Fri 13 Dec 2019, 19:30
From personal crisis to blazing triumph via music that sets out to seduce and to dazzle – the rollercoaster ride that is Mahler’s First Symphony under the charismatic Gergely Madaras.
BBC Singers and special guest Clare Teal perform Christmas songs and festive favourites for choir and jazz band.
Wed 18 Dec 2019, 19:30
A heartwarming musical trip to cold Russia ending with Rachmaninoff’s most infamous and intoxicating dance with love and death, the unstoppable Paganini Rhapsody.
Sat 11 Jan 2020, 20:00
Follow one woman’s personal struggle against political oppression in this dark, seething and engrossing new minimalist opera from the co-founder of pioneering new music collective Bang on a Can.
Mon 13 Jan 2020, 19:30
Chamber music is one of the most intimate experiences that art has to offer – and here two of its finest exponents perform some of the most passionate music ever written for cello and piano.
Tue 14 Jan 2020, 19:30
Celebrated violinist Maxim Vengerov joins the Armenian State Symphony Orchestra in a programme reflecting on the strength of human spirit.
Sat 18 Jan 2020, 13:30
May 1747: Frederick the Great, philosopher-king of Prussia, meets composer Johann Sebastian Bach – and challenges him to an unwinnable musical duel. Bach’s Musical Offering is the astonishing result.
Sun 19 Jan 2020, 10:00
Attend a morning LSO rehearsal conducted by Sir Simon Rattle, followed by a talk and chamber music at LSO St Luke’s in the afternoon.
Sun 19 Jan 2020, 14:00
Bach meant The Art of Fugue to be the pinnacle of his life’s work, and even incomplete, it’s still an unparalleled feat of imagination, intelligence and sheer joy in the act of creation.
Sun 19 Jan 2020, 19:30
Benjamin Appl and the Academy of Ancient Music create an evening that’s both a musical self-portrait of and a deeply moving homage to this most timeless of all composers.
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