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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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NDT2 – The Lowry, Salford

Company of Cacti - NDT2

Artistic Director: Gerald Tibbs Choreography: Sol León &Paul Lightfoot, Edward Clug, Hans van Manen, Alexander Ekman Reviewer: Peter Jacobs Nederlands Dans Theatre, founded in 1959, is one of the world’s leading contemporary dance companies, now under the artistic direction of former NDT dancer Paul Lightfoot. In 1978, NDT founded NDT2, its junior division specifically focusing on the development of younger ...

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CBSO: From the Danube to the Rhine – Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Conductor: Zazushi Ono Reviewer: Sam Chipman After the "Tragic" Fourth Symphony in C minor, in which Schubert was showing signs of development towards a romantic symphony, his Fifth Symphony reverted back to a more conventionally classical symphony although the availability of certain instruments in his amateur orchestra seems likely to have influenced this. Kazushi Ono leads the CBSO with much ...

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Schubert’s Great – Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Conductor: David Afkham Reviewer: Sam Chipman There has always been a little confusion over the numbering of Schubert's late symphonies because his symphonies had not been published before his death. This symphony was originally given the title of the seventh symphony, until it was discovered that it was preceded by two other symphonies, and its name was duly changed. It ...

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Compagnie Käfig: Boxe Boxe – The Lowry, Salford

Artistic Direction and Choreography: Mourad Merzouki Music Design: The Debussy String Quartet and AS’N Reviewer: Peter Jacobs Compagnie Käfig is a well-established French street dance company founded in 1996 by Mourad Merzouki. Boxe Boxe is their latest production and is about boxing. But that tells you little of what to expect from this company or this show and what it ...

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Compagnie Käfig’s Boxe Boxe – Milton Keynes Theatre

Director: Mourad Merzouki Choreographer and Artistic Director: Mourad Merzouki Reviewer: Maggie Constable Avoiding too many boxing metaphors, it is safe to say that anyone going to see the Boxe Boxe show brought to Milton Keynes Theatre this week by French dance company Käfig, is likely to be knocked out! Who would have imagined a mix of dance and boxing accompanied ...

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Royal Philharmonic Orchestra – Royal Hall, Harrogate

Reviewer: Rosie Revell [Rating:4.5] The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, under the baton of the quietly authoritative and impressive conductor Janusz Piotrowicz, visited the sumptuous Royal Hall, and left their audience completely satisfied and wanting much more. Piotrowicz, one of the world’s most lauded conductors, led the Orchestra through the familiar and crowd-pleasing four pieces; Beethoven’s Overture Fidelio, Schubert’s Symphony no 8 ...

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