Classical music

The South of England and East Anglia offers some of the best Classical music.


Roman River Presents Adrian Brendel & Noam Greenberg

28/02/2019 @ Mercury Theatre

Roman River Music @ the Mercury concert series of world-class musicians continues with the masterful cellist Adrian Brendel and international pianist Noam Greenberg, who bring Beethoven’s most popular sonata along with characterful, beautiful music by Debussy and Poulenc, Beethoven’s version of Mozart’s well-known aria from the Magic Flute, and more. Emerge from winter hibernation and […]

Thames Philharmonia – Schumann & Brahms

02/03/2019 @ Landmark Arts Centre

Friends old and new! Two great composers and two outstanding soloists from the Yehudi Menuhin School in Brahms’ Double Concerto, framed by his pastoral 2nd Symphony and Schumann’s Overture, Scherzo and Finale. Songha Choi (violin) – “a player of maturity and artistic abilities beyond her age” – 2nd Senior Prize & Audience Prize: 2016 Menuhin […]

Classics in the Afternoon: Elia Stavrou

10/03/2019 @ Landmark Arts Centre

Masks: Everybody has more than one side…In his debut concert series pianist Elia Stavrou performs a programme exploring the different musical contrasts and guises of three illustrious composers who were closely connected to one another. This compelling programme includes Claude Debussy’s Estampes, Ravel’s Gaspard de la Nuit and a selection of works Gabriel Fauré. ‘A […]

Dido and Aeneas and Gianni Schicchi

14/03/2019 – 16/03/2019 @ Compass Theatre

Harrow Opera’s talented singers present a double bill of Puccini and Purcell. Puccini’s comic opera, Gianni Schicchi, combines hilarious comedy with glorious music, including the exquisite aria ‘Oh,my beloved father’ Love and Betrayal are tragically explored in this immersive restaging of Purcell’s haunting opera Dido and Aeneas.

A Child of our Time Study Day

16/03/2019 @ The Red House

An immersive day hosted by BPF’s Lucy Walker marking the 75th anniversary of Tippett’s most well-known work, A Child of our Time. This remarkable choral piece was premiered on 19 March 1944 and featured Peter Pears as one of the soloists. Oliver Soden, author of Michael Tippett: The Biography (published in April) will discuss the […]

Discovery Session 1: Gustav Holst’s Planets Suite (1914-1916)

20/03/2019 @ The Red House

In the first of our Discovery Sessions exploring British music, we will focus on Holst’s famous Planets Suite, perhaps the composer’s best-known piece. After a discussion of its context and a navigation of each of the movements, we shall listen to the whole piece. Session led by Lucy Walker. Tickets: £7.50

Piano Recital by Maki Sekiya

22/03/2019 @ Highsted Grammar School

Japanese virtuoso pianist Maki Sekiya has had a successful international career based in Russia and in Japan, after graduating from the Moscow Conservatoire. She recently returned to live in the United Kingdom, where she had studied during her teenage years at the Purcell school. Since then she has made sensational appearances around the UK and […]

Britten Sinfonia: At Lunch Three

22/03/2019 @ St Andrew’s Hall

This Scottish folk-inspired concert features works by James MacMillan and Peter Maxwell Davies, including the first live performance of MacMillan’s Hirta, an arrangement of a folk song from St Kilda. A new work by the winner of Britten Sinfonia’s OPUS2018 competition for unpublished composers will also receive its world premiere, the composer having been mentored […]

Britten Sinfonia: At Lunch Three

26/03/2019 @ West Road Concert Hall

This Scottish folk-inspired concert features works by James MacMillan and Peter Maxwell Davies, including the first live performance of MacMillan’s Hirta, an arrangement of a folk song from St Kilda. A new work by the winner of Britten Sinfonia’s OPUS2018 competition for unpublished composers will also receive its world premiere, the composer having been mentored […]

John Woolrich and the Tesla Quartet

26/03/2019 @ The Red House

We are delighted to welcome back composer John Woolrich to discuss his string quartet Badinerie, one of a set of short quartets composed under the name A Book of Inventions. The piece will be performed by the Tesla Quartet who are in residence at Snape Maltings, and who gave the premiere of the work in […]