Classical music in London

Our guide to classical music events in London. Operas are shown at the Royal Opera House. Big ballet productions are put on at the London Coliseum. Other venues that play a lot of classical music include the Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Cadogan Hall, Wigmore Hall and the Barbican.

Classical music this month

Here’s our guide to the best classical music events in London during February

Royal Albert Hall

Royal Albert Hall This guided tour of the Royal Albert Hall will take you inside one of the balcony boxes for a fantastic view of the auditorium.
St. Paul’s Cathedral

St. Paul’s Cathedral Every Sunday St Paul's Cathedral invites one of the world's finest organists to play on the Grand Organ for half-an-hour.
St. Martin-in-the-Fields

to St. Martin-in-the-Fields St Martin-in-the-Fields in Trafalgar Square usually puts on a free classical music recitals a couple of times each week.
Iolanthe at London Coliseum

to London Coliseum The London Coliseum will be putting on a production of Gilbert & Sullivan's Iolanthe, a brilliantly funny satire about peers of the realm.
Cadogan Hall

Cadogan Hall The London Chamber Orchestra will be playing some classical music by Haydn, Mozart and Schubert at Cadogan Hall.
Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall The London Symphony Orchestra will be performing some classical music by Brahms, Ravel and Franck at Barbican Hall.
Cadogan Hall

Cadogan Hall The English Chamber Orchestra will be playing some classical music by Tchaikovsky, Haydn and Saint-Saens at Cadogan Hall.
Cadogan Hall

Cadogan Hall The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra will be playing music by Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky and Sibelius at Cadogan Hall.

Classical music in March

Here’s a selection of the best music recitals, operas and ballets during March

A Midsummer Nights Dream at London Coliseum

to London Coliseum The London Coliseum will be putting on a production of Benjamin Britten's Shakespearean opera, 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'.
Cadogan Hall

Cadogan Hall The Russian State Philharmonic will be playing some classical music by Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov at Cadogan Hall.
Cadogan Hall

Cadogan Hall The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra will be playing some classical music by Wagner, Grieg and Humperdinck at Cadogan Hall.
Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall The Insula Orchestra will be performing some classical music by Beethoven and Farrenc at Barbican Hall.
Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

to Sam Wanamaker Playhouse Enjoy a theatrical version of Vivaldi's 'Four Seasons', with a quintet of musicians and Gyre & Gimble's master puppeteers.
Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall The London Symphony Orchestra will be performing some classical music by Schumann and Berlioz at Barbican Hall.
Cadogan Hall

Cadogan Hall The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra will be playing music by Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich, Martucci and Weber at Cadogan Hall.
Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall The London Symphony Orchestra will be performing some classical music by Schumann at Barbican Hall.
La Traviata at London Coliseum

to London Coliseum 'La Traviata' is one of Giuseppe Verdi's best-loved operas, and tells the story of a doomed love affair between Violetta and Alfredo.
Cadogan Hall

Cadogan Hall The SWR Symphony Orchestra Stuttgart will be playing a selection of classical works by Beethoven at Cadogan Hall.
Cadogan Hall

Cadogan Hall The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, will be performing some music inspired by Lent and Holy Week at Cadogan Hall.
Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall The BBC Symphony Orchestra will be performing some classical music by Beethoven, Britten and Anna Clyne at Barbican Hall.
Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall The London Symphony Orchestra will be playing Boulez, Bartok, Stravinsky, Debussy and Campbell at Barbican Hall.
Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall Francois-Xavier Roth will be conducting a 'Half Six Fix' of Stravinsky and Debussy at Barbican Hall.
Marriage Of Figaro at London Coliseum

to London Coliseum The London Coliseum is putting on a performance of Mozart's comedy opera, The Marriage of Figaro (Le Nozze di Figaro).
Cadogan Hall

Cadogan Hall The English Chamber Orchestra will be playing a selection of classical works by Mozart at Cadogan Hall.
Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall Pianist Evgeny Kissin will be playing some classical music by Beethoven and Rachmaninov at Barbican Hall.
Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall The Academy of Ancient Music and Choir of the AAM will be performing JS Bach's St Matthew Passion at Barbican Hall.

Classical music in April

If you’re coming to London next April how about listening to some classical music?

Cadogan Hall

Cadogan Hall The English Chamber Orchestra will be playing a selection of classical works by Vivaldi and Piazzolla at Cadogan Hall.
Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall Join the London Symphony Orchestra at the Barbican Hall for some classical music by Beethoven by Stravinsky.
Cadogan Hall

Cadogan Hall The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra will be playing music by Rachmaninov, Dvorak and Smetana at Cadogan Hall.
Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall Pianist Piotr Anderszewski will be performing Beethoven's Diabelli Variations at Barbican Hall in April.
Cadogan Hall

Cadogan Hall The London Chamber Orchestra will be playing some classical music by Mendelssohn, Stravinsky and Prokofiev at Cadogan Hall.
Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall The BBC Symphony Orchestra will be performing some music by Elgar, Raymond Yiu and Lilian Elkington at Barbican Hall.
Cadogan Hall

Cadogan Hall The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and City of London Choir will be playing some music by Mozart and Haydn at Cadogan Hall.
Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall Join the London Symphony Orchestra at the Barbican Hall for some classical music by Elgar and Sibelius.
Cadogan Hall

Cadogan Hall The Czech National Symphony Orchestra will be playing classical music by Beethoven, Schubert and Dvorak at Cadogan Hall.
Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall Violinist Maxim Vengerov will be performing some sonatas and a scherzo by Brahms at Barbican Hall.
Cadogan Hall

Cadogan Hall Pianist Angela Brownridge will be performing some classical works by Beethoven, Chopin and Debussy at Cadogan Hall.
Cadogan Hall

Cadogan Hall The Czech National Symphony Orchestra will be playing classical music by Beethoven, Schubert and Dvorak at Cadogan Hall.
Barbican Hall

to Barbican Hall Sir Simon Rattle and London Symphony Orchestra will be performing some Mahler and Helen Grime at the Barbican Hall.
Cadogan Hall

Cadogan Hall The Royal Choral Society will be performing some music by Leonard Bernstein, Copland and Faure at Cadogan Hall.
Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall Sir Simon Rattle and London Symphony Orchestra will be performing some Mahler and Tippett at the Barbican Hall.
Queen Elizabeth Hall

Queen Elizabeth Hall Benjamin Grosvenor will be performing a selection of classical works by Bach, Brahms, Debussy, Berg, Ravel and Brett Dean.
Queen Elizabeth Hall

Queen Elizabeth Hall The Navarra String Quartet will be performing works by Roussel, Chausson and Schubert at the Queen Elizabeth Hall.
Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets at Royal Albert Hall

to Royal Albert Hall The Royal Albert Hall will be screening 'Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets' alongside a live performance of the score.
Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall The BBC Symphony Orchestra will be performing music by Vaughan Williams, Ravel, Harris and Adams at Barbican Hall.

Classical music in May

Here are some upcoming music recitals and operas during the month of May

Purcell Room

Purcell Room Claire Booth, Susan Bickley and Andrew Matthews-Owen will be performing some works by Debussy, Satie and Dove.
Cadogan Hall

Cadogan Hall The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra will be playing some classical music by Sibelius, Brahms and Gorecki at Cadogan Hall.
Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic will be performing some Beethoven and Bernstein at Barbican Hall.
Queen Elizabeth Hall

Queen Elizabeth Hall The City of London Sinfonia will be performing works by Beethoven and Brett Dean at the Queen Elizabeth Hall.
Cadogan Hall

Cadogan Hall The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra will be playing some classical music by Chopin, Mussorgsky and Dukas at Cadogan Hall.
Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall The BBC Symphony Orchestra will be performing some works by Ravel, Respighi, Ghedini and Avner Dorman at Barbican Hall.
Queen Elizabeth Hall

Queen Elizabeth Hall Khatia Buniatishvili will be performing a selection of classical works by Brahms, Liszt, Tchaikovsky and Stravinsky.
Queen Elizabeth Hall

Queen Elizabeth Hall French pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard will be performing Ligeti's complete 'Etudes' at the Queen Elizabeth Hall.
Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall Sakari Oramo and the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus will be performing Elgar's 'The Dream of Gerontius' at Barbican Hall.
Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall Janine Jansen and the London Symphony Orchestra will be playing some classical music by Sibelius at Barbican Hall.
Queen Elizabeth Hall

Queen Elizabeth Hall The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment will be performing some classical works by R Strauss at the Queen Elizabeth Hall.
Cadogan Hall

Cadogan Hall The London Chamber Orchestra will be playing some classical music by Poulenc, Piazolla and Ollie Howell at Cadogan Hall.
Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall Michael Tilson Thomas and the London Symphony Orchestra will be playing some classical music by Beethoven at Barbican Hall.
Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall Thomas Ades and the Britten Sinfonia will be performing some Beethoven and a UK premiere by Gerald Barry at Barbican Hall.
Cadogan Hall

Cadogan Hall The Dresden Philharmonic will be playing some classical music by Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich and Weber at Cadogan Hall.
Royal Albert Hall

Royal Albert Hall The husband and wife opera stars Anna Netrebko and Yusif Eyvazov will be performing at the Royal Albert Hall.
Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall Thomas Ades and the Britten Sinfonia will be performing some classical music by Beethoven and Gerald Barry at Barbican Hall.
Queen Elizabeth Hall

Queen Elizabeth Hall Benjamin Grosvenor will be performing some classical works by Brahms and Schubert at the Queen Elizabeth Hall.
La Traviata at Holland Park Opera

to Holland Park Opera Opera Holland Park will be putting on a production of 'La Traviata', one of Giuseppe Verdi's best-loved operas.
Purcell Room

Purcell Room Judith Jauregui will be performing works by Chopin, Debussy, Szymanowski, Scriabin and Granados at the Purcell Room.
Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall Nicola Benedetti and the Academy of Ancient Music will be playing some classical music by Vivaldi and Telemann at Barbican Hall.
Cadogan Hall

Cadogan Hall The Brussels Philharmonic will be playing some classical music by Guillaume and Leonard Bernstein at Cadogan Hall.
Cosi Fan Tutte at Holland Park Opera

to Holland Park Opera Opera Holland Park will be putting on a production of Mozart's comic opera Cosi Fan Tutte (The Magic Flute).

Classical music in June

Here’s our pick of the best ballets, operas and classical music during June

Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall Gianandrea Noseda and the London Symphony Orchestra will be playing music by Beethoven, Mussorgsky and Ravel at Barbican Hall.
Queen Elizabeth Hall

to Queen Elizabeth Hall The Mozartists will be putting on a semi-staged performance of Mozart's 'La Finta Semplice' at the Queen Elizabeth Hall.
Cadogan Hall

Cadogan Hall The Wurth Philharmonic Orchestra will be playing some music by Vaughan Williams, Rachmaninov and Elgar at Cadogan Hall.
Sleeping Beauty at London Coliseum

to London Coliseum The English National Ballet will be performing Tchaikovsky's classic ballet "The Sleeping Beauty" at the London Coliseum.
Purcell Room

Purcell Room The Feinstein Ensemble will be performing a selection of classical works by JS Bach and Telemann at the Purcell Room.
Cadogan Hall

Cadogan Hall 'Children & Wildlife in Harmony' will see Panos Karan performing some classical works by Chopin and Debussy at Cadogan Hall.
Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall Sir John Eliot Gardiner and the Monteverdi Choir and Orchestra will be performing some classical works by JS Bach at Barbican Hall.
Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall Pianist Murray Perahia will be giving a solo recital at Barbican Hall, performing works by Beethoven, Chopin and Brahms.
Turn Of The Screw at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre

to Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre The Regent's Park Open Air Theatre is putting on a production of Benjamin Britten's chilling tale, 'The Turn of the Screw'.
Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall Nicola Benedetti and the London Symphony Orchestra will be playing some classical music by Shostakovich at Barbican Hall.

More Classical music in 2018/19

Here are some more classical music events, for people who like to plan ahead

Queen Elizabeth Hall

Queen Elizabeth Hall The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment will be performing some classical works by Haydn at the Queen Elizabeth Hall.
Isabeau at Holland Park Opera

to Holland Park Opera Opera Holland Park will be putting on a production of Pietro Mascagni's Isabeau, which is based on the legendary tale of Lady Godiva.
Ariadne Auf Naxos at Holland Park Opera

to Holland Park Opera Opera Holland Park will be putting on a production of Richard Strauss' farcical comic opera 'Ariadne auf Naxos'.
Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall Sir Simon Rattle and the London Symphony Orchestra will be playing music by Holst, Britten and Birtwistle at Barbican Hall.
Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall Sir Simon Rattle and the London Symphony Orchestra will be playing music by Britten, Dvorak and Janacek at Barbican Hall.
Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall Sir Simon Rattle and the London Symphony Orchestra will be playing music by Sibelius, Janacek and Szymanowski at Barbican Hall.
Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall Cristian Macelaru and the BBC Symphony Orchestra will be performing some works by Beethoven and Mason Bates at Barbican Hall.
Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall Nikolaj Znaider and the London Symphony Orchestra will be performing Smetana's 'Ma Vlast' at Barbican Hall.
Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall The London Symphony Orchestra will be performing some classical music by Stravinsky, De Falla and Lalo at Barbican Hall.
Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall The London Symphony Orchestra will be performing some classical music by Tchaikovsky and Szymanowski at Barbican Hall.
Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall The London Symphony Orchestra will be performing some classical music by Shostakovich, Kodaly and MacMillan at Barbican Hall.
Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall Michal Nesterowicz and the BBC Symphony Orchestra will be performing some classical music from Poland at Barbican Hall.
Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall The London Symphony Orchestra will be performing some classical music by Shostakovich and James MacMillan at Barbican Hall.
Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall The London Symphony Orchestra will be performing some classical music by Haydn, Bartok and Ligeti at Barbican Hall.
Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall The London Symphony Orchestra will be performing some classical music by Debussy and Strauss at Barbican Hall.
Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall The London Symphony Orchestra will be performing some classical music by Dvorak, Debussy and Strauss at Barbican Hall.
Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall Sakari Oramo and the BBC Symphony Orchestra will be performing some works by Tchaikovsky and Ethel Smyth at Barbican Hall.
Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall The BBC Symphony Orchestra will be performing some works by Shostakovich, Richard Strauss and Alban Berg at Barbican Hall.
Cadogan Hall

Cadogan Hall 'Carols by Candlelight' will include your favourite Christmas carols performed in a candlelit setting and full 18th-century costume.
Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall The London Symphony Orchestra will be performing some music by Stravinsky, Szymanowski, Bartok, Bernstein at Barbican Hall.
Nigel Kennedy at Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall Hear violinist Nigel Kennedy and the Academy of Ancient Music play some classical music by JS Bach at Barbican Hall.
Barbican Hall

to Barbican Hall The London Symphony Orchestra will be performing some classical music by Debussy, Brahms and Enescu at Barbican Hall.
Cadogan Hall

Cadogan Hall The Christmas Cracker concert at Cadogan Hall is a festive favourite, full of seasonal songs and carols by the Royal Philharmonic.
Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall Edward Gardner and the BBC Symphony Orchestra will be performing Berlioz's L'Enfance du Christ at Barbican Hall.
Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall The Britten Sinfonia and Britten Sinfonia Voices will be giving a performance of Handel's Messiah at Barbican Hall.
Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall Join the London Concert Orchestra and City of London Choir for an evening of Christmas classics at Barbican Hall.
Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall Enjoy some festive favourites and singalong Christmas carols with the London Concert Orchestra and London Philharmonic Choir.
Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall Enjoy some 'Carols by Candlelight' at Barbican Hall and see the Mozart Festival Orchestra perform in full 18th-century costume.
Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall The London Symphony Orchestra will be performing some classical music by Sibelius and Hans Abrahamsen at Barbican Hall.
Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall The London Symphony Orchestra will be performing some classical music by Sibelius, Nielsen and Abrahamsen at Barbican Hall.
Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall Sir Mark Elder and the Britten Sinfonia will be performing some classical music by Delius, Mahler and Brahms at Barbican Hall.
Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall The BBC Symphony Orchestra will be performing some classical music by Beethoven and Schoenberg at Barbican Hall.
Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall The BBC Symphony Orchestra will be performing some classical music by Schumann, Brahms and Causton at Barbican Hall.
Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall John Butt and the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus will be performing JS Bach's Mass in B Minor at Barbican Hall.
Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall The London Symphony Orchestra will be performing some classical music by Mendelssohn, Schumann and Weber at Barbican Hall.
Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall The BBC Symphony Orchestra will be performing some classical music by Beethoven and Thomas Larcher at Barbican Hall.
Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall Sir John Eilot Gardiner and the London Symphony Orchestra will be performing some classical music by Schumann at Barbican Hall.
Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall The BBC Symphony Orchestra will be performing some music by Shostakovich, Peteris Vasks and Gavin Higgins at Barbican Hall.
Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall The London Symphony Orchestra will be performing some classical music by Rameau, Ravel, Betsy and Poulenc at Barbican Hall.
Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall Adam Fischer and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra will be giving a performance of Mahler's Symphony No 9 at Barbican Hall.
Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall Hear the BBC Symphony Orchestra playing some classical music by Mozart, Mahler and Thomas Larcher at Barbican Hall.
Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall The London Symphony Orchestra will be performing some classical music by Rachmaninov, Stravinsky and Weill at Barbican Hall.
Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall The London Symphony Orchestra will be performing some classical music by Verdi, Puccini and Ponchielli at Barbican Hall.
Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall The London Symphony Orchestra will be performing some classical music by Mozart and Bruckner at Barbican Hall.
Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall The London Symphony Orchestra will be performing some classical music by Haydn, Gershwin, Ligeti and Berg at Barbican Hall.
Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall The London Symphony Orchestra will be performing some classical music by Shostakovich and Strauss at Barbican Hall.
Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall The London Symphony Orchestra will be performing some music by Shostakovich, Rachmaninov and Balakirev at Barbican Hall.
Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall The London Symphony Orchestra will be performing some classical music by Richard Strauss and Iain Bell at Barbican Hall.
Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall Hear the BBC Symphony Orchestra and pianist Alexei Volodin playing some classical music by Shostakovich at Barbican Hall.
Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall The London Symphony Orchestra will be performing some classical music by Beethoven and Ives at Barbican Hall.
Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall Hear the BBC Symphony Orchestra playing some classical music by Debussy, Szymanowski and Tippet at Barbican Hall.
Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall Fran├žois-Xavier Roth and the London Symphony Orchestra will be performing a selection of classical tunes by Ravel at Barbican Hall.
Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall Sir Simon Rattle and the London Symphony Orchestra will be performing some classical music by Harrison Birtwistle and John Adams.
Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall Sir Simon Rattle and the London Symphony Orchestra will be performing some classical music by John Adams and Berlioz.
Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall Sir Simon Rattle and the London Symphony Orchestra will be performing some classical music by Britten and Mahler.
Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall Thomas Ades and the Britten Sinfonia will be performing some classical music by Gerald Barry and Beethoven at Barbican Hall.
Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall Hear the BBC Symphony Orchestra play some classical music by Mahler and Thomas Larcher at Barbican Hall.
Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall Thomas Ades and the Britten Sinfonia will be playing some music by Gerald Barry and Beethoven's Choral Symphony at Barbican Hall.
Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall Sir Simon Rattle and the London Symphony Orchestra will be performing some classical music by Beethoven, Bartok and Cage.
 
 
 
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