“Is applauding between movements acceptable? Absolutely! An audience should feel free to respond to the atmosphere in the room and what they feel in their hearts. If they are exhilarated they must be free to show it. I suppose that might mean that we could get to the end of a piece and not receive […]
“As always, the strength of the festival’s opera offerings is found down in the orchestra pit, where Laurence Cummings and the London Handel Orchestra brought Ariodante to life with vitality and emotional depth.” – Read more at ft.com.
“The London Handel Festival is back, and instead of ploughing their usual furrow of rarely-seen works, this year’s opera is a classic…Laurence Cummings drives the performance with all his usual verve and rhythmic attack.” – Read more at theartsdesk.com.
“…his frenetic flight through a liturgical season over the course of a single evening can’t help but thrilling fun in the exciting, historically-informed hands of H&H under Laurence Cummings…” – Read more at The Boston Musical Intelligencer
“Previous editions of the Handel and Haydn Society’s “Bach Christmas” have been generous with the guest composers, ranging as far afield as Mexico and Russia. But this year’s “Bach Christmas” is just that: three cantatas — 36 (“Schwingt freudig euch empor”), 133 (“Ich freue mich in dir”), and 140 (“Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme”) […]
“Laurence Cummings’ first season as Artistic Director of Göttingen Handel Festival, conducting Handel’s “Siroe” must count as a five star high point in the Festival’s 93 year history. “Cummings has created an evening that looks and sounds as fresh as if it had been written yesterday, a roller-coaster ride as gripping as a good Bond […]