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A portrait of Chopin

Afternoon Arts: In Search of Chopin


Chopin’s grave in Paris remains a place of pilgrimage and his music continues to sell out concert halls worldwide.

Isabelle Huppert

Odéon–Théâtre de l’Europe: The Glass Menagerie


Stage and screen star Isabelle Huppert plays Amanda in Tennessee Williams’s bewitching masterpiece about loneliness, lost dreams and illusions, which is directed by Ivo van Hove.

Helene Grimaud portrait 2020

Hélène Grimaud: Memory


Grimaud can find a world in a drop of dew. She matches the virtuosity of Schumann with pieces by Satie, Silvestrov, Debussy and Chopin: little universes linked by the concept of recollected time.

two women pose together, one wearing a black suit and the other a yellow rainmac. They are standing in front of a yellow back-ground

Split Britches: Last Gasp


Equipped with a bulletproof vest, some know-how and a touch of irony, Peggy Shaw and Lois Weaver use spoken word and movement as a call and response to urgent global predicaments. 

Jeremy Denk

Jeremy Denk plays Bach


A set of preludes and fugues for keyboard, one in each key. It all sounds so rational, but in truth this is music of unparalleled imagination, fantasy, ingenuity and beauty from J S Bach.

Colour photo of Erland Cooper

Erland Cooper: An Orkney Triptych


Composer and multi-instrumentalist Erland Cooper explores the natural world of his homeland through an evocative mix of music, words and imagery.

French artist Phia Ménard, who plays Athena stands atop a destroyed cardboard structure surrounded by smoke. Photo by Jean-Luc Beaujault

LIFT 2020: Cie Non Nova: Immoral Tales Part 1 – Mother House


Part sci-fi punk, part warrior, Athena spares no effort in building a new Parthenon only to be thwarted by a deluge in this amazingly poetic, highly physical performance without words. 

A painting of various people including a young girl

Afternoon Arts: The Prado Museum: A Collection of Wonders


Narrated by Oscar winner, Jeremy Irons, this is a cinematic journey through the rooms and stories of one of the most visited museums in the world.

lady standing in the spotlight

Royal Opera House Live: Elektra


Strauss’s thrilling and audacious adaptation of Greek tragedy receives a new staging by the award-winning director Christof Loy.

Magnus Holmander B&W playing clarinet

ECHO Rising Stars: Magnus Holmander (clarinet)


Magnus Holmander does things with the clarinet that seem almost unbelievable – and in this ECHO showcase concert, he won’t hold back.