A Feast of Rhythm and Invention from Yazz Ahmed and her Hafla Band

12/06/2018

Yazz Ahmed’s Hafla Band: Yazz Ahmed (trumpet, flugelhorn, electronics), George Crowley (bass clarinet), Ralph Wyld  (vibraphone), Naadia Sheriff (piano, electric piano), Dudley Phillips (bass guitar), Martin France (drums). Dora Stoutzker Hall, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff, 8.6.2018. (GP)

Yazz Ahmed (c) Jamie Cameron

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Powerful, Genre-defying Music from Trio HLK and Dame Evelyn Glennie

12/06/2018

Trio HLK / Evelyn Glennie: Rich Harrold (piano), Ant Law (8-string guitar), Richard Kass (drums); Evelyn Glennie (vibraphone, marimba, tympani, drum kit, other percussion). Dora Stoutzker Hall, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff, 7.6.2018. (GP)

Trio HLK with Evelyn Glennie

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Anthony Negus’s Conducting Allows Longborough’s Der fliegende Holländer to Conquer High Seas

10/06/2018

Longborough Festival Opera 2018 [1] – Wagner, Der fliegende Holländer: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Longborough Festival Opera / Anthony Negus (conductor), Longborough, 9.6.2018. (JPr)

Kirstin Sharpin (Senta) & Simon Thorpe (Dutchman) (c) Matthew Williams-Ellis

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Garsington Gives Stimulating Performance of Strauss’s Capriccio

05/06/2018

Richard Strauss, Capriccio: Soloists, Garsington Opera Orchestra / Douglas Boyd (conductor) Garsington Opera at Wormsley, 3.6.2018. (CR)

Garsington Opera’s Capriccio (c) Johan Persson

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Garsington’s Die Zauberflöte is More Rewarding Vocally than Theatrically

05/06/2018

Mozart, Die Zauberflöte: Soloists, Garsington Opera Chorus & Orchestra / Christian Curnyn (conductor), Garsington Opera at Wormsley, 2.6.2018. (CR)

Garsington Opera’s Die Zauberflöte (c) Johan Persson

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Ivor Bolton and the Dresdner Festspielorchester’s Brahms Generates a Festive Quality

25/05/2018

Dresden Music Festival 2018

Dresdner Musikfestspiele 2018 [10] – Brahms: Thomas Zehetmair (violin), Dresdner Festspielorchester / Ivor Bolton (conductor), Semperoper, Dresden, 21.5.2018. (MC)

Dresdner Festspielorchester, Ivor Bolton (conductor) & Thomas Zehetmair (violinist) (c) Oliver Killig

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An Entertaining Concert with Some Very Fine Playing from RSNO and Nicola Benedetti

23/05/2018

Dresden Music Festival 2018

Dresdner Musikfestspiele 2018 [9] – Britten, Bernstein, Brahms: Nicola Benedetti (violin), Royal Scottish National Orchestra / Peter Oundjian, Kulturpalast, Dresden, 20.5.2018. (MC)

Die Geigerin Nicola Benedetti und das Royal Scottish National Orchestra unter Dirigent Peter Oundjian am 20.05.2018 bei Dresdner Musikfestspiele im Kulturpalast in Dresden . Foto: Oliver Killig

Nicola Benedetti (violin), RSNO & Peter Oundjian (conductor) (c) Oliver Killig

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A Mass for a Deeply Dispiriting Time

22/05/2018

 Bernstein, Mass: Kevin Vortman (tenor), May Festival Chorus, Cincinnati Youth Chorus, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra / Robert Porco (conductor), Music Hall, Cincinnati, Ohio. 19.5.2018. (RDA)

Kevin Vortman (the Celebrant) (c) CSO

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