Fabio Bonizzoni and La Risonanza present a new recording of Purcell’s Dido & Aeneas on Challenge Classics label
Award-winning baroque conductor Fabio Bonizzoni and his orchestra La Risonanza release a new recording of Purcell’s operatic masterpiece Dido and Aeneas, available now on the Challenge Classics label. The CD features the vocal talents of soprano Raffaella Milanesi, baritone Richard Helm, soprano Stefanie True, baritone Iason Marmaras, soprano Michela Antenucci and mezzo-soprano Anna Bessi, who have previously performed the work live with Bonizzoni and La Risonanza. Having toured the work internationally in past seasons, Bonizzoni launched his Note Etiche series at the Milan Stock Exchange with a free performance of Dido and Aeneas in 2014. Following the CD release, this year’s Note Etiche returns to Milan on 4 November at Milan Stock Exchange and 24 November at Palazzina Liberty.
Dubai Opera hosts the inaugural BBC Proms Dubai featuring the world premiere of Joanna Marsh’s Flare and the UAE premiere of her Arabesque
The recently opened Dubai Opera hosts the inaugural BBC Proms Dubai featuring the world premiere of Flare by Dubai-based British composer Joanna Marsh on 23 March. Commissioned by Dubai Opera for the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Flare will be conducted by Edward Gardner in a popular programme featuring Elgar’s Enigma Variations the day after the Dubai premiere of Marsh’s Arabesques by the BBC Singers on 22 March. This will be the BBC Proms’ first visit to the Middle East and the 4-day festival from 21 to 24 March sees both the BBC Symphony Orchestra and BBC Singers decamp to Dubai from where BBC Radio 3 will record their concerts for future broadcast.
Filomena Campus returns to PizzaExpress Jazz Club as part of the EFG London Jazz Festival 2016
Award winning jazz vocalist, lyricist and theatre director Filomena Campus will return to PizzaExpress Jazz Club on 15 November as part of the EFG London Jazz Festival 2016. Campus will be joined onstage by her quartet, alongside fellow Sardinian star Gavino Murgia. The evening will see Campus and her quartet present new songs from their forthcoming project Queen Mab, due to be released in 2017. Campus is furthermore lined up at the London Jazz Festival with a vocal workshop at the Barbican on 13 November and a slot supporting Enrico Rava at King’s Place on 17 November.
London Music Masters in collaboration with the Royal College of Music publishes report on impact of community engagement
Music education charity London Music Masters has published the results of a research paper examining the impact of community engagement on professional musicians. Performing musicians remain linked to negative well-being indicators - with orchestral musicians in particular showing a greater tendency to suffer from performance anxiety, injuries and stress during their careers, especially managing portfolio careers. Whereas there is numerous data on the impact on the community, this is the first study of its kind into the impact on the health and well-being of professional musicians.
Raphael Wallfisch performs the Elgar Cello Concerto at the Royal Festival Hall with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Osmo Vänskä
Cellist Raphael Wallfisch is to perform a concert of Sibelius and Elgar with Osmo Vanska and the London Philharmonic Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall on 26 October. Firmly positioned at the forefront of championing British composers of the last century, Wallfisch has performed numerous works by British composers including Elgar and Finzi. This concert titled ‘Darkness and Light’ sees Wallfisch perform Elgar’s music again. This is the third of a series of four concerts where Vänskä conducts all of Sibelius’s symphonies.