The Arts Desk BBC Proms Review

The Arts Desk BBC Proms Review

Rising star conductor Jonathon Heyward has earned rapturous acclaim for his BBC Proms debut on 7 August. Leading the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain and violinist Nicola Benedetti. The Arts Desk’s Boyd Tonkin applauds, “Heyward’s assured, even audacious,...

Classical Source BBC Proms Review

Classical Source BBC Proms Review

Rising star conductor Jonathon Heyward has earned rapturous acclaim for his BBC Proms debut on 7 August. Leading the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain and violinist Nicola Benedetti. Nick Breckenfield in Classical Source writes, “What followed was a tremendous...

Colins Column BBC Proms Review

Colins Column BBC Proms Review

“This Prom was about Jonathon Heyward, NYOGB and Beethoven. …Heyward’s a man of twenty-nine coolly heading for the stratosphere,” writes Ateş Orga in Collins Column. “Economic in body language, he displays a wiry rhythmic tension in what he does, together with the...

Five Star Guardian Review for BBC Proms Debut

Five Star Guardian Review for BBC Proms Debut

Flora Willson gave Jonathon Heyward's BBC Proms debut a glowing five star review in The Guardian. She wrote: “Jessie Montgomery’s Banner provided an equivalent opportunity for Technicolor funk and forward drive, compressing and refracting the Star-Spangled...

Jonathon’s Seattle Debut – Review By Thomas May

Jonathon’s Seattle Debut – Review By Thomas May

Conductor’s artistic vision for new appointment includes developing local audiences, building compelling programmes and raising orchestra’s global profile Could this really have only been Jonathon Heyward’s first engagement leading the Seattle band? The chemistry...

Jonathon Heyward Leads a Fine Celebration – Telegraph Review

Jonathon Heyward Leads a Fine Celebration – Telegraph Review

“Who is the Hallé in ‘Hallé Orchestra?’” must be a question that’s crossed many people’s minds. The answer, as Mancunians will tell you, is that he was a great German pianist and conductor who fled Paris in the 1848 Revolution, settled in Manchester, and in 1858...

Jonathon Heyward Leads a Fine Celebration – Telegraph Review

Sibelius’s Fifth Symphony – Manchester Classical Music

Jonathon Heyward expertly piloted the orchestra that bears Charles Hallé’s name through the first of its April ‘Opus one’ programmes last night (it’s repeated tonight and on Sunday in Manchester, and on Friday in Blackburn). Hallé was born 200 years ago this week –...

Review: Hallé Concert – Manchester Classical Music

Review: Hallé Concert – Manchester Classical Music

This week’s Hallé ‘Opus One’ set of concerts is notable not just on account of the soloists (Benjamin Grosvenor for Beethoven’s Piano concerto no. 3, Jonathan Scott for Saint-Saëns’ Organ Symphony) but because it’s the first full-length main series programme in the...

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