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



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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Auspicious Prom Debut for Berliner Philharmoniker and Kirill Petrenko Partnership


PromsUnited KingdomUnited Kingdom 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


PromsUnited KingdomUnited Kingdom 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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Happy Birthday Lenny! Tanglewood Celebrates Bernstein’s Legacy


United StatesUnited States Tanglewood [7] – The Bernstein Centennial Celebration at Tanglewood: Audra MacDonald (host), Boston Symphony Orchestra joined by musicians from the New York Philharmonic, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra, Pacific Music Festival and Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival / Christoph Eschenbach, Keith Lockhart, Andris Nelsons, Michael Tilson Thomas, John Williams (conductors), Koussevitzky Music Shed, Lenox, 25.8.2018. (RP)

Yo-Yo Ma, Jessica Zhou, and John Williams following Williams’s Highwood’s Ghost © Chris Lee

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The Berlin Phil and Kirill Petrenko Simply in a Class of their Own



SwitzerlandSwitzerland Lucerne Festival [2] – R. Strauss, Beethoven: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra / Kirill Petrenko (conductor), Kultur- und Kongresszentrum Luzern, Lucerne, 29.8.2018. (JR)

Berliner Philharmoniker & Kirill Petrenko (conductor)
(c) Salzburger Festspiele/Monika Rittershaus

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Fine Partnership of Nézet-Séguin and Rotterdam Philharmonic at the Proms



United KingdomUnited Kingdom Prom 61 – Liszt, Bruckner: Yefim Bronfman (piano); Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra / Yannick Nézet-Séguin (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London, 28.8.2018. (CC)

Yannick Nézet-Séguin & Yefim Bronfman (piano) (c) Chris Christodoulou

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Sebastian Catana’s Jester Anchors Berkshire Opera Festival’s Riveting Rigoletto


United StatesUnited States Berkshire Opera Festival – Verdi, Rigoletto: Soloists, Berkshire Opera Festival Chorus & Orchestra / Brian Garman (conductor), Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield, MA, 25.8.2018. (RP)

Sebastian Catana (Rigoletto) and Maria Valdes (Gilda) in Berkshire Opera Festival’s Rigoletto © Ken Howard

Sebastian Catana (Rigoletto) & Maria Valdes (Gilda) in Rigoletto © Ken Howard

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