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! Another Major Singing Competition at RNCM Discovers Names to Look Out For

26/02/2016

Another Major Singing Competition at RNCM Discovers Names to Look Out For

 Elizabeth Harwood Memorial Award Competition for Singers: Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, 24.2.2016. (RJF) Read more

NEW! The Pursuit of Discovery: An Interview with Conductor John Storgårds

26/02/2016

 The Pursuit of Discovery: An Interview with Conductor John Storgårds

John Storgårds © Heikki Tuuli

John Storgårds © Heikki Tuuli

Over the last five years or so, Finnish conductor John Storgårds has seemed to be everywhere: his compelling performances with the BBC Philharmonic, his Proms appearances, his recent recordings of the complete Sibelius and Nielsen symphonies for Chandos, and many other recordings on Ondine, including his new Zemlinsky. Yet Maestro Storgårds, now 52, really only picked up a baton some twenty years ago, having spent most of his early career as a violinist and concertmaster. Even his early focus as a conductor was hardly standard: he endlessly sought out the scores of hitherto-neglected Finnish and Nordic composers, often premiering their works and recording them for the first time. These projects are still ongoing, perhaps even accelerating, and have been sufficiently extensive that the conductor already has over fifty recordings to his name. Read more

NEW! London Brass and O Duo at Wigmore Hall – The 2016 Annual Jacqueline du Pré Charity Concert

16/02/2016

London Brass and O Duo at Wigmore Hall – The 2016 Annual Jacqueline du Pré Charity Concert on Wednesday 9 March 2016 at 7.30pm

Leading Brass and Percussion ensembles visit Wigmore Hall in a varied programme of original works and special arrangements Read more

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! High Quality Singing at Major RNCM Vocal Competition

11/02/2016

High Quality Singing at Major RNCM Vocal Competition

Competition Final of the 31st Annual Frederic Cox Award for Singing,Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, 2.2.2016. (RJF) 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! The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra appoints Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla as Music Director

05/02/2016

Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla (c) LA Phil/Vern-Evans.

Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla (c) LA Phil/Vern Evans.

The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra appoints Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla as Music Director Read more

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