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LIFESTYLE

Eleven live performances to watch

ON STAGE BALÉ DA CIDADE DE SÃO PAULO

Silvia Machado

SPICE OF LIFE

Exciting Brazilian dance troupe Balé da Cidade de São Paulo arrives for a performance of four pieces, including Canela Fina (Fine Cinnamon) by Cayetano Soto, who uses the metaphor of the spice to create a sensual work. A linha curva by Itzik Galili, on the other hand, is an energetic choreographed work in which the dancers are accompanied by live percussionists from the band Percossa.

TORI AMOS

CONVICTION, CATHARSIS AND VISION

From the moment she arrived on the scene with Little Earthquakes (we can forget the anomaly that was her first group, the excruciating 80s style victims Y Kant Tori Read), Tori Amos has set the standard for female singersongwriters. That 1990 debut solo album was a personal tour de force, featuring songs packed with what appeared to be biographical revelation topped by memorable melodies. Amos’s subsequent career has continued in a similar vein, even though she has varied her approach to production and made a series of diverse albums

that carry an unmistakeable signature but never sound the same. Indeed, her no-holds barred attitude to songwriting has garnered mixed reviews and risked alienating some listeners. But the likes of Alex Macpherson, writing in The Guardian, have acknowledged that Amos’s “combination of conviction, catharsis and vision” have been a huge influence on a gaggle of female artists. She comes to den Atelier on the back of the release of new album Night of Hunters. October 4, den Atelier, Luxembourg-Hollerich, www.atelier.lu

Stéphane de Bourgies, Virgin Classics

October 19 & 20, Grand Théâtre, Luxembourg-Limpertsberg, www.theatres.lu

THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA/ TRULS MØRK

FROM THE FOREST CITY

Under the leadership of Franz Welser-Möst, Cleveland Orchestra, which was founded in 1918 by a group of local citizens, has become one of the most sought-after performing ensembles in the world. The orchestra plays two evenings at the Philharmonie. The second concert, with Norwegian cellist Truls Mørk (photo), features Weber’s Overture to Euryanthe, Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto No.1 and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No.4 October 28, Philharmonie, Luxembourg-Kirchberg, www.philharmonie.lu

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