UPDATED! ENB in 2019-2020 and Opening of their New London City Island Home

21/03/2019

The Mayor of London officially opens

English National Ballet’s new home in East London

  • English National Ballet’s new state of the art home will provide a world-class centre for ballet in East London
  • £1million from the Mayor’s Good Growth Fund towards the new purpose-built home will generate jobs and apprenticeships for people in the local community
  • The 93,000-sq ft. new home houses a production studio with fly tower, seven full-sized studios, state-of-the-art wardrobe and medical facilities and public spaces 

English National Ballet’s purpose-built new home in Canning Town East London, was officially opened last night by the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan and is now open to the public.

The 93,000-sq ft. state-of-the-art building gives English National Ballet the space and facilities needed to continue to develop world-class artists, create new works that push the boundaries of ballet, and offer new jobs, skills and training opportunities for local communities.

Tamara Rojo, Deputy Mayor for Culture Justine Simmons and Mayor of London Sadiq Khan
at the opening of ENB’s new building (c) Laurent Liotardo

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NEW! Classical Music and Other Events at the Southbank Centre in 2019-20

12/03/2019

Southbank Centre is proud to announce its 2019/20 season of concerts across its three world renowned venues.

Southbank Centre’s 2019/20 classical music season goes on sale to Southbank Centre Members at 10am on Monday 25 February 2019 and then on sale to the general public at 10am on Wednesday 27 February 2019. 

For more information or to buy tickets please visit the Southbank Centre website CLICK HERE. Read more

UPDATED! Cleveland Orchestra in 2019-20

27/02/2019

Blossom Music Festival (c) Roger Mastroianni/Cleveland Orchestra

Cleveland Orchestra in 2019-2020 

The Cleveland Orchestra and Music Director Franz Welser-Möst announced details of their 2019-2020 season, with 76 concerts over 26 weeks. One significant highlight includes a festival designed to explore music and art that was banned, marginalized, and destroyed during the Nazis’ Degenerate Art movement, and the continuing impact of censorship on creative expression in society today. The festival will center on Alban Berg’s Lulu, one of the 20th century’s most influential operas, and includes partner programming with area arts institutions.

For more about the Cleveland Orchestra click here. Read more

NEW! Classical Music at the Barbican in 2019-20

26/02/2019

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The Barbican has announced its 2019-20 classical music season

  • Ground-breaking collaborations and innovative projects
  • Celebrating Ludwig van Beethoven in his 250th birthday year
  • Leading venue for artistic excellence the season includes world-class visiting orchestras
  • Some of the most renowned soloists of our time
  • Premieres and rediscovered music
  • Thousands of discounted tickets to 14 – 25-year-olds through the Young Barbican scheme

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NEW! The Met: Live in HD in 2019-20

23/02/2019

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The Met’s 2019–20 Live in HD season kicks off  on October 12

with Franco Zeffirelli’s celebrated production of Turandot

led by Yannick Nézet-Séguin  Read more

NEW! Carnegie Hall 2019-2020 Season Highlights

06/02/2019

Carnegie Hall in 2019-20

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Clive Gillinson, Executive and Artistic Director of Carnegie Hall,
announcing the 2019-2020 season (c) Bruce Hodges

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Venus Unwrapped: Kings Place’s Year-Long Focus on Women Composers

04/01/2019

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A new light on music by women (January – December 2019) opening on Thursday 10 January with a concert that marks the 400th birthday of singer and composer Barbara Strozzi. Kings Place’s Venus Unwrapped is a year-long series focusing on the creative firepower of women composers.

For more information about Venus Unwrapped events and how to book click here. Read more

2018/19 Hallé Season in Manchester

11/05/2018

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The Hallé’s 2018/19 season in Manchester

The Hallé and Sir Mark Elder today announce their 161st season. Read more

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