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RPS Young Musicians in action

The Pelleas Ensemble The Royal Philharmonic Society (RPS) supports a number of young musicians each year, in 2017, the RPS made awards to young musicians and composers to the tune of £91,000 and it supports over 100 young musicians annually...Show More Summary

Chants d'amour: Louise Alder & James Baillieu at the Wigmore Hall

Louise Alder (photo Gerard Collett) Chants d'amour - Mozart, Bizet, Strauss, Mendelssohn, Faure, Liszt; Louise Alder, James Baillieu; Wigmore Hall Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Jan 20 2018 Star rating: 4.0 An imaginative programme, finely...Show More Summary

Looking Ahead: Ludlow English Song Weekend

Ludlow outdoor market, in Castle Square, photographed from St Laurence's Church. By en:User:Merlincooper - [1], Public Domain, Link The 2018 Ludlow English Song Weekend, artistic director Iain Burnside, takes Ireland as its theme for 2018. Show More Summary

The Phantom of the Opera - going strong after 30 years

Andrew Lloyd Webber - The Phantom of the Opera - Her Majesty's Theatre Andrew Lloyd Webber The Phantom of the Opera; Amy Manford, Ben Lewis, Jeremy Taylor; Her Majesty's Theatre Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Jan 20 2018 Star rating: 3.5...Show More Summary

BBC NOW celebrates its 90th birthday

The BBC National Orchestra of Wales (BBC NOW) is 90 this year and the orchestra has a range of celebratory activities from now until its birthday week in April. Next week, 24-26 January 2018 the orchestra is co-hosting the Association...Show More Summary

Launch of Voces8's new disc, with Jonathan Dove

Last night (18 January 2018) the Gresham Centre played host to the launch of the new album, Equinox, from Voces8. The album has at its centre a performance of Jonathan Dove's The Passing of the Year and the themes of the album reflect both the passing of the seasons and the cycle of life of the Christian soul. Show More Summary

London A Cappella Festival

Estonian Voices This year's London A Cappella Festival has a wide variety of styles of a cappella singing on offer, ranging from Tuvan throat-singing and beatbox, to the Tallis Scholars and Estonian Voices. The festival opens on 24 January 2018 at Kings Place, with Estonian Voices a vocal sextet who mix jazz, folk and pop. Show More Summary

Hortus Musicus - Jerusalem

Jerusalem; Hortus Musicus; ERP Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Jan 16 2018 Star rating: 3.5 Early music and traditional melodies woven together by this Estonian Early Music group This new disc from the Estonian group Hortus Musicus on ERP...Show More Summary

My Five Loops for the Bathyscaphe

The Britten Sinfonia starts its 2018 At Lunch series with the premiere of a new work for piano trio and recorded voices which will be performed at West Road Concert Hall (23 January 2018), Wigmore Hall (24 January 2018) and St Andrew's Hall, Norwich (26 January 2018). Show More Summary

Sébastien Daucé introduces his programme for the London Festival of Baroque Music

The 2018 London Festival of Baroque Music was launched on Tuesday 16 January 2018 with an event in the grand spaces of the former Conservative Club in St James's Street. This year's festival has Sébastien Daucé as Guest Artistic Director...Show More Summary

Introduction to Opera - week 2: Various Voices

My Introduction to Opera: Verdi, Wagner & After lectures for The Course at the University Women's Club in Mayfair, continue. This week, Various Voices, a look at the different types and styles of operatic voice with music by Mozart, Rossini, Verdi and Wagner, and performances from Rita Hunter, Joan Sutherland, Michael Spyres and many more. Show More Summary

Alexandra Harwood and I Musicanti bring Sleep to Sunday afternoon at St John's

Alexandra Harwood I Musicanti's Sunday afternoon concert series, Alexandra and the Russians, at St John's Smith Square continues on 21 January 2018 with a performance of Alexandra Harwood's Sleep which is based on the original Russian version of Snow White and focuses on her deep sleep. Show More Summary

Handel's Lotario recorded live at the Göttingen festival

Handel Lotario; Marie Lys, Sophie Rennert, Ursula Hesse von den Steinen, Jorge Navarro Colorado, FestpielOrchester Göttingen, Laurence Cummings; ACCENT Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Jan 16 2018 Star rating: 4.0 Handel's rarely done Lotario...Show More Summary

Jette Parker Young Artists - new intake

Michael Mofidian The Royal Opera House has announced the names of the five young artists who will be joining the Jette Parker scheme in September 2018, two of whom will almost certainly be familiar to London audiences. The Scottish-Iranian...Show More Summary

Fatal Passions in Leeds and beyond

Opera North is presenting its first ever production of Verdi's Un ballo in maschera this Spring in a production directed by Tim Albery and conducted by Richard Farnes which opens at the Grand Theatre, Leeds on 3 February 2018. Hungarian...Show More Summary

A Fancy: 17th century English theatre music

Matthew Locke, Henry Purcell, Giovanni Battista Draghi, Samuel Akeyrode, Louis Grabu, John Blow, Christopher Gibbons, James Hart; Rachel Redmond, Le Caravenserail, Bertrand Cuiller Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Jan 13 2018 Star rating:...Show More Summary

Junge Deutsche Philharmonie in Birtwistle, Herrmann and more in Cologne

Junge Deutsche Philharmonie (photo Achim Reissner) Herrmann, Liebermann, Gershwin, Birtwistle, Bernstein; Junge Deutsche Philharmonie, Ingo Metzmacher; Kölner Philharmonie Reviewed by Tony Cooper on Jan 7 2018 Star rating: 4.0 A jazz-inspired...Show More Summary

Bach to the piano

Harpsichordist Virginia Black is returning to her roots as a pianist, and having played Bach's keyboard concertos on the harpsichord is now joining the Bristol Ensemble to perform them on the piano at King's Place on Thursday 18 January 2018. Show More Summary

Tombeaux - A secular requiem

Tombeaux - A secular requiem; Richard MacKenzie; Magnatune Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Jan 13 2018 Star rating: 4.0 An engaging exploration of a very particular genre of French 17th century lute music This lovely disc from lutenist Richard MacKenzie on Magnatune is an exploration of a repertoire which was almost entirely new to me. Show More Summary

Mendelssohn in Cologne: Elijah at the Kölner Philharmonie

Manuscript of Mendelssohn's oratorio Elijah used at the first performance in Birminghamin 1846 Mendelssohn Elijah; Hyuna Ko (soprano), Alexandra Thomas (alto), Markus Francke (tenor), Christoph Scheeben, Neues Rheinisches Kammerorchester,...Show More Summary

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