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Each month, Mezzo presents its Critic's choice

Misteria Paschalia concerts

From the 10th to the 17th April don’t miss one of Europe’s most important events focusing on Renaissance and Baroque music: The Misteria Paschalia festival in Kraków ! It will present music linked to the Holy Week and Easter, performed by masters and outstanding interpreters of early music. 

Tintamarre! expositions

From the 24th of March to the  2nd of July 2017, the Musée des Impressionnismes in Giverny shows a wonderful exhibition dedicated to music called «In Concert! Musical Instruments in Art ». It  illustrates the close links that developed between painters and musicians at the end of the XIXth and beginning of the  XXth century  through  the work of top names such as Manet, Degas, Renoir, Morisot, Toulouse-Lautrec, Bonnard. 

Trans-Siberian Art Festival 2017 concerts

Founded 4 years ago by the world famous violinist  Vadim Repin, the Trans-Siberian Art Festival will start on the 15th of March until the 3rd of April.

This edition will be BIG : 29 major events in Russia, 20 countries participating , world and Russian premieres of new symphonic works and exclusive programmes, 50 soloists, 16 orchestras, choirs and ensembles, 14 conductors

Banlieues Bleues concerts

Do not miss this month the 34th edition of the great jazz festival Banlieues Bleues from the 3rd to the 31st of March! Banlieues Bleues keeps exploring the widest & the most spirited music territory.  This year you’ll have 42 groups of jazz (including 12 creations and 7 premiere in France), and also 28 nationalities represented

Get ready to be bewitched !

The Oslo Philharmonic in Asia with Truls Mørk concerts

The Oslo Philharmonic is touring to Asia this month, conducted by the Chief Conductor Vasily Petrenko with the Norwegian cellist Truls Mørk

They will perform Shostakovich, Elgar , Grieg, Rachmaninoff, Tveitt and even Sibelius !

What a program !

Mezzo Cruise 2017: from Paris to the Anglo-Norman islands! concerts

After discovering the musical rivers of Europe, this year Mezzo takes you to Paris and London via the Anglo-Norman islands! We will discover exceptional sites and the itinerary will have several stops for exceptional performances: at the Opera Garnier, at the Chapelle Royale in Versailles and at the Royal Opera House, Londons.

Travelling with Mezzo means exchanging with the musicians aboard, but also meeting our team: our enthusiastic journalist Antoine Pecqueur, and Pablo Galonce, our programmer, will make you discover exclusive performances that were recently filmed by Mezzo!

Valletta International Baroque Festival concerts

The Mediterranean island of Malta hosts the annual Valletta International Baroque Festival from January 12th to the 28th.
Over 25 different concerts with the world’s top baroque musicians in the country’s historic and unique baroque capital.  
For more information go to Vallettabaroquefestival.com.mt

Music & Opera around the world guide concerts

The 21st issue of the 2016–2017 Music & Opera around the world guide is made for music lovers, travellers willing to get a detailed overview of the Opera, Concert and Ballet seasons of more than 460 venues and orchestras around the world.

Alexandre Bloch : Welcome Maestro ! concerts

Winner of the prestigious competition Donatella Flick and Talent Adami in 2012, Principal Guest Conductor of the Düsseldorf Symphoniker, Alexandre Bloch is one of the most brilliant representatives of this new generation of conductors.
By combining talent and youth, Orchestre National de Lille takes on the challenge of a great musical institution of the XXlst century.
www.onlille.com 

Dhafer Youssef - " Divan Of Beauty and Odd " cd

Dhafer Youssef offers us this year a beautiful album to the tones of jazz and Sufi traditional songs. Recorded this winter in New-York, " Divan Of Beauty and Odd " is the first album of Dhafer Youssef with an American group of musicians. It presents all the characteristics which made of him an exceptional artist: beautiful melodies, a sincere vocal performance in charge of a poignant groove and, as all the musicians who accompany him. The young musicians seem to perfectly understand his universe..

International Competition Georges Enescu concerts

The best pianists, violinists, cellists and composers come to stand the famous International Competition Georges Enescu from September 3rd to 25th 2016.
Do not miss this extraordinary competition under the high patronage of the President of Romania.

 

Music in Old Cracow concerts

Discover the 41st festival “Music in Old Cracow” with 25 concerts between 15th and 31st August 2016.

Among others, we will listen to Grigory Sokolov, Jordi Savall, Sergei Krylov, as well as symphony and chamber orchestras, choirs, chamber ensembles. Every concert in different historic venue – churches, courtyards, cloisters; Ensemble Gilles Binchois will sing in historic, eight-hundred-year salt mine Wieliczka, in a rock-hewn chapel, 100 meters underground.

Gstaad Menuhin Festival & Academy concerts

Come and celebrate the 100th anniversary of Yehudi Menuhin, next September 3th at the Gstaad Menuhin Festival !

This is the perfect occasion for his former students to pay him a tribute and discover Didier Lockwood's gift : an "Hymn for Yehudi" !

Tickets: +41 33 748 81 82

NANCY HARMS a new album: « Ellington at Night » cd

We are glad to present NANCY HARMS's new album : « Ellington at Night » !

In a relatively short time, Nancy Harms has distinguished herself as one of the most uniquely gifted young jazz vocalists on the East Coast. Born and raised in the tiny Midwestern town of Clara City, Minnesota, Nancy had no exposure to jazz as a child, no connections to the music via family or education. Though she was singing for small public gatherings by the age of four, it wasn’t until attending Concordia College in Moorhead, MN that Harms discovered jazz. She is ...

Debbie Sledge : New album live cd

Discover “Live at The Standard “(SLR 001) by the extraordinary American singer and music industry legend, Debbie Sledge of the group Sister Sledge - performing a set of jazz and soul classics (including an unplugged remake of her 1979 hit song “We Are Family”) with an acoustic trio led by celebrated Danish jazz pianist Niels Lan Doky.

Voyage with Anne Queffélec concerts

Classic becomes classic and timeless with new contemporary twist, and this is what Hong Kong audience will experience another new classic moment with French classical pianist Anne Queffélec in this coming May.  Queffélec, unanimously considered as one of the most remarkable pianists of our time in not only France but also abroad, enjoys international fame as well as an exceptional influence over her musical life.

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Universal Expressions concerts

Concert inspired by Louvre Abu Dhabi

16 march 2016 / 8.00pm
Manarat Al Saadiyat

World premiere performance of specially commissioned music with the Gustav Malher Youth Orchestra

Featuring Christoph Eschenbach & Gautier Capuçon 

Music by Faisal Al Saari, Bruno Mantovani & Claude Debussy

 

 

Oscar Peterson with love cd

To commemorate the 90th birthday of jazz piano legend, Oscar Peterson, Kelly Peterson has announced a world premiere recording of never-before heard original Oscar Peterson compositions, by some of the most celebrated jazz artists in the world. The new recording "Oscar, With Love", not only showcases never before released compositions by Peterson, but all were performed and recorded in Oscar's home studio on his treasured Bösendorfer Imperial piano.

Mezzo Cruise concerts

Dear friends of Mezzo,

You know it, Mezzo is musical travel through most large venues to the world on the meeting of the artists who make us vibrate.
And every year, Antoine Pecqueur, our journalist-musician, travels the planet to make you live the biggest musical events. In his company, it's the Central Europe of Budapest to Passau that we suggest you to discover for the new edition of the cruise Mezzo. A rich musical experience on the biggest stages of the cities (the operas of Vienna and Budapest), as within the framework of historic sites (the Abbey of Melk, the Mirabell palace) or still in the intimacy ...

Nicolas Parent Trio cd

For his second album " Tori " (bird in Japanese), the Nicolas Parent trio takes us to new flights, from which emanates its authentics and original music.