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LondonNigel Osborne: Naciketa

© Robert Golden
Osborne: Naciketa
Mark Forkgen; Sam Brown; Opera Circus; Sumant Jayakrishnan; William Conway; Musicians from Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
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Safety first: the Symphony Orchestra of India makes its London debut

Zakir Hussain © Jim McGuire
An evening of different musical flavours, but none, as yet, are quite distinctive on the palate.
***11
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Telling Tales: Shahrazad unveiled

Alexander Anderson-Hall (Sharyar) and Philippa Boyle (Shahrazad) © Robert Workman
Danyal Dhondy's new opera Shahrazad focuses on the brave young heroine who spins her stories each evening to keep her husband, King Shahryār, enthralled... and what happened when Shahrazad finished telling her final tale.
***11
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Prom 16: a powerful Berkeley première

Jac van Steen © Chris Christodoulou
A superb performance from Chloë Hanslip in the world premiere of Berkeley's Violin Concerto, with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales under Jac van Steen polished but lacking bite in Dukas and Prokofiev.
***11
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Sonic inundation: Tavener’s Flood of Beauty

There was an inundation of the sound of John Tavener's Flood of Beauty at the Barbican on Sunday, with the Britten Sinfonia conducted by Martyn Brabbins.
**111
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Nonclassical at Scala

The centrepiece of Nonclassical’s “Pioneers of Percussion” festival was a rousing marathon of a concert at Scala, a large (mostly) rock venue near King’s Cross. It was a rich, varied, high-energy, happily chaotic affair that lasted into the wee hours of the morning.
****1
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Simon Thacker's Svara-Kanti in Edinburgh

Symposium Hall is a new 158-seat church conversion venue in Edinburgh’s attractive Hill Square. Its mix of tradition and newness made a fitting venue for the final date in Svara-Kanti’s UK tour. Encoded in the name (svara = sound/notes and kanti = beauty) is the group’s raison d’être; the new territory to be found in the marriage of Indian and Western instruments and traditions.
*****
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Looking Forward with Britten Sinfonia at the Barbican

Pleasantly enough, Britten Sinfonia went down a thoroughly unconventional route in celebrating their 20th birthday at the Barbican on Saturday, with a brilliantly varied range of new pieces mixing with chamber orchestra classics.
****1
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