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Tagged: Classical Music 2019–20

The Sixteen: Le grand Inconnu

Few living composers communicate with the emotional directness of James MacMillan, and the opportunity to hear two substantial new works in one concert is genuinely rare.

BBC Singers 2019-20 group image

BBC Singers/Jeannin

A journey from the foothills of Peru to the open skies of Estonia with evocative songs of love and longing from the 18 voices of the BBC Singers.


LSO Discovery Day: Janáček

Attend a morning LSO rehearsal conducted by Kazushi Ono, followed by a talk and chamber music at LSO St Luke’s in the afternoon.

Conductor Kazushi Ono

London Symphony Orchestra/Kazushi Ono: Janáček

These three works draw inspiration from Czech culture and landscape, telling legends in music and invoking the spirit of the Moravian forests.

Alison Balsom with trumpet

Alison Balsom in Gabriel: An Entertainment with Trumpet

All human life is here: Samuel Adamson’s theatrical celebration of Baroque music brings to life the sights, sounds and stories of 17th-century London through the eyes of a court trumpeter.

Vassily Petrenko closeup

Oslo Philharmonic/Petrenko

Scandinavia’s super-orchestra bring their silken strings and luminous woodwind to bear on Strauss and Shostakovich, before joining forces with another giant of Norwegian music, Leif Ove Andsnes.

Abstract painting 946-3 by Gerhard Richter

Steve Reich/Gerhard Richter

Steve Reich and Gerhard Richter – two giants of contemporary culture – come together in a major new collaboration: a cinematic exploration of Richter’s intense, abstract painting 946-3.