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.
 
Il Trovatore at Royal Opera House, London
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Verdi’s Il Trovatore, at the Royal Opera House

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.
 

That’s all of the classical music, but there are lots of other events taking place on 4 December including:

Robert Rauschenberg exhibition, at the Tate Modern4 DecemberThe Tate Modern will be putting on a retrospective exhibition of works by American artist Robert Rauschenberg.

Edmund Clark: State Control and the War of Terror4 DecemberThe Imperial War Museum will be putting on an exhibition by Edmund Clark, exploring State control and the War on Terror.

Wounded: Conflict, Casualties and Care4 DecemberThe Science Museum’s ‘Wounded: Conflict, Casualties and Care’ exhibition will look at medicine during the Battle of the Somme.

Victorians Decoded — Art and Telegraphy4 December“Victorians Decoded” will show how new communication technologies affected the imaginations of Victorian artists.

Meet Santa at the Harrods Christmas Grotto4 DecemberTake you kids to see the toy factory at Harrods, and then meet Santa in his Winter Cabin inside the Christmas Grotto.

Catch “The Gruffalo” — at the Lyric Theatre4 December“The Gruffalo” is a musical adaptation of the award winning picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

John Gibson — A British Sculptor in Rome4 DecemberThe Royal Academy of Art’s will be putting on an exhibition of John Gibson’s marble sculptures, plaster reliefs and drawings.

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.

Paul Nash exhibition — at Tate Britain4 DecemberTate Britain’s Paul Nash exhibition will show works from his entire life, from his earliest drawings up to his iconic war paintings.

 

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