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May Highlights

Elizabeth Kenny joins Robin Blaze for a recital at the Monteverdi Festival in Cremona on 23 May (they’re also in Hereford on 8 May) and Concordia play for the Juan March Foundation in Madrid on 7 May.

juice return to the Vale of Glamorgan Festival on Sunday 11 May, including a Gabriel Jackson premiere; juice also perform at the Hepworth Wakefield on 28 May for the Yorkshire Live Music Project and at Trish Clowes’ Emulsion Festival the following day.

The Revolutionary Drawing Room with Colin Lawson play for Imperial College Music Society on 13 May including Weber’s Clarinet Quintet.

The Lufthansa Festival of Baroque Music this year includes a recital by Carole Cerasi on 24 May, and two concerts featuring QuintEssential on Sunday 18 May.

Kate Symonds-Joy sings Verdi’s Requiem at the Royal Albert Hall on 18 May; the previous day a team of our singers are in Ilkley for Handel’s Samson: Katie Trethewey, Robert Ogden, Greg Tassell, Neil Baker and Quentin Brown.

Steven Devine has two new recordings just released: Bach’s Italian Concerto and French Overture on Chandos, and the first volume of his complete works of Rameau on Resonus (download only).

Ben Thapa has been singing in Birmingham Opera’s Khovanschina (renamed “Khovanskygate: A National Enquiry” by Graham Vick) – described by Behind the Arras as “a super tenor…a lovely sound”; Exeunt Magazine said “Ben Thapa…mints gold every time he opens his mouth.


Posted on May 1st 2014