City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra appoints Kazuki Yamada as Chief Conductor and Artistic Advisor

The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO) is delighted to announce that Japanese conductor Kazuki Yamada has been appointed as its Chief Conductor and Artistic Advisor with effect from 1 April 2023 for an initial four and a half-year period.  Yamada made his debut with the CBSO in 2012 and has been the Orchestra’s Principal Guest Conductor since …

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CBSO announces September 2021 – January 2022 season

From full-scale symphonic blockbusters in Symphony Hall to connecting with communities across Birmingham and beyond Highlights: The full 90-strong CBSO back on stage at Birmingham’s Symphony Hall, a B:Music venue  Premieres of three CBSO Centenary Commissions: Mark-Anthony Turnage’s Go For It, Debbie Wiseman’s Carnival of the Endangered Animals and Jonathan Dove’s In Exile  A new series of informal gig …

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The ENO presents Tosca at the brand new South Facing Festival

Opens 27 August (2 performances) On Friday 27 and Sunday 29 August 2021 – as a part of South Facing Festival at historic music venue Crystal Palace Bowl in Crystal Palace Park, South London – the English National Opera (ENO) will present a semi-staged outdoor performance of Giacomo Puccini’s Tosca.  Tosca is a roller coaster …

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Nicholas Collon launches first season at the helm of the FRSO

The British conductor begins his tenure as Chief Conductor of the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra in September becoming the first non-Finn to lead the orchestra  Guest appearances throughout the 2021/22 season include debuts with the Minnesota Orchestra and Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra alongside return performances with the Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Dresden Philharmonic, Gürzenich-Orchester Köln, …

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Guildhall School of Music & Drama announces autumn events season

Guildhall School of Music & Drama is pleased to welcome in-person audiences back to events this autumn with concerts, plays, opera, jazz and ResearchWorks on offer for the public to enjoy. Some events will be recorded for online broadcast via the School’s website. Highlights: American jazz drummer Peter Erskine in a week-long residency  This year’s …

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BBC Concert Orchestra

BBC Concert Orchestra announce Bill Chandler as new Director

The BBC Concert Orchestra today announce Bill Chandler as Director, starting from September 2021. Originally from the USA, Bill Chandler started his career as a violinist in the Houston Symphony before joining the Royal Scottish National Orchestra as Associate Leader. With more than 30 years of experience working in orchestras, Bill Chandler is passionate about …

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First ever Proms Festival Orchestra announced as BBC reveals four mystery Proms

BBC Proms today reveals details of the four mystery Proms taking place this summer. In response to the ever developing pandemic landscape, planning these concerts was held to enable the festival to be flexible and respond to the changing times.  For the first time, the Proms Festival Orchestra will come together for a concert on Wednesday 8 …

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The Grange Festival

The Grange Festival’s 2021 season (24 June – 24 July)

Summer 2021 sees new productions of La Cenerentola and Manon Lescaut as well as a remake of Paul Curran’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream   The season also includes three staged concert performances of My Fair Lady and spoken theatre for the first time with a new production of Shakespeare’s King Lear  “The entire event was a credit to Chance for opting for …

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Fresh Horizons – A New Online Concert Series from St Martin-in-the-Fields

St Martin-in-the-Fields’ Fresh Horizons Concert Series Presents an Audio-Visual Performance of Handel’s Messiah with the Academy of St Martin in the Fields and St Martin’s Voices

On Thursday 8 April 2021, London’s St Martin-in-the-Fields presents a spectacular audio-visual performance of George Frideric Handel’s Messiah as part of the iconic venue’s weekly online concert series – Fresh Horizons – supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.  This exclusive performance unites the Academy of St Martin in the Fields and St Martin’s Voices with light projections curated by Nina Dunn Studio to create a unique audio-visual …

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