Mumbles Orchestra Flies the Musical Flag for Swansea + MORE Oct 29th

 

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Misero, dove son? + MORE

Review – Ezio (Oper Frankfurt, Saturday 17 December 2016) Valentiniano – Rupert Enticknap Ezio – Max Emanuel Cencic Fulvia – Cecelia Hall Massimo – Theo Lebow Onoria – Sydney Mancasola Varo – Michael Porter Director – Vincent Boussard Assistant Director – Carerina Panti Liberov.... More »
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The 1945 Victory Symphony Contest in the Daily Express: The Premieres + MORE

The Daily Mail (10 June 1946) reported on the success of their rival newspaper’s Victory Symphony competition. Ralph Hill insisted that the paper has to be congratulated on its success in bringing to ‘the notice of the musical public two gifted young composers, Cedric Thorpe Davie and Bernard St.... More »
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Masterly, Penetrating Schubert from the Takács Quartet + MORE

 Schubert: Takács Quartet [Edward Dusinberre & Károly Schranz (violins), Geraldine Walther (viola), András Féjer (cello)], Wigmore Hall London, 31. 1.2015 (CS) String Quartet Movement in C minor D.703 String Quartet in A Minor D.804 ‘Rosamunde’ String Quartet in D Minor D.810 ‘De.... More »
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BBCSO/Davis: The Dream of Gerontius review 'Splendour and clarity' + MORE

Barbican, LondonSir Andrew Davis, the BBC Symphony and its chorus take Elgar's masterwork to soulful heights of emotionAndrew Davis is celebrating his 70th birthday this year conducting and recording choral works by Elgar. In addition to the well-known pieces, he's also reviving at least one rarity .... More »
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Martina Arroyo receives Kennedy Center Honors, December 29 on CBS + MORE Dec 28th

Martina Arroyo's soprano was among the great opera voices of the 20th century. Her three-decade career, stretching from the 1960s to the 1990s, most notably included many years as a favorite at the Metropolitan Opera, excelling in classic roles such as Donna Anna and Aida..... More »

Brazilian Orchestra Makes Its Mark in Manchester

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 Clarice Assad, Bernstein, Mahler: São Paulo Symphony Orchestra/Marin Alsop (conductor), Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, Sunday 27th October 2013 (MC) Clarice Assad: Terra Brasilis – Fantasia on the Brazilian National Anthem Bernstein: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story Mahler: Symphony No.1 in D major ‘Titan’   One might excuse the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra for feeling jaded […]The post Brazilian Orchestra Makes Its Mark in Manchester appeared first on Seen and Heard International.

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Mumbles Orchestra Flies the Musical Flag for Swansea

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 Glazunov, Sibelius, Kalinnokov: Melinda Stocker (violin), Mumbles Symphony Orchestra / David John (conductor), Bishop Gore School, Swansea, 26.10.2013, (NR) Glazunov: ‘Autumn’, from The Seasons Sibelius: Violin Concerto Kalinnikov: Symphony no. 1 With the Brangwyn Hall undergoing refurbishment, there isn’t the normal Swansea Festival this year with its three or four international touring orchestras, so the […]The post Mumbles Orchestra Flies the Musical Flag for Swansea appeared first on Seen and Heard International.

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Award-winning Chinese concert pianist Lang Lang has been made a messenger of peace by the United Nations.

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Jack Gallagher

Composer Jack Gallagher and GRAMMY® Award-winning conductor JoAnn Falletta recorded their second collaborative disc for Naxos on September 2 and 3, 2013 at Blackheath Halls, London. The new release, produced by GRAMMY® Award-winner Tim Handley, includes Gallagher’s Symphony No 2 (“Ascendant”), a four-movement work lasting nearly one hour, and Quiet Reflections, a lyrical single-movement work…

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This high-energy, vividly coloured concert celebrated the pan-American musical heritage shared by the orchestra and conductor Marin Alsop

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Helping youth give voice to music

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Manny Laureano, co-artistic director of Minnesota Youth Symphonies (MYS) and principal trumpet of the Minnesota Orchestra, shares a powerful story of how he found a way to help his students go from making good music to incredible music.

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November at Kings Place

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November at Kings Place

The Brodsky Quartet are in residence at Kings Place during November, bringing stories of cities, trees and walls. Scene Norway is also present, so that there are a number of Norwegian themed events. And the Kings Place Bach Unwrapped series continues with transcriptions of Bach played on the viola and on the mandolin…

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Winslow Hall Opera faces an uncertain future after complaints about the noise leaves its host, Christopher Gilmour, wondering whether to carry on with it    

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Martinů Quartet with Olga Vinokur (piano) Kings Place 27 October 2013 Martinů Quartet with Olga Vinokur (piano) Kings Place 27 October 2013Mozart: Piano Quintet in G Minor K 478Martinů: String Quartet No. 2Taneyev: Piano Quintet Mozart, Martinů, Taneyev: a satisfyingly diverse and unusual programme this evening from the Martinů Quartet and pianist Olga Vinokur. Yet none of the three composers are particularly obscure, so the fact that two of them hardly ever appear on chamber music programmes in this country is an indictment of the conservatism of our venues and ensembles…

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Alameda-born soprano’s sore throat doesn’t spoil her appearance here in the early Wagner classic

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‘An England real and imaginary, a land that once was, and never was’I have been blown away by Mark Padmore’s new album of songs by Vaughan Williams, Jonathan Dove and Peter Warlock, five stars all the way. Read my Album of the Week review on Sinfinimusic.com.

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Edvard Grieg’s symphonic music, heard by Howard Smith. ‘… spoilt for choice.’

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Karita Mattila: Power from Start to Finnish…

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Meet my latest interviewee: the astonishing Karita Mattila. “The Finnish Venus” needs no introduction except for this: (A short version of this interview appeared in The Independent on 26 October. Karita Mattila sings Marie in Berg’s Wozzeck at the Royal Opera House, opening 31 October.) Karita Mattila is not eight feet tall, but such is the force of her presence and her voice that she almost seems it…

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