Classical music in London Saturday 17 December

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Classical music in London on Sat 17th December

Our guide to classical music in London on Saturday 17 December 2016.

 at Royal Albert Hall, London
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Carols by candlelight, in full 18th-century costume

to Royal Albert Hall Classical music in London at the Royal Albert Hall. "Carols by Candlelight" features seasonal readings and Christmas carols performed in an evocative candlelit setting.
Opera in London: Der Rosenkavalier at Royal Opera House

Royal Opera House Renee Fleming will be starring in Richard Strauss' comedy opera "Der Rosenkavalier", at the Royal Opera House. Der Rosenkavalier will be playing at the Royal Opera House in London on Saturday December 17th.
 
 at Barbican Hall, London
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Wagner, Mahler and Berg — at Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra will be playing some classical works by Wagner, Mahler and Berg at Barbican Hall.
Nutcracker at London Coliseum, London
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The Nutcracker — English National Ballet

to London Coliseum The English National Ballet will be putting on a performance of Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker" at the London Coliseum.
 
 at Royal Albert Hall, London
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Guided tour inside the 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.

That’s all of the classical music, but there are lots of other events taking place on 17 December including:

Yasmina Reza’s “Art” — at the Old Vic Theatre17 DecemberThe Old Vic will be putting on a production of Yasmina Reza’s award-winning play, “Art”.

Wifredo Lam exhibition, at the Tate Modern17 DecemberThe Tate Modern will be putting on a major exhibition of works by Wifredo Lam, taking pieces from his fifty year career.

Meet the animals up close, at London Zoo17 DecemberHere’s your chance to enter the animal enclosures, watch them feed, and get close to some of the animals at London Zoo.

Sleeping Beauty — Hackney Empire Christmas panto17 DecemberThe Hackney Empire’s Christmas pantomime this year is “Sleeping Beaty”, packed with songs, comedy and family fun.

Gemma Arterton in Bernard Shaw’s “Saint Joan”17 DecemberHollywood actress Gemma Arterton will be playing Joan of Arc in Bernard Shaw’s classic play, “Saint Joan”.

Disney’s “Aladdin” — Prince Edward Theatre17 DecemberDisney’s “Aladdin” has been turned into a West End musical, and will be showing at the Prince Edward Theatre.

Mr Popper’s Penguins — family puppet musical17 DecemberMr and Mrs Popper are bringing their amazing family of puppet penguins to the Criterion Theatre for two weeks over Christmas.

Ceremony of the Keys at the Tower of London17 DecemberThe Ceremony of the Keys is over 700 years old, and represents the traditional locking up of the Tower of London at night.

A Christmas walk around Charles Dickens’ London17 DecemberEnjoy a walk around the Victorian streets where Charles Dickens found inspiration for Oliver Twist and the Artful Dodger.

 

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