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The week in classical: Dalia; Ukrainian Freedom Orchestra and Aurora Proms – review
Garsington’s refugee community opera bowls everyone over. At the Proms, uprooted Ukrainian musicians play as one, and Aurora Orchestra go to the brink

Fiona Maddocks

06, Aug, 2022 @11:30 AM

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Prom 19a: Ukrainian Freedom Orchestra review – tears and roars of delight for new national ensemble
Giving only their second ever performance, the Ukrainian Freedom Orchestra was highly impressive and deeply moving in a programme of Silvestrov, Chopin, Beethoven and Brahms

Flora Willson

31, Jul, 2022 @3:40 PM

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The week in classical: Proms 2 & 5; Attila; Thomas Kelly – review
Star violist Lawrence Power and John Wilson’s orchestra dazzle at the Proms. Elsewhere, fireworks on the stage and podium in early Verdi, and a young pianist astonishes

Fiona Maddocks

23, Jul, 2022 @11:30 AM

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Prom 2: Sinfonia of London/Wilson review – an incisive and exciting celebration of British music
John Wilson’s orchestra launched the celebrations of Vaughan Williams’ centenary, gave a fresh account of the Enigma Variations and played music by Walton, Bax and Huw Watkins

Tim Ashley

17, Jul, 2022 @10:16 AM

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Romeo & Juliet review – Sergei Polunin is reunited with Alina Cojocaru, and his talent
Polunin and Cojocaru are terrific, but neither is given enough to work with in the UK premiere of Johan Kobborg’s new version

Sarah Crompton

05, Dec, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Romeo & Juliet review – Sergei Polunin in swashbuckling form
Choreographed by Johan Kobborg, this is an often overblown show but has a divine turn from Alina Cojocaru

Lyndsey Winship

02, Dec, 2021 @11:40 AM

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The week in classical: RPO/ Petrenko; Esther Woo and Yekwon Sunwoo – review
Vasily Petrenko takes over at the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra – and pumps up the volume. And a new violin-piano duo make their mark

Stephen Pritchard

25, Sep, 2021 @11:30 AM

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Violinist Nigel Kennedy cancels concert after Classic FM stops Hendrix tribute
Performer pulls Royal Albert Hall gig over decision he compared to musical segregation

Dalya Alberge

20, Sep, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Prom 10: NYO/Benedetti/Heyward review – guts, virtuosity … and kazoos
The National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain gave a ferociously committed, exuberant and exhilarating performance of Beethoven’s Third and a buzzing new piece by Laura Jurd

Flora Willson

08, Aug, 2021 @11:44 AM

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First Night of the Proms review: a delightful shared experience with some surprises
While tonight at the Royal Albert Hall wasn’t quite back to normal it offered some joyful moments

Erica Jeal

30, Jul, 2021 @10:49 PM

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English National Ballet: Solstice review – smitten swans, chiseled abs and thumping techno
ENB’s dancers deliver in a mixed bill and William Forsythe’s all-male Playlist leaves everyone grinning from ear to ear

Lyndsey Winship

17, Jun, 2021 @7:00 PM

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British Ballet Charity Gala review – an eye-opening dance extravaganza
Tutu-clad tradition made way for scenes of male modelling and Orwellian injustice – but the value of dance stayed at the fore

Lyndsey Winship

04, Jun, 2021 @11:27 AM

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