Weekend Concerts at Snape
The Doric Quartet kicks off Britten Pears Arts’ latest batch of short concerts, with programmes of Haydn and Mozart, and Mozart and Mendelssohn; performances by Kathryn Tickell and Julian Joseph complete the weekend.
• Snape Maltings, Aldeburgh, 18-20 September, live performances only
English National Opera’s bespoke drive-in production, directed by PJ Harris and conducted by Martyn Brabbins; it’s double cast, with Natalya Romaniw and Nardus Williams as the Mimis, and David Butt Philip and David Junghoon Kim the Rodolfos.
• Alexandra Palace, London, 19-27 September, live performances, and broadcast on Sky Arts on 23 September.
A programme devoted to the works of the experimentalist and minimalist pioneer Julius Eastman, whose music was ignored for 25 years after his death; Apartment House play two of his best known ensemble pieces, Femenine and Joy Boy.
• Wigmore Hall, London W1, 20 September, live performance, live streamed and available on demand
An online recital devoted to the three composers at the heart of pianist Paul Lewis’s repertoire. Haydn’s C minor Sonata Hob XVI: 20 is followed by Beethoven’s wacky Fantasia Op 77, and then by Schubert’s wonderfully expansive G major Sonata, D894.
• Turner Sims Concert Hall, Southampton, 22 September, live performance, live streamed (£) and available on demand
London Symphony Orchestra
Simon Rattle continues his Beethoven series with the Fifth Symphony, prefacing it with Dvořák’s Slavonic Dances, and Tippett’s Piano Concerto, in which the soloist will be Peter Donohoe.
• LSO St Luke’s, London, 23 September, live performance, broadcast on Radio 3 on 25 September