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Sun 16 Dec at 19:00

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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
Mon 17 Dec at 19:30

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Berlioz's L’Enfance du Christ
Berlioz, L'Enfance du Christ, Op.25
Edward Gardner, Conductor
Karen Cargill, Mezzo-soprano
Robert Murray, Tenor
Étienne Dupuis, Baritone
Matthew Rose, Bass
BBC Symphony Chorus
Tue 18 Dec at 19:30

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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
Wed 19 Dec at 19:30

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Britten Sinfonia: Messiah
Handel, Messiah
Britten Sinfonia
Britten Sinfonia Voices
Sophie Bevan, Soprano
Iestyn Davies, Countertenor
Allan Clayton, Tenor
Roderick Williams, Baritone
Eamonn Dougan, Bass
Jacqueline Shave, Director
Fri 28 Dec at 19:30

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Beethoven's Ninth
Beethoven's Ninth
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Beethoven, Piano Concerto no. 5 in E flat major "Emperor", Op.73
Beethoven, Symphony no. 9 in D minor "Choral", Op.125
Christopher Warren-Green, Conductor
Madeleine Pierard, Soprano
Kathryn Rudge, Mezzo-soprano
Stuart Jackson, Tenor
Gary Griffiths, Baritone
Danny Driver, Piano
The London Chorus
Members of Goldsmiths Choral Union
Highgate Choral Society
Sat 5 Jan 2019 at 19:00

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National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain
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Doir, Science Fiction
Adams, Doctor Atomic Symphony
Sibelius, Symphony no. 2 in D major, Op.43
National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain
Kirill Karabits, Conductor
Wed 9 Jan 2019 at 18:30

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Half Six Fix: Sibelius' Symphony No.7
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Abrahamsen, let me tell you
Sibelius, Symphony no. 7 in C major, Op.105
Barbara Hannigan, Soprano
Sir Simon Rattle, Conductor
Thu 10 Jan 2019 at 19:30

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Nielsen's Inextinguishable
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Sibelius, Symphony no. 7 in C major, Op.105
Abrahamsen, let me tell you
Nielsen, Symphony no. 4, "The Inextinguishable," Op.29
Barbara Hannigan, Soprano
Sir Simon Rattle, Conductor
Sun 13 Jan 2019 at 10:00

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Discovery Day: Bartók
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Sun 13 Jan 2019 at 19:00

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Bruckner's Symphony No.6
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Bartók, Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta, Sz 106
Bruckner, Symphony no. 6 in A major, WAB 106 (Benjamin-Gunnar Cohrs Urtext)
Sir Simon Rattle, Conductor
Wed 16 Jan 2019 at 19:30

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Diana Damrau in recital
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Works by Strauss R.
Works by Schubert
Works by Rachmaninov
Diana Damrau, Soprano
Helmut Deutsch, Piano
Thu 17 Jan 2019 at 19:30

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Elder conducts Mahler and Brahms
Elder conducts Mahler and Brahms
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Britten, A Suite on English Folk Tunes "A Time There Was" for chamber orchestra, Op.90
Mahler, Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen
Brahms, Symphony no. 2 in D major, Op.73
Britten Sinfonia
Sir Mark Elder, Conductor
Anna Stéphany, Mezzo-soprano
Fri 18 Jan 2019 at 19:30

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Beethoven and Schoenberg
Beethoven, Violin Concerto in D major, Op.61
Schoenberg, Pelleas und Melisande, Op.5
Lothar Koenigs, Conductor
James Ehnes, Violin
Sun 20 Jan 2019 at 19:00

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Bruckner's Symphony No.6
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Bartók, Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta, Sz 106
Bruckner, Symphony no. 6 in A major, WAB 106 (Benjamin-Gunnar Cohrs Urtext)
Sir Simon Rattle, Conductor
Wed 23 Jan 2019 at 19:30

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Richard Causton, Schumann and Brahms
Causton, Ik zeg: Nu (I say: Now)
Schumann, Cello concerto in A minor, Op.129
Brahms, Symphony no. 3 in F major, Op.90
Sakari Oramo, Conductor
Steven Isserlis, Cello
Fri 25 Jan 2019 at 19:30

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Tristia: Requiems for Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette
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Plantade, Requiem in D minor, in memory of Marie-Antoinette
Berlioz, Tristia
Cherubini, Requiem in C minor, in memory of Louis XVI
Le Concert Spirituel
Hervé Niquet, Conductor
Sat 26 Jan 2019 at 19:30

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Diana Damrau sings Strauss’s Four Last Songs
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Strauss R., Vier letzte Lieder (Four Last Songs)
Strauss R., Ein Heldenleben (A Hero's Life), Op.40
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Mariss Jansons, Conductor
Diana Damrau, Soprano
Sat 2 Feb 2019 at 19:30

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JS Bach's Mass in B Minor
Bach, Mass in B minor, BWV232
John Butt, Director
Sophie Bevan, Soprano
Mary Bevan, Soprano
Alex Potter, Countertenor
Samuel Boden, Tenor
Edward Grint, Baritone
BBC Symphony Chorus
Wed 6 Feb 2019 at 19:30

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Evgeny Kissin in recital
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Chopin, 3 Nocturnes, Op.15
Schumann, Piano Sonata no. 3 in F minor, Op.14
Debussy, Preludes: selection
Scriabin, Piano Sonata no. 4 in F sharp major, Op.30
Evgeny Kissin, Piano
Thu 7 Feb 2019 at 19:30

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Gardiner's Schumann
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Weber, Euryanthe: Overture
Mendelssohn, Double Concerto for violin, piano and strings in D minor
Schumann, Symphony no. 3 in E flat major 'Rhenish', Op.97
Isabelle Faust, Violin
Kristian Bezuidenhout, Piano
Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Conductor
Fri 8 Feb 2019 at 19:30

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Larcher and Beethoven
Larcher, Alle Tage (UK première)
Beethoven, Symphony no. 7 in A major, Op.92
Karina Canellakis, Conductor
Thomas Oliemans, Baritone
Sun 10 Feb 2019 at 19:00

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Gardiner's Schumann
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Schumann, Manfred Overture, Op.115
Schumann, Piano Concerto in A minor, Op.54
Schumann, Symphony no. 1 in B flat major 'Spring', Op.38
Piotr Anderszewski, Piano
Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Conductor
Wed 13 Feb 2019 at 19:30

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Peteris Vasks, Gavin Higgins and Shostakovich
Vasks, Cantabile
Higgins, Trombone Concerto
Shostakovich, Symphony no. 4 in C minor, Op.43
Alexander Vedernikov, Conductor
Helen Vallam, Trombone
Sun 17 Feb 2019 at 19:00

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Artist Portrait: Daniil Trifonov
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Rameau, Les Indes Galantes: suite
Ravel, Piano Concerto in G major
Jolas, A Little Summer Suite
Poulenc, Les Biches: Suite
Ravel, La Valse, for orchestra
Daniil Trifonov, Piano
Sir Simon Rattle, Conductor
Wed 20 Feb 2019 at 19:30

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Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra: Mahler’s Ninth Symphony
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Mahler, Symphony no. 9 in D major
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Ádám Fischer, Conductor
Fri 22 Feb 2019 at 19:30

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Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde
Larcher, Nocturne - Insomnia
Mozart, Symphony no. 35 in D major, K385 "Haffner”
Mahler, Das Lied von der Erde
Sakari Oramo, Conductor
Elisabeth Kulman, Mezzo-soprano
Wed 27 Feb 2019 at 19:30

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Joshua Bell in recital
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Unknown, to be announced
Joshua Bell, Violin
Thu 28 Feb 2019 at 19:30

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Paganini Variations
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Weill, Symphony no. 2
Rachmaninov, Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini in A minor for piano and orchestra, Op.43
Stravinsky, Petrushka Suite (1947 version)
Simon Trpčeski, Piano
Lahav Shani, Conductor
Sat 2 Mar 2019 at 19:30

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BBC SO Total Immersion Ligeti - orchestral works
Ligeti, Clocks and Clouds
Ligeti, Violin Concerto
Ligeti, Piano Concerto
Ligeti, Atmosphères
Ligeti, San Francisco Polyphony
Sakari Oramo, Conductor
Augustin Hadelich, Violin
Nicolas Hodges, Piano
BBC Singers
Sun 3 Mar 2019 at 10:00

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Discovery Day: Italian Vocal Music
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Sun 3 Mar 2019 at 19:00

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Ponchielli, Elegia
Verdi, String Quartet in E minor (Arr string orchestra)
Puccini, Messa di Gloria
London Symphony Chorus
Simon Halsey, Choirmaster / chorus director
Thu 7 Mar 2019 at 19:30

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Arcadi Volodos in recital
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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 (arr Volodos)
Rachmaninov, Étude-Tableau in E flat minor, Op.39 no.5
Rachmaninov, Cello Sonata in G minor, Op.19: Andante (arr Volodos)
Scriabin, Mazurka in E minor, Op.25 no.3
Scriabin, Fragilité, Op.51 no.1
Scriabin, Flammes sombres, Op.73 no.2
Scriabin, Poèmes Op.71, no.2
Scriabin, Piano Sonata no. 5 in F sharp major, Op.53
Arcadi Volodos, Piano
Sun 10 Mar 2019 at 19:00

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Haitink at 90: Birthday Concert
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Mozart, Piano Concerto no. 22 in E flat, K482
Bruckner, Symphony no. 4 in E flat major, "Romantic", WAB 104
Till Fellner, Piano
Bernard Haitink, Conductor
Thu 14 Mar 2019 at 19:30

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Haitink at 90: Mahler's Symphony No.4
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Dvořák, Violin Concerto in A minor, Op.53
Mahler, Symphony no. 4 in G major
Isabelle Faust, Violin
Anna Lucia Richter, Soprano
Bernard Haitink, Conductor
Sat 16 Mar 2019 at 19:30

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Britten Sinfonia: Brad Mehldau
Bach, Other (Various orchestral arrangements)
Mehldau, Piano Concerto (UK Premiere)
Brad Mehldau, Piano
Clark Rundell, Conductor
Sun 17 Mar 2019 at 19:00

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Barbara Hannigan
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Ligeti, Concert Românesc
Haydn, Symphony no. 86 in D major
Berg, Lulu: suite
Gershwin, Girl Crazy: Suite (Arr. Hannigan & Elliot)
Barbara Hannigan, Soprano, Conductor
Tue 19 Mar 2019 at 19:00

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Bach: St John Passion Les Arts Florissants
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Bach, St John Passion, BWV245
Les Arts Florissants
William Christie, Conductor
Reinoud Van Mechelen, Tenor
Anthony Gregory, Tenor
Katherine Watson, Soprano
Carlo Vistoli, Countertenor
Renato Dolcini, Baritone
Alex Rosen, Bass
Wed 20 Mar 2019 at 19:30

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Guildhall Symphony Orchestra
Guildhall Symphony Orchestra
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Dvořák, Symphony no. 8 in G major, Op.88
Shostakovich, Symphony no. 10 in E minor, Op.93
Vassily Sinaisky, Conductor
Guildhall Symphony Orchestra
Thu 21 Mar 2019 at 19:30

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Haitink at 90: Mahler's Symphony No.4
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Dvořák, Violin Concerto in A minor, Op.53
Mahler, Symphony no. 4 in G major
Isabelle Faust, Violin
Anna Lucia Richter, Soprano
Bernard Haitink, Conductor
Sun 24 Mar 2019 at 18:00

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Poem of Ecstasy
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Lang, Public Domain (Performed in the foyers)
Manoury, Ring
Shin, New work (World première)
Scriabin, Le Poème de l'extase (The Poem of Ecstasy), Op.54
François-Xavier Roth, Conductor
Simon Halsey, Conductor
Wed 27 Mar 2019 at 18:30

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Strauss R., Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche (Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks), Op.28
Shostakovich, Symphony no. 1 in F minor, Op.10
Gianandrea Noseda, Conductor
Thu 28 Mar 2019 at 19:30

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Russian Roots
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Rachmaninov, Piano Concerto no. 3 in D minor, Op.30
Balakirev, Oriental Fantasy, "Islamey", Op.18 (Orch. Casella)
Shostakovich, Symphony no. 1 in F minor, Op.10
Gianandrea Noseda, Conductor
Sun 31 Mar 2019 at 19:00

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Damrau sings Strauss
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Strauss R., Don Juan, Op.20
Bell, The Hidden Place
Strauss R., Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche (Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks), Op.28
Strauss R., Capriccio: Moonlight music and final scene
Diana Damrau, Soprano
Gianandrea Noseda, Conductor
Mon 1 Apr 2019 at 19:30

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Khatia Buniatishvili in recital
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Unknown, to be announced
Khatia Buniatishvili, Piano
Fri 5 Apr 2019 at 18:30

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Handel: Semele The English Concert
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Handel, Semele (Concert performance)
Harry Bicket, Conductor
Brenda Rae, Semele
Elizabeth DeShong, Ino, Juno
Soloman Howard, Somnus, Cadmus
Christopher Lowrey, Athamas
Benjamin Hulett, Jupiter
Ailish Tynan, Iris
The English Concert
Clarion Choir
Sat 6 Apr 2019 at 19:30

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BBC SO Total Immersion Lili and Nadia Boulanger - orchestral works
Boulanger, Psalm 24: La terre appartient à l'Eternel
Boulanger, Vieille Priere Bouddhique
Boulanger, Faust et Helene
Boulanger, Fantaisie variée, for piano and orchestra
Boulanger, Psalm 130 "Du fond de l'abime"
James Gaffigan, Conductor
Alexandra Dăriescu, Piano
BBC Symphony Chorus
Wed 10 Apr 2019 at 19:30

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Shostakovich: The Year 1957
Shostakovich, Piano Concerto no. 2 in F major, Op.102
Shostakovich, Eleven Variations on a Theme by Glinka for piano, Op.104a (piano only)
Shostakovich, Symphony no. 11 in G minor "The year 1905", Op.103
Semyon Bychkov, Conductor
Alexei Volodin, Piano
Thu 11 Apr 2019 at 19:30

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© Johan Persson
A Sheen of Dew on Flowers
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Mendelssohn, Symphony no. 3 in A minor, "Scottish", Op.56
Talbot, A Sheen of Dew on Flowers (world première)
Britten Sinfonia
Natalie Murray Beale, Conductor
Britten Sinfonia Voices
Sun 14 Apr 2019 at 19:00

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Ives' Symphony No.4
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Beethoven, Piano Concerto no. 3 in C minor, Op.37
Ives, Symphony no. 4
Kirill Gerstein, Piano
Sir Mark Elder, Conductor
London Symphony Chorus
Simon Halsey, Choirmaster / chorus director
Wed 17 Apr 2019 at 19:30

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Tippett, Szymanowski and Debussy
Tippett, The Rose Lake
Szymanowski, Violin Concerto no. 1, Op.35
Debussy, Pelléas et Mélisande: Suite
Sir Andrew Davis, Conductor
Lisa Batiashvili, Violin