NEW! Buxton Festival 2018 and its New CEO

01/02/2018

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Buxton Festival Announces Michael Williams as New CEO

Michael Williams, who is currently Managing Director of Cape Town Opera, (CTO), will take up his new post in Buxton in April 2018. Read more

NEW! Classical Music at the Barbican in 2018/19

23/01/2018

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The Barbican announces its 2018/19 classical music season

At the core of the Barbican’s 2018/19 classical music season ambitious programme are the Centre’s Resident Orchestra: the London Symphony Orchestra; Associate Orchestra: the BBC Symphony Orchestra; and the Barbican Associate Ensembles the Academy of Ancient Music and Britten Sinfonia, alongside the Barbican’s own-curated concert series, Barbican Presents.  The Australian Chamber Orchestra returns as the Barbican’s newly appointed International Associate Ensemble at Milton Court. Throughout the season, Barbican programmes will be supported by creative learning work and through close collaborations with the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. Read more

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! 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! Contemporary Music from Manchester’s Psappha in 2017-18

15/09/2017

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Psappha’s 2017-18 Season

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Psappha, Manchester’s professional contemporary classical music ensemble, launches its 2017-18 season on 26 Octobe at Hallé St Peter’s, Ancoats, with two UK premières; Sarah Kirkland Snider’s Penelope and Molly Joyce’s Rave. Read more

NEW! Anna Netrebko and Yusif Eyvazov’s Return to London in May 2018

04/07/2017

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SUPERSTARS ANNA NETREBKO AND YUSIF EYVAZOV’S RETURN TO LONDON’S ROYAL ALBERT HALL ON WEDNESDAY 23 MAY 2018

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Two of opera’s biggest stars, soprano Anna Netrebko and tenor Yusif Eyvazov return to London for an evening of arias, songs and duets in London’s iconic Royal Albert Hall. Performing a dazzling mix of works by Verdi, Puccini, Cilea, Boito, Mascagni, Catalani and others they’re accompanied by the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra. Read more

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