Diana Vishneva’s CONTEXT Festival Comes to London on 12 March

26/02/2019

M.ART PRESENTS THE FESTIVAL’S FIRST UK SHOWCASE OF THE BEST OF CONTEMPORARY RUSSIAN CHOREOGRAPHY

ONE NIGHT ONLY at SADLER’S WELLS THEATRE  on TUESDAY 12TH MARCH 2019

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The Met: Live in HD in 2019-20

23/02/2019

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The Met’s 2019–20 Live in HD season kicks off  on October 12

with Franco Zeffirelli’s celebrated production of Turandot

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CHRISTOPHE ROUSSET IN CONVERSATION WITH COLIN CLARKE

20/02/2019

Christophe Rousset (c) Eric Larrayadieu

Christophe Rousset (c) Eric Larrayadieu

I meet Christophe Rousset in a café that is part of the Strasbourg opera complex; pop music (rap? hip-hop?) issues forth from the speakers; a stark contrast to the subject of our interview, Legrenzi’s opera La Divisione del Mondo. The interview takes place just a couple of hours prior to the last performance at Strasbourg, after which the production moves on to fresh venues. Read more

Matthew Rose and Friends to Perform Two World Premieres at Temple Church

15/02/2019

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Matthew Rose and Friends Perform New Works by David Bruce and Kate Whitley at Temple Church on 30 April 2019.

Leading British bass Matthew Rose will be joined by distinguished friends including Katherine Broderick, Anna Tilbrook and Jan Schmolck for the world premiere performances of David Bruce’s new work for soprano and bass and Kate Whitley’s Full cycle of settings of Charlotte Mew poems for bass and strings, at Temple Church on 30 April 2019.

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Russian Lamentations, Ecstasy and Wine Glasses with the Vasari Singers

14/02/2019

The Path of Purity

Vasari Singers will be taking you on a choral journey from the Lamentations of St Gregory of Narek through images of light and flame, to the stars and heaven.

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VENEZUELAN MUSICIAN GABRIELA MONTERO IN CONVERSATION WITH GREGOR TASSIE

11/02/2019

Pianist and composer Gabriela Montero interviewed by Gregor Tassie

Gabriela Montero

Gabriela Montero’s brilliant music-making and her dazzling freeform arrangements of classical piano works have placed her among the most fascinating musicians in the world today. Her compositions reflect upon the stormy events of recent years in her homeland and her defence of human rights across the globe. Gabriela Montero is the first appointed Amnesty International Honorary Consul for Human Rights. Several of her compositions have won wide-spread praise together with her recordings including her Grammy award for her Ex Patria poem for piano and orchestra. In February 2019 she tours the United Kingdom for a series of concerts from Scotland through to London in which she will play the premiere of her new piece Babel with the award-winning Scottish Ensemble. Read more

Arthur Butterworth and David Jennings Premieres in Lancaster on 1 March

10/02/2019

Lancaster Music Makers Present Arthur Butterworth and David Jennings Premieres 

The programme of music by members of Lakeland Composers, presented by Lancaster Music Makers on 1st March 2019, will include the first performance of the ‘Three Songs’, Op.144 which were the last compositions by Arthur Butterworth.

Arthur Butterworth

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Ivan Putrov’s Against the Stream Ballet Gala Night on 7 April

08/02/2019

AGAINST THE STREAM

A Gala Night Celebrating Ballets Greatest Pioneers at The London Coliseum on 7 APRIL 2019

Against the Stream (c) James Bort & Christine Kreiselmaier

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