Classical music in London

Our guide to classical music events in London. Operas are shown at the Royal Opera House. Big ballet productions are put on at the London Coliseum. Other venues that play a lot of classical music include the Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Cadogan Hall, Wigmore Hall and the Barbican

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Classical music in February

Here’s our guide to the best classical music events in London during February

Craig recommends… Read my review of a Prom concert and guided tour at the Royal Albert Hall. If you enjoy classical music then you might like the classical buskers in Covent Garden

Royal Albert Hall

Guided tour of the 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 famous auditorium
St. Martin-in-the-Fields
free

Lunchtime concerts at St Martin-in-the-Fields

15 Feb to St Martin-in-the-Fields in Trafalgar Square usually puts on a free classical music recitals a couple of times each week
St. Paul’s Cathedral
free

Sunday organ recitals at St Pauls Cathedral

Listen to one of the countrys finest organists play on the Grand Organ at St Pauls every Sunday
Barbican Hall

BBC SO playing Mozart Mahler and Larcher

22 Feb 2019 Hear the BBC Symphony Orchestra playing some classical music by Mozart Mahler and Thomas Larcher at Barbican Hall
Old Operating Theatre

Classical music at the Old Operating Theatre

28 Feb 2019 Where better to listen to some beautiful classical music than inside an authentic Old Operating Theatre from Victorian times?
Barbican Hall

Rachmaninov Stravinsky and Weill

28 Feb 2019 The London Symphony Orchestra will be performing some classical music by Rachmaninov Stravinsky and Weill at Barbican Hall

Classical music in March

Here’s a selection of the best music recitals, operas and ballets during March

Barbican Hall

Sir Antonio Pappano conducting Verdi Puccini

3 Mar 2019 The London Symphony Orchestra will be performing some classical music by Verdi Puccini and Ponchielli at Barbican Hall
St. Paul’s Cathedral

Berliozs Requiem at St Pauls Cathedral

8 Mar 2019 The Philharmonia Orchestra and Chorus will be giving a performance of Berliozs Requiem at St Pauls Cathedral
Barbican Hall

Bernard Haitink conducting Mozart and Bruckner

10 Mar 2019 The London Symphony Orchestra will be performing some classical music by Mozart and Bruckner at Barbican Hall
Barbican Hall

Haydn Gershwin Ligeti and Berg at Barbican Hall

17 Mar 2019 The London Symphony Orchestra will be performing some classical music by Haydn Gershwin Ligeti and Berg at Barbican Hall
Barbican Hall

Shostakovich and Strauss - London Symphony Orchestra

27 Mar 2019 The London Symphony Orchestra will be performing some classical music by Shostakovich and Strauss at Barbican Hall
Barbican Hall

Shostakovich Rachmaninov and Balakirev

28 Mar 2019 The London Symphony Orchestra will be performing some music by Shostakovich Rachmaninov and Balakirev at Barbican Hall
Barbican Hall

Richard Strauss and Iain Bell at Barbican Hall

31 Mar 2019 The London Symphony Orchestra will be performing some classical music by Richard Strauss and Iain Bell at Barbican Hall

Classical music in April

If you’re coming to London next April how about listening to some classical music?

Barbican Hall

English Concert performing Handels Semele

5 Apr 2019 The English Concert and Clarion Choir will be giving a performance of Handels Semele at Barbican Hall
Barbican Hall

BBC SO and Alexei Volodin playing Shostakovich

10 Apr 2019 Hear the BBC Symphony Orchestra and pianist Alexei Volodin playing some classical music by Shostakovich at Barbican Hall
Barbican Hall

Beethoven and Ives - London Symphony Orchestra

14 Apr 2019 The London Symphony Orchestra will be performing some classical music by Beethoven and Ives at Barbican Hall
Westminster Abbey

Bachs St John Passion - Westminster Abbey

16 Apr 2019 Westminster Abbey will be celebrating Holy Week with a performance of Bachs St John Passion by St James Baroque
Barbican Hall

BBC SO playing Debussy Szymanowski and Tippet

17 Apr 2019 Hear the BBC Symphony Orchestra playing some classical music by Debussy Szymanowski and Tippet at Barbican Hall
Barbican Hall

Handels Brockes Passion

19 Apr 2019 The Academy of Ancient Music and Choir of AAM will be giving a performance of Handels Brockes Passion at the Barbican
Barbican Hall

Francois-Xavier Roth conducting Ravel

25 Apr 2019 François-Xavier Roth and the London Symphony Orchestra will be performing a selection of classical tunes by Ravel at Barbican Hall
Barbican Hall

Nicola Benedetti playing Elgar and Dvorak

26 Apr 2019 Violinist Nicola Benedetti and the BBC Symphony Orchestra will be playing some works by Elgar and Dvorak

Classical music in May

Here are some upcoming music recitals and operas during the month of May

Barbican Hall

Harrison Birtwistle and John Adams - Barbican Hall

1 May 2019 Sir Simon Rattle and the London Symphony Orchestra will be performing some classical music by Harrison Birtwistle and John Adams
Alexandra Palace

Monteverdi Choir playing Handels Semele

2 May 2019 Hear John Eliot Gardiner conduct the Monteverdi Choir in a performance of Handels Semele at Alexandra Palace
Barbican Hall

Sir Simon Rattle conducting John Adams and Berlioz

5 May 2019 Sir Simon Rattle and the London Symphony Orchestra will be performing some classical music by John Adams and Berlioz
Barbican Hall

Sir Simon Rattle conducting Britten and Mahler

8 May 2019 Sir Simon Rattle and the London Symphony Orchestra will be performing some classical music by Britten and Mahler
Barbican Hall

Britten Shostakovich and Raymond Yiu

15 May 2019 David Robertson and the BBC Symphony Orchestra will be playing works by Britten Shostakovich and Raymond Yiu
Barbican Hall

Benjamin Grosvenor piano recital

16 May 2019 Hear pianist Benjamin Grosvenor play some classical works by Schumann Janacek Prokofiev and Liszt at Barbican Hall
Barbican Hall

Britten Sinfonia playing Gerald Barry and Beethoven

21 May 2019 Thomas Ades and the Britten Sinfonia will be performing some classical music by Gerald Barry and Beethoven at Barbican Hall
Barbican Hall

BBC SO playing Mahler and Thomas Larcher

24 May 2019 Hear the BBC Symphony Orchestra play some classical music by Mahler and Thomas Larcher at Barbican Hall
Barbican Hall

Sir Antonio Pappano and Orchestra of Santa Cecilia

25 May 2019 Sir Antonio Pappano and the Orchestra of Santa Cecilia will be performing Mahlers Sixth Symphony at the Barbican
Barbican Hall

Beethovens Choral Symphony - Britten Sinfonia

26 May 2019 Thomas Ades and the Britten Sinfonia will be playing some music by Gerald Barry and Beethovens Choral Symphony at Barbican Hall
Barbican Hall

Michael Tilson Thomas: Beethoven Bartok and Cage

30 May 2019 Sir Simon Rattle and the London Symphony Orchestra will be performing some classical music by Beethoven Bartok and Cage

Classical music in June

Here’s our pick of the best ballets, operas and classical music during June

Barbican Hall

Murray Perahia piano recital

3 Jun 2019 World renowned pianist Murray Perahia will be playing some classical works by Bach Beethoven and Chopin at Barbican Hall
Barbican Hall

Donizettis Il Paria - Britten Sinfonia

8 Jun 2019 Sir Mark Elder and the Britten Sinfonia will be giving a concert performance of Donizettis Il Paria at Barbican Hall
Barbican Hall

New piece of work by Liam Mattison

9 Jun 2019 The London Symphony Orchestra will be playing Tchaikovsky Rimsky-Korsakov and a new piece of work by Liam Mattison
Barbican Hall

Daniil Trifonov and the London Symphony Orchestra

16 Jun 2019 Hear pianist Daniil Trifonov and the London Symphony Orchestra playing Beethoven Berlioz and Shostakovich

More Classical music in 2019/20

Here are some more classical music events, for people who like to plan ahead

Barbican Hall

Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro

4 Jul 2019 The Academy of Ancient Music will be giving a performance of Mozarts comedy opera The Marriage of Figaro at Barbican Hall
Barbican Hall

An Evening of Christmas Classics at the Barbican

20 Dec 2019 Join the London Concert Orchestra and City of London Choir for an evening of Christmas classical music at Barbican Hall
 
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