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Bryars Premiere

Julian Lloyd Webber premieres the new cello concerto commissioned for him by his record company, Philips Classics, from the chart-busting composer of Jesus' Blood and The Sinking of the Titanic

7.30pm tonight, Barbican Centre, London

(0171-638 8891)


New Sussex Opera bring to London their South Coast staging of Weber's proto-Wagnerian "grand heroic-romantic" opera.

7.30pm tonight, Britten Theatre, Royal College of Music, London (01273 709709)

Cosi fan tutte

Simon Rattle and the period band of the OAE have established a real working relationship in Mozart's operas over the past few years at Glyndebourne. Here they tackle Da Ponte's lovers' guide live in London before taping it for disc in concert in Birmingham

7pm Sunday, Blackheath Concert Halls, London (0181-463 0100)

6.30pm Wed, RFH, South Bank Centre, London

(0171-960 4242)

7pm, 1, 3 Dec, Symphony Hall, Birmingham

(0121-212 3333)