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Schools have broken up for the summer and the dilemma about how to keep the children occupied during the holidays raises its head again. We’ve explored what classical music events are available – either free or at low cost – to entertain children and perhaps encourage them to explore something new.
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Bach, Haydn, Schoenberg, Stravinsky
Federico Agostini; Arto Noras; Talich Quartet; Itamar Golan
Ravel, Sibelius, Stravinsky
Tonkünstler-Orchester Niederösterreich; Andrés Orozco-Estrada; Nikolaj Znaider
Schubert, Dvořák, Stravinsky
Christina Naughton; Michelle Naughton
Mahler, Stravinsky, Ravel
Maurice Béjart; Bronislava Nijinska; Béjart Ballet Lausanne; Donald Runnicles; Berlin Deutsche Opera Chorus
Tchaikovsky, Dean, Stravinsky
Boston Symphony Orchestra; Andris Nelsons; Håkan Hardenberger
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For their final season concert, Morlot leads the Seattle Symphony in an ambitious programme of all three of Stravinsky's pre-WWI scores for the Ballets Russes.
Fabulous Beast Dance Theatres's Michael Keegan-Dolan's renditions of Rite of Spring + Petrushka were eerily magical and playful.
The overriding theme of the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra’s season finale concert appeared to be night, teaming Schoenberg’s Verklärte Nacht and Falla’s Nights in the Gardens of Spain with the raging force and violence of Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring.
With the double bicentenary of Verdi and Wagner this year, other musical landmarks risk being eclipsed. But this October “La Verdi” commemorate the 140th anniversary of Rachmaninov’s birth with a series of concerts and lectures featuring all four of his piano concertos alongside works by other Russian greats.
Rarely does one see five grand pianos in one room, let alone on one stage. Enter the 5 Browns, a classical piano quintet. Siblings and Juilliard graduates – they were the first family to be enrolled at the Juilliard School simultaneously – it is clear this family has talent. Performing individually and together, this young ensemble has a vivacious and affable approach to classical music.