At short notice, Paavo Järvi leads the Philharmonia in a musically varied, finely played, Prom  

United KingdomUnited Kingdom BBC Proms Live – Ravel, Shostakovich, Mozart: Benjamin Grosvenor (piano), Jason Evans (trumpet), Philharmonia Orchestra / Paavo Järvi (conductor). Broadcast Live on BBC iPlayer and BBC Radio 3 from the Royal Albert Hall, 9.9.2020. (RB)

Benjamin Grosvenor (piano) (c)BBC/Chris Christodoulou

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Handel meets House of Cards? A compelling Agrippina from the Met

United StatesUnited States Handel, Agrippina: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, New York / Harry Bicket (conductor).  Broadcast live from the Metropolitan Opera, New York to Dundonald Omniplex Cinema, Belfast,  29.2.2020. (RB)

Handel’s Agrippina (c) Marty Sohl/Met Opera

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Tom Hammond talks to Robert Beattie

Tom Hammond (c) Gareth Barton

Tom Hammond is a London-based conductor, recording producer, and Festival Director. As well as being  Music Director/Principal Conductor of the Finchley, Hertford and St Albans Symphony Orchestras, Tom also directs youth orchestras in Hatfield and Watford, and is a Guest Conductor for the Edward Said National Conservatory of Music, Palestine, and in this country with the Orchestra of the Swan, which is based in Stratford-upon-Avon. Tom is a founding Artistic Director of the Hertfordshire Festival of Music, an annual summer celebration of classical music held in various venues in Hertfordshire which celebrates its fifth consecutive year in 2020.

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A visually sumptuous and imaginative Akhnaten production from the Met

United StatesUnited States Philip Glass, Akhnaten:  Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, New York / Karen Kamensek (Conductor), Broadcast live to the Dundonald Omniplex Cinema, Belfast from the Metropolitan Opera, New York 23.11.2019. (RB)

J’Nai Bridges, Anthony Roth Costanzo, and Dísella Lárusdóttir
in Akhnaten (c) Karen Almond/Met Opera

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