What’s on January 2014 – Classical music in London

Here is a guide to all the best classical concerts, operas and ballets during the month of January.
Nutcracker at Royal Opera House

ChristmasPickTchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker”

4th, 6th, 9th, 10th, 12th, 14th, 20th, 23rd, 24th, 27th, 31st Dec 2013, 2nd, 4th, 8th, 10th, 11th, 13th, 15th & 16th January 2014  •  Royal Opera House, LondonNo Christmas would be complete without a visit to see Tchaikovsky's classic ballet "The Nutcracker". As midnight chimes a magical Christmas tree starts to grow through the ceiling, marking the start of Clara's journey to …more
Nutcracker at London Coliseum

ChristmasPickTchaikovsky’s ballet “The Nutcracker”

11th Dec 2013 – 5th January 2014 (except 15th, 22nd, 25th Dec & 1st Jan)  •  London Coliseum, LondonNo Christmas would be complete without a visit to see Tchaikovsky's classic ballet "The Nutcracker". As midnight chimes a magical Christmas tree starts to grow through the ceiling, marking the start of Clara's journey to …more
Carmen at Royal Opera House

PickBizet’s “Carmen” — Royal Opera House

16th, 19th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd Dec 2013, 1st, 3rd, 4th, 6th & 9th January 2014  •  Royal Opera House, LondonBizet's "Carmen" is one of the world's favourite operas, but scandalised 19th-century society with its raw depicition of lust. It tells the story of a fiesty gypsy arrested for attacking a fellow worker. After persuading …more
St. Martin-in-the-Fields

FreeFree lunchtime concert, at St. Martin-in-the-Fields

3rd, 6th, 7th, 10th, 13th, 14th, 17th, 20th, 21st, 24th, 27th, 28th & 31st January 2014  •  St. Martin-in-the-Fields, LondonSt. Martin-in-the-Fields church in Trafalgar Square has a proud history of hosting some of London's best live classical music events. Some of their most popular events are the lunchtime concerts which they put on for free. …more
Le Corsaire at London Coliseum

English National Ballet — Le Corsaire

9th – 19th January 2014 (except 13th)  •  London Coliseum, London"Le Corsaire" tells the tale of a pirate's love for a beautiful harem girl. In the best tradition of pirate stories, it is a swashbuckling drama full of rich sultans, captured maidens, daring rescues, all culminating in a …more
Cadogan Hall

John Lill, playing Beethoven’s Piano Sonatas

13th January 2014 •  Cadogan Hall, LondonPianist John Lill will be giving a series of concerts at Cadogan Hall over four months, during which he will perform Beethoven's complete Piano Sonatas. Cadogan Hall is a popular venue for classical music in the heart of …more
Manon at Royal Opera House

Massenet’s “Manon” — Royal Opera House

14th, 17th, 21st, 24th, 28th, 31st January & 4th Feb 2014  •  Royal Opera House, London"Manon" follows the all-consuming love affair between Manon Lescaut and a student, Des Grieux. But Manon longs for a life of luxury and riches, and when a nobleman offers to make her his mistress she finds it hard to …more
Royal Festival Hall

Boris Berezovsky, playing Ravel, Debussy and Rachmaninov

14th January 2014 •  Royal Festival Hall, LondonJoin pianist Boris Berezovsky at the Royal Festival Hall, as he performs a selection of classical works by Ravel, Debussy and Rachmaninov. The Royal Festival Hall is one of the world’s great concert halls, consisting of an …more
Royal Festival Hall

London Philharmonic — MacMillan and Mahler

15th January 2014 •  Royal Festival Hall, LondonJoin conductor Vladimir Jurowski and the London Philharmonic Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall, as they perform James MacMillan's "Viola Concerto" and Gustav Mahler's "Symphony No.6". The Royal Festival Hall is one of …more
Royal Festival Hall

London Philharmonic — Brahms and Beethoven

17th January 2014 •  Royal Festival Hall, LondonJoin conductor Vladimir Jurowski, pianist Yulianna Avdeeva and the London Philharmonic Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall, as they perform a selection of classical works by Brahms and Beethoven. The Royal Festival Hall …more
Royal Festival Hall

Johann Strauss Gala — Royal Festival Hall

18th January 2014 •  Royal Festival Hall, LondonJoin conductor Rainer Hersch and the Johann Strauss Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall, as they perform a selection of waltzes and polkas by Johann Strauss (father and son). Pieces will include the "Radetzky-March", …more
Giselle at Royal Opera House

“Giselle” — Royal Opera House

18th, 20th, 22nd, 23rd, 25th, 27th, 30th Jan, 1st, 5th, 6th & 10th Feb 2014  •  Royal Opera House, London"Giselle" is one of the most influential of all romantic ballets. It tells the story of a broken-hearted peasant girl who falls in love with Count Albrecht, believing him to be a lowly villager. Her discovery of his true …more
 

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