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Grace Notes: A concert of musical chairs

Last Thursday, Trinity Laban performed a concert in Blackheath Halls consisting of a Berlioz overture, a commissioned work, and some Bartok. What made this concert unusual, was that the stage had to be set three times! 604 more words


Watford Symphony Orchestra Concert

24th January 2015
Clarendon Muse, (Watford Grammar School for Boys)

Watford Symphony Orchestra Concert

  • Humperdinck: Hansel & Gretel Overture
  • Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker Suite & from the Ballet…
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Review: Guest Conductor Lawrence Loh and the KSO Sculpt A Dynamic Masterpiece

There was a time—only a few years ago—that the booking and announcement of a guest conductor for a Knoxville Symphony Orchestra concert engendered in me a gnawing feeling of dread and trepidation. 593 more words

Classical Music

Swindon Recital Series feat. Polly Leech and Paul Turner

Last Wednesday lunchtime I sped through my Greggs’ pasty and, brushing off the crumbs, went along to the opening concert in this year’s Swindon Recital Series. 371 more words

KSO This Week: Tchaikovsky Symphony #4, Shostakovich, Berlioz

Knoxville Symphony Orchestra Masterworks
Lawrence Loh, guest conductor
Berlioz: Roman Carnival Overture, Opus 9
Shostakovich: Concerto No. 1 for Cello and Orchestra in E-flat Major (Julie Albers, cello) 215 more words

Classical Music

Pierre Ducré - Berlioz's Imaginary Chapel Master

In 1843, the London newspaper Dramatic and Musical Review wrote a scathing attack on the French composer Hector Berlioz (1803-1869).

“Berlioz, musically speaking, is a lunatic; a classical composer only in Paris, the great city of quacks. 424 more words

All Saints Fulham

The Greatest Operas, Part II

Today, I’m continuing my exploration of my favourite operas of the last 400 years. In my first post, I looked at the early greats, now we move into the bracing 19th century. 4,254 more words