Ballet Icons Gala 2021 is back on stage at the London Coliseum on 26 November

ENSEMBLE PRODUCTIONS present BALLET ICONS GALA 2021
A superb evening of world class ballet – BACK ON STAGE – CELEBRATION OF DANCE
Friday November 26th 2021 at the LONDON COLISEUM at 7pm
Tickets: £30-£175
Box office: 020 7845 9300 (London Coliseum ticket link here)

Maria Kochetkova and Daniil Simkin in La Sylphide (c) Jack Devant

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Lucerne Summer Festival 2022 – 9 August to 11 September 

‘Diversity’ is the theme of the Lucerne Summer Festival 2022

Lucerne Festival Orchestra to perform with Music Director Riccardo Chailly as well as Jakub Hrůša
The Chineke! Youth Orchestra and the Chineke! Orchestra, respectively, will appear at the beginning and end of the Festival
The Lucerne Festival Academy and the LFCO will focus on the work of composer-in-residence Thomas Adès and collaborate with ‘artiste étoile’ Tyshawn Sorey.
Both the composer and multifaceted instrumentalist Tyshawn Sorey and the soprano Angel Blue will be ‘artistes étoiles.’
22 orchestras will make guest appearances in Lucerne over a single month; in addition to the Berlin and Vienna Philharmonic Orchestras and the Royal Concertgebouworkest, the Cleveland Orchestra and the Philadelphia Orchestra are scheduled to appear.

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Opera Holland Park’s ‘Pay What you Feel’ screenings of William Walton’s The Bear

Opera Holland Park releases a new online production of William Walton’s The Bear

‘If there’s going to be equality between the sexes, then let us have it!’

Richard Burkhard (Smirnov), Clare Presland (Popova), John Savournin (Luka) and John Andrews (conductor) in The Bear © Laima Arlauskaite

For our review CLICK HERE

An angry creditor, a reclusive widow, a loyal servant and a pair of pistols are the ingredients for an unlikely romance in William Walton’s adaptation of Chekhov’s comedy.

Filmed and recorded live on location in Stone House over two days in April 2021, Walton’s witty one-act opera reunites the cast and creative team of Opera Holland Park’s acclaimed 2019 production of Il segreto di Susanna.

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R.I.P. IN MEMORIAM BERNARD HAITINK (1929–2021)

Seen and Heard International is deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Bernard Haitink and reproduces the statements from the London Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Opera House

Bernard Haitink © Clive Barda

The London Symphony Orchestra was deeply saddened to learn of the death of Bernard Haitink, who passed away at the age of 92 on 21 October.

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The Elgar Festival: live music returns in Worcester and Malvern, 29–31 October 2021

The annual Elgar Festival is a live celebration of the life and music of Sir Edward Elgar (1857–1934). The programme features Elgar and other composers: Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Ethel Smyth, Ruth Gipps, Rebecca Clarke, Ian Venables, Vaughan Williams, Tippett and Holst. There are others. Venues for orchestral and other concerts are held in venues rich in … Read more

International Malcolm Arnold Festival – Centenary Celebration online

The 16th International Malcolm Arnold Festival – Online – 16-17 October 2021

One hundred years ago Sir Malcolm Arnold (1921-2006) was born in Northampton. For the 16th year Director Paul Harris presides over this landmark Festival which celebrates his music. As was the case with last year, the 16th Festival is a livestreamed and free-to-view event and can be found by clicking here.

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