NEW! The Piccadilly Chamber Music Series in 2018

13/12/2017

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Chamber music St James’ Piccadilly

The great Christopher Wren-designed Church of St James’ Piccadilly will host a brand new annual series of chamber music concerts from 2018: The Piccadilly Chamber Music Series launches on January 26th 2018 at 7.30pm with a concert given by LSO violinist Rhys Watkins, international cellist Rowena Calvert and concert pianist Warren Mailley-Smith. Read more

NEW! Opera and More in Buenos Aires in 2018

12/12/2017

Opera Buenos Aires 2018 – A Mixed Bag 

The Teatro Colón’s 2018 season comes from a new team with Enrique Arturo Diemecke now the artistic and production director-general, and with it some reorganisation and innovation of activities.

Numerically the season is about the same as 2017, taking into account cancellations/postponements and with the change of an oratorio in place of an opera to make seven operas and the oratorio and also three chamber operas. Read more

NEW! Gloucester Choral Society’s Hubert Parry’s Centenary Celebrations in May 2018

06/12/2017

Parry and His Pupils: A Centenary Celebration in Gloucester

A number of centenaries will be marked in 2018, not least the commemoration of the end of World War I. One important musical anniversary will be the centenary of the death of Sir Hubert Parry (1848-1918).

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Sir Charles Hubert Parry

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NEW! Ex Cathedra at St John’s Smith Square’s 2017 Christmas Festival

06/12/2017

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Ex Cathedra Raises a Glass, or Six, for Christmas

Later this month, leading UK choir Ex Cathedra brings the ethereal sound-scape of Ēriks Eŝenvalds’ ‘Stars’ to St John’s Smith Square as part of its ‘Christmas Music by Candlelight’ programme on 14 December. Setting a poem by Sara Teasdale, the Latvian composer’s work is scored for choir, Tibetan singing bowls and wine glasses tuned to six pitches, giving it a magical, otherworldly character. Read more

NEW! Spend a Penny for Grange Park Opera’s Lavatorium Rotundum

16/11/2017

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Grange Park Opera’s Spend a Penny Campaign

Phase two of the Theatre in the Woods Appeal announced 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! 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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