Bard Summerscape presents Chausson’s Le roi Arthus in a thrilling, picture-perfect production

United StatesUnited States Chausson, Le roi Arthus: Soloists, Bard Festival Chorale, American Symphony Orchestra / Leon Botstein (conductor), Bard Summerscape 2021, Fisher Center, Sosnoff Theater, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, 25.7.2021. (RP)

Norman Garrett (King Arthus) © Maria Baranova

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Back in the concert hall: Bournemouth soloists’ superb chamber music programme

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Dvořák, Beethoven: Edward Kay and Holly Randall (oboes), Barry Deacon and Douglas Mitchell (clarinets), Tammy Thorn and Emma Selby (bassoons), Alexander Wide, Ruth Spicer and Robert Harris (horns), Mark Derudder (violin), Miguel Rodriguez (viola), Thomas Isaac (cello), David Daly (double bass). Plymouth Guildhall, 27.7.2021. (PRB)

Tammy Thorn (Principal Bassoon, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra) (c) BSO

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The thrilling premiere of The World Imagined at the Three Choirs Festival

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Three Choirs Festival [4] – Coleridge Taylor, Elgar, Gabriel Jackson: Nick Pritchard (tenor), Three Choirs Festival Chorus, Philharmonia Orchestra / David Hill (conductor). Worcester Cathedral, 27.7.2021. (JQ)

Nick Pritchard (tenor) and David Hill (conductor) (c) M. Whitefoot

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Tosca cast less impressive in concert in Peralada than at the Teatro Real

SpainSpain Festival Castell de Peralada 2021 Puccini, Tosca (concert version): Pequeños Cantores de la JORCAM, Teatro Real Chorus and Orchestra / Nicola Luisotti (conductor). Auditorio Castell de Peralada, 25.7. 2021. (JMI)

Jonas Kaufmann, Sondra Radvanovsky & Nicola Luisotti in Tosca (c) M. González

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A thrilling navigation of The Great Journey at the Three Choirs Festival

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Three Choirs Festival [2] – Smyth, Jackson, C. Matthews: Marcus Farnsworth (baritone), The Goldfield Ensemble / Adrian Partington (conductor). Worcester Cathedral, 25.7.2021. (JQ)

Marcus Farnsworth at Three Choirs Festival 2021 (c) Michael Whitefoot

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Dvořák quintet and Beethoven triple concerto highlight the weekend at Aspen

United StatesUnited States Aspen Music Festival [3]: Aspen, Colorado, 9-11.7.2021. (HS)

Stefan Jackiw (violin), Alisa Weilerstein (cello), Inon Barnatan (piano) and Ludovic Morlot (conductor) with the Aspen Chamber Orchestra play Beethoven’s Triple Concerto. Photo Credit: Carlin Ma.

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Two forces to be reckoned with debut at Blossom: Florence Price and Michelle Cann

United StatesUnited States Blossom Music Festival [1], An American Celebration: Michelle Cann (piano), Cleveland Orchestra / Brett Mitchell (conductor), Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, 4.7.2021. (MSJ)

Michelle Cann (piano), Brett Mitchell (conductor) & Cleveland Orchestra
© Roger Mastroianni

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