Chailly’s Varied Orchestral Set Brilliantly Showcases Filarmonica della Scala’s Talents

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United KingdomUnited Kingdom Edinburgh International Festival 2017 [12] – Enescu, Bartók, Shostakovich: Julian Rachlin (viola), Filarmonica della Scala / Riccardo Chailly (conductor), Usher Hall, 26.8.2017. (SRT)

Filarmonica della Scala © Silvia Lelli
Filarmonica della Scala © Silvia Lelli

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Duelling Orchestras: Gergiev conducts Mariinsky and RSNO in 21st-Century Symphonic Fare

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United KingdomUnited Kingdom Edinburgh International Festival 2017 [11] – Prokofiev, Britten, Shostakovich: Mariinsky Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra / Valery Gergiev (conductor), Usher Hall, 23.8.2017. (SRT)

Valery Gergiev © Alberto Venzago
Valery Gergiev © Alberto Venzago

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‘Full-blooded Romanticism’: Sir Mark Elder Leads Hallé in Sensational-Sounding Faust

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United KingdomUnited Kingdom Edinburgh International Festival 2017 [10] – Berlioz, La Damnation de FaustEdinburgh Festival Chorus (dir. Christoper Bell), NYCoS National Girls Choir (dir. Christopher Bell), Gentlemen of the Hallé Choir (dir. Matthew Hamilton), Hallé, Sir Mark Elder (conductor), Usher Hall, 20.8.2017. (SRT)

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Brahms’ Requiem and a Makeshift Strauss Opera Hit and Miss on the Fringe

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017 [3] (SRT) Brahms – A German Requiem, NYCOS, St Giles Cathedral, 12.8.2017 Strauss – Ariadne auf Naxos, VoiceArc, Broughton St Mary’s Church, 18.8.2017. As if he wasn’t already busy enough with the Edinburgh Festival Chorus, their Chorus Director, Christopher Bell, spent what must be a rare August night off conducting his … Read more