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ONE CAN'T HAVE helped noticing the ongoing explosion of interest of in the operatic canon of Handel (right). The trend continues with a semi-staging of his 1733 work Orlando, based on an episode in Ariosto's Orlando Furioso. Having already scored a number of successes with Handel, this production comes from the Early Opera Company, conducted by Christian Curnyn, with Louise Mott singing the title role.

Queen Elizabeth Hall, London SE1 (0171-960 4242) 7pm

Three great soloists in their own right - clarinettist Michael Collins, cellist Steven Isserlis and pianist Stephen Hough - make up a virtuoso trio, playing chamber works for the combination as part of the Pianoworks Festival. Schumann's Marchenerzahlungen and Brahms's Trio in a minor, Op. 114 feature in the programme.

Blackheath Halls, London SE3 (0181-318 9758) 8pm

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