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Choose from over 200 incredible classical concerts that look to the future of what music can be and who it is for.

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Deep∞Minimalism 2.0
3:30 pm
Sun 03 Nov 2019
3:30 pm | Sun 03 Nov 2019
classical music
contemporary classical
The second day of a weekend dedicated to meditative listening and deep concentration
The second day of a weekend dedicated to meditative listening and deep concentration
Steven Osborne, pianist

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7:30 pm
Wed 06 Nov 2019
7:30 pm | Wed 06 Nov 2019
classical music
Vingt Regards sur l'enfant Jésus is one of the greatest piano compositions of the 20th century
Vingt Regards sur l'enfant Jésus is one of the greatest piano compositions of the 20th...
Chineke! Orchestra on stage
7:30 pm
Thu 07 Nov 2019
7:30 pm | Thu 07 Nov 2019
classical music
A titanically intriguing story surrounds Samuel Coleridge-Taylor’s Violin Concerto
A titanically intriguing story surrounds Samuel Coleridge-Taylor’s Violin Concerto
Julia Kuhn, violin

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7:00 pm
Mon 11 Nov 2019
7:00 pm | Mon 11 Nov 2019
classical music
Lift your spirits with three Baroque masterpieces from the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Lift your spirits with three Baroque masterpieces from the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Celebrating the Academy at 60 Gala Concert. Orchestras Playing on Stage
7:30 pm
Tue 12 Nov 2019
7:30 pm | Tue 12 Nov 2019
classical music
contemporary classical
Join the Academy of St Martin in the Fields and Joshua Bell to mark the orchestra’s 60th anniversary
Join the Academy of St Martin in the Fields and Joshua Bell to mark the orchestra’s 60th...
Marius Neset: Viaduct
7:30 pm
Thu 21 Nov 2019
7:30 pm | Thu 21 Nov 2019
classical music
contemporary classical
The dynamic jazz saxophonist and London Sinfonietta reunite for a new commission
The dynamic jazz saxophonist and London Sinfonietta reunite for a new commission
Matthew Barley, cellist
7:30 pm
Sat 23 Nov 2019
7:30 pm | Sat 23 Nov 2019
classical music
contemporary classical
From Duke Ellington to a premiere by Misha Mullov-Abbado, the BBC Concert Orchestra jazzes things up
From Duke Ellington to a premiere by Misha Mullov-Abbado, the BBC Concert Orchestra jazzes things up
Behzod Abduraimov, pianist

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7:30 pm
Tue 26 Nov 2019
7:30 pm | Tue 26 Nov 2019
classical music
classical music
Enjoy the views as you encounter Chopin’s preludes and Mussorgsky’s innovative gallery promenade
Enjoy the views as you encounter Chopin’s preludes and Mussorgsky’s innovative gallery promenade
Alexis Ffrench, composer and pianist
7:30 pm
Sat 30 Nov 2019
7:30 pm | Sat 30 Nov 2019
classical music
contemporary classical
Leading the way for a new generation of classical artists, the pianist defies our preconceptions
Leading the way for a new generation of classical artists, the pianist defies our preconceptions
3:00 pm
Sun 01 Dec 2019
3:00 pm | Sun 01 Dec 2019
classical music
literature & poetry
See a retelling of the story that inspired one of the most popular pieces in classical music
See a retelling of the story that inspired one of the most popular pieces in classical music
Hagen Quartet

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7:30 pm
Mon 02 Dec 2019
7:30 pm | Mon 02 Dec 2019
classical music
‘One of the finest quartets of our time’ (Washington Post)
‘One of the finest quartets of our time’ (Washington Post)
Yevgeny Sudbin, pianist

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7:30 pm
Tue 03 Dec 2019
7:30 pm | Tue 03 Dec 2019
classical music
‘A pianist of uncommon sensitivity and refinement.’ (The Independent)
‘A pianist of uncommon sensitivity and refinement.’ (The Independent)
Cataract 3, 1967. PVA on canvas. 221.9 x 222.9 cm. Copyright Bridget Riley 2019. All rights reserved.
7:30 pm
Thu 05 Dec 2019
7:30 pm | Thu 05 Dec 2019
classical music
contemporary classical
The composer responds to a major visual art retrospective, with the London Sinfonietta
The composer responds to a major visual art retrospective, with the London Sinfonietta
Image of high-rise buildings
7:30 pm
Fri 06 Dec 2019
7:30 pm | Fri 06 Dec 2019
classical music
contemporary classical
Oh brave new world... The BBC Concert Orchestra shares a dystopic vision in a new Saxophone Concerto
Oh brave new world... The BBC Concert Orchestra shares a dystopic vision in a new Saxophone Concerto
National Children's Orchestras Winter Concert, young girls with violins
3:00 pm
Sun 08 Dec 2019
3:00 pm | Sun 08 Dec 2019
classical music
contemporary classical
Pay homage to exceptional young musicians performing Mahler and Rimsky-Korsakov
Pay homage to exceptional young musicians performing Mahler and Rimsky-Korsakov
London Contemporary Orchestra – Rushes
7:30 pm
Fri 17 Jan 2020
7:30 pm | Fri 17 Jan 2020
classical music
An art installation responds to the sound of the LCO playing Michael Gordon’s mesmerising piece Rushes
An art installation responds to the sound of the LCO playing Michael Gordon’s mesmerising piece...
Sound Across a Century 1_1600x900
7:30 pm
Wed 22 Jan 2020
7:30 pm | Wed 22 Jan 2020
classical music
contemporary classical
Look back at the music of the past 100 years with the London Sinfonietta
Look back at the music of the past 100 years with the London Sinfonietta
Lisa Beznosiuk, flute

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7:00 pm
Tue 28 Jan 2020
7:00 pm | Tue 28 Jan 2020
classical music
The composer’s major-key masterpieces save the day with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
The composer’s major-key masterpieces save the day with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Denis Kozhukhin, pianist

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7:30 pm
Wed 29 Jan 2020
7:30 pm | Wed 29 Jan 2020
classical music
A fantastical sonata, amusing impromptus and a moody waltz reflect ‘spellbinding’ artistry
A fantastical sonata, amusing impromptus and a moody waltz reflect ‘spellbinding’ artistry
The Big Blind
7:30 pm
Fri 31 Jan 2020
7:30 pm | Fri 31 Jan 2020
classical music
contemporary classical
The BBC Concert Orchestra and an all-star cast present Guy Barker and Kurt Elling's jazz audio drama
The BBC Concert Orchestra and an all-star cast present Guy Barker and Kurt Elling's jazz audio...
Corinthian Orchestra Fantastique!
8:00 pm
Mon 03 Feb 2020
8:00 pm | Mon 03 Feb 2020
classical music
Bewitching images abound in the Corinthian Orchestra’s performance of Berlioz’s dreamlike symphony
Bewitching images abound in the Corinthian Orchestra’s performance of Berlioz’s dreamlike...
Roman Rabinovich, pianist

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7:30 pm
Tue 11 Feb 2020
7:30 pm | Tue 11 Feb 2020
classical music
This musical homage to Pablo Picasso takes in Spain, Russian ballet and the world of a clown
This musical homage to Pablo Picasso takes in Spain, Russian ballet and the world of a clown
Musical Roots
11:30 am
Sat 22 Feb 2020
11:30 am | Sat 22 Feb 2020
classical music
contemporary classical
Meet the animals on a musical adventure for ages three to seven, with the BBC Concert Orchestra
Meet the animals on a musical adventure for ages three to seven, with the BBC Concert Orchestra
Chineke! Orchestra
7:30 pm
Sun 23 Feb 2020
7:30 pm | Sun 23 Feb 2020
classical music
classical music
An enchanting suite by Coleridge-Taylor leads into Beethoven’s gigantic Seventh Symphony
An enchanting suite by Coleridge-Taylor leads into Beethoven’s gigantic Seventh Symphony
Alexei Volodin, pianist

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7:30 pm
Wed 26 Feb 2020
7:30 pm | Wed 26 Feb 2020
classical music
classical music
Fairy tale atmosphere pervades an all-Russian musical evening
Fairy tale atmosphere pervades an all-Russian musical evening
Benjamin Grosvenor, pianist

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7:30 pm
Thu 27 Feb 2020
7:30 pm | Thu 27 Feb 2020
classical music
Passion and ambition come to the fore in chamber music by two great composers of the Romantic era
Passion and ambition come to the fore in chamber music by two great composers of the Romantic era
Bang On! at Southbank Centre
7:30 pm
Fri 28 Feb 2020
7:30 pm | Fri 28 Feb 2020
classical music
contemporary classical
New American music brings together Bang On a Can All-Stars and the BBC Concert Orchestra
New American music brings together Bang On a Can All-Stars and the BBC Concert Orchestra
7:30 pm
Mon 02 Mar 2020
7:30 pm | Mon 02 Mar 2020
classical music
contemporary classical
Austria, Poland, Italy: oboe virtuoso François Leleux explores them all, in irresistible style
Austria, Poland, Italy: oboe virtuoso François Leleux explores them all, in irresistible style
Pierre-Laurent Aimard.Photo: Marco Borggreve

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7:30 pm
Tue 10 Mar 2020
7:30 pm | Tue 10 Mar 2020
classical music
classical music
Our artist in residence reveals Beethoven’s influence on the avant-garde
Our artist in residence reveals Beethoven’s influence on the avant-garde
Sheku Kanneh-Mason, cellist

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7:30 pm
Sun 15 Mar 2020
7:30 pm | Sun 15 Mar 2020
classical music
Coming with a royal seal of approval, two cellists perform courtly and contemporary works
Coming with a royal seal of approval, two cellists perform courtly and contemporary works
Radio Rewrite Greenwood Glass and Reich
7:30 pm
Mon 16 Mar 2020
7:30 pm | Mon 16 Mar 2020
classical music
contemporary classical
Rob Ames and City of London Sinfonia explore the blurred lines between classical and popular culture
Rob Ames and City of London Sinfonia explore the blurred lines between classical and popular...
7:30 pm
Wed 18 Mar 2020
7:30 pm | Wed 18 Mar 2020
classical music
Lewisham Choral Society presents the thrilling choruses and exquisite solos of a 400-year-old work
Lewisham Choral Society presents the thrilling choruses and exquisite solos of a 400-year-old work
Image of Earth
7:30 pm
Thu 19 Mar 2020
7:30 pm | Thu 19 Mar 2020
classical music
contemporary classical
Composers are inspired by the world beyond their cultural boundaries, with the BBC Concert Orchestra
Composers are inspired by the world beyond their cultural boundaries, with the BBC Concert Orchestra
Graphic for Sound Across a Century / 2
7:30 pm
Tue 24 Mar 2020
7:30 pm | Tue 24 Mar 2020
classical music
contemporary classical
The London Sinfonietta recalls a century in music in the second concert in the series
The London Sinfonietta recalls a century in music in the second concert in the series
Daniel Bates, oboe

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7:00 pm
Wed 25 Mar 2020
7:00 pm | Wed 25 Mar 2020
classical music
Strike a dangerous musical pact with performers from the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Strike a dangerous musical pact with performers from the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Anne Sophie Mutter, violinist

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7:30 pm
Thu 26 Mar 2020
7:30 pm | Thu 26 Mar 2020
classical music
contemporary classical
With members of the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the violinist plays Beethoven’s chamber music
With members of the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the violinist plays Beethoven’s chamber music
Sir John Tomlinson, English bass
7:30 pm
Sat 28 Mar 2020
7:30 pm | Sat 28 Mar 2020
classical music
classical music
Take the opportunity to hear an English performance of Pizzetti's opera based on TS Eliot’s play
Take the opportunity to hear an English performance of Pizzetti's opera based on TS Eliot’s...
Rossini Stabat Mater & Bellini Messa di Gloria
7:30 pm
Mon 30 Mar 2020
7:30 pm | Mon 30 Mar 2020
classical music
classical music
Goldsmiths Choral Union presents Rossini's Stabat Mater and Bellini's Messa di Gloria
Goldsmiths Choral Union presents Rossini's Stabat Mater and Bellini's Messa di Gloria
Lise de la Salle, classical pianist

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7:30 pm
Tue 31 Mar 2020
7:30 pm | Tue 31 Mar 2020
classical music
An International Piano Series debut takes in Beethoven’s great final Piano Sonata
An International Piano Series debut takes in Beethoven’s great final Piano Sonata
Caroline Shaw, violinist
8:00 pm
Fri 03 Apr 2020
8:00 pm | Fri 03 Apr 2020
classical music
contemporary classical
The New Yorker called Caroline Shaw’s Violin Concerto Lo ‘the sonic double of a sultry summer night’
The New Yorker called Caroline Shaw’s Violin Concerto Lo ‘the sonic double of a sultry summer...
Vilde Frang, Lawrence Power & Nicolas Altstaedt

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7:30 pm
Sun 19 Apr 2020
7:30 pm | Sun 19 Apr 2020
classical music
A virtuosic trio of celebrated soloists play music by Beethoven famed for its difficulty and delights
A virtuosic trio of celebrated soloists play music by Beethoven famed for its difficulty and...
Saleem Ashkar, pianist

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7:30 pm
Tue 21 Apr 2020
7:30 pm | Tue 21 Apr 2020
classical music
classical music
Trace the friendships and romances that inspired composers in music shaped by relationships
Trace the friendships and romances that inspired composers in music shaped by relationships
Martin Kelly, viola

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7:00 pm
Sun 26 Apr 2020
7:00 pm | Sun 26 Apr 2020
classical music
Tainted love is on the menu with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Tainted love is on the menu with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Bach and the Cosmos: Bach Remixed at Queen Elizabeth Hall
7:30 pm
Tue 28 Apr 2020
7:30 pm | Tue 28 Apr 2020
classical music
contemporary classical
In 1920, Stravinsky blurs the lines between classical and popular culture with his Pulchinella
In 1920, Stravinsky blurs the lines between classical and popular culture with his Pulchinella
Ronald Brautigam leaning on a Piano
7:30 pm
Thu 30 Apr 2020
7:30 pm | Thu 30 Apr 2020
classical music
classical music
E flat major is the key to this exquisite line-up of Mozart masterpieces with the period orchestra
E flat major is the key to this exquisite line-up of Mozart masterpieces with the period orchestra
Southbank Sinfonia
11:30 am
Sat 09 May 2020
11:30 am | Sat 09 May 2020
classical music
family & young people
Unleash musical imaginations with a chance for children aged five to 11 to explore the orchestra
Unleash musical imaginations with a chance for children aged five to 11 to explore the orchestra
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
4:00 pm
Sun 10 May 2020
4:00 pm | Sun 10 May 2020
classical music
contemporary classical
Penetrate the essence of sound with works by the radically inventive 20th-century composer
Penetrate the essence of sound with works by the radically inventive 20th-century composer
Chineke! Orchestra
7:30 pm
Tue 12 May 2020
7:30 pm | Tue 12 May 2020
classical music
classical music
Four pieces by turn-of-the-century composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor have ‘Africa’ in their titles
Four pieces by turn-of-the-century composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor have ‘Africa’ in their...
Ingrid Fliter, pianist

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7:30 pm
Wed 13 May 2020
7:30 pm | Wed 13 May 2020
classical music
classical music
Encounter Beethoven and Schumann’s most personal musical statements
Encounter Beethoven and Schumann’s most personal musical statements
Aurora Orchestra Fallen Hero
7:30 pm
Sat 16 May 2020
7:30 pm | Sat 16 May 2020
classical music
contemporary classical
Aurora Orchestra and pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard trace the rise and fall of the hero
Aurora Orchestra and pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard trace the rise and fall of the hero

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