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Sat 23 Feb at 19:30
Beethoven, Piano Concerto no. 1 in C major, Op.15
Beethoven, Piano Concerto no. 5 in E flat major "Emperor", Op.73
Juanjo Mena, Conductor
Javier Perianes, Piano
Sun 24 Feb at 19:30
© Benjamin Suomela
Salonen and Bartók Concertos
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Sibelius, The Oceanides symphonic poem for orchestra, (Aallottaret) Op.73
Salonen, Cello Concerto
Bartók, Concerto for Orchestra, Sz 116
Esa-Pekka Salonen, Conductor
Truls Mørk, Cello
Mon 25 Feb at 19:30
© Tim Cochrane
Catherine Ennis plays Vierne’s Symphonie No.1
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Mendelssohn, Organ sonata no.6 in D minor, Op.65
Saint-Saëns, Prelude and Fugue in B major, Op.99 no.2
Bach, Sei gegruesset, Jesu guetig - chorale prelude in G Minor, BWV768
Vierne, Organ Symphony no.1, Op.14
Catherine Ennis, Organ
Tue 26 Feb at 19:30
© Richard Termine
Angela Hewitt: Scarlatti, Ravel & Bach
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Scarlatti, Sonatas
Ravel, Le Tombeau de Couperin
Bach, Partita no. 4 in D major, BWV828
Beethoven, Piano Sonata no. 14 in C sharp minor "Moonlight", Op.27 no.2
Angela Hewitt, Piano
Wed 27 Feb at 19:30
Wagner, Tannhäuser: Overture
Weber, Clarinet concerto no. 1 in F minor, Op.73
Smith, Andante for clarinet and orchestra
Brahms, Symphony no. 2 in D major, Op.73
Vladimir Jurowski, Conductor
Andreas Ottensamer, Clarinet
Thu 28 Feb at 19:30
© Simon Fowler
Esa-Pekka Salonen: French and Italian Masterpieces
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Debussy, Images, for orchestra: Ibéria
Berio, Folk Songs
Donatoni, Esa
Ravel, Shéhérazade
Respighi, Pines of Rome (Pini di Roma)
Esa-Pekka Salonen, Conductor
Marianne Crebassa, Mezzo-soprano
Sat 2 Mar at 19:30
Haydn, The Seasons (Die Jahreszeiten) Hob XXI:3
Vladimir Jurowski, Conductor
Sophie Bevan, Soprano
Mark Padmore, Tenor
London Philharmonic Choir
Tue 5 Mar at 19:30
A Tale of Darkness to Light
A Tale of Darkness to Light
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Mozart, Don Giovanni, K527: overture
Mozart, Piano Concerto no. 9 in E flat major, "Jeunehomme", K271
Mahler, Symphony no. 5 in C sharp minor
Rafael Payare, Conductor
Lise de la Salle, Piano
Mon 11 Mar at 19:30
Berlioz, Béatrice et Bénédict: overture
Berlin, Annie Get Your Gun
Tchaikovsky, Romeo and Juliet, Fantasy Overture
Carpenter, Fred and Ginger
Williams, Film music from Memoirs of a Geisha
Steiner, Film music from Casablanca
Gershwin, Shall We Dance?: They can't take that away from me
Gershwin, Shall we dance?: Let's call the whole thing off
Gershwin, The Man I Love
Adrian Der Gregorian, Voice
Maria Friedman, Voice
Keith Lockhart, Conductor
BBC Concert Orchestra
Tue 12 Mar at 19:30
© Mathias Bothor | DG
Maurizio Pollini in recital
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Chopin, Two Nocturnes, Op.62
Chopin, Polonaise no. 5 in F sharp minor, Op.44
Chopin, Berceuse in D flat major, Op.57
Chopin, Scherzo no. 3 in C sharp minor, Op.39
Debussy, Préludes: Book 1
Maurizio Pollini, Piano
Mon 18 Mar at 19:00
Brahms Piano Concertos 1,with Sir András Schiff
Brahms Piano Concertos 1,with Sir András Schiff
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Schumann, Konzertstück for four horns and orchestra, Op.86
Schumann, Symphony no. 4 in D minor, Op.120
Brahms, Piano Concerto no. 1 in D minor, Op.15
Sir András Schiff, Piano
Tue 19 Mar at 19:00
Brahms Piano Concertos 2, with with Sir András Schiff
Brahms Piano Concertos 2, with with Sir András Schiff
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Schumann, Symphony no. 3 in E flat major 'Rhenish', Op.97
Brahms, Piano Concerto no. 2 in B flat major, Op.83
Sir András Schiff, Piano
Fri 22 Mar at 19:30
Mozart C Minor Mass and Schumann Piano Concerto
Mozart, Mass no.18 in C minor "Great", K427 (K417a)
Schumann, Piano Concerto in A minor, Op.54
Brahms, Schicksalslied: Song of Destiny for Chorus and Orchestra, Op.54
Lewisham Choral Society
Hackney Singers
London Mozart Players
Elin Manahan Thomas, Soprano
Helen Meyerhoff, Soprano
Peter Davoren, Tenor
Philip Tebb, Bass
Nico de Villiers, Piano
Dan Ludford-Thomas, Conductor
Sat 23 Mar at 19:30
Beethoven, Egmont, Op.84: Overture
Elgar, Cello Concerto in E minor, Op.85
Mahler, Symphony no. 1 in D major "Titan"
Edward Gardner, Conductor
Kian Soltani, Cello
Sun 24 Mar at 15:00
Mozart, Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), K492: overture
Mozart, Piano Concerto no. 17 in G major, K453
Schubert, Symphony no. 9 in C major, "The Great", D.944
Douglas Boyd, Conductor
Jonathan Biss, Piano
Wed 27 Mar at 19:30
Khachaturian, Spartacus: Adagio of Spartacus and Phrygia
Tchaikovsky, Piano Concerto no. 1 in B flat minor, Op.23
Walton, Symphony no. 1 in B flat minor
Vasily Petrenko, Conductor
George Li, Piano
Thu 28 Mar at 19:30
Vaughan Williams, Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
Mozart, Violin Concerto no. 5 in A major "Turkish", K219
Beethoven, Symphony no. 5 in C minor, Op.67
Pinchas Zukerman, Violin, Conductor
Fri 29 Mar at 19:30
Gala evening with Juan Diego Flórez
Gala evening with Juan Diego Flórez
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Sascha Goetzel, Conductor
Juan Diego Flórez, Tenor
Sun 31 Mar at 18:00
© Marina Vidor
Philharmonia Chamber Players: Chausson & Muhly
Muhly, Clear Music
Chausson, String Quartet in C minor, Op.35
Sun 31 Mar at 19:30
© Benjamin Ealovega
Shostakovich: Symphony no. 5
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Brahms, Violin Concerto in D major, Op.77
Shostakovich, Symphony no. 5 in D minor, Op.47
Xian Zhang, Conductor
Alina Pogostkina, Violin
Tue 2 Apr at 19:00
Bach, St John Passion, BWV245
Sir Simon Rattle, Conductor
Peter Sellars, Director
Camilla Tilling, Soprano
Magdalena Kožená, Mezzo-soprano
Mark Padmore, Tenor
Andrew Staples, Tenor
Roderick Williams, Baritone
Christian Gerhaher, Baritone
Choir of the Age of Enlightenment
Wed 3 Apr at 19:30
Parry, Judith (Revival)
Sarah Fox, Soprano
Kathryn Rudge, Conductor
Toby Spence, Soprano
Henry Waddington, Mezzo-soprano
William Vann, Tenor
London Mozart Players, Bass-baritone
Crouch End Festival Chorus
Thu 4 Apr at 19:30
Shostakovich: Leningrad Symphony
Shostakovich: Leningrad Symphony
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Prokofiev, Piano Concerto no. 2 in G minor, Op.16
Shostakovich, Symphony no. 7 in C major, "Leningrad" Op.60
Yuri Temirkanov, Conductor
Denis Matsuev, Piano
Fri 5 Apr at 19:30
Bax, Tintagel
Grieg, Piano Concerto in A minor, Op.16
Sibelius, Belsazars gästabud (Belshazzar's Feast), suite for orchestra, Op.51
Sibelius, Symphony no. 5 in E flat major, Op.82
Osmo Vänskä, Conductor
Jan Lisiecki, Piano
Sun 7 Apr at 11:00
JS Bach St Matthew Passion
Bach, St Matthew Passion, BWV244 (Sung complete, in English)
The Bach Choir
David Hill, Conductor
James Gilchrist, Tenor
Matthew Rose, Bass
Sophie Bevan, Soprano
Hilary Summers, Contralto
Ed Lyon, Tenor
Neal Davies, Bass
Wed 10 Apr at 19:30
Debussy, Images, for orchestra: Ibéria
Saint-Saëns, Piano concerto no. 5 in F major, "Egyptian," Op.103
Ravel, Ma Mère l'Oye: Suite
Debussy, La Mer
Edward Gardner, Conductor
Stephen Hough, Piano
Thu 11 Apr at 19:30
© Martin Lengemann
Herbert Blomstedt: Berlioz and Beethoven
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Beethoven, Symphony no. 6 in F major "Pastoral", Op.68
Berlioz, Symphonie fantastique, Op.14
Herbert Blomstedt, Conductor
Sun 14 Apr at 18:00
© Marina Vidor
Philharmonia Chamber Players: Bach, Debussy & Bartók
Bartók, Hungarian Folk Songs (arr. for wind ensemble)
Debussy, Préludes: Book 1 (arr. for wind ensemble)
Debussy, Préludes: Book 2 (arr. for wind ensemble)
O'Neil, Robin, Bach’s Fizz Overture
Sun 14 Apr at 19:30
© Martin Lengemann
Blomstedt: Beethoven and Mozart
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Mozart, Symphony no. 40 in G minor, K550
Beethoven, Symphony no. 3 in E flat major "Eroica", Op.55
Herbert Blomstedt, Conductor
Tue 16 Apr at 19:30
Derek Jacobi, Presenter
Samantha Bond, Presenter
Elin Manahan Thomas, Soprano
Morgan Pearse, Baritone
Cantus Ensemble
Nigel Hess, Conductor
Sat 27 Apr at 19:30
Brahms, Piano Concerto no. 2 in B flat major, Op.83
Elgar, Falstaff Symphonic Study for orchestra, Op.68
Strauss R., Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche (Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks), Op.28
Vladimir Jurowski, Conductor
Yefim Bronfman, Piano
Sun 28 Apr at 19:30
© Marco Borggreve
Ashkenazy conducts Shostakovich 10
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Glinka, Ruslan and Lyudmila: overture
Glazunov, Violin Concerto in A minor, Op.82
Shostakovich, Symphony no. 10 in E minor, Op.93
Vladimir Ashkenazy, Conductor
Esther Yoo, Violin
Mon 29 Apr at 19:30
© Tim Cochrane
Wayne Marshall plays Widor and Dupré
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Widor, Organ Symphony no. 6 in G minor, Op.42 No.2
Dupré, Symphony for Organ no. 2 in C sharp minor, Op.26
Marshall, Improvisation
Wayne Marshall, Piano
Fri 3 May at 19:30
Brahms, Violin Concerto in D major, Op.77
Bruckner, Symphony no. 3 in D minor "Wagner Symphony", WAB 103
Vladimir Jurowski, Conductor
Janine Jansen, Violin
Thu 9 May at 19:30
© Johansen Krause
Philip Glass - the Bowie symphonies
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Glass, Symphony No. 1, "Low"
Glass, Symphony No. 4 "Heroes"
Glass, Symphony No. 12, "Lodger"
London Contemporary Orchestra
Robert Ames, Conductor
Hugh Brunt, Conductor
James McVinnie, Organ
Fri 10 May at 19:30
Glinka, Ruslan and Lyudmila: overture
Rachmaninov, Piano Concerto no. 2 in C minor, Op.18
Orff, Carmina Burana
Federico Colli, Piano
Louise Alder, Soprano
Anthony Gregory, Tenor
Nicholas Lester, Baritone
London Philharmonic Choir
City of Birmingham Choir
Trinity Boys Choir
Andrew Nethsingha, Conductor
Sat 11 May at 19:30
© Henry Fair
Paavo Järvi and Viktoria Mullova
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Beethoven, Egmont, Op.84: Overture
Sibelius, Violin Concerto in D minor, Op.47
Tchaikovsky, Symphony no. 6 in B minor, "Pathétique", Op.74
Paavo Järvi, Conductor
Viktoria Mullova, Violin
Wed 15 May at 19:30
The Music of Eric Whitacre
The Music of Eric Whitacre
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Adams, Short Ride in a Fast Machine
Copland, Quiet City for cor anglais, trumpet and strings
Bernstein, Candide: overture
Whitacre, October
Whitacre, Songs of Immortality for chorus and orchestra
Whitacre, Equus
Whitacre, Lux Aurumque
Whitacre, Godzilla eats Vegas
Whitacre, Sleep
Eric Whitacre, Conductor
City of London Choir
Thu 16 May at 18:00
© Marina Vidor
Philharmonia Chamber Players: Schubert & Mendelssohn
Schubert, String Quartet in C minor "Quartettsatz" D.703
Mendelssohn, String Quartet no. 6 in F minor, Op.80
Thu 16 May at 19:30
© Petra Klackova
Hrůša conducts Schubert and Brahms
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Schubert, Symphony no. 8 in B minor "Unfinished", D.759
Mendelssohn, Violin Concerto in E minor, Op.64
Brahms, Symphony no. 3 in F major, Op.90
Jakub Hrůša, Conductor
Karen Gomyo, Violin
May 21, 22
© Le Balcon
Stockhausen’s Donnerstag aus Licht
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Stockhausen, Donnerstag aus Licht
Maxime Pascal, Conductor
Damien Bigourdan, Michael
Lea Trommenschlager, Eva
Damien Pass, Luzifer
Le Balcon
London Sinfonietta
Royal Academy of Music students
Royal Academy of Music Manson Ensemble
Henri Deléger, Trumpet
Emmanuelle Grach, Dancer
Iris Zerdoud, Basset Horn
Elise Chauvin, Soprano
TBC, Dancer
Mathieu Adam, Trombone
Victor Virnot, Dancer
Alphonse Cemin, Piano
Alice Caubit, Clarinet
Ghislain Roffat, Basset Horn, Clarinet
Simon Guidicelli, Double Bass
New London Chamber Choir
Florent Derex, Director
Thu 30 May at 19:30
© Camilla Greenwell
Rouvali conducts Stravinsky
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Adams, The Chairman Dances
Stravinsky, Violin Concerto in D major
Stravinsky, Petrushka Suite (1947 version)
Santtu-Matias Rouvali, Conductor
Pekka Kuusisto, Violin
Fri 31 May at 19:00
Elgar, Serenade in E minor for string orchestra, Op.20
Strauss R., Violin Concerto in D minor, Op.8
Sibelius, Symphony no. 2 in D major, Op.43
Vladimir Jurowski, Conductor
Alina Ibragimova, Violin
Sun 2 Jun at 18:00
© Camilla Greenwell
Music of Today: Composers' Academy
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Lin, New work (World première)
Woolf, New work (World première)
Ashby, New work (World première)
Geoffrey Paterson, Conductor
Sun 2 Jun at 19:30
Mendelssohn, Hebrides Overture "Fingal's Cave", Op.26
Bruch, Violin Concerto no. 1 in G minor, Op.26
Tchaikovsky, Symphony no. 4 in F minor, Op.36
Pablo Heras-Casado, Conductor
Nicola Benedetti, Violin
Sun 9 Jun at 19:30
Programme to include:
Works by Weill
Works by Eisler
Works by Krenek
Hindemith, Hin und zurück (There and Back)
Esa-Pekka Salonen, Conductor
Audra McDonald, Soprano
Tue 11 Jun at 19:30
Brahms, Piano Concerto no. 1 in D minor, Op.15
Strauss R., Ein Heldenleben (A Hero's Life), Op.40
Vasily Petrenko, Conductor
Denis Kozhukhin, Piano
Thu 13 Jun at 18:00
© Kaupo Kikkas
Music of Today: New Music for old Movies
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Smolka, Hats in the Sky
Smolka, En tractant
Titus Engel, Conductor
Thu 13 Jun at 19:30
Weimar Berlin: Metropolis Live Screening
Weimar Berlin: Metropolis Live Screening
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Huppertz, Metropolis (arr. Strobel)
Esa-Pekka Salonen, Conductor
Jun 14, 15 mat, eve, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22 mat, eve, 24, 25, 26, 29 mat, eve, 30, Jul 01, 03, 04, 05
Guettel, The Light in the Piazza
Kimberly Grigsby, Conductor
Daniel Evans, Director
Renée Fleming, Margaret Johnson
Dove Cameron, Clara Johnson
Orchestra of Opera North