The latest news for classical music professionals.
Friday 28 April 2017
4:23PM GMT (2 days, 8 hours ago)
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.
9:37AM GMT (2 days, 15 hours ago)
From string-quartet diarist, Anthea Kreston:
7:54AM GMT (2 days, 17 hours ago)
The Monterey Symphony is abandoning its longtime Salinas venue of Sherwood Hall and consolidating at Sunset Center in Carmel to save money.
2:12AM GMT (2 days, 23 hours ago)
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...
1:32AM GMT (2 days, 23 hours ago)
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.
Thursday 27 April 2017
5:53PM GMT (3 days, 7 hours ago)
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.
5:12PM GMT (3 days, 8 hours ago)
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.
3:45PM GMT (3 days, 9 hours ago)
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.
10:47AM GMT (3 days, 14 hours ago)
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.
10:43AM GMT (3 days, 14 hours ago)
Bienen School visiting artist Claire Chase has been awarded the $100,000 Avery Fisher Prize. She is the first flutist to receive the prize.
10:41AM GMT (3 days, 14 hours ago)
The Final is taking place at Wigmore Hall on Friday 28th April, 18:00.
Wednesday 26 April 2017
8:44PM GMT (4 days, 4 hours ago)
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,
8:43PM GMT (4 days, 4 hours ago)
Siegfried Mauser, Ex-Rektor der Münchner Musikhochschule, ist im Berufungsverfahren wegen sexueller Nötigung zu neun Monaten Haft auf Bewährung verurteilt worden.
5:32PM GMT (4 days, 7 hours ago)
Colston Hall bosses had previously maintained that the Bristol attraction was named after the street it is on, rather than Edward Colston.
4:13PM GMT (4 days, 9 hours ago)
Dudamel's video message to politicians marks the first time the famed musician has spoken out on the current political situation in Venezuela.
12:46PM GMT (4 days, 12 hours ago)
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.
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