A WEEK OF INNOVATION AT SADLER’S WELLS

A WEEK OF INNOVATION AT SADLER’S WELLS

Bruno Beltrão – Grupo de Rua: New Creation Israel Galván: La Consagración de la Primavera (Rite of Spring) Sadler’s Wells: 22 & 25 November 2022 In late November, London’s flagship theatre for dance became the venue for two bouts of risk-taking...
Blazwick wins Art & Architecture award

Blazwick wins Art & Architecture award

On Wednesday October 26, at a reception in Thaddaeus Ropac Gallery in Mayfair, The Critics’ Circle Art & Architecture section, representing many of the country’s top critics in those fields, presented their annual awards in front of an invited audience of 70...

BOOK REVIEW: THREE MUSES by Martha Anne Toll

Published by Regal House Publishing Paperback: 256 pages ISBN:9781646032570 US: $9.99 Release Date: 20 September 2022 Novels about ballet are much rarer than ballets about novels.   A Bullet in the Ballet, Caryl Brahms’ 1937 crime thriller (written jointly with S.J....
It’s coming home

It’s coming home

Or is it? An expectant crowd watches Eurovision in Umag, Croatia… It was the second Saturday in May. At 8pm, as rosy dusk fell on the Croatian coastal resort of Umag, a lone herring-gull flew over the concrete hulk of the town’s scruffy Shopping Centre, a...
My Song in October

My Song in October

Seabourne Steps, Volume 8: “My Song in October”.  September, Just Septembers* Michael Bell (piano). *Karen Radcliffe (soprano). Sheva Contemporary  SH326 (75 minutes) Guy Rickards reviews the latest release of music by a composer who constantly flies under the radar....
Turangalîla-Symphonie

Turangalîla-Symphonie

Terrific performance of Messiaen’s paean to love, joy and the flow of time, featuring a former CC Music Section laureate Thomas Kelly, piano, Imsu Choi, ondes martenot, Royal College of Music Symphony Orchestra / Jac van Steen – Royal Festival Hall, May 1,...

Donna Lennard, Kensington SO / Russell Keable

Sensational revival of McCabe’s Notturni ed Alba; UK premiere of Kats-Chernin’s Big Rhap; VW London St John’s Smith Square, London, October 16th, 2023 It has become something of a commonplace to regard the Kensington Symphony Orchestra as the finest...