A St John Passion Made Special through the Glorious Singing of Thomas Hobbs and Friends

17/08/2017

BachFest

2017 Vancouver Summer Bach Festival [2] – J.S. Bach, St John Passion: Gli Angeli Genève [Jenny Högström, Aleksandra Lewondoska (sopranos), Thomas Hobbs, Robert Getchell (tenors), Stephan MacLeod (bass/director)], Alex Potter (countertenor), Sumner Thompson (baritone), Vancouver Cantata Singers (dir. by Paula Kremer), Pacific Baroque Orchestra/Alexander Weimann (conductor), Chan Centre, Vancouver, 11.8.2017. (GN)

Tenor Thomas Hobbs at the Vancouver Bach Festival © Jan Gates

Thomas Hobbs (tenor) at the Vancouver Bach Festival © Jan Gates

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East Meets West in Stimulating Fusion at the Late Night Prom

17/08/2017

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2017 BBC PROMS 41 – R. Shankar/Glass, Passages: Anoushka Shankar (sitar); Alexa Mason (soprano); Gaurav Mazumdar (sitar); Ameed Ali Khan (sarod); Nick Able (tanpure); Ravichandra Kulur (bansun/vocalist); Pirashanna Thevarajah (ghatam/kanjira/morsing); M. Balachandar (mridangam); Sanju Sahal (tabla); Britten Sinfonia/Karen Kamensek (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, 15.8.2017. (CC) Read more

The Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Robin Ticciati in Fine Form at the Proms

16/08/2017

Proms

2017 BBC PROMS 40 – Brahms, Berg, Larcher, Schumann: Christian Tetzlaff (violin); Scottish Chamber Orchestra / Robin Ticciati (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London, 15.8.2017. (CC)

Christian Tetzlaff performs Berg’s Violin Concerto with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra under conductor Robin Ticciati at the 2017 BBC Proms; photo credit - Chris Christodoulou.

Christian Tetzlaff (violin) with the SCO & Robin Ticciati (conductor) (c) Chris Christodoulou

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Stuart Skelton Is Peter Grimes at the Edinburgh International Festival

16/08/2017

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Edinburgh International Festival 2017 [6] – Britten, Peter Grimes (concert performance): Soloists, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra & Chorus, Edvard Grieg Kor, Collegiûm Mûsicûm, Students from the Royal Northern College of Music/Edward Gardner (conductor), Usher Hall, 13.8.2017. (RP)

Stuart Skelton © Sim Canetty-Clarke

Stuart Skelton © Sim Canetty-Clarke

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A Compelling and Altogether British Prom from Wigglesworth and the BBCNOW

16/08/2017

Proms

2017 BBC Proms 32 – Britten, Elias, Purcell, Elgar: BBC National Orchestra of Wales and BBC National Chorus of Wales/Ryan Wigglesworth, Leonard Elschenbroich (cello), Toby Spence (tenor), Henry Waddington (bass-baritone) Royal Albert Hall, London, 9.8.2017. (CST)

Cellist Leonard Elschenbroich performs the world premiere of Brian Elias’ Cello Concerto; photo credit - Chris Christodoulou.

Leonard Elschenbroich (cello) (c) Chris Christodoulou

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Latvian Radio Choir’s All-Night Vigil Concludes ‘Rachmaninov Day’

16/08/2017

Proms

2017 BBC Proms 38 – Rachmaninov: Latvian Radio Choir, Sigvards Klava (conductor), Royal Albert Hall, London, 13.8.2017. (RBa)

The Latvian Radio Choir directed by Sigvards Kļava; photo credit - Chris Christodoulou.

The Latvian Radio Choir directed by Sigvards Kļava (c) Chris Christodoulou

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Striking Collegiate Approach from Gavrylyuk and Dausgaard in commanding Rachmaninov

16/08/2017

Proms

2017 BBC Proms 37 – Rachmaninov: Alexander Gavrylyuk (piano), BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra / Thomas Dausgaard (conductor), Royal Albert Hall, London, 13.8.2017. (RBa)

Pianist Alexander Gavrylyuk performs Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No.3 in D minor with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra; photo credit - Chris Christodoulou.

Alexander Gavrylyuk (piano) with the BBC SSO Orchestra (c) Chris Christodoulou

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Aida at Salzburg: A Superior Performance of a Flawed Work

15/08/2017

Salz

2017 Salzburg Festival [2] – Verdi, Aida: Soloists, Concert Association of the Vienna State Opera Chorus (chorus master: Ernst Raffelsberger), Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra / Riccardo Muti (conductor). Grosses Festspielhaus, Salzburg, 12.8.2017. (MB)

Photo credit: Salzburger Festspiele/Monika Rittershaus

Verdi’s Aida (c) Salzburger Festspiele/Monika Rittershaus

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