The King’s Singers partner with IDAGIO for a digital concert series and launch The King’s Singers New Music Prize
The King’s Singers Digital Tour
Following the success of ‘Back in Harmony in July 2020’, second only in popularity to Yo-Yo Ma’s summer concert, The King’s Singers will again partner with the streaming site IDAGIO in four 60-minute concerts entitled ‘The King’s Singers Digital Tour’. The series runs from October to December via IDAGIO’S Global Concert Hall. Tickets are Euro 9.90 and each concert will be available to view for 24 hours.
The Metropolitan Opera Cancels Its 2020–21 Season Due to the Ongoing Pandemic while also Announcing Its Lineup for 2021–22 (for more information click here)
A full slate of performances is announced for 2021–22, including three contemporary Met premieres—the most since 1928—starting with the Opening Night presentation of Terence Blanchard’s Fire Shut Up in My Bones, conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin, on September 27, 2021.
In addition to Fire Shut Up in My Bones, the 2021–22 season will feature five more new productions: the Met premieres of Matthew Aucoin’s Eurydice, Brett Dean’s Hamlet, and the original five-act French version of Verdi’s Don Carlos, and new stagings of Verdi’s Rigoletto and Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor.
Maestro Nézet-Séguin will conduct Fire Shut Up in MyBones, Eurydice, Don Carlos, and revivals of Le Nozze di Figaro and Tosca.
The Met’s Live in HD series of cinema transmissions will return with ten presentations, including all six new productions.
The Barbican today announced the line-up for its new autumn concert series Live from the Barbican. For the first time, a series of Barbican concerts will be accessible online for a global digital audience through a livestream and, also, for a reduced, socially distanced live audience in the Barbican Hall.
The newly programmed series runs from 4 October – 13 December 2020 and features an eclectic mix of artists across different genres, all reflecting the wide spectrum of the Barbican’s distinct music offer:
Celebrated bass-baritone Sir Bryn Terfel in Concert with Barbican Associate Ensemble Britten Sinfonia (Sun 4 Oct 2020)
Multi-instrumentalist Erland Cooper and his ensemble (Sat 10 Oct 2020)
Revered chamber pop group The Divine Comedy (Wed 14 Oct 2020)
Singer-songwriter Emmy the Great performingmaterial from her upcoming album April / 月音(Sat 17 Oct 2020)
The seven brothers and sisters of the The Kanneh-Mason Family in concert(Thu 22 Oct 2020)
Northumbrian songsmith Richard Dawson with a special solo set (Sun 25 Oct 2020)
Award-winning tenor saxophonist and composer Nubya Garcia performing material from her new album SOURCE(Thu 29 Oct 2020)
Sir Antonio Pappano at the piano in concert with friends and collaborators tenor Ian Bostridge, mezzo-soprano DameSarah Connolly and the Carducci Quartet (Sun 1 Nov 2020)
Barbican Associate Orchestra BBC Symphony Orchestra,Chief Conductor Sakari Oramo and soprano Anu Komsi give the world premiere of the chamber orchestra version of Magnus Lindberg’s Accused (Fri 6 Nov 2020)
Cassie Kinoshi/SEED Ensemble mark the 80th birthday of spiritual jazz icon Pharoah Sanders (Sat 14 Nov 2020)
Saxophonist, clarinettist, composer and band leader Shabaka Hutchings performs Copland’s Clarinet Concerto with Britten Sinfonia (Wed 18 Nov 2020)
Physicist Professor Brian Cox joins the BBC SO and Principal Guest Conductor Dalia Stasevska to explore the questions raised by music and the Cosmos(Sun 13 Dec 2020)
CZECH PHILHARMONIC – 125th SEASON LAUNCH – 23 & 24 SEPTEMBER 2020
The Czech Philharmonic’s 125th season launches to capacity audiences on 23 September 2020. Conducted by Semyon Bychkov at the start of his third year as the Orchestra’s Chief Conductor and Music Director, the concert will open with Shostakovich’s First Piano Concerto with pianist Daniil Trifonov and trumpeter Selina Ott, and close with Mahler’s Symphony No.5. Earlier in the month on 4 and 5 September, Bychkov and the Czech Philharmonic will open the 2020 Dvořák Prague International Music Festival with an all Dvořák programme featuring the Cello Concerto performed by the Czech Philharmonic’s Cello Principal Václav Petr and the New World Symphony.