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Tagged: Young Barbican

Lestyn Davies sitting portrait 2017

Britten Sinfonia: Handel's Messiah

Britten Sinfonia are joined by a stellar quartet of soloists for a festive performance of Handel’s thrilling and jubilant Messiah.

From the Metropolitan Opera's production of Adriana Lecouvrer

Met Opera Live in HD: Adriana Lecouvreur (#)

For the first time at the Met, soprano Anna Netrebko sings the role of Adriana Lecouvreur, the eighteenth-century actress whose real-life intrigues inspired Cilea’s tragic opera.

Diana Damrau looking out a window

Diana Damrau in recital

The German soprano launches her exploration of the music of Richard Strauss in the most personal way – with an evening of solo song.

Mark Elder conducting on stage 2017

Britten Sinfonia/Elder: Mahler and Brahms

Brahms as Brahms wished it to be heard: Sir Mark Elder joins Britten Sinfonia for the second instalment of their Brahms Symphony Cycle, paired with Mahler songs and Britten’s last orchestral work.

Mahan Esfahani head on desk

HPSCHD: Music for Electronics and Harpsichord

Put aside any casual assumptions about what a harpsichord can do – or can be – in the 21st century: Mahan Esfahani plans to light up Milton Court with an ear-opening contemporary recital.

Peter Moore 2018 headshot

ECHO Rising Stars: Peter Moore (trombone)

A solo showcase for the London Symphony Orchestra’s brilliant young co-principal trombone Peter Moore – including a new piece written specially for him by Roxanna Panufnik.

James Ehnes 2018 landscape sitting on chair

BBC SO/Koenigs perform Beethoven and Schoenberg

A concert of musical darkness and light pairs Beethoven’s sunny Violin Concerto with the atmospheric shadows of Schoenberg’s Pelleas und Melisande.

Steven Isserlis close up with violin

BBC SO/Oramo: Richard Causton, Schumann and Brahms

Two great Romantic works – Schumann’s heart-on-sleeve Cello Concerto and Brahms’s Third Symphony – celebrate the friendship and musical kinship between the two composers.

Portrait of Tchaikovsky

Guildhall String Ensemble directed by Andrew Watkinson

Andrew Watkinson, first violinist of the Endellion Quartet, leads listeners on a journey through classic string ensemble repertoire.

black and white photo of hervé niquet

Tristia: Requiems for Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette

Requiem masses for murdered royalty: two powerful choral works from post-Revolutionary France, performed by their foremost contemporary champions.