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Jean-Philippe Collard © Seldy Cramer Artists
Montreal

Jean-Philippe Collard excels in Messiaen and Ravel in Montreal

By , 30 April 2019
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Susan Graham © Dario Acosta
Auckland

Susan Graham's gripping New Zealand debut

By , 29 March 2019
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Sean Shibe © Kaupo Kikkos
Perth

Musica Adventus: soulful Advent from the Scottish Ensemble with Sean Shibe

By , 08 December 2018
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José Serebrier © Clive Barda
Dublin

Earthbound Planets but Serebrier première soars in Dublin

By , 28 September 2018
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Sakari Oramo © Benjamin Ealovega
London

Endings and beginnings: choral classics and a new commission from BBC Singers and Oramo

By , 20 August 2018
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Dame Sarah Connolly © Jan Capinski
London

Blissful daydreams on a hot afternoon: lullabies and dreams from Connolly and Middleton

By , 06 August 2018
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Martyn Brabbins © BBC | Mark Allan
London

Prom 17: Purity and passion from Martyn Brabbins and the BBC NOW

By , 27 July 2018
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Five Telegrams from Kensington Gardens © Mark Pullinger
London

Prom 1: Five Telegrams and a Harbinger of War from the BBCSO and Sakari Oramo

By , 13 July 2018
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Eiji Oue © T. Ilijima
Belgrade

The Earth and other planets from the Belgrade Philharmonic

By , 08 June 2018
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Andrew Manze © Benjamin Ealovega
Liverpool

Hough in exemplary Beethoven before Manze’s Antarctic tour

By , 07 June 2018
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Nigel Short © Susan Porter-Thomas
Perth

Tenebrae weaves a mesmerising spell at Perth Festival of the Arts

By , 22 May 2018
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David Lynn (Harlequin), Colin Murray (Emperor) and Joanna Harries (Drummer) © RCS | Robert McFadzean
Glasgow

Double dealings with Death: Sāvitri and The Emperor of Atlantis at RCS

By , 20 January 2018
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John Wilson © Sim Canetty-Clarke
London

Kindred spirits: Holst and Vaughan Williams paired by John Wilson and the Philharmonia Orchestra

By , 09 November 2017
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John Wilson and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra © BBC | Mark Allan
London

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

By , 25 July 2017
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Sir Andrew Davis and the BBC Symphony Orchestra © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 13: a warm, if fatiguing, tribute to Sir Malcolm Sargent

By , 24 July 2017
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Dennis Russell Davies © Prague Spring | Petra Hajská
Prague

Keeping modern music alive at Prague Spring

By , 24 May 2017
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Sir Mark Elder © Benjamin Ealovega
London

Inspired Holst and Vaughan Williams from Mark Elder and the LSO

By , 18 May 2017
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Santtu-Mathias Rouvali © Kaapo Kamu
London

Geographical and astrological surveys from the Philharmonia

By , 23 April 2017
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Charles Dutoit © Robert Taylor
Boston

Rule Britannia! Walton, Elgar and Holst from the Boston Symphony

By , 21 October 2016
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Benjamin Northey © Matt Irwin
Melbourne

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

By , 21 October 2016
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Manchester Camerata and Gábor Takács-Nagy © Manchester Camerata
Manchester

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

By , 24 September 2016
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Edward Gardner with the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain © BBC | Mark Allan
London

Prom 29: National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain provide an evening of stellar entertainment

By , 06 August 2016
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Simone Young © Reto Klar
Perth WA

Simone Young and the West Australian Symphony Orchestra: Electrifying Stravinsky

By , 06 August 2016
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Venus © NASA | Wikicommons
Bristol

Perfect performance of Holst's Planets in Bristol

By , 11 June 2016
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Auckland

Thrilling Beethoven but a surfeit of cello adagios with the ACO

By , 08 November 2015
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Alice Sara Ott © Marie Staggat | DG
Dublin

Basel Symphony Orchestra discovers life in Mars and vitality in Ravel

By , 29 September 2015
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Martyn Brabbins © Sasha Gusov
Amsterdam

We have lift-off: NASA and the Rotterdam Philharmonic present Holst's The Planets

By , 30 August 2015
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Susanna Mälkki © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 13: Susanna Mälkki puts the BBC SO through its paces

By , 27 July 2015
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The Firebird at the Ten Pieces Prom © BBC | Guy Levy
London

Proms 2 & 3: Ten Pieces a hit with young audience

By , 19 July 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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Cardiff

Star-gazing performances of Bowden and Holst as BBC NOW and Chorus perform a Mark Bowden première

By , 18 April 2015
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Manchester

Hallé gives a rousing 500th birthday cheer for Manchester Grammar School

By , 16 April 2015
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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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Toronto

Toronto Symphony sparkles despite flashy soloist debut

By , 18 October 2014
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London

Prom 56: London Philharmonic's speedy orbit of The Planets delivers polish, but not fire

By , 28 August 2014
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Seoul

Cross Chamber Orchestra: Feat of Vitality

By , 09 August 2014
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London

War Horse: Prom 22 commemorates the start of the First World War

By , 03 August 2014
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London

Turkish delights as the Borusan Philharmonic tickles the Proms palate

By , 29 July 2014
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London

CBeebies Prom: Child-friendly fun in the "circle"

By , 27 July 2014
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Manchester

An Evening of English Classics in Manchester

By , 12 July 2014
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Leamington Spa

From Mars to battlefields: War and Reflection

By , 14 June 2014
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Manchester

BBC Philharmonic and John Storgårds: McCabe, Birtwistle and Holst

By , 05 April 2014
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New York City

The 5 Browns: More than Just 5 Pianos

By , 18 October 2013
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Edinburgh

RSNO and Oudnjian play The Planets and James MacMillan's Third Piano Concerto

By , 04 October 2013
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London

Proms Chamber Music 5: Holst and Birtwistle with BBC Singers and the Nash Ensemble

By , 12 August 2013
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London

Prom 39: Holst, Vaughan Williams and Nishat Khan with BBC NOW and David Atherton

By , 12 August 2013
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London

Prom 32: Edward Gardner conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra in Holst and Lutosławski

By , 07 August 2013
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Cleveland

Bramwell Tovey leads Cleveland Orchestra première of Barber Cello Concerto at Blossom

By , 04 August 2013
***11
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London

Proms Saturday Matinee 2: Sarah Connolly and Britten Sinfonia's magnificent, terrifying passion

By , 03 August 2013
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Manchester

LPO and Lawrence Renes bring An HD Odyssey to Manchester

By , 26 June 2013
***11
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