October News – MRM’s monthly round-up

1 October 2020

James Way joins the English Concert for the opening concert of their autumn livestream series, singing selected arias from Handel Solomon together with the composer’s Foundling Hospital Anthem, conducted by Harry Bicket. Elizabeth Watts sings arias from Beethoven Egmont and Ah! Perfido with the Residentie Orkest, conducted by Richard Egarr. Garry Walker conducts performances with his Rheinische Philharmonie in Karlsruhe,...

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MRM artists return to the stage

25 June 2020

MRM Artists celebrate a return to the stage this summer as restrictions on live performances are lifted around the globe. Against all the odds, a wave of creativity has sparked new opportunities for conductors, soloists and orchestras to make music together. Mark Padmore joins pianist Mitsuko Uchida for a performance of Franz Schubert’s great Winterreise, as part of the Wigmore...

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Music Director Designate Garry Walker conducts Martinů The Greek Passion for Opera North

23 September 2019

Garry Walker, recently announced as Opera North’s new Music Director, launches the company’s 19/20 season conducting a new Christopher Alden staging of Martinů The Greek Passion to rave reviews: "Garry Walker conducts with a dark intensity that brings out both the score’s violence and its extraordinary moments of ecstatic lyricism." The Guardian "Walker, in his first production since being named...

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Garry Walker appointed Music Director of Opera North

9 August 2019

Congratulations to Garry Walker who was recently appointed Music Director designate of Opera North, and will take up the post of Music Director from August 2020. Once he is in post, he will conduct two opera productions and several symphonic concerts during each season, and will become embedded in the life of the company at all levels and across the...

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Garry Walker returns to Opera North to conduct Gianni Schicchi and The Rite of Spring double bill

19 January 2019

Following his critically acclaimed world premiere of Sawer’s The Skating Rink for Garsington Opera, Garry Walker returns to the opera podium next month to conduct a double bill for Opera North in which the worlds of opera and dance collide: with Christopher Alden’s production of Puccini’s comic opera Gianni Schicchi paired with Stravinsky’s iconic ballet, The Rite of Spring. Now in his second...

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