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First performance in Mexico of Michel van der Aa Violin Concerto

It was a real joy playing Michel van der Aa’s terrific violin concerto in Mexico last week with the excellent Symphony Orchestra with my friend Roberto Beltrán-Zavala, conductor, who shares my love for this fantastic, colorful, virtuosic piece. Here’s a bit of the end of the first movement, for who’s interested in this music, from the rehearsal. The piece also has many beautiful, dreamy and ‘impressionistic’ sections, very exciting to play and I recommend to all violinists! ✨✨

Posted by Daniel Rowland on Saturday, 7 December 2019

First performance in Mexico of Michel van der Aa Violin Concerto

Daniel has just returned from Buenos Aires where he gave the very first performance in Mexico of the Michel van der Aa Violin Concerto.
Opportunities to hear the New Oxford Consort

Opportunities to hear the New Oxford Consort

The New Oxford Consort’s next concerts, on 28th November and 1st December, provide a great chance to hear the group who recently launched a collaboration with Tashmina Artist Louise Thomson (harp).

Louise and the New Oxford Consort are offering an enticing programme of music for upper voices and harp, entitled “Eastern Pictures”, featuring in particular the music of Gustav and Imogen Holst. Their programme showcases the broad range of excellent music that is available to the combination of upper-voice choir and harp, with works including Gustav Holst’s ‘Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda’.

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Solem Lates presents: The Lobster

Solem Lates presents: The Lobster

The Solem Quartet is collaborating with Picturehouse Cinemas to screen Yorgos Lanthimos’s film ‘The Lobster’ with live music, as part of the Solem Lates series.

The Quartet has produced an arrangement of the film’s quirky soundtrack for string quartet and piano, which they will be performing live at eight screenings across different Picturehouse cinemas during November and December.

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Press release: Hiroaki Takenouchi at the GauFestival, South Africa

Press release: Hiroaki Takenouchi at the GauFestival, South Africa

Press release from the Gauteng International Arts Festival.

World famous Japanese pianist opens 2019 GauFestival with two Mozart piano concertos and the complete set of Mozart Piano Sonatas.

in collaboration with the Embassy of Japan in South Africa at Brooklyn Theatre.

Takenouchi’s visit is a veritable feast of Mozart’s music, as he will also be performing two Mozart piano concertos with the Gauteng Philharmonic Orchestra.

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Rachel Roberts at Holstebro International Music Festival

Rachel Roberts at Holstebro International Music Festival

Rachel Roberts will spend the first week of October in residence at Klassike Dage, Holstebro International Music Festival, in Denmark. She will perform in five chamber music concerts over five days, including one concert which will be recorded for later broadcast on Danish National Radio. During the festival, Rachel will appear alongside many other world-class players, including Hugo Ticciati, Janne Thomsen, Julian Arp, Christoffer Sundqvist and Alasdair Beatson.

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Robert Plane at Corbridge Festival

Robert Plane at Corbridge Festival

This year's festival is themed around Antonín Dvořák, focussing especially on his journey to New York in 1892. The programmes of the festival's concerts explore the effects of this journey on his own music and on emerging American composers of the time, as well as celebrating New York as a centre of musical experimentation across many decades.
Timothy Orpen features on ‘Opera on 3’ from Covent Garden

Timothy Orpen features on ‘Opera on 3’ from Covent Garden

Timothy Orpen recently featured on a BBC Radio 3 'Opera on 3' broadcast, in his capacity as principal clarinettist of the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House. Timothy's performance was described as a "stunning solo" by Richard Morrison, in his review of the opera in The Times
Wonderful Programme of Music for Eight Upper Voices and Harp

Wonderful Programme of Music for Eight Upper Voices and Harp

The brand-new collaboration between Louise Thomson and the New Oxford Consort is offering an enticing programme for future bookings, entitled "Eastern Pictures", for upper voices and harp. The title of the programme is taken from Gustav Holst's work of the same name, and refers more broadly to his intense interest, during the early years of the 20th century, in the ancient religious literature and poetry of India. During this period he penned several works for the combination of voices and harp, and three of them feature in this programme.