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Classical music Theatre & dance

A Star Next to the Moon, Guildhall School of Music & Drama

Love and belonging struggle under a tyrannical regime in Stephen McNeff’s latest opera, A Star Next to the Moon. Based on Juan Rulfo’s iconic novel Pedro Páramo, with a libretto by Aoife Mannix.

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Classical music

Academy of Ancient Music: The Art of the Italian Concerto

AAM takes us on a return trip to baroque Italy, in this celebration of the Italian concerto in all its wildly entertaining forms – from Vivaldi’s Venice to the splendour of Rome.

Sakari Oramo conducting, with circular orange swirls around him
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Classical music

Oramo conducts Brahms

Still waters run deep: Sakari Oramo and the BBC Symphony Chorus perform Brahms’s German Requiem, plus two emotionally charged rediscoveries from postwar Finland.

Conductor holding onto podium with baton in the air leading the violin section
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Classical music

Guildhall Symphony Orchestra

The Guildhall Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Roberto González-Monjas, perform Respighi’s three tone poems about Rome, including Pines of Rome.

Bertrand Chamayou
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Classical music

London Symphony Orchestra/François-Xavier Roth

A concert brimming with flare: Beethoven's Symphony No 2 and Symphony No 8, and Unsuk Chin's Piano Concerto.

Mary Bevan smiling, with circular purple and red swirls around her
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Classical music

BBC Symphony Orchestra/MacMillan: Let There Be Light

Let there be light! The UK premiere of James MacMillan’s Fiat Lux, conducted by the composer himself.

Clive Myrie with blue and purple blocks of colour framing the photo
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Classical music

BBC Singers with Clive Myrie: A Patchwork Passion

In a modern day re-telling, BBC News Presenter Clive Myrie narrates the passion story, with music spanning nearly 1000 years.

Woodwind section with focus on flautist
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Classical music

Junior Guildhall Brass Band and Wind Orchestra

Spencer Brown conducts brass and wind players from Junior Guildhall in the magnificent Milton Court Concert Hall.

Barbican Hall photo
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Classical music

London Symphony Orchestra: Family Concert

Presented in a fun and informative way, LSO Family Concerts feature music based on a theme and offer the chance for everyone to get involved by playing or singing along with audience participation.

The Westminster School Symphony Orchestra and Choir, musicians from the Westminster Choral Society, Pimlico Musical Foundation and Tri-borough Music Hub standing on stage in the Barbican Hall
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Classical music

Ein Deutsches Requiem and The Girl from Aleppo

Two hundred talented young musicians from schools in the City of Westminster come together to perform music by Brahms and a piece by Cecilia McDowall that tells an extraordinary tale.

Against a black background, Clemens Schuldt holds his baton, framed by circular orange swirls.
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Classical music

Clemens Schuldt conducts Beethoven

Clemens Schuldt conducts Raymond Yiu’s powerful new violin concerto, framed by explosions of colour and joy from Kodály and Beethoven.

Three singers in red waistcoats, with grand piano in background
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Classical music Theatre & dance

Spring Opera Scenes, Guildhall School of Music & Drama

Classical and contemporary operatic excerpts performed by outstanding singers and repetiteurs from the first year of Guildhall School's Opera course.

Khatia Buniatishvili standing against a stone wall
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Classical music

Khatia Buniatishvili

Georgian pianist Khatia Buniatishvili brings passion and vulnerability to her performances, qualities sure to abound in a recital of Beethoven, Stravinsky, and transcriptions by her hero, Liszt.

Violinist performing behind a music score
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Classical music

Guildhall Chamber Music Festival: Collaboration Concert

Outstanding staff-student ensembles from Guildhall School of Music & Drama perform an exhilarating programme, including works by Brahms, Donizetti and Fauré.

Four young string players
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Classical music

Junior Guildhall Symphony Orchestra and String Ensemble

Junior Guildhall’s Symphony Orchestra and String Ensemble return to Milton Court Concert Hall.