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


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



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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English Symphony Orchestra Bring Music from Wagner’s Epic Ring Cycle to the Swan Theatre


Wagner at Worcester’s Swan Theatre

Stacey Rishoi

Worcestershire audiences will have a rare chance to hear some of the grandest music ever written, sung by some of the most powerful singers in the world, on the 16th of February, when the English Symphony Orchestra, hailed as the International Orchestra of Elgar Country, perform Act I of Richard Wagner’s opera The Valkyrie (Die Walküre) in Worcester’s Swan Theatre under the baton of Kenneth Woods. Read more

Carnegie Hall 2019-2020 Season Highlights


Carnegie Hall in 2019-20

Carnegie Hall

Clive Gillinson, Executive and Artistic Director of Carnegie Hall,
announcing the 2019-2020 season (c) Bruce Hodges

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Bampton Classical Opera’s 2019 Performances of Stephen Storace’s Gli sposi malcontenti



Stephen Storace’s Bride and Gloom (Gli sposi malcontenti)


The Deanery Garden, Bampton, Oxfordshire: Friday 19, Saturday 20 July

The Orangery Theatre, Westonbirt School, Glos: Monday 26 August

St John’s Smith Square, London: Tuesday 17 September Read more

Nevill Holt Opera’s 2019 Season



Nevill Holt Opera, Market Harborough, Leicestershire, LE16 8EG

Wednesday 12th – Tuesday 2nd July 2019  Read more

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


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

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