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Voces8 - vocal quality and distinctive style

11 hours agoMusic / Classical : Planet Hugill

Gjeilo, Tallis, Massive Attack, Tavener, Allegri, Esenvalds, Dubra, Hawes, Rachmaninov, Lauridsen, Folds, Todd, Mealor; Voces8, Christian Forshaw, Matthew Sharp; DECCA Reviewed by Robert Hugill on May 5 2015 Star rating: 3.5 CentredShow More Summary

Hibla Gerzmava in concert

Hibla Gerzmava photo credit: P. Vaan & L. Semenyuk The young Abkhazian-Russian soprano Hibla Gerzmava makes a concert appearance on Sunday 31 May 2015 at Opera Holland Park. Accompanied by pianist Ekaterina Ganelina, Hibla Gerzmava will present The Best of Italian and Russian music and be performing a selection of Russian and Italian operatic arias. Show More Summary

Something for the weekend: Music at Paxton celebrates with its 10th festival

Paxton House Paxton House is an historic country house in the Borders, near Berwick-on-Tweed. Originally built in the 18th century by John Adam, it is now owned by a trust and open to the public with much of its historic contents and paintings (in collaboration with the National Galleries of Scotland). Show More Summary

Grippingly vibrant - Carmen at ENO

Carmen Act 4 - ENO - photo Alastair Muir Bizet Carmen; Justina Gringyte, Eric Cutler, Leigh Melrose, Eleanor Dennis, dir: Calixto Bieito, cond: Sir Richard Armstrong; English National Opera at the London Coliseum Reviewed by Robert Hugill on May 20 2015 Star rating: 5.0 Dystopic vision of Carmen, brought to life by vibrantly gripping performances. Show More Summary

Is this a cross-over disc? - Till the Stars Fall from Matthew Long

RVW, Holst, Quilter, Butterworth, Finzi, Elgar, Parry, traditional and folk-songs; Matthew Long, Malcolm Martineau, Rufus Miller, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Ben Parry; JSK Music Reviewed by Robert Hugill on May 12 2015 Star rating:...Show More Summary

Contemporary Music in a Georgian pool with the Red Note Ensemble in Bath

Cleveland Pools The Scottish contemporary music ensemble Red Note is returning to the Bath Festival on 24 May 2015 when they will be performing a programme of contemporary and renaissance music for brass. Rather intriguingly, the concert...Show More Summary

Bryan Hymel - Heroique

Rossini, Verdi, Berlioz, Meyerbeer, Gounod, Reyer, Massenet, Bruneau, Rabaud; Bryan Hymel, PFK - Prague Philharmonia, Czech Philharmonic Choir of Brno, Emmanuel Villaume; Warner Classics Reviewed by Robert Hugill on May 19 2015 StarShow More Summary

Bel canto delight - Jessica Pratt in recital

Rossini, Donizetti, Bellini, Massenet, Gounod, Bachelet, Dell'Acqua, Delibes, Thomas Jessica Pratt and Vincenzo Scalera; Rosenblatt Recitals at Wigmore Hall Reviewed by Robert Hugill on May 19 2015 Star rating: 5.0 Welcome opportunity...Show More Summary

St John's Smith Square announces its 2015/16 Young Artists programme

St John's Smith Square launched its Young Artists programme last year, and the latest group of artists to benefit from the concert hall's support are recorder player Tabea Debus, violinist Joo Yeon Sir, the Ligeti Quartet and the vocal ensemble the Gesualdo Six (director Owain Park). Show More Summary

Take Flight with Opera Holland Park for just £20

Opera Holland Park is giving Jonathan Dove's opera Flight its first professional performance in London on 6 June 2015. Directed by Stephen Barlow and conducted by Brad Cohen, the production features a strong cast with James Laing asShow More Summary

Cosi fan tutte for all

Garsington Opera is taking its new production of Mozart's Cosi fan tutte to areas where professional companies rarely go, with free screenings around the country. The production debuts on 5 June 2015 with a fine young cast includingShow More Summary

Music from the Polish baroque - Grzegorz Gerwazy Gorczycki

Grzegorz Gerwazy Gorczycki Missa Rorate, Conductus Funebris, motets; The Sixteen, Eamonn Dougan; Coro Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Apr 28 2015 Star rating: 4.0 Worth exploring - music from the late baroque in Poland I had not heard of...Show More Summary

22/5: Dobrinka Tabakova at OOTS

High Line 20th Street looking downtown, New York photo credit Beyond My Ken - Own work. Licensed under GFDL via Wikipedia - The composer Dobrinka Tabakova is currently resident composer with the Orchestra of the Swan (OOTS) and the group is performing three of Dobrinka Tabakova's works in May 2015. Show More Summary

Vivaldi's Women in action at the London Festival of Baroque Music

A visit to the Pieta, music by Vivaldi and Porpora Schola Pietatis Antonio Vivaldi, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Kati Debretzeni London Festival of Baroque Music at St John's Smith Square Reviewed by Robert Hugill on May 17...Show More Summary

Post-minimal modes - music by Michael Vincent Waller

Michael Vincent Waller The South Shore; XI Records Reviewed by Robert Hugill on May 8 2015 Star rating: 4.0 Music which has modes at its centre, by young American composer This two-disc set The South Shore on XI Records offers a wide selection of recent chamber music by the young American composer Michael Vincent Waller. Show More Summary

JAM on the Marsh

JAM is back in July with another JAM on the Marsh festival on Romney Marsh, with concerts and events between 9 July and 19 July 2015, curated by composer Paul Mealor. And for those not able to get to the area, one or two key concerts are being done in London too. Show More Summary

Canto dell dame, and Music for Marie Fel - day two of London Festival of Baroque Music

Carolyn Sampson Canto delle dame and Music for Marie Fel; Maria Cristina Kiehr, Concerto Soave, Jean-Marc Aymes, Carolyn Sampson, Matt Barber, Ex Cathedra, Jeffrey Skidmore; Day two of the London Festival of Baroque Music at St John's...Show More Summary

Masaaki Suzuki and Bach Collegium Japan launch the London Festival of Baroque Music

Masaaki Suzuki Bach cantatas and concertos; Hana Blazikova, Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki; London Festival of Baroque Music at St John's Smith Square Reviewed by Robert Hugill on May 16 2015 Star rating: 4.5 Rare visit from Masaaki...Show More Summary

Tintinnabuli - The Tallis Scholars in concert

Arvo Part, Thomas Tallis, Jean Mouton, John Sheppard, Gregorio Allegri; The Tallis Scholars, Peter Phillips; the Cadogan hall Reviewed by Robert Hugill on May 14 2015 Star rating: 4.0 Music ancient and modern as the vocal ensemble revisits...Show More Summary

Keeping balance as Peter Pan - an encounter with Iestyn Morris

Peter Pan in Cardiff - Iestyn Morris (Peter Pan), Marie Arnet (Wendy) & WNO Chorus - Credit: Clive Barda Richard Ayres opera Peter Pan receives its UK premiere tonight (16 May 2015) when Welsh National Opera (WNO) performs it in Cardiff...Show More Summary

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