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Now you mention it, John, Karole Armitage's name was mentioned on Radio 3's In Tune yesterday.  I think she may be appearing on today's programme, in which case it will be sometime between 4.30 and 6.30.

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  • alison changed the title to Concerts featuring dance (scores?)

I'm going to expand John's original thread into something a bit broader, so:


Wednesday March 21st, Royal Festival Hall

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Andrés Orozco-Estrada conductor
Peter Donohoe piano


Stravinsky Apollon musagète (aka "Apollo")
Weber Konzertstück for piano and orchestra
Stravinsky Capriccio for piano and orchestra (aka "Rubies" from "Jewels")
Schubert Symphony No. 3


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If you can see 4 Girls 4 Harps on tour, they are featuring their new CD Dance, which includes March of the Montagues and Capulets from Romeo and Juliet and  the Grand Waltz from Cinderella by Prokofiev. They are very good live and their name tells you all you need to know about the music.

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Barbican, Sunday 21st October, 7 pm:


De Falla Scenes and Dances from ‘The Three Cornered Hat’ Part I

De Falla Scenes and Dances from ‘The Three Cornered Hat’ Part II
Lalo Symphonie espagnole *
Stravinsky The Firebird – Suite (1945)
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I forgot about this thread until it was too late to notify you about last Saturday's "Romeo & Juliet" Prom (although it'll be on BBC iPlayer - BBC4 - for a few more weeks yet), but excerpts from Swan Lake appear in next Monday's Prom, 5th August (and also in the Relaxed Prom the next morning).  There are, of course, a few more balletic bits and bobs throughout the season, but I think this is probably the only one of significant length.

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The NYO at The Proms played a selection from Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet which was played marvellously! 

They even had Gary Avis talking to the musicians in a rehearsal and showing them a sword fight while they were playing.  It is still on iPlayer and would recommend watching it. 

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On ‎21‎/‎08‎/‎2019 at 00:37, alison said:

I forgot, next Wednesday's (28th) Prom includes Tchaikovsky's Mozartiana and Stravinsky's The Fairy's Kiss


Clashes with Francesca Hayward at the Ballet Association ...


I caught this concert on the repeat on Radio 3 this afternoon: it had what sounded like an interesting interval discussion on Stravinsky's ballet music - not sure who with, as I came in part-way through, and the contributors weren't credited at the end.  It's presumably available on BBC iPlayer Sounds for a while yet

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This just in from the London Philharmonic Orchestra:


"On 2 June, Vladimir Jurowski conducts a full-length concert performance of Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake in his final Royal Festival Hall concert as Principal Conductor. Considered the greatest Russian ballet score ever written*, Jurowski gives a typically enlightening performance of Tchaikovsky’s 1877 original version – a must for any balletomanes. 

Read this Times Article to find out more about Vladimir's swansong after 14 years with the Orchestra."

It's available free to view on Marquee TV for 7 days thereafter: https://tickets.lpo.org.uk/events/1619776950

* Highly debatable, I'd have thought.

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Royal Festival Hall, 17th February:


  • Budapest Festival Orchestra
  • Iván Fischer conductor
  • Patricia Kopatchinskaja violin
  • Stravinsky: Jeu de cartes (ballet in 3 deals); Violin Concerto
  • Interval
  • Stravinsky: Petrushka (1947)



That page also has links to their concert the next day, which features The Rite of Spring, Concerto in D for strings and Capriccio for piano & orchestra, the latter two also having been used as scores for ballets - and a pre-performance talk on Stravinsky.

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