Reviews

The latest reviews of our performances

Glyndebourne reviews: Il barbiere di Siviglia 2019

The Orchestra shone through in Glyndebourne's 2016 revival production of Rossini's comedic masterpiece. Featuring a line-up of young talent and a vibrant set, the audience were not disappointed by this popular favourite.

 

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Glyndebourne reviews: La Damnation de Faust 2019

Opening the Glyndebourne 2019 Festival, the Orchestra received great praise for their performance in Berlioz's La Damnation de Faust under the baton of Robin Ticciati.

 

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Concert reviews: 3 May 2019

To round off the 2018/19 season, Janine Jansen joined Vladimir Jurowski and the Orchestra to give a superb rendition of Brahms’ Violin Concerto. Paired with the Orchestra’s thrilling performance of Bruckner’s Symphony No. 3, the concert provided a triumphant end to the season.

 

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Concert reviews: 27 April 2019

Hailed as a triumph, Vladimir Jurowski’s programme of Brahms, Strauss and Elgar was met with great praise. Yefim Bronfman’s sensitivity and precision in Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 2 transported the audience with the help of the Orchestra’s transcendent playing.

 

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Concert reviews: 10 April 2019

 A masterclass in musical escapism, Edward Garner's foray into the music of Debussy, Ravel and Saint-Saëns was met with critical acclaim. The Orchestra travelled to Spain, Egypt (with Stephen Hough playing Saint-Saëns's Piano Concerto No. 5), on a sea voyage and into the realm of the imagination - all from Royal Festival Hall's stage.

 

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Concert reviews: 5 April 2019

Nordic repertoire thundered through Royal Festival Hall on 5 April, as Osmo Vänskä conducted works by Sibelius and Grieg, headed by Arnold Bax's Tintagel - a piece steeped in Arthurian legend.Jan Lisiecki's rendition of Grieg's Piano Concerto was met with rousing applause.

 

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Concert reviews: 27 March 2019

Under the baton of Vasily Petrenko, the Orchestra gave a rousing performance of works by Walton, Khachaturian and Tchaikovsky, with the latter's Piano Concerto No. 1 being played by the masterful George Li.

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