TIMOTHY HENTY IS TO CONDUCT ENGLISH NATIONAL OPERA'S NEW PRODUCTION OF IOLANTHE IN SPRING 2018
Following the huge success of Mike Leigh's The Pirates of Penzance, this new production of Gilbert and Sullivan's fantasy political satire is by Cal McCrystal (One Man, Two Guvnors NT, The Mighty Boosh, Cirque Du Soleil) and will bolster ENO's reputation as a major producer of the works of this famous pairing.
An experienced interpreter of Gilbert and Sullivan's work, Timothy conducts a cast of ENO favourites including Andrew Shore, Yvonne Howard and ENO Harewood Artist Samantha Price.
First performance of Iolanthe: 13th February 2018, London Coliseum.
TAVERNA RECORDS DEBUSSY AND RAVEL
Luminosity and sensitivity . . . playing that is wonderfully lithe and transparent: Alessandro Taverna impresses in Debussy and Ravel
(GRAMOPHONE, July 2017)
FINGHIN COLLINS CELEBRATES IRISH CULTURE IN BRITAIN AT WIGMORE HALL
Finghin Collins played Schubert's Impromptu Op. 90 No.1 and John Field's Andante Inédit at Wigmore Hall's Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme which was streamed as a live webcast and broadcast live on RTÉ and BBC Radio 3.
One of Éire’s finest talents, Finghin Collins surveys Irish piano music including Field, Stanford, Bax, Warlock, Grainger and Gerald Barry at the Gregynog Festival in June.
Emma Johnson becomes the first female alumnus to have her portrait unveiled at Pembroke College, Cambridge
The clarinettist was the first woman to be made an honorary fellow of the college in 1999. The portrait is by BP Portrait Artist award winner Isabella Watling. It was unveiled on 8 March 2016 (International Women’s Day). Johnson described Watling as ‘a great young artist’, adding: ‘I am so grateful that her powerful work will make me a part of the University’s history.’ Pembroke College was founded by a woman in 1347 and opened its doors to female students in 1984.
EXCITING MILESTONE FOR THE GOULDS
The Gould Piano Trio are delighted to announce their successful application to the PRS Music Foundation scheme "Beyond Borders”. This will enable the talented young composer, Mark Simpson, to compose a piece for their 25th anniversary season in 2017-18.
JOHNSON AND ELLIS RECORD CLARINET CONCERTOS
Emma Johnson with Will Todd (composer) and Philip Ellis (conductor) at the Watford Colosseum earlier this month for three days of recording with the BBC Concert Orchestra. Included on the disc, to be released on the Nimbus label next year are John Dankworth’s Clarinet Concerto, Paul Reade’s A Victorian Kitchen Garden and a new concerto by Patrick Hawes as well as Will Todd’s Clarinet Concerto, all of which were written for Emma Johnson.
GILBERT & SULLIVAN IN LUXEMBOURG
Timothy Henty (conductor) pictured with Mike Leigh (director) following the successful premiere of the ENO production of The Pirates of Penzance in Luxembourg’s Grand Theatre in October. "A real treat” according to the Luxemburger Wort.
ALFRED HITCHCOCK PRESENTS . . . NEIL THOMSON
Are "Alfred Hitchcock" and conductor Neil Thomson psyching each other out prior to the Gothenburg Opera's screening with live orchestra of Hitchcock's masterpiece Psycho earlier this month?
Neil's masterful handling of Bernard Herrmann's powerful and iconic score was highly praised by all who heard it.
ROGÉs RECORD BARTÓK
Since he recorded the complete Bartók Concertos for DECCA in 1978-79 with the London Symphony Orchestra under Walter Weller, Pascal Rogé has always wanted to complete his set by recording the Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion.
Now nearly 40 years later on in his very distinguished career Pascal’s wish has finally come true in a new release this month (October 2015) on ONYX Classics with his wife pianist Ami Rogé and the percussionists Paul Clarvis and Joby Burgess.
The other works on their CD include an arrangement of Ravel’s famous Bolero and a first recording of Australian composer Matthew Hindson’s Pulse Magnet.