Blogs - Concerts and events

Forget the prime-time reality TV shows – BBC's biennial competition has it all
Michael McManus reflects on the label's legacy - and that of Sir Colin Davis
‘Wakening Shadow’ to run alongside stunning revival of 'Billy Budd'
Sarah Kirkup compares two performances of Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini and finds the choreographed version comes up trumps
A new site-specific composition for St Paul’s Cathedral explores the relationship between music, time and architecture
Aldeburgh's Grimes on the Beach was a moving experience for those prepared to weather the storm
A final season as Dartington Summer School's artistic director
A major American opera premiering this month in San Francisco takes a new look at ‘the greatest story ever told’
Handel's Alessandro, performed at the palace of Versailles, was a joyous celebration of artifice and theatricality
Concert hall or classroom? Rebecca Hutter takes a seat to find out more...


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