Classical music in London March 2014

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Classical music in London in March

Our guide to classical music in London during March 2014.

Rigoletto at London Coliseum, London
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Verdi’s “Rigoletto” — London Coliseum

to London Coliseum One of Verdi's most popular operas, "Rigoletto" tells the tale of a hunchbacked court jester who dotes on his daughter Gilda in the colourful and corrupt world of 16th-century Mantua. But when the wealthy Duke of Mantua sets his sights on her, the course is set for tragedy.
Turandot at Royal Opera House, London
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Puccini’s “Turandot” — Royal Opera House

to Royal Opera House The Royal Opera House is putting on a production of Puccini's operatic swansong, "Turandot", famous for its dramatic aria "Nessun Dorma". The cold-hearted Princess Turandot has sworn that no man shall marry her unless he can correctly answer three riddles. Prince Calaf takes up the challenge, determined to win her heart... or die in the attempt.
 
Sleeping Beauty at Royal Opera House, London
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The Royal Ballet — “The Sleeping Beauty”

to Royal Opera House London classical music at the Royal Opera House. The Royal Ballet will be putting on a performance of Tchaikovsky's classic ballet "The Sleeping Beauty". Tchaikovsky's score is one of the finest in all classical music. It tells the story of Princess Aurora, cursed on her christening day by the wicked fairy Carabosse. She is doomed to prick her finger on a spindle and die. But a kind fairy tempers the curse so that the Princess will instead fall asleep for 100 years -- and be woken by a handsome prince.
La Boheme at Royal Albert Hall, London
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Puccini’s “La Boheme” — Royal Albert Hall

to Royal Albert Hall "La Boheme" is one of Puccini's most powerful operas. It follows the story of two couples: the poet Rodolfo, who falls in love with the pretty seamstress Mimi, and the painter Marcello, who enjoys the company of his mistress Musetta. The opera's exploration of the joy, anguish and heartbreak of young love blighted by sudden tragedy, and its succession of passionate arias and duets, makes this the ultimate romantic opera. La Boheme will be playing at the Royal Albert Hall in London during March 2014.
 
Rodelinda at London Coliseum, London
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Handel’s opera, “Rodelinda”

to London Coliseum Handel's operatic masterpiece, "Rodelinda", is an epic story of love, power and mistaken identity. After Bertarido is driven from his kingdom by Grimoaldo, his wife (Rodelinda) presumes him to be dead. Grimoaldo then threatens to imprison her unless she agrees to marry him... but the exiled king returns in disguise.
 at Queen Elizabeth Hall, London
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Beethoven, Stravinsky and Brahms

Queen Elizabeth Hall Join pianist Nikolaj Znaider and pianist Robert Kulek at Queen Elizabeth Hall, as they perform a selection of classical works by Beethoven, Stravinsky and Brahms.
 
 at Royal Festival Hall, London
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London Philharmonic — Anderson and Beethoven

Royal Festival Hall Join conductor Vladimir Jurowski and the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir at the Royal Festival Hall, as they perform a selection of classical works by Julian Anderson and Beethoven.
 at St. Paul’s Cathedral, London
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Sunday organ recitals, at St. Paul’s Cathedral

to St. Paul’s Cathedral London classical music at the St. Paul’s Cathedral. St. Paul's Cathedral puts on a regular program of Organ Recitals on Sunday afternoon. They last for half-an-hour and are free to attend.
 at Queen Elizabeth Hall, London
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Beethoven, Rachmaninov and Schumann

Queen Elizabeth Hall Join Brazilian pianist Nelson Freire at Queen Elizabeth Hall, as he performs a selection of classical works by Beethoven, Rachmaninov and Schumann.
 at Cadogan Hall, London
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Vienna Tonkunstler — Kodaly, Rachmaninov and Beethoven

Cadogan Hall Join conductor Andres Orozco-Estrada, pianist Barry Douglas and the Vienna Tonkunstler Orchestra at Cadogan Hall, as they perform a selection of classical works by Kodaly, Rachmaninov and Beethoven.
 
La Fille Du Regiment at Royal Opera House, London
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Donizetti’s “La Fille du Regiment”

to Royal Opera House Donizetti's entertaining opera "La Fille du Regiment" is full of irrepressible humour, patriotic sentiment and catchy melodies. It tells the story of Marie, found on a battlefield as a baby by a regiment of soldiers. When she falls for a civilian in later life, she faces a choice between love and her military family. La Fille Du Regiment will be on in London this Mar, for a run at the Royal Opera House.
 at Queen Elizabeth Hall, London
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Pianist Gabriela Montero, playing Schumann

Queen Elizabeth Hall Classical music at the Queen Elizabeth Hall London. Join the Venezuelan pianist Gabriela Montero at Queen Elizabeth Hall, as she performs Robert Schumann's "Fantasie in C" and Clara Schumann's "Piano Sonata in G minor".
 
 at Royal Festival Hall, London
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Dvorak, Tchaikovsky, Mahler and Shostakovich

Royal Festival Hall Join conductor Ilyich Rivas, pianist Simon Trpceski and the London Philharmonic Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall, as they perform a selection of classical works by Dvorak, Tchaikovsky, Mahler and Shostakovich.
 at Royal Festival Hall, London
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Philharmonia Orchestra — Beethoven and Mendelssohn

Royal Festival Hall Join conductor Pablo-Heras Casado, pianist Nikolai Lugansky and the Philharmonia Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall, as they perform a selection of classical works by Beethoven and Mendelssohn.
 
 at St. Martin-in-the-Fields, London
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Free lunchtime concert, at St. Martin-in-the-Fields

to St. Martin-in-the-Fields Classical music in London at the St. Martin-in-the-Fields. St. 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. They feature everything from solo pianists and violinists, to string quartets and vocal groups.
 at Queen Elizabeth Hall, London
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Artemis Quartet, playing Beethoven and Brahms

Queen Elizabeth Hall Join the Artemis Quartet at Queen Elizabeth Hall, as they perform Beethoven's "String Quartet in C sharp minor" and Brahms' "String Quartet in C minor".
 
 at Cadogan Hall, London
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Classical Opera — Mozart’s “La clemenza di Tito”

Cadogan Hall Join the Orchestra and Choir of Classical Opera at Cadogan Hall, as they perform Mozart's "La clemenza di Tito".
 at Purcell Room, London
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Bach Weekend — The Keyboard Toccatas

Purcell Room Join harpsichord player Robin Bigwood in the Purcell Room, as he performs Johann Sebastian Bach's "Toccata in D minor", "Toccata in D" and "Toccata in G minor".
 
Die Frau Ohne Schatten at Royal Opera House, London
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Richard Strauss — “Die Frau ohne Schatten”

to Royal Opera House The Royal Opera House is putting on a production of "Die Frau ohne Schatten" by Richard Strauss -- a fairytale with a strong moral dimension. It tells the story of a half-mortal Empress who does not cast a shadow. But if she doesn't get one in three days, she will be returned to the spirit world and the Emperor will be turned to stone. To what lengths will the Empress go to avoid such a fate?
 at Royal Festival Hall, London
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London Philharmonic — Mendelssohn and Bruckner

Royal Festival Hall Join conductor Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, violinist Benjamin Beilman and the London Philharmonic Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall, as they perform a selection of classical works by Mendelssohn and Bruckner.
 
 at Queen Elizabeth Hall, London
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Bach’s “Mass in B minor”

Queen Elizabeth Hall Classical music in London at the Queen Elizabeth Hall. Join the Feinstein Ensemble and London Bach Singers at Queen Elizabeth Hall, as they perform Bach's "Mass in B minor".
 at Royal Festival Hall, London
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San Francisco Symphony — Ives, John Adams and Berlioz

Royal Festival Hall Join conductor Michael Tilson, the San Francisco Symphony and the St. Lawrence String Quartet at the Royal Festival Hall, as they perform a selection of classical works by Charles Ives, John Adams and Berlioz.
 
 at Purcell Room, London
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Bach Weekend — The Well-Tempered Clavier

Purcell Room Join harpsichord player Steven Devine in the Purcell Room, as he performs Johann Sebastian Bach's "The Well-Tempered Clavier" (Book II, Part 1).
 at Purcell Room, London
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Bach Weekend — The Well-Tempered Clavier (Part 2)

Purcell Room Join harpsichord player Steven Devine in the Purcell Room, as he performs Johann Sebastian Bach's "The Well-Tempered Clavier" (Book II, Part 2).
 
 at Queen Elizabeth Hall, London
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Bellini’s “I Capuleti Ed I Montecchi”.

Queen Elizabeth Hall Join the Chelsea Opera Group Orchestra and Chorus at Queen Elizabeth Hall, for a performance of Bellini's sixth opera "I Capuleti Ed I Montecchi".
 at Royal Festival Hall, London
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San Francisco Symphony — Mahler’s “Symphony No.3″

Royal Festival Hall Classical music in March at the Royal Festival Hall. Join conductor Michael Tilson Thomas, the San Francisco Symphony, the Ladies of the London Symphony Chorus, and the Choristers of St. Paul's Cathedral at the Royal Festival Hall, as they perform Gustav Mahler's "Symphony No.3".
 
 at Purcell Room, London
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Bach Weekend — The Late Lute Works

Purcell Room Join lute player Jakob Lindberg in the Purcell Room, as he performs Johann Sebastian Bach's "Prelude in C minor", "Fugue in G minor", "Prelude, Fugue & Allegro in E flat" and "Partita in C minor".
 at Purcell Room, London
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Bach Weekend — The Art of Fugue

Purcell Room Join the Feinstein Ensemble in the Southbank Centre's Purcell Room, as they perform Johann Sebastian Bach's "The Art of Fugue".
 
 at Purcell Room, London
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Bach Weekend — The Perfect Cantatas

Purcell Room London classical music at the Purcell Room. Join the London Bach Singers and Feinstein Ensemble in the Purcell Room, as they perform Johann Sebastian Bach's "Cantata No.82 'Ich habe genug'", "Cantata No.152 'Tritt auf die Glaubensbahn'", "Cantata No.54 'Widerstehe doch der Sunde'" and "Cantata No.182 'Himmelskönig, sei willkommen'".
 at Cadogan Hall, London
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Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, at Cadogan Hall

Cadogan Hall Join conductor Eiji Oue, violinist Kyoko Takezawa and the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra at Cadogan Hall, as they perform a selection of classical works by Mayazumi, Bernstein and Prokofiev.
 
 at Royal Festival Hall, London
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Pianist John Lill — 70th Birthday Celebration

Royal Festival Hall Join conductor Thomas Dausgaard, pianist John Lill and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall, as they perform a selection of classical works by Brahms, Rachmaninov and Dvorak.
 at Purcell Room, London
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Tippett String Quartet — Haydn, Mozart, Janacek and Schubert

Purcell Room Join the Tippett String Quartet in the Southbank Centre's Purcell Room, as they perform a selection of classical works by Haydn, Mozart, Janacek and Schubert.
 
 at Queen Elizabeth Hall, London
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Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment — Vivaldi and Bach

Queen Elizabeth Hall Join the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment at Queen Elizabeth Hall, as they perform Antonio Vivaldi's "Concerto in D for violoncello da spalla" and Johann Sebastian Bach's "Brandenburg Concerto No.3 in G".
 at Royal Albert Hall, London
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The Great Classics: The Dream of Gerontius

Royal Albert Hall Classical music in London at the Royal Albert Hall. Help celebrate conductor Hilary Davan Wetton's 70th birthday, with a performance of Elgar's "The Dream of Gerontius". The piece will be performed in full voice by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and a choir of over 300 hundred voices, led by the City of London Choir.
 
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 at Royal Festival Hall, London
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London Philharmonic — Mozart, Strauss and Bach

Royal Festival Hall Join conductor David Zinman, pianist Emanuel Ax and the London Philharmonic Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall, as they perform a selection of classical works by Mozart, Richard Strauss and Bach.
 at Cadogan Hall, London
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Brahms — Sonatas for Violin and Piano

Cadogan Hall Join violinist Alda Dizdari and pianist Tom Blach at Cadogan Hall, as they perform Brahms' "Scherzo in C minor", "Violin Sonata No.1 in G major", "Violin Sonata No.2 in A major" and "Violin Sonata No.3 in D minor".
 
 at Royal Albert Hall, London
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“Classical Spectacular” at the Royal Albert Hall

to Royal Albert Hall London classical music at the Royal Albert Hall. The "Classical Spectacular" is back at the Royal Albert Hall and promises to give classical music a bit of... oomph! Classical Spectacular features a state of the art lighting rig -- everything from a flood of pure white light to electrifying multicoloured laser displays -- coating your favourite music in lights, lasers and thundering cannons.
 at Queen Elizabeth Hall, London
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Ingolf Wunder, playing Beethoven, Chopin and Liszt

Queen Elizabeth Hall Join the pianist Ingolf Wunder at Queen Elizabeth Hall, as he performs a selection of classical works by Beethoven, Chopin and Liszt.
 
 at Royal Festival Hall, London
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Philharmonia Orchestra, playing Richard Strauss

Royal Festival Hall Join conductor Lorin Maazel and the Philharmonia Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall, as they perform "Also sprach Zarathustra" and "An Alpine Symphony" by Richard Strauss.
 at Royal Festival Hall, London
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Philharmonia Orchestra — Strauss, Mozart and Mussorgsky

Royal Festival Hall Classical music at the Royal Festival Hall London. Join conductor Lorin Maazel, violinist Esther Yoo and the Philharmonia Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall, as they perform a selection of classical works by Richard Strauss, Mozart and Mussorgsky.
 
 at Queen Elizabeth Hall, London
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Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment — Corelli, Vivaldi and Bach

Queen Elizabeth Hall Join the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment at Queen Elizabeth Hall, as they perform a selection of classical works by Corelli, Vivaldi and Bach.
 at Cadogan Hall, London
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Zurich Chamber Orchestra, at Cadogan Hall

Cadogan Hall Join conductor Sir Roger Norrington, pianist Jonathan Biss and the Zurich Chamber Orchestra at Cadogan Hall, as they perform Mozart's "Symphony No.1", "Piano Concerto No.21" and "Symphony No.41 (Jupiter)".
 

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