The Royal College of Music (RCM) has announced this week that its new organ will be unveiled to the public in spring 2018. The organ has been custom built by Flentrop Orgelbouw to service the specific requirements of teaching and performance at the College, which has a prestigious history of organ training.
Classic Spring is delighted to announce that Simon Callow will perform Frank McGuinness’s new stage adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s De Profundis at the Vaudeville Theatre in January, for a limited run of just six performances. Tickets will be priced at a special rate of £10-
Joyce DiDonato brings her insightful understanding and breath-
Connoisseurs of ballet will be all well aware of the traditional format of Swan Lake however, Michael Keegan-
Lanie Robertson’s play Woman Before a Glass at the Jermyn Street Theatre London brings Peggy Guggenheim’s remarkable story to life. Peggy’s passionate loyalties and prejudices may have changed the face of twentieth century art–but at what cost? During the performance you’ll find that Peggy’s love life was just as colourful as her art collection.
On December 3rd at the Royal Festival Hall the Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Krzysztof Urbanski, is joined by pianist Simon Trpceski to explore two Russian Masterworks by Prokofiev & Tchaikovsky combining two of Shakespeare’s most famous star-
On the 28th November at the Barbican London there’s a rare chance to see Dr L Subramaniam performing his new work, the Bharat Symphony. You’ll hear melodic chants from Rigveda, 5000 year old sacred Sanskrit texts and Hindustani instruments. The work is an elegant tapestry of Indian culture Marking 70 years of India’s Independence in the closing concert of the UK/INDIA 2017 Festival.
Our featured news & diary dates this week…
Philippe Jaroussky countertenor and Ensemble Artaserse
26 November 7.30pm
Wigmore Hall has become a favourite venue for Philippe Jaroussky, an intimate stage where the superstar countertenor can communicate his compelling artistry and dare to take vocal risks.
His work with Ensemble Artaserse, showered with recording awards and fivestar reviews, fuelled by Baroque ideals of vocal display, the clear and powerful expression of distinct emotions, and the creation of drama through music. The spotlight falls on dazzling arias from such little-
Roderick Williams baritone
and Iain Burnside piano
Die schöne Müllerin
27 November 7.30pm
In the summer of 1823 Schubert discovered a new volume of verse by Wilhelm Müller and was immediately inspired to set its sequence of poems as his first song cycle. Die schöne Müllerin recounts the unhappy tale of a young apprentice’s love for a miller’s daughter. The work charts the tragic course of his rejection, despair and suicide.
Ning Feng violin; Daniel Müller-
30 November 7.30pm
Igor Levit, fresh from his acclaimed survey of Beethoven’s complete piano sonatas at Wigmore Hall last season, joins forces with two outstanding string players in Schubert’s late piano trios. ‘One glance at Schubert’s Trio (D898)’, wrote Robert Schumann, ‘and the troubles of our existence disappear and all the world is fresh and bright again’.
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