Category Archives: Classical Music

The Oxford Philomusica [again!]

Last night I went to see the Oxford Philomusica at the Reading Concert Hall again. I’d seen them twice before, but this was by far their best one. They played: Prokofiev – Classical Symphony Saint-Saëns – Cello Concerto No. 1 … Continue reading

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Romeo and Juliet: Live from The Royal Opera House

On Thursday I went to see Romeo and Juliet: Live from The Royal Opera House at the cinema. Like many people I have discovered Prokofiev through The Apprentice, where it is used as the theme music and, liking it a … Continue reading

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The European Union Chamber Orchestra at The Hexagon [@TheHexagon]

Tonight I went to see the European Union Chamber Orchestra at The Hexagon in Reading after winning tickets from the Reading Arts Facebook page. The concert featured the following setlist, as well as a couple of extra short pieces as … Continue reading

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The London Symphony Orchestra at The Hexagon [@londonsymphony & @TheHexagon]

Tonight I went to see a concert by the London Symphony Orchestra in the Hexagon in Reading which marks the first time I’ve been inside the Hexagon, despite having lived in Reading for over ten years. I’ve realised over the … Continue reading

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In prison

Yesterday I went to prison or rather a former prison. I was in the Palazzo delle Prigioni in Venice to see a concert. It included opera performances from Rossini, Chopin and others and, particularly with the setting, was beautiful. Venice, … Continue reading

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Music of the moment

I’ve realised that there are a few songs I listen to almost daily at the moment which is rather unusual for me, the chronic playlister and shuffleler. All the below links are to Spotify: Ludovico Einaudi – Primavera Yael Naim … Continue reading

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Proms 2011

Sort of continuing from my previous post I looked into tickets for the Last Night of the Proms. I had been to Proms in the Park once before in 2004 [I think!] and always wanted to go back. Additionally, I … Continue reading

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