Mozart’s Serenade in B flat major, dubbed Gran Partita, and brought resolutely to Exeter Great Hall by the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra on Thursday, is far flung from its antecedents, and indeed the majority of the composer’s work in the form. As a musical form, and as can be etymologically inferred from its counterpart the divertimento, the serenade tends to suggest a certain accessibility – it was designed to be a typically incidental piece for 18th century social functions after all. A small cohort of the BSO began the evening with their rendition of this piece, consistently exemplifying its beauty, with Kirill Karabits’ conduction carefully staggering the moments of emphasis within the piece. Continue reading Review: BSO’s ‘Divine Sublime’ @ Exeter Great Hall
While waiting outside the Exeter Phoenix, before the show began, I looked around at the large crowds hustling and shuffling around the entrance, unfolding their Nick Mulvey tickets from their persons. Some unravelled them from tight skinny jeans, others carefully revealed them from their aged leather handbags, and a few even whipped out their phones. But what this simple action exposed to me, was the diverse audience that Nick Mulvey’s music appeals to. Continue reading Review: Nick Mulvey @ Exeter Phoenix
The alternative R&B soul singer and songwriter Mahalia charmed her audience last Wednesday at the Lemon Grove. She proudly shared that it was the first show of her world tour and also the debut of her new EP ‘Seasons’, released just over a week before.
On Thursday 11th October the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra shall return to grace Exeter Great Hall with the continuation of its latest season, which began at Poole Lighthouse on the 4th. There, according to The Times, Kirill Karabits conducted Mahler’s Resurrection symphony with an intense profundity that is sure to lay the groundwork for the year to come. This is Karabits’ tenth year as Chief Conductor, and it will be him that conducts works by Mozart and Beethoven on Thursday, to great anticipation. Continue reading Preview: BSO’s”Divine Sublime” @ Exeter Great Hall
Nick Mulvey’s tingling strings rise from the Phoenix once again…
On Saturday 29th September 2018, Nick Mulvey returns to the Exeter Phoenix as part of his Autumn 2018 solo acoustic marathon. Having just arrived back from his momentous American tour, Mulvey is finally returning to little old Exeter to flaunt his melodic magic in front of his beloved UK fans. Continue reading Preview: Nick Mulvey @ Exeter Phoenix
Summer is the perfect time for new music but you might be struggling to find a new playlist for that barbecue you’re hosting or seeking a perfect road trip album for your drive to the beach. RAZZ has got you covered with the best of this summer’s new releases, with albums from old favourites and new breakthrough artists, there’s plenty of amazing music to get your teeth into this summer. Continue reading New Summer Music
Stuck on what to listen to for those long days in the sun? Here are 21 chilled tunes that you’ll be playing on repeat! Loving Is Easy (ft Benny Sings) – Rex Orange County: If you haven’t heard of Rex Orange County by now, what have you been doing? The Surrey-born 20 year old was scouted by Tyler, The Creator last year, and has been … Continue reading Perfect Playlist: Chilling on the Beach