A Varied and Enjoyable Musical Party Rings Down the Curtain on the 2018 BBC Proms

United KingdomUnited Kingdom BBC PROM 75 – Hindemith, Berlioz, Roxanna Panufnik, Stanford, Parry, Arne and Elgar: Gerald Finley (bass-baritone), Jess Gillam (alto/soprano saxophone), BBC Singers, BBC Symphony Chorus, BBC Symphony Orchestra / Sir Andrew Davis (conductor), Royal Albert Hall, London, 8.9.2018. (AS)

Andrew Davis conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra (c) BBC/Chris Christodoulou
BBC SO & Sir Andrew Davis (conductor) (c) BBC/Chris Christodoulou

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A Superb Performance of Theodora as the Proms Season Nears its Close

United KingdomUnited Kingdom BBC PROM 74 – Handel, Theodora (1749): Louise Alder (soprano) Theodora, Iestyn Davies (counter-tenor) Didymus,  Ann Hallenberg (mezzo) Irene, Benjamin Hulett (tenor) Septimus,  Tariz Nazimi (bass) Valens, Arcangelo / Jonathan Cohen (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London, 7.9.2018. (CC)

Louise Alder and Iestyn Davies (c) BBC/Chris Christodoulou
Louise Alder and Iestyn Davies (c) BBC/Chris Christodoulou

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A Magnificent, Imaginatively Presented Berlioz Prom

United KingdomUnited Kingdom BBC PROM 71 – Berlioz: Joyce DiDonato (mezzo-soprano), Antoine Tamestit (viola), Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique/Sir John Eliot Gardiner (conductor), Royal Albert Hall, London, 5.9.2018. (CS)

Antoine Tamestit (viola) (c) BBC/Chris Christodoulou

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Petrenko and the Berlin Philharmonic Make a Strong Impression in Strauss Tone Poems

United KingdomUnited Kingdom BBC PROM 68 – Strauss and Beethoven: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra / Kirill Petrenko (conductor), Royal Albert Hall, London, 2.9.2018. (AS)

Berliner Philharmoniker & Kirill Petrenko (conductor) (c) Robert Garbolinski

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Nelsons and BSO Transcend Longueurs and Weaknesses for an Almost Overwhelming Mahler Third

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United KingdomUnited Kingdom BBC Prom 67 – Mahler: Susan Graham (mezzo-soprano), City of Birmingham Symphony Youth Chorus and Chorus (female voices), Boston Symphony Orchestra / Andris Nelsons (conductor), Royal Albert Hall, London, 2.9.2018. (JPr)

Prom 67 – Mahler’s Third Symphony (c) BBC/Chris Christodoulou

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