NEW! City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra in 2019-20

03/05/2019

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City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra launches centenary celebrations with ambitious 2019-2020 season

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2019 Elgar Festival in Worcester from 30 May to 2 June

25/04/2019

2019 Elgar Festival: 30 May – 2 June 2019

Festivals abound in the UK and here’s another one and one specific to a composer with an international reputation yet inextricably associated with England and Wales and with the city of his birth. Straddling the end of May and the start of June this year the City of Worcester and the English Symphony Orchestra hold the 2019 Elgar Festival. Read more

YOUNG RUSSIAN PIANIST ALEXANDRA DOVGAN TALKS TO GREGOR TASSIE

25/04/2019

Alexandra Dovgan in conversation with Gregor Tassie

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The eleven-year-old Alexandra Dovgan was honoured by opening the Ninth Rakhlin International Music Festival in Kazan playing Mendelssohn’s First Piano Concerto together with Alexander Sladkovsky’s outstanding Tatarstan National Symphony Orchestra, an event (review click here) which I attended together with journalists from Israel, St Petersburg, and Moscow. Read more

2019 English Music Festival from 24 to 27 May

23/04/2019

 

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English Music Festival – Friday 24 May to Monday 27 May 2019

  • World premiere performances of tonal works from the heartland years of the English musical renaissance
  • A survey of the brightest and best from songs to works for smaller orchestras, choirs and two pianos
  • A practical vote of confidence in securing a hearing for British music of the twentieth century

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Yuli – The Carlos Acosta Story (followed by a live Q&A) on 6 May at Sadler’s Wells

18/04/2019

Yuli – The Carlos Acosta Story

Sadler’s Wells, EC1R 4TN

Monday 6 May 2019 at 6pm

Tickets: £25

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Musikfest Berlin 2019 from 30 August to 19 September

18/04/2019

15th Musikfest Berlin from 30 August to 19 September 2019

Musikfest Berlin 2019: Hector Berlioz and European Modernism

Musikfest Berlin, hosted by Berliner Festspiele in cooperation with the Foundation Berliner Philharmoniker, has published its programme. Book your tickets now click here. Read more

Chelsea Opera Group Perform Anton Rubinstein’s The Demon on 30 June

18/04/2019

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Enjoy a rare chance to hear Anton Rubinstein‘s opera The Demon in a concert performance by the chorus and orchestra of Chelsea Opera Group under the baton of Oliver Zeffman. A cast of international soloists join conductor, orchestra and chorus for the performance. Read more

2019 BBC Proms 19 July – 14 September

17/04/2019

Proms

FROM HILDEGARD OF BINGEN TO HIP-HOP – SIR HENRY WOULD BE PROUD!

Unveiling the 2019 BBC Proms

Friday 19 July – Saturday 14 September 2019 Read more

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