What's On - May 2019

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Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Wednesday 1 May 2019, 7.30pm

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

A Voyage of Invention

This programme celebrates the rich music heritage of Romania, beginning with Enescu’s neoclassical Suite No. 2, full of spirit and vigour from the composer’s...

London Chamber Orchestra

Thursday 9 May 2019, 7.30pm

London Chamber Orchestra

Peter and the Wolf

A youthful take on orchestral music: hear Prokofiev’s childhood classic narrated by his own grandson, Gabriel, alongside Gabriel’s acclaimed piece for DJ and orchestra –...

Heroes of the Skies

Saturday 11 May 2019, 7.30pm

Heroes of the Skies

The Jazz Repertory Company

Marking the centenary of the RAF Benevolent Fund, Chris Dean directs those magnificent men and women of the Syd Lawrence Orchestra in music including 'Coming In On A Wing And A...

Kensington Symphony Orchestra

Monday 13 May 2019, 7.30pm

Kensington Symphony Orchestra

Russell Keable conducts Lyadov's Enchanted Lake and Sibelius' Four Legends from the Kalevala framing Huw Watkins' Symphony, written for the Hallé Orchestra who premiered it in...

Opera Prelude: Britain after Britten

Tuesday 14 May 2019, 10.30am

Opera Prelude: Britain after Britten

The revival of British opera post 1945

‘We never seem to get over looking for the next Benjamin Britten. It’s a stupid game’ – Robert Saxton, Professor of Composition at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama...

Canada's National Arts Centre Orchestra

Tuesday 14 May 2019, 7.30pm

Canada's National Arts Centre Orchestra

with Jan Lisiecki, piano & David DQ Lee, countertenor

Alexander Shelley conducts Ravel's Piano Concerto in G, with the brilliant Canadian pianist Jan Lisiecki, and Brahms' Second Symphony. Ana Sokolović's 2015 work 'Golden slumbers...

The Tallis Scholars 2

Wednesday 15 May 2019, 7.30pm

The Tallis Scholars 2

A very rare opportunity to hear The Tallis Scholars sing Rachmaninov - his great and deeply-moving set of Vespers - alongside some of John Tavener’s stunningly beautiful...

Russian Philharmonic of Novosibirsk

Thursday 16 May 2019, 7.30pm

Russian Philharmonic of Novosibirsk

with Alexander Sitkovetsky, violin

A thrilling all-Russian programme of Rimsky-Korsakov's Capriccio Espagnol, Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto, and Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition, conducted by Thomas...

John Scofield

Friday 17 May 2019, 8.00pm

John Scofield

“Combo 66”

John Scofield has influenced Jazz since the 1970s. He is a masterful jazz improviser whose music falls between post-bop, funk edged jazz and Rhythm & Blues. After his debut...

Bach: Mass in B Minor

Saturday 18 May 2019, 7.00pm

Bach: Mass in B Minor

In its tenth birthday celebration concert, the dynamic Constanza Chorus is delighted to be joined by the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment for a performance of Bach's...

Opera Prelude: Mozart's Masterful Characterisation

Tuesday 21 May 2019, 10.30am

Opera Prelude: Mozart's Masterful Characterisation

A focus on his female roles

In his short 35-year life, this musical genius wrote melodies which are still celebrated 350 years later. Mozart had more than just musicality – he understood how to create...

English Chamber Orchestra

Wednesday 22 May 2019, 7.30pm

English Chamber Orchestra

with Behzod Abduraimov, piano

Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 1, Mozart's Rondo for Piano and Orchestra in D and Symphony No. 38 (Prague). Stravinsky's Concerto in D for String Orchestra opens the concert...

Chris Botti

Thursday 23 May 2019, 7.30pm

Chris Botti

Chris Botti is the complete package: a dazzling trumpeter at home in everything from jazz to pop to rock, a brilliant bandleader and a born showman who works with musical stars...

Albert and Victoria: the Coburg Connection

Saturday 25 May 2019, 7.30pm

Albert and Victoria: the Coburg Connection

Celebrating the 200th birthdays of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

The Royal Choral Society and Coburg Philharmonic Orchestra perform some of the royal couple’s favourite music including Mendelssohn’s Lobgesang (Hymn of Praise) and Fifth...

Texas Comes to London

Sunday 26 May 2019, 7.00pm

Texas Comes to London

The award-winning musicians of Martin High School

The musically-rich state of Texas sends more than 100 of its finest young musicians to perform well-known favourites and introduce captivatingly contemporary selections from the...

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