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DOOMED LOVE at the BBC PROMS

This year, there have been more television broadcasts of the BBC Proms from the Royal Albert Hall and other concert halls than ever before, including one which my husband and I attended, all about doomed love! Tchaikovsky’s Fantasy Overture Romeo & Juliet, dramatically launched the concert, Wagner’s Five Wesendock Lieder (songs about Wagner’s infatuation with […]


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Enigma with the Kelvedon Singers

Elgar’s Enigma Variations on an Original Theme is a set of fourteen variations for orchestra. It is probably his best-known large-scale composition. On Saturday September 14 the Kelvedon Singers conducted by Chris Phelps will be singing Lux Eterna set to Nimrod (the 9th Enigma variation) at an extended version of the ceremony that takes place […]


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Deaf Dame Evelyn feels music in her body

Dame Evelyn Glennie, the world’s greatest percussionist, and the East Anglia Chamber Orchestra conducted by Jacques Cohen are getting ready for an exciting evening of music. Dame Evelyn is one of Britain’s most celebrated musicians, a virtuoso of extraordinary gifts, compelling musicianship and infectious energy whose performances span the whole range of percussion instruments. Being […]


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ROYAL CONCERT promises to be a SPECTACLE!

CLASSICAL MUSIC COLUMN with Liz Leatherdale AUGUST 9 David Starkey’s Music & Monarchy series on BBC 2 finishing tomorrow evening now has been tracing music fit for every royal occasion. Royal Events without music would be unimaginable and the many recent Royal celebrations have highlighted such glorious British music. On Saturday August 31 at 7.30pm […]


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READ &WATCH THE EROTICA PROM – then BUY a CD!

“You’ve heard of the Hollywood Prom and Comedy Prom, the Gospel Prom and the Dalek Prom. As a troupe of classical Spanish dancers swished and swirled, stomped, strutted and thrust to pulsating Hispanic music, here was something never before seen: the Erotica Prom” said the Arts Desk reviewer on the BBC Prom with Spanish conductor […]


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