Stage and Screen Come to the Proms in a Bernstein Bonanza

United KingdomUnited Kingdom BBC Prom 67 – Bernstein, Stage and Screen: with singers including Louise Dearman (vocalist), Lucy Schaufer (mezzo-soprano), Scarlett Strallen (vocalist) and  Julian Ovenden (vocalist), Maida Vale Singers, John Wilson Orchestra / John Wilson (conductor),  Royal Albert Hall, London, 5.9.2015. (JPr)

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Bernstein’s ‘Make Our Garden Grow’ at the BBC Proms: Bernstein – Stage and Screen L-R: Matthew Seadon-Young, Louise Dearman, Mark Meadows, Scarlett Strallen, Julian Ovenden, Lucy Schaufer, Patrick Smyth c BBC/Chris Christodoulou

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Excellent Mahler First from Tilson Thomas and San Francisco Symphony

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United KingdomUnited Kingdom BBC Prom 60 –  Schoenberg, Cowell and Mahler: Jeremy Denk (piano), San Francisco Symphony Orchestra / Michael Tilson Thomas (conductor), Royal Albert Hall, London, 30.8.2015. (JPr)

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Michael Tilson Thomas conducts the San Francisco Symphony
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Prom Celebrates the Music of Attenborough’s Life Story Documentaries

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United KingdomUnited Kingdom BBC Prom 59 – Murray Gold, Life Story: Sir David Attenborough (presenter), BBC Concert Orchestra  / Jeremy Holland-Smith (conductor), Royal Albert Hall, London, 30.8.2015. (JPr)

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Sir David Attenborough watches on as Jeremy Holland-Smith conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra
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Quaintness and Oriental Charm in St Petersburg Ballet’s La Bayadère

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Irina Kolesnikova London Season – Ludwig Minkus, La Bayadère: Soloists, Corps de ballet of The St Petersburg Ballet Theatre and Orchestra / Timor Gorkovenko (conductor), The London Coliseum, London. 22.8.2015. (JPr)

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Irina Kolesnikova as Nikiya in La Bayadère
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There’s Sweet Charity at the Cadogan Hall

Sweet Charity at Cadogan Hall staring Denise Van Outen – Charity Michael Xavier – Charlie / Vittorio Vidal / Oscar Lindquist Kimberley Walsh – Nickie Kerry Ellis – Helene Michael Simkins – Herman Rodney Earl Clarke – Big Daddy Amy Perry – Ursula Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra ArtsEd – Ensemble Richard Balcombe– music director Paul Foste – stage director Matt Flint – choreographer
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United KingdomUnited Kingdom Sweet Charity (Book by Neil Simon, Lyrics by Dorothy Fields and Music by Cy Coleman): Soloists, ArtsEd Ensemble, Richard Balcombe (musical director) with the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra. Cadogan Hall, London 20.8.2015. (JPr)

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Today’s Young People Enjoy Performing Sullivan’s Music

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Gilbert & Sullivan, The Pirates of Penzance: Soloists and Chorus of the Gilbert & Sullivan Festival Youth Production / Andrew Nicklin (Musical Director), Harrogate Theatre, Harrogate, 15.8.2015 (RJW)

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G&S Pirates of Penzance,br/>photo credit: Viv Hamilton

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Elementary, My Dear Prommers! Sherlock Holmes Celebrated at the BBC Proms

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Prom 41: Sherlock Holmes a Musical Mind: Mark Sweet and Mark Gatiss (presenters), Jack Liebeck (violin), Christine Rice (mezzo-soprano), Stile Antico, BBC Concert Orchestra/Barry Wordsworth (conductor), Royal Albert Hall, London, 16.8.2015. (JPr)

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St Petersburg Ballet Theatre’s Swan Lake a Fairy Tale Romp

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Irina Kolesnikova London Season –  Tchaikovsky, Swan Lake: Soloists, corps de ballet, The St Petersburg Ballet Theatre and Orchestra / Timor Gorkovenko (conductor). London Coliseum, 13.8.2015. (JPr)

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Irina Kolesnikova as Odette (c) The St Petersburg Ballet Theatre

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