Czech conductor Jakub Hrůša did not have much time to bask in the glow of his appointment in early September as new Chief Conductor of the Bamberg Symphony.
Fundación Excelentia has developed a selfsustaining project, supported by more than 700 subscribers and featuring more than 60 concerts per season. Here are some pointers as to why this young endeavour has achieved a respected status in Madrid’s crowded orchestral season.
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment; Steven Devine; Ian Bostridge
A joyful concert by the Manchester Camerata conducted by Gábor Takács-Nagy with Craig Ogden in music by Rossini, Chabrier, Rodrigo and Beethoven, with a few surprises along the way.
SEASON PREVIEWS FOR 2015-16
The Iceland Symphony Orchestra has gained an international reputation in recent years and its new season features an impressive mix of star soloists and conductors, as well as spotlighting Icelandic talent.
“If music be the food of love, play on,” declares Duke Orsino at the start of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. There is no operatic version of Twelfth Night, but plenty of the Bard’s plays have been turned into operas or ballets, many of which feature in Hungarian State Opera’s new season.