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The Fitzwilliam String Quartet – Howard Assembly Room, Leeds

Musicians: Fitzwilliam String Quartet                   Opera North String Quartet Reviewer: Ron Simpson The Fitzwilliam String Quartet’s appearance at the Howard Assembly Room was celebratory in mood, notably in the stunning performance of Shostakovich’s String Octet with the Opera North String Quartet which concluded the evening, the perfect antidote to any mistaken belief ...

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Las Hermanas/Concerto/Gloria – Leeds Grand

Music: Frank Martin, Dmitri Shostakovich, Francis J.M. Poulenc Producer: Antony Dowson Reviewer: Dawn Smallwood To celebrate the late Sir Kenneth MacMillan, Northern Ballet presents a triple bill of his works, Las Hermanas, Concerto and Gloria this season. The audience has an opportunity to pay tribute to the legendary choreographer whose works continues to inspire many today. The programme opens with ...

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Penguin Cafe Mixed Programme – Birmingham Hippodrome

Composer (Concerto) - Dmitri Shostakovich Choreography - Kenneth MacMillan Composer (Still Life Penguin) - Simon Jeffes Choreography - David Bintley Composer (Elite Syncopations) - Scott Joplin & Others Choreography - Kenneth MacMillan Reviewer: John Kennedy The opening performance, Concerto, in three movements, is set within an explosion of bold, expansive monochromatic space: a brilliant white backdrop framed by monolithic, angular ...

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Go Dance ’14 – Theatre Royal, Glasgow

Reviewer: Fraser MacDonald As part of the Glasgow Cultural Programme, Go Dance is a festival celebrating excellence in community dance. With a packed programme running for a week in Glasgow's Theatre Royal, the show is bound to have those with their finger on the dance pulse talking. Each night has a different programme of acts, featuring a mix of championship ...

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Ballet Black – Stanley and Audrey Burton Theatre, Leeds

Choreographers: Jonathan Goddard, Christopher Hampson, Martin Lawrance, Jonathan Watkins Music: Alex Baranowski, Mark Bowden, Dmitri Shostakovich, Kurt Weill Reviewer: Katie Lee [rating:4.5] Ballet Black are in their eleventh year of operation, so as a comparatively small and new company they are really making waves. For this sold out performance, they present a mixed programme of three short pieces before the ...

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