NEW! Konzerthaus Berlin pays homage to Yehudi Menuhin in April

18/03/2016

22 April 2016 will mark the centenary of Yehudi Menuhin, the world-famous violinist and conductor, and Konzerthaus Berlin is planning to pay homage to him at that time.

Menuhin is regarded as the most renowned violinist of the 20th century, in addition to being a great humanist and philanthropist. He campaigned ceaselessly for human rights and international understanding, was the first world-class Jewish artist to play in Germany after World War II and performed pieces by German composers in Jerusalem. Until his death in Berlin in 1999 he believed in the unifying powers of music and in using it to change society for good with its help.

The Konzerthaus will commemorate this brilliant person and musician and his fit-as-a-fiddle legacy with concerts, screenings, an exhibition, a special publication and many other special events.

The celebrations start with Menuhin’s former student Daniel Hope and the Konzerthausorchester Berlin under the direction of Iván Fischer performing the piece that the great violinist is possibly best known for: the Violin Concerto by Edward Elgar.

Menuhin’s fascination with other musical worlds finds its expression in a “Fiddle Fest” where superb violinists including Roby Lakatos, Mark O’Connor, Didier Lockwood and Dr. L. Subramaniam will be presenting the world’s violin sounds. Menuhin’s legacy and his foundations and projects will be at the focus of special concerts and films. Both the 1st prize winner of the “Menuhin Competition London 2016” will be performing as will other Menuhin School alumni who have distinguished themselves over the years.

The homage “100 years Yehudi Menuhin: Musician – Myth – Human” will also include a complementary exhibition on the great person and musician Yehudi Menuhin and his very vibrant legacy. There will also be a commemorative publication in his honour.

UPDATED! Carlos Acosta’s Classical Farewell at the Royal Albert Hall in October

10/03/2016

Carlos Acosta – The Classical Farewell at the Royal Albert Hall, SW7 from Monday 3 – Friday 7 October 2016
Performances: Mon – Fri at 7.30pm
Ticket Office: 020 7589 8212 or www.royalalberthall.com  

Carlos Acosta_by Johan Persson (4)

Carlos Acosta (c) Johan Persson

Update! Jim Pritchard’s review of the first night of The Classical Farewell at the Royal Albert Hall..

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NEW! Longborough Festival Opera announces its 2016 season

11/02/2016

Longborough Festival Opera announces its 2016 season

LFO_logo_onOver the past decade and a half Longborough Festival Opera it has built an international reputation for its productions, led by its triumphant performances of Wagner. Its 2016 Summer Season features four operatic masterpieces with a line-up of artists which includes some familiar to Longborough but also many fresh faces. Read more

NEW! Ballet Gala in Memory of Maya Plisetskaya at the London Coliseum on Sunday 6 March

10/02/2016

‘Ave Maya’ Ballet Gala in memory of Maya Plisetskaya – London Coliseum Sunday 6 March 2016 7.00pm

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Maya Plisetskaya

Ensemble Productions announces that London will pay a tribute to the legendary prima ballerina, Maya Plisetskaya, one of the foremost 20th-century ballerinas, on Sunday March 6, 2016 in an ‘Ave Maya’ Gala at London Coliseum to celebrate the life and work of this extraordinary dancer, who died in May 2015.

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NEW! British Musical Stars are Heading for Garsington Opera Festival 2016

02/02/2016

British Musical Stars are Heading for Garsington Opera Festival 2016 Read more

NEW! The Australian Ballet at London Coliseum in 2016

25/01/2016

The Australian Ballet at London Coliseum in 2016

Graeme Murphy’s SWAN LAKE 13 – 16 July 2016 UPDATED JIM PRITCHARD’S REVIEW!

Alexei Ratmansky’s CINDERELLA 20 – 23 July 2016

London Coliseum, St Martin’s Lane, London, WC2N 4ES // Tickets: 020 7845 9300 //www.eno.org

The Australian Ballet - CINDERELLA - photography by Justin Ridler

Cinderella (c) Justin Ridler

 

 LAKE (Amber Scott and Adam Bull) - photography by Liz Ham

Graeme Murphy’s Swan Lake (c) Liz Ham

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NEW! Wagner’s epic Ring conditioned with comedy and shrunk to one evening as The Rinse Cycle

23/01/2016

NEW! 2016 UK Tour Dates for Carlos Acosta’s A Classical Farewell

11/11/2015

Carlos Acosta – A Classical Selection

London Coliseum, St. Martin’s Lane, WC2N

Tuesday 8 – Sunday 13 December 2015

Performances: Tues – Sat at 7.30pm, Sun at 5pm

Tickets: £19 – £90

Ticket Office: 020 7863 8000 or www.sadlerswells.com /
020 7845 9300 or www.eno.org Read more

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