In Bordeaux: Först, Friends and Festivity

Jonathan Darlington’s next guest performance will be with and among old friends: The National Orchestra of Bordeaux Aquitane is one of the French orchestras JD has regularly worked with. He returns for a concert featuring Martin Först and a programme that moves...

On Batons

What’s a conductor’s instrument? The orchestra, or rather, the mind, the score? A stick? It is not only since Disney’s Fantasia that conductors get compared to magicians, and conducting sticks to magic wands. Ever wondered where conductors get their batons...

Oslo in October

Jonathan Darlington has arrived in Oslo this week and is currently rehearsing Mozart’s Figaro at the Norske Opera Oslo. “Oslo is a city in which I feel immediately comfortable.” JD writes. Read the first notes from his Oslo journal and watch a video...
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