Blog Profile / Planet Hugill

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Zurich International Orchestra Series at Cadogan Hall

Valery Gergiev The tenth Zurich International Orchestra Series at Cadogan Hall presents sixteen concerts with eleven international orchestras in the 2016-2017 season. Highlights include a chance to hear Edward Gardner conducting theShow More Summary

Silence, Music and Roaring - Gabrieli events

Gabrieli Roar at Southwark Cathedral in February 2016 Gabrieli Roar, Paul McCreesh and Gabrieli's partnership with a network of British youth choirs, returns on 4 July 2016. A choir made up of nearly 200 young voices from six youth choirs...Show More Summary

Where'er you walk - Arias for Handel's favourite tenor

Handel, Boyce, Arne; Allan Clayton, Mary Bevan, Orchestra of Classical Opera, Ian Page; Signum Classics Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Jun 18 2016 Star rating: 5.0 A survey of the music written for John Beard, the great tenor for whomShow More Summary

Emotional punch - La Fanciulla del West at Grange Park Opera

Minnie and the boysGrange Park Opera - La Fanciulla del West - Claire Rutter & ensemble - photo Robert Workman Puccini La Fanciulla del West; Claire Rutter, Lorenzo Decaro, Stephen Gadd, dir: Stephen Medcalf/Peter Relton, cond: Stephen...Show More Summary

7 and a half visions of Love

Luke Navin 7 and a half visions of Love Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Jun 21 2016 Unashamedly romantic and lyrical piano music Luke Navin is a young composer studying at Oxford, and like many young artists nowadays he has produced a showreel. Show More Summary

Hitchcock & Herrmann's Psycho with live score

Bernard Herrmann's score for Alfred Hitchcock's 1960 film Psycho has become iconic. Now Ben Palmer and the Orchestra of St Paul's are offering the chance to hear the score live alongside a high-definition screening of the film. On Sunday...Show More Summary

Mahogany Opera's Various Stages invites artists to submit projects for 2017

Mahogany Opera's Various Stages Festival returns in 2017, showcasing the company's research and development programme, and the company is inviting artists to submit project ideas. The programme was formed to test creative and challenging ideas for opera and music theatre. Show More Summary

Celebrating 50 years - Harrogate International Festivals

Jack Liebeck Harrogate International Festivals is 50 this year, and celebrating the fact with a whole range of events in the town from 1 to 31 July 2016. To mark the 50th anniversary there is a commission from composer Howard Skempton...Show More Summary

Grandeur and intimacy - Verdi's Don Carlo at Grange Park Opera

Auto da fe scene - Verdi: Don Carlo - Grange Park Opera - photo Robert Workman Verdi Don Carlo; Stefano Secco, Virginia Tola, David Stout, Clive Bayley, Ruxandra Donose, Alastair Miles, dir: Jo Davies, cond: Gianluca Marciano, Bournemouth...Show More Summary

Inner Landscapes - chamber music by Douglas Finch

Douglas Finch Inner Landscapes, piano & chamber music; Aleksander Szram (piano), Lisa Nelsen (flute), Mieko Kanno (violin), Toby Tramaseur (violin), Caroline Szram (cello); Prima Facie Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Jun 22 2016 Star rating:...Show More Summary

My encounter with Stuart Stratford, music director of Scottish Opera

Music Director Stuart Stratford conducting Rusalka. Scottish Opera 2016. Credit James Glossop The conductor Stuart Stratford has cropped up quite a bit on this blog over the years, conducting at Opera Holland Park and at the Buxton Festival...Show More Summary

Youthful La Boheme - Christine Collins Young Artists at Opera Holland Park

Stephen Aviss as Rodolfo and Christopher Cull as Marcello in La Boheme at Opera Holland Park. Photo Robert Hugill Puccini La Boheme; Alice Privett, Stephen Aviss, Christopher Cull, Elizabeth Karani, Julien Van Mellaerts, Richard Walshe,...Show More Summary

Mid-century classics and more - Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra's 2016/17 season

Kirill Karabits, chief conductor of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, will be launching the orchestra's 2016/17 season with performances of William Walton's Symphonies 1 & 2, both of which will be recorded for future release on the Onyx Classics label. Show More Summary

Jenufa returns to the London Coliseum

English National Opera - Jenufa - photo Robert Workman Janacek Jenufa; Laura Wilde, Michaela Martens, Nicky Spence, Peter Hoare, dir: David Alden, cond: Mark Wigglesworth; English National Opera at the London Coliseum Reviewed by Robert...Show More Summary

Stylish seriousness and intelligent style: Idomeneo at Garsington

Garsington Opera 2016 - Idomeneo - Toby Spence - credit Clive Barda Mozart Idomeneo; Toby Spence, Louise Alder, Caitlin Hulcup, Rebecca von Lipinski, dir: Tim Albery, cond: Tobias Ringborg; Garsington Opera Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Jun 22 2016 Star rating: 4.5 Elegant and intense new production of Mozart's early masterpiece. Show More Summary

Something delightful from something old - L'Avventura London and The Old Blind Dogs

L'Avventura London Orpheus Caledonius; L'Avventura London, The Old Blind Dogs, Siobhan Miller; Spitalfields Music Summer Festival at St Stephen's Church, Shoreditch Reviewed by Hilary Glover on Jun 10 2016 Star rating: 4.0 Period performance and folk come together in this exploration of William Thomson's Orpheus Caledonius collection. Show More Summary

Homage to Calonia - celebrating Enric Granados

Enric Granados This year is the 100th anniversary of the death of Enric Granados, the Catalan composer who died when his ship was torpedoed in the English channel. He was just 49, and was en route for Barcelona after travelling to New York for the premiere of his opera Goyescas. Show More Summary

Baltic Sea Landscapes - the Baltic Sea Philharmonic on tour

Kristjan Järvi & the Baltic Sea Philharmonic Orchestra - photo Peter Adamik Kristjan Järvi's Baltic Sea Philharmonic Orchestra has arisen out of his creation of the Baltic Sea Youth Philharmonic in 2008 drawing on young players from all the nations round the Baltic Sea. Show More Summary

Rossini's Le Comte Ory makes a rare appearance in London

Rossini's Le comte Ory in 1830 When was Rossini's last comedy, Le Comte Ory last staged in London? Glyndebourne last staged it in 1998 and performed it at the BBC Proms in 1997. Despite the popularity of his Italian comedies, Rossini's French comedy just does not seem to have achieved the popularity it deserves. Show More Summary

Brahms and Bruce - music for clarinet and string quartet

David Bruce Gumboots, Johannes Brahms Clarinet Quintet; Julian Bliss, Carducci Quartet; Signum Classics Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Jun 11 2016 Star rating: 4.0 David Bruce's evocative modern classic alongside Brahms' autumnal masterpiece...Show More Summary

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