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1 Dec 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...
4 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.
27 Apr 2014
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Simon Murphy will make his début with the Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra (OPS) in season 2014-2015. Taking the listener on a musical road trip of 18th century European symphonic centres, Murphy will conduct the OPS in a series of concerts of M...
27 Apr 2014
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June 2014 sees conductor Simon Murphy and The Hague's Baroque orchestra, The New Dutch Academy (NDA) make their second tour to Hong Kong and China together. Performing the programme "Bach and his Dutch Contemporaries", Murphy and the NDA are tour...
15 Mar 2014
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In a new partnership with Limelight Magazine, conductor Simon Murphy's blog column, "New Horizons", features personal stories on international musical travels, explorations and discoveries. The first instalment, entitled "The Italian Job" , give...
30 Dec 2013
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Simon Murphy and members of The Hague's Baroque Orchestra, The New Dutch Academy (NDA), have given a special concert performance for their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands, HRH Princess Beatrix, Vice President Pi...
30 Dec 2013
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Entitled “The Hague – International City of Music in the 18th Century”, conductor Simon Murphy and The Hague's Baroque orchestra, The New Dutch Academy (NDA), have developed a new musical walking tour and “app” bringing the richly international mu...
30 Dec 2013
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First “Gothic Project” Production a Success  Conductor Simon Murphy recently premièred his Gothic Project  performing the symphonic concert programme Black Magic  in The Hague's Philipszaal. Exploring the world of Polidori's  The Vampyre , Ma...
13 Sep 2013
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In May 2013, Simon Murphy appeared as guest conductor with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra (QSO) delivering sold out performances at the brand new QSO headquarters at the ABC Southbank Studios in Brisbane, Australia. Performing two hand-tailored...
1 Sep 2013
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Embassy Festival, The Hague, Saturday 7 September 2013 Held annually in the beautiful, historic centre of The Hague, the Netherlands' Embassy Festival is a vibrant and cosmopolitan celebration of the world's musical and culinary arts. Curat...
12 Feb 2013
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Dutch-based Australian conductor Simon Murphy (Sydney, 1973) will make his début with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra (QSO) in Brisbane, Australia this May with a special double bill. Entitled Roman Holiday and New Generation , Murphy's hand-...
5 Feb 2013
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Dutch-based Australian conductor Simon Murphy (39) has successfully made his Baltic début conducting Bach's monumental Mass in B Minor with the Latvian State Choir in Riga in December 2012. Murphy performed Bach's masterpiece together with the L...
4 Feb 2013
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Dutch-based Australian conductor Simon Murphy (Sydney, 1973) has successfully made his début in China this November with appearances in Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Hangzhou and Beijing. During the 2 ½ week tour, Murphy also gave master-classes and worksh...
3 Feb 2013
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Following his 2009 world première CD recording of Zappa's symphonic music, Dutch-based Australian conductor Simon Murphy (Sydney, 1973) presents new research this month containing previously unknown facts about the master musician and composer. ...
29 Jan 2013
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Chief-conductor of The Hague's Baroque orchestra, The New Dutch Academy (NDA), Simon Murphy (Sydney, 1973) has opened the new year with sold out performances centring around J.S. Bach's uplifting Cantata “Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen” (BWV 51).  ...
2 Dec 2012
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Dutch-based, Australian conductor Simon Murphy will conduct the Latvian State Choir in Bach's B Minor Mass in Riga this December. Murphy (39) is chief-conductor of The Hague's Baroque orchestra, The New Dutch Academy (NDA), and internationally ac...
31 Oct 2012
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Chief-conductor Simon Murphy (Sydney, 1973) has successfully opened the 10 year jubilee season of The Hague's Baroque Orchestra, The New Dutch Academy (NDA), with the symphonic programme Black Magic on 18 October in The Hague's Philipszaal. Solo...
31 Oct 2012
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Dutch based Australian conductor Simon Murphy will make his début in China this November. At the invitation of the Chinese and Dutch governments, Murphy will perform in Beijing on November 20 at the official celebration of the anniversary of th...
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