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A Thoroughly English Affair in Tianjin, China

Sir Mark Elder and the Hallé Orchestra concluded their historic first tour of China yesterday with a triumphant performance at the Tianjin Grand Theatre, part of the theatre’s inaugural season.   For their last concert in China, the Hallé programmed works with a particularly English flavor: Vaughan Williams Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis, Britten Young Person’s […]

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The Inspiration of Night World Premiere Performance by Sir Mark Elder and the Hallé Orchestra

Cultural Tourists – Financial Times Article August 2012

By Peter Aspden The FT’s arts writer visits China to see how the UK Now festival is showcasing British culture for Chinese audiences. Four years have passed since China Now, the festival of arts that brought some of the best and newest examples of Chinese culture to the UK. The principle of the festival’s various […]

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Director of Education at the Tianjin Grand Theatre

Andrew Webb-Mitchell has been appointed Director of Education at the Tianjin Grand Theatre, China. He will begin the post with immediate effect and will oversee the development of the Tianjin Grand Theatre Academy of Music, creating meaningful learning and participation opportunities for the entire Tianjin community. Tianjin Grand Theatre is the main construction of the […]

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Poetry as music, music with poetry

The following article was first published in the poetry magazine, Mimesis, in Autumn 2008. Songs of Awe and Wonder librettist, Joanna Boulter, discusses aspects of her musical collaboration with Andrew Webb-Mitchell. “For much of my life I have wanted to combine my two main interests and write poetry in some kind of musical form, and my earliest attempt dates […]

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Songs of Awe and Wonder – A New Orchestral Song Cycle

We are delighted to have been able to collaborate with the English composer Andrew Webb-Mitchell on the world premiere recording of his orchestral song cycle Songs of Awe and Wonder. We spent three intense but exhilarating days of rehearsal and recording sessions at our beautiful studio in Brno (Czech Republic) with the fabulous Brno Philharmonic Orchestra and this 65-minute work for […]

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