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22 Jun 2017
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Being featured on “A list” new release playlists, including on iTunes and Spotify, Simon Murphy's new album, GRAND TOUR Baroque Road Trip, has received a warm welcome by the music industry. The album's trailer was also a success on social media, a...
18 Nov 2016
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Supporting the new CD album's international release in May 2017, Simon Murphy and The Hague's Baroque orchestra, The New Dutch Academy (NDA), will take the CD programme  Grand Tour - Baroque Road Trip  quite literally on the road, performing it li...
17 Nov 2016
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A big thanks to everyone who helped make the crowdfunding campaign for the new CD Grand Tour - Baroque Road Trip a success! Check out the crowdfunding site for the results, watch the video and read all about the exciting project!
12 Sep 2016
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Grand Tour Baroque Road Trip Simon Murphy will record his sixth album with international Dutch label PENTATONE this October. Together with The Hague's Baroque orchestra, The New Dutch Academy (NDA), the CD takes listeners on a musical Grand T...
31 Aug 2016
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“A true, voluptuous siren”, “A divine angel”. Young French star soprano Elodie Fonnard headlines Simon Murphy's classical stage programme at the Netherlands' Embassy Festival in The Hague this September.                First revealed to the wo...
3 Apr 2016
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Baroque Burlesque 18th Century Variété Enthusiastically reviewed in the Dutch press as "fresh and playful Baroque - a feast for the eyes and ears" in which "the theatrical elements worked beautifully", this November in the Netherlands, Simon Murp...
3 Apr 2016
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In January 2016, Simon Murphy and the NDA appeared at the famously vibrant Sydney Festival , performing one of their signature programmes, Bach and his Dutch Contemporaries .  Warmly received by press and audience alike, Australia's premier art...
3 Apr 2016
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Conductor Simon Murphy and members of The Hague's Baroque orchestra, The New Dutch Academy (NDA), opened the year with a very special performance at the Turkish State Opera in Ankara on 5 January. The concert event officially launched the 2016 Dut...
25 Oct 2015
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The Hague's Baroque orchestra, The New Dutch Academy, musical director Simon Murphy presents Mrs Cornelys' Entertainments Baroque Burlesque or An 18th Century Variété  18th Century Variety Show with Baroque dance Sunday 22 November 2015...
25 Oct 2015
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Simon Murphy and The Hague's Baroque orchestra, The New Dutch Academy (NDA), will make their début at the Sydney Festival this January. Murphy will direct his acclaimed, hand-crafted concert programme Bach and his Dutch Contemporaries , featur...
5 Aug 2015
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Fresh from her triumphs at the BBC Proms and Salzburger Festspiele, Greek soprano Myrsini Margariti , headlines Simon Murphy's classical stage programme at the Netherlands' Embassy Festival in The Hague this September. Video Dripping with...
5 Aug 2015
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Delivering all sold-out performances on their June 2015 tour to Turkey, Simon Murphy and The Hague's Baroque orchestra, The New Dutch Academy (NDA), appeared at the 43rd Istanbul Music Festival performing their internationally successful concert...
5 Aug 2015
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Simon Murphy has been commissioned by the Netherlands' Prinsjesfestival to create and perform a special festival programme commemorating the arrival of WA Mozart in The Hague exactly 250 years ago this September. The September 2015 performances w...
2 Jun 2015
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Simon Murphy and The Hague's Baroque orchestra, The New Dutch Academy (NDA), will appear at the 43rd Istanbul Music Festival this June performing their internationally successful concert programme “Bach and his Dutch Contemporaries”. Other festiva...
25 Feb 2015
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This year sees Simon Murphy's vibrant and engaging, hand-crafted concert programme Bach and his Dutch Contemporaries  enjoying its 10th year of international success. Together with members of The Hague's Baroque orchestra, The New Dutch Academy ...
5 Dec 2014
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During research this autumn in the historic Weimar Theatre archives for his Gothic Project, Simon Murphy has made some very exciting repertoire discoveries. Containing original working material from the theatre's writers and directors including G...
30 Nov 2014
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Simon Murphy has been asked to create and perform a special new production for the Netherlands' Council of State. Commemorating the 450th anniversary of a seminal address of William the Silent to the Council of State in which the Dutch leader out...
3 Sep 2014
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Cleopatra, Delilah, Judith, Lucretia ... Opening the new season in The Netherlands, Murphy presents a fiery and passionate programme of arias by Handel, Vivaldi and their contemporaries, together with instrumental music by Bach, Vivaldi and Telem...
3 Sep 2014
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Fresh from her triumphs at the Salzburger Festspiele and Komische Oper Berlin, German star soprano Gudrun Sidonie Otto treads the boards in The Hague this September for Simon Murphy's classical stage at the Netherlands' Embassy Festival. She is jo...
3 Sep 2014
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Simon Murphy writes about his experiences working at the classic Philips Studios throughout the years in a highly personal article for the world's most read, on-line classical music journal.
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