Make way for the Young Turks: the Borusan Philharmonic is riding a new wave of enthusiasm for classical music in Turkey. It is the place in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony that the tenor dreads. The orchestra turns “Turkish” — signposted by
It’s a very assured – not to say very brave – young conductor who chooses to make his debut with the London Symphony Orchestra in Sibelius’ notoriously challenging Seventh Symphony. Mighty talents have fallen at this particular fence, defeated by
Part 1/3 Part 2/3 Part 3/3 Chopin’s Variations on ‘La Ci Darem la Mano’, for piano and orchestra, Op.2 performed by Vestard Shimkus, one of the pieces mentioned in the “In Tune” article titled Another Folle Journée in Tokyo.
The famous Venezuelan musicians are growing long in the tooth – and there’s a new generation waiting in the wingsThe Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra is youthful no longer – as I was saying last week in my review of their
The Vienna Philharmonic, one of the oldest and most venerated orchestras in the world, has permanently appointed its first woman concertmaster.
Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet Fantasia Overture, one of the pieces mentioned in an entry under the section In tune, titled Hong Kong Arts Festival.