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The Turkey-based Tekfen Philharmonic Orchestra appears in London on 3 April 2005; a classical orchestra embracing Silk Road instruments, this is an ensemble of reconciliation and supportive of ecology… Many...
Catherine Wyn-Rogers makes her debut as Lucretia in Benjamin Britten’s opera “The Rape of Lucretia” – a concert performance in aid of Prostate Cancer Research… On Wednesday the 23rd at...
The Chinese cellist Jian Wang says he “wasn’t really given a choice!” During the so-called Cultural Revolution, Jian’s parents “were separated by the government: in those days you were sent...
Conductor Sylvain Cambreling talks about his BBC Symphony Orchestra concert of Rameau and Messiaen on 22 March in the Barbican… It’s rare that the 18th-century composer Jean-Philippe Rameau is juxtaposed...
Nothing lasts forever. Young composers must by now have grown resigned to the loss of “State of the Nation”, the weekend’s worth of workshops and first performances which the London...
As the 2005 London Handel Festival gets under way, his opera Ezio is due four performances at the Royal College of Music. Conductor Laurence Cummings discusses the work and Handel...
Lang Lang talks about his new recording of Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No.2 and Paganini Rhapsody, and about learning Tippett’s Piano Concerto… That a pianist with the wide appeal of Lang...
Leonard Slatkin conducts concerts of British music with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in the Royal Festival Hall on 10 March and 7 April; and on 5 April, in Cadogan Hall,...
Shakespeare’s Play and Mendelssohn’s Incidental Music come together on February 28th in the Royal Festival Hall. Director Tim Carroll brings the actors, and conductor Iván Fischer leads the Orchestra of...
John Boyden on the New Queen’s Hall Orchestra: “There’s increasing acceptance in what we do. We have a Patron, Mrs Camilla Parker Bowles, and we have American Friends. We make...
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