Two Fine Australian Singers Show Their Mettle in London


Various composers, Heroes & Heroines – Katrina Sheppeard (soprano), Warwick Fyfe (baritone), Kelvin Lim (piano): Australia House, London. 24.6.2016. (JPr)


Kelvin Lim, Warwick Fyfe and Katrina Sheppeard at Australia House

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Dartington Hosts Concert of Mainly Arab Music for Refugees and Asylum Seekers


Purcell, Rahim, El Dabh, Okba, Glatz, Handel, Roustom, Sidiq, Hankash, Rahbani Brothers, Al Atrash, Rahbani: Marcus Broome (leader and solo violin), Louai Alhenawi (nay), Jak Berry (flute), Julia Munn (clarinet), Merit Ariane Stephanos (voice), Dartington Chamber Orchestra, Oliver Butterworth (conductor), Great Hall, Dartington. 22.5.2016 (PRB)

Merit Ariane Stephanos with Dartington Chamber Orchestra - credit Philip R Buttall

Merit Ariane Stephanos with Dartington Chamber Orchestra
(c) Philip R Buttall

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John Lill Displays Undemonstrative Lyricism with Moscow State SO


Shostakovich, Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky: John Lill (piano), Moscow State Symphony Orchestra, Pavel Kogan (conductor), Usher Hall, Edinburgh, 22.5.2016 (SRT) Read more

The Hen is Part of a Proverbial Curate’s Egg


Haydn, Nielsen: Mark van de Wiel (clarinet), Philharmonia Orchestra / Paavo Järvi (conductor), Royal Festival Hall, London, 19.5.2016. (GD) Read more

Concert Draws Out Similarities and Contrasts between Composers Vasks and Metcalf


Vale of Glamorgan Festival 5 – Vasks, Metcalf: Maxim Rysanov (viola), Alice Neary (cello), members of BBC National Chorus of Wales, BBC National Orchestra of Wales / Edwin Outwater (conductor), Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff, 20.5.2016. (PCG) Read more

Impressive Chipping Campden Debut for Faust and Bezuidenhout


Bach: Isabelle Faust (violin), Kristian Bezuidenhout (harpsichord), Chipping Campden International Music Festival, St James’ Church, Chipping Campden, 20.5.2016. (RJ) Read more

Lugansky Gives Thrilling but Unshowy Performance of Prokofiev’s Second Concerto


Prokofiev, Shostakovich: Nikolai Lugansky (piano), Royal Scottish National Orchestra/Peter Oundjian (conductor), Usher Hall, Edinburgh, 20.5.2016. (SRT) Read more

Pappano’s Mahler Sixth: A Fireball of Energy and Passion


Shostakovich and Mahler: Viktoria Mullova (violin), London Symphony Orchestra/Sir Antonio Pappano (conductor), Barbican Hall, London, 19.5.2016 (CS) Read more

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