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Orchestra of Opera North: Invitation to the Dance – Town Hall, Leeds

Conductor: Kees Bakels Piano soloist: Federico Colli Reviewer: David Gann Within the context of eminent orchestras that have thrilled audiences over this Leeds International Concert Season, there surely cannot be one more accomplished than our very own Orchestra of Opera North. This second of their concerts is yet again original and enthralling both in execution and innovative choice of pieces. ...

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CBSO Spanish Night – Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Conductor: Josep Pons Reviewer: Sam Chipman When you think of quintessentially Spanish music, the immediate thought is that of classical guitars and castanets: while the Flamenco is a proud cultural treasure there is a lot more to Spanish music than just festivals and dances, as this concert perfectly demonstrates. Falla himself said that 'melancholy and mystery also have their part' ...

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Scaling the Heights: Orchestra of Opera North – Town Hall, Leeds

Music: Brahms, Ravel, Debussy Conductor: Richard Farnes Violin soloist: Jack Liebeck Reviewer: David Gann There was a delight on the faces and shared comments of those in the audience as we rose to leave Leeds Town Hall. This was a concert to remember. We had experienced truly inspirationalmusic, orchestral playing and conducting of the highest order. The musical sensitivities and ...

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RAF in Concert – Royal Hall, Harrogate

Conductor: Wing Commander Duncan Stubbs Main vocalist: Flight Lieutenant Matthew Little Reviewer: Audrey Pointer The Royal Air Force Music Services boasts several bands and orchestras. A concert tour featuring a repertoire of old and new music of differing genres, is being held to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first display season of the world famous Red Arrows. There is ...

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Compagnie Käfig’s Boxe Boxe – Milton Keynes Theatre

Director: Mourad Merzouki Choreographer and Artistic Director: Mourad Merzouki Reviewer: Maggie Constable Avoiding too many boxing metaphors, it is safe to say that anyone going to see the Boxe Boxe show brought to Milton Keynes Theatre this week by French dance company Käfig, is likely to be knocked out! Who would have imagined a mix of dance and boxing accompanied ...

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Richard Alston Dance Company – The Lowry, Salford

Music: Scott Joplin, Maurice Ravel, Julia Wolfe / Bang On A Can All Stars Choreographers: Richard Alston, Martin Lawrance. Piano: Jason Ridgway Reviewer: Jo Beggs [Rating:3.5] There’s some mood swings tonight in the works the Richard Alston Dance Company have chosen to bring to the Lowry, an evening that opens with a playful frolic and ends with menacing intensity. It’s ...

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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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