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The classical music to book now for 2018

Time Unwrapped, Simon Rattle and the best of Wigmore Hall

By Alexandra Coghlan   January 2018

Time Unwrapped

Kings Place, all year

The “Unwrapped” series offers the chance to explore a particular theme, instrument or idea across 50 different concerts spread throughout the year. This year’s theme —Time Unwrapped—has generated one of the most inventive programmes yet, incorporating jazz, storytelling, science, electronic music and plainchant. Haydn’s vivid oratorio The Creation launches the festival, which promises to explore not just time present (with Arcade Fire’s Richard Reed Parry and Arvo Pärt) and time past (concerts by the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and works by Monteverdi),…

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