Friday, 22 February 2019

Review - Steve Reich's bionic balance on show at Southbank Centre

Watching the players of the London Sinfonietta and singers of Synergy Vocals last Tuesday evening was akin to watching a..

By James Hardie


Friday, 8 February 2019

Review - Mixing up Mozart at Southbank Centre

Always one to question received wisdom, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment decided to question Mozart’s on Monday evening. Rather..

By James Hardie


Friday, 1 February 2019

A concert in complete darkness - Solstices by Georg Friedrich Haas

The organisers of Reykjavík festival Dark Music Days clearly underestimated quite how popular the world première of a new piece..

By James Hardie


Friday, 14 December 2018

Smaller music festivals showcase the best of the UK's classical music scene

York Hall, the home of British boxing in Bethnal Green, has welcomed the likes of David Haye, Lennox Lewis, and..

By James Hardie


Friday, 26 October 2018

Time to revisit the Italian violinist-composers of the eighteenth century

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By James Hardie


Friday, 19 October 2018

BBC's 'Our Classical Century' is typical crass Beeb gimmickry

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By James Hardie


Friday, 14 September 2018

Ditch the Royal Albert Hall and let Baroque music find its voice

Rounding off the BBC Proms 2018 (ahead of the Last Night festivities) was a performance of Handel’s Theodora from Arcangelo, directed by..

By James Hardie


Friday, 20 July 2018

Culture Digest: Handel's Saul and David, Goldberg Variations and Allelujah!

Hot Brown Honey This award-winning group of wonder women combine a barnstorming mix of music, dance, and burlesque with social..

By James Hardie


Friday, 6 July 2018

Culture Digest

Rembrandt: Britain’s Discovery of the Master This major exhibition puts works by the Dutch painter alongside those Brits who he..

By James Hardie