To mark the 150th anniversary of Berlioz's death, American conductor John Nelson will be leading the Philharmonia Orchestra and Chorus and London Philharmonic Choir in a performance of the composer's monumental requiem, Grande Messe des Mortes, at St Paul's Cathedral.
During his second visit to London in 1851 Berlioz actually attended a performance at St Paul's himself: "It was the most amazing thing I have never seen or heard," he said. "As moving in its immense grandeur, arranged in a colossal amphitheatre."
Craig’s review of St. Paul’s – “One of the things that I have always liked about St. Paul's Cathedral is the lousy piece of street planning outside the front door. As you walk up Ludgate Hill you'll expect to see the grand facade block off the top like a great barn door, but with the way the street curves over the brow all you get is three-quarters of the front. It's the worst piece of street planni… continued”
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.
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.
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.
Shostakovich, Rachmaninov and Balakirev – 28 Mar 2019 – The London Symphony Orchestra will be performing some music by Shostakovich, Rachmaninov and Balakirev at 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.
English Concert, performing Handel’s Semele – 5 Apr 2019 – The English Concert and Clarion Choir will be giving a performance of Handel's Semele at 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.
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