The Dream of Gerontius at the Three Choirs: A Performance That Could Have delivered More

26/07/2017

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Three Choirs Festival [1] – Elgar: Susan Bickley (mezzo-soprano); David Butt Philip (tenor); Roderick Williams (baritone); Worcester Cathedral Girl Choristers; Three Choirs Festival Chorus; Philharmonia Orchestra / Martyn Brabbins (conductor). Worcester Cathedral 25.7.2017. (JQ) Read more

A Wonderful Wigmore Hall Learning Gala

26/07/2017

Mendelssohn: Joshua Bell (violin), Arisa Fujita (violin), Amihai Grosz (viola), Rachel Roberts (viola), Steven Isserlis (cello), Dénes Várjon (piano), Wigmore Hall, London, 24.7.2017. (CS) Read more

The Proms Hears an Exalted Account of Vaughan Williams’s Last Symphony

26/07/2017

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2017 BBC PROMS 14 – Vaughan Williams and Holst: CBSO Youth Chorus, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra / John Wilson (conductor), Royal Albert Hall, London, 25.7.2017. (AS)

Prom 14- Ralph Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 9 in E Minor & Gustav Holst's The Planets performed by the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra conducted by John Wilson at the Royal Albert Hall, on Tuesday 25 July 2017. Photo by Mark Allan

John Wilson conducts the BBC SSO at the Proms (c) Mark Allan

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Sir Malcolm Sargent Celebrated in Style at the BBC Proms

26/07/2017

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2017 BBC PROM 13 – Malcolm Sargent’s 500th Prom: Beatrice Rana (piano); BBC Symphony Orchestra / Sir Andrew Davis (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London, 24.7.2017. (CC)

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Beatrice Rana performs at the BBC Proms (c) BBC/Chris Christodoulou

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Aspen Music Festival (6): Ravel’s L’enfant and Zemlinsky’s Mermaid

25/07/2017

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Aspen Music Festival [6] – Ravel, Leshnoff, Norman, Fauré, Schoenberg, Enescu, Elgar, Franck, Hillborg, Liszt, Zemlinsky: Soloists, Aspen Chamber Symphony / Robert Spano (conductor), Aspen Contemporary Ensemble / Timothy Weiss (conductor), Aspen Festival Orchestra / Andrey Boreyko (conductor). Benedict Music Tent, Harris Hall. 21-23.7.2017. (HS) Read more

At the Proms the Aurora Orchestra’s ‘Eroica’ offers much more than a mere feat of memory

24/07/2017

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2017 BBC PROMS 10 – R. Strauss, Beethoven: Tom Service, Nicholas Collon (presenters); Aurora Orchestra/Nicholas Collon (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London, 22.7.2017. (CC)

Tom Service and Nicholas Collon introduce Beethoven’s ‘Eroica’ Symphony, with live excerpts. Concept, script and direction by Nicholas Collon, Jane Mitchell and Tom Service; Struan Leslie (movement director)

Prom 10 - Tom Service and Nicholas Collon introduce Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3, with live excerpts, Richard Strauss Metamorphosen & Beethoven Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, ‘Eroica’ at the Royal Albert Hall with the Aurora Orchestra conducted by Nicholas Collon on Saturday 22 July 2017. Photo by Sarah Jeynes/BBC

Nicholas Collon (conductor) and BBC Radio 3 Presenter Tom Service introduce Beethoven’s ‘Eroica’
with live excerpts from the Aurora Orchestra (c) Sarah Jeynes/BBC

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NEW! A Riveting Kokoschka’s Doll from Sir John Tomlinson and Counterpoise

24/07/2017

The Art of Love: Alma Mahler’s Life and Music: Zemlinsky, Alma Mahler, Gustav Mahler, Anton von Webern, D. Matthews.  Arranged by David Matthews (‘Erntelied’ co-arranged with Colin Matthews), with linking texts by Barry Millington. Rozanna Madylus (mezzo-soprano). Counterpoise ensemble: Fenella Humphreys (violin), Deborah Calland (trumpet), Kyle Horch (saxophone/clarinet), Iain Farrington (piano).

Kokoschka’s DollJohn Casken (composer), Sir John Tomlinson (bass), Counterpoise ensemble (as above), text by John Casken and Barry Millington.  Cheltenham Music Festival, 9.7.2017. Read more

Stuart Skelton’s Outstanding Florestan is the Highlight of Fidelio at the BBC Proms

22/07/2017

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2017 BBC PROMS 9 – Beethoven, Fidelio: Soloists, Orfeón Donostiarra, BBC Philharmonic / Juanjo Mena (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London, 21.7.2017. (JPr)

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Fidelio with soloists, BBC Philharmonic & Orfeón Donostiarra
conducted by Juanjo Mena (c) BBC/Chris Christodoulou

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