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! A Composer Speaks Up for the Environment: An Interview with Margaret Brouwer

01/11/2017

Mark Sebastian Jordan Encounters Margaret Brouwer

American composer Margaret Brouwer will be premiering an oratorio, Voice of the Lake, on November 12 in Cleveland. Though she grew up in Michigan, the composer now lives near Lake Erie in Ohio, where she served as head of the composition department of the Cleveland Institute of Music until 2008. By her own reckoning, she has a special relationship with nature in general, and water in particular, which is reflected in many of her pieces.

 Margaret Brouwer, composer of 'Voice of the Lake' (Photo: Christian Steiner)

Margaret Brouwer, composer of Voice of the Lake
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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! The Generosity of Gwyneth Jones: Her Masterclass at the Royal College of Music

23/10/2017

The Gwyneth Jones Masterclass at the Royal College of Music

Anyone lucky enough to have heard Dame Gwyneth Jones will be familiar with her give-all approach to her work; generosity is the word, but it is a particular species of generosity, one which sounds unstoppable, forever reaching for greater heights, and above all, is informed by a formidable intellect, which has a command of German, Italian and English, not just as languages, but as musical nuances and worlds of expression which can continually surprise through the joys of exploration.

All these qualities were to the fore in Dame Gwyneth’s Masterclass in the packed Britten Theatre of the Royal College of Music on Wednesday 18th October 2017. The audience was predominantly students of singing and their teachers, with a few internal and external critics.  Read more

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