NEW! The Three Choirs Festival 2018: A Preview

23/03/2018

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The Three Choirs Festival in 2018

The Three Choirs Festival, which was first held in 1715, is probably the oldest music festival in the world. The Festival is held in turn in one of the three cathedral cities of Gloucester, Hereford and Worcester. This year the Festival takes place between 28 July and 4 August and, by rotation, it will be hosted by the cathedral and city of Hereford. All the performances mentioned in this preview will take place in Hereford Cathedral unless otherwise stated. Read more

A New Music Festival Distinguished by Its Premieres and Soloists

30/01/2018

The 2018 Vancouver Symphony New Music Festival (GN)

Conductors Alexander Weimann and Bramwell Tovey at the piano © Jan Gates

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An Evocative Score for Mikael Karlsson’s The Echo Drift

23/01/2018

Karlsson, The Echo Drift: Blythe Gaissert and John Kelly (singers), Aaron Likness (pianist), International Contemporary Ensemble / Nicholas DeMaison (conductor), Mallory Catlett (director), Elle Kunnos de Voss and Kathryn Walat (libretto), Elle Kunnos de Voss (environment designer), Simon Harding (projection designer). PROTOTYPE Festival. Baruch Performing Arts Center, New York. 13.1.2018 (DS)

Blythe Gaissert in The Echo Drift (c) Maria Baranova

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Kamara.hu 3: Chamber Music in the Liszt Academy’s Grand Hall

30/11/2017

Kamara.hu 2017 Chamber Music Festival [2] – Debussy, Chopin, Janáček, Schubert: Grand Hall, Franz Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest. 18.11.2017. (SS)

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Dénes Várjon and Izabella Simon (c) Liszt Academy/Zoltán Tuba

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Kamara.hu Opening Concerts: from Bach to Ligeti

28/11/2017

Kamara.hu 2017 Chamber Music Festival [1] – Brahms, Schubert, Ligeti, Mahler, Bach, Busoni, Bruch, Beethoven: various performers. Solti Hall, Franz Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest. 16-17.11.2017. (SS)

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Izabella Simon (piano) & Marie-Claude Chappuis (c) Liszt Academy/László Mudra

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China meets Bruckner and the Wizardry of the HK Phil under Jaap van Zweden

03/11/2017

Bruckner: Hong Kong Philharmonic / Jaap van Zweden (conductor), Poly Theatre, Beijing, 28.10.2017. (LPL)

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Hong Kong Philharmonic & Jaap van Zweden (conductor) (c) Beijing Music Festival

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Magnificent Mahler at the Oxford Lieder Festival

01/11/2017

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Oxford Lieder Festival [5] Mahler, Des Knaben Wunderhorn: Birgid Steinberger (soprano), Stephan Loges (bass-baritone), Sholto Kynoch (piano). St John the Evangelist Church, Oxford. 28.10.2017. (CR) Read more

Lise Davidsen’s Powerful Voice Impresses in the Wexford Festival Opera’s Medea

31/10/2017

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Wexford Festival Opera 2017 [3] – Cherubini, Medea: Wexford Festival Orchestra and Chorus / Stephen Barlow (conductor), National Opera House, Wexford, 28.10.2017. (JMI)

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Medea (c) Wexford Festival Opera

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