The Royal Opera House will team with BP and the Olympic Museum in Lausanne to present a free Olympic exhibition in honour of the London 2012 Games.
BBC Music Magazine
Grant Llewellyn conducts the orchestra in Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony, Prokofiev’s Classical Symphony and Shostakovich’s Piano Conceto No. 1.
A silence has descended on Los Angeles’ AM radio band. The station apparently sees jazz as hindering its bid for a wider audience.
Classical Music Magazine
The 2012 BBC Proms season was announced on 19 April, with a typically diverse programme of concerts in the Royal Albert Hall and beyond.
This discussion between a parent in Leeds and the management of Colin Towns’ band Blue Touch Paper just doesn’t feel right.
The New Yorker
I don’t know that perfection is of the greatest importance in music-making. Spirit, power, phrasing, tempo, expressiveness—all these things matter more than note-perfect execution.
Though well known for singing ‘Nessun Dorma’ as one of the Three Tenors, Domingo says he’ll be conducting it instead at a lavish Wembley Stadium performance.
Kahane’s voice, airy but with a smoky burr, is flexible and carries emotional weight easily, but “Crane Palimpsest” is still a lot to take on.