4 in D minor, Op.120
Truls Mørk, Cello
IRCAM, Electronics
Thomas Goepfer, Computerized musical realisation
François-Xavier Roth, Conductor
Dec 16 mat, mat

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

© Snowman Enterprises Ltd
The Hallé - The Snowman
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Pickett, Dinosaurumpus, A romp for audience and symphony orchestra
Blake, The Snowman
Jonathon Heyward, Conductor
Padfield, Will, Presenter
Dec 16 mat
© Mladen Pikulic
Bernard Haitink conducts the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
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Mozart, Piano Concerto no. 23 in A major, K488
Bruckner, Symphony no. 6 in A major, WAB 106
Bernard Haitink, Conductor
Dame Mitsuko Uchida, Piano
Dec 16

Victoria Concert Hall, Singapore

SSO Christmas Concert
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Unknown, to be announced
Joshua Tan, Conductor
Singapore Symphony Chorus
Singapore Symphony Youth Choir
Singapore Symphony Children's Choir
Dec 16 mat

Auditorio Nacional de Música, Madrid

Sinfónico 8: Muerte entre las flores I - Entre hermanos
Sinfónico 8: Muerte entre las flores I - Entre hermanos
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Schubert, Symphony no. 6 in C major, D.589
Britten, Violin Concerto, Op.15
Schubert, Symphony no. 9 in C major, "The Great", D.944
James Ehnes, Violin
Orquesta Nacional de España
Juanjo Mena, Conductor
Dec 16 mat

L'Auditori: Sala Pau Casals, Barcelona

La Décima de Shostakovich y Joshua Bell al violín
La Décima de Shostakovich y Joshua Bell al violín
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Rodríguez Valenzuela, Por determinar (Encargo SGAE, AEOS y OBC)
Dvořák, Violin Concerto in A minor, Op.53
Shostakovich, Symphony no. 10 in E minor, Op.93
Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya
Kazushi Ono, Conductor
Joshua Bell, Violin
Orquestra Simfònica de l'ESMUC
Dec 16, 18, 19, 21, 22, 23 mat

Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool

Spirit of Christmas
Spirit of Christmas
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Jennifer Johnston, Mezzo-soprano
John Suchet, Reader
Simon Emery, Choirmaster / chorus director
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Choir
Ian Tracey, Conductor
Dec 16 mat, eve

Harpa Concert Hall: Eldborg - Main Hall, Reykjavik

Christmas at the Symphony
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Þorbergs, The Christmas Cat
Viðar, Það á að gefa börnum brauð
Viðar, Jól Guðni Franzson Jólin koma
Works by Þórðarson
Kolbrún Völkudóttir, Actor
Valgerður Guðnadóttir, Soprano
Bernharður Wilkinson, Conductor
Reykjavík Girls' Choir
Litlu Sprotarnir Sign Language Choir
Iceland Ballet Academy
Reykjanes Music School Bell Choir
Dec 16 mat, 17

Kieler Schloss, Kiel

Prokofiev | Gershwin | Bernstein
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Prokofiev, Overture on Hebrew Themes, Op.34
Gershwin, Piano Concerto in F major
Bernstein, Symphony no. 1, "Jeremiah"
Philharmonisches Orchester Kiel
Johannes Willig, Conductor
Kit Armstrong, Piano
Tatia Jibladze, Mezzo-soprano
Dec 16 mat

Opéra de Dijon, Dijon

B Minor Mass | J.S. Bach
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Bach, Mass in B minor, BWV232
Ana Quintans, Soprano
Marianne Beate Kielland, Mezzo-soprano
Paulin Bündgen, Countertenor
Valerio Contaldo, Tenor
Alain Buet, Bass
Chœur de chambre de Namur
Orchestre Cappella Mediterranea
Leonardo García Alarcón, Director
Dec 16

Konzerthalle Bamberg: Joseph Keilberth Saal, Bamberg

Jakub Hrůša dirigiert Mahler
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Mahler, Symphony no. 3 in D minor
Jakub Hrůša, Conductor
Bernarda Fink, Mezzo-soprano
Czech Philharmonic Choir of Brno
Kinder des Bamberger Domchors
Sun 16 Dec at 17:00 and 19:00

Die Residenz: Hofkapelle, Munich

Sonderkonzert zum 3. Advent
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Bach, Sonate
Fauré, Sicilienne
Ravel, Pièce en forme de Habanera
Janine Schöllhorn, Flute
Emilie Jaulmes, Harp
Dec 16 mat

De Doelen: Grote Zaal, Rotterdam

Shostakovich 11
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Salonen, Cello Concerto
Shostakovich, Symphony no. 11 in G minor "The year 1905", Op.103
Nicolas Alstaedt, Cello
Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra
Dima Slobodeniouk, Conductor
Sun 16 Dec at 12:30 and 15:00

Gothenburg Concert Hall, Gothenburg

Christmas in the Hall
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Traditional, Christmas carols
Gothenburg Symphony Choir
Kids event
Dec 16 mat, 17

Konzerthaus: Großer Saal, Vienna

Weihnachtsoratorium
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Bach, Christmas Oratorio, BWV248
Philippe Jordan, Conductor
Julia Kleiter, Soprano
Wiebke Lehmkuhl, Contralto
Werner Güra, Tenor
Andrè Schuen, Baritone
Wiener Singakademie
Heinz Ferlesch, Choirmaster / chorus director
Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Sun 16 Dec at 11:00
Sunday Piano Series - Sarah Beth Briggs and James Lisney
Sunday Piano Series - Sarah Beth Briggs and James Lisney
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Humperdinck, Hänsel und Gretel: Overture (arr. Richard Kleinmichel)
Gal, Drei Marionetten (Three Marionettes) for piano duet, Opus 74, (1958)
Ravel, Ma Mère l'Oye: Suite
Tchaikovsky, The Nutcracker, Op.71: excerpts (arr. piano 4 hands)
Sarah Beth Briggs, Piano
James Lisney, Piano
Sun 16 Dec at 11:00
© Nick Rutter
Choir of St John's College, Cambridge: Christmas Concert
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Chilcott, The Shepherd's Carol
Mathias, Ave Rex
Tavener, The Lamb
Vaughan Williams, Fantasia on Christmas Carols
Swayne, Adam lay ybounden
Traditional, Tomorrow shall be my dancing day
Bach, In dulci jubilo - chorale prelude, BWV729
Poulenc, 4 motets pour le temps de Noël
Gruber, Stille Nacht (Silent Night) (arr. Ledger)
Traditional, Ding, Dong, Merrily on High (arr. Wilberg)
Willcocks, O come, all ye faithful
Cambridge Choir of St John's College
Andrew Nethsingha, Conductor
Glen Dempsey, Organ
Laura van der Heijden, Cello
Sun 16 Dec at 11:30
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment – Engineering for Space
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment – Engineering for Space
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Bach, Sehet, welch eine Liebe hat uns der Vater erzeiget - Cantata, BWV64
Rowan Pierce, Soprano
Helen Charlston, Mezzo-soprano
Dingle Yandell, Bass
Sun 16 Dec at 13:00
Ordino Clàssic

Ordino Arcalís, Ordino

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Musical Aperitifs
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Sun 16 Dec at 14:00

Muza Kawasaki Symphony Hall, Kawasaki

Masterpiece Series No.143
Masterpiece Series No.143
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Varèse, Density 21.5
Varèse, Amériques
Strauss R., Ein Heldenleben (A Hero's Life), Op.40
Tokyo Symphony Orchestra
Jonathan Nott, Conductor
Sachi Katto, Flute
Sun 16 Dec at 15:00
© Camilla Greenwell
Philharmonia Orchestra - Christmas At The Movies
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Williams, Music from Home Alone
Silvestri, Film music from Polar Express
Armstrong, Film music from Love Actually: Glasgow Love Theme
Williams, Film music from Harry Potter
Tiomkin, Film music from It's a Wonderful Life
Various, Film music from Elf
Various, Film music from White Christmas
Beltrami, Film music from The Snowman
Pete Harrison, Conductor
Sun 16 Dec at 15:00

Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden

Rutter & Chilcott Conduct Christmas Carols
Rutter & Chilcott Conduct Christmas Carols
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BBC Singers
John Rutter, Conductor
Bob Chilcott, Conductor
Sun 16 Dec at 15:00

Cadogan Hall, London

Christmas Cracker (matinee)
Christmas Cracker (matinee)
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Nick Davies, Conductor
Tompsett, Oliver, Voice
Hatton, Emma, Voice
Sun 16 Dec at 15:00
Programme to include:
Works by Mozart
Benjamin Beilman, Violin
Pamela Frank, Violin
Stefan Jackiw, Violin
Jeremy Denk, Piano
Sun 16 Dec at 16:00

Corpus Christi Church, New York City

Music Before 1800: Ensemble Correspondances
Music Before 1800: Ensemble Correspondances
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Charpentier, Pastorale sur la naissance de notre Seigneur Jésus-Christ
Ensemble Correspondances
Sun 16 Dec at 16:00
Bach C.P.E., Keyboard Concerto in D minor, Wq 23
Bach C.P.E., Symphony in E minor, Wq 178, H 653
Bach C.P.E., Cello Concerto in A minor, Wq. 170
Johannes Rostamo, Cello
Orfeus Barockensemble
Luca Guglielmi, Leader, Viola da Gamba
Sun 16 Dec at 16:30

Philharmonie 1: Grande salle Pierre Boulez, Paris

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Minuit à Vienne – Orchestre national d'Île-de-France
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Suppe, Leichte Kavallerie (Light Cavalry): overture
Strauss I, Waltzes and Polkas
Strauss, Valses et polkas
Enrique Mazzola, Conductor
Sun 16 Dec at 18:30
Traditional, Tomorrow shall be my dancing day (arr. Michael Higgins)
Vaughan Williams, Fantasia on Christmas Carols
Rutter, The Shepherd's Pipe Carol
Beamish, In the Stillness
Skempton, Adam lay y-bounden
Gruber, Stille Nacht (Silent Night) (arr. Michael Higgins)
Sonoro
Michael Higgins, Piano
Neil Ferris, Conductor
Sun 16 Dec at 18:30
Chamber Ensemble of London
Chamber Ensemble of London
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Handel, Solomon, HWV 67: Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
Schubert, Ave Maria (originally Ellens Gesang III), D.839
Elgar, Serenade in E minor for string orchestra, Op.20
Britten, Simple Symphony (for strings), Op.4
Vivaldi, L'Olimpiade, RV 725: Overture
Bach, Air on a G String, from Orchestral Suite BWV1068
Kreisler, Praeludium and Allegro
Ireland, Cavatina, for violin and piano
Ireland, Bagatelle
Jenkins, Tarte au Citron
Mozart, Serenade no. 13 in G major, "Eine kleine Nachtmusik", K525
Copland, Rodeo: Hoedown
Chamber Ensemble of London
Musicians from the Royal College of Music
Sun 16 Dec at 19:00

Auditori Enric Granados, Lleida

Un viaje de fantasía
Un viaje de fantasía
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Prokofiev, The Love for Three Oranges: Symphonic Suite, Op.33bis
Ruiz, Snare Drum (Encargo OJC 2018)
Tchaikovsky, Sleeping Beauty: Suite
Alfons Reverté, Conductor
Orquestra Simfònica Julià Carbonell de les Terres de Lleida
Acadèmia OJC
Sun 16 Dec at 19:00

Barbican Hall, London

Romanian Rhapsody
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Brahms, Violin Concerto in D major, Op.77
Debussy, Images, for orchestra
Enescu, Romanian Rhapsody no. 1 in A major, Op.11
Leonidas Kavakos, Violin
Sir Simon Rattle, Conductor
Sun 16 Dec at 19:30

Die Residenz: Max-Joseph-Saal, Munich

Master concerts Max-Joseph hall
Master concerts Max-Joseph hall
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Vivaldi, Flute Concerto in G minor, Op.10 no. 2, RV 439 "La notte”
Corelli, Concerto grosso in G minor "Christmas Concerto", Op.6 no.8
Handel, Harp Concerto in B flat major, HWV 294
Tchaikovsky, The Nutcracker Suite, Op.71a (extracts)
Tchaikovsky, Swan Lake: suite (extracts)
Munich Residenz Solisten
Sun 16 Dec at 19:30

Cadogan Hall, London

Christmas Cracker (evening)
Christmas Cracker (evening)
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Nick Davies, Conductor
Tompsett, Oliver, Voice
Hatton, Emma, Voice
Sun 16 Dec at 19:30
Mozart, 3 German Dances, K605
Mendelssohn, Violin Concerto in E minor, Op.64
Mahler, Symphony no. 9 in D major
Clara-Jumi Kang, Violin
András Keller, Conductor
Sun 16 Dec at 19:30
Handel, Messiah
Mary Bevan, Soprano
Kathryn Rudge, Mezzo-soprano
Nicky Spence, Tenor
Ashley Riches, Baritone
Goldsmiths Choral Union
Highgate Choral Society
English Concert Chorus
Brian Wright, Conductor
Sun 16 Dec at 20:15
© Marco Borggreve
Master Pianists Series: Arcadi Volodos
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Schubert, Piano Sonata no. 18 in G major, D.894
Rachmaninov, Prelude in C sharp minor for piano, Op.3 no.2
Rachmaninov, Prelude in F sharp minor, Op.23 no.1
Rachmaninov, Melody, Op.21 no.9
Rachmaninov, Étude-Tableau in E flat minor, Op.39 no.5
Scriabin, Mazurka in E minor, Op.25 no.3
Scriabin, Flammes sombres, Op.73 no.2
Scriabin, Deux Poèmes Op.71
Scriabin, Piano Sonata no. 5 in F sharp major, Op.53
Arcadi Volodos, Piano
Dec 16, 18

Lincoln Center: Alice Tully Hall, New York City

Brandenburg Concertos
Bach, The Brandenburg Concertos, BWV1046 - 1051
Paolo Bordignon, Harpsichord
Ani Kavafian, Violin
Yura Lee, Violin
Daniel Phillips, Violin
Alexander Sitkovetsky, Violin
Matthew Lipman, Viola
Paul Neubauer, Viola
Timothy Eddy, Cello
Mihai Marica, Cello
Inbal Segev, Cello
Anthony Manzo, Double Bass
Tara Helen O'Connor, Flute
Adam Walker, Flute
Randall Ellis, Oboe
James Austin Smith, Oboe
Stephen Taylor, Oboe
Peter Kolkay, Bassoon
Byrd-Marrow, David, French horn
Stuart Rose, French horn
David Washburn, Trumpet
Dec 16 mat, 17, 24 mat

Kennedy Center: Concert Hall, Washington

Songs of the Season: Christmas with Choral Arts
The Choral Arts Society of Washington
Dec 16

Philharmonie: Großer Saal, Berlin

Händels Messiah mit Robin Ticciati
Handel, Messiah
Louise Alder, Soprano
Magdalena Kožená, Mezzo-soprano
Tim Mead, Countertenor
Allan Clayton, Tenor
Florian Boesch, Baritone
Frederic Wake-Walker, Director
Ahmed Soura, Dancer
Ben Zamora, Lighting Designer
RIAS Chamber Chorus
Justin Doyle, Choirmaster / chorus director
Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin
Robin Ticciati, Conductor
Dec 16

Elbphilharmonie: Großer Saal, Hamburg

NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester / Herbert Blomstedt
Beethoven, Piano Concerto no. 5 in E flat major "Emperor", Op.73
Brahms, Symphony no. 2 in D major, Op.73
Emanuel Ax, Piano
NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester
Herbert Blomstedt, Conductor
Dec 16 mat

Musikverein: Großer Saal, Vienna

4. Abonnementkonzert
Mozart, Flute concerto no. 1 in G major, K313 (K285c)
Bruckner, Symphony no. 7 in E major, WAB 107
Karl-Heinz Schütz, Flute
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Riccardo Muti, Conductor
Dec 16

Arts Centre Melbourne: Hamer Hall, Melbourne

Handel's Messiah
Handel, Messiah
Jeanine De Bique, Soprano
Nicholas Tolputt, Countertenor
Andrew Goodwin, Tenor
Benjamin Appl, Baritone
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Chorus
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Jan Willem de Vriend, Violin
Dec 16

Tonhalle Maag, Zürich

Artist in Residence Janine Jansen
Glinka, Ruslan and Lyudmila: overture
Eliasson, Violin concerto "Solitary Journey" (Ensam färd)
Prokofiev, Symphony no. 5 in B flat major, Op.100
Janine Jansen, Violin
Daniel Blendulf, Conductor
Dec 16

Philharmonie im Gasteig, Munich

Mahler
Mahler, Symphony no. 4 in G major
Mahler, Song of the Earth
Valery Gergiev, Conductor
Munich Philharmonic Orchestra
Anna Lucia Richter, Soprano
Tanja Ariane Baumgartner, Mezzo-soprano
Andreas Schager, Tenor
Dec 16

Auditorium di Milano Fondazione Cariplo, Milan

Casella, Rota, Marinuzzi
Verdi, I vespri siciliani: Overture
Casella, Symphonic Suite, op.41bis "La Giara"
Rota, Theme from Il Gattopardo (The Leopard)
Marinuzzi, Suite Siciliana
Denys Pivnitskyi, Tenor
Giuseppe Grazioli, Conductor
Dec 16 mat, eve, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, eve, 23 mat

Folger Shakespeare Library: Folger Theatre, Washington

Folger Consort: Seasonal English Music
Anonymous, Angelus ad virginem
Anonymous, Nowel syng we bothe al and som
Anonymous, There is no rose of such virtue
Henry VIII King of England, Green groweth the holly
Byrd, O Magnum Mysterium
Byrd, From virgin's womb
Byrd, Rejoice, rejoice
Byrd, Laetentur coeli
Vaughan Williams, Fantasia on Christmas Carols
Traditional, While shepherds watched their flocks by night
Anonymous, Greensleeves
Traditional, Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
Folger Consort
Mary Springfels, Viola da Gamba
Webb Wiggins, Harpsichord
William Sharp, Baritone
Oliver Mercer, Tenor
P. Lucy McVeigh, Soprano
Dec 16 mat

Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles

Mehta’s Brahms: Symphony No. 2
Brahms, Piano Concerto no. 2 in B flat major, Op.83
Brahms, Symphony no. 2 in D major, Op.73
Zubin Mehta, Conductor
Yefim Bronfman, Piano
Sun 16 Dec at 10:30 and 15:30

Konzerthaus: Mozart Saal, Vienna

Wiener KammerOrchester / Hugo Ticciati
Pärt, Fratres
Vasks, Vox amoris: Fantasy for violin and orchestra
Stravinsky, Concerto in D for Strings
Haydn, Symphony no. 45 in F sharp minor "Farewell”
Vienna Chamber Orchestra
Hugo Ticciati, Violin, Conductor
Dec 16 mat, 17

Elbphilharmonie: Großer Saal, Hamburg

4. Philharmonisches Konzert
Stravinsky, Pulcinella Suite
Saint-Saëns, Cello Concerto no. 1 in A minor, Op.33
Revueltas, La noche de los mayas
Alondra de la Parra, Conductor
Camille Thomas, Cello
Hamburg Philharmonic