Classical: The Five Best Concerts
Saturday 03 April 1999
First revival for Richard Leveaux's probing staging for ENO of Richard Strauss's heady turn-of-the-century Symbolist classic. Vivien Tierney has the onerous task of projecting her Salome across an often raging 00-piece orchestra. Coliseum, London WC2 (07-632 8300) 8pm
Rare opportunity to catch Sibelius's early choral epic, coupled with his Tapiola, from the CBSO conducted by fellow Finn Sakari Oramo.
Symphony Hall, Birmingham B (02-22 3333) 7.30pm
Vladimir Ashkenazy conducts in a Music for Everyman Gala concert in aid of the Cancer Research Male Urological Research Centre. Peter Jablonski is the soloist in Gershwin's Piano Concerto followed by the Scheherazade of Rimsky-Korsakov.
Royal Festival Hall, London SEI (07-960 4242) 7.30pm
Camerata Academica Salzbury Wed
Sir William Glock's Mozart series continues with a visit by the chamber orchestra from Mozart's birthplace. Isabelle Faust and Tabea Zimmermann are the soloists in the Sinfonia Concertante.
Queen Elizabeth Hall, London SE (07-960 4242) 7.45pm
Vikram Seth: An Equal Music Fri
The novelist reads from his new work, a meditation on music and deafness, which features scenes in the Wigmore. Music comes from Joanna MacGregor and friends, playing amongst others, a Haydn quartet and Mozart's Violin Sonata.
Wigmore Hall, London W (07-935 24) 7.30pm
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