Henri Dutilleux, who has died at the age of 97, was a fiercely independent composer who left an exclusive catalogue of works that are steeped in the languid sensuousness of Debussy yet touched by the hand of modernism.
Founder and Director of the Armonico Consort, Christopher Monks, spoke with WildKat PR about AC Academy in a short interview for our video blog series. Accompanied by video footage from ‘Around the World in 18 Tunes’ at the Royal Albert Hall, Christopher discusses the work of AC Academy alongside their relationship with the London concert venue.
Watch the video below to find out more about AC Academy and their work:
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“If you do a brilliant job, you’re completely anonymous,” says the pianist Steven Osborne. “If you make one mistake, there’s nothing you can do redeem yourself. Everyone will remember.” But Osborne isn’t talking about his own job.
The Academy of St Martin in the Fields will give a concert celebrating Britten’s centenary at Cadogan Hall on Thursday 23 May, including a new work by Sally Beamish, Variations on a Theme of Benjamin Britten.
Hairy, smelly savages, or noble warriors? A fierce argument over Sir Walter Scott’s real views on Highlanders has opened a bitter divide between the writer’s supporters and the opera world of Covent Garden.
WildKat PR is pleased to welcome three new clients to the WildKat PR roster: National Geographic London Store’s new cultural calendar, lyric soprano Melinda Hughes, and Qanas Productions’ Qatar UK 2013 Year of Culture.
National Geographic London Store have launched their cultural calendar comprising of concerts, talks and photographic exhibitions to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the National Geographic Society, and turning the adventure store into a cultural hub in Central London. Events include a performance by flautist Katherine Bryan launching her new album, artist Alexa Meade and Born Free Foundation CEO Will Travers.
Melinda Hughes is an operatic soprano whose roles have included Cio Cio San in Madame Butterfly, Mimi in La Boheme, Countess in The Marriage of Figaro and many more. In 2013, Melinda will be performing her new satirical show, ‘French Kiss’ at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
The Qatar 2013 Year of Culture celebrates creativity, diversity and mutual cultural understanding through an exciting and varied musical programme. The cultural collaboration can be experienced at a concert at London’s Cadogan Hall on May 27th and Edinburgh’s Usher Hall on June 14th. Performers will include Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Royal National Scottish Orchestras with soloists Chloë Hanslip, Guy Johnston and Amira Fouad performing music by British and Qatari composers.
Following a wonderful recital at London’s National Geographic store yesterday, Katherine Bryan is thrilled to announce to release of her second album today. The rising flautist performs concertos by American composer Christopher Rouse and French composer Jacques Ibert, demonstrating her versatility as a artist as well as her virtuosic and astounding technical style. The disc also features Debussy’s Syrinx and Frank Martin’s Ballade.
Katherine is Principal Flute and currently a musician in residence with Royal Scottish National Orchestra, under the baton of Jac van Steen, who she performs with on the CD.
Katherine Bryan plays Flute Concertos by Christopher Rouse and Jacques Ibert can be purchased from iTunes and Amazon.
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The pianist’s latest release, Klara Min Plays Chopin Mazurkas, is this week’s Featured Album on Classic FM Drive. The show, hosted by John Brunning, will play a Mazurka taken from the album every day this week at 6:15pm. With her style described by Classics Today as possessing a ‘superbly controlled technique and formidable coloristic resources’, Klara Min’s Chopin Mazurkas will undoubtedly continue to receive much admiration and praise.
Tune into Classic FM Drive from 5pm each day this week to hear tracks from Klara Min Plays Chopin Mazurkas.
This Sunday (19th May), renowned flautist Katherine Bryan will be performing at London’s National Geographic store, as part of their Cultural Calendar. Beginning at 4:30pm, the concert will include works from both her debut album and her latest album, of which will be released on Monday 20th May.
Join us at the Brompton Street store for an afternoon of virtuosic and stylish playing.
Watch the video below for an insight into Sunday’s performance:
Aldeburgh Music’s experimental programme, Faster Than Sound, which joins the dots between musical genres and digital art forms, is holding their next event tomorrow evening.
Internationally acclaimed violinist Pekka Kuusisto and cellist Peter Gregson have collaborated with London-based technologists Reactify and composer Nick Ryan to perform an innovative programme of new works, exploring the interaction of live performers and electronics.
The latest in the Faster Than Sound series present new software goPlay, which intelligently ‘listens’ to the players, allowing them to improvise and interpret the music without the limitations of a soundtrack or strict metronome. The software has been programmed with key elements to enable it to act as a true accompanist.
Watch the video below for a small insight into tomorrow’s highly anticipated event.
Visit the Faster Than Sound website here to find out more and to purchase tickets.
The concert will begin with a talk at 6:30pm, ahead of the 8pm concert.