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The best gigs in London this week
Leading choral director Stephen Layton and fiddle player Kathryn Tickell are among the curators of this joyous weekend celebration of choral music-making,...
Ever seen someone singing while conducting? Then you must check out Canada’s most talented musician, the soprano Barbara Hannigan, who joins up with Britten...
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The best classical concerts in London
Ever seen someone singing while conducting? Then you must check out Canada’s most talented musician, the soprano Barbara Hannigan, who joins up with Britten Sinfonia to both vocalise and conduct a programme of Mozart, Haydn and neo-classical works by Stravinsky. The pairing returns on Thursday with songs and instrumental pieces from fin-de-siècle Vienna.
London Sinfonietta: Notes to the New Government
The votes have been cast and counted. So, while we wait to see what sort of coalition results, London Sinfonietta offers advice for whoever will govern, delivering two sets of politically charged music and short videos by diverse composers, from Matthew Herbert to Kerry Andrew. In-between, Samira Ahmed hosts a debate on the big issues.
Betrayal: A Polyphonic Crime Drama
Enter the world of the Renaissance Italian prince Carlo Gesualdo, a visionary composer of madrigals and… a murderer. Director John La Bouchardière and the choir I Fagiolini have created a site-specific journey in drama, dance and startlingly virtuosic singing.
London Festival of Baroque Music
Female composers are the theme of this year’s early music festival, while the performers include plenty of female singers including sopranos Hana Blazikova (joining Bach Collegium Japan) in Bach cantatas; Maria Cristina Kiehr singing Italian Baroque arias (accompanied by Concerto Soave); Carolyn Sampson paying homage to the ‘French Nightingale’ Marie Fell (with choir Ex Cathedra); and Julia Doyle and Grace Davidson as soloists in Couperin’s intimate ‘Leçons des Ténèbres’.
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