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No stranger to the UK Long Yu conducts the China Philharmonic. Photograph: Chris Christodoulou/BBC The China Philharmonic , with its artistic director Long Yu , is the first of a series of orchestras, mostly from the far or Middle East and Australia,
Sir Andrew Davis conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra in Elgar's The Kingdom at the First Night of the Proms. Photograph: Chris Christodoulou/BBC/PA To state the obvious: the First Night of the Proms marks the beginning of something. And, usually,
Sir Edward William Elgar was an an English composer who achieved international fame in the classical music arena. His best known compositions include the Enigma Variations and the Pomp and Circumstance Marches concertos for violin and cello. Born on
One summer night in 1990 a young British violinist named Tasmin Little stepped for the first time on to the platform of the Proms at the Royal Albert Hall. That concert plus her first CD, released around the same time was the moment that set her
Mork played the opening declamation with a sound of golden transparency, and the autumnal melancholy of the first movement flowed with poised restraint. The second movement, which begins with some diffidence, quietly assumed polite liveliness with
Judith Weir has written several operas and been resident composer with the City of Birmingham symphony orchestra. Photograph: Sean Smith for the Guardian Buckingham Palace is set to appoint the first ever woman as master of the Queen 's music. Judith
Middleton Community Orchestra closed its 2013-14 season with an unusually long, if typically ambitious, concert at the Middleton Performing Arts Center . \n\n There were two works in the program of concerto character. Opening the concert was Grieg\'s
Surging, unquenchable energy' Daniel Barenboim conducting the Berlin Staatskapelle. Photograph: David Levene It's always a thrill to hear Elgar 's greatest music played by one of the great European orchestras, under a conductor who brings to it a
Nollaig Casey will play with the Heartstings Quartet at the Arts Centre on May 31. Seventeenth-century harp and fiddle airs will meet contemporary guitar fireworks when the Heartstring Quartet plays the Arts Centre's Fairfax Studio on May 31.
Paul McCreesh's handling of works by Mozart, Elgar and Biber was enthralling. Mozart's short Adagio and Fugue in C minor, dating from the same summer of 1788 as his last three symphonies, provided a piquant launch for Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra'