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.
 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 15 December including:

Wild Honey — at the Hampstead Theatre15 December“Wild Honey” is a comedy of misunderstandings and passion, based on Anton Chekhov’s early, untitled play.

Fire! Fire! Great Fire of London exhibition15 DecemberThis year is the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London, and the Museum of London will be putting on a special exhibition.

Star Wars Identities — Huge exhibition at The O215 December‘Star Wars Identities’ is a huge new exhibition at The O2 with 200 props, models, costumes and artworks from the movies.

Changing the Guard at Horse Guards15 DecemberChanging the Guard at Horse Guards is similar to the ceremony at Buckingham Palace, but is usually a lot less crowded.

Charlie & The Chocolate Factory15 DecemberRoald Dahl’s much-loved children’s classic “Charlie & The Chocolate Factory” has been turned into a West End musical.

London Chess Classic — at the Olympia London15 DecemberLondon Chess Classic will feature ten of the world’s best players competing live on stage, at the London Olympia.

Dick Whittington panto — with Matthew Kelly15 DecemberWImbledon Theatre’s Christmas panto this year l be “Dick Whittington”, starring Matthew Kelly as Sarah the Cook.

Wounded: Conflict, Casualties and Care15 DecemberThe Science Museum’s ‘Wounded: Conflict, Casualties and Care’ exhibition will look at medicine during the Battle of the Somme.

Mr Popper’s Penguins — family puppet musical15 DecemberMr and Mrs Popper are bringing their amazing family of puppet penguins to the Criterion Theatre for two weeks over Christmas.

 

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