David Hare’s Glyndebourne Origin Story Fails to Hit any High Notes

13/04/2018

David Hare, The Moderate Soprano: Duke of York’s Theatre, London, 11.4.2018. (JPr)

Cast of David Hare’s The Moderate Soprano (c) Johan Persson

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Aljaž Škorjanec, Janette Manrara and Company are Absolute Joy in Remembering Fred

09/04/2018

Various composers, Remembering Fred: Aljaž Škorjanec and Janette Manrara (co-creators and choreography) and Company (Adrian Hansel, Miranda Wilford [featured singers], Charlie Bruce, Aaron Bryan, Scott Coldwell, Alastair Crosswell and Veronica Fulton), Gareth Walker (director and choreographer), Barnaby Dickenson (musical director), London Palladium, 7.4.2018. (JPr)

Janette Manrara, Aljaž Škorjanec and Company in Remembering Fred

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Synchronizing a Live Orchestra with a Bernstein Classic

05/02/2018

Bernstein, West Side Story: San Francisco Symphony / David Newman (conductor), Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco. 1.2.2018. (HS)

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High Order Contemporary Jazz from Hekselman and his Quartet

23/11/2017

Gilad Hekselman Quartet: Gilad Hekselman (guitar), Mark Turner (tenor sax), Rick Rosato (double-bass), Jonathan Pinson (drums); Richard Burton Theatre, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff. 17.11.2017. (GPu)

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Gilad Hekselman (guitar)

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Clare Teal and her Mini Big Band Demonstrate the Pleasures of Live Performance

22/11/2017

Various composers, Clare Teal with her Mini Big Band: St. John’s Smith Square, London, 19.11.2017. (TStJP)

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Clare Teal and musicians

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Lloyd Webber’s Phantom Makes a Deep Impression in Gothenburg

09/10/2017

Andrew Lloyd Webber, The Phantom of the Opera: Soloists and Chorus of Gothenburg Opera, dancers, Gothenburg Opera Orchestra / Nick Davies (conductor), Gothenburg Opera, 29.9.2017. (NS)

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The Phantom (Fred Johanson). Photo: Mats Bäcker

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The Potency of Medea

07/10/2017

Medea, Written in Rage (by Jean René Lemoine, translated and directed for the stage by Neil Bartlett): music and sound design by Phil Von, costumes by Mr Pearl and featuring François Testory. And What? Queer. Arts. Festival at The Place, London, 5.10.2017. (JB)

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Medea (François Testory) (c) Manuel Vason

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Strictly Alumni Bring the 50s Alive Again in New High-Octane Rip it Up

26/09/2017

Various composers, Rip it Up: Cliffs Pavilion, Southend, Essex, 24.9.2017. (JPr)

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