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Barbara Hannigan © Musacchio & Ianniello | Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
London

Sex and subversion: Barbara Hannigan and the LSO

By , 17 March 2019
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Thomas Wilkins
Los Angeles

Still, Ellington, the LA Phil and the disappointments of good intentions

By , 16 February 2019
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Renée Fleming © Andrew Eccles | Decca
Amsterdam

The many facets of Renée Fleming in recital at the Concertgebouw

By , 07 February 2019
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Jean Sibelius in 1913 © Wikicommons, public domain
Manchester

Tom Poster stars in a Hallé concert of Nordic magic

By , 13 December 2018
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Cecilia Bartoli © Decca | Kristian Schuller
Amsterdam

Sovereign Bartoli revisits Vivaldi at the Concertgebouw

By , 23 November 2018
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Enrique Mazzola © Eric Garault
London

French flair: Pure joy from Enrique Mazzola and the LPO

By , 24 October 2018
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Nicole Cabell (Bess), Eric Greene (Porgy) © Tristram Kenton
London

With John Wilson, Gershwin's music is the winner at ENO's Porgy and Bess

By , 11 October 2018
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Marin Alsop conducts the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 60: Baltimore Symphony Orchestra excel in rare Bernstein and popular Shostakovich

By , 27 August 2018
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Belfast

Ulster Youth Orchestra marks its quarter-century

By , 25 August 2018
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Angel Blue (Bess) and Alfred Walker (Porgy) © Philip Newton
Seattle

Seattle Opera's Porgy and Bess is a vocal and dramatic stunner

By , 11 August 2018
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Osmo Vänskä © BBC | Chris Chistodoulou
London

Prom 31: An all-American concert from Minnesota Orchestra and Osmo Vänskä

By , 06 August 2018
***11
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Sakari Oramo conducts the BBCSO © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 6: Love laid bare in a passionate Turangalîla from Oramo and the BBCSO

By , 18 July 2018
*****
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Septura © Bethany Clarke
London

Brass ensemble Septura explores Ravel and Gershwin

By , 10 July 2018
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Cristian Măcelaru © Sorin Popa
Edinburgh

RSNO plays American classics for the Bernstein centenary

By , 27 April 2018
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Denis Kozhukhin © Marco Borggreve
London

Parisian cafés, Manhattan cocktails bars: Kozhukhin plays Debussy and Gershwin

By , 05 March 2018
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Sir Andrew Davis © Lucas Dawson
Manchester

Golden glow in Sir Andrew Davis' Sibelius 1 with the BBC Philharmonic

By , 27 January 2018
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Long Yu © Askonas Holt
Hong Kong

Variations of tension, energy and contrast with Long Yu and the Hong Kong Phil

By , 15 December 2017
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Barbara Hannigan © Elmer de Haas
Vienna

Portraits of the Female: Barbara Hannigan at the Konzerthaus

By , 07 December 2017
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James Gaffigan © Daniela Kienzler
Philadelphia

Made in the USA: Gershwin and beyond with James Gaffigan and the Philadelphia Orchestra

By , 24 November 2017
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Ke Ma © Pályi Zsófia, Müpa
Budapest

Ke Ma and Apor Szüts: young pianists in Budapest

By , 29 October 2017
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Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Chick Corea, Maxim Lando and Lang Lang © Chris Lee
New York City

Carnegie Hall opens season with Gershwin and Bernstein

By , 04 October 2017
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Musa Ngqungwana (Porgy) © Karli Cadel
Cooperstown

Francesca Zambello’s Porgy and Bess successfully revived at Glimmerglass

By , 05 August 2017
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Colin Currie © Linda Nylind
Perth

Fanfares and percussion from the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland

By , 04 August 2017
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Inon Barnatan © Marco Borggreve
Chicago

Inon Barnatan makes Chicago Symphony debut with blistering Gershwin

By , 27 May 2017
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Marcela Roggeri © Jean-Baptiste Millot
London

Le Bœuf sur le toit: Paris in the Roaring Twenties celebrated at the Institut français

By , 02 April 2017
***11
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Leanne Cope (Lise) © Angela Sterling
London

An American in Paris opens in London

By , 21 March 2017
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Florian Sollfrank, Black Series, Triade Ballet © Wilfried Hosl
Hong Kong

Bauhaus comes to the Hong Kong Arts Festival: The Triadic Ballet

By , 21 February 2017
***11
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Yo-Yo Ma © Jason Bell
Houston

Yo-Yo Ma dazzles Houston with Dvořák

By , 04 February 2017
*****
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Angelique Kidjo © CAMI
Chicago

Bruckner Orchester Linz presents an eclectic, crowd-pleasing program in Chicago

By , 03 February 2017
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Andrés Orozco-Estrada © Martin Sigmund
Houston

Adams' Doctor Atomic ignites Houston Symphony

By , 27 January 2017
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© Chanticleer
Dublin

Chanticleer charms with wide-ranging programme in Dublin

By , 22 January 2017
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Kirill Gerstein © Marco Borggreve
Cleveland

Kirill Gerstein offers an intriguing match in Cleveland: Schoenberg vs Gershwin

By , 05 January 2017
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Joyce DiDonato sings at the Seattle Symphony season opener © Carlin Ma
Seattle

The Joyce of Music: Seattle Symphony's opening night

By , 17 September 2016
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Renée Fleming and Carl St Clair © Nick Koon
Costa Mesa

Renée in the OC: Fleming opens Pacific Symphony season

By , 13 September 2016
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John Wilson conducts the John Wilson Orchestra © BBC|Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 38: John Wilson and his all-star orchestra perform Gershwin

By , 13 August 2016
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Anna Clyne
Seattle

Fascinating rhythms: new music from Anna Clyne and classics by Gershwin and Beethoven make a stimulating mix at the SSO

By , 09 June 2016
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Carnegie Hall celebrates its 125th anniversary © Chris Lee
New York City

Musical stars power Carnegie Hall's 125th Anniversary Gala

By , 05 May 2016
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Peter Jablonski © Benjamin Ealovega
London

From Paris to New York: A whirlwind of orchestral virtuosity from the RPO

By , 26 April 2016
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Jean-Yves Thibaudet © Kasskara | Decca.
Amsterdam

Jazzy optimism: Thibaudet’s Gershwin and Nelsons’ Shostakovich-Lite

By , 18 February 2016
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Jean-Yves Thibaudet © Harrison Parrott
London

Yannick Nézet-Séguin and the LPO on excellent form in Gershwin and Rachmaninov

By , 05 February 2016
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Brodsky Quartet © Eric Richmond
Istanbul

Ravel and more in the Brodsky Quartet's Istanbul visit

By , 08 December 2015
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Marin Alsop © Adriane White
Chicago

Marin Alsop scores an auspicious debut with the CSO

By , 29 November 2015
***11
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Leonard Slatkin © Donald Dietz
Detroit

Detroit Symphony Orchestra: Season Opener

By , 02 October 2015
***11
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Andrés Orozco-Estrada © Martin Sigmund
Houston

The Firebird makes for a winning opening night at Houston Symphony Orchestra

By , 12 September 2015
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Jonas Kaufmann and Marin Alsop © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 76: Alsop and Kaufmann lead the Last Night revelries

By , 12 September 2015
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Eric Whitacre © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 32: Eric Whitacre leads forces through Earth and Space

By , 09 August 2015
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Jan Latham-Koenig © Paul Persky
London

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

By , 09 July 2015
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Cleveland

ChamberFest Cleveland concert explores folk and jazz influences on contemporary American music

By , 27 June 2015
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Leanne Cope and Robert Fairchild © Angela Sterling
New York City

An American in Paris: "Who could ask for anything more?"

By , 24 May 2015
*****
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Leeds

Of Parisian taxis and fairy tales: The Orchestra of Opera North at Leeds Town Hall

By , 11 April 2015
***11
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