An impressive ‘New Beginning’ as the Royal Northern Sinfonia welcome Dinis Sousa

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Elgar, Haydn, Berlioz, Boulanger, Prokofiev: Dame Sarah Connolly (mezzo-soprano), Royal Northern Sinfonia / Dinis Sousa (conductor). Streamed live from Sage, Gateshead, 16.4.2021. (JQ)

Dinis Sousa conducts the Royal Northern Sinfonia

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Exquisitely programmed and performed hour’s worth of music from The Gesualdo Six at St Martin-in-the-Fields

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Fresh Horizons – The Gesualdo Six: English Motets: The Gesualdo Six (Guy James, Andrew Leslie Cooper, [countertenors], Joseph Wicks, Josh Cooter [tenors], Michel Craddock [baritone], Sam Mitchell [bass], Owain Park [bass/director]). St Martin-in-the-Fields, London, and streamed (click here) on 15.4.2021. (CC)

The Gesualdo Six at St Martin-in-the-Fields

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Nicola Benedetti and Vasily Petrenko’s socially distanced Royal Philharmonic Orchestra excel in Tchaikovsky and Beethoven

United KingdomUnited Kingdom RPO at Home – Tchaikovsky, Beethoven: Nicola Benedetti CBE (violin), Royal Philharmonic Orchestra / Vasily Petrenko (conductor). Performed 3.3.2021 at the Royal Albert Hall, London, it is available (directed and edited by Ali Khan) to stream from 15.3.2021. (JPr)

Vasily Petrenko conducts the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

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Academy of Ancient Music’s fascinating exploration of music by Castello, Strozzi and Monteverdi

United KingdomUnited Kingdom In stil moderno: music by Castello, Strozzi and Monteverdi: Helen Charlston (mezzo), Academy of Ancient Music, with Bojan Čičić (violin) and Stephen Devine (harpsichord). Streamed via AAM Live (click here) from West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge, 14.4.2021. (CC)

Academy of Ancient Music © AAM

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Weill away your time with the Royal Opera’s thought-provoking The Seven Deadly Sins and Mahagonny Songspiel

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Berthold Brecht and Kurt Weill’s The Seven Deadly Sins and Mahagonny Songspiel: Soloists, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Michael Papadopoulos (conductor). Livestreamed (directed by Peter Jones) from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, 9.4.2021. (JPr)

Stephanie Wake-Edwards (Anna I) and Jonadette Carpio (Anna II)
in The Seven Deadly Sins (c) Ellie Kurttz

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A glorious recital by Benjamin Grosvenor opens the Live from the Barbican spring/summer 2021 series

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Schubert/Liszt, Chopin, Ginastera, Ravel: Benjamin Grosvenor (piano) with Lucy Parham (presenter). Livestreamed from the Barbican Hall, London (click here), 10.3.2021. (CC)

Benjamin Grosvenor (piano) (c) Mark Allan/Barbican

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Blues and Brahms for violinist Randall Goosby’s YCA Encore performance at The Morgan

United StatesUnited States Various: Randall Goosby (violin), Zhu Wang (piano), Gilder Lehrman Hall, The Morgan Library, New York. Viewed on 7.4.2021, and available for streaming on YCA’s Facebook page or YouTube channel. (RP)

Randall Goosby (violin) and Zhu Wang (piano)

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Sladkovsky unleashes the Tenth International Festival ‘Rakhlin Seasons’ with a superb ‘Eroica’ Symphony

Russian FederationRussian Federation International Festival ‘Rakhlin Seasons’- Beethoven: Wang Yugian (pianist), Tatarstan National Symphony Orchestra / Alexander Sladkovsky (conductor). Livestreamed from the Saydachev Concert Hall, Kazan, 3.4.2021. (GT)

Tartarstan National Symphony Orchestra & Alexander Sladkovsky (conductor)

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