Vladimir Jurowski’s astutely constructed programme launches the LPO’s new season

29/09/2019

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Knussen, Britten, Tchaikovsky: Julia Fischer (violin), London Philharmonic Orchestra / Vladimir Jurowski (conductor), Royal Festival Hall, London, 27.9.2019. (CS)

Julia Fischer (c) Felix Broede

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Ruben Jais and laBarocca’s musical integrity results in true Handelian success

28/09/2019

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Handel, Aci, Galatea e Polifemo: Soloists, laBarocca / Ruben Jais (conductor). Wigmore Hall, London, 26.9.2019. (AK) Read more

Judith Weir’s Oboe Concerto on an autumn afternoon in Cardiff

28/09/2019

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Debussy, Judith Weir, Wagner: Celia Craig (oboe), BBC National Orchestra of Wales / Andrew Gourlay (conductor). BBC Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff, 27.9.2019. (PCG)

Judith Weir

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Another enterprising programme in the Philharmonia’s survey of Weimar Berlin

27/09/2019

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Hindemith, Bach and Berg: Christian Tetzlaff (violin), Philharmonia Orchestra / Esa-Pekka Salonen (conductor), Royal Festival Hall, London, 26.9.2019. (AS)

Christian Tetzlaff (c) Giorgia Bertazzi

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Gripping Britten and Tippett performances inaugurate the CBSO’s new season

27/09/2019

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Britten, Tippett. Talise Trevigne (soprano), Dame Felicity Palmer (mezzo-soprano), Joshua Stewart (tenor), Brindley Sherratt (bass), CBSO Chorus; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra / Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla (conductor), Symphony Hall, Birmingham, 26.9.2019. (JQ)

Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla conducting the CBSO (c) Benjamin Ealovega

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A triumphant London debut for the Britten-Shostakovich Festival Orchestra

26/09/2019

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Vaughan Williams, Rachmaninov, Britten, Shostakovich: Pavel Kolesnikov (piano), Edward and Freddie Fox (narrators), Britten-Shostakovich Festival Orchestra / Jan Latham-Koenig (conductor). Cadogan Hall, London, 26.9.2019. (CC)

Britten-Shostakovich Festival Orchestra at Cadogan Hall (c) Luke Toddfrey

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An evocation of the wonderfully bittersweet world of Weimar Berlin

24/09/2019

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Weimar Berlin: To the Cabaret!: Dagmar Manzel (singer), Simon McBurney (narrator), Loré Lixenberg (mezzo-soprano), Gerard McBurney (creative director), Amelia Kosminsky (projection director), Caroline Moores (production/stage manager), Philharmonia Orchestra / Esa-Pekka Salonen (conductor). Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, 23.9.2019. (CC)

Philharmonia’s Weimar Berlin: To the Cabaret! (c) Belinda Lawley

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The Britten-Shostakovich Festival Orchestra celebrates a unique relationship

24/09/2019

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Britten, Vaughan Williams, Shostakovich, Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky: Jennifer Pike (violin), Britten-Shostakovich Festival Orchestra / Jan-Latham-Koenig (conductor). Usher Hall, Edinburgh, 22.9.2019. (GT)

Jennifer Pike

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