DISCUSSION: Defining Our Field - what is 'classical music' to us, why are we involved and what can we learn from our differences? Read John Dante Prevedini's essay, watch the panel discussion and make your own comments.
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VIDEO PODCAST: Slava Ukraini! - recorded on 24 February 2022, the day Europe woke up to the news that Vladimir Putin's Russian forces had invaded Ukraine. A fifty minute video which also features Caitríona O'Leary and Eric Fraad discussing their new film Island of Saints, and pays tribute to Joseph Horovitz, Malcolm Troup and Maria Nockin.
Opera Barga is an annual opera festival held in July in the Italian town of Barga in Tuscany. It was founded in 1967 by Peter Gellhorn and Lorenzo Malfatti, and performances take place in the late eighteenth century Teatro dei Differenti, seating 289.
The festival's main aim is to perform works from the Baroque era (with Vivaldi's operas playing an important part) and modern operas. More than forty operas have been staged. (The theatre was closed for renovation between 1982 and 1998.)
The performers are the young musicians taking part in the festival's summer school.
Ensemble. A Gasparini Renaissance - Giuseppe Pennisi experiences 'Il Bajazet'