Dvořák’s Requiem launches the Three Choirs Festival 2022

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Three Choirs Festival 2022 [1] – Dvořák: Anita Watson (soprano), Catherine Carby (mezzo-soprano), Ruairi Bowen (tenor), Stephan Loges (bass-baritone), Three Choirs Festival Chorus, Philharmonia Orchestra / Geraint Bowen (conductor). Hereford Cathedral, 23.7.2022. (JQ)

Geraint Bowen conducts Dvořák’s Requiem in Hereford Cathedral  © Dale Hodgetts & James O’Driscoll

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Eccentric programming and music of little interest brought no sense of occasion to a ‘Royal’ Prom

United KingdomUnited Kingdom BBC Proms 2022 [5], Prom 10 – ‘Music for Royal Occasions’: BBC Singers (chorus master: Martin Fitzpatrick), BBC Concert Orchestra / Barry Wordsworth (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London, 22.7.2022. (MB)

Barry Wordsworth conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra © BBC/Chris Christodoulou

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Inspired BBC Proms programming from Dalia Stasevska and the BBC SO as Iceland meets Russia

United KingdomUnited Kingdom BBC Proms 2022 [3], Prom 8 – Jóhansson, Rachmaninov, Guðnadóttir, Tchaikovsky: Denis Kozhukhin (piano), BBC Singers, BBC Symphony Orchestra / Dalia Stasevska (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London, 20.7.2022 (CC)

Denis Kozhukhin (piano) and the BBC SO © BBC/Chris Christodoulou

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Tanglewood’s Don Giovanni: a concert performance of fine music-making with drama left to the imagination

United StatesUnited States Tanglewood 2022 [3] – Mozart, Don Giovanni (concert performance): Soloists, Tanglewood Festival Chorus (conductor: James Burton), Boston Symphony Orchestra / Andris Nelsons (conductor). Tanglewood, Lenox, 16.7.2022. (CSa)

Janai Brugger (Zerlina), Nicole Cabell (Donna Elvira), Ryan McKinny (Don Giovanni) and Andris Nelsons conducting the BSO (c) Hilary Scott

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John Wilson and the Sinfonia of London set the Proms bar high

United KingdomUnited Kingdom BBC Proms 2022 [2], Prom 2 – Vaughan Williams, Watkins, Bax, Walton, Elgar: Adam Walker (flute), Sinfonia of London / John Wilson (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London, 16.7.2022. (CS)

John Wilson conducts the Sinfonia of London (c) Chris Christodoulou

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