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THE PHILHARMONIA begins its new season under the baton of veteran maestro Kurt Sanderling, the only conductor since Klemperer to be awarded Honorary Membership of the orchestra. Three years ago, Sanderling teamed up with Andras Schiff (right) in the five Beethoven Piano Concertos. Now they turn their attention to the two by Brahms, with the First aired tonight alongside Beethoven's Second Symphony.

Royal Festival Hall, London SE1 (0171-960 4242) 7.30pm

Song duets for tenor and baritone are relatively scarce, so it's good to see rising young stars Michael Schade and Russell Braun airing some in their Wigmore Hall recital. The eclectic line-up moves from JC Bach to contemporary Canadian folksong arrangements. Tenor and baritone also give solo numbers, while pianist Carolyn Maule accompanies.

Wigmore Hall, London W1 (0171-935 2141) 7.30pm