Opera North’s Concert Salome carries Theatrical Power

20/04/2018

Strauss, Salome: Soloists and Orchestra of Opera North, Leeds / Sir Richard Armstrong (conductor), Leeds Town Hall, Leeds, 19.4.2018. (JL)

Jennifer Holloway as Salome (c) Robert Workman

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SHIFTing Gears, The National Symphony Orchestra Pays Tribute to Dmitri Hvorostovsky

20/04/2018

SHIFT Festival – Stravinsky, Balakirev, Rachmaninoff: Madison Leonard (soprano), Rexford Tester (tenor), Andrew Bogard (bass), National Symphony Orchestra / Gianandrea Noseda (conductor), The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington DC, 14.4.2018. (RP)

Rexford Tester, Gianandrea Noseda & NSO
© Scott Suchman

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Trifonov in a Jamboree of Overwhelming Tonal Splendor

20/04/2018

Rachmaninoff, Bartók: Daniil Trifonov (piano), Philadelphia Orchestra/ Yannick Nézet-Séguin (conductor), Verizon Hall, Kimmel Center, Philadelphia, 15.4.2018. (BJ) Read more

Elegant Performances of Haydn, Bach, and Mendelssohn from SCO

20/04/2018

Haydn, C P E Bach, Mendelssohn: Philip Higham (cello), Scottish Chamber Orchestra / Richard Egarr (conductor), Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh, 19.4.2018. (SRT)

Philip Higham

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Behn Quartet Breathes New Life Into Old Favourites

20/04/2018

Dvořák, Jack Body, Ravel: Behn Quartet (Kate Oswin &  Alicia Berense [violins], Lydia Abell [viola], Ghislaine McMullin [cello]). The Old Library Music Centre, Whangarei, New Zealand. 15.4.2018. (PSe) Read more

Karabits’s Intense Early Rachmaninov with Bournemouth SO

20/04/2018

Rachmaninov, TchaikovskyNemanja Radulović (violin), Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra / Kirill Karabits (conductor), The Lighthouse, Poole. 18.4.2018. (IL)

Kirill Karabits (left) with Nemanja Radulović, the soloist in the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto, in rehearsal

Kirill Karabits (left) with Nemanja Radulović in rehearsal

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SHIFT – To Change Place, Position, Direction or Surprise

18/04/2018

SHIFT Festival – Lutosławski, Penderecki: Alisa Weilerstein (cello), Erin Wall (soprano), Renée Tatum (mezzo-soprano), Alyssa Martin (mezzo-soprano), Thomas Cooley (tenor), Liudas Mikalauskas (bass-baritone), Indianapolis Symphonic Choir, Indianapolis Children’s Choir, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra / Krzysztof Urbański (conductor), The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington D.C., 13.4.2018. (RP)

 The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra at the 2018 SHIFT Festival © Tony Hitchcock

The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra at the 2018 SHIFT Festival
© Tony Hitchcock

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Reconstructed Monteverdi Brings Humanity to a Venerable Myth

16/04/2018

Monteverdi, L’Orfeo: Soloists, Apollo’s Singers, Apollo’s Fire/Jeannette Sorrell (conductor), Kulas Hall, Cleveland Institute of Music, Cleveland, Ohio, 13.4.2018. (MSJ)

Orfeo (Karim Sulayman) attempts to lead Euridice (Erica Schuller) out of the Underworld in the Apollo's Fire production of Montverdi's L'Orfeo. (Photograph courtesy of Apollo's Fire, copyright Erica Brenner Productions.)

Orfeo (Karim Sulayman) & Euridice (Erica Schuller) (c) Erica Brenner Productions

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