Salonen era begins in San Francisco with video razzle-dazzle

United StatesUnited States Various – Throughlines: Soloists, San Francisco Symphony / Esa-Pekka Salonen (conductor), produced by, available on demand. First streamed on 14.11.2020. (HS)

Esperanza Spalding, Peter Wyrick (l) and Barbara Andres (r)
in Nico Muhly’s Throughline

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The BBC Proms 2019 ended with a unique, seldom experienced atmosphere at the Last Night

United KingdomUnited Kingdom BBC Prom 75 – Last Night of the Proms: Jamie Barton (mezzo-soprano). BBC Singers. BBC Symphony Chorus. BBC Symphony Orchestra / Sakari Oramo (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London, 14.9.2019. (MMB)

Jamie Barton (mezzo-soprano) at the Last Night of the Proms (c) Chris Christodoulou

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The NDR Radio Philharmonic Orchestra shows its quality at the penultimate 2019 BBC Prom

United KingdomUnited Kingdom BBC PROM 74Beethoven Night: Handel, Beethoven, J S Bach: Elizabeth Watts (soprano), NDR Radio Philharmonic Orchestra / Andrew Manze (conductor), Royal Albert Hall, London, 13.9.2019. (AS)

Elizabeth Watts (soprano), Andrew Manze (conductor) & NDR Radio PO
(c) Chris Chrstodoulou

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The RPO’s sumptuous sound was very much the highlight of this Wagner Night Prom

United KingdomUnited Kingdom BBC Prom 68 – Wagner Night: Christine Goerke (soprano), Stephen Gould (tenor), Royal Philharmonic Orchestra / Marc Albrecht (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London, 9.9.2019. (JPr)

Wagner Night at the 2019 BBC Proms (c) Chris Christodoulou

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