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September 2021

  Dutch virtuoso Janine Jansen and Sir Antonio Pappano dazzle in this thrilling new documentary directed by BAFTA winning filmmaker Gerry Fox as they embark on a journey to record an album on 12 of the world’s greatest Stradivari violins.  November 2020, the filmmakers follow Janine Jansen fly-on-the wall from initial research and rehearsals in Stockholm, to a hectic month in London where, accompanied on the piano by Pappano, the legendary Director of the Royal Opera, she becomes acquainted with…

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  THE NATIONAL G&S OPERA COMPANY PRESENTS THE BEST OF GILBERT & SULLIVAN Your favourite Gilbert and Sullivan opera? There’s no need to decide when you can have a cavalcade of the very best of G&S, from the wonderfully familiar to the surprisingly unfamiliar, performed by the best G&S singers in the world! The National Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company, led by celebrated comic baritone Simon Butteriss, and accompanied by the National Festival Orchestra, will take you on a whirlwind tour…

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  Chandos Symphony Orchestra is delighted to be returning to Malvern Theatres and to be able to present this programme of classical favourites, with guest conductor Richard Laing and violin soloist Charlotte Moseley. Mendelssohn: Overture - Die Schone Melusine Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto Beethoven: Symphony No.7

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  Magnus Johnston violin Guy Johnston cello Tom Poster piano Schubert Notturno in E flat, D.897 Schumann Piano Trio No.2 in F, Op.80 Schubert Piano Trio No.1 in B flat, D.898 Guy & Magnus Johnston and Tom Poster have worked together for almost twenty years and were founder members of the award-winning Aronowitz Ensemble, an ensemble of six strings and piano with which they continue to perform. The Aronowitz Ensemble’s flexible approach to programming chamber music meant that the trio…

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October 2021

  ARMONICO CONSORT & BAROQUE PLAYERS ENGLISH CORNETT & SACKBUT ENSEMBLE DIRECTOR  CHRISTOPHER MONKS HEINRICH BIBER MISSA SALISBURGENSIS À 53 ALESSANDRO STRIGGIO MISSA SOPRA ECCO SÌ BEATO GIORNO (60 - PART MASS) THOMAS TALLIS SPEM IN ALIUM Over the past 20 years, Armonico Consort has secured a reputation for staging spectacular large-scale concerts in ‘medieval surround sound’ which have earned us several 5 star reviews in the national press along the way. What better way to celebrate our 20th birthday milestone than…

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CBSO: James Ehnes

October 9th 7:30 pm

  City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra With James Ehnes (Violin) Conducted by Finnegan Downie Dear Mozart: Overture Idomeneo Mozart: Violin Concerto No.3 in G Beethoven: Symphony No.6 in F ‘Pastoral’ Recently named Artist of the Year at this year's Gramophone Awards, Canadian violinist James Ehnes joins the CBSO for a performance of Mozart's Violin Concerto No.3, conducted by Finnegan Downie Dear. In the second half, the orchestra will play Beethoven's 6th Symphony 'The Pastoral'.    

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  Boris Godunov (Mussorgsky) - Recorded Broadcast Bass René Pape, the world’s reigning Boris, reprises his tremendous portrayal of the tortured tsar caught between grasping ambition and crippling paranoia, kicking off the highly anticipated 2021–22 Live in HD season. Conductor Sebastian Weigle leads Mussorgsky’s masterwork, a pillar of the Russian repertoire, in its original 1869 version. Stephen Wadsworth’s affecting production poignantly captures the hope and suffering of the Russian people, as well as the title ruler himself. Rene Pape headlines…

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  ALISTAIR MCGOWAN - The Piano Show "The classical concert you’ve always wanted to see” A unique mix of classic comedy and classical music Following the surprise success of his Sony album, which reached No 1 in the UK Classical Album charts, comes Alistair McGowan’s new show, combining his talents as master impressionist and comedian with his new-found talent as a classical pianist! Join Alistair as he plays classical gems by Glass, Chopin, Gershwin, Grieg, Debussy, Tiersen and Satie -…

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  Tamsin Waley-Cohen violin Emma Parker violin Ann Beilby viola Nathaniel Boyd cello Mozart String Quartet No.18 in A, K.464 Judith Weir String Quartet Brahms String Quartet in B flat, Op.67 The Albion Quartet were booked at short notice to play for us in November 2020, after the Calidore String Quartet were stranded in the USA by Covid – only for their concert too to be wiped out by lockdown rules. So it is a particular pleasure that we have…

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  Fire Shut Up in My Bones (Terence Blanchard / Libretto by Kasi Lemmons) - MET Premiere Live Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Grammy Award–winning jazz musician and composer Terence Blanchard’s adaptation of Charles M. Blow’s moving memoir. The first opera by a Black composer presented on the Met stage and featuring a libretto by filmmaker Kasi Lemmons, the opera tells a poignant and profound story about a young man’s journey to overcome a life of trauma and hardship.…

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