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Free Lunchtime Concert 230317
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Classical music

LSO Discovery Friday Lunchtime Concert

Curious about instrumental music? Looking to make lunchtime musical? Try a bite-size, informal concert, performed by musicians from the London Symphony Orchestra.

An armoured knight standing in a grassy field holding a sword
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Classical music

Academy of Ancient Music: Handel's Orlando

Passion, magic and spectacular singing: Iestyn Davies stars alongside Handel expert Laurence Cummings and Academy of Ancient Music in a concert performance of Handel’s epic fantasy opera Orlando.

Classical Pride composite image of artists in the event
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Classical music

Classical Pride: Classical Drag!

Framed as a competition, join stars of the London drag scene Snow White TrashBarbsBeau JanglesFreddie Love and Vinegar Strokes as they go head-to-head in this outlandish contest.

Close up black and white photo of Alexandros Kapelis
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Classical music

Berliner Barock Solisten: Bach's Complete Keyboard Concertos

The Berliner Barock Solisten and pianist Alexandros Kapelis come together for Bach’s six concertos for solo keyboard and orchestra: a tour-de-force not seen on the concert stage in recent memory.

Artist performing to audience at front of stage
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Classical music Contemporary music

Music Education Islington: New Sounds Festival Concert

Led by a group of young event producers, this evening concert will round off Music Education Islington's second annual New Sounds Festival.

Members of the Fourth Choir singing on stage
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Classical music

Classical Pride: My Beloved Man

My Beloved Man – a celebration by the Fourth Choir, London’s LGBTQ+ classical choir, of the love affair between Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears.

A cellist, bass clarinettist, flautist and pianist sitting playing their instruments
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Classical music

Classical Pride: A Proud Future

A Proud Future features the star performers and composers from the LGBTQ+ student bodies of London’s conservatoires.

An illustration by Quentin Blake, depicting characters Jack and Nancy floating through a forest scene, using a red umbrella as a parachute.
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Cinema Classical music

Quentin Blake's Box of Treasures with the BBC SO

Quentin Blake’s Box of Treasures bursts open, as the BBC Symphony Orchestra plays a live accompaniment to two wonderful animated adventures. 

Woodwind section with focus on flautist
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Classical music

Junior Guildhall Symphony Orchestra

Julian Clayton conducts the outstanding young musicians of Junior Guildhall Symphony Orchestra.

Photo of Stephen Upshaw playing his viola in a darkly lit room
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Classical music

Classical Pride: Julius Eastman’s Gay Guerilla

Classical Pride presents Julius Eastman’s Gay Guerilla, a free performance in the Level G foyer with an ensemble put together by violist Stephen Upshaw.

Oliver Zeffman conducting
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Classical music

Classical Pride: LSO with Oliver Zeffman & Nick Grimshaw

The culmination of 2024’s Classical Pride, the London Symphony Orchestra and conductor Oliver Zeffman celebrate LGBTQ+ classical music in this diverse programme presented by Nick Grimshaw.

Keri-Lynn Wilson
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Classical music

Ukrainian Freedom Orchestra: Beethoven’s Ninth

The Ukrainian Freedom Orchestra and its founder Keri-Lynn Wilson will join the Royal Opera House’s Songs for Ukraine Chorus in a historic one-night performance at St Paul’s Cathedral.  

A pale purple, oval shape, reflective of a mirror or window, sits in the centre of the image, surrounded by a dark orange colour with candle smoke and lens flares creating textural elements.
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Classical music

Rolf Hind: Sky in a Small Cage

Direct from the Copenhagen Opera Festival, Mahogany Opera opens our season with the UK premiere of Rolf Hind’s much-anticipated new work inspired by the influential Sufi mystic and poet, Rumi. 

Sir Antonio Pappano conducting
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Classical music

London Symphony Orchestra/Sir Antonio Pappano

Sir Antonio Pappano opens a new chapter as Chief Conductor of the LSO, conjuring stunning landscapes from Nielsen and Sibelius - and a world premiere from James MacMillan. 

Sir Antonio Pappano conducting the LSO on the Barbican stage, with LSO cellos and violas in the background.
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Classical music

London Symphony Orchestra/Sir Antonio Pappano

Two giants of British music, two blistering orchestral works from the early 20th century, as Sir Antonio Pappano begins his first season as Chief Conductor of the LSO.