Whitgift Three Schools Concert at Fairfield Halls

18/10/2019

William Brotherhood, Holst, John Rutter, Grieg, Gilbert and Sullivan, Henryk Wieniawski, Jack Oades: Various orchestras, ensembles and choruses of the three Whitgift Schools (Whitgift, Trinity and Oratory). Conductors: Ms Lorraine Temple, Mr Philip Winter, Mr James Griffith, Ms Liz Regan, Ms Charlotte Orr, Ms Rosanna Whitfield, Mr David Swinson (the designation Ms and Mr is used by the three schools and is followed here).  Phoenix Hall at Fairfield Halls, Croydon, 16.10.2019. (JB)

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Something old and something newish in Philadelphia, from the characteristically inventive Dirk Brossé

16/10/2019

Haydn, Nyman, Mozart, Gerber, and Schubert: Gabriela Martinez (piano), Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia / Dirk Brossé (conductor), Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, Philadelphia, 6.10.2019. (BJ)

Gabriela Martinez

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Marcon conducts the Munich Philharmonic in three works from C.P.E. Bach, Haydn and Beethoven

16/10/2019

Haydn, C.P.E. Bach, Beethoven: Jean-Guihen Queyras (cello), Münchner Philharmoniker / Andrea Marcon (conductor/harpsichord). Philharmonie, Munich, 12.10.2019. (MC)

Jean-Guihen Queyras (c) Marco Borggreve

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NEW! Surrey’s Grange Park Opera in 2020

16/10/2019

Grange Park Opera’s 2020 season

The 2020 season combines mainstays & eyebrow-raisers: the traditional and the unexpected. Sitting firmly in the latter category is a world première, The Life & Death of Alexander Litvinenko, promising to be one of the most discussed events of the summer.

The trump card is Ponchielli’s La Gioconda, one of the grandest of all Italian grand operas, demanding an array of vocal powerhouses. The season is rounded off by La bohème and Meet Me in St Louis and on the very last night, Grange Park Opera welcomes gorgeously costumed guest artists from The Royal Ballet. Read more

Violin sonatas by Fauré and Ravel played by Savitri Grier and Yundu Wang is a perfect lunchtime concert

16/10/2019

Ravel, Fauré: Savitri Grier (violin), Yundu Wang (piano), Dora Stoutzker Hall, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. 11.10.2019. (GPu)

Savitri Grier (c) Kaupo Kikkas

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An invigorating recital by Vilde Frang at Wigmore Hall

15/10/2019

Brahms, Schubert, Bartók: Vilde Frang (violin), Michail Lifits (piano), Wigmore Hall, London, 13.10.2019. (CS)

(c) Marco Borggreve

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Simonov and Moscow Philharmonic open Edinburgh’s Sunday Classics concerts series with style and verve

14/10/2019

Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, Shostakovich: Alexandra Dariescu (soloist), Moscow Philharmonic /Yuri Simonov (conductor). Usher Hall, Edinburgh, 13.10.2019. (GT)

Yuri Simonov

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In Cleveland, bold rethinking— in the second half, anyway

14/10/2019

Brahms, Adés, Bach: Kirill Gerstein (piano), Cleveland Orchestra / Alan Gilbert (conductor), Severance Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, 11.10.2019. (MSJ)

Kirill Gerstein
Photo: Marco Borggreve

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