We Recommend: Classical Music

Thibaut Garcia

Sat 17 Mar

Ryedale Festival

Guitarist Thibaut Garcia has imagined a recital full of energy, tenderness and emotion including pieces from Bach to Piazolla. This programme will show all the intensity of his instrumental mastery which is often described as passionate, skilled and sensual.

Classical Music

Julien Leroy & Birmingham Contemporary Music Group

Sun 18 Mar

Symphony Hall, Birmingham

French conductor Julien Leroy is invited by the Birmingham Contemporary Music Orchestra for a French contemporary classical music programme on Debussy's legacy, including pieces by Pierre Boulez and Tristan Murail.

Classical Music

Patricia Kopatchinskaja

Sat 24 Mar

Royal Festival Hall

Grammy nominee violonist Patricia Kopatchinskaja performs Stravinsky's Violin Concerto with London Philharmonic Orchestra. Each movement begins with a chord specially invented by Stravinsky for this concerto and which is supposed to be impossible to play.

Classical Music

Les Folies françoises

Wed 28 Mar

Wigmore Hall

For its Wigmore Hall debut, French baroque ensemble conducted by violonist Patrick Cohen-Akenine,les Folies françoises will perform Bach's virtuoso Orchestral Suite n°2 and Harpsichord Concert n°1.

Classical Music

Le Concert d’Astrée

Thu 5 Apr

Wigmore Hall

The French baroque ensemble Le Concert d'Astrée conducted by Emmanuelle Haïm performs Handel's Italian Cantatas along with Sabine Devieilhe and Marianne Crebassa. Composed during Handel's Italian years, the cantatas are a true ode to love and loyalty.

Classical Music

La Nuova Musica

Sat 7 Apr

Wigmore Hall

David Bates conducts his baroque ensemble La Nuova Musica for a lunchtime concert of Purcell's masterpiece, Dido and Aeneas. This central opera full of passion, is a rich mix of tragedy and earthy humour.

Classical Music

Isabelle Faust & Kristian Bezuidenhout

Mon 9 Apr

Wigmore Hall

Gramophone award winner Isabelle Faust (violin) and Kristian Bezuidenhout (harpsichord) perform Bach, Biber and Froberger. This expressive and technical programme includes three of the first Bach's Violin Sonatas (n°2,4 and 5).

Classical Music

Matthias Goerne

Tue 24 - Thu 26 Apr

Wigmore Hall

Matthias Goerne returns to the Wigmore Hall, offering two concerts from his personal repertory: Wagner, Strauss, Wolf, Pfitzner and Schubert. The German baritone known for his delicacy of song interpretation, will invite the spectator through a lyrical trip.

Classical Music

London Festival of Baroque Music

Fri 11 - Sat 19 May

St John's Smith Square

London Festival of Baroque Music welcomes its first Guest Artistic Director, Sébastien Daucé, who presents, among others, several French baroque ensembles, including Le Poème Harmonique, Les Concerts de l'Hostel Dieu and Doulce Mémoire.

Classical Music


Wed 23 May

Brighton Festival

The explosive quartet, Tangomotán, gives an audacious new dimension to the tango tradition. Enjoy in family this cross-over programme featuring works by various composers, tinted by the musicians’ eclectic cultural backgrounds.

Classical Music

Guillaume Connesson & The Brussels Philharmonic

Thu 31 May

Cadogan Hall

Guillaume Connesson's Le Tombeau des regrets (along with Bernstein's works) premieres in the UK with the Brussels Philharmonic. Awarded a Victoire de la Musique in 2015, Guillaume Connesson is one of the most performed French composers worldwide.

Classical Music