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) Read more

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) Read more

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) Read more

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) Read more

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) Read more

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) Read more

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) Read more

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) Read more

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) Read more

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