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Leila Josefowicz

London Symphony Orchestra/Sir Simon Rattle

Sir Simon Rattle launches the London Symphony Orchestra’s 2019–20 season with an all-British programme of music, including a world premiere.

Photo of Sir Simon Rattle conducting the London Symphony Orchestra in the Barbican Hall

Sir Simon Rattle/London Symphony Orchestra: Messiaen

Éclairs sur l’Au-Delà … is the last piece Messiaen ever completed, and it’s monumental in all senses of the word.  

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra players with conductor Xu Zhong

China Night

The 70th Anniversary of the People's Republic of China is celebrated in an evening of diverse music reflecting the country's rich cultural heritage and evoking its natural beauty.

pianist Emmanuel Ax

London Symphony Orchestra/Sir Simon Rattle: Rachmaninov

Sir Simon Rattle conducts Brahms and Rachmaninov, a programme lush and stormy in equal measure.

Allan Clayton

Britten Sinfonia: Refugee

What does it mean to be a refugee, now and through the ages? Turnage’s new song cycle sets texts by poets including Benjamin Zephaniah and Emily Dickinson, performed by peerless tenor Allan Clayton.

The Guildhall Symphony Orchestra in the Barbican Hall

Guildhall Symphony Orchestra, Chorus & Jazz Orchestra

In the first concert of the academic year, new Guildhall School musicians perform together for the first time on the Barbican Hall stage in an eclectic programme of orchestral, choral and jazz works.

Richard Egarr portrait

Academy of Ancient Music: Beethoven and Dussek

AAM begins its Beethoven 250 anniversary celebrations with his complete incidental music for Goethe’s play Egmont alongside the modern premiere of the Mass by his scandalous Czech contemporary Dussek.

Sakari Oramo conducting

BBC Symphony Orchestra: Miss Julie

One of the most red-blooded operatic tragedies the UK has ever produced – William Alwyn’s tense and dramatic take on Strindberg’s Miss Julie is revived with a brilliant cast.

Australian Chamber Orchestra 2019

Australian Chamber Orchestra: Goldberg Variations

There are as many ways to unlock the miracles of Bach’s Goldberg Variations as there are performers – and when those performers are Tognetti and the ACO, the possibilities grow exponentially.