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Ian Bostridge
Ian Charles Bostridge CBE (born 25 December 1964) is an English tenor, well known for his performances as an opera and lieder singer.Contents1 Early life and education 2 Career2.1 Debuts 2.2 1997–1999 2.3 Since 20003 Personal life 4 Bibliography 5 Selected discography 6 References 7 External linksEarly life and education[edit] Bostridge was born in London, the son of Leslie Bostridge and Lillian (née Clark).[1] His father was a chartered surveyor.[2] Bostridge is the great-grandson of the Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper from the early twentieth century, John "Tiny" Joyce.[3] He was a Queen's scholar at Westminster School. He attended St John's College, Oxford, where he secured a First in modern history and St John's College, Cambridge, where he received an M.Phil in the history and philosophy of science. He was awarded his D.Phil from Oxford[2] in 1990, on the significance of witchcraft in English public life from 1650 to 1750, supervised by Keith Thomas
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Order Of The British Empire
The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire
British Empire
is a British order of chivalry, rewarding contributions to the arts and sciences, work with charitable and welfare organisations, and public service outside the Civil service.[2] It was established on 4 June 1917 by King George V, and comprises five classes across both civil and military divisions, the most senior two of which make the recipient either a knight if male or dame if female.[3] There is also the related British Empire Medal, whose recipients are affiliated with, but not members of, the order. Recommendations for appointments to the Order of the British Empire were at first made on the nomination of the United Kingdom, the self-governing Dominions
Dominions
of the Empire (later Commonwealth) and the Viceroy of India
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Scottish Chamber Orchestra
The Scottish Chamber Orchestra (SCO) is Scotland's national chamber orchestra, based in Edinburgh. One of Scotland’s five National Performing Arts Companies, the SCO performs throughout Scotland, including annual tours of the Scottish Highlands and Islands and South of Scotland. The SCO appears regularly at the Edinburgh, East Neuk, St Magnus and Aldeburgh Festivals and The Proms. The SCO's international touring receives support from the Scottish Government. The Orchestra rehearses mainly at Edinburgh's Queen's Hall.Contents1 History 2 Principal conductors 3 References 4 External linksHistory[edit] The orchestra was formed in 1974, with Roderick Brydon as its first Principal Conductor, from 1974 to 1983. Other principal conductors have included Jukka-Pekka Saraste
Jukka-Pekka Saraste
(1987-1991) and Ivor Bolton (1994-1996)
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Royal Philharmonic Society
The Royal Philharmonic Society
Royal Philharmonic Society
is a British music society, formed in 1813. It was originally formed in London
London
to promote performances of instrumental music there. Many distinguished composers and performers have taken part in its concerts. It is now a membership society, and while it no longer has its own orchestra, it continues a wide-ranging programme of activities which focus on composers and young musicians and aim to engage audiences so that future generations will enjoy a rich and vibrant musical life. Since 1989 it has promoted the annual Royal Philharmonic Society Music Awards for live music-making in the United Kingdom. The RPS is a registered UK charity No. 213693
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Lyon
Centre: Parc de la Tête d'Or, Confluence district and the Vieux Lyon. Bottom: Pont Lafayette, Part-Dieu district with the Place Bellecour
Place Bellecour
in foreground during Festival of Lights.FlagCoat of armsMotto(s): Avant, avant, Lion le melhor. (Old Franco-Provençal: Forward, forward, Lyon
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Cologne
Cologne
Cologne
(English: /kəˈloʊn/; German: Köln, pronounced [kœln] ( listen), Ripuarian: Kölle [ˈkœɫə] ( listen)) is the largest city in the German federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia
North Rhine-Westphalia
and the fourth most populated city in Germany
Germany
(after Berlin, Hamburg, and Munich). It is located within the Rhine-Ruhr
Rhine-Ruhr
metropolitan region which is Germany's largest and one of Europe's major metropolitan areas. Cologne
Cologne
is about 45 kilometres (28 mi) southwest of North Rhine-Westphalia's capital of Dusseldorf
Dusseldorf
and 25 kilometres (16 mi) northwest of Bonn. Cologne
Cologne
is located on both sides of the Rhine, near Germany's borders with Belgium
Belgium
and the Netherlands
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Cheltenham Festival
Coordinates: 51°55′13″N 2°3′28″W / 51.92028°N 2.05778°W / 51.92028; -2.05778Champion HurdleThe Cheltenham
Cheltenham
Festival is a meeting in the National Hunt racing calendar in the United Kingdom, with race prize money second only to the Grand National.[1] It is an event where many of the best British- and Irish-trained horses race to an extent which is relatively rare during the rest of the season. The festival takes place annually in March at Cheltenham Racecourse
Cheltenham Racecourse
in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. The meeting usually coincides with Saint Patrick's Day, and is particularly popular with Irish visitors.[2] It features several Grade I races including the Cheltenham
Cheltenham
Gold Cup, Champion Hurdle, Queen Mother Champion Chase and Stayers' Hurdle, held over four days
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Edinburgh Festival
This is a list of arts and cultural festivals regularly taking place in Edinburgh, Scotland. The city has become known for its festivals since the establishment in 1947 of the Edinburgh
Edinburgh
International Festival and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe which runs alongside it. The latter is the largest event of its kind in the world. The term Edinburgh
Edinburgh
Festival is commonly heard, but strictly speaking it is a misnomer. There is no single Edinburgh
Edinburgh
Festival. Typically, when people use the phrase, they are thinking of the largest individual festival, the Fringe. Some may also use it as shorthand for the Edinburgh
Edinburgh
International Festival. Largely, the usage arises from confusion. The city's festivals are regarded by many visitors as part of the same event, even though they are distinct events put on by different, unrelated organisations
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Alte Oper
The original opera house in Frankfurt is now the Alte Oper
Alte Oper
(Old Opera), a concert hall and former opera house in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. It was inaugurated in 1880 but destroyed by bombs in 1944. It was rebuilt, slowly, in the 1970s, opening again in 1981. Many important operas were performed for the first time in Frankfurt, including Carl Orff's Carmina Burana in 1937. The square in front of the building is known as Opernplatz
Opernplatz
(Opera Square). The Alte Oper
Alte Oper
is located in the inner city district, Innenstadt, within the banking district Bankenviertel. Frankfurt Opera is now in a modern building nearby, completed in 1951, which it shares with a theatre company.Contents1 Inauguration 2 Post WWII 3 Gallery 4 See also 5 References 6 External linksInauguration[edit]Frankfurt Opera House, c
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London Symphony Orchestra
The London Symphony Orchestra
Orchestra
(LSO), founded in 1904, is the oldest of London's symphony orchestras. It was set up by a group of players who left Henry Wood's Queen's Hall
Queen's Hall
Orchestra
Orchestra
because of a new rule requiring players to give the orchestra their exclusive services. The LSO itself later introduced a similar rule for its members. From the outset, the LSO was organised on co-operative lines, with all players sharing the profits at the end of each season
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Colin Davis
Sir Colin Rex Davis CH CBE (25 September 1927 – 14 April 2013) was an English conductor, known for his association with the London Symphony Orchestra, having first conducted it in 1959. His repertoire was broad, but among the composers with whom he was particularly associated were Mozart, Berlioz, Elgar, Sibelius, Stravinsky and Tippett. He studied as a clarinettist, but was intent on becoming a conductor. After struggles as a freelance conductor from 1949 to 1957, he gained a series of appointments with orchestras including the BBC Scottish Orchestra, the BBC Symphony Orchestra
BBC Symphony Orchestra
and the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. He also held the musical directorships of Sadler's Wells Opera and the Royal Opera House, where he was principal conductor for over fifteen years
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Mstislav Rostropovich
Mstislav Leopoldovich "Slava" Rostropovich (Russian: Мстисла́в Леопо́льдович Ростропо́вич, Mstislav Leopol'dovič Rostropovič, pronounced [rəstrɐˈpovʲɪtɕ]; 27 March 1927 – 27 April 2007) was a Soviet and Russian cellist and conductor. He is considered to be one of the greatest cellists of the 20th century. In addition to his interpretations and technique, he was well known for both inspiring and commissioning new works, which enlarged the cello repertoire more than any cellist before or since
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Charles Mackerras
Sir Alan Charles Maclaurin Mackerras AC CH CBE (/məˈkɛrəs/; 17 November 1925 – 14 July 2010)[1][2] was an Australian conductor. He was an authority on the operas of Janáček and Mozart, and the comic operas of Gilbert and Sullivan. He was long associated with the English National Opera
English National Opera
(and its predecessor) and Welsh National Opera and was the first Australian chief conductor of the Sydney
Sydney
Symphony Orchestra.Contents1 Early life and education 2 Early career 3 Later career 4 Death 5 Recordings 6 Honours 7 References 8 External linksEarly life and education[edit] Mackerras was born in Schenectady, New York, to Australian parents, Alan Mackerras and Catherine MacLaurin.[3] His father was an electrical engineer and a Quaker.[3] In 1928, when Charles was aged two, the family returned to Sydney, Australia
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Purcell Room
The Purcell Room
Purcell Room
is a concert and performance venue which forms part of the Southbank Centre, one of central London's leading cultural complexes. It is named after the 17th century English composer Henry Purcell and has 370 seats. The Purcell Room
Purcell Room
has hosted a wide range of chamber music, jazz, mime and poetry recitals. In the context of the Southbank Centre
Southbank Centre
it is the smallest of a set of three venues, the other two being the Royal Festival Hall, a large symphony hall, and the QEH, which is used for orchestral, chamber and contemporary amplified music. The Purcell Room
Purcell Room
was built at the same time as the QEH, with which it shared a common foyer building and architectural features as an example of Brutalist architecture
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City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
The City of Birmingham
Birmingham
Symphony Orchestra
Orchestra
(CBSO) is a British orchestra based in Birmingham, England
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Berlin Philharmonic
The Berlin
Berlin
Philharmonic (German: Berliner Philharmoniker) is a German orchestra based in Berlin. In 2006, ten European media outlets voted the Berlin
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