Sir Simon Rattle’s new partnership with the BRSO yields impressive results at Carnegie Hall

United StatesUnited States [1] Hindemith, Zemlinsky, Mahler: Lester Lynch (baritone), Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra / Sir Simon Rattle (conductor). Carnegie Hall, New York, 2.5.2024. (ES-S)

Sir Simon Rattle conducts the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and baritone Lester Lynch © Steve J. Sherman

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Chineke! give characteristically life-affirming performances of music concerned with death

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Goodyear, Berlioz, Garcia: Isabelle Peters (soprano), Idunnu Munch (mezzo-soprano), Zwakele Tshabalala (tenor), Rodney Earl Clarke (baritone), Chineke! Chorus and Orchestra / Malcolm J. Merriweather (conductor). Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, 3.5.2024. (CK)

Malcolm J. Merriweather conducts Idunnu Munch (mezzo-soprano) and Chineke! Orchestra © Chuko Cribb

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Lang Lang and the Clevelanders make Saint-Saëns and Berlioz (and the occasional Muppet) blaze with life

United StatesUnited States Saint Saëns, Berlioz, ‘Lang Lang Plays Saint-Saëns’: Lang Lang (piano), Cleveland Orchestra / Franz Welser-Möst (conductor). Mandel Concert Hall at Severance Music Center, Cleveland, 2.5.2024. (MSJ)

Lang Lang and Franz Welser-Möst after Saint-Saëns’s Piano Concerto No.2 © Roger Mastroianni/Cleveland Orchestra

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Kirill Karabits and the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra open our ears to Voices from the East

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Tchaikovsky, Karabits, Kancheli, Balakirev: Alexander Malofeev (piano), Valeriy Sokolov (viola), Bournemouth Symphony Chorus, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra / Kirill Karabits (conductor). Lighthouse, Poole, 1.5.2024. (CK)

Kirill Karabits and the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra at Poole’s Lighthouse

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