Grimeborn 2018’s Greek is a Dazzling, Staggering Achievement

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Grimeborn Opera Festival 2018 – Mark-Anthony Turnage, Greek: The Kantanti Ensemble / Tim Anderson (conductor), Arcola Theatre, Dalston, London, 15.8.2018. (RD)

Richard Morrison (Dad), Philippa Boyle (Mum) and Edmund Danon (Eddy) (c) Lidia Crisafulli

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Catch The Beggar’s Opera at the EIF if You Can

EIF logoUnited KingdomUnited Kingdom Edinburgh International Festival 2018 [9] – John Gay, Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord’s The Beggar’s Opera: Soloists, Les Arts Florissants / Florian Carré (conductor). King’s Theatre, Edinburgh, 16.8.2018. (SRT)

Benjamin Purkiss (Macheath) (c) Patrick Berger

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The CBSO and Ludovic Morlot Excel in French Music at the Proms

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United KingdomUnited Kingdom PROM 44Debussy, Lili Boulanger and Ravel: Justina Gringytė (mezzo-soprano), CBSO Chorus, CBSO Youth Chorus, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra / Ludovic Morlot (conductor), Royal Albert Hall, London, 15.8.2018. (AS)

Justina Gringytė (c) Paul Marc Mitchell

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Blossom Music Festival (7): Timeless Suites Show a Cellist’s Growth as an Artist

United StatesUnited States Blossom Music Festival [7] – Bach: Yo-Yo Ma (cello), Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, 12.8.2018. (MSJ)

Yo-Yo Ma at the Blossom Music Festival (c) Roger Mastroianni

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A Thought-Provoking Prom from West-Eastern Divan Orchestra and Daniel Barenboim

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United KingdomUnited Kingdom Prom 43 – Tchaikovsky, Coleman, and Scriabin: Elsa Dreisig (soprano), Lisa Batiashvili (violin), West-Eastern Divan Orchestra / Daniel Barenboim (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London, 14.8.2018. (MB)

Lisa Batiashvili (violin), Daniel Baremboim (conductor) and the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra (c) BBC/Chris Christodoulou
Lisa Batiashvili (violin), Daniel Barenboim (conductor) & the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra
(c) BBC/Chris Christodoulou

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Joshua Bell and the ASMF Bring Sparkling Collective Music-Making to the Proms

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United KingdomUnited Kingdom BBC Prom 40 – Mendelssohn, Saint-Saëns, Bridge, Beethoven: Joshua Bell (violin/director), Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Royal Albert Hall, London, 12.8.2018. (CS)

Joshua Bell (c) Shervin Lainez

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The Warmth of Familiarity was Written All Through Queyras and Melnikov’s EIF Recital.

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United KingdomUnited Kingdom Edinburgh International Festival 2018 [8] – Beethoven, Chopin, Rachmaninov: Jean-Guihen Queyras (cello), Alexander Melnikov (piano), Queen’s Hall, 14.8.2018. (SRT)

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The Proms Hears Vaughan Williams’ Impassioned Plea for Peace

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United KingdomUnited Kingdom PROM 41Lili Boulanger, Elgar and Vaughan Williams: Jean-Guihen Queyras (cello), Sophie Bevan (soprano), Alexandre Duhamel (baritone), Neal Davies (bass-baritone), BBC Symphony Chorus, BBC Symphony Orchestra / Edward Gardner (conductor), Royal Albert Hall, London, 12.8.2018. (AS)

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