John Wilson’s On the Town with Talented Cast and Outstanding LSO is a Worthy Tribute to Bernstein

26/08/2018

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Prom 57 – On the Town (Music by Leonard Bernstein, Book and Lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green) concert performance: Soloists, Students from ArtsEd, London Symphony Orchestra / John Wilson (conductor), Royal Albert Hall, London, 25.8.2018. (JPr)

Finale of On the Town at the BBC Proms (c) BBC/Mark Allan.

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Pirates of Penzance is Strong in Delivery of Sullivan’s Delightful Music

26/08/2018

Gilbert & Sullivan Festival [4] – The Pirates of PenzanceSoloists of the National Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company, National Festival Orchestra / Andrew Nicklin (conductor). Royal Hall, Harrogate, Yorkshire, 19.8.2018. (RJW)

National G&S Opera Company’s Pirates of Penzance (c) Jane Stokes

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At the G&S Festival the Victorian Politics of Iolanthe is Brought Up to Date

26/08/2018

Gilbert & Sullivan Festival [3] – Iolanthe: Soloists of the National Gilbert and Sullivan Company, National Festival Orchestra / James Hendry (conductor). Royal Hall, Harrogate, Yorkshire, 18.8.2018. (RJW)

National G&S Company’s Iolanthe(c) Jane Stokes

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Marin Alsop Exudes Authority in Bernstein’s Music on his Centenary

26/08/2018

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Edinburgh International Festival 2018 [16] – Bernstein: Nicola Benedetti (violin), Baltimore Symphony Orchestra / Marin Alsop (conductor), Usher Hall, Edinburgh, 25.8.2018. (SRT)

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra & Marin Alsop (conductor)

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Impressive Bruckner from Sakari Oramo at the Proms

26/08/2018

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PROM 56Mozart and Bruckner: Benjamin Grosvenor (piano), BBC Symphony Orchestra / Sakari Oramo (conductor), Royal Albert Hall, London, 24.8.2018. (AS)

Benjamin Grosvenor (piano), BBC Symphony Orchestra & Sakari Oramo (conductor)
(c) Mark Allan

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A Highly Successful Production of L’incoronazione di Poppea in Salzburg

26/08/2018

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Salzburg Festival [2] – Monteverdi, L’incoronazione di Poppea: Soloists, Bodhi Project and Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance, Les Arts Florissants / William Christie (conductor). Haus für Mozart, Salzburg, 22.8.2018. (MB)

L’Incoronazione di Poppea (c) Maarten Vanden Abeele

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Iván Fischer Brings Hungarian Folk Culture to the Proms

25/08/2018

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PROM 55Liszt, Sarasate, Brahms: József Csócsi Lendvai (violin), József Lendvay (violin), Jenő Lisztes (cimbalom), Budapest Festival Orchestra / Iván Fischer (conductor), Royal Albert Hall, London, 23.8.2018. (AS)

József Csócsi Lendvai (violin), József Lendvay (violin), Iván Fischer (conductor)
& Budapest Festival Orchestra (c) BBC/Chris Christodoulou

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Gilbert & Sullivan’s Trial by Jury and The Sorcerer at the Harrogate Festival

25/08/2018

Gilbert & Sullivan – Trial by Jury and The SorcererSoloists of the National Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company, National Festival Orchestra / James Hendry (conductor). Royal Hall, Harrogate, Yorkshire, 19.8.2018. (RJW)

National G&S Opera Company’s Trial by Jury (c) Jane Stokes

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