Three explosive performances and a touching gesture: Kirill Karabits’s fitting farewell with the BSO

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Bartok, Prokofiev, Shostakovich: Alexander Gavrylyuk (piano), Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra / Kirill Karabits (conductor). Lighthouse, Poole, 15.5.2024. (CK)

Kirill Karabits conducts pianist Alexander Gavrylyuk and the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra © Mark Allan

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Last ounce of spirituality missing from The Dream of Gerontius at the Royal Festival Hall

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Williams, Elgar: Jennifer Johnston (mezzo-soprano), Daniel Norman (tenor), Roderick Williams (baritone), The Bach Choir (musical director: David Hill), Philharmonia Orchestra / David Hill (conductor). Royal Festival Hall, London, 16.5.2024. (JR)

David Hill conducts the Philharmonia Orchestra © Andy Paradise

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Eroica by Heart: Nicholas Collon’s Aurora defies concert conventions in an unforgettable and heartfelt way

United KingdomUnited Kingdom R. Strauss, Beethoven: Tom Service (presenter), Aurora Orchestra / Nicholas Collon (conductor). Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, 8.5.2024. (CSa)

Nicholas Collon conducts the Aurora Orchestra in R. Strauss’s Metamorphosen © Julian Guidera

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