Romanza & Werther at the Wigmore Hall with Giuseppe Filianoti

I had a complicated evening at the Wigmore Hall for Italian tenor Giuseppe Filianoti’s performance, leaving myself to bitter impressions on the way home, unfortunately worsening as I kept thinking through the night.
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Classics and treats in Croydon by the CCCO

The Classical Concert Chamber Orchestra might well be quite a recent ensemble – it was formed in 2006 – yet it holds a fair record of touring in the U.S. and Europe, with a fine roster of instrumentalists in its ranks. Kicking off their journey with a London press conference at the hearth of January’s coldest hours, the group embarked on a month-long tour of the UK, sweeping the island from North to South, taking all major cities under their bows.
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Revisiting Love Classics and interviewing Timothy Henty, inspired gentleman and conductor

What a pity would it be to enjoy and review a concert and miss interviewing its conductor. That, thankfully, isn’t the case as maestro Henty took up the time to agreeably revisit his Valentine performance at Barbican. I grabbed the occasion to ask Timothy a few personal and reflective questions, thinking them a perfect insight for former and future audiences into the architectecture of their musical bliss.
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Ashot Tigranyan, the violin, his orchestra: a matter of love, beauty, and dedication.

Maestro Ashot Tigranyan is the founder, director and soloist of CCCO, the Classical Concert Chamber Orchestra. The sky was bright, the sun rose high for a winter day, yet a nose biting cold made me glad to find refuge under the warm arcades of Saint John’s Smith Square, whom a German pilot decided it’d become a concert hall and not a church a few decades ago.
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Love Classics for Valentine’s at the Barbican centre : a marvelous night with a highlight.

There usually isn’t much variety in what you can add to pepper a Valentine’s eve with grace and romance; you wouldn’t want to miss these two either, or there is no point in making such a night so special. Continue reading “Love Classics for Valentine’s at the Barbican centre : a marvelous night with a highlight.”