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London

Prom 14: John Wilson and BBC Scottish Symphony dazzling and searching in English greats

By , 25 July 2017
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London

Inspired Holst and Vaughan Williams from Mark Elder and the LSO

By , 18 May 2017
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Sydney

A pot-pourri of British music in Sydney

By , 21 April 2017
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Cleveland

Vaughan Williams' Oboe Concerto receives a belated Cleveland Orchestra première

By , 20 April 2017
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Birmingham

John Wilson and the CBSO present British classics with a difference

By , 01 March 2017
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Atlanta

Beautifully played Vaughan Williams crowns program in Atlanta

By , 23 February 2017
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London

Illuminating Vaughan Williams from Jurowski and the LPO

By , 25 January 2017
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Perth

Soaring spiritual ascent by candlelight from the Scottish Ensemble

By , 05 December 2016
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London

Shrill frenzy: fierce Walton from Nicholas Collon and the Philharmonia

By , 01 December 2016
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Dublin

Moving and mysterious: Collon conducts Shostakovich 15 in Dublin

By , 25 November 2016
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Atlanta

Drenched by the sea in Atlanta: Elgar and Vaughan Williams from Spano and the ASO

By , 03 November 2016
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Melbourne

The Planets: Benjamin Northey leads Melbourne Symphony with discipline and assurance

By , 21 October 2016
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Dublin

Engaging English entertainment: the ECO and Jennifer Pike captivate in Dublin

By , 04 October 2016
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Manchester

When Haydn met Hendrix: Manchester Camerata juxtapose musical genres and icons at the RNCM

By , 24 September 2016
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London

Prom 75: Partygoers, pomp and Paddington Bear

By , 10 September 2016
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London

Prom 15: Max Bruch and Vaughan Willams end on a high

By , 26 July 2016
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London

Prom 10: Frothy and fast-paced: Ten Pieces Secondary Prom roars to life

By , 23 July 2016
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London

Broad and glossy: Zukerman and the Royal Philharmonic at Cadogan Hall

By , 28 June 2016
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Sydney

Finely chiselled and tightly wrought Vaughan Williams in Sydney

By , 24 June 2016
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London

BBC Symphony Orchestra introduces Partita by ‘voice of our generation’ Joseph Phibbs

By , 21 May 2016
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Birmingham

Quiet reflections and the swell of the sea: English classics from the CBSO

By , 05 May 2016
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London

Behind the Lines: the LSO in English and French masterpieces

By , 28 April 2016
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London

Inspired by Shakespeare: a London gala to celebrate The Bard

By , 23 April 2016
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Manchester

Birdsong from the trenches: powerful performances from the Hallé

By , 07 April 2016
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Manchester

Sir Thomas Allen and Joseph Middleton: Echoes of a Mountain Song

By , 30 March 2016
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Chicago

An evening in the English countryside with Elder and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra

By , 03 March 2016
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London

From Heaven's joys to arena's sands: Hymel and Roberts Wigmore Hall

By , 25 February 2016
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Manchester

Mountain Songs: Manchester Camerata tours Mendelssohn's Scotland

By , 06 February 2016
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London

Sailing close to the wind: John Wilson and the Philharmonia in Vaughan Williams' Sea Symphony

By , 24 January 2016
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Leeds

Karl-Heinz Steffens and Jack Liebeck perform Dvořák’s Violin Concerto in Leeds

By , 17 October 2015
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Edinburgh

Jazzy Blue Spirits as Cadenza comes of age at the Edinburgh Fringe

By , 15 August 2015
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London

Prom 26: Best of British crowned by an energetic Walton 2

By , 05 August 2015
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London

Prom 17: Vaughan Williams' Sancta civitas makes its Proms debut

By , 30 July 2015
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London

Musical tapas with the Orquesta Filarmónica de Mexico UNAM at the Cadogan Hall

By , 09 July 2015
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Gateshead

Late Mix British Songs: James Gilchrist in settings of Yeats and Housman

By , 06 June 2015
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Glasgow

Sir John in Love: a tale bursting with energy from the RCS in Glasgow

By , 15 May 2015
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Auckland

Two world premières evoke the spirit of Anzac Day in Auckland

By , 23 April 2015
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Montreal

Nézet-Séguin’s “English Gardens” ripe with emotional power

By , 17 April 2015
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Birmingham

This is where the magic happens: Andrew Manze, Steven Osborne and the CBSO

By , 25 March 2015
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Canberra

Reflections on Gallipoli: enthralling and frustrating

By , 14 March 2015
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Manchester

An overwhelming account of Vaughan Williams’ Sixth Symphony

By , 21 February 2015
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London

John Wilson builds on his passion for British music with the Philharmonia

By , 25 January 2015
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London

Elgar and Vaughan Williams: Reflections on WWI at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

By , 01 December 2014
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Birmingham

The CBSO Youth Orchestra celebrates reaching double figures with Turnage, Vaughan Williams and Holst

By , 02 November 2014
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Winchester

"For the Fallen": BSO brings music linked to conflict to Winchester

By , 18 October 2014
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London

Shakespeare explored with the City of London Sinfonia at Southwark Cathedral

By , 08 October 2014
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London

“Lest we forget”: Vaughan Williams’ Pastoral Symphony ends a poignant night at the Proms

By , 17 August 2014
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London

Sakari Oramo demonstrates Vaughan Williams' greatness at the Proms

By , 13 August 2014
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London

Mahler's Ninth eventually triumphs: Donald Runnicles at the Proms

By , 04 August 2014
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Manchester

An Evening of English Classics in Manchester

By , 12 July 2014
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