Vladimir Jurowski leads probing Musikfest Berlin performances of Stravinsky and Hindemith

GermanyGermany Musikfest Berlin [3] – Stravinsky and Hindemith: Tamara Stefanovich (piano), Georg Nigl (baritone), Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra / Vladimir Jurowski (conductor). Philharmonie, Berlin, 4.9.2021. (MB)

Vladimir Jurowski conducts the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra (c) Peter Meisel

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An undoubted jewel in this season’s Proms: John Wilson and his Sinfonia of London

United KingdomUnited Kingdom BBC Proms 2021 [24] – Johann Strauss II, Berg, Ravel, Korngold: Francesca Chiejina (soprano), Sinfonia of London / John Wilson (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London, 4.9.2021. (KM)

John Wilson (c) Chris Christodoulou

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Proms triumph for all concerned and the dawn of Domingo Hindoyan’s new era with the RLPO

United KingdomUnited Kingdom BBC Proms 2021 [23] – Mason, Dvořák, R. Strauss, Hindemith: Sheku Kanneh-Mason (cello), Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra / Domingo Hindoyan (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London, 6.9.2021. (CC)

Sheku Kanneh-Mason plays Dvořák’s Cello Concerto with the RLPO (c) Chris Christodoulou

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Auryn Quartet’s Mondsee Musiktage farewell: Mendelssohn’s Octet and other chamber music magic

AustriaAustria Mondsee Musiktage 2021 – ‘Lehrer und Schüler’: Isabelle Engels and Lisa Maria Schumann (violins), Matthias Buchholz (viola), Irena Josifoska (cello), Annika Treutler (piano), Auryn Quartet (Matthias Lingenfelder, Jens Oppermann [violins], Stewart Eaton [viola], Andreas Arndt [cello]). Schloss Mondsee, Mondsee, 30.8.2021. (LV)

The Auryn Quartet and friends play Mendelssohn’s Octet (c) Willi Pleschberger

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Sunday in the Park with Lyric’s Rising Stars opens the 2021-22 Chicago season

United StatesUnited States Sunday in the Park with Lyric’s Rising Stars: Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center 2021/22 Ensemble, Lyric Opera Orchestra / Enrique Mazzola (conductor). Pritzker Pavilion (Millennium Park), Chicago, 29.8.2021. (JLZ)

Anthony Reed (bass) and Enrique Mazzola (conductor) (c) Kyle Flubacker

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The Singapore Symphony Orchestra celebrates National Day online with music new and old

SingaporeSingapore SSO National Day Concert – New Music, New Hopes: Kailin Yong (violin), Jason Lai (master of ceremonies), Singapore Symphony Orchestra / Joshua Tan (conductor). Esplanade Concert Hall, Singapore, 29.8.2021. Available for streaming on SISTIC Live through 28.9.2021. (RP)

Joshua Tan conducts the Singapore Symphony Orchestra (c) SSO

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It was a privilege to hear Sir John Eliot Gardiner’s Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists at the Proms

United KingdomUnited Kingdom BBC Proms 2021 [22] – Handel, Bach: Anne Hallenberg (mezzo-soprano), Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists / Sir John Eliot Gardiner (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London, 1.9.2021. (KM)

Sir John Eliot Gardiner (c) Chris Christodoulou

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Salzburg Festival lovefest for Herbert Blomstedt

AustriaAustria Salzburg Festival 2021 [4] – Honegger, Brahms: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra / Herbert Blomstedt (conductor), Grosses Festspielhaus, Salzburg, 29.8.2021. (LV, JP)

Herbert Blomstedt conducts the Vienna Philharmonic (c) Marco Borrelli

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