We Recommend: Classical Music

London: We need EU! – European Contemporary Music in London

Mon 28 Oct - Fri 22 Nov

London Venues

Alongside works by well-known composers such as Luciano Berio, pieces by international composers and new works commissioned to young composers will be performed by the Ret Frem Ensemble and celebrate European contemporary music in London. Supported by Diaphonique

Classical Music

Bertrand Chamayou – Saint-Saëns, Fauré, Chabrier

Mon 2 Dec

Wigmore Hall

French music, contemporary music and the music of Liszt are amongst the specialities of French pianist Bertrand Chamayou, who includes the dramatic and technically demanding Réminiscences de Don Juan S418, alongside a work by Wolfgang Rihm, written in 1975.

Classical Music

A Baroque Odyssey – 40 Years of Les Arts Florissants

Sun 8 Dec

Barbican

Born out of a belief that Baroque music should make its audiences want to laugh, cry and dance, Les Arts Florissants celebrate their 40th birthday, powered by an unquenchably Gallic joie-de-vivre.

Classical Music

Lise de la Salle

Wed 11 Dec

Kings Place

French pianist and one of today's most exciting young artists, Lise de la Salle will show her gift for illuminating the classics while performing masterpieces by Mozart, Fauré, Bach and Chopin.

Classical Music

The Lock-In: La Boulangerie

Sat 14 Dec

Kings Place

Curated by Aurora Orchestra, each Lock-In takes the public on a journey of musical discovery across diverse genres and art forms. This one will consist in a night inspired by Nadia Boulanger’s salons which were a hub for creative minds in 20th-century Paris.

Classical Music

La traviata

Tue 17 Dec - Mon 23 Mar

Royal Opera House

Richard Eyre's naturalistic production of Verdi's traviata contrasts the superficial glamour of 19th-century Parisian high life with intimate scenes for the main characters.

Classical Music

Les Talens Lyriques – Christophe Rousset

Tue 17 Dec

Wigmore Hall

The famous ensemble dedicates his Christmas programme to Marc-Antoine Charpentier, one of the composers it has championed longest.

Classical Music

Orchestre National de Lille – French Landscapes

Wed 29 Jan

Cadogan Hall

The Orchestre National de Lille, conducted by Alexandre Bloch, promises to shine in this programme of evocative melodies from the very best of the French composers: Ravel and Debussy. American pianist Eric Lu will also perform Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4.

Classical Music