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 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:

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

South Africa: The Art of a Nation — British Museum4 DecemberExplore the history of South Africa through its art, from early rock art to cutting-edge contemporary pieces.

Portrait of the Artist — at the Queen’s Gallery4 DecemberSee over 150 portraits of artists taken from the Royal Collection, by the likes of Rembrandt, Rubens and Hockney.

Turner Prize 2016 — at Tate Britain4 DecemberWhether you love it or loathe it, the Turner Prize is certainly one of Britain’s most prestigious contemporary art prizes.

Swans, Gloves, Roses and Pancakes — Tower Bridge4 DecemberTower Bridge will be showing some photos of London by Martin Parr, called ‘Swans, Gloves, Roses and Pancakes’.

Listen to a speech at Speakers’ Corner4 DecemberListen to a speech at Speakers’ Corner, where the public can discuss whatever they like — all in the name of free speech.

Victorian-themed Santa’s Grotto at Sailortown4 DecemberMeet Father Christmas in a Victorian-themed grotto in the Sailortown gallery, at the Museum of London Docklands.

You Say You Want a Revolution? 1966-19704 DecemberThe Victoria & Albert Museum’s new exhibition will explore the cultural and political revolutions at the tail end of the 1960s.

Night-time Christmas trail at Kew Gardens4 DecemberKew Garden’s Christmas trail includes a tunnel of lights, a scented fire garden, and a North Pole village for Santa and his elves.

 
 
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