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Academy Principal Guest Conductor Murray Perahia starts his complete cycle of Beethoven Piano Concertos with the Orchestra on 21 November as part of Barbican Presents with further concerts on 20 February, 7 April & 11 June 2017.
Aldeburgh Music’s Friday Afternoons annual ‘Big Sing’ takes place on Friday 18 November with thousands of young people singing Jonathan Dove’s new song cycle commissioned especially for the event with lyrics by writing partner Alasdair Middleton. All resources to learn the songs are available here.
One theme of BBC National Orchestra of Wales’ season is storytelling and includes Ravel’s Daphnis et Chloé (10 November) and Stravinsky’s ballet Petrushka (9 & 10 February).
Nicola Benedetti will perform in the U.S. more times than ever before in the 2016/17 season including a coast-to-coast tour with the Venice Baroque orchestra and Andrea Marcon. Full details here.
The Zurich International Orchestra Series continues with Natalie Clein performing Dvořák’s Cello Concerto with the Czech National Symphony Orchestra on 9 November. The Zurich Chamber Orchestra presents three concertos on 28 November with trumpeter Alison Balsom & pianist Gabriela Montero.
The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra’s season continues with new Music Director Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla conducting Mahler’s 1st Symphony on 16 November. In December, the orchestra perform 3 Christmas concerts presented by actress Jessica Hynes.
Iestyn Davies joins the cast in the first Royal Opera revival of George Benjamin’s highly acclaimed opera Written on Skin in January 2017. He performed the role of Angel 1-The Boy to critical acclaim in Vienna, Munich and Paris in 2013.
The Guildhall School has announced that Lynne Williams will become the next Principal, starting in early 2017. Autumn events include an opera double bill of Stravinsky’s Mavra and Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta; and an adaptation of Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations by Nick Ormerod and Decland Donnellan.
The Sixteen embarks on an 8 date tour of the UK with its own period instrument orchestra performing Bach’s Magnificat. Full details here.
Stuart Skelton returns to his native Australia to sing Wagner with the Tasmanian SO, West Australian SO and Melbourne Symphony in November and December. Full details here. The Spitalfields Music Winter Festival runs from 4-11 December 2016 and full details of the festival can be seen here.
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