NEW! Spitalfields Music Festival 2017 in December

16/11/2017

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Spitalfields Music Festival 2017 (2 – 10 December)

Now in its 41st year, the East London festival is entering an exciting new chapter, with a reinvigorated vision for 2017 that reflects its location at the heart of one of London’s most vibrant areas. This year’s festival has been guest curated by André de Ridder, one of the most daring conductors working across genre boundaries in music today. Read more

NEW! Bampton Classical Opera in 2018

16/11/2017

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BAMPTON CLASSICAL OPERA 2018 – 25TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON

Bampton Classical Opera was founded in 1993 by its artistic directors, Gilly French and Jeremy Gray, and the 2018 season will mark the company’s 25th anniversary. Bampton has built a national reputation for breathing new life into little-known works of the classical period, in inventive and accessible productions of exceptional musical standards, with some of the best of the country’s young singers. Their staged operas are always sung in English, often in their own lively new translations, and the company is committed to relaxed, accessible opera at affordable prices. Read more

NEW! The 2018 Lucerne Summer Festival

15/11/2017

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Preview of the 2018 Lucerne Summer Festival – 17th August to 16th September

The festival theme of ‘Childhood’ will highlight works by composers related to childhood, programmes for young concertgoers, and the ‘child prodigy’ phenomenon.

Riccardo Chailly and the Lucerne Festival Orchestra will devote themselves to music by Stravinsky and Mozart, Ravel and Debussy, Wagner and Bruckner; Lang Lang will be the soloist for the opening concert.

‘Kosmos Stockhausen’ – a retrospective of the composer Karlheinz Stockhausen – will mark his 90th birthday. The Lucerne Festival Academy, together with Peter Eötvös, Lin Liao, David Fulmer, Gergely Madaras, Sir Simon Rattle, Matthias Pintscher, and Duncan Ward, will perform Inori, Gruppen, and other works. Sir Simon Rattle will conduct Ravel’s L’Enfant et les Sortilèges.

Fritz Hauser will be composer-in-residence; the cellist Sol Gabetta and the director Dan Tanson will appear as ‘artistes étoiles’. Read more

NEW! Carly Paoli is ‘Singing My Dreams’ at the Cadogan Hall in February 2018

14/11/2017

Carly Paoli Announces Headline Concert at London’s Cadogan Hall

Thursday 15th February 2018

Tickets available from carlypaoli.tmstor.es/ and cadoganhall.com

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Carly Paoli

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NEW! World Premiere of The Nutcracker and I, by Alexandra Dariescu in December at Milton Court

08/11/2017

The Nutcracker and I, by Alexandra Dariescu receives its world premiere on Tuesday 19 December 2017

A ground-breaking multi-media performance piece for piano soloist, ballerina and digital animation

Performed and produced by: Alexandra Dariescu

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NEW! Russian Ballet Icons Gala at the London Coliseum on 25 February

30/10/2017

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Russian Ballet Icons Gala on SUNDAY 25 FEBRUARY 2018 at 7:00pm at the London Coliseum

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The Russian Ballet Icons Gala is an annual multimedia experience in London, organised by Ensemble Productions since 2006. Every one of these special events has celebrated Russia’s legendary ballet school whilst paying tribute to its iconic dancers. Read more

NEW! Hampstead Garden Opera Bring The Enchanted Pig to Highgate in November

17/10/2017

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The Enchanted Pig by Jonathan Dove                                    

Libretto by Alasdair Middleton                                                                   

Nov 10th to 19th, 2017

Nov 10th to 19th, at Jacksons Lane Theatre in Highgate, Hampstead Garden Opera will present a magical new production of Jonathan Dove’s The Enchanted Pig, directed by Laura Attridge.  This will be the company’s second Jonathan Dove opera, following on from their critically acclaimed 2013 production of Mansfield Park.  Having been commissioned and first produced by the Young Vic, this captivating opera is a wonderful tapestry of musical and theatrical styles. Humorous yet touching, Dove has created a deeply lovable work which can be enjoyed by the whole family. Read more

NEW! Leeds Lieder’s Forthcoming Schubert Song Series in Leeds and Sheffield

11/10/2017

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Schubert Song Series, University of Leeds   

Held in the Clothworkers’ Centenary Concert Hall, and in association with the BBC New Generation Artists, Kathleen Ferrier Awards and Young Concert Artists Trust, the songs of Schubert are explored in a series that champions the finest young British-trained Lieder singers. Pre-concert talks will illuminate the programmes and explore Schubert’s song repertoire and that of his contemporaries. Masterclasses will be staged to work with student song duos. Read more

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