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Piano duo rarities

Julian Jacobson &Mariko BrownphotoRoger Harris Piano duo partnership Julian Jacobson and Mariko Brown return to the Purcell Room on 7 July 2015 for a programme which mixes the known and the unknown. They will be starting with the London premiere of Nathan Williamson's Instinctive Ritual which the duo commissioned and premiered earlier this year. Show More Summary

Disappointing Guillaume Tell at Covent Garden

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Gerald Finley - Guillaume Tell - Royal Opera House photo credit Clive Barda Rossini Guillaume Tell; Gerald Finley, Malin Bystrom, John Osborn, Sofia Fonia, dir: Damiano Michieletto, cond: Antonio Pappano; Royal Opera House, Covent Garden...Show More Summary

Rameau's Castor et Pollux

Rameau Castor et Pollux; Colin Ainsworth, Florian Sempey, Emmanuelle de Negri, Clémentine Immler, Ensemble Pygmalion, Raphael Picon; Harmonia Mundi Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Jun 30 2015 Star rating: 4.0 New recording of the revised...Show More Summary

Orquesta Filarmónica de México UNAM makes its UK debut

One of the finest orchestras in Mexico and the oldest symphonic ensemble in Mexico City, the Orquesta Filarmónica de México UNAM made its UK debut on 5 July 2015 at a concert at the Cambridge Corn Exchange which marks the start of a UK tour. Show More Summary

University of Cape Town Opera School in London

Running from 6 July to 11 July 2015 at the Tricycle Theatre, the Darling Musical Experience is presenting a 90 minute version of Mozart's Don Giovanni adapted for the South Africa of today, directed by Raimondo Viviano van Staden with text adaptation by Alexander Kuchinka. Show More Summary

Albert Herring at the Royal College of Music

Peter Aisher, Janis Kelly, William Wallace, Timothy Connor, Maria Ostroukhova, Kieran Rayner, Simon Grange, Elspeth Marrow, Katie Coventry, Sofia Larsson - Albert Herring - Royal College of Music - photo credit Chris Christoudoulou Benjamin...Show More Summary

A career illuminated - Christoph von Dohnanyi in conversation at the Royal Academy of Music

Christoph von Dohnanyi - photo credit Bertold Fabricius The conductor Christoph von Dohnanyi was 85 last year, and the Royal Academy of Music held a slightly belated celebration for him on Wednesday 24 June 2015, when the distinguished conductor discussed his career with Jonathan Freeman Attwood, the principal of the Royal Academy of Music. Show More Summary

Art on the Underground - Music on the Underground

Matt Rogers (c) Benedict Johnson Art on the Underground, Transport for London's official art programme launched Underline this week. This is a year long interdisciplinary programme which will be celebrating the Victoria Line. Three visual...Show More Summary

East of Tallinn: Orient music festival Part II - Workshops and masterclasses

Orient Music Festival workshop - picture credit Hilary Glover Orient Music Festival; Tallinn, Estonia Reviewed by Hilary Glover on May 25 2015 Star rating: 5.0 An immersive exploration of the music and cultures and the East The Orient music festival (25-31 May 2015) began with an ethnomusicology conference. Show More Summary

Music for soprano and string quartet - Carolyn Sampson and the Heath Quartet

Carolyn Sampson JS Bach, John Musto, Anton Webern, Arnold Schoenberg; Carolyn Sampson, The Heath Quartet; the Wigmore Hall Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Jul 13 2015 Star rating: 5.0 Ravishing performance of a 20th century classic, paired...Show More Summary

La gazza ladra - Rossini's last Italian comic opera

Rossini La gazza ladra; Giulio Mastrototaro, Luisa Islam-Ali-Zade, Kenneth Tarver, Maria Jose Moreno, Bruno Pratico, Lorenzo Regazzo, Mariana Rewerski, Stefan Cifolelli, Classica Chamber Choir Brno, Virtuosi Brunensis, Alberto Zedda;...Show More Summary

The Bear at the Proud Archivist

For their next opera production, Operaview is moving to a gallery. At the Proud Archivist gallery in Hackney they will be staging four performances of William Walton's one-act opera The Bear in the context of a photography exhibition by Yiannis Katsaris. Show More Summary

Pop up: L'Italiana in Algeri... Or the showgirl in Vegas

Rossini - L'Italiana in Algeri - Pop-Up Opera - Picture credit: Richard Lakos Rossini L'Italiana in Algeri; Helen Stanley, Oskar McCarthy, Oliver Brignall, Bruno Loxton, dir: James Hurley; Pop-Up Opera at the Brunel Museum Reviewed by...Show More Summary

West Green House Opera

The auditorium at West Green House Opera Started by Marylyn Abbott, who lives at West Green House, West Green House Opera performs an annual season in the stunning garden's of the house with performances of an interesting range of operas but always with Mozart at the core. Show More Summary

Handel's L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato

Handel L'Allegro, il Penseroso, ed il Moderato (1740); Gillian Webster, Laurence Kilsby, Jeremy Ovenden, Ashley Riches, Peter Harvey, Gabrieli Consort and Player, Paul McCreesh; Winged Lion Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Jun 19 2015 Star rating: 5.0 Combination of musicology and musicianship in this delightful disc. Show More Summary

St John's Smith Square 2015/16 season launch

Tabea Debus at the St John's Smith Square season launch 2015/16 On Monday, St John's Smith Square had a launch for its action packed 2015/16 season. We heard from chairman Martin Smith and artistic director Richard Heason, who introduced the season. Show More Summary

Enlightenment: searching for a way out

Ligeti Quartet at New Dots - photo Cathy Pyle George Crumb, Anna Meredith, William Dougherty, Ji Sun Yang, Wadada Leo Smith, Tom Green; Ligeti Quartet; New Dots at Hoxton Basement Reviewed by Hilary Glover on May 31 2015 Star rating:...Show More Summary

St Albans International Organ Festival

From 4 July 2015, a feast of all things organ (and plenty of other musical activities) takes over St Albans for the 28th St Albans International Organ Festival, under the eye of Artistic Director David Titterington. At the heart of the...Show More Summary

Queen of Spades at English National Opera

Queen of Spades - English National Opera - photo credit Donald Cooper Tchaikovsky Queen of Spades; Peter Hoare, Giselle Allen, Felicity Palmer, dir: David Alden, cond: Edward Gardner; English National Opera at the London Coliseum Reviewed...Show More Summary

Saint-Saens's Samson et Dalila at Grange Park Opera

Carl Tanner & ensemble - Samson et Dalila - Grange Park Opera - photo credit Robert Workman Saint-Saens Samson et Dalila; Carl Tanner, Sara Fulgoni, Michel de Souza, dir: Patrick Mason, cond: Gianluca Marciano, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra;...Show More Summary

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