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Sun 22 Apr at 10:00

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Discovery Day: Tippett
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Sir Simon Rattle, Conductor
Sun 22 Apr at 19:00

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Tippett's The Rose Lake
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Tippett, The Rose Lake
Mahler, Symphony no. 10 in F sharp major (completed Cooke)
Sir Simon Rattle, Conductor
Sat 28 Apr at 19:30

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© Felipe Pagani
Adams' The Wound-Dresser & the UK premiere of Harris's Face
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Ravel, Le Tombeau de Couperin
Adams, The Wound-Dresser
Vaughan Williams, Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
Allison Bell, Soprano
Anthony Gregory, Tenor
Marcus Farnsworth, Baritone
BBC Singers
Wed 2 May at 19:30

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Los Angeles Philharmonic/Dudamel
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Salonen, New Work (European premiere)
Varèse, Amériques
Shostakovich, Symphony no. 5 in D minor, Op.47
Gustavo Dudamel, Conductor
Thu 3 May at 19:30

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Rzewski, Eastman & Hearne
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Rzewski, Attica
Eastman, Evil Nigger
Hearne, Law of Mosaics
LA Phil New Music Group
Gustavo Dudamel, Conductor
Fri 4 May at 19:30

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Los Angeles Philharmonic/Dudamel
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Bernstein, Chichester Psalms
Beethoven, Symphony no. 9 in D minor "Choral", Op.125
Gustavo Dudamel, Conductor
Julianna Di Giacomo, Soprano
Jennifer Johnson Cano, Mezzo-soprano
John Holiday, Countertenor
Michael König, Tenor
Davóne Tines, Bass-baritone
London Symphony Chorus
Simon Halsey, Choirmaster / chorus director
Wed 9 May at 19:30

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© Harald Hoffmann
Rustioni conducts Dorman's Mandolin Concerto
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Ravel, Overture de féerie: Shéhérazade
Dorman, Mandolin Concerto (UK première)
Ghedini, Musica notturna (UK première)
Respighi, Pines of Rome (Pini di Roma)
Avi Avital, Mandolin
Daniele Rustioni, Conductor
Thu 10 May at 19:00

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The Gold Medal
Prokofiev, Piano Concerto no. 3 in C major, Op.26
Sibelius, Violin Concerto in D minor, Op.47
Brahms, Piano Concerto no. 1 in D minor, Op.15
Ljubica Stojanovic, Piano
Dan-Iulian Drutac, Violin
Wed 16 May at 19:30

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Elgar's The Dream of Gerontius
Elgar's The Dream of Gerontius
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Elgar, The Dream of Gerontius, Oratorio for soloists chorus and orchestra, Op.38
Alice Coote, Mezzo-soprano
Alan Ewing, Bass
Sakari Oramo, Conductor
BBC Symphony Chorus
Thu 17 May at 19:00

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Sibelius, Violin Concerto in D minor, Op.47
Sibelius, Symphony no. 6 in D minor, Op.104
Sibelius, Symphony no. 7 in C major, Op.105
Michael Tilson Thomas, Conductor
Janine Jansen, Violin
Sat 19 May at 19:30

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Kaufmann sings the Four Last Songs
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Strauss R., Orchestral Songs
Elgar, In the South (Alassio) - Concert Overture for orchestra, Op.50
Strauss R., Vier letzte Lieder (Four Last Songs)
Jonas Kaufmann, Tenor
Jochen Rieder, Conductor
Sun 20 May at 19:00

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Missa Solemnis
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Beethoven, Mass in D Major "Missa solemnis”, Op.123
Michael Tilson Thomas, Conductor
Joélle Harvey, Soprano
Sasha Cooke, Mezzo-soprano
Toby Spence, Tenor
Luca Pisaroni, Baritone
London Symphony Chorus
Simon Halsey, Choirmaster / chorus director
Tue 22 May at 19:30

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Britten Sinfonia: Beethoven Symphony Cycle (Nos 4 & 5)
Britten Sinfonia: Beethoven Symphony Cycle (Nos 4 & 5)
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Barry, Piano Concerto
Beethoven, Symphony no. 4 in B flat major, Op.60
Beethoven, Symphony no. 5 in C minor, Op.67
Britten Sinfonia
Thomas Adès, Conductor
Nicolas Hodges, Piano
Thu 24 May at 19:30

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Britten Sinfonia: Beethoven Symphony Cycle (No 6)
Britten Sinfonia: Beethoven Symphony Cycle (No 6)
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Barry, The Conquest of Ireland
Beethoven, Symphony no. 6 in F major "Pastoral", Op.68
Thomas Adès, Conductor
Joshua Bloom, Bass
Thu 31 May at 19:30

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Nicola Benedetti - music by Vivaldi and Telemann
Telemann, Concerto in C major for four solo violins, TWV 40:203
Telemann, Ouvertüre F-Dur TWV 55:F11 „Alster-Ouvertüre"
Vivaldi, Violin Concerto in D major, RV 208 "Il Grosso Mogul"
Vivaldi, Violin Concerto in F major, RV 285
Telemann, Violin Concerto in A major "The Frogs"TWV 51:A4
Nicola Benedetti, Violin
Academy of Ancient Music
Richard Egarr, Director
Fri 1 Jun at 19:30

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Mahler 7/Kirill Petrenko/Bayerisches Staatsorchester
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Mahler, Symphony no. 7
Bayerisches Staatsorchester
Kirill Petrenko, Conductor
Sun 3 Jun at 19:00

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Pictures at an Exhibition
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Ravel, Rapsodie espagnole
Beethoven, Piano Concerto no. 3 in C minor, Op.37
Mussorgsky, Pictures at an Exhibition (arr. Ravel)
Gianandrea Noseda, Conductor
Yefim Bronfman, Piano
Mon 4 Jun at 19:30

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Franco Fagioli sings Vivaldi & Handel
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Vivaldi, La Senna festeggiante in C major, RV693: Sinfonia
Veracini, Overture no.6 in B flat major
Vivaldi, L'Olimpiade, RV 725: Mentre dormi amor
Vivaldi, Orlando furioso, RV 728: Nel profondo
Handel, Concerto Grosso in B flat major, Op.3 No.2, HWV 313
Vivaldi, L'estro armonico: Concerto for 2 violins, cello and strings in A minor, Op.3 no. 8, RV 522
Handel, Ariodante, HWV33: Dopo notte
Franco Fagioli, Countertenor
Venice Baroque Orchestra
Gianpiero Zanocco, Director
Tue 5 Jun at 19:30

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Yuja Wang in Recital
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Chopin, Andante spianato et Grande Polonaise brillante, Op.22
Scriabin, Piano Sonata no. 10, Op.70
Ligeti, Étude no. 3 "Touches bloquées"
Ligeti, Étude no. 9 "Vertige" (Vertigo)
Ligeti, Étude no. 1 "Désordre"
Prokofiev, Piano Sonata no. 8 in B flat major, Op.84
Yuja Wang, Piano
Fri 8 Jun at 19:30

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Les Arts Florissants: Jardin des Voix
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Works by Gibbons
Works by Dowland
Works by Purcell
Works by Handel
Works by Boyce
Works by Arne
Les Arts Florissants
Paul Agnew, Director
Sophie Daneman, Soprano
Mon 11 Jun at 19:30

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© Benjamin Ealovega
RAF Centenary Concert - 100 Years of British Music
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Williams, Per Ardua ad Astra - Through Adversity to the Stars (world premiere)
Parry, I was glad
Walton, Coronation Te Deum
Britten, Simple Symphony (for strings), Op.4
London Concert Choir
Canticum
Counterpoint Strings
Central Band of the Royal Air Force
Fri 15 Jun at 19:30

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Bach Weekend/Monteverdi Choir
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Bach, Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen - Cantata, BWV12
Bach, Ihr werdet weinen und heulen - Cantata, BWV103
Bach, O ewiges Feuer, O Ursprung der Liebe - Cantata, BWV34
Bach, O Ewigkeit, du Donnerwort - Cantata, BWV20
Monteverdi Choir
Monteverdi orchestra
Sat 16 Jun at 19:30

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Bach Weekend/Monteverdi Choir
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Bach, Es erhub sich ein Streit - Cantata, BWV19
Bach, Nimm von uns, Herr, du treuer Gott - Cantata, BWV101
Bach, Jesu, der du meine Seele - Cantata, BWV78
Bach, Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme - Cantata, BWV140
Monteverdi Choir
Monteverdi orchestra
Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Conductor
Sun 17 Jun at 19:30

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Bach Weekend/Monteverdi Choir
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Bach, Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland - Cantata, BWV61
Bach, Wachet! betet! betet! wachet! - Cantata, BWV70a
Bach, Unser Mund sei voll Lachens - Cantata, BWV110
Bach, Schwingt freudig euch empor - Cantata, BWV36
Monteverdi Choir
Monteverdi Continuo Ensemble
Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Conductor
Thu 21 Jun at 19:30

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Murray Perahia in Recital
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Works by Beethoven
Works by Brahms
Works by Chopin
Murray Perahia, Piano
Sun 24 Jun at 19:00

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Shostakovich, Violin Concerto no. 1 in A minor, Op.77 or Op.99
Shostakovich, Symphony no. 10 in E minor, Op.93
Gianandrea Noseda, Conductor
Nicola Benedetti, Violin
Thu 5 Jul at 19:30

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LSO on Track at 10
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Unknown, to be announced
Elim Chan, Conductor
Robert Moody, Conductor
LSO On Track Orchestra
Guildhall Young Musicians
Sun 8 Jul at 14:30

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Family Concert
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Sun 9 Sep at 15:00

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Kavakos/Ma/Ax Trio
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Brahms, Piano Trio no. 2 in C major, Op.87
Brahms, Piano Trio no. 3 in C minor, Op.101
Brahms, Piano Trio no. 1 in B major, Op.8
Leonidas Kavakos, Violin
Yo-Yo Ma, Cello
Emmanuel Despax, Piano
Sun 16 Sep at 19:00

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New Music Britain
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Birtwistle, Fanfare (*)
Holst, Egdon Heath, homage to Hardy, Op.47
Turnage, Dispelling the Fears, for two trumpets and orchestra
Britten, Spring Symphony for soloists, mixed choir, children's choir and orchestra, Op.44
Sir Simon Rattle, Conductor
Philip Cobb, Trumpet
Gábor Tarkövi, Trumpet
Elizabeth Watts, Soprano
Alice Coote, Mezzo-soprano
Allan Clayton, Tenor
London Symphony Chorus
Simon Halsey, Choirmaster / chorus director
Tiffin Choirs
Tue 18 Sep at 19:30

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Spring Symphony
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Dvořák, Slavonic Dances (selection)
Janáček, Sinfonietta, Op.60
Britten, Spring Symphony for soloists, mixed choir, children's choir and orchestra, Op.44
Sir Simon Rattle, Conductor
Elizabeth Watts, Soprano
Alice Coote, Mezzo-soprano
Allan Clayton, Tenor
London Symphony Chorus
Simon Halsey, Choirmaster / chorus director
Tiffin Choirs
Wed 19 Sep at 19:30

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Sibelius' Fifth
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Janáček, Sinfonietta, Op.60
Szymanowski, Violin Concerto no. 1, Op.35
Sibelius, Symphony no. 5 in E flat major, Op.82
Janine Jansen, Violin
Sir Simon Rattle, Conductor
Tue 2 Oct at 19:30

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Dido and Aeneas
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Purcell, Dido and Aeneas
Richard Egarr, Conductor
Christine Rice, Dido
Rowan Pierce, Belinda
Neal Davies, Sorcerer
Academy of Ancient Music
Choir of the AAM
Sun 14 Oct at 19:00

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Smetana, Má Vlast (My Country)
Nikolaj Znaider, Conductor
Sun 21 Oct at 19:00

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de Falla, The Three-Cornered Hat: Suite no. 1
de Falla, The Three-Cornered Hat: Suite no. 2
Lalo, Symphonie espagnole, Op.21
Stravinsky, The Firebird: Suite (1945)
Christian Tetzlaff, Violin
Jaime Martín, Conductor
Tue 23 Oct at 20:00

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Mountain (Film screening with live score
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Works by Pärt
Works by Vivaldi
Works by Beethoven
Works by Tognetti
Australian Chamber Orchestra
Richard Tognetti, Director
Thu 25 Oct at 19:30

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Tchaikovsky's Fifth Symphony
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Szymanowski, Violin Concerto no. 2, Op.61
Tchaikovsky, Symphony no. 5 in E minor, Op.64
Nikolaj Znaider, Violin
Philippe Jordan, Conductor
Fri 26 Oct at 18:30

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Handel Serse (concert performance)
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Handel, Serse (Xerxes) (Concert performance)
Maxim Emelyanychev, Conductor, Harpsichord
Franco Fagioli, Serse
Inga Kalna, Romilda
Vivica Genaux, Arsamene
Francesca Aspromonte, Atalanta
Delphine Galou, Amastre
Biagio Pizzuti, Elviro
Wed 31 Oct at 19:30

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London Contemporary Orchestra: Other Worlds
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Scelsi, Uaxuctum "The legend of the Maya city which they themselves destroyed for religious reasons" (UK première)
Adams, Become Ocean
London Contemporary Orchestra
London Contemporary Orchestra Choir
Robert Ames, Conductor
Universal Assembly Unit, Visuals
Thu 1 Nov at 19:30

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Shostakovich's Fourth
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Kodály, Dances of Galánta
MacMillan, Trombone Concerto
Shostakovich, Symphony no. 4 in C minor, Op.43
Peter Moore, Trombone
Gianandrea Noseda, Conductor
Sun 4 Nov at 10:00

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Discovery Day: James MacMillan
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Sun 4 Nov at 19:00

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MacMillan Première
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MacMillan, All the Hills and Vales Along (*)
Shostakovich, Symphony no. 4 in C minor, Op.43
Ian Bostridge, Tenor
Gianandrea Noseda, Conductor
London Symphony Chorus
Simon Halsey, Choirmaster / chorus director
National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain
Sun 11 Nov at 19:00

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Haydn's Nelson Mass
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Ligeti, Lontano
Bartók, Cantata profana
Haydn, Mass no. 11 in D Minor "Nelson Mass” or "Missa in Angustiis", Hob XXII:11
François-Xavier Roth, Conductor
Camilla Tilling, Soprano
Adèle Charvet, Mezzo-soprano
Julien Behr, Tenor
Matthew Rose, Bass
London Symphony Chorus
Mon 12 Nov at 19:30

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Batiashvili / Capuçon / Thibaudet Trio
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Shostakovich, Piano Trio no. 1 in C minor, Op.8
Mendelssohn, Piano Trio no. 2 in C minor, Op.66
Ravel, Piano Trio in A minor
Lisa Batiashvili, Violin
Gautier Capuçon, Cello
Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Piano
Tue 13 Nov at 18:30

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Half Six Fix: Zarathustra
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Debussy, Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune
Strauss R., Also sprach Zarathustra, Op.30
François-Xavier Roth, Conductor
Wed 14 Nov at 19:30

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Dvořák Cello Concerto
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Debussy, Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune
Dvořák, Cello Concerto in B minor, Op.104
Strauss R., Also sprach Zarathustra, Op.30
Jean-Guihen Queyras, Cello
François-Xavier Roth, Conductor
Thu 22 Nov at 19:00

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Final of the Donatella Flick LSO Conducting Competition 2018
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Wagner, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Prelude to Act 1
Prokofiev, Violin Concerto no. 2 in G minor, Op.63
Kodály, Dances of Galánta
Vadim Repin, Violin
Thu 29 Nov at 19:30

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Divine Geometry
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Bach, Selection of Preludes and Suites (Arr Charles Coleman)
Glass, Piano Concerto no. 3 (UK première)
Handel, Selection from Concerti Grossi (Arr Kristjan Järvi)
Reich, Music for ensemble and orchestra (UK première)
Simone Dinnerstein, Piano
Kristjan Järvi, Conductor
Sat 1 Dec at 19:30

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Jóhann Jóhannsson: Last and First Men
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Jóhannsson, Music for Last and First Men
Tilda Swinton, Narrator
Daníel Bjarnason, Conductor
Sun 2 Dec at 19:00

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A Choral Christmas
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Simon Halsey, Choirmaster / chorus director
LSO Community Choir
LSO Discovery Choirs