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Meet the Musicians: The Gambler

November 17, 2011


Meet the musicians that will help transport the audience from the Howard Assembly Room to Dostoevsky’s Casino for a sold out performance of The Gambler this evening. The evening will include chamber music by Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff. DANNY DRIVER – PIANO Following his concerto debut at the 2011 BBC Proms, Danny Driver will perform both Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto […]

Stick or twist: production assistant Aaron Marsden on transforming the Howard Assembly Room into a casino

November 14, 2011


The concept behind The Gambler, taking place on Thursday 17 November, is to turn the Howard Assembly Room into a 19th century Russian casino for the evening, to host a performance of music and acting based on Dostoyevsky’s book by the same name. The beauty of this idea is that the audience will be sat in […]

Goodbye Stalin! Endymion’s Philip Venables on the fraught relationships between Soviet composers and officialdom

October 24, 2011


Endymion celebrates 20 years since the fall of the Soviet Union.

Video: Endymion perform Arvo Part’s Summa

October 21, 2011


On Friday 4 November, chamber ensemble Endymion bring a programme of 20th century music from Russia and Estonia to the Howard Assembly Room for Goodbye Stalin! Featuring works by two major composers of the Soviet era, Schnittke and Shostakovich, the performance will also include Arvo Part’s ‘Summa’ for string quartet. Here is a video of […]

From Britten’s Canticles to Tinie Tempah: DARE Fellow Cheryl Frances-Hoad

October 4, 2011


Cheryl Frances-Hoad's new composition, Schumann Revisited: One Life Stand will be performed by mezzo soprano Jennifer Johnston on 11 October.

Blogger John Toolan celebrates art in unusual places with Opera North at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park

October 3, 2011


On an unseasonably warm Saturday evening, as the sun was fading and the magnificent sculptures of Jaume Plensa were coming to light, the Opera North’s programme of seasonal concerts at The Yorkshire Sculpture Park in Wakefield continued with their autumn offering.

Lives and Loves: Cheryl Frances-Hoad discusses her inspiration for Schumann Revisited

September 21, 2011


Multi-award winning young composer, Cheryl Frances-Hoad turns her attention to Robert Schumann’s 1840 song cycle in a special concert on Tuesday 11 October. Frances-Hoad’s response to Schumann’s Women’s Lives and Loves, Schumann Revisited: One Life Stand, will be performed by mezzo-soprano Jennifer Johnston and pianist Joseph Middleton alongside Schumann’s original songs. The evening will also […]