Kraemer – “one of the most authoritative Handelians”

Nicholas Kraemer - conductor

Conductor “[Nicholas] Kraemer has a special feel for Handel, making him one of the most authoritative Handelians in today’s early-music world... The stylish and trusty hand of principal guest conductor Nicholas Kraemer was evident in the symmetry of the programming as well as in the invigorating musical results… No texture was under-articulated, no dance movement under-characterized.” Chicago Classical Review of Plus Fours! Handel, Telemann, Locatelli, Vivaldi with Music of the Baroque. The concert is available to view on demand until June 12.  

Robert Howarth’s Baroque Christmas online

Early music specialist Robert Howarth directs the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra in the final concert of their Autumn season. Celebrating with a programme of baroque seasonal works by Handel, JS Bach, Vivaldi and Corelli the concert also features soprano Anna Devin and violinist Alina Ibragimova. The event will be streamed on December 16 at 19:30 GMT and available for 30 days via https://bsolive.com/events/christmas-digital/.

Kraemer All Stars Messiah live in London

Nicholas Kraemer - conductor

Nicholas Kraemer conducts the English Chamber Orchestra and Voces 8 with Carolyn Sampson, Iestyn Davies, Andrew Staples and Matthew Brook at Cadogan Hall, London. With a reduced running time of 80 minutes the two performances on December 6 with a socially-distanced audience are sold out but a deferred ‘live’ stream of the event will be available for a month from December 11 on the Live from London platform.

Magical Monteverdi animation

The cast and creatives of Longborough Festival Opera’s postponed The Return of Ulysses, including director Polly Graham, conductor Robert Howarth and tenor Andrew Irwin have all contributed to this touching and magical animation. Enjoy.

Bach, the Universe and Everything but an audience

In the latest of the acclaimed Bach cantata series Steven Devine directs the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment from an empty King’s Place, London with a programme including BWV 39 Brich dem Hungrigen dein Brot. He is joined by Rising Stars of the Enlightenment mezzo Bethany Horak-Hallet singing the aria Seinem Schöpfer noch auf Erden and soprano Zoë Brookshaw singing Höchster, was ich habe. Devine also plays and directs works by Pachelbel and Telemann.

Robert Howarth’s ‘inspiring’ Agrippina

“The Academy of Ancient Music played brilliantly for Robert Howarth – what an unassuming, devoted musician he is, and what glorious performances he inspires.” MusicOMH. Walter Sutcliffe’s production of Agrippina from the 2018 Grange Festival will be available to view from Sunday May 24 at https://thegrangefestival.co.uk/streaming/

Steven Devine joins CPM

Steven Devine - conductor © Ian Davies 1We are delighted to welcome conductor and keyboard player Steven Devine to the CPM family of artists for General Management.

A highly-regarded musician of great versatility Devine is Conductor & Artistic Advisor of The English Haydn Festival; Music Director of New Chamber Opera, Oxford; Director of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment series Bach the Universe & Everything; Artistic Advisor to the York Early Music Festival and Principal Keyboard of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. He is also a founding member of the innovative electronic music group Art of Moog.

Significant forthcoming appearances include conducting Purcell, Blow & Britten with the OAE and tenor Ian Bostridge; Haydn and JC Bach at the English Haydn Festival and Galuppi La Diavolessa with New Chamber Opera.

At the harpsichord he plays Bach Goldberg Variations at King’s Place, London;  Bach Das Wohltemperierte Klavier at the York Early Music Festival and as fortepiano soloist he will perform Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 1 with the English Haydn Orchestra and next season joins the OAE for Mozart Piano Concerto No.23.