What's On - October 2018

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Opera Prelude: Masterclass with Yvonne Howard

Tuesday 2 October 2018, 10.30am

Opera Prelude: Masterclass with Yvonne Howard

Hailed as ‘one of the finest singing actresses this country has produced’, Yvonne Howard's reputation in diverse repertoire from Wagner to Handel proclaims her one of the...

The Tallis Scholars

Tuesday 2 October 2018, 7.30pm

The Tallis Scholars

From the Eton Choirbook to Tallis and Sheppard

The multi-award-winning choir opens our new Choral season with a feast of music celebrating the Eton Choirbook, including Browne’s uniquely moving Stabat Mater, Taverner’s...

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Wednesday 3 October 2018, 7.30pm

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Choral Splendour

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra joins forces with the City of London Choir and a stellar line up of soloists for perhaps Mozart’s most famous choral work: his thrilling...

Russian State Symphony Orchestra

Thursday 4 October 2018, 7.30pm

Russian State Symphony Orchestra

with Barry Douglas, piano

Vasily Petrenko conducts an all-Russian programme featuring Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No. 1 and Symphony No. 2. Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake Suite opens the concert.

Opera Prelude: Standing at the Crossroads

Tuesday 9 October 2018, 10.30am

Opera Prelude: Standing at the Crossroads

Opera in the 20th century

Conductor Mark Austin offers an accessible exploration of opera in the 20th century, uncovering its roots in the 19th century as the starting point for a survey of the pathways...

Orion Orchestra

Tuesday 9 October 2018, 7.30pm

Orion Orchestra

Alpha and Omega: Shostakovich

The brilliant Orion Orchestra, conducted by Toby Purser, continues its Alpha & Omega series with Shostakovich’s first and last symphonies.

1918-2018: Centenary Reconciliation Concert

Wednesday 10 October 2018, 7.00pm

1918-2018: Centenary Reconciliation Concert

with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

A concert dedicated to the 100th Anniversary of the end of the First World War with works from the last century offering reflection, renewal and the ultimate triumph of the...

Byron: Angel & Outcast with Simon Russell Beale

Thursday 11 October 2018, 7.30pm

Byron: Angel & Outcast with Simon Russell Beale

A dramatised concert in support of The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity for Prostate Cancer Research

Actor Simon Russell Beale, Rob Heaps and world-class pianist Dina Duisen bring Byron’s story to life with poems and letters interwoven with piano works by Beethoven, Schubert,...

Rainer Hersch's Victor Borge

Friday 12 October 2018, 7.30pm

Rainer Hersch's Victor Borge

The man, the comedy and the music!

Victor Borge was a brilliant pianist and virtuoso comedian. Rainer Hersch teams up with acclaimed pianist Danny Driver and Royal Opera House soloist Kristy Swift to re-ignite the...

David Helfgott

Saturday 13 October 2018, 7.30pm

David Helfgott

Immortalised by Geoffrey Rush's Oscar-winning performance in the heart-breaking movie 'Shine', David Helfgott is one of today's most recognisable pianists on the international...

Southbank Sinfonia

Sunday 14 October 2018, 7.00pm

Southbank Sinfonia

Violinist Alda Dizdari and conductor Alexander Walker perform Elgar’s Violin Concerto in a gala performance where Alexander Walker will be presented with the Elgar Medal by the...

Opera Prelude: Paris and the Russian avant-garde

Tuesday 16 October 2018, 10.30am

Opera Prelude: Paris and the Russian avant-garde

With Dr Natalia Murray

Inspired by the recent exhibition 'Icons of Modern Art. The Shchukin Collection', which attracted over 1.3 million visitors in just four months and took place at the Louis Vuitton...

New Chapter Author Morning: Adam Ockelford

Wednesday 17 October 2018, 11.00am

New Chapter Author Morning: Adam Ockelford

Adam Ockelford is a Professor of Music and a composer whose work with blind and disabled children has led him to develop a fascinating theory of how music makes sense to those...

Karine Polwart

Wednesday 17 October 2018, 7.30pm

Karine Polwart

Laws of Motion Tour

She's just won ‘Folk Singer Of The Year’ at this year's BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, the singer-songwriter/musician performs with her trio - long-term collaborators brother Steven...

London Concert Choir

Wednesday 17 October 2018, 7.45pm

London Concert Choir

Celebrating Bernstein – More Sides of the Story

Bernstein’s versatility as a composer is brilliantly illustrated in this concert at Holy Trinity Church celebrating the centenary of his birth including Missa Brevis, Chichester...

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