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

10/09/2018

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

09/09/2018

 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

07/09/2018

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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Bernstein Overshadows Shostakovich in the Boston Symphony Prom

04/09/2018

Proms

Prom 69 – Bernstein, Shostakovich: Baiba Skride (violin), Boston Symphony Orchestra / Andris Nelsons (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London, 4.9.2018. (CC)

Andris Nelsons conducting the BSO (c) Chris Christodoulou

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

03/09/2018

 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

03/09/2018

Proms

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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Auspicious Prom Debut for Berliner Philharmoniker and Kirill Petrenko Partnership

03/09/2018

Proms PROM 66 – Dukas, Prokofiev, Schmidt: Yuja Wang (piano), Berliner Philharmoniker / Kirill Petrenko (conductor0. Royal Albert Hall, London, 1.9.2018. (CC)

Yuja Wang (piano) & Berliner Philharmoniker (c) BBC/Chris Christodoulou

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Berio Provides the Highlight of Semyon Bychkov’s Prom

02/09/2018

Proms PROM 65Ravel, Berio and Stravinsky: London Voices, BBC Symphony Orchestra / Semyon Bychkov (conductor), Royal Albert Hall, London, 31.8.2018. (AS)

Semyon Bychkov © WDR/Sheila Rock

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