Classical: The Five Best Concerts

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Robert Bachmann Tue

The Swiss composer-conductor returns to conduct the Royal Philharmonic in Bruckner's mighty Fifth Symphony. The concert opens with Bachmann's own Uluru Invocation, which he describes as "a fractal experiment".

Barbican Hall, London EC2 (07-638 889) 7.30pm


Tango, Flamenco and Beyond Fri

From the London Philharmonic, conducted by Jose Serebrier, striking a distinctly Hispanic note with dance rhythms by Albeniz, Turina, Falla and Piazzolla.

Royal Festival Hall, South Bank, London SE (07-960 4242) 7.30pm


Emerson String Quartet Thur

The International Chamber Music season continues with a visit from the fine foursome playing Mozart's K.575, Sibelius's Intimate Voices and Schubert's Death and the Maiden.

Queen Elizabeth Hall, South Bank, London SE (07-960 4242) 7.45pm


Andras Schiff Thur

One of the world's finest interpreters of Schumann devotes an entire recital to the composer, including Papillons, Kreisleriana and the Geister Variations.

Wigmore Hall, London W (07-935 24) 7.30pm


Igor's Boogie Tomorrow

The Composer's Ensemble, directed by John Woolrich, comes up with an eclectic modern programme, juxtaposing works by Frank Zappa with arrangements of pop songs by Ades, Bainbridge and others.

Purcell Room, London W (07-960 4242) 7.30pm