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Budapest Festival Orchestra – Usher Hall, Edinburgh

nicola benedetti with violin

Violin: Nicola Benedetti Composer: Franz Schubert, Johannes Brahms and Antonín Dvořák Conductor: Iván Fischer Reviewer: S.E. Webster As 2017 marks the pivotal 70th anniversary of the Edinburgh International Festival, it seems more than fitting that Nicola Benedetti, a home-grown talent from West Kilbride in Scotland, should be performing on the Usher Hall stage alongside the Budapest Festival Orchestra. For the ...

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Scaling the Heights: Orchestra of Opera North – Town Hall, Leeds

Music: Brahms, Ravel, Debussy Conductor: Richard Farnes Violin soloist: Jack Liebeck Reviewer: David Gann There was a delight on the faces and shared comments of those in the audience as we rose to leave Leeds Town Hall. This was a concert to remember. We had experienced truly inspirationalmusic, orchestral playing and conducting of the highest order. The musical sensitivities and ...

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream – West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Choreographer/Director: David Nixon, OBE Musical Director: John Pryce Jones Reviewer: S. E. Webster [rating:5] Northern Ballet’s prelude to the new autumn season at West Yorkshire Playhouse has commenced in the exciting form of the latest revival of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. In mapping the Shakespearean classic of frustrated love and inner rivalries onto the daily lives of a ballet company, ...

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Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra – Leeds Town Hall

Music: Brahms, Liszt, Bizet, Ravel Conductor: Yan Pascal Tortelier Reviewer: Ray Taylor [rating:4.5] Leeds Town Hall with its crystal clear acoustics provides a wonderful setting for classical music concerts and tonight’s audience greatly enjoyed a varied programme of Hungarian and French works. The planned programme had to be slightly altered due to circumstances beyond management’s control as both the original ...

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