Classical music in London Thursday 15 December

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Classical music in London on Thu 15th December

Our guide to classical music in London on Thursday 15 December 2016.

 at Barbican Hall, London
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Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev and Kaija Saariaho

Barbican Hall London classical music at the Barbican Hall. Santtu-Matias Rouvali and the BBC Symphony Orchestra will be playing works by Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev at Barbican Hall.
 at Royal Albert Hall, London
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Handel’s Messiah, at the Royal Albert Hall

to Royal Albert Hall Christmas doesn't start until you've heard a performance of Handel's "Messiah" at the Royal Albert Hall.
 
 at Royal Festival Hall, London
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The Joy of Christmas, at the Royal Festival Hall

Royal Festival Hall Enjoy an evening of Christmas classical music with music by Handel, Bach, Berlioz, Vivaldi, Gruber and Darke.
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.
 
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 15 December including:

“Les Miserables”, at the Queen’s Theatre15 December“Les Miserables” is an epic tale of passion and destruction, set against the backdrop of the French Revolution.

Skate! — Christmas ice rink at Somerset House15 DecemberSomerset House has got the prettiest rink in London, with a Christmas shopping arcade and decorated with a huge Christmas tree.

The London International Horse Show15 DecemberThe London International Horse Show will feature world-class show jumping, dressage and carriage driving competitions.

South Africa: The Art of a Nation — British Museum15 DecemberExplore the history of South Africa through its art, from early rock art to cutting-edge contemporary pieces.

Agatha Christie crime thriller — The Mousetrap15 DecemberAgatha Christie’s murder mystery crime thriller “The Mousetrap” has been running in the West End for nearly 60 years.

Robert Rauschenberg exhibition, at the Tate Modern15 DecemberThe Tate Modern will be putting on a retrospective exhibition of works by American artist Robert Rauschenberg.

Christmas panto at the Lyric Hammersmith — Aladdin15 DecemberThis year’s Christmas panto at the Lyric Hammersmith will be have magical carpet ride to the mystical east, in “Aladdin”.

Bond in Motion — collection of James Bond cars15 December“Bond in Motion” is a huge collection of original cars, bikes and boats used during filming in the 007 James Bond movies.

“Mamma Mia!” — with the songs of ABBA15 December“Mamma Mia” is based on the hit movie starring Meryl Streep and Pierce Brosnan, and uses the songs of ABBA.

 

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