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REVIEW: Gabriela Montero plays Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No.2 @ Symphony Hall, Thurs 6th Mar

Words by Jonathan Glen Performed by Gabriela Montero & the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra / Conducted by Michael Seal Tonight the Symphony Hall is witness to a duel between two great Russians. The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO) is joined by Venezuelan-American pianist Gabriella Montero to take on Sergei Rachmaninov’s stirring 1901 Piano Concerto […]

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REVIEW: Welsh National Opera’s La Traviata @ Birmingham Hippodrome, Tues 4 Mar

Words by Althea Patterson / Production pics by Bill Cooper One asks the question, is opera is accessible to all? I’ve loved it since I heard Luciano Pavarotti sing during the 1990 World Cup – and chances are many will first experience opera through a crossing of mediums; absorbing ringtones or advertising, then wondering why […]

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