Radio 3 boss defends playing of film scores and TV themes
The controller of BBC Radio 3 defends the station from accusations of “dumbing down” and says it will continue to play theme tunes from television shows and films.
Britain should not be afraid of singling out talented children, says Sarah Derbyshire, managing director of the National Children’s Orchestras of Great Britain. She argues young musicians should be given resources to develop in the same way as Olympic athletes.
BBC Radio 3 and Southbank Centre will join forces in March to broadcast 15 live concerts (including three world premieres) from the Pull Out All The Stops organ festival. Radio 3 will establish a pop-up studio in the Royal Festival Hall’s cafe allowing members of the public the opportunity to witness the live broadcasts of several radio programmes, including: In Tune, Essential Classics, CD Review and Afternoon on 3.
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Declan McGovern has stepped down from his role as general manager of the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland (RTÉ NSO) after just a year in post. RTE, Ireland’s national broadcasting organisation, announced his departure in a statement issued on 23 December.
The internationally renowned American conductor expressed his support for the vegan community and says his vegan son has inspired him to change his lifestyle in 2014.
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