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Eugene Onegin

Durham Opera Ensemble
Thu 27 Feb - Sat 29 Feb

Tchaikovsky's opera of scenes from Pushkin's poem 'Eugene Onegin', an idle young man whose emotional emptiness leaves a trail of destruction.


Gareth Green piano masterclass

Gareth Green
Sat 29 Feb , 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

A day-long masterclass with composer, pianist, conductor, teacher and ABRSM examiner Gareth Green, organised by Durham Young Musicians


Longings and Lamentations

Durham University Chamber Choir
Sat 29 Feb , 7:30 pm

Music tinged with love and pain, from the 12th century to the present day, including James Macmillan's stunning O Virgo prudentissima.


Opera North: Arya

Opera North
Thu 5 Mar , 7:30 pm

The Chorus and Orchestra of Opera North in concert of popular opera excerpts paired with a stunning new concerto for sitar and orchestra.


Dunelm Consort: Brothers in Arms

Dunelm Consort & Players
Fri 6 Mar , 7:00 pm

The greatest masters of the Italian madrigal, Claudio Monteverdi and Carlo Gesualdo, sung by the Dunelm Consort in the cathedral Chapter House.


DUCB: Wonderful World

Durham University Concert Band
Wed 11 Mar , 8:00 pm

Durham University Concert Band's Epiphany term programme takes you from English folksongs to outer space and the imaginary land of Oz.



Durham University Choral Society
Thu 12 Mar , 7:30 pm

Felix Mendelssohn's dramatic oratorio of scenes from the life of Elijah, performed in a collaboration between two of Durham's finest student ensembles.


DUPO ‘The Romantic’

Durham University Palatinate Orchestra
Sat 14 Mar , 7:30 pm

DUPO Symphony orchestra play Bruckner's Symphony No.4 'The Romantic' and Wagner's overture to 'Tristan und Isolde'


ROH live: Fidelio

Royal Opera House live relay
Tue 17 Mar , 7:15 pm

One of the superstars of opera, German tenor Jonas Kaufmann, takes the title role in Beethoven's only opera, Fidelio,


DUPO chamber orchestra

Durham University Palatinate Orchestra
Fri 20 Mar , 8:00 pm

DUPO Chamber Orchestra conducted by Sonia Bae perform Janáček, Milhaud and de Falla.


Crown of Glory

Durham Singers
Sat 28 Mar , 7:30 pm

Two jewels in the crown of Renaissance polyphony: Mundy's Vox Patris Caelestis and Palestrina's Missa Papae Marcelli.


Orchestra North East – Russian Gala

Orchestra North East
Sun 29 Mar , 3:00 pm

Passion and tragedy as Orchestra North East perform three classics of 20th century Russian orchestral music.


St John Passion

Durham Cathedral Choir
Sun 5 Apr , 7:00 pm

A Passion on Passion Sunday: J.S. Bach's dramatic musical account of the trial and death of Christ, performed with period instruments.


ROH live – Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci

Royal Opera House live relay
Tue 21 Apr , 7:00 pm

One of opera's favourite twin double acts: Mascagni’s 'Cavalleria rusticana' and  Leoncavallo’s 'Pagliacci;.


Nicola Mills ‘A Spoonful of Julie’

Nicola Mills
Sat 25 Apr , 7:30 pm

A meander through Julie Andrews' films and stage shows, including The Sound of Music, Mary Poppins, Camelot and My Fair Lady with soprano Nicola Mills.


The Brodsky Quartet at Musicon

The Brodsky Quartet
Mon 4 May , 7:30 pm

The Brodsky Quartet end Musicon's 50th season with Schubert, Webern and Zemlinsky.


ETO Così fan tutte

English Touring Opera
Mon 11 May , 7:30 pm

Mozart's riotous comedy of partner-swapping, disguises and true love all played out to glorious music. 


ETO St John Passion

English Touring Opera
Tue 12 May , 7:30 pm

A distinctive and new semi-staged production of one of J.S. Bach's most dramatic works, the St John Passion.


Haydn and Schubert Masses

Durham Choral Society
Sat 16 May , 7:30 pm

Durham Choral Society perform Haydn's Nelson Mass and Schubert's Mass in G.


Ushaw Organ Weekend

The Organ Club
Fri 22 May - Mon 25 May

Four days of organ tuition and recitals in a friendly, supportive environment, and the opportunity to play on organs in Durham, Newcastle and Hexham.


ROH live: Elektra

Royal Opera House live relay
Thu 18 Jun , 7:45 pm

Nina Stemme and Karita Mattila star in Richard Strauss's shocking and uncompromising operatic adaptation of a Greek tragedy.

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