NEW! 2020 Lucerne Summer Festival – 14 August to 13 September

08/03/2020

2020 Lucerne Summer Festival – a preview

The Festival kicks off on August 14th with performances by the Lucerne Festival Orchestra under Riccardo Chailly; Beethoven’s First Symphony and Mahler’s First Symphony. Concert repeated next day with Beethoven’s First Piano Concerto replacing the Beethoven symphony, Martha Argerich at the keyboard. Read more

NEW! APOLLO FIRE’S JEANNETTE SORRELL DISCUSSES O JERUSALEM!

05/03/2020

Jeannette Sorrell of Apollo’s Fire talks with Mark Sebastian Jordan about ‘O Jerusalem!’

Jeannette Sorrell addresses an audience

In its first quarter century, Apollo’s Fire, the Cleveland baroque orchestra, has made creative programming a cornerstone — a key part of engaging and building a dedicated public throughout northeast Ohio and beyond. In 2018, the ensemble unveiled a program entitled O Jerusalem! Crossroads of Three Faiths, which I reviewed in concert at that time. Now the group is bringing the program back for a second look and taking it on tour to New York City and Chicago. I spoke with harpsichordist and conductor Jeannette Sorrell as she was returning to her hotel from a rehearsal for the group’s current tour. Read more

NEW! London’s Southbank Centre in 2020-2021

04/03/2020

SOUTHBANK CENTRE ANNOUNCES 2020/21 CLASSICAL MUSIC SEASON

Southbank Centre’s 2020/21 classical music season goes on sale to Southbank Centre Members at 10am on Thursday 27 February and then on sale to the general public at 10am on Tuesday 3 March.

For more information or to buy tickets please visit the Southbank Centre website HERE. Read more

NEW! The Met: Live in HD in 2020-2021

02/03/2020

The Met’s 2020–21 Live in HD season will feature 

ten live transmissions and two special encore presentations.

For more about The Met in cinemas CLICK HERE

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NEW! 2020-2021 at London’s Barbican

02/03/2020

Barbican announces its 2020-21 classical music season

The season runs from September 2020 – July 2021. Tickets go on sale online to Barbican Members Plus from 9 March, Barbican Members on 11 March and to the general public on 16 March.

For detailed listings CLICK HERE
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NEW! PIANIST LOUIS LORTIE IN CONVERSATION WITH GEOFFREY NEWMAN

25/02/2020

Louis Lortie talks to Geoffrey Newman

Louis Lortie © Elias Photography

There are few Canadian musicians who have exhibited such consistency, versatility and high standards in performance as Montreal-born pianist Louis Lortie. Read more

NEW! PIANIST JONATHAN BISS IN CONVERSATION WITH CHRISTOPHER SALLON

16/02/2020

Jonathan Biss and His Promethean struggle with Beethoven

Jonathan Biss (c) Benjamin Ealovega

 

The 250th anniversary of the birth of the irrepressible Ludwig van Beethoven late last year has unleashed ceaseless commemorative celebrations across the world’s concert halls and classical radio stations. It has also triggered a plethora of new recordings by some of the world’s greatest artists, not least the last of a nine-volume set of Beethoven’s 32 piano sonatas by the renowned Philadelphia-based pianist, teacher, musical thinker and writer, Jonathan Biss. He has dedicated many of his 39 years to interrogating the sonatas and has embarked on a punishing worldwide programme of Beethoven concerts and talks, including a series of seven recitals at London’s Wigmore Hall. Read more

NEW! Birmingham Royal Ballet in 2020-2021

10/02/2020

Birmingham Royal Ballet Announces 2020-2021 Season

For more about Birmingham Royal Ballet CLICK HERE

LESS THAN ONE MONTH INTO HIS NEW ROLE AS DIRECTOR OF BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET, CARLOS ACOSTA HAS ANNOUNCED PLANS FOR WORLD PREMIERES, CLASSIC REVIVALS AND BRAND-NEW PARTNERSHIPS IN HIS FIRST YEAR AS DIRECTOR OF BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET. OPPORTUNITY, TALENT AND INSPIRATION ARE THE KEY INGREDIENTS THAT UNDERPIN HIS VISION AND AMBITION FOR THE COMPANY. Read more

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