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Classical reviews



May 21, 2024

Misha Kaploukhii (Susan Elkin review)

Misha Kaploukhii: piano recital Corn exchange, Newbury 20 May 2024 Part of the Newbury Spring Festival, this Corn Exchange...
May 19, 2024

Maidstone Symphony Orchestra 18 May 2024 (Susan Elkin reviews)

Maidstone Symphony Orchestra Mote Hall, Maidstone 18 May 2024 It was rather a treat to have, as concert opener,...
May 17, 2024

Philharmonia & Bach Choir (Lucas Elkin reviews)

Roderick Williams –  Cusp (world premiere); text by Rommi Smith Edward Elgar  – The Dream of Gerontius; text by...
May 17, 2024

Czech National Symphony Orchestra 14 May 2024 (Susan Elkin reviews)

Czech National Symphony Orchestra Fairfield Halls 14 May 2024 Hearing a Czech orchestra playing the Valtva section of Smetana’s...
May 15, 2024

Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique, 14 May 2024 (Susan Elkin reviews)

Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique Dinis Sousa St Martin’s-in-the-Fields 14 May 2024 Part of a week-long Beethoven cycle, this concert...
May 2, 2024

Philharmonia 02 May 2024 (Susan Elkin reviews)

Philharmonia Alexandre Bloch, Sunwook Kim Royal Festival Hall 02 May 2024 It’s not easy when a conductor has to...

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May 25, 2024

Measure for Measure (Susan Elkin reviews)

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May 23, 2024

The Girl in the Green Room (Susan Elkin reviews)

The Girl in the Green Room Written and directed by Luke Adamson A Bridge House Theatre production at Jack...
May 22, 2024

Susan’s Bookshelves: Big Lies by Mark Kurlansky

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May 25, 2024

My Fair Lady (Susan Elkin reviews)

My Fair Lady Alan Jay Lerner & Frederick Loewe Ferrier Operatic Society Bob Hope Theatre  Star rating; 3 It’s...