Leeds Lieder Announces 2019 Art-Song Festival

03/04/2019

Leeds Lieder Festival 2019: Thursday 25th to Sunday 28th April 2019

Leeds Lieder announces their Ninth Festival – ‘Then Shall Song’s Magic Break Free’ – a four-day celebration of art-song (25th to 28th April) under the Artistic Directorship of Joseph Middleton. Read more

When Music is Indistinguishable from Drama by Jack Buckley

25/03/2019

Hugh Grant tells the tale of when he was playing the part of the presumed husband of Florence Foster Jenkins (Meryl Streep) in the hugely entertaining film, he asked director, Stephen Frears, whether the man was an adventurer after Foster Jenkins’s money or genuinely in love with the woman who was living a passionately dedicated life of self-deception. How should I know? replied Frears, You’re the actor.
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Adrian Partington Introduces the 2019 Three Choirs Festival in Conversation with John Quinn

23/03/2019

2019 Three Choirs Festival in Gloucester 

In remarks accompanying the pathfinder prospectus for the 2019 Three Choirs Festival in Gloucester the Artistic Director, Adrian Partington, commented: ‘Themes and anniversaries aren’t necessarily the best influences on successful programmes.’ I wouldn’t disagree, but even so, it’s surely appropriate that the highly attractive 2019 Festival programme, which has now been launched in full, reflects one or two notable anniversaries. This year the Festival will run from 26 July to 3 August. Read more

NEW! The Bath Festival in May 2019

21/03/2019

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THE BATH FESTIVAL 2019 – Friday 17 – Sunday 26 May 2019

The Bath Festival launches its 2019 celebration of music and literature with a diverse programme of more than 120 events over ten days in May (Friday 17 – Sunday 26 May). Among the stellar line-up are Strictly Come Dancing judge Dame Darcey Bussell, Radio2’s drive time presenter Sara Cox, leading film critic Mark Kermode, Last Night at the Proms sensation Jess Gillam and the original people’s poet, Pam Ayres. Headlining the Festival Finale on Bath Recreation Ground over the weekend of 1 – 2 June, will be Grammy award winning British band Clean Bandit (Saturday night) and legendary singer-songwriter Van Morrison (Sunday night).

To see the full programme and obtain tickets click here.  Read more

UPDATED! ENB in 2019-2020 and Opening of their New London City Island Home

21/03/2019

The Mayor of London officially opens

English National Ballet’s new home in East London

  • English National Ballet’s new state of the art home will provide a world-class centre for ballet in East London
  • £1million from the Mayor’s Good Growth Fund towards the new purpose-built home will generate jobs and apprenticeships for people in the local community
  • The 93,000-sq ft. new home houses a production studio with fly tower, seven full-sized studios, state-of-the-art wardrobe and medical facilities and public spaces 

English National Ballet’s purpose-built new home in Canning Town East London, was officially opened last night by the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan and is now open to the public.

The 93,000-sq ft. state-of-the-art building gives English National Ballet the space and facilities needed to continue to develop world-class artists, create new works that push the boundaries of ballet, and offer new jobs, skills and training opportunities for local communities.

Tamara Rojo, Deputy Mayor for Culture Justine Simmons and Mayor of London Sadiq Khan
at the opening of ENB’s new building (c) Laurent Liotardo

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Let’s Dance International Frontiers 29 April – 11 May 2019 in Leicester

17/03/2019

 

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Let’s Dance International Frontiers 2019

Opening with a performance of a brand-new work in Leicester Cathedral on 29 April by the Haitian choreographer Jeanguy Saintus and his company, Ayikodans, Let’s Dance International Frontiers 2019 presents a programme of dance, workshops, masterclasses, networking opportunities and films at different venues across the city until 11 May. Read more

CONDUCTOR MAXIM EMELYANYCHEV IN CONVERSATION WITH GREGOR TASSIE

17/03/2019

Maxim Emelyanychev interviewed by Gregor Tassie

Maxim Emelyanychev (c) SCO

When the 29-year-old Russian musician Maxim Emelyanychev was appointed Scottish Chamber Orchestra’s Principal Conductor designate last spring, many were not so surprized for the young conductor had astounded many concertgoers when he stepped in at the last moment for a SCO concert of Schubert’s ‘Great’ C major symphony. It was his lively and entertaining conducting, in addition to his relationship with his musicians, that ensured his appointment. Read more

Hampstead Garden Opera Perform Partenope in May

12/03/2019

HGO

HGO PRESENTS PARTENOPE

                                 An opera not-so-seria by George Frideric Handel                                     

Libretto after Silvio Stampiglia

May 17th to 26th 2019

At Jacksons Lane Theatre, Highgate London N6 5AA

Stage Director: Ashley Pearson                  Music Director: Bertie Baigent

with the HGO Orchestra

www.hgo.org.uk/partenope

HGO, North London’s leading opera company, will perform Handel’s exuberant opera Partenope from May 17th to 26th at Jacksons Lane Theatre in Highgate. Read more

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