London To Hear Long-Overdue Revival of Parry’s Oratorio Judith in April

30/01/2019

An Introduction to Sir Hubert Parry’s Oratorio Judith

William Vann (c) Tom Medwell

Countless people will have sung the hymn ‘Dear Lord and father of mankind’ without knowing the origin of its fine tune, known as ‘Repton’. And why should they? The tune is taken from Sir Hubert Parry’s oratorio, Judith, a work that has lain in almost total obscurity for decades. Now, however, the complete work is shortly to be heard in the UK for the first time in over 65 years. William Vann is to conduct a performance in London’s Royal Festival Hall on 3 April. Read more

Russian Ballet Icons Gala 31 March 2019 at the London Coliseum

24/01/2019

Russian Ballet Icons Gala celebrates the legacy of the famed Russian ballet school

at the London Coliseum on Sunday 31 March 2019 at 7pm

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2019 Aldeburgh Festival and Snape Proms in June and August

21/01/2019

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Snape Proms 2019: 1 – 31 August Read more

Garsington Opera’s 2019 30th Anniversary Season

21/01/2019

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30th ANNIVERSARY SEASON: FOUR NEW PRODUCTIONS INCLUDING AN OFFENBACH PREMIERE

Garsington Opera’s 30th anniversary season will feature four new productions – the UK stage premiere of Offenbach’s Fantasio, Smetana’s The Bartered Bride, Mozart’s Don Giovanni and finally Britten’s The Turn of the ScrewThe season culminates with concert performances of Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610, celebrating the start of a partnership with The English Concert.  The season runs from 29 May to 26 JulyRead more

Everybody Can! Opera’s Tosca with Nadine Benjamin this Friday

16/01/2019

Everybody Can! Opera’s Tosca 

St James’s Church, Piccadilly Friday 18 January at 7pm

Following its successful semi-staging of Verdi’s Otello in 2015, Everybody Can! Opera is now thrilled to present Tosca – Puccini’s ‘shabby little shocker’ – at St James’s Church, Piccadilly on Friday 18 January 2019 at 7pm.

For tickets click here

Nadine Benjamin (c) Devon Cass

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PIANIST MARC-ANDRÉ HAMELIN IN CONVERSATION WITH GEOFFREY NEWMAN

14/01/2019

THE GREAT CANADIAN ARTISTS: AN INTERVIEW WITH MARC-ANDRÉ HAMELIN

Marc-André Hamelin © Sim Cannety-Clarke

Pianist Marc-André Hamelin has emerged as one of the marvels of the twenty-first century. Few living pianists can match his transparency of articulation, rhythmic and tonal control and cunning virtuoso strength, and these characteristics are resoundingly illustrated in his recordings and concert performances of a vast range of nineteenth- and twentieth-century repertoire. His early – and indeed enduring – contribution lay in bringing technically-challenging works of lesser known and often forgotten composers to public attention, placing them on the world stage in the best light for others to absorb and study. In recent years, he has applied his interpretative and technical acumen to more mainstream literature with great success. Read more

Ik zeg: NU: I say now, now … an interview with Richard Causton

11/01/2019

Richard Causton

Richard Causton

What do you understand by the word ‘history’? This simple question, but one which will inevitably prompt multifarious and complex responses, was the origin of the title of Richard Causton’s new orchestral work, Ik zeg: NU (which translates from Dutch as ‘I say: NOW’), which was commissioned by the BBC Symphony Orchestra and will be premiered by the orchestra and their chief conductor Sakari Oramo at the Barbican Hall later this month. Read more

Clara Schumann Festival at St John’s Smith Square – 22 to 24 February 2019

07/01/2019

Celebrating the 200th Anniversary of Clara Schumann’s birth

Clara Schumann (c) Andreas Staub

For concert information and how to book click here. Read more

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