The Association of British Orchestras has announced the first recipients from a new fund, ‘Sirens’.
With four awards made to UK orchestras for projects to raise the awareness of historic women composers.
Royal College of Music teaching rated ‘OUTSTANDING’ by Department of Education
The Royal College of Music (RCM) is delighted to announce it has achieved an overall rating of GOLD for its outstanding teaching and learning provision in the first ever Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).
This Summer the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain will embark on a ‘Voyage for Orchestra’, which is how Thomas Adès describes his piece Polaris (2010).
The programme also includes a UK premiere by Francisco Coll and Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring. In addition to concerts at Snape Proms (3 August), Symphony Hall, Birmingham (4 August) and BBC Proms (5 August), there will be NYO Play the School performances of The Rite of Spring in Nottingham in September, along with a programme of NYO Inspire activities during the Summer. At NYO’s ‘Totally Teenage’ receptions in Birmingham and London, NYO’s Young Promoters from local schools – alongside NYO musicians -
Didsbury Summer Exhibition until 2nd July 2017
An eclectic mix of work in various styles will be shown as Disbsury's summer showcase exhibition. Many of the artists have responded to the festival theme of Roots, and there is a strong sense of people, place and the local that runs through this curated show. The exhibition will provide a backdrop to many of the festival's events held in the Didsbury's iconic Parsonage building.
Artists include Graham Lambert, Constantin Marian Brosteanu, Emma Pinnock, Barbara Barlow, Kerry Kennedy, Michelle Olivier and Wang Ying.sb (featured image).
Christie’s is delighted to present an outdoor exhibition of recent works by acclaimed contemporary sculptor David Breuer-
This September a brand new Sufi musical ISHQ will be coming to Sadler’s Wells to mark 70 years of Pakistan’s independence.
Originally penned more than 600 years ago, this production of ISHQ will be a collaboration between Pakistani and British artists and will celebrate unity, diversity and Pakistani culture within the UK.
This musical features specially commissioned music and choreography from across Pakistan, and tells the tale of two lovers and their feuding families, with an emphasis on empowering women.
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Alexander Soares piano
Monday 17 July 7.30pm
Sponsored by the Royal Over-
Alexander Soares won the 2015 Annual Music Competition Gold Medal and has performed in several of the UK’s most prestigious venues, including the Queen Elizabeth Hall.
The Consone Quartet is the winner of the 2016 Strings/Piano Ensembles prize, as well as the 2015 York Early Music International Young Artists Competition.
Andrei Bondarenko baritone
Gary Matthewman piano
Ibert, Fauré, Massenet and more
Saturday 22 July 7.30pm
Andrei Bondarenko, born in 1987, has forged a stellar international career in the decade since he joined the Mariinsky Academy of Young Opera Singers.
The Ukrainian baritone, Song Prize-
Mary Bevan soprano
Simon Lepper piano
Wednesday 19 July 7.30pm
Schubert discovered Schiller’s poetry in his early teens and was moved to create his first setting of ‘Des Mädchens Klage’ soon after.
Mary Bevan surveys a selection of the composer’s Schiller songs before exploring works to poems by another titan of the Romantic era, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, and concluding with Schubert’s passionate evocations of love and desire in his settings of Suleika..
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