The BBC NOW Season Opens with Unfamiliar Choice of Works


Franck, Takemitsu, Milhaud, Honegger, d’Indy: Peter Moore (trombone), BBC National Orchestra of Wales / Kazuki Yamada (conductor). Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff, 29.9.2017. (PCG) Read more

Max Davies Final Notes


Schubert, Bach, Davies, Saint-Saëns, Tchaikovsky: Dejan Bogdanovich (violin) and Gabrielle Maria Vianello (piano), Kings Place, Hall One. 28.9.2017. (JB)

Peter Maxwell Davies CBE - britischer Komponist. - Master of Queens Musick - fotografiert auf der Insel Sanday - Orkney Foto: Martin Lengemann Uhlandstraße 41, 13158 Berlin Tel 01717474588 7% Mwst FA Berlin Friedrichshain/Prenzl. brg Kasseler Bank eG BLZ 52090000 Konto 101048500

Peter Maxwell Davies (c) Martin Lengemann

Read more

Screaming Viva for the Loveliest of Divas – Pretty Yende in Recital


Various composers: Pretty Yende (soprano), Michele D’Elia (piano), Zurich Opera, Zurich, 25.9.2017. (RP)

Pretty Yende © Gregor Hohenberg. Courtesy-of-Sony-Music-Entertainment

Pretty Yende © Gregor Hohenberg

Read more

Jurowski and the LPO Prove Unsurpassable in Britten, Silvestrov and Janáček


Britten, Silvestrov, Janáček: Jan Vogler (cello), London Philharmonic Orchestra / Vladimir Jurowski (conductor) Royal Festival Hall, London, 27.9.2017. (GD) Read more

The Sacred and Profane Spar for Top Billing in LA Master Chorale Season Opener


Bernstein, Orff: So Young Park (soprano), Nicholas Phan (tenor), Stephen Powell (baritone), Los Angeles Master Chorale and Orchestra / Grant Gershon (conductor), Los Angeles Children’s Chorus (directed by Anne Tomlinson), Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, 23.9.2017. (DLD) Read more

A Rich VSO Season Opener Awakens Fond Memories


Tovey, Adams, Tchaikovsky: Australian String Quartet [Dale Barltrop and Francesca Hiew (violins), Stephen King (viola), Sharon Grigoryan (cello)], Vancouver Symphony Orchestra / Bramwell Tovey (conductor), Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver, 23.9.2017. (GN)

Australian String Quartet © Matthew Baird

Australian String Quartet © Matthew Baird

Read more

Singers Curate Themselves in a Vocal Wonderland


Resonant Bodies Festival, Nights II and III: Soloists, Roulette, Brooklyn, NY. 6-7.9.2017. (BH)

Hai-Ting Chinn in 'Science Project' at the Resonant Bodies Festival (Photo: Gretchen Robinette)

Hai-Ting Chinn in ‘Science Project: An Opera with Experiments’ at the Resonant Bodies Festival
(c) Gretchen Robinette

Read more

Why Birds Sing. A Remarkable Musical Exploration with the Aurora Orchestra


 Messiaen, Dean, Ligeti, Beethoven, Why Birds Sing: Pierre-Laurent Aimard (piano); Samuel West (narrator); Aurora Orchestra / Nicholas Collon (conductor). Jane Mitchell (creative director); Annalisa Salis (illustration); William Reynolds (animation, projection, lighting and stage design); Ian Dearden (sound). Royal Festival Hall, London, 24.9.2017. (CC)

NR 17-09-24 648

Aurora Orchestra’s Why Birds Sing (c) Nick Rutter

Read more

« Previous PageNext Page »

Recent Reviews


Season Previews

  • NEW! Leeds Lieder’s Forthcoming Schubert Song Series in Leeds and Sheffield __________________________________
  • NEW! Svetlana Zakharova and Bolshoi Stars Bring Amore to the London Coliseum in November __________________________________
  • NEW! Tom Green and Carol Ann Duffy’s The World’s Wife Premieres on 15 October in Cardiff __________________________________
  • UPDATED! English National Ballet’s 2017 – 2018 Autumn/Winter Season __________________________________
  • NEW! Contemporary Music from Manchester’s Psappha in 2017-18 __________________________________
  • NEW! I Musicanti’s ‘Alexandra and the Russians’ at St Johns Smith Square, 2017-18 __________________________________
  • NEW! The 2017 Oxford Lieder Festival – The Last of the Romantics __________________________________
  • NEW! Anna Netrebko and Yusif Eyvazov’s Return to London in May 2018 __________________________________
  • NEW! St John’s Smith Square announces its 2017/18 Season __________________________________
  • NEW! The Pierre Boulez Saal’s 2017/18 Season in Berlin __________________________________
  • NEW! Birmingham and Beyond: Ex Cathedra in 2017/18 __________________________________
  • NEW! The Glyndebourne Opera Cup and Glyndebourne in 2018 __________________________________
  • NEW! The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra’s 2017/18 Season __________________________________
  • UPDATED! English National Opera’s 2017/18 Season __________________________________
  • Subscribe to Review Summary Newsletter

    Reviews by Reviewer

    News and Featured Articles

  • NEW! What is the Critic’s Job? A Review of A. O. Scott’s Recent Book __________________________________
  • NEW! English Music Festival in Yorkshire Lifts the Lid Off an English Treasury __________________________________
  • NEW! Opera Philadelphia’s Inaugural O17 Festival __________________________________
  • NEW! A FULLY STAGED PILGRIM’S PROGRESS IN ORLEANS, MA __________________________________
  • NEW! JIŘÍ BĔLOHLÁVEK (1946-2017) AND THE CZECH CONDUCTING LEGACY __________________________________
  • NEW! JUSTIN DOYLE DISCUSSES MONTEVERDI WITH MARK BERRY __________________________________
  • NEW! Katie Lowe Wins the 2017 Elizabeth Connell Prize __________________________________
  • NEW! Opportunity for a Rare Composition Masterclass with Gavin Bryars in April 2018 __________________________________
  • NEW! ITINÉRAIRE BAROQUE 2017: TON KOOPMAN TALKS TO COLIN CLARKE __________________________________
  • NEW! The Royal Opera House in Mumbai is Restored to its Former Glory __________________________________
  • NEW! iSING! – International Young Artists Festival in Suzhou, China __________________________________
  • Archives by Week

    Archives by Month

    Search S&H