Young Tenor Saves the Day at the Three Choirs Festival

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United KingdomUnited Kingdom Three Choirs Festival (2) Parry, Elgar: Clare Rutter (soprano); Sarah Connolly (mezzo-soprano); Magnus Walker (tenor); Ashley Riches (bass); Jonathan Hope (organ);Three Choirs Festival Chorus; Philharmonia Orchestra/Adrian Partington (conductor), Gloucester Cathedral, 23.7. 2016. (JQ)

18-year-old tenor Magnus Walker (c) Ash Mills
18-year-old tenor Magnus Walker (c) Ash Mills

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Murder, Mystery and the Music Rules at Cambridge

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United KingdomUnited Kingdom Carlo Gesualdo, Breaking the Rules: The Marian Consort [Rory McCleery (director, countertenor), Katie Trethewey, Gwendolin Martin (soprano), Guy Cutting, Ashley Turnell (tenor), Nick Ashby (bass)], Wezi Elliot (lute), Cambridge Summer Music Festival 2016,  Jesus College Chapel, Cambridge. 18.7.16. (MH)

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Aspen (5): A Tale of Contrasting Violins: Joshua Bell and Midori

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United StatesUnited States Saint-Saëns, Mahler, Crockett, Mozart, Fletcher, Brahms, J.S. Bach, Beethoven, Schubert, Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich: Soloists; Aspen Chamber Orchestra, Aspen Contemporary Music Ensemble, Aspen Festival Orchestra Robert Spano, Donald Crocker, Arie Vardi, and Vasily Petrenko (conductors); Benedict Music Tent and Harris Hall, Aspen, Colorado. 15-17.7.2016. (HS)

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Aspen (4): Emotional All-Student La bohème, Joyce Yang, Midori, and Sterling Chamber Music

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United StatesUnited States Schnittke, Milhaud, Beethoven, Scarlatti, Debussy, Granados, Rachmaninoff, J.S. Bach, Puccini: Soloists, Joyce Yang (piano), Midori (violin), Orchestra and Chorus of Aspen Opera Theater Center, Garrett Keast (conductor), Harris Hall and Wheeler Opera House, Aspen, Colorado. 11-14.7.2016. (HS)

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Rare Performance of Berkeley’s Stabat Mater Combines Austerity with Profundity

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Ravel, Michael Berkeley, Colin Matthews, Poulenc,Lennox Berkeley: The Berkeley Ensemble, The Marian Consort / David Wordsworth (conductor), Cheltenham Music Festival, Pittville Pump Room, Cheltenham, 17.7.2016. (RJ)

The Berkeley Ensemble [Luke Russell (flute), Emily Cockbill (oboe), John Slack (clarinet, bass clarinet), Andrew Watson (bassoon), Paul Cott (horn), Fontane Liang (harp), Jolwey Cragg (percussion), Sophie Mather (violin), Francesca Barritt (violin), Matthew Kettle (viola), Gemma Wareham (cello), Lachland Radford (double bass)]

The Marian Consort [Emma Walshe (soprano), Gwendolen Martin (soprano), Rory McCleery (countertenor and director), Benedict Hymas (tenor), Joh Stainsby (baritone), Nick Ashby (bass)]

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