Travelogue from the Santa Fe Opera Festival as it Premieres Poul Ruders’s The Thirteenth Child

31/07/2019

Poul Ruders, The Thirteenth Child: Soloists and Chorus of the Santa Fe Opera / Paul Daniel (conductor), Santa Fe Opera, New Mexico, 27.7.2019. (CCr)

The Thirteenth Child (c) Ken Howard

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Barber Concertos Bring Out the Best in Aspen Soloists

31/07/2019

Aspen Musical Festival [6]: Aspen, Colorado (HS) Read more

A Thoughtfully Devised Recital of English and French Music at Three Choirs Festival

31/07/2019

Three Choirs Festival (7) – Venables, Ravel, Debussy, Vaughan Williams: James Gilchrist (tenor), Anna Tilbrook (piano), Carducci String Quartet, Cirencester Parish Church, 31.7.2019 (JQ)

Carducci Quartet (c) Tom Barnes

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John Joubert Eloquently Commemorated at the Three Choirs Festival

31/07/2019

Three Choirs Festival [6] – Berlioz, Elgar, Joubert: April Fredrick (soprano), Neal Davies (baritone), Natalie Clein (cello), Three Choirs Festival Chorus, Three Cathedral Choir Choristers, BBC National Orchestra of Wales / Adrian Partington (conductor). Gloucester Cathedral 30.7.2019. (JQ)

Natalie Clein (cello) and Adrian Partington (conductor) (c) Michael Whitefoot

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A Fallen Soldier of the Great War Movingly Commemorated by Joshua Ellicott and Simon Lepper

31/07/2019

Three Choirs Festival (5) – Finzi & From your ever-loving son, Jack: Joshua Ellicott (tenor), Simon Lepper (piano), St Catherine’s Church, Gloucester, 31.7.2019 (JQ)

3604 Rifleman Ellicott J, by courtesy of Joshua Ellicott

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South Pacific in Aspen, with Outstanding Chamber Music Bookends

31/07/2019

Aspen Music Festival [6]: Aspen, Colorado (HS) Read more

At the Blossom Festival, Elgar’s Masterpiece Wins the Day

31/07/2019

Mendelssohn, Ravel, Sibelius, Saint-Saëns, Elgar: Gautier Capuçon (cello), Kent/Blossom Chamber Orchestra / Vinay Parameswaran (conductor)*, Cleveland Orchestra / Gemma New (conductor), Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, 27.7.2019. (MSJ)

Gautier Capuçon (c) Gautier Capuçon

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At the Proms, The Creation is Rescued by the BBC Phil and the Youth Choir

30/07/2019

BBC PROM 14 – Haydn: Sarah-Jane Brandon (soprano), Benjamin Hulett (tenor), Christoph Pohl (baritone), BBC Proms Youth Choir (chorus master: Simon Halsey), BBC Philharmonic / Omer Meir Wellber conductor, Royal Albert Hall, London, 29.7.2019. (AK)

BBC Proms Youth Choir sing Haydn’s The Creation (c) BBC/Chris Christodoulou

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