Tripping the Light Fantastic at the Strictly Come Dancing Prom

22/07/2016

Proms

Prom 8 – Strictly Prom: Various composers: Joanne Clifton, Karen Clifton, Kevin Clifton, Janette Manrara, Giovanni Pernice and Aljaž Škorjanec (dancers), Katie Derham (presenter/dancer), BBC Concert Orchestra/Gavin Sutherland (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London. 21.7.2016. (JPr)

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Giovanni Pernice, Janette Manrara, Aljaž Škorjanec, Katie Derham, Karen, Kevin and Joanne Clifton
with the BBC Concert Orchestra and Gavin Sutherland (conductor) (c) Mark Allan

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Boublil and Schönberg’s Les Misérables in Karlstad

11/07/2016

Schönberg: Les Misérables, Soloists, ensemble and orchestra of Wermland Opera, David White (musical director). Wermland Opera, Karlstad, 3.7.2016 (GF)

David Alvefjord (Marius) and Kristin Lidström (Cosette). Photo: Mats Bäcker.

David Alvefjord (Marius) and Kristin Lidström (Cosette). Photo: Mats Bäcker.

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Ping-Pong and Other Jazz Games with Jean Toussaint

05/06/2016

Jean Toussaint’s Roots and Herbs – ‘The Art Blakey Project’: Jean Toussaint (tenor saxophone), Byron Wallen (trumpet), Dennis Rollins (trombone), Jason Rebello (piano), Daniel Casimir (bass), Shane Forbes (drums), Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff, 4.6.2016. (LJ) Read more

Getting In The Mood on a Jazzy German Bank Holiday Weekend

22/05/2016

Druck

‘Time of Swing’ ‘In the Mood A Tribute to Glen Miller’: Andrej Hermlin and his Swing Dance Orchestra with Finn Wiesner, The Skylarks with Viola Manigk, Semperoper, Dresden, 15.5.2016. (MC)

‘Jazz Meets Classics’ – Till Brönner (trumpet, flugelhorn), Sergei Nakariakov (trumpet, flugelhorn), Stephan Braun (cello), Dieter Ilg (bass) & Gil Goldstein (keyboards, accordion), Semperoper, Dresden, 16.5.2016 (MC)

Andrej Hermlin and his Swing Dance Orchestra, photo Uwe Hauth

Andrej Hermlin and his Swing Dance Orchestra (c) Uwe Hauth

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A New Musical Explores the Life of Lyricist Al Dubin

15/05/2016

Book by Leichtling & Sarner, I Only Have Eyes for You – The Life and Lyrics of Al Dubin: Gerald Sternbach (musical director), Montalban Theatre, Hollywood, 13.5.2016.  (JRo)

The Ensemble of I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU (photo credit: Michael Lamont)

The Ensemble of I Only Have Eyes for You (c) Michael Lamont

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Political Incorrectness Unleashed at Blackpool

14/04/2016

Mel Brooks, The Producers: Blackpool Operatic Players, Grand Theatre, Blackpool. 13.4.2016. (MC) Read more

An Unsettling, Thought-Provoking Reflection on War and Conflict

18/03/2016

Drums and Guns: Cast from Royal Irish Academy of Music, Guildhall School of Music and Drama and Juillard School, Iain Burnside and Conor Hanratty (directors), Milton Court Theatre, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London, 12.3.2016 (CS) Read more

The Pianist of Willesden Lane: A Not Inconsiderable One-Woman Tour de Force

23/01/2016

 Various composers, The Pianist of Willesden Lane: St. James’s Theatre, London, 22.1.2016. (CS)

Mona Gobalek as Lisa Jura

Mona Golabek as Lisa Jura in The Pianist of Willesden Lane
Credit: Alastair Muir

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