Renowned violinist Daniel Hope is launching his upcoming Deutsche Grammophon album with a concert at Liverpool’s World Museum tomorrow. Spheres, to be released internationally on 15th February, is an anthology of music inspired by the scientific idea of Musica Universalis – the concept that planetary movement creates sound. Spheres features music from canonical composers, such as Bach and Fauré, alongside more recent popular composers, such as Ludovico Einaudi and Arvo Pärt. The album intertwines scientific themes with music, making the World Museum (home to the UK’s only free planetarium) the perfect place to preview works from the upcoming album, with an educational aspect.
The event will be free of charge, and welcomes music lovers of all ages.
Find out more information here.
(Written on February 4, 2013 )
The Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel in Belgium presents the ‘Festival a la Française’ this autumn at Flagey, Brussels. Running from 13th-17th November, the Festival boasts an impressive programme by Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel at one of Brussel’s leading cultural venues, celebrating the music of French composers, such as Ravel, Satie, Poulenc, Saint-Saëns, Fauré, Franck and Debussy, from the Fin de siecle. The collaboration follows the success of the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel and Flagey’s Brahms Festival in 2011, and the Chopin Festival in 2010.
With performances from world-renowned artists, such as Augustin Dumay, Gary Hoffman, Jean-Philippe Collard, and Gérard Causse on the 13th November, featuring the Brussels Philharmonic the following day, with the final concert on the 17th November presenting the Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liège, the Choeur Symphonique Octopus , and others to perform Faure’s Requiem, the festival promises to be a delight to all. Masters of Music Chapel along with young soloists in residence will also perform. In addition, a performance featuring excerpts from Saint-Saens’ Carnival of the Animals will be performed on the final day of the festival, to entertain and enchant both classical music newcomers, and with children.
To find out more about the festival, visit the Facebook page here.
The official website of the festival can be found here.
(Written on November 9, 2012 )
This week, Jessica Duchen publishes the first part of her extended interview with Augustin Dumay. In it, Dumay discusses his career as both a solo violinist and conductor as well as his new CD; Camille Saint-Saëns: La muse et la poete, Concerto No. 1, Symphony No. 1. He also discusses his collaboration with Maria João Pires:
“immediately it was something extraordinary.”
Read the whole interview here. Look out for part 2 of Augustin Dumay’s interview next Monday.
(Written on August 22, 2012 )
We are very excited to welcome the wonderful Baritone William Berger to our artist roster. William will be performing with La Nuova Musica at Kings Place this June in his L’Orfeo debut. He is also performing the role of Alcandro in Garsington Opera’s production of L’Olimpiade this June.
In September William will be releasing his debut recital disc Insomnia: A Nocturnal Voyage on Delphian Records. The programme for the recital was devised by William for the 2011 Lucerne Festival and describes an imaginary voyage through a restless night, with music by Mozart, Debussy, Fauré, Wolf, Vaughan Williams, Liszt and Strauss.
To keep up to date with William’s work, visit his facebook page.
(Written on April 27, 2012 )