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August 21, 2018 Susan Elkin

Prom 43 (Susan Elkin reviews)

Royal Albert Hall, Tuesday 14th August 2018 Famously founded in 1999 by Daniel Barenboim and Edward Said, West-Eastern Divan even looks different...

August 8, 2018 Susan Elkin

Prom 31 (Susan Elkin reviews)

Osmo Vanska Minnesota Orchestra An all American evening, this concert was an interesting reminder of just how intangibly distinct American music is....

August 8, 2018 Susan Elkin

Mary’s Hand (Susan Elkin reviews)

Tete a Tete: The Opera Festival McCaldin Arts Holy Cross Church, Cromer Street, London He who tires of London tires of life....

August 8, 2018 Susan Elkin

Prom 18 (Susan Elkin reviews)

Royal Albert Hall, Saturday 28 July When Richard Morrison interviewed the Greek/Russian Teodor Currentzis for The Times, ahead of the latter’s Proms debut...

July 29, 2018 Susan Elkin

Prom 15 (Susan Elkin reviews)

When you’re old enough to remember seeing Sir Adrian Boult and Otto Klemperer live it’s really quite exciting to see a conductor...

July 29, 2018 Susan Elkin

Prom 9 (Susan Elkin reviews)

As soon as the 2018 Proms Youth Choir sang the first vibrant note of Eriks Esenvalds’s unaccompanied setting of Longfellow’s sonnet “A...

July 29, 2018 Susan Elkin

Ariadne auf Naxos (Susan Elkin reviews)

Antony McDonald, director of this production, puts a modern, mildly feminist spin on Richard Strauss’s opera-within-an-opera and it responds rather well. The...

July 17, 2018 Susan Elkin

Isabeau (Susan Elkin reviews)

Investec Holland Park Isabeau is a strange, rather clunky piece and it was completely new to me. Think Spamalotmeets The Merchant of Venice with a seasoning...

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