Classic FM Live 2020 cannot go ahead

6 December 2019, 09:00 | Updated: 20 March 2020, 11:40

Classic FM Live 2020
Classic FM Live 2020. Picture: PA / Matt Crossick

Classic FM Live, due to take place at the Royal Albert Hall on Monday 18 May 2020, sadly cannot go ahead due to COVID-19 measures.

Following governmental guidance regarding mass gatherings in relation to the developing coronavirus outbreak, coupled with the uncertainty surrounding live events and the Royal Albert Hall’s closure period, Classic FM has today announced that Classic FM Live at the Royal Albert Hall, on Monday 18th May, cannot go ahead. The sold-out concert was in celebration of the 20th anniversary of Classic FM Live.

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The evening will feature a fantastic array of international soloists, the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, and a whole host of classical favourites.

One of the world’s most popular living composers, Sir Karl Jenkins, will conduct highlights from The Armed Man, which was premiered at the very first Classic FM Live in April 2000.

The concert will also include favourite melodies from Tchaikovsky’s The Sleeping Beauty and Verdi’s opera Nabucco, and a surprise superstar violinist will perform The Lark Ascending by Ralph Vaughan Williams.

This very special night will mark 20 years of Classic FM Live at the Royal Albert Hall.

Classic FM Live at the Royal Albert Hall
Classic FM Live at the Royal Albert Hall. Picture: PA

A spectacular lights and pyrotechnics display will bring the evening to a close in magnificent fashion, to the sound of Wellington’s Victory by Beethoven – the composer whose 250th anniversary falls next year.

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