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AddressSmith Square, London
London
SW1P 3HA
United Kingdom
Google maps51° 29' 44.490" N 0° 7' 37.333" W
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LondonThe Lure of the East Part 2

Debussy, Setiawan, Ravel
Geoffrey Saba, Piano

LondonJuliana

Phibbs: Juliana
George Vass; Richard Williams; Nova Music Opera; Cheryl Enever; Rebecca Afonwy-Jones; Samuel Pantcheff; Nova Music Opera Ensemble

LondonDaniel Ciobanu

Enescu, Mussorgsky, Prokofiev, Scriabin, Stravinsky
Daniel Ciobanu, Piano

LondonAnthony Gritten

Grunenwald, Hopkins, Cage, Sessions
Anthony Gritten, Organ

LondonLoops 'n' Rounds: American Music for Strings

Diamond, Glass, Reich, Adams
Graham Ross; Dmitri Ensemble

LondonAndrew Zolinsky

Takemitsu, Debussy, Kondo, Messiaen, Satoh, Tanaka
Andrew Zolinsky, Piano

LondonLondon Phoenix Orchestra

Elgar, Falla, Rimsky-Korsakov
London Phoenix Orchestra

LondonAlena Walentin & Joseph Havlat

Taktakishvili, Khachaturian, Prokofiev
Alena Walentin; Joseph Havlat
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Brass ensemble Septura explores Ravel and Gershwin

Septura © Bethany Clarke
Why don’t brass ensembles have a regular presence in the classical concert scene, in comparison to string ensembles or at least woodwind ensembles? 
****1
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Giulio Cesare in Londra with the marvellous EOC

Tim Mead © Benjamin Ealovega
Anna Devin's Cleopatra moved with complete conviction for scheming minx to mature woman in love.
*****
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Ex Cathedra for Holy Week at St John’s Smith Square

Ex Cathedra © Paul Arthur
A Lenten programme of 17th-century French and Italian sacred music partially fulfilled its dramatic potential in refined, understated performances. 
***11
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A polished London debut recital from George Li

George Li © Simon Fowler
The Chinese American pianist gives a confident, purposeful performance, without his personality quite shining through.
***11
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Finely cast Orlando from La Nuova Musica

Lawrence Zazzo © Justin Hyer
Handel’s opera Orlando is famous for the great mad scene at the end of Act 2. Specifically written for the celebrated castrato Senesino, it’s an emotionally powerful ten-minute monologue.
****1
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Anna Fedorova compelling in Chopin

Anna Fedorova © Marco Borggreve
Ukrainian pianist Anna Fedorova gave compelling performances of Chopin’s profound Ballades and intricate Waltzes, full of intensity, dreaminess and frenzy.
****1
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Plumbing the depths of Tavener

Matthew Barley © Nick White
The City of London Sinfonia presents an absorbing account of Tavener's musical ecumenicism. 
****1
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Bitterness and lamentation at SJSS

Alban Gerhardt © Kaupo Kikkas
James Ehnes, Steven Osborne and Alban Gerhardt captured the lamentations of Shostakovich's Second Piano Trio before they were joined by clarinettist Jean Johnson for Messiaen's quartet at St John’s Smith Square.
***11
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