Stage and Screen Come to the Proms in a Bernstein Bonanza

07/09/2015

BBC Prom 67 – Bernstein, Stage and Screen: with singers including Louise Dearman (vocalist), Lucy Schaufer (mezzo-soprano), Scarlett Strallen (vocalist) and  Julian Ovenden (vocalist), Maida Vale Singers, John Wilson Orchestra / John Wilson (conductor),  Royal Albert Hall, London, 5.9.2015. (JPr)

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Bernstein’s ‘Make Our Garden Grow’ at the BBC Proms: Bernstein – Stage and Screen L-R: Matthew Seadon-Young, Louise Dearman, Mark Meadows, Scarlett Strallen, Julian Ovenden, Lucy Schaufer, Patrick Smyth c BBC/Chris Christodoulou

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Boulez, Grime, and Mason at a Proms Saturday Matinée

05/09/2015

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 Proms Saturday Matinée 4, Boulez, Grime, and Mason:  London Sinfonietta, Thierry Fischer (conductor). Cadogan Hall, London. 29.8.2015 Read more

Rare Messiaen and Moving Bruckner from Scottish Orchestra

04/09/2015

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   BBC Prom 63 – Messiaen, Mozart and Bruckner: Igor Levit (piano), Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Peter Oundjian (conductor), Royal Albert Hall, London, 2.9.2015 (AS) Read more

San Francisco Symphony Pushes at Musical Boundaries

02/09/2015

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BBC Prom 61 –  Ives, Bartók, Beethoven: Yuja Wang (piano) San Francisco Symphony’/ Michael Tilson Thomas (conductor), Royal Albert Hall, London,  31.8.2015 (RB)

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Yuja Wang performs with San Francisco Symphony
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A Pleasing Chamber Prom Antidote to an Unseasonal Deluge

01/09/2015

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BBC Chamber Prom 8 – Barber, Debussy and Shostakovich: Emerson Quartet [Eugene Drucker & Philip Setzer (violins), Lawrence Dutton (viola), Paul Watkins (cello)], Elizabeth Leonskaja (piano), Cadogan Hall London, 31.8.2015 (CS) Read more

Excellent Mahler First from Tilson Thomas and San Francisco Symphony

31/08/2015

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BBC Prom 60 –  Schoenberg, Cowell and Mahler: Jeremy Denk (piano), San Francisco Symphony Orchestra / Michael Tilson Thomas (conductor), Royal Albert Hall, London, 30.8.2015. (JPr)

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Michael Tilson Thomas conducts the San Francisco Symphony
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Prom Celebrates the Music of Attenborough’s Life Story Documentaries

31/08/2015

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BBC Prom 59 – Murray Gold, Life Story: Sir David Attenborough (presenter), BBC Concert Orchestra  / Jeremy Holland-Smith (conductor), Royal Albert Hall, London, 30.8.2015. (JPr)

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Sir David Attenborough watches on as Jeremy Holland-Smith conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra
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Passion, Incest, Torment and Suicide in the Royal Albert Hall: Kullervo at the Proms

30/08/2015

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Prom 58: Sibelius, Johanna Rusanen-Kartano (soprano), Waltteri Torikka (baritone), Polyteknikkojen Kuoro, BBC Symphony Chorus (men’s voices), BBC Symphony Orchestra, Sakari Oramo (conductor), Royal Albert Hall, London, 29.8.2015 (RB)

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