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Rhinegold LIVE: City Music Foundation Showcase – Meet the Performers

Join Rhinegold LIVE at the City Foundation Showcase on Monday 03 October at 6.15pm!   Andrey Lebedev  Born in Moscow and raised in Australia, Andrey Lebedev is one of the most successful upcoming guitarists of this generation. This year he has been a featured artist in the Canberra International Music Festival, performing 5 concerts over 6 days featuring new premieres and collaborations with local musicians, as soloist in Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez with Orchestra Wellington in New Zealand, the Norfolk and Norwich Festivals, Dark Mofo Festival in Hobart, Swaledale Festival, Newbury Spring Festival, and the closing concert of the Hong...

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Five-point plan to better listening and hearing

    As with all tools, to get maximum performance from your ears, you need to know how they work, treat them well and use them with care. Professor David McAlpine, director of the UCL Ear Institute has written a five-point plan to set you on the way for better listening and hearing! Pay attention! One easy way to improve your listening is to put some effort into it. Trying to listen to a concert whilst reading the programme notes, for example, detracts from the listening experience. Not only does the auditory brain no longer have your undivided attention,...

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Jeremy Denk at the Wigmore Hall – Review

Jeremy Denk’s century-spanning, and versatile, programme invited glowing reviews for his performance at the Wigmore Hall on Saturday the 17th of September. The Arts Desk | ***** The concert concluded with a Denk speciality, the Ligeti Etudes. (See video below.) “Despite the astonishing versatility the pianist had shown throughout the evening, this music [Ligeti] remains his forte. As in the Liebestod, the subtle gradations of tone and the fluent but carefully controlled way that each climax was approached marked this out as a distinguished reading, and the thundering descent to the bottom of the keyboard brought the evening to a...

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Free Ticket Prize Draw

We were thrilled to be able to offer our first members the opportunity to win some really exciting prizes. These included A pair of tickets for the Paul Booth’s Patchwork Project featuring Jacqui Dankworth at the 606 Club on Tuesday 27th September at 8:30 pm A pair of tickets to each of The Dresden Statskapelle Proms http://www.bbc.co.uk/events/enbhn3 and http://www.bbc.co.uk/events/ew2gwh at the Royal Albert Hall at 7:30 on Wednesday 7th and Thursday 8th September respectively A pair of opening night tickets for Billy Budd at Opera North on Tuesday 18th October The Prize draw closed on 6th of September at midday. Congratulations to...

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