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ALAW © Paul Michael Hughes
London

Prom 27: The Royal Albert Hall turned folk club

By , 03 August 2018
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Thomas Dausgaard © Thomas Grondahl
Glasgow

With Kullervo, BBC Scottish looks to the north for a gripping end to the season

By , 17 May 2018
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Patricia Kopatchinskaja © Julia Wesely
New York City

Kopatchinskaja and Campbell revive the art of the string duo at Park Avenue Armory

By , 09 October 2017
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Vladimir Jurowski © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 71: Elegiac, violent, always purposeful Shostakovich from Jurowski and the LPO

By , 06 September 2017
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Jakub Hrůša © V. Krsul
London

Prom 56: Jakub Hrůša raises Czech music to celestial Bohemian heights

By , 26 August 2017
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Anu Komsi © Maarit Kytöharju
London

Myth, polkas and folksong to celebrate 100 years of Finnish Independence

By , 31 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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AAADT in Ailey's Revelations © Paul Kolnik
Washington

When is a Hat not a Hat: Ailey in Washington

By , 07 February 2017
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Martin Fröst © Mats Mats Bäcker
London

Foot-stomping virtuosity from Martin Fröst and the Academy of St Martin in the Fields

By , 02 February 2017
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Andrea Mantegna's The Adoration of the Magi
London

Festive riches from The Sixteen at the Cadogan Hall

By , 20 December 2016
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Ning Feng © Felix Broede
Budapest

Paris Impressions: Fischer and Feng’s foray into French repertoire in Budapest

By , 23 September 2016
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Juan Diego Flórez and Peruvian friend © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 75: Partygoers, pomp and Paddington Bear

By , 10 September 2016
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Belen Pereyra, Linda Celeste Sims, Yannick Lebrun in Paul Taylor's Piazzolla Caldera © Paul Kolnik
London

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater - Programme B: Open Door/ Piazzolla Caldera/ Revelations

By , 07 September 2016
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Alvin Ailey's Revelations © Paul Kolnik
London

Power and Joy: The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at Sadler's Wells

By , 06 September 2016
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Gilad Harel, David Greilsammer and Geneva Camerata © Céline Meyer
London

Geneva Camerata: Balkan fire, tepid Baroque

By , 19 May 2016
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Jamar Roberts and Jacqueline Green perform Judith Jamison's A Case of You © Paul Kolnik
Berkeley

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater shines on tour at Zellerbach Hall

By , 03 April 2016
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Roderick Williams © Benjamin Ealovega
Leeds

Leeds Lieder's Songs of the Sea leaves audience buoyant

By , 01 April 2016
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Olga Kern and Renée Fleming at Carnegie Hall © Richard Termine
New York City

Tamed Beauty: Renée Fleming in recital at Carnegie Hall

By , 09 March 2016
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Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela © Nohely Oliveros
London

Lost in translation: Big band Stravinsky with Dudamel and the Simón Bolívar

By , 14 January 2016
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© Wilfredo Amaya
Cartagena

Las Rutas de los Esclavos: a spell-binding journey through history and culture at Cartagena Music Festival

By , 10 January 2016
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Folias Antiguas y Criollas © Andrés Londoño
Cartagena

Folías Antiguas y Criollas: Old Spain meets the New World

By , 09 January 2016
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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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© Salzburger Festspiele / Wolfgang Lienbacher
Salzburg

Rolf Lislevand takes the Salzburg Whitsun Festival by storm

By , 25 May 2015
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Richard Tognetti © Gary Heery
Canberra

Reflections on Gallipoli: enthralling and frustrating

By , 14 March 2015
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Roderick Williams and Sakari Oramo © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 76: A fitting close for the 2014 Proms season

By , 13 September 2014
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Jordi Savall © David Ignaszewski
Edinburgh

War and peace in Baroque Europe: Hespèrion XXI at the Edinburgh International Festival:

By , 12 August 2014
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© Michael McHale
Belfast

Michael McHale's Irish Piano Tour

By , 22 May 2014
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Seckou Keita and Catrin Finch © Gareth Griffiths
Cardiff

Enthralling sounds of Welsh harp and Senegalese kora

By , 13 May 2014
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Nico Muhly © Matthew Murphy
New York City

Love, loss and horrible siblings in night 3 of collected stories

By , 24 April 2014
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Huun-Huur-Tu © Huun-Huur-Tu
New York City

Tuvan throat singing and holy minimalism at collected stories: “spirit”

By , 23 April 2014
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The Sixteen perform at Spitalfields Music Winter Festival © Richard Crossley
London

Spitalfields Music Winter Festival ends in style with The Sixteen

By , 17 December 2013
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New York Polyphony © Chris Owyoung
Dallas

Caroling in Dallas: New York Polyphony sing the Christmas calendar

By , 02 December 2013
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Marco Beasley  ©  Marco Borggreve
Amsterdam

Il Racconto di Mezzanotte: a bewitching evening with Marco Beasley

By , 23 October 2013
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Joyce DiDonato and Marin Alsop with the BBC Symphony Orchestra at the Last Night of the Proms  ©  BBC/Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 75: DiDonato and Alsop dazzle at the Last Night

By , 07 September 2013
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Ian Watt
Edinburgh

Trio Dalriada start the Edinburgh Fringe in fine style at the Royal Over-Seas League

By , 03 August 2013
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Avi Avital  ©  Guy Hecht
Oxford

A celebration of strings: Mandolinist Avi Avital joins members of the Oxford Philomusica

By , 29 June 2013
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Bryn Terfel
Birmingham

A bit of Wales comes to Birmingham: a night at the opera with Bryn Terfel and friends

By , 07 June 2013
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Dawn Upshaw  ©  Dario Acosta
New York City

Crash Ensemble plays a spread of text settings and folkloric magics at Carnegie Hall

By , 17 May 2013
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Kronos Quartet  ©  Zoran Orlic
New York City

Brooklyn Youth Chorus with Kronos Quartet at Roulette

By , 07 May 2013
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Bryn Terfel
Auckland

A magical gala evening with Bryn Terfel in Auckland

By , 04 May 2013
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The Sixteen in Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford, 2012  ©  KT Bruce
Cambridge

Heavenly music: The Sixteen in Oxford's Christ Church Cathedral

By , 13 April 2013
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London Philharmonic Orchestra  ©  Richard Cannon
London

The Rest is Noise: America – but not as we know it

By , 20 February 2013
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New York City

Afghanistan Ensembles bring music, peace and a promise of collaboration to the Perelman Stage

By , 12 February 2013
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Kronos Quartet  ©  Jay Blakesberg
Cleveland

Kronos Quartet in compelling works by Reich and others at the Cleveland Museum of Art

By , 18 January 2013
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Oxford

The Sixteen and Harry Christophers get ready for Christmas in Oxford

By , 20 December 2012
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The King's Singers  ©  Benjamin Eagolvea
London

Nowell sing we now: The King's Singers at Cadogan Hall

By , 20 December 2012
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Spitalfields Music Winter Festival: The Little Match Girl Passion  ©  Matthew Robins
London

A puppet little match girl passion at Spitalfields Winter Festival

By , 14 December 2012
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Ex Cathedra Consort  ©  Paul Arthur
Birmingham

Rejoicing with Ex Cathedra Consort in Birmingham

By , 08 December 2012
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Tessa Lark
New York City

The towering sound of Tessa Lark at Carnegie Hall

By , 28 November 2012
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Taiwan National Choir
Montreal

Taiwan National Choir shines in Montreal

By , 26 November 2012
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