Marc-André Hamelin and the Doric String Quartet explore new repertoire in Vancouver

28/02/2020

CanadaCanada Sibelius, Hamelin, Dvořák: Marc-André Hamelin (piano); Doric String Quartet [Alex Redington and Ying Xue (violins), Hélène Clément (viola), John Myerscough (cello)], Vancouver Playhouse, Vancouver, 16.2.2020. (GN)

Doric String Quartet © George Garnier

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Glorious, triumphant Ninth Symphony caps the ORR’s Beethoven series at Carnegie Hall

28/02/2020

United StatesUnited States ORR Beethoven Cycle [3]: Lucy Crowe (soprano), Jess Dandy (contralto), Ed Lyon (tenor), Matthew Rose (bass), Monteverdi Choir, Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique / Sir John Eliot Gardiner (conductor). Carnegie Hall, New York, 23 & 24.2.2020. (RP)

ORR and Sir John Eliot Gardiner (conductor) at Carnegie Hall © Chris Lee

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A forgettable Berlin concert from Zubin Mehta

26/02/2020

GermanyGermany Ravel, Stravinsky: Martha Argerich (piano), Staatskapelle Berlin / Zubin Mehta (conductor). Philharmonie, Berlin, 23.2.2020. (MB)

Martha Argerich (c) Robbie-Jack-Corbis

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The ORR’s Beethoven at Carnegie Hall celebrates nature’s beauty and the triumph of the human spirit

26/02/2020

United StatesUnited States ORR Beethoven Cycle [2]: Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique / Sir John Eliot Gardiner (conductor). Carnegie Hall, New York, 20 & 21.2.2020. (RP)

ORR and Sir John Eliot Gardiner (conductor) at Carnegie Hall © Chris Lee

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Tilson Thomas introduces lyrical Meditations to Cleveland

24/02/2020

United StatesUnited States Tilson Thomas, Berlioz: Sasha Cooke (mezzo-soprano), Dashon Burton (bass), Cleveland Orchestra / Michael Tilson Thomas (conductor). Severance Hall, Cleveland, 20.2.2020. (MSJ)

Sasha Cook, Michael Tilson Thomas and Dashon Burton with the Cleveland Orchestra
© Roger Mastroianni

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Five exciting singers garner top prizes at the 2020 George London Foundation finals

23/02/2020

United StatesUnited States Various composers – George London Foundation Awards Competition Finals: Soloists, Lydia Brown (piano), The Morgan Museum & Library, New York, 21.2.2020. (RP)

Nora London (George London Foundation President)
with 2020 George London Award winners (c) Jennifer Taylor

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Berlin witnesses a magnificent recital partnership between Braunstein and Argerich

23/02/2020

GermanyGermany Schumann, Prokofiev, and Franck: Guy Braunstein (violin), Martha Argerich (piano). Pierre Boulez Saal, Berlin, 22.2.2020. (MB)

Martha Argerich

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Ravishing results in San Francisco from Salonen, which bodes well for the future

23/02/2020

United StatesUnited States Stucky, Britten, Ravel: Julia Bullock (soprano), San Francisco Symphony / Esa-Pekka Salonen (conductor). Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco. 21.2.2020. (HS)

San Francisco Symphony, Esa-Pekka Salonen (conductor) & Julia Bullock (soprano)
(c) Brandon Patoc

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