Vladimir Spivakov and the Moscow Virtuosi chamber orchestra at Barbican Hall on 8 March

Outstanding Russian conductor Vladimir Spivakov and the Moscow Virtuosi chamber orchestra in a special concert “From Haydn to Piazzolla” at London’s Barbican Hall.

Vladimir Spivakov and Moscow Virtuosi orchestra

8 March at 8pm at Barbican Hall, London

Tickets available at http://www.barbican.org.uk.

VS Eminent violinist Vladimir Spivakov is renowned throughout Russia as the founder and director of the Moscow Virtuosi chamber orchestra and the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia. He is also recognized worldwide for his brilliant performances as a recitalist, guest soloist and guest conductor of leading orchestras, and for his humanitarian activities. He has played with numerous orchestras under great conductors such as Bernstein, Solti, Ozawa, Maazel, Abbado, Guilini and others.

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R.I.P IN MEMORIAM NICOLAI GEDDA (1925-2017)

NICOLAI GEDDA (1925 -2017)

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Nicola Gedda as Nemorino one of his signature roles

His daughter, Tania, announced the death of Nicolai Gedda on January 8 at his residence near Lausanne, Switzerland. His death occurred a few months after that of his first wife, the pianist Nadia Gedda-Nova – Tania’s mother – and a few days after that of Georges Prêtre with whom he collaborated several times, notably as Don José in the recording of Carmen alongside Maria Callas.

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Coming Soon in February: The Fifth Ealing Music & Film Festival

The Fifth Ealing Music & Film Festival – 8 to 12 February 2017

EVF GreenThe Ealing Music & Film Festival returns in 2017 with a mix of music and film to entertain and lighten February’s dark days. Now in its fifth year the festival programme continues to celebrate Ealing’s cultural heart and to support the wealth of creative young artistic talent in the local area through outreach and scholarships.

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Siegfried comes to Saffron Walden

Saffron Opera Group’s Ring continues on 12 February, 2017

Internationally acclaimed soloists in concert performance

Superb reviews for previous instalments

(Click for Jim Pritchard’s reviews of Das Rheingold and Die Walküre)

SOG Having achieved a host of ecstatic reviews for the first two concert-performance instalments of the Ring Cycle, Saffron Opera Group (SOG) continues its triumphant journey through Wagner’s epic score with Siegfried in Saffron Hall on Sunday 12 February, 2017.

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English National Ballet presents Mary Skeaping’s Giselle at the London Coliseum from 11 – 22 January 2017

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English National Ballet’s Giselle – the classic ballet by Mary Skeaping 

Click here to read Jim Pritchard’s first night review 

London Coliseum
Wednesday 11 – Sunday 22 January 2017
Performances at 7.30pm (mat at 2.30pm)
Tickets: £14 – £79 
www.ballet.org.uk/giselle   

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EDITORIAL VACANCY AT SEEN AND HEARD INTERNATIONAL

Editorial Vacancy A vacancy will soon occur for the post of UK Editor (Scotland, Wales, the English provinces, opera and ballet) following the impending retirement of Roger Jones. Editorial skills and some knowledge of classical music would be advantageous for the post, but good English and punctuation are particularly important. The Editor will work as … Read more

R.I.P. IN MEMORIAM – SIR NEVILLE MARRINER CH, CBE (1924 – 2016)

Sir Neville Marriner CH, CBE, Founder and Life President of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields has died

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Sir Neville Marriner (1924-2016)

The Academy of St Martin in the Fields is deeply saddened to announce the death of Sir Neville Marriner, Founder and Life President of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields. Sir Neville Marriner passed away peacefully in the night on 2 October.

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