Dinis Sousa Replaces Sir. John Eliot Gardiner in Upcoming English Baroque Soloists & Monteverdi Choir Concerts

(Photography by Wilfredo Amaya) The English Baroque Soloists and Monteverdi Choir have announced changes to their upcoming tour in the fall. The choir and orchestra announced that they were canceling the Oct. 27, 2023 concert at the Festival Bach in Montreal, Canada. Meanwhile, conductor Dinis Sousa will step in for Sir John Eliot Gardiner, on Oct. 20 and Oct 21 at Harris Theater {…}

Sir. John Eliot Gardiner Apologizes in Statement & Withdraws from ‘Les Troyens’ Tour

Sir. John Eliot Gardiner has broken his silence and apologized for having assaulted bass William Thomas at the performance of “Les Troyens” in France. In a statement the conductor said, “I deeply regret the incident which occurred at the Festival Berlioz at La Côte-Saint-André on Tuesday evening and apologise unreservedly for losing my temper immediately after the performance. I make no {…}

William Thomas’ Management Releases Statement Regarding John Eliot Gardiner Altercation

Following the altercation with Sir. John Eliot Gardiner, Bass William Thomas’ management, Askonas Holt, has released a statement. In a statement, the agency said, “We can confirm that an incident took place after Tuesday’s performance of Berlioz’s ‘Les Troyens’ with the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique and Monteverdi Choir at La Côte-Saint-André. Bass William Thomas is looking forward to continuing the {…}

BBC Investigating Sir. John Eliot Gardiner Following Altercation with Bass at Berlioz Festival

Sir. John Eliot Gardiner is under investigation after having allegedly punched bass William Thomas backstage at the Berlioz Festival in France. According to reports in the Telegraph and Slipped Disc, Gardiner attacked Thomas backstage on Tuesday, August 22, 2023, during a performance of Berlioz’s “Les Troyens” because he exited the podium on the wrong side after the first part of {…}

Sir John Eliot Gardiner Named Principal Guest Conductor Emeritus of Philharmonia Orchestra

The Philharmonia Orchestra has announced the appointment of Sir John Eliot Gardiner as Principal Guest Conductor Emeritus from the 2023-24 season. The orchestra noted that the relationship with Gardiner reignited during the COVID lockdowns with a streamed performance of Elgar’s Enigma Variations. The conductor also performed with the orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall. The recent successes moved the musicians {…}

Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique & Monteverdi Choir Cancels Performance at Palau de la Música Catalana Due to COVID-19

(Credit: Palau de la Música Catalana official website) The Fundació Orfeó Català-Palau de la Música Catalana has announced the cancellation of the concert with the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique, Monteverdi Choir, and Cor de Cambra scheduled for Dec. 16 due to a COVID-19 outbreak. “The Fundació Orfeó Català-Palau de la Música Catalana regrets to report that this concert, which meant {…}