Classical music in London Saturday 17 December

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Classical music in London on Sat 17th December

Our guide to classical music in London on Saturday 17 December 2016.

 at Royal Albert Hall, London
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Carols by candlelight, in full 18th-century costume

to Royal Albert Hall "Carols by Candlelight" features seasonal readings and Christmas carols performed in an evocative candlelit setting.
Der Rosenkavalier at Royal Opera House, London
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Renee Fleming in Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier

Royal Opera House Renee Fleming will be starring in Richard Strauss' comedy opera "Der Rosenkavalier", at the Royal Opera House.
 
 at Barbican Hall, London
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Wagner, Mahler and Berg — at Barbican Hall

Barbican Hall Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra will be playing some classical works by Wagner, Mahler and Berg at Barbican Hall.
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.
 

That’s all of the classical music, but there are lots of other events taking place on 17 December including:

London Chess Classic — at the Olympia London17 DecemberLondon Chess Classic will feature ten of the world’s best players competing live on stage, at the London Olympia.

Modernist Photography from Elton John’s Collection17 DecemberThe Tate Modern will be putting on an exhibition of Modernist Photography, drawn from Elton John’s private collection.

Wounded: Conflict, Casualties and Care17 DecemberThe Science Museum’s ‘Wounded: Conflict, Casualties and Care’ exhibition will look at medicine during the Battle of the Somme.

Forgotten Fighters: First World War at Sea17 December“Forgotten Fighters” will tell the story of the people who fought the First World War at sea, both above and below the waves.

Fatboy Slim, at the O2 Arena17 DecemberFro this gig at The O2 Fatboy Slim will be raving ‘in the round’, with a heaving dance floor and spectacular production overhead.

Heaven on Earth — Maino’s Two Adorations17 DecemberThe National Gallery will be showing two works by Maino – ‘The Adoration of the Shepherds’ and ‘The Adoration of the Kings’.

Skate around Canary Wharf’s outdoor ice rink17 DecemberAn outdoor ice rink in the shadow of the Canary Wharf skyscrapers, with a perimeter path made of fir trees and fairy lights.

Buried Child — with Ed Harris and Amy Madigan17 DecemberHollywood star Ed Harris will be starring in the Pulitzer Prize-winning play ‘Buried Child’, at the Trafalgar Studios.

Gemma Arterton in Bernard Shaw’s “Saint Joan”17 DecemberHollywood actress Gemma Arterton will be playing Joan of Arc in Bernard Shaw’s classic play, “Saint Joan”.

 
 
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