The Hallé’s 2021 Autumn and Christmas concerts

The Hallé is back with stunning Autumn and Christmas seasons

The Hallé has just launched its Bridgewater Hall Autumn and Christmas 2021 seasons with an inspirational collection of masterpieces and stellar guest artists and composers. Alongside a packed Hallé Bridgewater Hall season is a brand-new series of lunchtime chamber concerts at the awardwinning Hallé St Peter’s in Ancoats.

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Víkingur Ólafsson is Iceland Symphony Orchestra’s Artist in Residence in 2021-22

Multi-award-winning Icelandic artist Víkingur Ólafsson (Iceland Symphony Orchestra’s Artist in Residence) performs piano concertos conducted by their composers, Thomas Adès, Daníel Bjarnason and John Adams

Anyone seeking good news about classical music should look to Iceland. The Nordic island nation’s commitment to music education continues to produce composers and performers with international reach and an enthusiastic audience for their work. The Iceland Symphony Orchestra is set to celebrate the artistry and creative enterprise of one of Iceland’s best-known musicians, Víkingur Ólafsson, at Harpa in their home city of Reykjavík. The critically acclaimed pianist’s run as Artist in Residence, part of the orchestra’s compelling 2021-22 season, reflects his vision of classical music as a vibrant, living artform.

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Roderick Williams and operas by Bernstein, Barber and Mozart delight audiences at Cumbria Opera Festival 2021

Memories of the Cumbria Opera Festival 2021 The Cumbria Opera Group has existed since 2016, with the aim of bringing high-quality opera, classical music, and music education to the fantastic county of Cumbria. For a week in September this year they presented Cumbria’s first ever Opera Festival. It will return in 2023 (26 August to … Read more

Fulham Opera perform the revised ‘Wiener-Fassung’ of Die Ägyptische Helena this month at their Fulham home

Fulham Opera’s Die Ägyptische Helena – 19 – 30 October 2021 at St John’s Church, Fulham, London

  • Fulham Opera to stage the UK premiere of the Vienna version of Richard Strauss’s Die Ägyptische Helena
  • New orchestration by Paul Plummer
  • New production directed by Guido Martin-Brandis
  • Fulham Opera are the most ambitious fringe opera company in London, having produced Don Carlo, Falstaff, Die Meistersinger and a complete Ring cycle since their founding in 2011

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