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Classic FM Live returns to the Royal Albert Hall on 16 March. Our orchestra for the evening is the Orchestra of Opera North. Photo: Brian Slater.
Crouch End Festival Chorus will open the evening with the rousing favourite O Fortuna by Carl Orff. Photo: Andrew Wiard.
Trumpeter Tine Thing Helseth will join the Orchestra of Opera North to perform an arrangement of Piazzolla's Libertango. Photo: Observertoriet.
The first half of the concert will conclude with the Ultimate Hall of Fame No.1, Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No.2, with pianist Danny Driver. Photo: Richard Haughton.
A third sparkling young soloist joins us for the second half, Valeriy Sokolov. The Ukrainian violinist will perform Saint-Saens' Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso. Photo: Stéphane Olivier, Artéphoto.
Wallingford Parish Choir will join Crouch End Festival Chorus in the second half for Jerusalem and I Vow to Thee My Country. Photo: Mark Phillips.
The Orchestra of Opera North will be under the expert direction of conductor Bramwell Tovey. Photo: Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.
At just 23 years old, Tine Thing Helseth is already one of the leading trumpet soloists of her generation. This season she's making debuts in Berlin, Brussels, Luxembourg and New York. Photo: Observertoriet.
Founded in 1984 the Crouch End Festival Chorus has become one of the UK’s most exciting and innovative symphony choirs. We're looking forward to welcoming them back to Classic FM Live. Photo: Andrew Wiard.
The Orchestra of Opera North is the latest orchestra to join the Classic FM family, as our Orchestra in Yorkshire. Photo: Brian Slater.