Classical music in London Sunday 4 December

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Classical music in London on Sun 4th December

Our guide to classical music in London on Sunday 4 December 2016.

 at Barbican Hall, London
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John Adams’ “El Nino” — Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall London classical music at the Barbican Hall. John Adams will be conducting his own piece, 'El Nino' with the London Symphony Orchestra at Barbican Hall.
 at Royal Festival Hall, London
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Philharmonia Orchestra, playing Tchaikovsky

Royal Festival Hall The Philharmonia Orchestra will be playing some classical music by Tchaikovsky at the Royal Festival Hall.
 
Opera in London: Il Trovatore at Royal Opera House

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to Royal Opera House The Royal Opera House will be putting on a production of Verdi's "Il trovatore", which includes the famous "Anvil Chorus".
Nutcracker at Royal Opera House, London
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Tchaikovsky’s ‘The Nutcracker’ — Royal Ballet

to Royal Opera House Watch the Royal Ballet performing Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker" over Christmas, at the Royal Opera House.
 
 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 4 December including:

A walk around The City’s top 10 sights4 DecemberThis walk will take you around the City, showing you the Guildhall, Mansion House, Bank of England, and Royal Exchange.

Evensong Mass at Westminster Abbey4 DecemberYou can enjoy a choral Evensong service at Westminster Abbey for free, which combines a traditional mass with a choir.

Changing the Guard at Horse Guards4 DecemberChanging the Guard at Horse Guards is similar to the ceremony at Buckingham Palace, but is usually a lot less crowded.

Abstract Expressionism — Royal Academy of Arts4 December“Abstract Expressionism” will feature works by celebrated artists like Kline, Pollock, Rothko, Newman, Still and de Kooning.

Portrait of the Artist — at the Queen’s Gallery4 DecemberSee over 150 portraits of artists taken from the Royal Collection, by the likes of Rembrandt, Rubens and Hockney.

Outdoor ice rink, at Henry VIII’s Hampton Court4 DecemberThe Christmas ice-rink at Hampton Court has a spectacular backdrop — the front wing of Henry VIII’s Tudor Palace.

Broadgate ice rink (near Liverpool Street station)4 DecemberSurrounded by tall offices and shops, the outdoor ice rink at Broadgate is only two minutes from Liverpool Street station.

Climb to the top of The Monument4 DecemberThe Monument to the Great Fire of London has a balcony at the top, which gives tourists some decent views of The City.

South Africa: The Art of a Nation — British Museum4 DecemberExplore the history of South Africa through its art, from early rock art to cutting-edge contemporary pieces.

 

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