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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Siobhan Stagg’s stunning renditions of Mozart’s rare concert arias with the OAE at Glyndebourne

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Mozart, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment’s Ceremonies and the Quest for Light: Siobhan Stagg (soprano), Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment / Bernard Labadie (conductor). Filmed 5.8.2021 in the Glyndebourne Opera House (by Maestro Broadcasting and directed by Dominic Best) and available on Marquee TV from 20.8.2021. (JPr)

Bernard Labadie conducts the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

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Rewarding Lieder recital in Edinburgh from Gerald Finley and Julius Drake

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Edinburgh International Festival 2021 [12] – Schumann & Schubert: Gerald Finley (bass-baritone), Julius Drake (piano). Old College Quad, 23.8.2021. (SRT)

Gerald Finley (bass-baritone) and Julius Drake (piano) © Matt Beech

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