An Enchanted Evening with the Music of Richard Rogers


Richard Rodgers, Some Enchanted Evening: Lesley Garrett, Ruthie Henshall, Michael Xavier & Gary Wilmot (vocalists), ArtsEd Ensemble, Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, Kevan Allen (choreographer), Richard Balcombe (music director). Cadogan Hall, London, 18.8.2016. (JPr)

The dress rehearsal of ‘Some Enchanted Evening’, A Musical Celebration of the Hits of Broadway Legend Richard Rodgers, at Cadogan Hall, Sloane Terrace, London, SW1X 9DQ, Box Office: 020 7730 4500, Performances- Thursday 18 August 2016, 7.30pm - Saturday 20 August 2016, 7.30pm Starring Lesley Garrett, Ruthie Henshall, Michael Xavier and Gary Wilmot with the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra. Oklahoma!, The Sound Of Music, Carousel, The King and I, South Pacific, Babes In Arms, Cinderella, State Fair, On Your Toes… Enjoy classic songs from these great musicals such as The Lady is a Tramp, My Funny Valentine, Climb Every Mountain, You’ll Never Walk Alone, Oh What a Beautiful Mornin’, Edelweiss, Shall We Dance?, There is Nothing Like a Dame, Do-Re-Mi, Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered … and many, many more!

Some Enchanted Evening [L-R] Michael Xavier, Lesley Garrett, Ruthie Henshall and Gary Wilmot
with the ArtsEd Ensemble & Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra (c) Alex MacNaughton

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The Hallé’s Prom Shows an Orchestra in Fine Fettle



Prom 41 – Berlioz, Matthews, Mahler: Leonard Elschenbroich (cello); Alice Coote (mezzo-soprano); Gregory Kunde (tenor); Hallé/Sir Mark Elder (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London, 16.8.2016. (CC)

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(L-R) Alice Coote (mezzo-soprano), Sir Mark Elder (conductor) & Gregory Kunde (tenor)
(c) Chris Christodoulou

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Destruction of Palmyra Inspires New Cello Concerto by Bray



Prom 39 – Haydn, Charlotte Bray and Mahler: Guy Johnston (cello) BBC Symphony Orchestra/Sakari Oramo (conductor), Royal Albert Hall, London, 14.8.2016. (CS)

Charlotte Bray, Guy Johnston and Sakari Oramo. Photo credit: Chris Christodoulou.

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BBC Philharmonic “at Height of its Powers” in Works by Simpson and Dutilleux



Prom 33Mark Simpson, Dutilleux, Maxwell-Davies, Elgar: Johannes Moser (cello); BBC Philharmonic/ Juanjo Mena (conductor), Royal Albert Hall, London 9.8.2016. (CST)

The BBC Philharmonic performs Mark Simpson’s 'Israfel' under the direction of Juanjo Mena at the BBC Proms 2016

The BBC Philharmonic performs Mark Simpson’s ‘Israfel’ under the direction of Juanjo Mena at the BBC Proms 2016

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Søndergård Brings Lucidity and Reserve to BBCNOW’s Performance



 Prom 37 – Walton, Huw Watkins, Webern, Brahms: Paul Watkins (cello), BBC National Orchestra of Wales/Thomas Søndergård (conductor), Royal Albert Hall, London, 12.8.2016. (CS)

Huw and Paul Watkins. Photo credit: Chris Christodoulou.

Huw and Paul Watkins. Photo credit: Chris Christodoulou.

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Prom Focus Falls on Dutilleux in Salonen Concert



Prom 32 – Schoenberg, Dutilleux, Mahler:  David Wilson-Johnson (narrator); Joshua Albuquerque, Matthew Gillam, Lucas Pinto (trebles); Philharmonia Voices (men’s voices); Philharmonia Orchestra/Esa-Pekka Salonen. Royal Albert Hall, London, 8.8.2016. (CC) Read more

Plenty of Flames – but no Real Fire – from the Bolshoi Ballet


Boris Asafiev, The Flames of Paris: Soloists and Artists of the Bolshoi Ballet, Orchestra of the Bolshoi Theatre / Pavel Sorokin (conductor), Royal Opera House, London, 6.8.2016. (JPr)


Maria Alexandrova as Jeanne (c) Elena Fetisova

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Impressive Helen Grime Premiere, Tchaikovsky and Stravinsky from BBCSSO


Prom 27 – Helen Grime, Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky: Pekka Kuusisto (violin), BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra/Thomas Dausgaard (conductor), Royal Albert Hall, London, 5.8.2016. (CS)
Pekka Kuusisto. Photo Credit: Kaapo Kamu.

Pekka Kuusisto. Photo Credit: Kaapo Kamu.

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