NEW! Opera and more in Buenos Aires during 2020

10/12/2019

Opera Buenos Aires 2020 – An interesting line up, including new Ring cycle 

After a largely traditional season in 2019, the Teatro Colón’s programme for 2020 is varied and interesting with much to look forward to.

Despite the difficult economic conditions and major political changes, a regular feature of Argentine life that much of the populace and organisations generally appear to navigate without sinking, the season continues at the current level by number, with eight operas (one in concert), three chamber operas, three works in the choral symphony series and some noteworthy new names in the ‘great international interpreter’ series. Read more

NEW! Beethoven 250 at London’s Southbank Centre

04/12/2019

Beethoven 250

Beethoven 250 at Southbank Centre © Southbank Centre

Southbank Centre’s series marking the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth

Southbank Centre is joined by an outstanding roster of international artists to celebrate the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth throughout 2020. With over 20 events in spring 2020 and more to follow in the autumn, the season includes historical recreations, concerts and series curated by leading musicians, and a bold reinterpretation of arguably music’s most famous chorus: Ode to Joy from Beethoven’s Ninth ‘Choral’ symphony. Read more

NEW! Ballet Icons Gala 2020 at the London Coliseum on 26 January

04/12/2019

BALLET ICONS GALA 2020
a superb evening of world class ballet celebrating the Russian Ballet School
Sunday January 26th 2020 at the LONDON COLISEUM at 7pm
Tickets: £25-£175   Box office: 020 7845 9300   London Coliseum ticket link click here
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NEW! Snape Maltings – January to April 2020

22/11/2019

Snape Maltings Spring 2020 Concerts and Events

Highlights include:

  • Friday Lunchtime concerts from January to April from young international performers
  • BBC Radio 3’s Big Chamber Weekend features four recent New Generation Artists performing Mozart, Debussy and Tchaikovsky
  • Music of the Baroque and Renaissance from Britten Sinfonia, The Sixteen and Mahan Esfahani over Easter Weekend
  • Be My Superstar: a new opera for teenagers
  • English Touring Opera presents Mozart’s Cosi fan Tutte, Handel’s Giulio Cesare and The Extraordinary Adventures of You and Me an opera for young children
  • Performances by outstanding musicians include cabaret singer Barb Jungr and pianist Mitsuko Uchida

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NEW! Saffron Hall in February – August 2020

22/11/2019

Saffron Hall Spring season at a glance

Igor Levit and Sir Antonio Pappano with London Philharmonic Orchestra perform Busoni Piano Concerto
Chineke! And Sheku Kanneh-Mason come together for Haydn’s Cello Concerto No.1
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment bring The Magic of Mozart to over 1000 primary school students
Britten Sinfonia and star soloists perform Britten’s Curlew River, featuring Ian Bostridge as the Madwoman and including study afternoon
The Tallis Scholars perform Spem in alium and Allegri’s Miserere
World premiere of new Danny Elfman work with Elim Chan conducting National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain
Beethoven 250 celebrated with Midori and players from Lucerne Festival Strings performing all-Beethoven concert, and pianist John Lill returns with four Beethoven sonatas
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NEW! Bampton Classical Opera in 2020 – Gluck’s Paris and Helen

15/11/2019

BAMPTON CLASSICAL OPERA 2020 – Christoph Willibald Gluck’s Paris and Helen (1770)

Performances:
Gardens at The Grange, Bampton, Oxfordshire: Friday 17, Saturday 18 July
(please note change of venue)
The Orangery Theatre, Westonbirt School, Gloucesteshire: Monday 31 August
St John’s Smith Square, London: Friday 18 September Read more

NEW! English National Ballet’s 70th Anniversary Gala Performances – 17 & 18 January 2020

07/11/2019

English National Ballet celebrates 70th Anniversary
London Coliseum
Friday 17 & Saturday 18 January 2020

www.ballet.org.uk

As part of its 70th anniversary season, English National Ballet celebrates its history with three specially curated gala performances at the London Coliseum on 17 and 18 January 2020. Read more

Martin Yates and RSNO to give world premiere of The Future by Ralph Vaughan Williams

31/10/2019

World premiere performances of The Future by Ralph Vaughan Williams from the RNSO
in Edinburgh and Glasgow

Ralph Vaughan Williams

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