Blog Profile / Planet Hugill

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Alvorada! Celebrating music of Argentina with Ophelie Gaillard

Ophelie Gaillard - photo Caroline Doutre To the newly opened Foyle's Auditorium on Monday 5 October 2015, for an even celebrating the recent release of the disc Alvorada by the cellist Ophelie Gaillard on Aparte / Harmonia Mundi. Ophelie...Show More Summary

Marcello Psalms

Benedetto Marcello Psalms; Voces8, Les Inventions; Signum Classics Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Sep 22 2015 Star rating: 4.5 A delightful discovery, Marcello's settings of the psalms in a lovely new disc from Voces8 Who knew that these...Show More Summary

Ulla's Odyssey flourishing at Kings Place

Ulla's Odyssey by New Zealand composer Anthony Young, and Canadian librettist Leanna Brodie will be premiered on 11 October at Kings Place. Directed by Valentina Ceschi and designed by Faye Bradley, the opera is being presented by OperaUpClose...Show More Summary

Thrilling music drama - Bellini's I Puritani in Cardiff

Rosa Feola - Bellini I Puritani Welsh National Opera - photo Bill Cooper Bellini I Puritani; Rosa Feola, Barry Banks, Wojtek Gierlach, David Kempster, dir: Annilese Miskimmon, cond: Carlo Rizzi; Welsh National Opera at Wales Millennium...Show More Summary


For its next concert, the ever enterprising New London Chamber Choir, conductor Matthew Harrison is joining forces with the Oslo-based chamber choir Ensemble 96, conductor Nina Therese Karlsen, for a concert of Nordic music on Saturday 10 October 2015 at St James's Church, Sussex Gardens, London W2 3UD. Show More Summary

1940's madness - Handel's Orlando in Cardiff

Rebecca Evans, Lawrence Zazzo - Handel Orlando Welsh National Opera - photo Bill Cooper Handel Orlando; Lawrence Zazzo, Rebecca Evans, Robin Blaze, Fflur Wyn, Daniel Grice, dir:Harry Fehr, cond: Rinaldo Alessandrini; Welsh National Opera...Show More Summary

new minds, music & futures - Orchestras Live's annual report

Orchestras Live turned 50 this year, and their annual review is rightly celebratory in what they have achieved. Some numbers show the sort of impact we are talking about. During 2014/15: 26 orchestras were involved 62 promoter partners...Show More Summary

Music from the Dark Side - an encounter with Pavlo Beznosiuk

Pavlo Beznosiuk Pavlo Beznosiuk is currently the leader of the Academy of Ancient Music, though he wears a number of other hats too including being director of the Avison Ensemble. Pavlo has been busy on the period performance sceneShow More Summary

Pelleas et Melisande from English Touring Opera

Susannah Hurrell - photo credit Richard Hubert Smith Debussy Pelleas et Melisande; Susannah Hurrell, Jonathan McGovern, Stephan Loges, dir: James Conway, cond: Jonathan Berman; English Touring Opera at the Britten Theatre Reviewed by...Show More Summary

Making waves and stepping in, conductor James Feddeck

James Feddeck - credit Benjamin Ealovega The young American conductor James Feddeck (just 32 and a former assistant conductor at the Cleveland Symphony Orchestra) won the Solti Conducting Award in 2013. Since then he has made a nameShow More Summary

The Angry Planet

Bob Chilcott The Angry Planet; BBC Singers, Bach Choir, The Young Singers, London Youth Choir, Finchley Children's Music Group,David Hill; Signum Classics Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Sep 22 2015 Star rating: 4.0 Environmental issues...Show More Summary

London Mozart Players supporting the Royal British Legion through music

Howard Shelley This season the London Mozart Players will be donating all of the profits in two of their concert series to the Royal British Legion, raising funds for those who are serving or have served in the British Armed Forces.Show More Summary

The lute song re-invented - Amores Pasados

John Paul Jones, Peter Warlock, Thomas Campion, Tony Banks, EJ Moeran, Picforth, Sting; John Potter, Ana Maria Friman, Jacob Heringman, Ariel Abramovich Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Sep 18 2015 Star rating: 5.0 Evocative new lute songs...Show More Summary

Poetic return for Ulysses at the Barbican

Claudio Monteverdipainted in 1630 by Bernardo Strozzi Monteverdi, Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria; Ian Bostridge, Barbara Kozelj, Elizabeth Watts, Academy of Ancient Music, Richard Egarr; Barbican Hall Reviewed by Robert Hugill on SepShow More Summary

Through a romantic lens - Baroque Inspirations

Tartini, Vivaldi, Stamitz, Vitali, Kreisler; Hideko Udagawa, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Nicholas Kraemer; Nimbus Alliance Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Sept 18 2015 Star rating: 3.5 Baroque music seen through a more romantic lens, including...Show More Summary

Festal Festival Finale - Hatfield House Chamber Music Festival

Stephen Cleobury, Choir of King's College Cambridge, Haydn Chamber Orchestra at Hatfield House Chamber Music Festival 2015 Haydn, Charlotte Bray, Mozart; Choir of King's College Cambridge, Haydn Chamber Orchestra, Stephen Cleobury; Hatfield...Show More Summary

Intense drama, but where was the caustic scherzo - Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk at ENO

Rosie Aldrige, Patricia Racette, Peter Hoare & ensembleLady Macbeth of Mtsensk at English National Opera, photo credit Clive Barda Shostakovich Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk; Patricia Racette, Robert Hayward, John Daszak, Peter Hoare, dir:...Show More Summary

The Devil Inside - new opera from Stuart MacRae and Louise Walsh

Stuart MacRae Music Theatre Wales will be touring a new opera by Stuart MacRae and Louise Walsh in 2016 in a new production which is a co-production with Scottish Opera. The Devil Inside (based on Robert Louis Stevenson's short story...Show More Summary

London International A Cappella Choir Competition - Heat 2

Sansara preparing for the London International A Cappella Choir Competition at St John's Smith Square London International A Cappella Choir Competition - Heat 2; Sansara, Ardu, The Gesualdo Six, Blossom Street; St John's Smith Square Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Sep 25 2015 Four contrasting ensembles in the second heat of the competition. Show More Summary

Autumn Sonata puts Bergman's film into music with Anne Sofie von Otter at Finnish National Opera

Anne Sophie von Otter - photo by Ewa-Marie Rundquist Finnish National Opera has commissioned a new opera from Finnish composer Sebastian Fagerlund. The new piece, Autumn Sonata, will have a libretto by Gunilla Hemming based on the film of the same name by Ingmar Bergman. Show More Summary

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