Daphnis and Chloé: Tenebrae and LSO under Pappano administer Half Six Fix’s powerful shot of Ravel
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by Christopher Sallon
3h ago
Ravel: Tenebrae, London Symphony Orchestra / Sir Antonio Pappano (conductor). Barbican Hall, London. 16.4.2024. (CSa) Ravel – Daphnis and Chloé It had been a tiring twelve hours for Sir Antonio Pappano, the London Symphony Orchestra’s Chief Conductor elect, when he stepped onto the rostrum of the Barbican Hall for the first ‘Half Six Fix’ of ... Read more ..read more
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London’s Southbank Centre in 2024-25
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by AUTHOR
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From Vivaldi to virtual reality: Southbank Centre announces Classical Music Autumn/Winter 2024/25 programme The Southbank Centre and its family of six Resident Orchestras – Aurora Orchestra, Chineke! Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, London Sinfonietta, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and Philharmonia Orchestra – has announced the Classical Music Autumn/Winter 2024/25 programme. A presentation of the dynamic variety and staggering influence of the genre in all its ... Read more ..read more
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Impassioned Rachmaninov and a surprise from Pappano and the LSO at the Barbican
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by John Rhodes
22h ago
L. Boulanger, Barber, Rachmaninov: Janine Jansen (violin), London Symphony Orchestra / Sir Antonio Pappano (conductor). Barbican Hall, London, 14.4.2024.  (JR) L. Boulanger – D’un matin de printemps Barber – Violin Concerto, Op.14 Rachmaninov – Symphony No.2, Op.27 Underestimated but certainly gifted Marie-Juliette Olga ‘Lili’ Boulanger was the first female winner of the Prix de Rome ... Read more ..read more
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Trenchant Elgar versus flashy Walton in Cleveland
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by Mark S Jordan
22h ago
López Ballido, Elgar, Walton: Sol Gabetta (cello), Thomas Hampson (baritone), Cleveland Orchestra Chorus (chorus director: Lisa Wong), Cleveland Orchestra / Klaus Mäkelä (conductor). Mandel Concert Hall at Severance Music Center, Cleveland, 13.4.2024. (MSJ) Jimmy López Ballido – Perú negro Elgar – Cello Concerto in E minor, Op.85 Walton – Belshazzar’s Feast Sometimes, unexpected programs have ... Read more ..read more
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Book of Mountains and Seas – a poetic evocation of Chinese creation myths in Los Angeles
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by Jane Rosenberg
22h ago
Huang Ruo, Book of Mountains and Seas: Artists of Ars Nova Copenhagen / Miles Lallemant (conductor). BroadStage, Santa Monica, 13.4.2024. (JRo) Production: Director and Production – Basil Twist Lighting – Ayumu ‘Poe’ Saegusa Creative – Beth Morrison Puppeteers – Emily Batsford, Lute Breuer, Ben Elling, Rosa Elling, Rachel Schapira, Ashley Winkfield Ars Nova Copenhagen – Anna ... Read more ..read more
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Sheku Kanneh-Mason and the Philharmonia Chorus shine in Weinberg and Rachmaninov
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by Chris Kettle
2d ago
Elgar, Weinberg, Rachmaninov: Sheku Kanneh-Mason (cello), Mirjam Mesak (soprano), Pavel Petrov (tenor), Andrii Kymach (baritone), Paul Whittaker (BSL performer), Philharmonia Chorus, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra / Vasily Petrenko (conductor). Royal Festival Hall, London, 11.4.2024. (CK) Elgar – In the South (Alassio) Mieczyslaw Weinberg – Cello Concerto Rachmaninov – The Bells Not yet fully recovered from the ... Read more ..read more
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Elgar Festival 2024: ‘The Origins of Inspiration’ – 27 May to 2 June
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by AUTHOR
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THE ELGAR FESTIVAL – ‘The Origins of Inspiration’ in Worcestershire, the heart of Elgar Country – 27 May – 2 June 2024 For more information click here Lauded as ‘Critic’s Pick’ in both The Guardian and The Times, the Elgar Festival is an annual live celebration of the life and music of Worcester’s most famous son and Britain’s ... Read more ..read more
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North Yorkshire’s Ryedale Festival – 12 to 28 July 2024
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Ryedale Festival – Friday 12 – Sunday 28 July 2024 – North Yorkshire For more information click here The Ryedale Festival aims to make North Yorkshire one of the best places in Europe to enjoy and encounter classical music, and to do it with a sense of vision and adventure. This year’s summer festival takes ... Read more ..read more
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Heartbeat Opera breaks new ground with Daniel Schlosberg’s The Extinctionist
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by Rick Perdian
3d ago
Daniel Schlosberg, The Extinctionist: Suliman Tekalli (violin, viola), Taylor Levine (guitar), Katherine Fortunato (percussion) / Daniel Schlosberg (pianist, conductor). Baruch Performing Arts Center, New York, 10.4.2024. (RP) Production: Libretto – Amanda Quaid Director – Shadi Ghaheri Sets – Kate Noll Costumes – Haydee Zelideth Lighting – Reza Behjat Projection – Camilla Tassi Props – Madisen ... Read more ..read more
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Mitsuko Uchida and Jonathan Biss shed light on rarely performed Schubert piano gems for four hands
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by Edward Sava-Segal
4d ago
Schubert: Dame Mitsuko Uchida (piano), Jonathan Biss (piano). Union College Memorial Chapel, Schenectady, New York, 7.4.2024. (ES-S) Schubert – Allegro in A minor, ‘Lebensstürme’, D.947; Grande Marche No.5 in E-flat minor, D.819; Rondo in A major, D.951; Divertissement à la hongroise in G minor, D.818 The sober yet warm atmosphere of the Union College Memorial ... Read more ..read more
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