John Williams – A Life In Music (2018)

Review Written by Tony Watts [fivestar] Even given the undeniable merits of the likes of Miklós Rózsa, Bernard Herrmann, Erich Korngold, Elmer Bernstein, Dimitri Tiomkin, Franz Waxman, Max Steiner and Henry Mancini in Hollywood's golden…

Q & A: Layale Chaker – Composer and…

London-based composer and violinist Layale Chaker will be performing Inner Rhyme at St Marylebone Church with the Sarafand Ensemble. Here, Layale shares with us: what inspired her to compose Inner Rhyme, how her rich Lebanese heritage influenced her musical style,…

Bryn Terfel as Tevye leads the company of Grange Park Opera in a production of Fiddler.

The BBC PROMS

Sir Henry Wood founded the Proms back in 1895 and what a great idea it was seeing as this year celebrates the 124th Prom, which shall include an 8-week long schedule of first-class orchestras, musicians,…

AyseDeniz Gokcin’s A Chopin Affair Concert (2018)

Extraordinary, unconventional, interactive and fun are the words I would use to describe the launch of crossover artist and classical music pianist AyseDeniz Gokcin’s new album, A Chopin Affair: Sonatas. On Friday night [March 9th] St James’s Sussex…

Gerald Finley as Scarpia and the ROH Chorus, Tosca 2018, (C) Catherine Ashmore

January 8 – 23 2018: Riots of L.A.,…

Welcome! Here’s a roundup of news, posts, bits and pieces I’ve been sharing on Social Media from the second week of January.  That includes Bridge Theatre's PR email blunders, Devoted and Disgruntled's 13th event, and…

‘Don’t trip and fall on your face.’ An…

‘Don’t trip. Don’t trip and fall on your face.’ Tonight (January 16th, 2018), the Royal Opera House shall broadcast director David McVicar’s revived production of Rigoletto live to cinemas across the UK and abroad, and…

January 1 – 7 2018: Golden Globes, #Times…

Welcome! Here's a roundup of news, posts, bits and pieces I've been sharing on Social Media since Day 1 of 2018. THEATRE: The Globe has announced that they will be showing a new production of…