NEW! English National Ballet at the London Coliseum 13 December 2018 – 20 January 2019

14/11/2018

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English National Ballet
Nutcracker … Swan Lake … Manon

London Coliseum
13 December 2018 – 20 January 2019
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This Winter, English National Ballet presents three critically acclaimed productions, NutcrackerSwan Lake and Manon, at the London Coliseum. The company today announces Principal Casting for performances of Nutcracker and Manon, and, an additional performance of Manon. Read more

NEW! Vancouver New Music’s Quartetti Festival: Recharging the Contemporary String Quartet

11/11/2018

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Vancouver New Music’s Quartetti Festival: Black Dog String Quartet (Canada), Quatuor Bozzini (Canada), JACK Quartet (USA), Quartetto Maurice (Italy), Penderecki String Quartet (Canada), Quartetto Noûs (Italy), Mivos Quartet (USA), The Annex, Vancouver, 18-20.10.2018. (RK) Read more

NEW! The OAE Shakes Up Concert Hall Conventions as Players and Conductors Talk from Stage

10/11/2018

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Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (OAE) will introduce its concerts from the stage in a radical move towards a new, less formal concert hall culture.  Read more

NEW! SOPRANO ELENA MOȘUC IN CONVERSATION WITH CASEY CREEL

30/10/2018

‘Verdi wants more blood in the singing’: Elena Moșuc on embracing new drama in her repertoire​​

Elena Moșuc

The lyric coloratura soprano Elena Moșuc has a decent claim to being one of the hardest working people in show business, ever sizing up new repertoire and planning new recordings at this advanced stage of her career. After a highly successful recital in this spring in Zurich (reviewed here), I submitted Ms Moșuc  to an extensive list of questions about a wide range of topics: her early days, her future plans, the current state of her voice, and all sorts of hypothetical questions. Her answers do not disappoint; she used them as an opportunity to reflect at length on questions of artistry and career. I found Moșuc to be sincere and introspective, with less than the normal dosage of boilerplate self-promotion inherent to these sorts of press events. The interview has been edited for clarity. Read more

NEW! Looking Ahead to the 2019 Lucerne Festivals

29/10/2018

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Lucerne Festival: Advance concert details for the Spring and Summer Festivals 2019 Read more

NEW! Sándor Végh Memorial Concerts 2019

26/10/2018

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Sándor Végh Memorial Concerts 11-14 January 2019

MOZART – Adagio and Fugue K546
BEETHOVEN – Grosse Fuge Op.133
BEETHOVEN – String Quartet in C sharp minor Op.131 Read more

NEW! THE PIANIST ANGELA HEWITT IN CONVERSATION WITH GREGOR TASSIE

25/10/2018

Angela Hewitt talks with Gregor Tassie

Angela Hewitt © Keith Saunders

The Canadian/British pianist has been a major figure on the international concert circuit since her victory in 1985 at the International Bach Piano Competition in Toronto, one of the awards of which was a debut recording with Deutsche Grammophon of Bach. Her recording in many ways opened up her career to new audiences and she has since established herself as a formidable interpreter of Baroque music along with the Impressionist French school of Fauré, Debussy and Ravel. Read more

NEW! Bampton Classical Opera Perform Amahl and the Night Visitors in December

20/10/2018

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Gian-Carlo Menotti’s AMAHL AND THE NIGHT VISITORS

St John’s Smith Square, London:  16 December 3pm

St Mary’s Church, Bampton, Oxfordshire:  21 December 7.30pm

Semi-staged production, performed in Menotti’s 2-piano version
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