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NottinghamEx Cathedra: In 40 Parts

Tallis, Striggio, Jackson, Roth
Jeffrey Skidmore; Ex Cathedra

ExeterTriple bill: Dido & Aeneas (Purcell) / Jonas (Carissimi) / I Will Not Speak (Gesualdo)

Triple bill: Dido & Aeneas (Purcell) / Jonas (Carissimi) / I Will Not Speak (Gesualdo)
Purcell, Carissimi, Gesualdo
English Touring Opera Orchestra; Jonathan Peter Kenny; English Touring Opera; Seb Harcombe; Bernadette Iglich; Sky Ingram

LondonORA Singers

Whitacre, Byrd, Panufnik, Pott, Lauridsen, Tallis, Stucky, of Bingen, DiOrio, Park, Gjeilo, Palestrina, Prestini, Muhly, Bray, Clausen
Suzi Digby; ORA Singers

RouenKronos and Kairos

of Bingen, Hahne, Vivaldi, Geminiani, Cage, Simons, Riley, Handel
B'Rock Orchestra; Dorothee Oberlinger

LondonOld Bones – Aurora Orchestra with Iestyn Davies

© Simon Weir
Satie, Adès, Debussy, Muhly, Dowland, Brahms
Iestyn Davies; Sally Pryce; Principal Players of Aurora Orchestra

LondonHeroines - 900 Years of Women in Song

Heroines - 900 Years of Women in Song
Panufnik, of Bingen, Strozzi, Mendelssohn-Hensel, Boulanger, Owen, Poston, Weir, Gardiner, Spicer
Joanna Tomlinson; Whitehall Choir; Cantus Novus Wien; Thomas Holmes; Gavin Roberts

RoeselareKronos and Kairos

of Bingen, Hahne, Vivaldi, Geminiani, Cage, Simons, Riley, Handel
B'Rock Orchestra; Dorothee Oberlinger

LondonViol Festival Grand Finale: Fantasies and Consort Works

Viol Festival Grand Finale: Fantasies and Consort Works
Byrd, Jenkins, Purcell, Parsons, Gibbons, Lawes
RCM students
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The Sixteen's Round-Britten Choral Pilgrimage reaches Durham

The Sixteen © Firedog
The Sixteen's Choral Pilrimage dissolves the boundaries between old and new, sacred and profane with striking performances of music by Cornysh and Britten. 
*****
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Dido and Aeneas rescue a disappointing Baroque triple bill from ETO

Nicholas Mogg (Aeneas), Alison Manifold and Sky Ingram (Dido) © Richard Hubert Smith
English Touring Opera's triple bill of early Baroque miniatures promised an intruiging evening but failed up to expectations. 
**111
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Re-imagining: A showcase for innovation at Kings Place

Litha and Effy Efthymiou © Stanislava Buevich
The unlikely pairing of jazz and Baroque makes complete sense under the baton of Sam Poppleton. 
*****
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Morlot shows true French colors in Seattle

Ludovic Morlot © Chris Lee
The anticipation of an all-French program with Morlot was almost too delicious to contemplate.
****1
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Hugo Ticciati and O/Modernt completely infectious at Kings Place

Hugo Ticciati © Marco Borggreve
Freshness, enthusiasm and excellent curation made for an entertaining evening courtesy of Hugo Ticciati and O/Modernt. 
*****
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Transformers: big works in disguise from the ACO

Timo-Veikko Valve © Jack Saltmiras
Pared-down forces of the ACO performed pared down masterpieces, in a brilliantly conceived programme which included works by Wagner, Strauss and Mozart.
*****
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A gripping Return of Ulysses from Opera Collective Ireland

Gyula Nagy (Ulysses) © Marshall Light Studio
Fine singing all round, sensitive continuo musicianship and dramatic action make for a thoroughly enjoyable Return of Ulysses by Monteverdi.
****1
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Baltic Sea Festival celebrates a cherished conductor

Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra © Arne Hyckenberg
Esa-Pekka Salonen brings the Baltic Sea Festival to an end in an eclectic, risk-taking programme of music by Biber, Beethoven and himself.
*****
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