Three explosive performances and a touching gesture: Kirill Karabits’s fitting farewell with the BSO

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Bartok, Prokofiev, Shostakovich: Alexander Gavrylyuk (piano), Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra / Kirill Karabits (conductor). Lighthouse, Poole, 15.5.2024. (CK)

Kirill Karabits conducts pianist Alexander Gavrylyuk and the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra © Mark Allan

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Chineke! give characteristically life-affirming performances of music concerned with death

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Goodyear, Berlioz, Garcia: Isabelle Peters (soprano), Idunnu Munch (mezzo-soprano), Zwakele Tshabalala (tenor), Rodney Earl Clarke (baritone), Chineke! Chorus and Orchestra / Malcolm J. Merriweather (conductor). Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, 3.5.2024. (CK)

Malcolm J. Merriweather conducts Idunnu Munch (mezzo-soprano) and Chineke! Orchestra © Chuko Cribb

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Kirill Karabits and the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra open our ears to Voices from the East

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Tchaikovsky, Karabits, Kancheli, Balakirev: Alexander Malofeev (piano), Valeriy Sokolov (viola), Bournemouth Symphony Chorus, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra / Kirill Karabits (conductor). Lighthouse, Poole, 1.5.2024. (CK)

Kirill Karabits and the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra at Poole’s Lighthouse

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Sheku Kanneh-Mason and the Philharmonia Chorus shine in Weinberg and Rachmaninov

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Elgar, Weinberg, Rachmaninov: Sheku Kanneh-Mason (cello), Mirjam Mesak (soprano), Pavel Petrov (tenor), Andrii Kymach (baritone), Paul Whittaker (BSL performer), Philharmonia Chorus, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra / Vasily Petrenko (conductor). Royal Festival Hall, London, 11.4.2024. (CK)

Vasily Petrenko conducts cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason and the RPO © Chris Christodoulou

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