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Thu 13 Dec at 19:00

Westminster Abbey, London

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Christmas Concert supported by John Lewis & Partners
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Britten, A Ceremony of Carols, Op.28
Choir of Westminster Abbey
Lucy Wakeford, Harp
Peter Holder, Organ
James O'Donnell, Conductor
Thu 13 Dec at 19:30

Grieg Hall (Grieghallen), Bergen

Mahler's First
Poulenc, Gloria
Mahler, Symphony no. 1 in D major "Titan"
Ludovic Morlot, Conductor
Marita Sølberg, Soprano
Bergen Philharmonic Choir
Edvard Grieg Choir
Håkon Matti Skrede, Choirmaster / chorus director
Thu 13 Dec at 19:30

Coventry Cathedral, Coventry

Viennese Christmas by Candlelight
Viennese Christmas by Candlelight
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Strauss II, Die Fledermaus, Op.56: overture
Tchaikovsky, The Nutcracker Suite, Op.71a
Strauss II, Tritsch Tratsch Polka, Op.214
Tchaikovsky, Sleeping Beauty: waltz
Brahms, Hungarian Dance no. 5 in F sharp minor
Schubert, Rondo for violin and string orchestra in A major, D.438
Strauss II, An der schönen blauen Donau (The Blue Danube), Op.314
London Concertante
Thu 13 Dec at 19:30
Programme to include:
Works by Ravel
Works by Mahler
Works by Falla
Works by Rorem
Works by Danielpour
J'Nai Bridges, Mezzo-soprano
Mark Markham, Piano
Thu 13 Dec at 19:30

Kursaal Bern, Bern

Galakonzert |
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Programme to be announced
Dmitrij Kitajenko, Conductor
Rudolf Buchbinder, Piano
Bern Symphony Orchestra
Thu 13 Dec at 19:30

Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford

Messiah
Handel, Messiah
Mhairi Lawson, Soprano
Catherine Wyn-Rogers, Mezzo-soprano
Daniel Norman, Tenor
Matthew Brook, Bass-baritone
Schola Cantorum of Oxford
Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra
Marios Papadopoulos, Conductor
Thu 13 Dec at 19:30
Christmas Music by Candlelight
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Ex Cathedra
Alexander Mason, Organ
Jeffrey Skidmore, Conductor
Thu 13 Dec at 19:30

Barbican Hall, London

Folk Roots, Urban Roots
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Bartók, Hungarian Peasant Songs, Sz 100, BB 107
Szymanowski, Harnasie, Op.55
Stravinsky, Ebony Concerto
Golijov, Nazareno, for 2 pianos and orchestra (Arr Gonzalo Grau)
Bernstein, Prelude, Fugue and Riffs
Katia Labèque, Piano
Marielle Labèque, Piano
Sir Simon Rattle, Conductor
London Symphony Chorus
Simon Halsey, Choirmaster / chorus director
Thu 13 Dec at 19:30

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

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The Hallé - Finlandia
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Sibelius, The Swan of Tuonela, Op.22 no.2
Grieg, Piano Concerto in A minor, Op.16
Sibelius, Karelia Suite for orchestra, Op.11
Grieg, Peer Gynt Suite no. 1, Op.46
Sibelius, Finlandia, symphonic poem for orchestra, Op.26
Stephen Bell, Conductor
Tom Poster, Piano
Thu 13 Dec at 19:30

Birmingham Symphony Hall, Birmingham

John Rutter's Christmas Celebration
John Rutter's Christmas Celebration
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John Rutter, Conductor
The Purcell Singers
Temple Church Choir
Thu 13 Dec at 19:30

Stiftung Mozarteum Salzburg: Großer Saal, Salzburg

Debussy, 3 Chansons de Charles d'Orleans
Kuula, Auringon Noustessa, Op.11 no.3
Debussy, Printemps
Boulanger, Hymne au Soleil
Parry, Lord, let me know mine end
Boulanger, Pour les funérailles d'un soldat
Bernstein, Chichester Psalms
Bachchor Salzburg
Wolfgang Kogert, Organ
Teufel-Lieli, Katharina, Harp
Alois Glaßner, Conductor
Thu 13 Dec at 19:30

Cadogan Hall, London

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London Concert Choir - Vivaldi & Bach
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Vivaldi, Gloria in D major, RV 589
Bach, Orchestral Suite no. 3 in D major, BWV1068
Bach, Magnificat in D major, BWV243
London Concert Choir
Counterpoint
Mark Forkgen, Conductor
Rachel Elliott, Soprano
Raphaela Papadakis, Soprano
Mark Chambers, Countertenor
Nathan Vale, Tenor
Laurence Williams, Bass
Thu 13 Dec at 19:30
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Philharmonia Orchestra - King'S College Choir
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Traditional, Christmas carols
Stephen Cleobury, Conductor
Choir of King's College Cambridge
Thu 13 Dec at 20:00

Victoria Hall, Geneva

Migros-Kulturprozent-Classics
Migros-Kulturprozent-Classics
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Mozart, Arrangement of Handel's Ode to Saint Cæcelia, K592
Mozart, Mass no.18 in C minor "Great", K427 (K417a)
Les Musiciens du Louvre Grenoble
Marc Minkowski, Conductor
Ana Maria Labin, Soprano
Ambroisine Bré, Mezzo-soprano
Stanislas de Barbeyrac, Tenor
James Platt, Bass
Thu 13 Dec at 20:00

Salle Érasme, Strasbourg

Shostakovich, Festive Overture in A major for orchestra, Op.96
Korngold, Violin Concerto in D major, Op.35
Revueltas, La noche de los mayas
Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Conductor
Renaud Capuçon, Violin
Orchestre philharmonique de Strasbourg
Thu 13 Dec at 20:00

Tonhalle: Großer Saal, Düsseldorf

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Denis Matsuev Piano Recital
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Beethoven, Piano Sonata no. 17 in D minor "Tempest", Op.31 no.2
Beethoven, Piano Sonata no. 31 in A flat major, Op.110
Rachmaninov, Prelude in G sharp minor, Op.32 no.12
Rachmaninov, Étude-Tableau in A minor, Op.39 no.2
Tchaikovsky, Piano sonata no. 1 "Grand Sonate" in G major, Op.37
Denis Matsuev, Piano
Thu 13 Dec at 20:00
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A Very English Christmas with Tenebrae
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Howells, A Spotless Rose
Works by Lane, Jonathan
Tavener, The Lamb
Holst, In the Bleak Midwinter
Warlock, Benedicamus Domino
Bennett, Five Carols
Tenebrae
Nigel Short, Conductor
Thu 13 Dec at 20:00
Zurich Chamber Orchestra & Daniel Hope: Messiah
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Handel, Messiah
Martina Janková, Soprano
Tim Mead, Countertenor
Mauro Peter, Tenor
Konstantin Wolff, Bass
Zurich Chamber Orchestra
Daniel Hope, Conductor
Thu 13 Dec at 20:00

Auditorio Príncipe Felipe, Oviedo

Isabel Villanueva interpreta Walton
Isabel Villanueva interpreta Walton
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López Estelche, Obra por determinar (Obra de estreno)
Walton, Viola Concerto
Beethoven, Symphony no. 7 in A major, Op.92
Isabel Villanueva, Viola
Yaron Traub, Conductor
Oviedo Filarmonía
Thu 13 Dec at 20:00

Alexander Hall: Richardson Auditorium, Princeton

Martin Fröst in recital
Martin Fröst in recital
Brahms, Clarinet sonata no.2 in E flat major, Op.120 no.2
Vivaldi, “Delle Passioni” Concerto
Works by Poulenc
Martin Fröst, Clarinet
Henrik Måwe, Piano
Thu 13 Dec at 20:30

Auditorio de Galicia, Santiago de Compostela

Archipiélago Sonoro
Archipiélago Sonoro
Arnold, English Dances, Set 1, Op.27 (excerpts)
Lindberg, Clarinet Concerto
Vaughan Williams, Symphony no. 2 "A London Symphony"
Real Filharmonía de Galicia
Paul Daniel, Conductor
Kari Kriikku, Clarinet
Dec 13, 14, 15 mat, eve, 16 mat, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22

Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Florence

West Side Story
Bernstein, West Side Story
Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Francesco Lanzillotta, Conductor
Federico Bellone, Director, Set Designer
Maria Chiara Donato, Costume Designer
Coro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Dec 13, 15 mat, eve, 20, 21, 22 mat, eve, 23 mat, eve, 26, 27 mat, 28 mat, 29 mat, eve, 30 mat

Place des Arts: Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier, Montreal

The Nutcracker
The Nutcracker (Marius Petipa, Lev Ivanov, Fernand Nault)
Les Grands Ballets
Les Grands Ballets Orchestra
Dec 13, 14, 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23

Teatro Massimo, Palermo

La bohème
Puccini, La bohème
Teatro Massimo
Daniel Oren, Conductor
Mario Pontiggia, Director
Francesco Zito, Set Designer, Costume Designer
Matthew Polenzani, Rodolfo
Stefan Pop, Rodolfo
Vincenzo Costanzo, Rodolfo
Marina Rebeka, Mimì
Valeria Sepe, Mimì
Roberta Mantegna, Mimì
Jessica Nuccio, Musetta
Hasmik Torosyan, Musetta
Vincenzo Taormina, Marcello
Vittorio Prato, Marcello
Pietro Luppina, Parpignol
Domenico Ghegghi, Parpignol
Christian Senn, Schaunard
Italo Proferisce, Schaunard
Angelo Nardinocchi, Alcindoro, Benoît
Bruno Ciulli, Lighting Designer
Coro del Teatro Massimo
Orchestra del Teatro Massimo
Dec 13, 16 mat, 21, 31, 2019 Jan 13 mat, 16, 18, Feb 10 mat, 13, Mar 02, 24 mat

Oper Graz, Graz

Polnische Hochzeit (Polish Wedding)
New production
Beer, Polnische Hochzeit (Polish Wedding)
Oper Graz
Marcus Merkel, Conductor
Marius Burkert, Conductor
Sebastian Ritschel, Director
Martin Miotk, Set Designer
Andy Besuch, Costume Designer
Sieglinde Feldhofer, Jadja
Andrea Purtić, Suza
Mareike Jankowski, Suza
Dirk Lohr, Baron Mietek Oginsky
Szabolcs Brickner, Graf Boleslav Zagorksy
Ivan Oreščanin, Casimir von Kawietzky
Markus Butter, Graf Staschek Zagorsky
Mathias Hausmann, Graf Staschek Zagorsky
David McShane, Mazurkiewitsch
Simon Eichenberger, Choreography
Chor der Oper Graz
Grazer Philharmoniker
Dec 13, 18, 2019 Jan 07, 12, 13, Feb, 21, 26, Mar 01, 03, 07, 11

Volksoper Vienna, Vienna

Wonderful Town
New production
Bernstein, Wonderful Town
Volksoper Wien
James Holmes, Conductor
Matthias Davids, Director
Mathias Fischer-Dieskau, Set Designer
Judith Peter, Costume Designer
Olivia Delauré, Eileen Sherwood
Sarah Schütz, Ruth Sherwood
Drew Sarich, Robert Baker
Peter Lesiak, Wreck
Oliver Liebl, Frank Lippincott, Tour Guide, First Editor
Christian Graf, Chick Clark
Alexander Pinderak, Officer Lonigan
Jakob Semotan, Second Editor
Melissa King, Choreography
Holger Kristen, Choirmaster / chorus director
Chorus of the Vienna Volksoper
Orchestra of the Vienna Volksoper
Dec 13, 2019 Feb 18, Mar, 24, May 30

National Theatre (Národní divadlo), Prague

Carmen
Bizet, Carmen
Prague National Theatre Opera
Robert Jindra, Conductor
Jozef Bednárik, Director
Vladimír Čáp, Set Designer
Ľudmila Várossová, Costume Designer
Katerina Hebelkova, Carmen
Jana Kurucová, Carmen
Jana Sýkorová, Carmen
Pavel Černoch, Don José
Michal Lehotský, Don José
Peter Berger, Don José
Martin Bárta, Escamillo
Roman Janál, Escamillo
Svatopluk Sem, Escamillo
Dana Burešová, Micaëla
Maria Kobielska, Micaëla
Alžběta Poláčková, Micaëla
Jakub Klecker, Conductor
Zbyněk Müller, Conductor
Prague National Theatre Chorus
Prague National Theatre Orchestra
Dec 13, 14

Auditorium Saint-Pierre des Cuisines, Toulouse

Mozart & Haydn
Mozart, Sinfonia Concertante for violin, viola, cello and orchestra in A major (completed by Eduard Melkus)
Haydn, Symphony no. 4 in D major
Stamitz, Sinfonia concertante for string quartet and orchestra in E flat major
Lea Hennino, Viola
L'Orchestre de Chambre I Musici de Montréal
Dec 13, 14, 15

Philharmonie: Großer Saal, Berlin

Mahler 2
Mahler, Symphony no. 2 in C minor 'Resurrection'
Lucy Crowe, Soprano
Gerhild Romberger, Alto
MDR Radio Choir Leipzig
Berliner Philharmoniker
Andris Nelsons, Conductor
Dec 13, 15, 16, 19, 22, 25, 27, 29, 31, 2019 Jan 05, 10, 13, 18, 20, 27

Oper Köln: Staatenhaus Saal 2, Cologne

Im weißen Rössl
New production
Benatzky, Im weißen Rössl (The White Horse Inn)
Oper Köln
Uwe Theimer, Conductor
Eike Ecker, Director
Darko Petrovic, Set Designer
Ulrich Schulz, Costume Designer
Claudia Rohrbach, Josepha Vogelhuber
Netta Or, Josepha Vogelhuber
Martin Koch, Leopold Brandmeyer
Alexander Kaimbacher, Leopold Brandmeyer
Wolf Matthias Friedrich, Wilhelm Giesecke
Alexander Franzen, Wilhelm Giesecke
Jutta Böhnert, Ottilie
Emily Hindrichs, Ottilie
Michael Siemon, Dr. Otto Siedler
Paul Schweinester, Dr. Otto Siedler
Miljenko Turk, Sigismund Sülzheimer
Till von Orlowsky, Sigismund Sülzheimer
Alexander Fedin, Prof. Dr. Hinzelmann
Maike Raschke, Klärchen
Katerina von Bennigsen, Klärchen
Bert Oberdorfer, Kaiser Franz Joseph I.
Christian Futterknecht, Kaiser Franz Joseph I.
Nicol Hungsberg, Lighting Designer
Giorgio Madia, Director
Tanja Fasching, Dramaturgy
Chor der Oper Köln
Dec 13, 14 mat, eve, 15 mat, eve, 16 mat, 18 mat, eve, 19 mat, eve, 20 mat, 21 mat, eve, 23 mat, 26, 27, 29 mat, eve, 30 mat

The London Coliseum, London

The Nutcracker
The Nutcracker (Marius Petipa, Lev Ivanov, Wayne Eagling)
Dec 13, 14, 15

Palais Beaumont, Pau

Raphaëlle & Edgar Moreau
Debussy, Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune
Hersant, Sous la pluie de feu, double concerto pour violon, violoncelle et orchestre
Beethoven, Symphony no. 3 in E flat major "Eroica", Op.55
Raphaëlle Moreau, Violin
Edgar Moreau, Cello
Orchestre de Pau Pays de Béarn
Fayçal Karoui, Conductor
Dec 13, 14

Oslo Concert Hall (Konserthus), Oslo

Tchaikovsky, Nelson and Mussorgsky
Tchaikovsky, Violin Concerto in D major, Op.35
Nelson, Steampunk Blizzard
Mussorgsky, Pictures at an Exhibition
Valeriy Sokolov, Violin
Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
Santtu-Matias Rouvali, Conductor
Dec 13, 15

Kimmel Center: Verizon Hall, Philadelphia

Bramwell Tovey returns
Walton, Crown Imperial
Britten, The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, Op.34
Menotti, Amahl and the Night Visitors
Philadelphia Orchestra
Bramwell Tovey, Conductor, Narrator
Philadelphia Symphonic Choir
Joe Miller, Director
Dec 13, 14, 16 mat, 17

Trinity Church, Wall Street: Saint Paul's Chapel, New York City

Choir of Trinity Wall Street & Trinity Baroque Choir Present Handel's Messiah at St. Paul's Chapel
Handel, Messiah
Choir of Trinity Church Wall Street
Trinity Baroque Orchestra
Dec 13, 21

Staatstheater Nürnberg, Nuremberg

Il barbiere di Siviglia
Rossini, Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville)
Staatstheater Nürnberg
Guido Johannes Rumstadt, Conductor
Josef Ernst Köpplinger, Director
Harald Thor, Set Designer
Gabriele Heimann, Costume Designer
Anna Werle, Rosina
Martin Platz, Count Almaviva
Denis Milo, Figaro
Eugenio Leggiadri-Gallani, Dr. Bartolo
Eun-Joo Ham, Berta
Benjamin Weaver, Officer
Nicolai Karnolsky, Don Basilio
Tarmo Vaask, Choirmaster / chorus director
Chor des Staatstheater Nürnberg
Staatsphilharmonie Nürnberg
Dec 13, 22, 30 mat, eve

Oper Frankfurt, Frankfurt am Main

Hänsel und Gretel
Humperdinck, Hänsel und Gretel
Oper Frankfurt
David Afkham, Conductor
Keith Warner, Director
Jason Southgate, Set Designer
Julia Müer, Costume Designer
Alejandro Marco-Buhrmester, Peter / Father
Simon Bailey, Peter / Father
Claudia Mahnke, Gertrude / Mother
Cecelia Hall, Hänsel
Katharina Magiera, Hänsel
Kateryna Kasper, Gretel
Elizabeth Reiter, Gretel
Peter Marsh, Witch
Michael McCown, Witch
Florina Ilie, Dew Fairy
Angela Vallone, Sandman
Frankfurt Opera Children's Choir
Opera Frankfurt Orchestra
Dec 13, 14, 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 13, 14

Liederhalle: Beethoven-Saal, Stuttgart

Currentzis Tschaikowsky 5
Schnittke, Concerto for viola and orchestra
Tchaikovsky, Symphony no. 5 in E minor, Op.64
Antoine Tamestit, Viola
SWR Symphony Orchestra
Teodor Currentzis, Conductor
Dec 13, 14, 15

Auditorium Parco della Musica di Roma: Sala Santa Cecilia, Rome

Haydn, Messa "In tempore belli"
Mozart, Exsultate, Jubilate, Motet pour Soprano et Orgue, K. 165/158a
Beethoven, Piano Concerto no. 3 in C minor, Op.37
Haydn, Mass no. 10 in C major, "Paukenmesse” (In Time of War), Hob XXII:9
Paul Lewis, Piano
Regula Mühlemann, Soprano
Marianna Pizzolato, Contralto
Kenneth Tarver, Tenor
Tareq Nazmi, Bass
Coro dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
Manfred Honeck, Conductor
Dec 13, 14 mat, 15

Chicago Symphony Center, Chicago

Tilson Thomas conducts Tchaikovsky 6
Stravinsky, Concerto in D for Strings
Prokofiev, Violin Concerto no. 2 in G minor, Op.63
Tchaikovsky, Symphony no. 6 in B minor, "Pathétique", Op.74
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Michael Tilson Thomas, Conductor
Nicola Benedetti, Violin
Dec 13, 14

Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles

Mehta’s Brahms: Symphony No. 1
Brahms, Piano Concerto no. 1 in D minor, Op.15
Brahms, Symphony no. 1 in C minor, Op.68
Zubin Mehta, Conductor
Yefim Bronfman, Piano
Dec 13, 16, 18

Le Nouveau Siècle, Lille

Bal de l'empereur
Works by Strauss I
Works by Strauss II
Works by Strauss
Works by Strauss
Works by Hellmesberger
Works by Lanner
Works by Suppe
Works by Waldteufel
Diego Matheuz, Conductor
Orchestre National de Lille
Dec 13
Verdi, Aida
Royal Swedish Opera
Julia Jones, Conductor
Domingo Hindoyan, Conductor
Michael Cavanagh, Director
Magdalena Åberg, Set Designer, Costume Designer
Miriam Treichl, Amneris
Katarina Dalayman, Amneris
Andrea Carè, Radamès
Johan Edholm, Amonasro
Maria Katzarava, Aida
Lennart Forsén, King of Egypt
Alessio Cacciamani, Ramfis
Royal Swedish Choir
Royal Swedish Orchestra
Dec 13, 14, 15 mat, eve, 16 mat, 18, 19, 27

Joyce Theater, New York City

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo (B)
Stars and Stripes Forever (Robert LaFosse)
Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo
Dec 13, 15, 20, 23 mat, 25, 29, 31

Theater Duisburg, Duisburg

Die Fledermaus
New production
Strauss II, Die Fledermaus
Deutsche Oper am Rhein
Benjamin Reiners, Conductor
Axel Köhler, Director
Frank Philipp Schlößmann, Set Designer, Costume Designer
Norbert Ernst, Gabriel von Eisenstein
Anke Krabbe, Rosalinde
Thorsten Grümbel, Frank
Kimberley Boettger-Soller, Prince Orlofsky
Ovidiu Purcel, Alfred
Kay Stiefermann, Dr Falke
Florian Simson, Dr Blind
Heidi Elisabeth Meier, Adele
Wolfgang Reinbacher, Frosch
Chor der Deutschen Oper am Rhein
Duisburger Philharmoniker
Thu 13 Dec at 13:00

St George the Martyr, Borough, London

Free lunchtime concert: Christmas special
Bach, Viola da gamba sonata no. 1 in G major, BWV1027
Bach, Sonata for violin and keyboard no. 5 in F minor, BWV1018
Katharina von Colson, Viola
Thu 13 Dec at 17:30

Saint Thomas Church, New York City

Concerts at Saint Thomas Presents Benjamin Britten’s A Ceremony of Carols
Britten, A Ceremony of Carols, Op.28
Sara Cutler, Harp
Daniel Hyde, Conductor
The Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys
Thu 13 Dec at 18:45

Aichi Arts Center: Concert Hall, Nagoya

Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Japan Tour
Mozart, Don Giovanni, K527: overture
Mozart, Violin Concerto no. 5 in A major "Turkish", K219
Schubert, Symphony no. 9 in C major, "The Great", D.944
Hilary Hahn, Violin
Paavo Järvi, Conductor
Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen
Thu 13 Dec at 19:00

Bulgaria Hall, Sofia

100 Years Leonard Bernstein
Tanev, Piano Concerto no. 2
Bernstein, Symphony no. 3 "Kaddish"
Borislava Taneva, Piano
Nayden Todorov, Conductor
Sofia Philharmonic