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The best classical and opera to stream this March 2021

Including Thomas Adès's Birthday Concert and A Century of Music by British Women

By Alexandra Coghlan   March 2021

Adès will conduct soloist Kirill Gerstein in “In Seven Days”—Adès’s own “Concerto for Piano With Moving Image” that tells the story of the Creation in a kaleidoscopic video-ballet. Photo: LSO

LSO: Thomas Adès’s 50th Birthday Concert, Barbican, streaming online from 6th March.

Thomas Adès (above) is a singular talent—a pianist, conductor and composer with Grammy and Olivier Awards to his name. He celebrates his 50th birthday with a little help from the London Symphony Orchestra. Adès will conduct soloist Kirill Gerstein in “In Seven Days”—Adès’s own “Concerto for Piano With Moving Image” that tells the story of the Creation in a kaleidoscopic video-ballet. It’ll be paired with Sibelius’s enigmatic Symphony No 6—a concise work the composer himself described as a musical shot of “pure cold water.”

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