We Recommend: Classical Music

The Barber of Seville

Sun 5 - Wed 8 Aug

Edinburgh International Festival

A new production of Gioachino Rossini's comic opera that brings a refreshing immediacy to this irresistible masterpiece. French musical pioneer Jérémie Rhorer will conduct his orchestra Le Cercle de l’Harmonie for this new production.

Classical Music, Performing Arts

The Beggar’s Opera

Thu 16 - Sun 19 Aug

Edinburgh International Festival

John Gay’s 18th-century opera is brought into the modern day in this brand new production from Paris’s Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord, created by William Christie and Robert Carsen, two commanding figures of the international stage.

Classical Music, Performing Arts

Pierre-Laurent Aimard

Mon 20 - Fri 24 Aug

Edinburgh International Festival

Artist in residence at this year's festival, the acclaimed French pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard will interpret three concerts with a special focus on the work of Messiaen.

Classical Music

La Cenerentola – Rossini

Fri 24 - Sun 26 Aug

Edinburgh International Festival

A visually stunning staged production of Rossini’s opera. The classic tale of Cinderella is radically transformed by renowned director Stefan Herheim with music by an exuberant Opéra de Lyon Orchestra.

Classical Music, Performing Arts

BCMG

Tue 4 Sept

CBSO, London

Birmingham Contemporary Music Group has commissionned a new work to Frédéric Pattar for its season Wilde Lieder Marx.Music. After its world premiere in Germany, the work will be premiered in Birmingham thanks to the support of Diaphonique.

Classical Music

Antoine Tamestit & Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique

Wed 5 Sept

Royal Albert Hall

Antoine Tamestit performs Berlioz's symphony with solo viola, Harold in Italy at the Prom 71. The piece was originally composed for Paganini who had acquired a Stradivarius viola in 1833. The programme will mark the 150-th anniversary year of the death of Berlioz.

Classical Music

Explore Ensemble

Sun 30 Sept

Kings Place

The British ensemble presents Gérard Grisey's epic masterwork Vortex Temporum alongside a new work for ensemble and electronics by Lisa Illean. This programme is supported by the franco-british fund Diaphonique, and will tour in Oxford and Cardiff in November.

Classical Music