Aurora Orchestra: Mozart’s Requiem
28th March, Kings Place
A stellar lineup of guest soloists join the Choir of Clare College, Cambridge and Kings Place’s Resident Orchestra, Aurora, for this performance under the direction of Nicholas Collon.
It’s All About Piano!
27th – 29th March, Institut Francais + Kings Place
Their third piano festival brings together a dazzling number of pianists and events. From classical recitals to contemporary music, from jazz to discovery events, It’s All About Piano! is a festival for all, from music aficionados to passers-by.
Bach’s St Matthew Passion, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
2nd April, Southbank Centre
Bach’s St Matthew Passion, with an all-star line up of soloists, led by Mark Padmore. With free OAE Extras – OAE musicians talk about the night’s performance and how it is performed without a conductor.
8th April, Village Underground
Polar Bear, returned in the spring of 2014 with their fifth album, broad in scope and potent in spirit their new music is as once more spacious and more intense than their previous work. They continue to innovate and transcend genre – connecting with jazz, rock, hip-hop, electronic and mainstream audiences.
Hello Terry Riley: James Holden, Koreless, Luke Abbott
9th April, Barbican Centre
Electronic artists and composers James Holden, Luke Abbott and Koreless celebrate the work and influence of minimalist composer Terry Riley.
8th – 11th April, The Courtyard Theatre
In the run up to the 2015 General Election, Shadwell Opera is mounting two socially and politically charged works – a double bill of George Benjamin’s modern fable, Into the Little Hill, and Stravinsky’s wry spoken-word fantasy, The Soldier’s Tale.
11th April, Wigmore Hall
The Kuss Quartet’s interpretations of the chamber repertoire are informed by a shared desire to recreate the energy and excitement generated by great works when they were new.
30th March – 12th April, The Coliseum
Academy Award-winning actress Emma Thompson and international star Bryn Terfel reprise their roles as Mrs Lovett and Sweeney Todd in this concert staging of Stephen Sondheim’s gloriously gruesome musical Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.
11th – 25th April, Barbican Centre
English National Opera brings us Between Worlds, the highly anticipated operatic debut from composer Tansy Davies, who collaborates with librettist Nick Drake and director Deborah Warner on this world premiere. In this sensitive, spiritual and ultimately uplifting journey inspired by the events of 9/11, a disparate group of individuals is trapped high up in one of the Twin Towers, caught between earth and heaven, life and death.