NEW! The 2017 Malcolm Arnold Festival in Northampton

28/09/2017

The Malcolm Arnold Festival 2017 – Northampton (Saturday, 14 October 2017 to Sunday, 15 October 2017)

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NEW! TRY THIS: AUDACITY AS ENTERTAINMENT

27/09/2017

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James Hawes’s  2007 Film about the Life of Marie Lloyd

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Jessie Wallace in Miss Marie Lloyd – Queen of The Music Hall (c) BBC

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NEW! A FULLY STAGED PILGRIM’S PROGRESS IN ORLEANS, MA

24/09/2017

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The Pilgrim’s Progress to be performed fully staged for the first time in twelve years

Limited tickets available to see Gloriæ Dei Cantores and Elements Theatre Company perform Ralph Vaughan Williams’s opera

ORLEANS, MA—The comfort of House Beautiful. The Arming of Pilgrim. The sheer terror of war and battle. Temptations of riches, lust, and power. Denial. Hope. Struggle. Victory. Ralph Vaughan Williams’s masterpiece, The Pilgrims Progress, is an opera not to miss. Read more

UPDATED! English National Ballet’s 2017 – 2018 Autumn/Winter Season

23/09/2017

English National Ballet announces its 2017 – 2018 Autumn/Winter Season

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Tamara Rojo and Lady Deborah MacMillan In Conversation, live from St Martins Lane 

On Monday 25 September at 5pm English National Ballet will live stream Tamara Rojo and Deborah MacMillan In Conversation, via Facebook Live, from St Martins Lane.
Hosted by writer and broadcaster Sarah Crompton, Tamara Rojo, Artistic Director of English National Ballet, and Deborah MacMillan will discuss one of the Kenneth MacMillan’s masterworks, Song of the Earth.
This In Conversation event comes ahead of English National Ballet’s autumn tour which will see Song of the Earth performed in Manchester (11 – 14 Oct) and Milton Keynes (17 – 21 Oct), as part of a double bill alongside La Sylphide, and at the London Coliseum (9 – 20 Jan) where Roland Petite’s Le Jeune Homme et la Mort is also revived.

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NEW! JIŘÍ BĔLOHLÁVEK (1946-2017) AND THE CZECH CONDUCTING LEGACY

21/09/2017

Jiří Bělohlávek and the Czech Conducting Legacy

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One mourns the recent passing of Czech conductor Jiří Bělohlávek (24 February 1946 – 31 May 2017) not only because he was a wonderfully discerning musician, but also because he perpetuated a conducting legacy that linked back to the great Czech composers of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Read more

NEW! JUSTIN DOYLE DISCUSSES MONTEVERDI WITH MARK BERRY

18/09/2017

Justin Doyle Discusses Monteverdi with Mark Berry

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Justin Doyle from the general rehearsal for Vespers (c) Matthias Heyde

For his first concerts as Chief Conductor and Artistic Director of the RIAS Chamber Choir, Justin Doyle finds himself very much in at the deep end: dual-venue performances of Monteverdi’s 1610 Vespers of the Blessed Virgin (at the Pierre Boulez Saal) and the Missa ‘In illo tempore’, with which it was published (just around the corner, at St Hedwig’s Cathedral). ‘Finds himself’, one might ask, or was he pushed? I was lucky enough to be able to do so, on the lunchtime in between the first, Friday evening performances, and the second ones on Saturday afternoon (the latter to be reviewed shortly). Read more

NEW! Katie Lowe Wins the 2017 Elizabeth Connell Prize

18/09/2017

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2017 Elizabeth Connell Prize Winner Announced

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KATIE LOWE from England Cheshire born 31 year old English soprano Katie Lowe has won the 4th annual Elizabeth Connell Prize for aspiring Dramatic Sopranos held in Sydney Australia on 16 September. Ms Lowe receives $30,000 and an audition at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden in London. The Finalists were chosen from live auditions held in London, New York, Zurich, Paris and Melbourne and competed over 3 rounds in Sydney for the prize. Ms Lowe sang the “Immolation Scene” from Wagner’s Götterdämmerung and “Suicidio” from La Gioconda by Ponchiello in the Final Round. Read more

NEW! Contemporary Music from Manchester’s Psappha in 2017-18

15/09/2017

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Psappha’s 2017-18 Season

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Psappha, Manchester’s professional contemporary classical music ensemble, launches its 2017-18 season on 26 Octobe at Hallé St Peter’s, Ancoats, with two UK premières; Sarah Kirkland Snider’s Penelope and Molly Joyce’s Rave. Read more

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