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Vividly engaging solo cantatas from Anna Prohaska and Arcangelo

20 hours agoMusic / Classical : Planet Hugill

Jonathan Cohen and Arcangelo at an earlier concert at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse Lachrimae - John Dowland, Tarquinio Merula, Henry Purcell, Francesco Cavalli, Giovanni Felice Sances, Barbara Strozzi, Salamone Rossi, Domenico Scarllatti;...Show More Summary

Basel Symphony Orchestra brings a whiff of Paris to UK and Ireland.

Basel Symphony Orchestra and Dennis Russell Daviesphoto Benno_Hunziker The Basel Symphony Orchestra under its Principal Conductor, Dennis Russell Davies, is giving a five-concert series this September in the UK and Ireland. Opening at...Show More Summary

Handel's Serse from Longborough's young artists

Jake Arditti, with Jon Stainsby & Lucinda Stuart Grant in the backgroundHandel's Serse photo Robert Workman Handel Serse; Jake Arditti, Alice Privett, Tai Oney, Abbi Temple, Lucinda Stuart Grant, Jon Stainsby, Matthew Durkan, dir: Jenny...Show More Summary

160 young musicians take to the road again this summer

The National Youth Orchestra(NYO) of Great Britain is embarking on an ambitious tour this August when, conducted by Sir Mark Elder, they will perform a programme which combines Mahler's Symphony No. 9 with the premiere of Tansy Davies' Re-greening. Show More Summary

At the Bristol Proms

Håkon and Mari Samuelsen at the Bristol Promsphoto Jon Rowley Bristol Proms; Håkon and Mari Samuelsen, Alison Balsom; Bristol Old Vic Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Jul 29 2015 Star rating: 4.0 Highly theatrical and engaging pair of concerts,...Show More Summary

Priceless Classics

The Halle orchestra is aiming to attract new and wider audiences with Priceless Classics its first ever 'pay what you like' concert. The concert is at the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester on Sunday 6 September at 6pm. The orchestra, conducted...Show More Summary

Wolf-Ferrari Violin Concerto

Wolf Ferrari Violin Concerto; Benjamin Schmid, Oviedo Filarmonia, Friedrich Haider; Farao Classics Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Jul 23 2015 Star rating: 4.0 Wolf-Ferrari's lyrical, yearning and large scale violin concerto re-discovered...Show More Summary

Edington Festival celebrates 60 years

Edington Priory Church The Edington Music Festival celebrates with its 60th this year. Since the first festival in 1956, during the last week of August singers from many cathedral and collegiate choirs come together to sing four services per day at the lovely priory church in the village of Edington on the edge of Salisbury Plain. Show More Summary

Lakme - Christine Collins Young Artists performance

Fflur Wyn, Robert Murray - Lakme - Opera Holland Park - photo Robert Workman Leo Delibes Lakme; Fflur Wyn, Robert Murray, Frederick Long, Sophie Dicks, dir:Aylin Bozok, John Wilkie, cond: Holly Mathieson; Opera Holland Park ReviewedShow More Summary

Inspired by Bach

Johannes Brahms, Max Reger, Johann Sebastian Bach, Zoltan Kodaly, Ludwig van Beethoven, Johannes X. Schachter, Albrecht Gursching; Julius Berger, Oliver Kern; Nimbus Alliance Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Jun 13 2015 Star rating: 4.0Show More Summary

Somewhere for the weekend: Music in the medieval hill towns of Provence

This very much comes into the 'I wish' category! From 1 to 15 August 2015 Musique Cordiale runs in the hills between Nice and Aix-en-Provence. 100 musicians will pour into the village of Seillans to embark on two weeks of intense music making. Show More Summary

Alice is in good health and living on the Yucca Lawn

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Opera Holland Park - 2014, photo credit Alex Brenner Will Todd Alice's Adventures in Wonderland; Flur Wynn, Robert Burt, James Cleverton, Victoria Simmonds, Magid El-Bushra, Keel Watson, John Lofthouse,...Show More Summary

Merging opera, theatre and dance

Created in 2011 by the young composer and conductor Leo Geyer, Constella Ballet and Orchestra has in recent years produced a series of shows which merge opera, theatre and dance. Leo Geyer's jazz-inspired theatre piece Side Shows premiered...Show More Summary

Flourish -- Opera Competition Up Close

Flourish, OperaUpClose's opera competition returns this year encouraging composers to write small scale works suitable for the company to perform. The company has a good track record of performing works from previous competitions. The...Show More Summary

Montemezzi's 'L'amore dei tre Re' returns to Opera Holland Park

Joel Montero and Natalya Romaniw - Montemezzi's L'amore dei tre Re - Opera Holland Park - photo Robert Workman Italo Montemezzi L'amore dei tre Re; Natalya Romaniw, Joel Montero, Simon Thorpe, Mikhail Svetlov, dir:Martin Lloyd-Evans,...Show More Summary

Improvising, sculpting, freezing - my encounter with Augusta Read Thomas

Augusta Read Thomas - photo Jason Smith Now based in Chicago, the American composer Augusta Read Thomas has built up a strong and consistent body of work in her 30 years of composing, but so far has not the exposure in the UK and Europe...Show More Summary

Richard Ayres' Peter Pan comes to London

Peter Pan in Cardiff - Iestyn Morris (Peter Pan), Marie Arnet (Wendy) & WNO Chorus - Credit: Clive Barda Richard Ayres Peter Pan; Iestyn Morris, Marie Arnet, Nicholas Sharratt, Rebecca Bottone, Ashley Holland, Hilary Summers, dir: Keith...Show More Summary

The gap between a difficult life and a serene iconography - Tarik O'Regan on The Wanton Sublime

Tarik O'Regan - photo credit Luca Sage Tarik O'Regan's opera The Wanton Sublime receives its UK premiere at the Grimeborn Festival, at the Arcola Theatre from 25-29 August 2015 in a double bill with Peter Maxwell Davies' The Medium presented...Show More Summary

Mayor of London's Music Reception

'Take Free' choir from the West London Free School On Wednesday 22 July 2015, I was invited to the Mayor of London's Music Reception at City Hall. Hosted by the Mayor's Music Fund for Young Londoners, people from London's music business came together to socialise and to celebrate the vibrancy of London's music scene. Show More Summary

Somewhere for the weekend: Hear the organ Handel played at Adlington Hall

The organ at Adlington Hall Adlington Hall in Cheshire has been in the Legh family since the 13th century. (The current owner is the 25th generation). The organ at Adlington Hall from the late 17th century where it seems to have been built in the 1690's to celebrate the wedding of John Legh (1668-1739) to Lady Isabella Robartes. Show More Summary

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