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LondonECHO Rising Stars: Nora Fischer

Nora Fischer; Daniel Kool

AdmontIm Gebirg

© Stefan Leitner
Strauss R.
recreation Brass Section

LondonProm 13: Pioneers of Sound

Oram
London Contemporary Orchestra; Robert Ames; Shiva Feshareki

Budapest2nd Ilona Fehér International Violin Competition: semi-finals

to be announced
Contestants of the Ilona Fehér International Violin Competition, Violin

Budapest"Last night I had a dream"

Debussy, Schnittke, Hindemith, Beethoven
Anima Musicae Chamber Orchestra; Jan Latham-Koenig; Andrea Vígh; Míra Farkas; Gergely Ittzés; Livia Duleba

Budapest2nd Ilona Fehér International Violin Competition: semi-finals

to be announced
Contestants of the Ilona Fehér International Violin Competition, Violin

LondonProm 15: Paul Lewis plays Beethoven's "Emperor" concerto

Davies, Beethoven, Brahms
BBC Philharmonic; Ben Gernon; Paul Lewis

Budapest2nd Ilona Fehér International Violin Competition: semi-finals

to be announced
Contestants of the Ilona Fehér International Violin Competition, Violin
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Penetrating Schreker’s kaleidoscopic score

Die Gezeichneten © Iko Freese | drama-berlin.de
Franz Schreker’s Die Gezeichneten (The Branded One) is an unsettling work given the storyline’s background of abduction and clandestine sexual abuse. Calixto Bieito, as expected, eschews ambiguity regarding what goes on behind the scenes, and casts even the titular cripple Alviano Salvago in a damning light.
****1
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Challenging vitality and unremitting energy in Shechter's Grand Finale

© Rahi Rezvani
Shechter is back to his finest form with this Waltz for the End of Time.
****1
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The art of storytelling: Dalisa Pigram’s Gudirr Gudirr

© Heidrun Lohr
This solo performance is a touching, tender, and powerfully-told story of Australian Indigenous identity in northwest Australia's Kimberley region.
***11
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NDT brings a successful mixed programme to London

NDT in Pite's The Statement © Rahi Rezvani
Everything Pite choreographs turns to gold and when Young is also involved it’s an especially rich vein.
****1
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Bangarra: The darkness between the stars

Beau Dean Riley Smith, Kane Sultan-Babij and Yolanta Lowatta in Dark Emu © Daniel Boud
Dark Emu is a beautifully choreographed dance response to Bruce Pascoe's award-winning book.  In combining current debate with millenia-old living tradition, it is both topical and profoundly poetic.
****1
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Giselle at the time of Communism: Boris Eifman’s Red Giselle

Eifman Ballet in Red Giselle © Yulia Kudryashova
Opening this short Saison Russe in Berlin is Boris Eifman’s most iconic ballet, Red Giselle, a skilful tribute of the choreographer to the great Russian ballerina Olga Spessivtseva.
****1
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Williamson breaks new ground with BRB

Artists of BRB in Williamson's Embrace © Emma Kauldhar
It is good to see Birmingham Royal Ballet in such fine fettle. This triple bill is well conceived and deftly performed. Not always flawless in its execution, but a five star programme nonetheless.
*****
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Women / Create! A Festival of Dance

Yusaku Komori in Armitage's Donkey Jaw Bone © Stephen Pisano
A mix of new and tried and tested works by Karole Armitage, Jacqulyn Buglisi, Carolyn Dorfman and Jennifer Muller
***11
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