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Friday 28 April 2017

4:23PM GMT (2 days, 8 hours ago)

Kiefer Sutherland: 'Violin lessons led to my first acting job'

At seven he asked his mum, actress Shirley Douglas, if he could play the guitar, and she agreed if he practised the violin until he was 10. | read article...

9:37AM GMT (2 days, 15 hours ago)

So, here’s how I get to play in the Berlin Philharmonic…

From string-quartet diarist, Anthea Kreston: | read article...

7:54AM GMT (2 days, 17 hours ago)

Two representatives of the Monterey Symphony explain why they are leaving Sherwood Hall.

The Monterey Symphony is abandoning its longtime Salinas venue of Sherwood Hall and consolidating at Sunset Center in Carmel to save money. | read article...

2:12AM GMT (2 days, 23 hours ago)

Enniskillen-born pianist and composer honoured with blue plaque

THE musical contribution of a woman regarded as the "doyenne of Irish composers" has been celebrated in Co Fermanagh. Joan Trimble, a composer, teacher, concert pianist and owner of the Impartial Reporter, was remembered last night... | read article...

1:32AM GMT (2 days, 23 hours ago)

Posh Public Bathroom Has Imported Tiles, Flowers and Classical Music

In a park amid Manhattan skyscrapers, a gem has emerged: a posh public bathroom that cost nearly $300,000, complete with freshly delivered flowers, imported tiles, classical music and artwork. | read article...

Thursday 27 April 2017

5:53PM GMT (3 days, 7 hours ago)

ENO recruits diction coaches for new opera season

sIf you've ever struggled to hear every word being sung at an opera, things may be about to improve. The English National Opera is to bring in diction coaches to ensure its productions are loud and clear. | read article...

5:12PM GMT (3 days, 8 hours ago)

English National Opera send in the clowns to overcome hated fake 'theatre laugh'

ENO’s new artistic director Daniel Kramer has announced he is to commission a specialist in physical comedy to direct a new production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s Iolanthe. | read article...

3:45PM GMT (3 days, 9 hours ago)

Google Doodle honours composer of Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika

Google celebrated Freedom Day with a google doodle of 19th century composer Enoch Sontonga, who wrote Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika -a song that merged with Die Stem to become the country's current national anthem. | read article...

10:47AM GMT (3 days, 14 hours ago)

The London Symphony Orchestra and Cypress Hill might actually make THAT Simpsons moment come true

The LSO and hip-hop pioneers Cypress Hill have been talking on Twitter about a particular moment from The Simpsons, and now they might be actually collaborating. | read article...

10:43AM GMT (3 days, 14 hours ago)

Claire Chase receives Avery Fisher Prize

Bienen School visiting artist Claire Chase has been awarded the $100,000 Avery Fisher Prize. She is the first flutist to receive the prize. | read article...

10:41AM GMT (3 days, 14 hours ago)

62nd Kathleen Ferrier Competition - The Finalists

The Final is taking place at Wigmore Hall on Friday 28th April, 18:00. | read article...

Wednesday 26 April 2017

8:44PM GMT (4 days, 4 hours ago)

Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra Considers Shutting Down

In an effort to gauge the extent of financial support from the community, the Board of Directors for the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra has elected to suspend operations for the 2017-18 season, | read article...

8:43PM GMT (4 days, 4 hours ago)

Neun Monate Haft auf Bewährung für Ex-Rektor der Musikhochschule

Siegfried Mauser, Ex-Rektor der Münchner Musikhochschule, ist im Berufungsverfahren wegen sexueller Nötigung zu neun Monaten Haft auf Bewährung verurteilt worden. | read article...

5:32PM GMT (4 days, 7 hours ago)

Bristol's Colston Hall to drop 'toxic' slave trader name

Colston Hall bosses had previously maintained that the Bristol attraction was named after the street it is on, rather than Edward Colston. | read article...

4:13PM GMT (4 days, 9 hours ago)

Famed Venezuelan Conductor Dudamel Urges Politicians to Solve Crisis Democratically

Dudamel's video message to politicians marks the first time the famed musician has spoken out on the current political situation in Venezuela. | read article...

12:46PM GMT (4 days, 12 hours ago)

Chief conductor Lajovic leaving the Slovenian Philharmonic (paywall)

Ljubljana, 24 April - Uroš Lajovic announced Monday he would be leaving the Slovenian Philharmonic, ending a five-month stand-off with a disgruntled orchestra after only two years as the chief conductor of Slovenia's pre-eminent orchestra. | read article...

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