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March 2018

  Handel's Messiah Conducted by Jonathan Brown, Director of Music at Malvern College Organist - Julian McNamara Trumpeter - Richard Powell Malvern Festival Chorus is delighted to welcome successful applicants from their recent Young Voices initiative to sing the solos in Handel's Messiah, perhaps one of the best loved oratorios in the British choral repertoire. With Easter approaching, they will be performing Parts 2 and 3 which focus on the Easter story. This gives the choir the exciting opportunity of…

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      Programme details: Worcestershire Youth Orchestra   programme will include: Star Wars (Phantom Menace) by John Williams Dances with Wolves by John Barry Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by Patrick Doyle and John Williams Theme From Schindler’s List by John Williams   Worcestershire Intermediate Orchestra  programme will include: 'Largo' from Dvorak's  New World  Symphony no. 9 In the Hall of the Mountain King by Edvard Grieg Wallace and Gromit Theme by Julian Nott – arr. by Chris…

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  Inspired by Handel’s profound religious masterpiece, this acclaimed Bristol Old Vic production provides a rare chance to experience a powerfully dramatic account of Messiah and to rediscover the intense spirituality of its many well-known arias and choruses. Staged by the Tony Award-winning director Tom Morris (War Horse), this extraordinary production features Europe’s most celebrated Baroque orchestra The English Concert, the magnificent Erebus Ensemble and a cast of internationally-renowned soloists. The story explores the drama and struggle of faith, showing…

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  Così fan tutte (Mozart) – New Production A winning cast comes together for Phelim McDermott’s clever vision of Mozart’s comedy about the sexes, set in a carnival-esque, funhouse environment inspired by 1950s Coney Island—complete with bearded ladies, fire eaters, and a Ferris wheel. Manipulating the action are the Don Alfonso of Christopher Maltman and the Despina of Tony Award–winner Kelli O’Hara, with Amanda Majeski, Serena Malfi, Ben Bliss, and Adam Plachetka as the pairs of young lovers who test…

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April 2018

  Luisa Miller (Verdi) – First time in HD The Met: Live in HD 2017–18 season Plácido Domingo adds yet another chapter to his legendary Met collaboration with this rarely performed Verdi gem, a heart-wrenching tragedy based on Friedrich Schiller’s novel Intrigue and Love. The young maiden Luisa loves Rodolfo, unaware that he is actually the son of the local lord. An unscrupulous rival for her affections tells her father of Rodolfo’s true identity, turning the old man against him.…

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    115th Season 2017-18 .. Britten Oboe Quartet: Nicholas Daniel oboe Jacqueline Shave violin Clare Finnimore viola Caroline Dearnley cello .. Elgar Andante and Allegro (c.1878) Moeran Fantasy Quartet Mozart Adagio for Cor Anglais and String Trio, K580a Britten Fantasy Quartet, Op.2 Oliver Knussen Cantata Lennox Berkeley String Trio Mozart Oboe Quartet, K.370  .. Since winning the BBC’s Young Musician of the Year competition in 1980, Nicholas Daniel has toured the world as a virtuoso of the oboe, and…

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  Cendrillon (Massenet) – MET Premiere “Glorious,” raved the New York Times when Joyce DiDonato sang the title role of Cendrillon at the Royal Opera in 2011. “Her performance was thoroughly enchanting.” Now, for the first time ever, Massenet’s sumptuous take on the Cinderella story comes to the Met, with DiDonato starring in the title role. She is paired with mezzo-soprano Alice Coote in the trouser role of Prince Charming, Kathleen Kim as the Fairy Godmother, and Stephanie Blythe as the…

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May 2018

  Rossini Italian Girl in Algiers (Overture) Mozart Piano Concerto no21 in C major, K.467 Mendelssohn Symphony no4 in A major, Op.90 ‘Italian’ Bernard D'Ascoli - piano Adrian Partington – conductor Best known for his exquisite and deeply-felt performances of the Romantic repertoire, the well-loved French pianist Bernard d’Ascoli will be performing the intensely lyrical Mozart Piano Concerto no21, which moves from cheekiness to anguish to catharsis with a whole lot more along the way! We will also hear colours…

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Madama Butterfly

May 13th 7:30 pm

  Opera & Ballet International proudly presents an Ellen Kent production with international soloists, highly-praised chorus and full orchestra  Winner of “The Best Opera Award” Liverpool Daily Post Theatre Awards  Puccini MADAMA BUTTERFLY  Introducing the celebrated soprano Maria HeeJung Kim* from the Korean National Opera, Seoul and the international soprano Alyona Kistenyova*  Back by overwhelming public demand, this award winning Opera returns with exquisite sets that include a spectacular Japanese garden and fabulous costumes including antique wedding kimonos from Japan.…

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June 2018

  Beethoven: Violin Sonata No. 8 in G Op.30 No.3 Ravel: Violin Sonata Bartok: Rhapsody No.1 for Violin and Piano Brahms: Violin Sonata No.3 in D minor Op.108   Hyeyoon Park (Violin) Benjamin Grosvenor (Piano)   Having made her orchestral debut with the Seoul Philharmonic aged nine, violinist Hyeyoon Park received the London Music Masters Award in 2012 propelling her international career, performing with leading orchestras across Europe and in Japan. Hyeyoon’s UK engagements this year include her concerto debut…

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