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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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The Orchestra of Opera North – CAST, Doncaster

Conductor: Howard Shelley Soloists:      Andrew Long (violin)                     Kevin Gowland (flute)                     Richard Hewitt (oboe) Reviewer:   Ron Simpson The first appearance of the Orchestra of Opera North at CAST in Doncaster was supposed to be an occasion, but initially, it ...

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Ensemble 360: Passion/Patronage – CAST, Doncaster

Violinist Benjamin Nabarro

Reviewer: Ron Simpson Ensemble 360 continues the wonderfully democratic approach to music making pioneered by the late Peter Cropper with the Lindsay Quartet at Sheffield’s Crucible Studio. When Cropper and the Lindsays gave up Music in the Round, Ensemble 360 took it on and has now established a further outpost at CAST in Doncaster. The Second Space at CAST can ...

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Beethoven & Tchaikovsky: The Orchestra of Opera North – Dewsbury Town Hall

Conductor/Director: Howard Shelley Soloist: Howard Shelley (piano) Reviewer: Ron Simpson The first Dewsbury concert of the 2015-2016 Kirklees Concert Season reunited the three elements of the highly acclaimed Chandos recordings of some four years ago: Howard Shelley, the Orchestra of Opera North and a Beethoven piano concerto. However, in the end, excellent as Shelley’s treatment of the Fifth Piano Concerto ...

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Piano Recital – Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre, Leeds

Pianist: Grant Green, Northern Ballet Ensemble Composers: Ludwig van Beethoven, Frédéric Chopin, Claude Debussy, Franz Lizst and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Reviewer: S. E. Webster [rating:4] In what might be described as an overture to a new series of musical recitals by the Northern Ballet Sinfonia, Grant Green, the company pianist performed a programme of well-known pieces ranging from classical to ...

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