• “Perfection Personified”- Concert Review: The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra @ Royal Concert Hall

    The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra is a world-renowned, highly prestigious orchestra based in London. It is the U.K’s most in-demand orchestra, and plays approximately 200 concerts every season, with their audience worldwide totaling half a million. Founded in 1946 by Thomas Beecham, the orchestra is known for its extensive and...
  • Pieces to Get you into Classical Music

    Ever fancied listening to some classical musical? Unsure whether it’s for you? Hannah discusses how classical music has far more to love than most believe and sets out some of her favourite tunes, suitable no matter your mood. What do you think of when you hear the term ‘classical...
  • BBC Symphony Orchestra @ Royal Concert Hall

    Performing three pieces composed early in the twentieth century, conducted passionately by Gergely Madaras, The BBC Symphony Orchestra evoked the fervour, the humour and all the varied feeling of orchestral music penned in that period. They did an astounding job of conveying the rich life of their main piece,...
  • BBC Philharmonic @ Royal Concert Hall

    The BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Juanjo Mena, performed a selection of three pieces which comprised of varied styles. The first was a symphonic poem, Bed0rich Smetana’s Vltava from Má vlast, followed by Belá Bartók’s Violin Concerto No.2 and concluding with Antonín Dvorák’s Symphony No.9 in E minor. Bedrich...
  • John Wilson and the John Wilson Orchestra @ Theatre Royal Concert Hall

    Classical musicians and orchestras are often ignored by students who believe they are pompous and unwanted in modern society. This opinion isn’t hard to sympathise with, when the likes of Andre Rieu prance about our TV screens, smirking whilst playing his violin with about as much musicality as a...