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Bach Week­end 13-15 April

This year’s fes­ti­val re­in­forces its in­no­va­tive rep­u­ta­tion with Bach’s Bran­den­burgs and Dou­glas Adams’s Dirk Gen­tly.

Tel: +44 (0)20 7520 1490


St John’s Smith Square Holy Week Fes­ti­val 26 March – 1 April

2017’s in­au­gu­ral fes­ti­val set the qual­ity bar high. It should be hur­dled with ease, with con­certs and late-night ‘litur­gi­cal events’. Tel: +44 (0)20 7222 1061 Web: Lon­don Fes­ti­val of Con­tem­po­rary

Church Mu­sic 12-20 May

What be­gan with a few con­certs in Blooms­bury has grown into a cap­i­tal-wide cel­e­bra­tion of con­tem­po­rary church mu­sic. Tel: +44 (0)20 7388 1461


Voices of Lon­don Fes­ti­val 23 June – 1 July Songs of all kinds and choirs of ev­ery style and size share col­lab­o­ra­tive ground.

Web: www.voic­e­soflon­don­fes­ti­

BBC Proms 13 July – 8 Septem­ber

Ex­pect a com­mem­o­ra­tion of the end of World War I and cen­te­nary cel­e­bra­tions for Bern­stein, De­bussy and Lili Boulanger.

Tel: 0845 401 5034 (UK only)


Tête à Tête Opera Fes­ti­val 1-21 Au­gust Tête à Tête prom­ises more ‘ebul­lient ex­plo­rations, ur­gent ex­am­i­na­tions and cre­ative cel­e­bra­tions’ of new opera.

Tel: +44 (0)20 7121 1100


Lon­don Pi­ano Fes­ti­val 3-8 Oc­to­ber Co-cu­ra­tors Charles Owen and Katya Apek­i­sheva have a strong 2018 pro­gramme, in­clud­ing a two-pi­ano marathon.

Tel: +44 (0)20 7520 1490


Hamp­stead Arts Fes­ti­val 17-26 Novem­ber The mix of clas­si­cal mu­sic, jazz and top­i­cal dis­cus­sions brings a dis­tinc­tive edge. El­gar’s Cello Con­certo fea­tures Gemma Rose­field. Tel: +44 (0)7990 743188

Web: www.hamp­steadarts­fes­ti­

Tak­ing the lead: pi­anist Katya Apek­i­sheva

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