Sir Mark Elder’s deputy delivers an appealing Promenade Concert


Bizet, SaintSaëns, Ravel, Prokofiev: Sir Mark Elder (narrator), Hallé Orchestra/Andrew Gourlay (conductor), Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, 9.7.2011 (MC) Read more

Substitute Soloist and Conductor disappoint at the Royal Festival Hall


Berlioz, Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky: Nikolai Demidenko (piano), Philharmonia Orchestra/Christian Vasquez (conductor), Royal Festival Hall, London, 30.6.2011 (GD) Read more

BBC Young Generation Artist Piemontese impresses with Debussy and Schumann


City of London Festival  2011 – Chopin, Debussy, and Schumann: Francesco Piemontesi (piano). St Mary Abchurch, London, 6.7.2011 (MB) Read more

Mumbles Symphony Orchestra begins to make its mark


Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Kodaly, Glazunov, Bizet: Mumbles Symphony Orchestra, All Saints’ Church, Oystermouth, Kristine Balanas (violin), David John,(conductor), 2.7.2011 (NHR) Read more

Cheltenham Music Festival 2011 – A menacing Boesch and a demented Spence stun audiences


Loewe, Schubert, Mahler : Florian Boesch (baritone) with Roger Vignoles, Pittville Pump Room, 30.6.2011 (RJ)


Schumann, Janáček : Toby Spence (tenor), Helen Sherman (mezzo-soprano) with Julian Milford (piano). Pittville Pump Room, 3.7.2011 (RJ) Read more

An American Celebration at the Olympic Music Festival


An American Celebration – Cohan, Michel, Walker , Ives, Friedrich, Bernstein, Hawkins, Cannon, Sousa, and trad: Mosaic Brass Quintet; Olympic Music Festival, Quilcene, WA, 4.7.2010 (BJ) Read more

In New York, Two Quartets with Premieres and Sounds from Far North


Arctic Sounds : Mivos Quartet, Redshift, Kathy Turco (recorded sounds), Galapagos Art Space, Brooklyn, NY, 29.6.2011 (BH) Read more

Aspen Music Festival 2011 – The Opening Weekend


Aspen Music Festival (1): McGegan, Rhys have fun with Mendelssohn; Marsalis brings Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra to Aspen; Feltsman plays Rachmaninov 2. 4.7.2011 (HS) Read more

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