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Celebrations of Richard Strauss’ 150th anniversary at the BBC Proms reach a frenzied peak this weekend with concert performances of two of his most performed operas. Salome and Elektra will play to capacity audiences, especially with star leading ladies Nina Stemme (Salome) and Christine Goerke (Elektra) heading the casts.
Founded in 1991, Florilegium quickly established a reputation as a versatile ensemble, tackling anything from intimate chamber works to big choral repertoire. Flautist and recorder player Ashley Solomon co-founded the ensemble and is the group’s director. He agreed to take up the challenge of our Baroque Inquisition.
Ex Cathedra is probably best known outside its home city of Birmingham for its performances and recordings of Latin American Baroque and French Baroque music, but it is an ensemble which performs repertoire from the Renaissance to Stockhausen, and commissions new choral music. General Manager of Ex Cathedra, Peter Trethewey, answers our Baroque Inquisition.
While in Paris with for Les Etes de la Danse, Helgi Tomasson talked to Bachtrack of his choreography, artistic vision, inspirations and aspirations. An intimate portrait of San Francisco Ballet's Artistic Director, interviewed by Laurine Mortha.
If I’m feeling a bit down, and in need of a quick pick-me-up, my musical drug of choice is Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto no. 2 in F major. After just a few bars of that cheerfully busy theme, I’ll be starting to smile, and by the time the trumpet starts its insane trilling my spirits are well and truly lifted.
Dream Project, Japan
Alina Cojocaru Dream Project 2014 brings together in Tokyo international artist from the Royal Ballet, Dutch National Ballet and the National Opera of Bucharest. An intimate evening with Alina Cojocaru and some of the best dancers on the world's stages.