Hope is in the air as the Philharmonia bids ’au revoir’ to Esa-Pekka Salonen

United KingdomUnited Kingdom ‘Salonen: The Finale’: Bach, Salonen, and Beethoven: Mitsuko Uchida (piano), Benjamin Marquise Gilmore (violin), Philharmonia Orchestra / Esa-Pekka Salonen (conductor). Royal Festival Hall, London, 10.6.2021. (MB)

Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts Mitsuko Uchida (piano) & the Philharmonia
(c) Luca Migliore

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Death by Life – White Snake Projects’ masterful and powerful digital operatic exploration of systemic injustice and mass incarceration

United StatesUnited States Various, Death by Life: Naomi Wilson (soloist), Tiana Sorenson (soprano), Lucia Bradford (mezzo-soprano), Aaron Blake (tenor), Nicholas Davis (baritone), The Victory Players / Tian Hui Ng (Music Director). White Snake Projects, Cyberspace. (Viewed on 22 & 25.5.2021) (RP)

Prologue digital environment © Curvin Huber

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The ESO plays David Matthews’s conspicuously successful arrangement of Elgar’s String Quartet

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Elgar reimagined, Elgar (arr. David Matthews): English Symphony Orchestra / Kenneth Woods (conductor). Wyastone Concert Hall, Monmouth. Relayed via the ESO’s YouTube channel, 14.5.2021. (JQ)

Kenneth Woods conducting the English Symphony Orchestra

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