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The Public Reviews 2014 Preview: Part I

Over the next week we shall be looking at the shows that have got our regional editors excited in 2014. Today we shall be looking at Ireland, South East and North East &Yorkshire. Are you excited by any of these productions? Share what you think in the comments section below. IRELAND: Ciara Murphy Here at The Public Reviews in Ireland, ...

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Nigel Kennedy presents Bach and Fats Waller – Leeds Town Hall, Leeds

Reviewer: S. E. Webster [rating:4.5] Following the recent release of his latest album, Recital, Nigel Kennedy is now currently touring the country along with fellow musicians Jarek Smietana (acoustic guitar),Yaron Stavi (double bass) and Krzysztof Dziedzic (Bodhran and Drums). Together, all four musicians have worked to produce an exciting, new musical compilation, reworking some of the staples of Bach and ...

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The Magic of Motown – Leeds Town Hall

Reviewer: Sue Collier [Rating: 4.5] “Music is a world within itself, with a language we all understand. With an equal opportunity for all to sing and dance and clap their hands.” (Stevie Wonder – ‘Sir Duke’). There is evident excitement in Leeds Town Hall throughout an audience who are anticipating a great evening’s entertainment. They are not disappointed. This is ...

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The Orchestra of Opera North – Leeds Town Hall

Conductor: Michail Jurowski Reviewer: Sara Jackson [Rating:3.5] In the classical repertoire, there are few ways to begin an evening more effectively and shockingly than Mussorgy’s magnificent Night On A Bare Mountain, and from the first ominous crescendo the Orchestra of Opera North prove themselves more than equal to its power and drama. This ensemble really is cementing its reputation as ...

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City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra – Leeds Town Hall

Music: Mozart andMahler Conductor: Andres Orozco-Estrada Soprano: Klara Ek Reviewer: Ray Taylor [rating:4.5] The Leeds International Orchestral Season has put together some very interesting programmes this season and this was no exception. Three arias sandwiched between two symphonies, and the second symphony also containing a song in the last movement – different indeed! But it all works wonderfully well and ...

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Milton Jones – Leeds Town Hall

Writer: Milton Jones Reviewer: Ruth Jepson [rating:4] Milton Jones: The master of the one liner. Most easily recognisable from ‘Mock the Week’ and other such panel comedy shows, Milton Jones is best described as the odd looking man who comes out of left field with some off the cuff comment streamlined for the kill. His live tour is pretty much ...

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BBC Philharmonic – Leeds Town Hall

Music: Beethoven, Webern, Brahms Conductor: Yan Pascal Tortelier Reviewer: Ray Taylor [rating:4.5] Leeds Town Hall always provides such a wonderful setting for classical music concerts. It has crystal clear acoustics that enable the audience to hear and appreciate every note that is played. The audience at tonight’s concert were thrilled by the brilliance and virtuosity of both the orchestra and ...

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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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