London and Berlin: Mahler 6 with the BPO and the one that got away

27/03/2020

GermanyGermany Mahler: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra / Sir Simon Rattle. Recorded at the Berlin Philharmonie, 20.6.2018.

Sir Simon Rattle

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The Swedish Philharmonia display outstanding standards of music-making in Edinburgh

21/03/2020

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Mendelssohn, Prokofiev, Sibelius: Viktoria Mullova (violinist), Swedish Philharmonia / Jaime Martin (conductor). Usher Hall, Edinburgh, 15.3.2020. (GT)

Swedish Philharmonia (c) Nikolaj Lund

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Sunwook Kim displays magnificent pianism and artistry in Beethoven’s ‘Emperor’ Concerto in Glasgow

19/03/2020

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Stravinsky, Beethoven: Sunwook Kim (pianist), Royal Scottish National Chorus (chorus director: Gregory Batsleer) and Orchestra / Thomas Søndergård (conductor). Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, 14.3.2020. (GT)

Sunwook Kim

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Benedetti and Power perform a magical Mozart Sinfonia Concertante in Glasgow

17/03/2020

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Mendelssohn, Mozart: Nicola Benedetti (violin), Lawrence Power (viola), Scottish Chamber Orchestra / Benjamin Marquise Gilmore (director). City Halls, Glasgow, 13.3.2020. (GT)

Nicola Benedetti (c) Andy Gotts

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Apollo’s Fire explores musical crossroads in Ohio

17/03/2020

United StatesUnited States O Jerusalem: Crossroads of Three Faiths (conceived and directed by Jeannette Sorrell): Soloists, Apollo’s Singers, Apollo’s Fire / Jeannette Sorrell (conductor), Fairlawn Lutheran Church, Akron, Ohio, 9.3.2020. (MSJ)

Amanda Powell, Zafer Tawil & Apollo’s Fire

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Daniel Lebhardt’s compelling account of Beethoven’s ‘Emperor’ with the Hallé in Blackburn

16/03/2020

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Beethoven: Daniel Lebhardt (piano), Hallé / Gergely Madaras (conductor). King George’s Hall, Blackburn, 13.3.2020. (MC)

Daniel Lebhardt

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UPDATED ONLINE NEWS! IMPACT OF CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) PANDEMIC

15/03/2020

Seen and Heard International hopes for the happiest of outcomes for all those who are ill due to the current coronavirus pandemic. We share the optimism of those experts who hope that all those in otherwise good health will be able to resist its worst effects.

With the worldwide restrictions on travel and gatherings of significant numbers the world of classical music and many other entertainment events are currently subjected to a wave of changes, postponements, or cancellations, and it is unlikely normal recreational life will be resumed in the foreseeable future.

Seen and Heard International will continue to post reviews of concerts, operas, dance, theatre, and broadcasts for a long as we can, but bear with us if our content is not refreshed as often as readers have become used to over recent years.

We are not a listings site so if you are checking for news of whether performances have been postponed, cancelled, or might be restarting, please go direct to the websites of the venues concerned. Read more

The Swedish Philharmonia make a welcome visit to Cadogan Hall

14/03/2020

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Mendelssohn, Prokofiev, Sibelius: Viktoria Mullova (violin), Swedish Philharmonia / Jaime Martín (conductor). Cadogan Hall, London, 13.3.2020. (CS)

Viktoria Mullova

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