Metcalf’s Under Milk Wood a Triumph in Dylan Thomas Centenary Year

April 12, 2014

United KingdomUnited Kingdom John Metcalf, Under Milk Wood: Production by Taliesin Arts Centre (Wales) with Le Chien Qui Chante (Quebec) and Companion Star (New York) in association with Welsh National Opera / Wyn Davies (music director), Sherman Theatre, Cardiff. 11.4.2014 (PCG)  

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Youth Choir Demonstrates Continuing Success of El Sistema

April 8, 2014

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Simón Bolívar Youth Choir, Lourdes Sánchez (conductor): St David’s Hall, Cardiff, 7.4.2014 (PCG) Continue reading “Youth Choir Demonstrates Continuing Success of El Sistema” »

Hubris Meets Humility as Duo Deftly Clown Around Korngold’s Songs.

April 7, 2014

United KingdomUnited Kingdom  Strauss, Korngold, Mahler: Christopher Maltman and Simon Lepper, Dora Stoutzker Hall, Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, Cardiff, 4.4. 2014 (LJ) Continue reading “Hubris Meets Humility as Duo Deftly Clown Around Korngold’s Songs.” »

Gardner Demonstrates his Credentials as Elgar Interpreter

April 6, 2014

 United KingdomUnited Kingdom  Elgar, Wagner: Natalie Clein (cello), Philharmonia Orchestra / Edward Gardner (conductor). St. David’s Hall, Cardiff. 4.4.2014 (PCG) Continue reading “Gardner Demonstrates his Credentials as Elgar Interpreter” »

Impressive Csanyi-Wills Premiere Inspired by George Herbert

April 6, 2014

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Csanyi-Wills, Haydn, Mozart: Steffan Morris (cello), Welsh Sinfonia, Mark Eager (conductor). Dora Stoutzker Hall, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff. 5.4.2014 (PCG) Continue reading “Impressive Csanyi-Wills Premiere Inspired by George Herbert” »

BBC NOW- Sondergård Relationship Goes from Strength to Strength

April 3, 2014

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Schubert, Sibelius, Beethoven: Ingrid Fliter (piano), BBC National Orchestra of Wales / Thomas Sondergård (conductor). Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff. 1.4.2014 (PCG) Continue reading “BBC NOW- Sondergård Relationship Goes from Strength to Strength” »

Bewitched by the Banjo—and Two Béla’s

March 26, 2014

United StatesUnited States Bartók, Fleck, Franck: Béla Fleck (banjo), Canton Symphony Orchestra, Gerhardt Zimmermann (conductor), Umstattd Hall, Canton, Ohio, 22.03.2014 (TW) Continue reading “Bewitched by the Banjo—and Two Béla’s” »

Parkin and Jones Stand Out at Welsh Composers’ Workshop

March 26, 2014

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Moorcraft, Parkin, Lewis, Howell, Jones, Welsh Composers’ Workshop: BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Jac van Steen (conductor). Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff. 25.3.2014 (PCG) Continue reading “Parkin and Jones Stand Out at Welsh Composers’ Workshop” »

Impassioned Performances of Contrasting Works by Richard Strauss

March 23, 2014

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Richard Strauss: Richard Harrington (speaker), Sinfonia Cymru / Gareth Jones (conductor), Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff, 22.3.2014 (PCG) Continue reading “Impassioned Performances of Contrasting Works by Richard Strauss” »

Superb Playing of Martinů, Dvořák and Bartók in Cardiff

March 22, 2014

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Martinů, Dvořák, Bartók:  Liza Fertschmann (violin), BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Jac van Steen (conductor). St. David’s Hall, Cardiff. 21.3.2014 (PCG) Continue reading “Superb Playing of Martinů, Dvořák and Bartók in Cardiff” »

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