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Nico Muhly premiere at Rhinegold LIVE

25 minutes agoMusic / Classical : Planet Hugill

Charles Owenphoto credit Jack Liebeck Rhinegold LIVE is Rhinegold Publishing's series of free rush hour concerts. Pianist Charles Owen will be launching the new season of at Conway Hall on 9 September with a programme which will include the London premiere of Nico Muhly's Short Stuff. Show More Summary

Prom 59: Richard Strauss's Elektra

51 minutes agoMusic / Classical : Planet Hugill

Johan Reuter, Felicity Palmer, Gun-Brit Barkmin and Christine Goerke, with BBC Symphony Orchestra - photo BBC Richard Strauss Elektra; Christine Goerke, Gun-Brit Barkmin, Felicity Palmer, Johan Reuter, BBC Symphony Orchestra, SemyonShow More Summary

Prom 48: Ever Icelandic - Tectonics at the Royal Albert Hall

22 hours agoMusic / Classical : Planet Hugill

Ilan Volkov and the Iceland Symphony Orchestraat the BBC Proms - Photo Alistair Muir Haukur Tómasson, Jón Leifs, Beethoven, Schumann; Jonathan Biss, Iceland Symphony Orchestra, Ilan Volkov; BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall Reviewed...Show More Summary

Prom 58: Richard Strauss's Salome

22 hours agoMusic / Classical : Planet Hugill

Nina Stemme Richard Strauss Salome; Nina Stemme, Doris Soffel, Burkhard Ulrich, Samuel Youn, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Donald Runnicles; BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Aug 30 2014 Star rating: 5.0 Lithe,Show More Summary

Choral at Cadogan - 2014/15 season launch

Last night, 28 August, Cadogan Hall launched the 2014/15 Choral at Cadogan series with a short taster from Peter Phillips and the Tallis Scholars. The group performed three works from the Metamorphosis programme which they will be presenting at Cadogan Hall on 23 October 2014. Show More Summary

Coronation of Poppea at Grimeborn Festival

Rosie Aldridge and Elizabeth Holmes Monteverdi The Coronation of Poppea; Ryedale Festival Opera, director Nina Brazier, music director Christopher Glynn; Grimeborn Festival at Arcola Theatre Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Aug 28 2014 Star...Show More Summary

Peter Maxwell Davies birthday concert

Scottish Chamber Orchestra - photo Marco Borggreve The late night Prom on Monday 8 September 2014, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra will be giving a concert to celebrate the birthday of Sir Peter Maxwell Davies. In fact, 8 September is his actual birthday. Show More Summary

B Tommy Andersson - new BBC NOW composer-in-residence

B Tommy AnderssonPhoto: Jan-Olav Wedin The Swedish composer B. Tommy Andersson has been appointed the composer-in-residence with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Their first joint event will be the orchestra's concert on October 3, when the programme will include Andersson's Garden of Delights. Show More Summary

Introducing the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra

Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra and Myung-Whun Chung On Wednesday 27 August 2014, the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra made its BBC Proms debut at the Royal Albert Hall under the orchestra's musical director Myung-Whun Chung in a programmeShow More Summary

Concerts by Candlelight at the Sam Wanamaker Playouse

Last Winter the Sam Wanamaker P layhouse opened at the Globe Theatre and it has proved one of London's most fascinating theatrical spaces. Not just for plays, but for opera (see our review of Cavalli's L'Ormindo, concerts and other events. Show More Summary

Dvorak in Love

Tony Palmer's film Dvorak in Love was made for Czech Television in the 1980's. It was intended simply to be an account of the recording of Dvorak's Cello Concerto in the Prague with Julian Lloyd-Webber, the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra and Vaclav Neumann. Show More Summary

Prom 50: Beethoven Missa Solemnis

Beethoven Missa Solemnis; Lucy Crowe, Jennifer Johnston, Michael Spyres, Matthew Rose, Monteverdi Choir, Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique, John Eliot Gardiner; BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Aug...Show More Summary

Academy of St Martin in the Fields 2014/15 season

This year the Academy of St Martin in the Fields has been celebrating the 90th birthday of its founder, Sir Neville Marriner. The Academy's 2014/15 season under their current musical director, violinist Joshua Bell, is full of interest, with concerts which vary from chamber music to larger scale works. Show More Summary

Unsuk Chin Concertos

Unsuk Chin Piano Concerto, Cello Concerto, Su for Sheng and Orchestra; Sunwook Kim, Alban Gerhardt, Wu Wei, Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, Myung-Whun Chung Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Aug 23 2014 Star rating: 4.0 Three contrasting concertos...Show More Summary

The Madrigal Transformed

The Monteverdi String Band at the Echi Lontani The development of the Italian Madrigal in the 16th century took place at a time of great artistic ferment when artists of all kinds were making discoveries. Old classical texts were re-examined,...Show More Summary

Donizetti to the fore - Gyndebourne 2015

Michael Fabiano who stars in the title role on Donizetti'sPolyeucte at Glyndebourne - - photo Arielle Doneson There is going to be a fine selection of rare Donizetti opera in the UK next year, thanks to the Peter Moores Foundation. Not...Show More Summary

The influence of recordings.

Maria Calla as Norma in 1954 Before the invention of the recording, the only way to experience an artist performing was to go to hear or see them. Just imagine what it would be like only ever knowing an artist like Maria Callas by reputation. Show More Summary

Singapore Symphony Orchestra at the Proms

Singapore Symphony Orchestra This year's BBC Proms is including quite a number of orchestra's from around the world which have not appeared at the Proms before. Amongst these is the Singapore Symphony Orchestra. Directed by Lan Shui since 1997, the orchestra earned plaudits when they made their debut at the Royal Festival Hall in 2010. Show More Summary

Wagner in Berwick-upon-Tweed

Berwick-upon-Tweed seems an unlikely place to go for Wagner but if you visit The Maltings this weekend (23 & 24 August 2014), then Wagner is just what you will find. And not Wagner on the big screen, though The Maltings has an admirable programme of telecasts from Covent Garden. Show More Summary

Handel's Acis and Galatea

Chris Parsons with the cast and chorusPhoto Hannah Taylor Handel Acis and Galatea; Eboracum Baroque, dir Jennifer Bakst, cond. Chris Parsons; Grimeborn Festival at the Arcola Theatre Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Aug 22 2014 Star rating:...Show More Summary

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