A thrilling navigation of The Great Journey at the Three Choirs Festival

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Three Choirs Festival [2] – Smyth, Jackson, C. Matthews: Marcus Farnsworth (baritone), The Goldfield Ensemble / Adrian Partington (conductor). Worcester Cathedral, 25.7.2021. (JQ)

Marcus Farnsworth at Three Choirs Festival 2021 (c) Michael Whitefoot

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The Three Choirs Festival 2021 is well and truly launched at Worcester Cathedral

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Copland, Beethoven, Vaughan Williams, Elgar – Three Choirs Festival 2021 [1]: Marta Fontanals-Simmons (mezzo-soprano), Tom Mole (baritone), Three Choirs Festival Chorus, Philharmonia Orchestra / Samuel Hudson (conductor). Worcester Cathedral, 24.7.2021. (JQ)

Elgar’s The Music Makers in Worcester Cathedral (c) Michael Whitefoot

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Marc Neikrug explores love and loss in A Song for Mahler at Chamber Music Northwest’s Summer Festival

United StatesUnited States Neikrug, A Song for Mahler: Jennifer Johnson Cano (mezzo-soprano), Kelly Markgraf (baritone), David Shifrin (clarinet), FLUX Quartet. Chamber Music Northwest, Reed College, Portland, Oregon, 6.7.2021. (Available for streaming through 31.8.2021 on 2021 AT-HOME Festival). (RP)

David Shifrin (clarinet) with the FLUX Quartet © Tom Emerson

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Kirill Petrenko pays tribute to Hermann Levi at the Munich Opera Festival

GermanyGermany Munich Opera Festival – Hermann Levi Memorial Concert: Emanuel Graf (cello), Johanni van Oostrum (soprano), Orchesterakademie des Bayerischen Staatsorchesters (Wagner), Bayerisches Staatsorchester (Brahms, Mozart, Bruch, Mendelssohn) / Kirill Petrenko (conductor). Prinzregententheater, Munich, 23.7.2021. (ALL)

Kirill Petrenko conducts the Hermann Levi Memorial Concert © W. Hösl

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Intriguing arrangements and fine musicianship from Anita Monserrat and the members of Mad Song

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Mahler, Müller-Hermann, and Schoenberg: Anita Monserrat (soprano), Mad Song (Hannah Gillingham [flute], James Gilbert [clarinet], Seleni Stewart [violin], Benedict Swindells [cello], Gus Tredwell [piano]) / Joshua Ballance (conductor). St John the Baptist Church, High Barnet, London, 22.7.2021. (MB)

Mad Song

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The joy of Mozart’s The Magic Flute at the Aspen Music Festival helps heal an untimely death

United StatesUnited States Aspen Music Festival [5]: Benedict Music Tent, Aspen, Colorado, 16-18.7.2021. (HS)

Ricardo José-Rivera (Papageno), Amani Cole-Felder (Pamina) and Patrick Summers (conductor) (c) Elle Logan

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