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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets in Concert – Echo Arena, Liverpool

Reviewer: John Roberts Having already won millions of fans through the books and the record-smashing film franchise the Harry Potter series and world’s just keep getting bigger and bigger, so it is no surprise that following the recent trend of live orchestral concerts of blockbuster movies that the wizarding world of Harry Potter shouldn’t follow suit. Last year across the ...

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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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BABARÓ INTERNATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL: The Wolf and Peter – Town Hall Theatre, Galway

Writer: David Bolger Director: David Bolger Reviewer: Tricia O’Beirne The first scene of David Bolger’s The Wolf and Peter features Conor Linehan, sporting very strange hair, centre stage with his piano. The cast, dancers Wojciech Grudziński, Ivonne Kalter, Jonathan Mitchell, Emma O’Kane and Mateusz Szczerek, perform a playful dance around the piano, which then moves to the side of the ...

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Arvo Pärt / Manchester Camerata (Manchester International Festival) – The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Conductor: Gábor Takács-Nagy (Manchester Camerata) Choir artistic director: Jaan-Eik Tulve (Vox Clamantis Choir) Reviewer: Dave Cunningham The 2015 Manchester International Festival has been characterised by a somewhat desperate pursuit of originality. This has generated works of shallow novelty and of high pretension. In such an environment the commissioning of a concert dedicated to a composer purely on the basis of ...

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Ensemble 360: Music In The Round – Cast, Doncaster

Violins: Claudia Ajmore-Marsan, Sarah-Jane Bradley, Benjamin Nabarro Cello: Gemma Rosefield Double Bass: Laurѐne Durantel Horn: Naomi Atherton Oboe: Adrian Wilson Clarinet: Matthew Hunt Flute: Juliette Bausor Bassoon: Amy Harman Reviewer: Andrew White There’s something magical about Music in the Round. It’s about being closer to the music and feeling a part of it; and that’s what the capacity crowd in ...

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Worthing Symphony Orchestra: Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, An Evening of Celebration – Assembly Hall, Worthing

Conductor: John Gibbons Reviewer: Jenni Dixon [Rating: 4.5] This concert was, as the title suggests, an evening of celebration dedicated to the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. Principle conductor John Gibbons lead the Worthing Symphony Orchestra through a traditional but recognisable playlist to the delight of classical addicts and intrigued newcomers. The Orchestra were all dressed in black tie and held themselves ...

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