Classical music in London Friday 2 December

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Classical music in London on Fri 2nd December

Our guide to classical music in London on Friday 2 December 2016.

 at Barbican Hall, London
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A Christmas Carol — by the BBC Symphony Orchestra

Barbican Hall Classical music in London at the Barbican Hall. Neil Brand's adaptation of Dickens' 'A Christmas Carol' will be performed by the BBC Singers and BBC Symphony Orchestra.
 at St. Martin-in-the-Fields, London
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Norwegian Christmas Concert — St. Martin-in-the-Fields

St. Martin-in-the-Fields A Norwegian Concert will be taking place at St Martin-in-the-Fields, to mark the lighting of the Trafalgar Square Tree.
 
 at St. Martin-in-the-Fields, London
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Lunchtime concerts at 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.
 at Royal Festival Hall, London
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Beethoven, Bruch and Maria Von Weber

Royal Festival Hall The London Philharmonic will be playing classical music by Beethoven, Bruch and Maria Von Weber at the Royal Festival Hall.
 
Manon Lescaut at Royal Opera House, London
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Puccini’s Manon Lescaut — Royal Opera House

to Royal Opera House The Royal Opera House will putting a production of Jonathan Kent's version of Puccini's "Manon Lescaut".
Pearl Fishers at London Coliseum, London
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Bizet’s The Pearl Fishers — London Coliseum

London Coliseum Bizet's "The Pearl Fishers" is a moving story of friendship, tested to breaking point by the arrival of the beautiful Leila.
 

That’s all of the classical music, but there are lots of other events taking place on 2 December including:

Mahwish Chishty: Spy drones and Pakistani folk art2 DecemberMahwish Chishty’s exhibition of art at the Imperial War Museum combines Pakistani folk art with unmanned spy drones.

Anarchic comedy, “The Book of Mormon”2 DecemberThe West End musical “The Book of Mormon” is written by the same guys behind the anarchic TV show “South Park”.

Skate! — Christmas ice rink at Somerset House2 DecemberSomerset House has got the prettiest rink in London, with a Christmas shopping arcade and decorated with a huge Christmas tree.

A night of science, with Professor Brian Cox2 DecemberJoin Professor Brian Cox for a science stage-show and interview, whisking us through time and space to the edges of the cosmos.

Thriller — with the songs of Michael Jackson2 December“Thriller Live” celebrates the career of Michael Jackson in a spectacular show filled with songs and dazzling dance moves.

Modernist Photography from Elton John’s Collection2 DecemberThe Tate Modern will be putting on an exhibition of Modernist Photography, drawn from Elton John’s private collection.

Jersey Boys — The Frankie Valli Story2 December“Jersey Boys” tells the story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons’ rise to fame and fortune in the 1960s.

The Last Tango — Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace2 December‘The Last Tango’ features Strictly Come Dancing’s Argentine Tango Champions, Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace.

Christmas lights in Oxford Street2 DecemberThe Oxford Street switch-on ceremony is always one of the biggest, and this year they’re shutting the street to traffic.

 

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