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Town Hall and Symphony Hall flexes its internationl muscles next season with a number of starry ensembles bringing mouthwatering programmes to Birmingham.
2015 - 16 SEASON PREVIEWS: May and June are the months when orchestras and opera houses announce their new seasons. Read Bachtrack's highlights here.
Scots may view Hadrian’s Wall as a neat way of keeping out the Sassenachs, but looking at the Royal Scottish National Orchestra’s new season, the threat of invasion appears to come from further east.
The festival season is here! While for audiences, it's time to prepare the picnic, for young musicians it's a time to learn from the best in music courses and festival academies, and compete against others in festival competitions. This summer, we're looking at festivals that offer more than just the music.
A candid interview with Douglas McNabney, artistic director of the Toronto Summer Music Festival.
"The most important thing is to love what you sing to bits". Following this simple guideline, Russian mezzo-soprano Maria Ostroukhova found her way to the final of this year's London Handel Festival vocal competition.
A few weeks before the première of his first full length work for The Royal Ballet, Wayne McGregor rehearses Woolf Works with Alessandra Ferri, Federico Bonelli and Edward Watson
FOCUS ON BUDAPEST
Budapest is a city for artists and a city for art lovers - whichever you are, and no matter what type of art you like, you will find something to please your palate. There is so much to discover that you can visit the city as many times as you like and always find something new to delight and interest you.
From delectable strudels to fine Hungarian dining in opulent surroundings to improbable fusions of Italian and Jewish cooking, Budapest will tempt every palate. The city's famous "Ruin bars", spas and clubs are just some of a thousand places to relax or have fun.
SIBELIUS AND NIELSEN
All composer anniversaries, especially those of well-established names, offer a possibility of looking at their lesser known compositions.