Handel’s Susanna returns to Covent Garden after 271 years in an enjoyable staging

07/03/2020

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Handel, Susanna, HWV 66: Soloists, members of the Royal Opera Chorus, London Handel Orchestra / Patrick Milne (conductor). Linbury Theatre, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, 5.3.2020. (CC)

Handel’s Susanna © Stephen Cummiskey

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Vocal perfection from The King’s Singers at Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue

06/03/2020

United StatesUnited States An Audience with The King’s Singers – Various: The King’s Singers. Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue, New York, 3.3.2020. (RP)

The King’s Singers © Rebecca Reid

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Good, fresh CBSO performance of Ein Deutsches Requiem in Birmingham

05/03/2020

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Mozart, Brahms: Camilla Tilling (soprano), Florian Boesch (baritone); CBSO Chorus; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra / Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla (conductor). Symphony Hall, Birmingham, 4.3.2020. (JQ)

Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla conducts the CBSO (c) Chris Christodoulou

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World premieres from the BBC NOW in Cardiff

05/03/2020

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Composition: Wales: BBC National Orchestra of Wales / B Tommy Anderson (conductor). Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff, 4.3.2020. (PCG) 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

Edward Gardner’s Philadelphia debut demonstrates a fine sense of musical proportion

04/03/2020

United StatesUnited States Britten, Daugherty, Elgar: Paul Jacobs (organ), Philadelphia Orchestra / Edward Gardner (conductor). Verizon Hall, Kimmel Center, Philadelphia, 28.2.2020. (BJ)

Edward Gardner (c) Benjamin Ealovega

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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

Handel meets House of Cards? A compelling Agrippina from the Met

04/03/2020

United StatesUnited States Handel, Agrippina: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, New York / Harry Bicket (conductor).  Broadcast live from the Metropolitan Opera, New York to Dundonald Omniplex Cinema, Belfast,  29.2.2020. (RB)

Handel’s Agrippina (c) Marty Sohl/Met Opera

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