Are Six Pianos Better than One? Contemporary Works Make the Case in Cardiff

26/05/2017

Vale of Glamorgan Festival [1] – Grand Band: Vicky Chow, David Friend, Paul Kerekes, Blair McMillen, Lisa Moore and Isabelle O’Connell (pianos). St David’s Hall, Cardiff, 23.5.2017. (PCG) Read more

A Fine and Insightful Performance of Die schöne Müllerin

25/05/2017

Chipping Campden Music Festival [1] – Schubert: Roderick Williams (baritone); Iain Burnside (piano). St James’ Church, Chipping Campden, 24.5.2017. (JQ)

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A Fine Performance of Jephtha

22/05/2017

HandelJephtha: Soloists, Holst Singers, Academy of Ancient Music / Stephen Layton (conductor), St John’s Smith Square, London, 20.5.2017. (CC) Read more

‘Thrillingly Heroic’: Welsh-Language Opera Y Tŵr’s Underplays the Symbolism but the Performances Impress

22/05/2017

Guto Puw, Y Tŵr [The Tower] – first performance: Music Theatre Wales Ensemble / Richard Baker (conductor), Vale of Glamorgan Festival (collaboration between Music Theatre Wales and Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru), Sherman Theatre, Cardiff, 19.5.2017. (PCG)

 Female - Caryl Hughes; Male - Gwion Thomas; Photo credit - Clive Barda.

Y Tŵr Caryl Hughes (Female) Gwion Thomas (Male) (c) Clive Barda

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Mikhail Svetlov’s Human, Witty and Wonderful King Dodon in New Opera NYC’s Golden Cockerel

21/05/2017

Rimsky-Korsakov, Golden Cockerel: Soloists, Chorus & Orchestra, New Opera NYC / J. David Jackson (conductor), Sheen Center, Loreto Theater, New York, 18.5.2017. (RP)

Mikhail Svetlov as King Dodon in Golden Cockerel © New Opera NYC.

Mikhail Svetlov as King Dodon in Golden Cockerel © New Opera NYC

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The Most Inspirational Orchestra Plays Wilson, Gershwin and Holst

08/05/2017

Wilson, Gershwin, Holst: Dominic Carter (piano), North Devon Sinfonia/Emma Kent (conductor), St Eustachius’ Parish Church, Tavistock. 6.5.2017. (PRB)

North Devon Sinfonia with Dominic Carter; photo credit Philip R Buttall.

North Devon Sinfonia with Dominic Carter (c) Philip R Buttall

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An Intriguing Spring Festival with James Ehnes as Violist and Conductor

03/05/2017

VSO Spring Festival I: Vancouver Symphony Orchestra / James Ehnes (violinist/conductor), Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver, 22.4.2017. (GN)

VSO Spring Festival II: James Ehnes (viola), Vancouver Symphony Orchestra / Bramwell Tovey (conductor), Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver, 24.4.2017. (GN)

James Ehnes © Matthew Baird

James Ehnes © Matthew Baird

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Ravel Rarities Provide Mixed Emotions at Leeds Lieder 2017

24/04/2017

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 Ravel: Clara Mouriz (mezzo soprano), Benedict Nelson (baritone), Joseph Middleton (piano), David Moseley (flute), Philip Higham (cello). Leeds College of Music, Leeds. 21.4.2017. (CF) Read more

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