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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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BBC Philharmonic: Smetana, Bartók & Dvořák – Leeds Town Hall

Violin soloist Augustin Hadelich

Music: Smetana, Bartok, Dvorak Conductor: Juanjo Mena Violin soloist: Augustin Hadelich Reviewer: Rich Jevons In this all-Eastern European programme, we commence with the second of Czech composer Smetana’s symphonic poems from Ma Vlast, familiar in its heroic and lyrical celebration of his homeland and in particular, the river Vltava. It is a perfect piece to demonstrate the strength of the ...

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NEWS: Scottish Opera Announce a Vibrant New Season

Scottish Opera has announced details of its vibrant new season, showcasing seven powerful operas featuring drama, romance, fairy-tale and comedy. Welcoming back a host of talented cast and creatives from recent years alongside some exciting new faces, and spanning four centuries in four languages, the season features ten shows, two world premieres, six new productions and 111 performances in 46 ...

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Hong Kong Philharmonic: Beethoven and Dvořák – Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Conductor: Jaap van Zweden Reviewer: Sam Chipman The Hong Kong Philharmonic have not visited the UK in over 10 years, but return after celebrating their 40th Anniversary as a professional orchestra. An orchestra on the up they have been referred to as ‘the Berlin Philharmonic of Asia’. Quite an appraisal, as under the sharp direction of Jaap van Zweden they ...

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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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