Royal Albert Hall

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Cirque du Soleil: Kurios review – a gasp-inducing steampunk celebration of virtuosity
Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s choreography connects amazing talents from yo-yoers to contortionists in a slick and seamless show

Lyndsey Winship

19, Jan, 2023 @9:07 AM

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The week in classical: The Marriage of Figaro; Mahler Symphony No 8 review – phenomenal
Mozart’s divine comedy is a shimmering feast for Glyndebourne, while Mahler’s epic symphony brings joy and redemption to a packed Royal Albert Hall

Fiona Maddocks

29, Oct, 2022 @11:30 AM

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Prom 36: Vienna Radio SO/Alsop review – tight teamwork and carefree swagger
Marin Alsop led the orchestra through lively performances of Bartók, Prokofiev and Dvořák, full of rhythmic drive, as well as the UK premiere of Hannah Eisendle’s evocative Heliosis

Erica Jeal

15, Aug, 2022 @10:39 AM

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Prom 35: Oslo Philharmonic/Mäkelä review – breathtaking Yuja Wang reveals new depths to Liszt
The pianist gave a virtuosic but exquisitely controlled account of Liszt’s flamboyant First Piano Concerto, on a stunning night at the Proms that also featured exceptional playing of Sibelius and Strauss

Tim Ashley

14, Aug, 2022 @10:40 AM

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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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