What's On

Your essential guide to all the best concerts taking place in the UK and Ireland. Click here to find out how to submit an event.
Search for an Event
Format: 2019-06-26
Format: 2019-06-26
  • 29 June 2019 - 7:30pm
    Glory and Light | Salford Choral Society
    Roderick Barrand, Salford Choral Society, Tom Newall
    Peel Hall, University of Salford Salford M5 4WT
    United Kingdom

    Music to both rouse and soothe the soul!

    Gloria
    Bob Chilcott (1955-)
    Sure on this shining night
    Morten Lauridsen (1943-)
    Sleep
    Eric Whitacre (1970-)
    The Seal Lullaby
    Eric Whitacre (1970-)
    Insanae et vanae curae
    (Franz) Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
    Gloria in excelsis Deo from Gloria in D
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
  • 30 June 2019 - 7:30pm
    Heaven and Earth: Messiaen and Mahler | Philharmonia Britannica
    Anna Loveday, John Upperton, Peter Fender, Philharmonia Britannica
    St John's Church Hyde Park London W2 2QD
    United Kingdom

    The immensely colourful four 'symphonic meditations' by Messiaen called L'Ascension are, as he said himself, "at the service of the dogmas of Catholic theology". That is evidenced by his exploration of plainsong, but he goes much further than one might expect by using birdsong and Hindu thythms. Originally for organ the music is intense and intensely religious.

    In Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde there are is a strong Eastern philosophical influence throughout the work, which is based on translations of Chinese poetry. It is a symphony in all but name - Mahler not wishing to call it his 9th symphony due to superstition.

    L'Ascension
    Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992)
    Das Lied von der Erde, 'Song of the Earth'
    Gustav Mahler (1860-1911)
  • 5 July 2019 - 7:00pm
    Il barbiere di Siviglia | Scherzo Ensemble
    Benedict Nelson, Giles Davies, Margo Arsane, Matthew O'Keeffe, Olivia Lewis, Ross Wilson, Scherzo Orchestra, Sebastian Freeburn, William Kwiatkowski
    Charlton House London SE7 8RE
    United Kingdom

    The old miser Bartolo wants to marry his ward (the beautiful young Rosina) and he’s determined to do it before his staging of 'The Useless Precaution' is through. Little does he know that his embittered handyman, Figaro, has been paid off by the young Count Almaviva, who also wants Rosina’s hand in marriage. Together they are working with the chorus to sabotage Bartolo’s plan, and secure Almaviva his bride.

    This July, Scherzo will stage The Barber of Seville. A young team of performers and creatives will present a production which explores the origins of Rossini's classic opera buffa by drawing on traditions of Bel Canto and Commedia dell'Arte, with costumes evocative of the late 18th century.

    We are delighted to be performing in the Old Library at Charlton House.

    Friday 5th at 7pm | Sunday 7th at 4pm | Friday 12th at 7pm | Sunday 14th at 4pm

    Il barbiere di Siviglia, 'The Barber of Seville'
    Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868)
  • 29 June 2019 - 7:30pm
    New Bristol Sinfonia
    Amanda Burvill, Jonathan Lo, New Bristol Sinfonia
    Victoria Rooms Clifton, Bristol BS8 1SA
    United Kingdom

    New Bristol Sinfonia are delighted to present a mix of the old and the new for their summer 2019 concert. Opening with Mendelssohn's evocative Hebrides Overture, we then welcome back renowned soloist Mandy Burvill, who will be giving the 2nd performance of Ian Stephens's Clarinet Concerto, written for her. The evening will end in style with Beethoven's Eroica Symphony.

    Hebrides Overture, 'Fingal's Cave'
    Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
    Clarinet Concerto
    Ian Stephens (1974-)
    Symphony No 3 in E flat, 'Eroica'
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
  • 28 June 2019 - 1:00pm
    Lunchtime Concert - Central Band of the Royal Air Force
    Central Band of the Royal Air Force, Piers Morrell
    Regent Hall (The Salvation Army) London W1C 2DJ
    United Kingdom

    A programme of new compositions and arrangements to include:

    Chris Roe – Suite from ‘Spitfire’
    Tom Davoren – new work

  • 5 July 2019 - 11:00am
    Cheltenham Music Festival - Nash Ensemble
    Nash Ensemble
    Pittville Pump Room Cheltenham GL52 3JE
    United Kingdom

    The Nash Ensemble make a hugely welcome return for the opening concert of the 2019 Festival, presenting a programme of joyful contrasts. The exquisite Sunrise, from Haydn’s last set of quartets, paves the way for the world premiere of a work for flute and string trio by Master of the Queen’s Music, Judith Weir. This marks the first of more than 20 major premieres at this year’s Festival. Oliver Knussen’s long and fruitful relationship with the Festival is remembered with his beguiling solo flute work, and the concert concludes with the second quintet of Anton Dvorák, widely considered a masterpiece of the form.

    Kindly supported by the Cheltenham Music Festival Society in memory of Graham Lockwood

    "The playing...was incisive, transparent and beautifully shaped. Chamber music doens't come any better." - Independent on Sunday

    String Quartet in B flat, 'Sunrise'
    (Franz) Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
    New work for flute and string trio
    Judith Weir (1954-)
    Masks
    Oliver Knussen (1952-)
    Quintet for piano and strings in A
    Antonín Dvorák (1841-1904)
  • 5 July 2019 - 3:00pm
    Cheltenham Music Festival - The Carice Singers
    George Parris, The Carice Singers
    All Saints' Church Cheltenham GL52 2HG
    United Kingdom

    The unusual sound-world of Nordic choral music from the end of the 19th century to the present day is recreated by British vocal ensemble The Carice Singers for their programme Sounding North. This atmospheric programme combines music, languages and other surprising sounds, from Iceland, Norway, Denmark, Sweden and Finland.

    Heyr, himna smiður
    Thorkell Sigurbjörnsson (1938-2013)
    Hvad est du dog skjøn from 4 Psalms
    Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)
    September
    Wilhelm Stenhammar (1871-1927)
    Rakastava
    Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)
    Nuits, adieux
    Kaija Saariaho (1952-)
    Förvårskväll
    David Wikander (1884-1955)
    Lauantaisauna
    Matthew Whittall (1975-)
    Maya Dances
    Per Nørgård (1932-)
    Halleluja, vår strid er endt
    Traditional Norwegian ()
    I himmelen
    Karin Rehnqvist (1957-)
  • 5 July 2019 - 7:00pm
    Cheltenham Music Festival - London Symphony Orchestra
    Elim Chan, Emmanuel Tjeknavorian, London Symphony Orchestra
    Cheltenham Town Hall Cheltenham GL50 1QA
    United Kingdom

    Presenting a programme created solely for Cheltenham’s 75th anniversary, the peerless London Symphony Orchestra give a performance that includes two giants of the Russian repertoire. A roof-raising new work commissioned by Classic FM, from composer Dani Howard, launches this spectacular opening night concert. Superstar conductor Elim Chan makes her Festival debut, alongside one of today’s most remarkable young violinists, Emmanuel Tjeknavorian.

    Kindly supported by The Pasetchnik Family

    New work
    Composer Not Known ()
    Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D
    Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
    Scheherazade
    Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908)
  • 6 July 2019 - 3:00pm
    Cheltenham Music Festival - Schumann Square
    Camille Thomas, Elena Urioste, Isata Kanneh-Mason, Tom Poster, Xuefei Yang
    Imperial Square and Royal Parade Cheltenham GL50 1QZ
    United Kingdom

    Celebrating the 200th anniversary of the composer Clara Schumann, the elegant drawing rooms in and around Imperial Square provide an intimate setting for an immersive chamber music adventure. Experience some of the UK’s finest classical artists in four Cheltenham Regency townhouses as they present a series of recitals inspired by the consummate artistry of Clara Schumann. Round off this delightful tour with a complimentary glass of English sparkling wine at The Nyetimber Bus in Imperial Gardens.

    Please note that due to the nature of the event, there is no step free access and walking is required between venues.

    Various works
    Clara Wieck Schumann (1819-1896)
  • 6 July 2019 - 7:00pm
    Cheltenham Music Festival - CBSO and Alison Balsom
    Alison Balsom, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla
    Cheltenham Town Hall Cheltenham GL50 1QA
    United Kingdom

    After another barnstorming success in 2017, audiences will be thrilled to see the return of Mirga Gražinyte-Tyla and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra for the second symphonic concert of the weekend. This bespoke all-British programme is based around a world premiere from the first female composer to be commissioned by the Festival in 1956, Thea Musgrave. Her trumpet concerto has been co-commissioned for our Festival by the CBSO in celebration of their centenary, and the LA Philharmonic for Festival Artistic Director Alison Balsom.

    Kindly supported by Diana Woolley

    Symphony No 2
    Ruth Gipps (1921-1999)
    Concerto for trumpet and orchestra
    Thea Musgrave (1928- )
    Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis
    Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
    Troilus and Cressida
    Sir William Walton (1902-1983)
We use cookies to improve your experience of our website. Cookies perform functions like recognising you each time you visit and delivering advertising messages that are relevant to you. Read more here