The RSNO announces its first-ever combined Live and Digital Season
The Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) announces its combined Live and Digital Autumn 2021 Season, returning to Scottish concert halls and launching new digital livestreams of performances. (For information click here.)
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
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.
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.
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.
Following the government announcement that social distancing restrictions will be lifted on 19 July, Glyndebourne has confirmed that it will release more tickets to Glyndebourne Festival performances after that date. Audiences were previously capped at 50% of capacity.
All seats in the opera house’s 1,200-capacity auditorium will now be available for performances between 19 July and 29 August, with additional tickets to Mozart’s Così fan tutte, Verdi’s Luisa Miller, Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde and three concerts by the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.
Ensuring the safety of its audiences remains Glyndebourne’s top priority. Glyndebourne is strongly encouraging the continued use of face coverings in the auditorium, in line with the theatre industry’s ‘See it safely’ guidance. A number of other safety measures will remain in place for Festival 2021 performances from 19 July onwards, including temperature testing, enhanced cleaning and contactless ticketing.
Glyndebourne chose to invest in a loss-making Festival this year in order to protect jobs and provide work to freelance artists, technicians and craftspeople. Every additional ticket that is sold this summer will support Glyndebourne’s long-term survival.
Public booking for the additional tickets will open at 10.00am on Sunday 18 July from click here
Glyndebourne has confirmed its plans to proceed with its annual opera festival in 2021, with adaptations to ensure the show can go on, even if social distancing is still in place.
Glyndebourne Festival 2021 will run from 20 May until 29 August with new productions of Janáček’s Kát’a Kabanová, Rossini’s Il turco in Italia and Verdi’s Luisa Miller, alongside a revival of Mozart’s Così fan tutte. In a change to original plans, Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde will be presented as a semi-staged concert with a full orchestra, seated on the stage, to do justice to the opera’s epic score.
New Season’s Preview: Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich 2021/2022
The Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich has just announced its new season’s programme. The orchestra moves back into its splendidly renovated old hall, the Tonhalle, down by the lake. It has taken four years to re-paint, re-gild, put in a new floor, seats, air-cooling and humidity system, create a terrace with a view of the lake and the Alps and modernise backstage. A new organ has been installed, and I can testify it sounds magnificent. Everyone looks forward to the opening of the new season, in the ‘new old hall’. ‘See you am See’ (See you by the lake) is the orchestra’s current slogan – typically, partly in English, partly in German.