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GlyndebourneMadama ButterflyNew production

Olga Busuioc (Cio-Cio San) © Robbie Jack
Puccini: Madama Butterfly
Omer Meir Wellber; Annilese Miskimmon; Glyndebourne Festival Opera; Benjamin Glassberg; Nicky Shaw; Olga Busuioc

New York CityBernstein's Mass

Bernstein: Mass
Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra; Louis Langrée; Davóne Tines; Elkhanah Pulitzer; Concert Chorale of New York; Unknown

LondonIsabeau

Anne Sophie Duprels (Isabeau) © Ali Wright
Mascagni: Isabeau
Francesco Cilluffo; Martin Lloyd-Evans; Opera Holland Park; takis; Mikhail Svetlov; Anne-Sophie Duprels; George Von Bergen

FreiburgLinie Zwei: Die Hundertjährigen

Bernstein, Zimmermann
SWR Symphony Orchestra; Valentin Uryupin; Dirk Altmann

MadridSwan Lake

Swan Lake
Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake
Marius Petipa; Lev Ivanov; Liam Scarlett; Sir Frederick Ashton; Royal Ballet; John Macfarlane; Orquesta Titular del Teatro Real

GrazHaydn Imperial

© Werner Kmetitsch
Haydn
Concentus Musicus Wien; Stefan Gottfried; Erich Höbarth; Christophe Coin; Hans-Peter Westermann; Alberto Grazzi

SavonlinnaOtello

Verdi: Otello
Hannu Lintu; Nadine Duffaut; Emmanuelle Favre; Katia Duflot; Aleksandrs Antonenko; Carl Tanner
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Ariadne aus Glasgow: a few twists at Opera Holland Park

Jennifer France (Zerbinetta) © Robert Workman
A spirited and seamless production of Strauss’s Ariadne is aided by some excellent singing and playing at London’s premier summer opera festival.
****1
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Prom 4: Mark Simpson impresses in Lindberg's Clarinet Concerto

Mark Simpson performing Magnus Lindberg's Clarinet Concerto © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
Astonishing virtuosity for the clarinet along with one of the great wartime symphonies ensured a fascinating evening at the 2018 Proms.
****1
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Riccardo Muti conducts a majestic Macbeth in Ravenna

Riccardo Muti conducting the Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino © Silvia Lelli
Muti unlocks the immense dramatic potential of Verdi's revolutionary score, providing a wealth of colour and detail capable of conjuring mysterious Shakespearean worlds with no need for staging.
*****
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Prom 3: An inflated Prom to celebrate BBC Young Musicians

Colin Currie, Owen Gunnell, Adrian Spillett and Sam Walton © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
With a smaller programme and a humbler premise, the stars of the show – those young, immensely talented performers – could have shone even brighter
***11
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Storgårds leads Cleveland Orchestra at Blossom

John Storgårds © Marco Borggreve
Under the baton of John Storgårds, Vilde Frang made her Cleveland Orchestra debut in Britten's Violin Concerto, with works of Antheil and Schumann rounding out a diverse selection.
***11
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Petrenko and a luxury cast graces Il trittico in Munich

Ermonela Jaho (Suor Angelica) © Wilfired Hösl
Petrenko's Puccini is bracingly alert, filled with colour and has a romantic sweep that is utterly transporting.
*****
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Prom 2: Poise and restraint from Alain Altinoglu and the RPO

Alain Altinoglu © Marco Borggreve
Polished but ultimately tepid performances that kept the emotional temperature under wraps despite some fine individual playing and singing.
***11
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Performers
12 ensembleATTACCA - Youth Orchestra of the Bayerische StaatsorchesterAcademy of Ancient MusicAcademy of St Martin in the FieldsAccademia BizantinaAdelaide Symphony OrchestraAkademie für Alte Musik BerlinAmadeus Chamber OrchestraAmadeus Chamber Orchestra of Polish RadioAmadeus OrchestraAmerican Symphony OrchestraAmsterdam Baroque OrchestraAmsterdam SinfoniettaAnima Eterna BruggeAnima Musicae Chamber OrchestraAntwerp Symphony OrchestraArctic Philharmonic OrchestraArmonia AteneaArs Musicae baroque orchestra of MallorcaArthur Rubinstein PhilharmonicArts Florissants, LesAtlanta Symphony OrchestraAuckland Philharmonia OrchestraAurora OrchestraAustralian Chamber OrchestraB'Rock OrchestraBBC Big BandBBC Concert OrchestraBBC National Orchestra of WalesBBC PhilharmonicBBC Scottish Symphony OrchestraBBC Symphony OrchestraBSO Jazz OrchestraBaltimore Symphony OrchestraBamberg SymphonyBampton Classical PlayersBasel Chamber OrchestraBasel Symphony OrchestraBavarian Radio Symphony OrchestraBayerisches StaatsorchesterBayreuth Festival OrchestraBeethoven Academy OrchestraBergen Philharmonic OrchestraBergen Philharmonic Youth OrchestraBerlin Deutsche Opera OrchestraBerlin Radio Symphony OrchestraBerliner Barock SolistenBerliner PhilharmonikerBern Symphony OrchestraBilbao Orkestra SinfonikoaBlueTrainOrchestraBochumer SymphonikerBohuslav Martinů PhilharmonicBonn Classical PhilharmonicBorusan Istanbul Philharmonic OrchestraBoston Ballet OrchestraBoston Pops OrchestraBoston Symphony OrchestraBoston University Tanglewood Institute Young Artists OrchestraBournemouth Symphony OrchestraBrandenburg SinfoniaBrandenburg State Orchestra FrankfurtBritish ParaorchestraBritish SinfoniettaBritt OrchestraBritten SinfoniaBrno PhilharmonicBruckner Orchester LinzBrussels PhilharmonicBucharest George Enescu Philharmonic OrchestraBuckinghamshire County Youth OrchestraBudapest Festival OrchestraBudapest Philharmonic OrchestraBuffalo Philharmonic OrchestraBundesjugendorchester (German Youth Orchestra)CBSO Youth OrchestraCadaqués Orchestra EnsembleCamerata SalzburgCanada's National Arts Centre OrchestraCanadian Opera Company OrchestraCappella Andrea BarcaCappella GenadensisChamber Orchestra of EuropeChester Philharmonic OrchestraChetham's Symphony OrchestraChicago Lyric Opera OrchestraChicago Symphony OrchestraChina NCPA OrchestraChina Philharmonic OrchestraChineke! OrchestraCincinnati Symphony OrchestraCity of Birmingham Symphony OrchestraCity of Birmingham Symphony Youth OrchestraCity of London SinfoniaCity of Sheffield Youth Festival BandCivic Orchestra of ChicagoCollegium 1704Collegium Musicum BambergColumbus Indiana PhilharmonicCompany of MusicConcentus Musicus WienConcertgebouw KamerorkestConcerto BudapestConcerto ItalianoConcerto KölnCorona StringsCroatian Radio and Television Symphony OrchestraCurtis Symphony OrchestraCzech National Symphony OrchestraCzech Philharmonic OrchestraDallas Symphony OrchestraDanish Chamber OrchestraDanish National Symphony OrchestraDanubia Orchestra ÓbudaDas Neue OrchesterDelaware SymphonyDetroit Symphony OrchestraDeutsche Kammerphilharmonie BremenDeutsches Symphonie-Orchester BerlinDresdner FestspielorchesterDrottningholm Theatre OrchestraDubrovnik Symphony OrchestraDuisburger PhilharmonikerDüsseldorfer SymphonikerEarly Opera Company OrchestraEast Sussex Youth OrchestraElbipolis Barockorchester HamburgEnglish Baroque SoloistsEnglish Chamber OrchestraEnglish Concert OrchestraEnglish Concert, TheEnglish National Opera OrchestraEnglish String OrchestraEnglish Symphony OrchestraEnglish Touring Opera OrchestraEnsemble CristoforiEnsemble EsperanzaEnsemble HögstadieeleverEnsemble IntercontemporainEnsemble laBaroccaEnsemble orchestral contemporainEstonian Festival OrchestraEuropean Union Baroque OrchestraEuropean Union Chamber OrchestraEuropean Union Youth OrchestraEuskadiko Orkestra SinfonikoaEx Cathedra Baroque OrchestraExultate Chamber OrchestraFilarmonica Arturo ToscaniniFilarmonica Gioachino RossiniFilarmonica del Festival Pianistico internazionale di Brescia e BergamoFilarmonica della ScalaFilarmónica Joven de ColombiaFlagstaff Symphony OrchestraFlanders Symphony OrchestraFlanders Youth OrchestraFort Worth Symphony OrchestraFrankfurt Radio SymphonyFranz Liszt Academy of Music BudapestFranz Liszt Chamber OrchestraFrascati SymphonicFreiburger BarockConsortFreiburger BarockorchesterFulham Symphony OrchestraGaechinger Cantorey Stuttgart OrchestraGarsington Opera OrchestraGerman Radio Philharmonic Saarbrücken KaiserslauternGlyndebourne Tour OrchestraGothenburg SymphonyGrazer Philharmonisches OrchesterGstaad Festival OrchestraGustav Mahler JugendorchesterGyőr Philharmonic OrchestraGävle SymfoniorkesterGürzenich OrchestraHamburg PhilharmonicHamburger CamerataHanover Band, TheHaute école de musique Genève Orchestra AcademyHelsinki Philharmonic OrchestraHelsinki SinfoniettaHeritage OrchestraHet BalletorkestHong Kong Philharmonic OrchestraHong Kong SinfoniettaHouston Grand Opera OrchestraHouston SymphonyHungarian National Philharmonic OrchestraHungarian Radio Symphony OrchestraHungarian State Opera OrchestraI Culture OrchestraI Virtuosi ItalianiIl GardellinoIl Gusto BaroccoIl giardino armonicoInstrumental Ensemble des Opernhauses ZürichInsula OrchestraInternational Chamber EnsembleInternational Contemporary EnsembleIrish Baroque OrchestraIrish National Opera OrchestraIsrael Philharmonic OrchestraJakarta Simfonia OrchestraJanáček Philharmonic Orchestra OstravaJapan Philharmonic OrchestraJazz Orchestra of the ConcertgebouwJeugdOrkest NederlandJeune Orchestre de l'AbbayeJohn Wilson OrchestraJove Orquestra Nacional de Catalunya (JONC)Joven Academia Instrumental de la OCGJoven Orquesta Barroca de AndalucíaJoven Orquesta de la Comunidad de MadridJugendorchester BambergJunge Norddeutsche PhilharmonieJunges Philharmonisches Orchester NiedersachsenJurmala Festival OrchestraKammerakademie PotsdamKammerorchester BaselKammerphilharmonie LübeckKammersymphonie BerlinKazakhstan Philharmonic OrchestraKensington Symphony OrchestraKent/Blossom Chamber OrchestraKonzerthausorchester BerlinKremerata BalticaKärntner SinfonieorchesterKölner AkademieL'Orchestre de Chambre de GenèveL'Orfeo BarockorchesterLA Opera OrchestraLa Cetra Baroque OrchestraLa Locomotora NegraLa Simphonie du MaraisLandesjugendorchester Rheinland-PfalzLas Vegas PhilharmonicLatvia's Centenary Youth Symphony OrchestraLatvian National Opera OrchestraLatvian National Symphony OrchestraLausanne Chamber OrchestraLe BalconLe Concert d'AstréeLe Concert de la LogeLe Concert des NationsLe Musiche NoveLeipzig Gewandhaus OrchestraLes SièclesLes Siècles PopLinden Baroque OrchestraLithuanian Chamber OrchestraLithuanian National Symphony OrchestraLondon Contemporary OrchestraLondon Graduate OrchestraLondon Handel OrchestraLondon International SinfoniaLondon Musical Arts EnsembleLondon Philharmonic OrchestraLondon Phoenix OrchestraLondon Repertoire OrchestraLondon SinfoniettaLondon Symphony OrchestraLongborough Festival Opera OrchestraLos Angeles Philharmonic OrchestraLucerne Festival AcademyLucerne Festival OrchestraLucerne Symphony OrchestraLymington Classical PlayersMAV Symphony OrchestraMIAGI (Music is a great investment) Youth OrchestraMahler Chamber OrchestraMalaysian Philharmonic OrchestraMalta Philharmonic OrchestraManchester CamerataMariinsky Theatre OrchestraMarseille Philharmonic OrchestraMediterranean Youth OrchestraMelbourne Symphony OrchestraMembers of the Munich PhilharmonicMetropole OrkestMinnesota OrchestraMiskolc Symphony OrchestraMitglieder der Sächsischen Staatskapelle DresdenMostly Mozart Festival OrchestraMunich Chamber OrchestraMunich Philharmonic OrchestraMunich Radio OrchestraMunich Residenz SolistenMusicAeterna OrchestraMusicians from De Montfort UniversityMusicians from the Royal Northern College of MusicMusicians of the Sydney Symphony OrchestraMusiciens du Louvre Grenoble, LesMusikkollegium WinterthurMünchenKlang OrchesterNDR Elbphilharmonie OrchesterNDR RadiophilharmonieNFM Wrocław PhilharmonicNHK Symphony Orchestra TokyoNYOS Junior OrchestraNYOS Senior OrchestraNYOS Symphony OrchestraNagoya Philharmonic OrchestraNationaal Jeugd OrkestNational Arts Centre OrchestraNational Orchestra of BelgiumNational Symphony OrchestraNational Youth Jazz OrchestraNational Youth Orchestra RomaniaNational Youth Orchestra of Great BritainNational Youth Orchestra of Scotland, TheNational Youth Orchestra of WalesNational Youth Orchestra of the NetherlandsNational Youth String OrchestraNationaltheater Orchestra MannheimNederlands KamerorkestNeojiba Orchestra Youth Orchestra of BahiaNetherlands Chamber OrchestraNetherlands Philharmonic OrchestraNetherlands Radio PhilharmonicNeubrandenburger PhilharmonieNeues Zürcher OrchesterNew York Baroque IncorporatedNew York Philharmonic OrchestraNoord Nederlands OrkestNorrköping Symphony OrchestraNorth West German PhilharmonicNorthern Chamber OrchestraNorwegian National Opera OrchestraNuremberg Symphony OrchestraOdense Symphony OrchestraOpera Australia OrchestraOpera Frankfurt OrchestraOpera Philadelphia OrchestraOrchester Musikalische KomödieOrchester Wiener AkademieOrchester der Komischen Oper BerlinOrchester der SchlossfestspieleOrchester des Staatstheaters KasselOrchestra Donizetti OperaOrchestra Filarmonica de Minas GeraisOrchestra Haydn di Bolzano e TrentoOrchestra La Scintilla ZurichOrchestra LudwigOrchestra MozartOrchestra NowOrchestra Regionale delle MarcheOrchestra Sinfonica G RossiniOrchestra Sinfonica Nazionale RAIOrchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe VerdiOrchestra VictoriaOrchestra WellingtonOrchestra d'archi di Santa CeciliaOrchestra de Opéra Royal de Wallonie-LiègeOrchestra del Maggio Musicale FiorentinoOrchestra del Puccini FestivalOrchestra del Teatro Comunale di BolognaOrchestra del Teatro La FeniceOrchestra del Teatro Regio di TorinoOrchestra del Teatro alla ScalaOrchestra del Teatro dell'Opera di RomaOrchestra del Teatro di San CarloOrchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa CeciliaOrchestra dell'Accademia Teatro alla ScalaOrchestra della Svizzera ItalianaOrchestra of Collegium Vocale GentOrchestra of Helikon Opera MoscowOrchestra of Northern New YorkOrchestra of Opera North Orchestra of Scottish Opera, TheOrchestra of St John'sOrchestra of St Luke'sOrchestra of The Sixteen, TheOrchestra of Welsh National OperaOrchestra of the Age of EnlightenmentOrchestra of the AntipodesOrchestra of the Eighteenth CenturyOrchestra of the Finnish National OperaOrchestra of the Ludwigsburg FestivalOrchestra of the Music MakersOrchestra of the Royal Opera House Covent GardenOrchestra of the Vienna State OperaOrchestra of the Vienna VolksoperOrchestre DémosOrchestre Francais des Jeunes (French Youth Orchestra)Orchestre LamoureuxOrchestre MétropolitainOrchestre National de Bordeaux-AquitaineOrchestre National de FranceOrchestre National de LilleOrchestre National de LorraineOrchestre National de LyonOrchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse Orchestre Ose !Orchestre PasdeloupOrchestre Philharmonique Royal de LiègeOrchestre Philharmonique de Monte-CarloOrchestre Philharmonique de Radio FranceOrchestre Philharmonique du LuxembourgOrchestre Régional de Cannes Provence Alpes Côte d'AzurOrchestre Révolutionnaire et RomantiqueOrchestre Société GénéraleOrchestre Symphonique de MontréalOrchestre Symphonique de la MonnaieOrchestre Victor Hugo Franche-ComtéOrchestre d'AuvergneOrchestre de Chambre Nouvelle AquitaineOrchestre de Chambre de LausanneOrchestre de Chambre de ParisOrchestre de ParisOrchestre de l'Opéra National de ParisOrchestre de l'Opéra de LimogesOrchestre de l'Opéra de LyonOrchestre de l'Opéra de MarseilleOrchestre de l'Opéra de Rouen Haute-NormandieOrchestre de la Haute École de Musique GeneveOrchestre de la Suisse RomandeOrchestre des Champs-ElyséesOrchestre du Conservatoire de ParisOrchestre national d'Île de FranceOrchestre national de Montpellier OccitanieOrchestre symphonique de QuébecOrfeo OrchestraOrfeus BarockensembleOrkest van het OostenOrkiestra HistorycznaOrpheus Chamber OrchestraOrpheus SinfoniaOrquesta Barroca de SevillaOrquesta Ciudad de GranadaOrquesta Da CameraOrquesta Filarmónica Juvenil de BogotáOrquesta Filarmónica de Gran CanariaOrquesta Filarmónica de MálagaOrquesta Filarmónica de SantiagoOrquesta Joven de CórdobaOrquesta Joven de ExtremaduraOrquesta Joven de la OSGOrquesta Nacional de EspañaOrquesta Sinfonica de BarcelonaOrquesta Sinfónica Nacional de CubaOrquesta Sinfónica de Castilla y LeónOrquesta Sinfónica de ChileOrquesta Sinfónica de GaliciaOrquesta Sinfónica de NavarraOrquesta Sinfónica de la Región de MurciaOrquesta Sinfónica del Gran Teatre del LiceuOrquesta Sinfónica del Principado de AsturiasOrquesta Titular del Teatro RealOrquesta de CórdobaOrquesta de ExtremaduraOrquesta de la Comunidad de MadridOrquestra Barroca Casa da MúsicaOrquestra Nacional Clàssica d'AndorraOrquestra Simfònica de Barcelona i Nacional de CatalunyaOrquestra Simfònica de l'ESMUCOrquestra Simfònica de les Illes Balears "Ciutat de Palma"Orquestra Simfònica del VallèsOrquestra de CadaquésOslo Philharmonic OrchestraOxford Philharmonic OrchestraOxford Proms OrchestraPKF – Prague PhilharmoniaPMF OrchestraPacific SymphonyPannon Philharmonic OrchestraPeoria Symphony OrchestraPhiladelphia OrchestraPhilharmonia Baroque OrchestraPhilharmonia OrchestraPhilharmonia ZürichPhilharmonic Chamber Orchestra of LondonPhilharmonie Südwestfalen - Landesorchester Nordrhein WestfalenPhilharmonie ZuidnederlandPhilharmonisches Orchester BremerhavenPhilharmonisches Orchester KielPhilharmonisches Orchester der Hansestadt LübeckPhoenix SymphonyPolish Art PhilharmonicPolish Art PhilharmonyPolish National Radio Symphony OrchestraPolish Philharmonic Chamber OrchestraQueensland Symphony OrchestraQuerétaro Philharmonic OrchestraQuesta MusicaRTÉ Concert OrchestraRadio Filharmonisch OrkestRadio Symphony Orchestra KatowiceReal Filharmonía de GaliciaReal Orquesta Sinfónica de SevillaResidentie OrkestRobert Schumann Philharmonie ChemnitzRochester Philharmonic OrchestraRogue Valley SymphonyRotterdam Philharmonic OrchestraRoyal Academy of Music studentsRoyal Ballet SinfoniaRoyal Concertgebouw OrchestraRoyal Liverpool Philharmonic OrchestraRoyal Orchestral SocietyRoyal Philharmonic Concert OrchestraRoyal Philharmonic OrchestraRoyal Scottish National OrchestraRoyal Stockholm Philharmonic OrchestraRoyal Swedish OrchestraRussian Chamber Philharmonic St PetersburgRussian National OrchestraRussian Philharmonic (of Novosibirsk)Russian State Symphony OrchestraSWR Symphony OrchestraSalomon OrchestraSalzburg Mozarteum OrchestraSan Francisco Opera OrchestraSan Francisco SymphonySavaria Symphony OrchestraSavonlinna Opera Festival OrchestraSchleswig-Holstein Festival OrchestraScottish Chamber OrchestraSerenissima, LaSinfonia TorontoSinfonia VarsoviaSinfonieorchester AachenSinfonietta CracoviaSinfonietta RīgaSingapore National Youth OrchestraSingapore Symphony ChorusSingapore Symphony OrchestraSlaithwaite Philharmonic OrchestraSlovak PhilharmonicSoloists of the Teatro alla Scala AcademySouthbank SinfoniaSouthern Sinfonia Baroque OrchestraSt Petersburg Philharmonic OrchestraSt Petersburg Symphony OrchestraStaatskapelle BerlinStaatskapelle WeimarStaatsorchester Rheinische PhilharmonieStaatsorchester StuttgartStaatsphilharmonie NürnbergStaatstheater Mainz Philharmonic OrchestraStanislavsky Music Theatre OrchestraStirling OrchestraStockport Symphony OrchestraStrauss Festival Orchester WienStuttgart Chamber OrchestraSwedish Chamber OrchestraSwedish Radio Symphony OrchestraSwing Dance OrchestraSydney Symphony OrchestraSymfonisch Orkest Opera VlaanderenSymphony Orchestra of IndiaSzeged Symphony OrchestraSzolnok Symphony OrchestraSächsische Staatskapelle DresdenSächsisches BarockorchesterTallinn Chamber OrchestraTanglewood Music Center OrchestraTatarstan National Symphony OrchestraTeatro alla Scala Academy OrchestraThames Chamber OrchestraThe Cleveland OrchestraThe Colburn OrchestraThe HalléThe Hallé Youth ChoirThe King's ConsortThe KnightsThe Metropolitan Opera OrchestraThe Norwegian Radio OrchestraThe Orchestra of the AmericasThüringen Philharmonie GothaTokyo City Philharmonic OrchestraTokyo Metropolitan Symphony OrchestraTokyo Philharmonic OrchestraTokyo Symphony OrchestraTonhalle Düsseldorf Youth OrchestraTonhalle Orchestra ZurichTonkünstler OrchestraToronto Symphony OrchestraToronto Symphony Youth OrchestraTschechische Kammerphilharmonie PragTurkish National Philharmonic Youth OrchestraUkelele Orchestra of Great BritainUlster Youth OrchestraUnknownUral Philharmonic Youth OrchestraVenice Baroque OrchestraVerbier Festival Chamber OrchestraVerbier Festival Junior OrchestraVerbier Festival OrchestraVespres d'ArnadiVienna Chamber OrchestraVienna Imperial PhilharmonicsVienna Philharmonic OrchestraVienna Radio Symphony OrchestraVienna Symphony OrchestraViolons du Roy, LesVogtland PhilharmonieVorarlberg Symphony OrchestraWarsaw Philharmonic OrchestraWashington National Opera OrchestraWebern Symphonie OrchesterWest Australian Symphony OrchestraWest of England Youth OrchestraWest-Eastern Divan OrchestraWestminster Chamber OrchestraWestminster School Symphony OrchestraWestmorland OrchestraWiener Akademische PhilharmonieWiener HofmusikkapelleWiener Jeunesse OrchesterWiener VirtuosenWorld Orchestra for PeaceWorld Youth Symphony OrchestraWuerttemberg Chamber OrchestraWürttembergische Philharmonie ReutlingenYoung Musicians Symphony OrchestraYouth Orchestra of the AmericasZuger SinfoniettaZurich Chamber Orchestraorchester le phénixsón - - Southampton's professional orchestra