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Stunning Semiramide

Rossini has a reputation for idleness – all those self-borrowings and the early retirement.  What struck me at Opera Rara’s concert performance of Semiramide at the Royal Albert Hall, as part of the Proms season, on 4th September, was how incredibly prolific and hard-working he must have been. 890 more words

Performances I've Seen

A Note on the Last Night of the Proms 2016

Two years ago I wrote an article about the disjuncture between the iconic Last Night of the Proms and the fantastic series of concerts that precedes it. 1,052 more words

The Craic, Immigrants, Culture vs. all that UKIPpy stuff

I’m going to briefly get political here. Several weeks ago, here in the UK, a referendum was held to determine whether or not the electorate want to remain or leave the European Union, and almost 52% chose to vote… 473 more words

Blog

Week 8: 30 before 30

Here’s how I got on in week 8 of my 30 things before 30 list:

4. Volunteer for a charity. A charity wanted patients to complete a survey so I volunteered. 98 more words

Travel

BARBARA HANNIGAN PERFORMS ABRAHAMSEN’S LET ME TELL YOU ON ITS LONDON PREMIER AT THE 2016 BBC PROMS

The Royal Albert Hall welcomed the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra to the 55th event of this year’s BBC Proms. Lithuanian conductor Gražinytė-Tyla presented a programme that included Mozart’s Magic Flute overture, Tchaikovsky’s Symphony 4in F minor, and the London premiere of Abrahamsen’s Let me tell you. 445 more words

Classical Music

Rewarding the spectator of music

Notes from Last Night – Prom 53, Thursday 25 August 2016

‘Seeing’ or witnessing music performed live, especially orchestral, always offers a different experience and new dimension for the listener, no more so than when the aural experience is abstract or difficult to grasp. 436 more words

Music

Proms Extra Lates: Chrissy Williams

LONDON SW7: Proms Extra Lates: Chrissy Williams

Date: Wednesday 7 September, 2016
Time: 10:00 PM
Price: Free, but book tickets in advance.
Venue address:
Elgar Room, Royal Albert Hall, London SW7 2AP… 76 more words

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