AWOLNATION at O2 Shepherd’s Bush

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AWOLNATION’s momentous debut album launched them from nowhere to international stardom. With epics like ‘Sail’ and ‘Kill Your Heroes’, the lengthy ‘Megalithic Symphony’ felt like a slightly premature magnum opus. The challenge of course for these Californians is to follow such a beast with strong new offerings.
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Imagine Dragons at the O2 Brixton

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It seems few bands can resist opening a set at a major venue these days without at least 3 enormous drums at their disposal. But few of late have arrived to quite such a roar and squeal as Las Vegas’ Imagine Dragons. London seems to have offered these Silver State boys a second home for the foreseeable future.
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Rohan de Saram plays Dvorak ‘Cello Concerto in B minor

Venue: St. James’ Church, Sussex Gardens. Orchestra: Oberon Symphony Orchestra. Soloist: Rohan de Saram.

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Lyrical and tender, broad and expansive, Antonin Dvorák’s Cello Concerto in B minor deservedly takes its place alongside some of the best known and loved works of the Romantic period. Steeped in Bohemian folk traditions, personal tragedy and written with a devilish virtuosity, it demands an extraordinary soloist.  Continue reading “Rohan de Saram plays Dvorak ‘Cello Concerto in B minor”