Permanence as Pleasure: Rodin at Tate Modern

Permanence as Pleasure: Rodin at Tate Modern

Advanced in his career, Auguste Rodin (1840-1917) went to see the Hellenic (Greek and Roman) sculptures in the British Museum. Those which had been broken spoke most powerfully to him.  So much so that he returned to his workshop and immediately broke some of his own sculptures. Their so-called message increased. Critics and friends agreed.

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The Singapore Symphony Orchestra has much to celebrate

The Singapore Symphony Orchestra is one of ten contenders for the 2021 Gramophone’s Orchestra of the Year Award. This year, as has been the case since the award’s inception in 2018, nominees are chosen by the magazine’s editors and reviewers, and the winner will be decided entirely by international public vote. Previous winners include the … Read more

20th Oxford Lieder Festival – 8 to 23 October 2021

Nature’s Songbook – 20th Oxford Lieder Festival from 8 to 23 October 2021 

  • Oxford Lieder, the UK’s biggest festival of song, marks its 20th year with its most ambitious programme to date, featuring more than 100 events, both in-person and livestreamed
  • 20 new works will be premiered across the 20th-anniversary season, including five major song cycles
  • World-class singers and pianists, alongside emerging stars, take to the stage for song recitals, complemented by piano, chamber and choral works
  • An extensive series of Song Connections events forges links between music, poetry, nature, art, language and science, ensuring multiple access points to the world of song
  • A flexible range of ticket prices starting at just £3 for online streaming access, with a choice of discounts & concessionary rates, makes the Festival accessible to all.

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The San Diego Symphony’s Rady Shell at Jacobs Park is open for music lovers and those who just want a great view

The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park is the first permanent open-air performance venue in the San Diego Symphony’s century-long history. With world-class acoustics, video screens and broadband streaming capabilities, this state-of-the-art facility is designed to host more than a hundred concerts and events annually. It is situated in the 3.7-acre Jacobs Park on the city’s … Read more

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra in 2021/22

CBSO announces September 2021 – January 2022 season

The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO) returns to its full strength and range of activities this autumn, sharing the talents and ambition of the entire CBSO family of ensembles with audiences in its home city and beyond. From large-scale symphonies at Symphony Hall, a B:Music venue, and unplugged gigs in Hockley Social Club to workshops in schools, the orchestra will offer communities throughout Birmingham and the West Midlands the crucial opportunity to re-engage with live music and culture this autumn.

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The BBC Proms update: full capacity in 2021, mystery Proms are announced and attention Prommers

BBC Proms has revealed details of the four mystery Proms taking place this summer

In response to the ever developing pandemic landscape, planning these concerts was held to enable the festival to be flexible and respond to the changing times. For the first time, the Proms Festival Orchestra will come together for a concert on Wednesday 8 September. Made up exclusively of freelance musicians, conductor Mark Wigglesworth will lead the orchestra in Shostakovich’s Festive Overture and Mahler’s Symphony No.5.

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Ex Cathedra’s 2021/22 season


All you need is (Unending) Love  

Ex Cathedra to recreate Beethoven’s Funeral procession, co-create with refugee communities,  explore fusion of Indian Classical and choral music, and more 

Ex Cathedra has announced a bold, innovative 2021-22 season, encompassing rarely-heard music from  Beethoven’s Funeral procession to Unending Love Weekenders – exploring fusions of Indian Classical and  choral music by Alec Roth and Roxanna Panufnik, in collaboration with Milapfest, the Britten Sinfonia,  Mark Padmore, Vayu Naidu, Debipriya Sircar and Ensemble Tempus Fugit. 

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