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La bohème at Fairfield Halls in Croydon, South London.

Casting announced for the ENO’s concert of Puccini’s classic opera La bohème at Fairfield Halls, Croydon

On Sunday 21 August, the English National Opera (ENO) will present a concert performance of Puccini’s much-loved opera La bohème at Fairfield Halls in Croydon, South London.  Every ticket in the world-class 1,802-seat Concert Hall is priced at £5.  One of the most famous operas of all time, La bohème tells the story of Parisian …

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Bath Festival Orchestra announces its 2022-23 season

The Bath Festival Orchestra announces its 2022-23 season

The Bath Festival Orchestra announces a season of live concerts commencing in September 2022 and running until June 2023. The concerts will take place in two of the country’s leading concert venues, at St George’s in Bristol and Cadogan Hall in London’s Chelsea. Guest artists across the season include British trumpeter Matilda Lloyd, Franco-Albanian pianist Marie-Ange Nguci, Scottish tenor …

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Omari Douglas confirmed for Dream Prom at Royal Albert Hall on 1 September 2022

BBC Proms are pleased to announce that Omari Douglas has been confirmed to take part in the Dream Prom at the Royal Albert Hall on Thursday 1 September. The actor, best known for It’s a Sin, will take on the role of Sky, who, haunted by a recurring dream from his childhood, turns to a Dream Journal to understand his own mind. Omari says: “I’ll …

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A Child In Striped Pyjamas - opera by Noah Max

A child in striped pyjamas – the new opera by Noah Max

John Boyne’s masterpiece The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas still features regularly on international bestseller lists nearly two decades after its publication. Boyne’s story is a symbolic exploration of why the Holocaust is so traumatic: it demonstrates the relentlessly organised barbarity of which humanity is capable. The book has been adapted for cinema, theatre and ballet, though never for …

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A strange tale of love and loss retold in music and mime at Tête à Tête: The Opera Festival 2022

The Dong with a Luminous Nose This magical performance of Edward Lear’s complete poem is part of Tête à Tête: The Opera Festival 2022 With words by the author of ‘The Owl and the Pussycat’, ‘The Dong with a Luminous Nose’ is a fantastical tale about loneliness, love and loss now brought to life in music and dance. A strange …

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Programme announced for CBeebies Prom: Ocean Adventure

Programme announced for CBeebies Prom: Ocean Adventure

The BBC Proms today announces the full programme for the CBeebies Prom, taking place on Saturday 23 July at 11am and 3pm at the Royal Albert Hall. Created especially for the Proms’ youngest audience members, it features music reflecting an Ocean Adventure, with special animations including CBeebies favourites JoJo & Gran Gran and Hey Duggee. CBeebies Prom: Ocean Adventure is being led by conductor Kwamé Ryan and will …

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Britten Pears Arts announces its Autumn 2022 season

Britten Pears Arts announces its Autumn 2022 season  Highlights include: Two performances of Laura Bowler and Laura Lomas’ new opera The Blue Woman directed by Katie Mitchell Festival of New presents three days of freshly devised music, all developed during Britten Pears Arts residencies at Snape Maltings Britten Weekend features a new production of The Rape of Lucretia, …

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Bramwell Tovey. Photo: David Cooper

Sad news: Bramwell Tovey, Principal Conductor of the BBC Concert Orchestra, has died

We are deeply saddened by the news that Bramwell Tovey, Principal Conductor of the BBC Concert Orchestra, has died. Keen to popularise classical music, he was also a successful composer, winning both a Grammy and a Juno for his work. He led the BBC Concert Orchestra in a wealth of repertoire, with concerts at the …

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Orli Shaham. Photo Credit: Aleks Karjaka

Pianist Orli Shaham joins Juilliard piano faculty

This week, the Juilliard School announced that Orli Shaham is joining the prestigious school’s piano faculty in the 2022-23 academic year. Ms. Shaham is an alumna of the school (Pre-College ’93; and the cross-registration program with Columbia University ’97), and for the past two years has taught at Juilliard as an interim faculty member. Pianists Soyeon Kate Lee and …

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City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra announces 2022/23 Assistant Conductors cohort

The CBSO has announced the appointment of six new Assistant Conductors. Marking the first time the orchestra has appointed a cohort of Assistant Conductors, the scheme also builds on the orchestra’s rich history of working with some of the world’s most exciting conducting talent. Bertie Baigent, Olivia Clarke, Otis Enokido-Lineham, Jack Lovell-Huckle, Charlotte Politi and Konstantinos Terzakis start work …

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