At the Proms there is Hope for the future from Jonathon Heyward and the National Youth Orchestra

United KingdomUnited Kingdom BBC Proms 2021 [5] – Laura Jurd, Prokofiev, Jessie Montgomery, Beethoven: Nicola Benedetti (violin), National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain / Jonathon Heyward (conductor). 7.8.2021 performance at the Royal Albert Hall, London, and reviewed when shown (directed by Matthew Woodward) on BBC Four. (JPr)

Jonathon Heywood (c) Chris Christodoulou

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BBC SSO’s inspired coupling of Pergolesi and Stravinsky at the BBC Proms

United KingdomUnited Kingdom BBC Proms 2021 [4] – Pergolesi, Stravinsky: Carolyn Sampson (soprano), Tim Mead (countertenor), Benjamin Hulett (tenor), Simon Shibambu (bass-baritone), BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra / Martyn Brabbins (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London, 6.8.2021. (CC)

[l-r] Benjamin Hulett, Carolyn Sampson, Martyn Brabbins &  Simon Shimbabu (c) Chris Christodoulou

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Bayerische Staatsoper’s The Turning Point: in Munich is it the end of the beginning or the beginning of the end?

GermanyGermany Munich Opera Festival 2021 – The Turning Point: A Final Evening of Endings and Beginnings: Soloists, Nikolaus Bachler (recitation), Bayerisches Staatsorchester / Ivor Bolton, Asher Fisch, Kent Nagano, Kirill Petrenko (conductors). Performance of 30.7.2021 at Munich’s Bayerische Staatsoper and streamed (directed by Christoph Engel) from 3.8. to 10.8.2021. (JPr)

Ivor Bolton conducts Christian Gerhaher singing ‘Possente spirto’ 

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