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

COG
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

Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich in 2019-20

14/04/2019

Season Preview: 2019-20 Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich

Paavo Järvi (c) Gaëtan Bally

This is the first season with Paavo Järvi as Chief Conductor and will clearly have a strong Nordic flavour, just as one would expect: Järvi will conduct (and record) all Tchaikovsky’s symphonies. To open the season (2,3 and 4 October), Sibelius’s epic Kullervo. And, as part of the Zurich Festival, a Shostakovich First Symphony, with the Elgar Cello Concerto in the first half (soloist Steven Isserlis). Järvi will also conduct Nielsen’s Second Symphony as part of his newly formed Conductors’ Academy (which he has started in his home town of Pärnu, Estonia). The season ends (19 and 21 June 2020) with a semi-staged performance of Fidelio. Read more

CONDUCTOR PIETARI INKINEN IN CONVERSATION WITH GREGOR TASSIE

13/04/2019

Pietari Inkinen talks to Gregor Tassie

Pietari Inkinen (c) Nguyen Phuong Thao

The Finnish conductor Pietari Inkinen started playing the violin and piano at four years and entered the Sibelius Music Academy graduating in violin studies (2003) and in conducting (2005) after which he studied with Zakhar Bron in Germany. He formed his own Piano Trio – the Inkinen Trio, and also performed in a rock band in Helsinki. He decided to devote his career to conducting and his first position was as chief conductor of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra (2008-2015). Inkinen recorded all the Sibelius symphonies for Naxos with the NZSO. In April 2019 the Japan Philharmonic Orchestra under Pietari Inkinen are touring Europe in programmes reflecting both the central repertoire and music from the Far East and from Inkinen’s homeland. Read more

Talents Spark at the 2019 Whitgift International Music Competition

13/04/2019

WIMC

Every young, aspiring, instrumental soloist knows that she is up against the stiffest competition. Competitions have been known to launch these rare talents. Competitions also invariably leave exceptional talent behind. I have noticed repeatedly that my own preferences would sometimes go to a second or third place. If the Competition is important (ugly word there) enough, the second and third winners will get a fairly thorough launching too.  Read more

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