Delectable recital from Fatma Said as triumphantly successful Edinburgh International Festival draws to a close

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Edinburgh International Festival 2021 [13] – Mozart, Ravel, de Falla, Lorca: Fatma Said (soprano), Malcolm Martineau (piano). Old College Quad, Edinburgh, 27.8.2021. (SRT)

Fatma Said (soprano) and Malcolm Martineau (piano) (c) Matt Beech

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Diverse and stirring English music from Oramo and the BBCSO at the Proms

United KingdomUnited Kingdom BBC Proms 2021 [17] – Foulds, Bray, Walton, Arnold: Timothy Ridout (viola), BBC Symphony Orchestra / Sakari Oramo (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London, 27.8.2021. (CS)

Timothy Ridout (c) BBC/Chris Christodoulou

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The BBC Proms experiences the sonic cornucopia of George Lewis’s intriguing new work

United KingdomUnited Kingdom BBC Proms 2021 [16] – Lewis and Beethoven: Lucy Crowe (soprano), Damon Holzborn (computer software design/realisation), Sound Intermedia, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra / Ilan Volkov (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London, 26.8.2021. (MB)

Ilan Volkov conducts the BBC SSO (c) Chris Christodoulou

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Yarn/Wire performs brilliantly at the TIME:SPANS festival, though a year later than first scheduled

United KingdomUnited Kingdom TIME:SPANS [1] – Yarn/Wire: Laura Barger & Julia Den Boer (piano), Russell Greenberg & Sae Hashimoto (percussion). The DiMenna Center for Classical Music, New York, 24.8.2021. (DS)

Yarn/Wire members in performance (c) Thomas Fichter

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Jeneba Kanneh-Mason comes into her own playing Florence Price’s concerto with Chineke! at the Proms

United KingdomUnited Kingdom BBC Proms 2021 [15] – Coleridge-Taylor, Fela Sowande, Florence Price: Jeneba Kanneh-Mason (piano), Chineke! Orchestra / Kalena Bovell (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London, 24.8.2021. (CC)

Kalena Bovell conducts the Chineke! Orchestra (c) Mark Allan

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Sebastian Catana triumphs as Verdi’s Falstaff for Berkshire Opera Festival

United StatesUnited States Berkshire Opera Festival – Verdi, Falstaff: Soloists, Berkshire Opera Festival Chorus and Orchestra / Brian Garman (conductor). Berkshire Opera Festival, Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington, Massachusetts, 21.8.2021. (RP)

Sebastian Catana (Falstaff, centre front) © Ken Howard

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