Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
The RLPO returns to its home in the Philharmonic Hall for an autumn season of live and streamed concerts. The season opens with its music director Vasily Petrenko conducting a (streamed) all 20th-century programme of Hindemith, Stravinsky and Shostakovich; the following evening Thomas Jung takes over for concert (in front of a live audience) featuring Mozart, Pärt and Beethoven.
• Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool, 30 September, live streamed and then on demand (£); 1 and 4 October live performances only
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Music director Kirill Karabits opens the Bournemouth Symphony’s autumn series of 12 streamed concerts with Bach’s chorale Ein Feste Burg; Ives’ The Unanswered Question, Britten’s arrangement of Mahler’s What the Wild Flowers Tell Me, and Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony follow.
• Lighthouse, Poole, 30 September, live-streamed and on demand (£)
Handel the Philanthropist
A partial re-creation of Handel’s first concert at the Foundling Hospital in 1749 launches the English Concert’s Handel and Purcell series, which will be streamed from different venues around the country. Harry Bicket directs a selection of numbers from Solomon, and the Foundling Anthem; soloists are Sophie Bevan, Soraya Mafi, Sarah Connolly and James Way.
• Great Hall, St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London EC1, live-streamed and on demand.
La Voix Humaine
Gillene Butterfield is the soprano on the verge in Poulenc’s searing monodrama, which is staged by Sameena Hussain as part of Connecting Voices, a collaboration between Opera North and Leeds Playhouse.
• Leeds Playhouse, 2 to 17 October, live performances only.
One of the Wigmore Hall’s great favourites returns for a pair of recitals; the first contrasts Janáček (On an Overgrown Path and the Sonata 1.X.1905) with Schumann (Davidsbündlertänze and the C major Fantasy), while the second is devoted to Beethoven’s last three piano sonatas, Opp 109, 110 and 111.
• Wigmore Hall, London 2 and 5 October, live performances, live-streamed and then on demand