Ex Cathedra’s Visionary Concert in Tewkesbury Abbey

14/07/2016

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 Parry, Weir, Howells, MacMillan: Cheltenham Festival – Ex Cathedra, MacMillan Ensemble/Jeffrey Skidmore, Alexander Mason (organ), Tewkesbury Abbey, 13.7.2016. (JQ) Read more

Bevan, Loges and Kynoch Offer a Sumptious Seasonal Spread

14/07/2016

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Schubert, Beethoven, Britten, Vaughan Williams, Brahms, Schumann, Mendelssohn, Fauré, Richard Strauss, Peter Cornelius, Wolf: Mary Bevan (soprano), Stephan Loges (baritone), Sholto Kynoch (piano), Cheltenham Music Festival, Pittville Pump Room, Cheltenham, 13.7.2016. (RJ) Read more

Fidelio Reverts to its Original Form at Buxton Festival

14/07/2016

Beethoven,  Leonore (or The Triumph of Married Love): Soloists, Buxton Festival Chorus, Northern Chamber Orchestra / Stephen Barlow (conductor), Buxton Festival 2016, Opera House, Buxton, 8.7.2016. (RJF)

Leonore - Ludwig van Beethoven - Buxton Festival - 8th July 2016 Conductor - Stephen Barlow Director - Stephen Medcalf Designer - Francis O’Connor Lighting Designer - Simon Corder Leonore - Kirstin Sharpin Florestan - David Danholt Rocco - Scott Wilde

Beethoven’s Leonore (c) Robert Workman

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A Well Sung Bellini Gets an Unwelcome, if Dramatic, Update

13/07/2016

Bellini, I Capuleti e I Montecchi: Soloists, Buxton Festival Chorus, Northern Chamber Orchestra / Justin Doyle (conductor). Buxton Festival 2016, Opera House, Buxton, 9.7.2016. (RJF)

Stephanie Marshall as Romeo and Sarah-Jane Brandon as Giulietta, Buxton Festival . Photo credit: Robert Workman.

Stephanie Marshall as Romeo and Sarah-Jane Brandon as Giulietta, Buxton Festival . Photo credit: Robert Workman.

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A Rare Opportunity to Hear Handel’s Tamerlano at Buxton

13/07/2016

Handel, Tamerlano: Soloists, The English Concert Orchestra, Laurence Cummings (conductor), Buxton Festival 2016, Opera House, Buxton, 10.7.2016. (RJF)

Robert Davies as Leone, Buxton Festival. Photo credit: Robert Workman.

Robert Davies as Leone, Buxton Festival. Photo credit: Robert Workman.

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A Fiery Dove Premiere Performed by the Amazing Melvyn Tan

10/07/2016

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Beethoven, Dove, Liszt: Melvyn Tan (piano), Cheltenham Music Festival, Pittville Pump Room, Cheltenham, 9.7.2016. (RJ) Read more

A Significant Howells Premiere in Gloucester

10/07/2016

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Cheltenham Music Festival, Vaughan Williams, Gurney, Britten, Howells,. Guy Johnston (cello): Nicholas Morton (baritone); Royal College of Music Symphony Orchestra/Martin André (conductor); Mark Biggins (assistant conductor). Gloucester Cathedral, 9.7.2016. (JQ) Read more

Lindberg and Pöntinen Present a Concerto Premiere and New View of Mussorgsky’s Pictures

09/07/2016

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Lindberg, Schumann, Stravinsky, Albéniz, Mussorgsky: Christian Lindberg (trombone), Roland  Pöntinen (piano), Cheltenham Music Festival, Pittville Pump Room, Cheltenham, 8.7.2016. (RJ) Read more

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