NEW! Akram Khan’s Giselle for ENB Can be Seen in Cinemas from 25 April

26/01/2018

ENGLISH NATIONAL BALLET AKRAM KHAN’S GISELLE COMES TO CINEMAS FOR THE FIRST TIME FROM 25 APRIL 2018

Running time 105 minutes / BBFC TBC / Released from 25 April 2018

Hailed as ‘a masterpiece of 21st century dance’ from English National BalletAkram Khan’s Giselle is released in cinemas for the first time from 25 April 2018, thanks to a collaboration between English National Ballet and digital commissioning agency The Space, giving ballet fans nationwide the opportunity to see this award-winning production in glorious high definition on the big screen. Recognised as one of the greatest romantic ballets, Giselle has been re-imagined by celebrated choreographer Akram Khan, with Artistic Director and Lead Principal of English National Ballet, Tamara Rojo, dancing the role of Giselle, one of a community of migrant workers cast out of their jobs in a condemned garment factory.

For a recent Seen and Heard review click here.

His first full length ballet, Khan’s Giselle features set and costume designs from Academy Award-winning designer Tim Yip, known for his work on the hit film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, and an adaptation of the original Adolphe Adam score by composer Vincenzo Lamagna, orchestrated by Music Director, Gavin Sutherland and performed live by English National Ballet Philharmonic. Giselle also features dramaturgy from Ruth Little and lighting design from Mark Henderson.

Alongside Rojo, further Principal casting sees Soloist James Streeter perform in the role of Albrecht, Guest Artist and Principal of American Ballet Theater Jeffrey Cirio perform as Hilarion, and Artist of the Company, Stina Quagebeur perform in the role of Myrtha, Queen of the Wilis.

The ballet has won an Olivier Award and the South Bank Sky Arts Award for Dance, has received rapturous 5-star reviews and was sold out when performed at London’s Sadler’s Wells. This is the first time an English National Ballet production has been filmed for cinema, extending the reach of the company beyond its existing national and international touring programme. The film was commissioned by The Space, the digital agency which supports UK arts organisations to grow their audiences across digital, cinema and broadcast platforms.

‘We are very proud of Akram Khan’s Giselle, a beautiful and original re-imagining of the one of the most traditional pieces of the classical repertoire. At English National Ballet we aim to push the boundaries of ballet, taking the art form to the widest possible audience, and so it seems entirely fitting that this stunning work should be the first production from English National Ballet to be released in cinemas. The company is incredibly excited that our fans across the country and around the world will have the opportunity to see this iconic work on the big screen.’

Tamara Rojo CBE, Artistic Director, English National Ballet

Filmed live at the Liverpool Empire in October 2017, Akram Khan’s Giselle is directed for the screen by Ross McGibbon.

Co-produced by Manchester International Festival and Sadler’s Wells. Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

AKRAM KHAN’S GISELLE

IN CINEMAS FROM 25 APRIL 2018

For more information and to book cinema tickets visit www.ballet.org.uk/giselle-cinema

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www.more2screen.com

https://www.thespace.org/

NEW! Classical Music at the Barbican in 2018/19

23/01/2018

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The Barbican announces its 2018/19 classical music season

At the core of the Barbican’s 2018/19 classical music season ambitious programme are the Centre’s Resident Orchestra: the London Symphony Orchestra; Associate Orchestra: the BBC Symphony Orchestra; and the Barbican Associate Ensembles the Academy of Ancient Music and Britten Sinfonia, alongside the Barbican’s own-curated concert series, Barbican Presents.  The Australian Chamber Orchestra returns as the Barbican’s newly appointed International Associate Ensemble at Milton Court. Throughout the season, Barbican programmes will be supported by creative learning work and through close collaborations with the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. Read more

NEW! The ‘New’ Szymanowski Quartet’s First Appearance at the Wigmore Hall Next Sunday

31/12/2017

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The Polish SZYMANOWSKI QUARTET, a former BBC New Generation ensemble, returns to the Wigmore Hall 7 January on for a coffee concert of Schubert and Mozart. They also appear on In Tune on 4 January. Read more

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NEW! Violinist Liza Ferschtman Celebrates Bernstein’s Centenary in 2018

22/12/2017

Liza Ferschtman celebrates Bernstein’s centenary with recording and five-country tour

LThe Dutch violinist Liza Ferschtman will release her 10th album on Challenge Classics in January 2018, featuring Leonard Bernstein’s Serenade after Plato’Symposium and Korngold’s Violin Concerto. The recording comes at the start of Bernstein’s centenary year. From January to June 2018 Ferschtman will give 10 performances of Bernstein’s five-movement concerto across the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, the UK and USA. Read more

NEW! The Piccadilly Chamber Music Series in 2018

13/12/2017

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Chamber music St James’ Piccadilly

The great Christopher Wren-designed Church of St James’ Piccadilly will host a brand new annual series of chamber music concerts from 2018: The Piccadilly Chamber Music Series launches on January 26th 2018 at 7.30pm with a concert given by LSO violinist Rhys Watkins, international cellist Rowena Calvert and concert pianist Warren Mailley-Smith. Read more

NEW! Opera and More in Buenos Aires in 2018

12/12/2017

Opera Buenos Aires 2018 – A Mixed Bag 

The Teatro Colón’s 2018 season comes from a new team with Enrique Arturo Diemecke now the artistic and production director-general, and with it some reorganisation and innovation of activities.

Numerically the season is about the same as 2017, taking into account cancellations/postponements and with the change of an oratorio in place of an opera to make seven operas and the oratorio and also three chamber operas. Read more

NEW! Gloucester Choral Society’s Hubert Parry’s Centenary Celebrations in May 2018

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Parry and His Pupils: A Centenary Celebration in Gloucester

A number of centenaries will be marked in 2018, not least the commemoration of the end of World War I. One important musical anniversary will be the centenary of the death of Sir Hubert Parry (1848-1918).

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Sir Charles Hubert Parry

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