Dartington International Summer School & Festival’s 70th

Dartington International Summer School & Festival Announces its 70th Anniversary Programme

Playing in the courtyard (c) Terry Jeavons

Internationally-renowned Dartington Summer School & Festival has released the course programme for its 70th Anniversary Summer School and Festival, curated by the pianist Joanna MacGregor, that will run from 28 July to 25 August, 2018. As usual, the Festival will be centered around Dartington Hall, the 14th century Grade1listed country estate located in Totnes, Devon.

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The Winner of the Glyndebourne Opera Cup and Glyndebourne in 2018

Major new international singing competition launched by Glyndebourne


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Samantha Hankey and Dame Janet Baker at Glyndebourne Opera Cup final (c) Richard Hubert Smith

The first winner of the Glyndebourne Opera Cup was decided tonight (24 March) as the new international singing competition reached its closing stage at Glyndebourne.

Mezzo-soprano Samantha Hankey, 25, from the USA, was crowned the overall winner, receiving £15,000 and the guarantee of a role within five years at one of the top opera houses represented on the competition jury.

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Classical Music at the Barbican in 2018/19


The Barbican announces its 2018/19 classical music season

At the core of the Barbican’s 2018/19 classical music season ambitious programme are the Centre’s Resident Orchestra: the London Symphony Orchestra; Associate Orchestra: the BBC Symphony Orchestra; and the Barbican Associate Ensembles the Academy of Ancient Music and Britten Sinfonia, alongside the Barbican’s own-curated concert series, Barbican Presents.  The Australian Chamber Orchestra returns as the Barbican’s newly appointed International Associate Ensemble at Milton Court. Throughout the season, Barbican programmes will be supported by creative learning work and through close collaborations with the Guildhall School of Music & Drama.

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