Hall’s art package – and the closure of BBC3 – risk alienating the young but could make some old friends happier, says Steve Hewlett.
Week-long initiative aims to present classical music in imaginative and contemporary ways, performers include Bryn Terfel and Lisa Batiashvili; John Eliot Gardiner will give a talk on JS Bach.
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Rachel Mahon, 24, has made musical history at St Paul’s Cathedral by becoming the first ever female organ scholar there.
In perfect symphony, orchestras and choir singers performed Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy” in flashmobs at seven airports across Ukraine on Sunday in tribute to those who died in the country’s revolution.
Eight of the 77 members on the Minnesota Orchestral Association Board have resigned after CEO Michael Henson stepped down last week, with at least one person questioning the manner in which Henson’s departure was handled.
Sacred Mysteries: Christopher Howse finds the same object of devotion in a musical oratorio and a traditional image.
Classical Music Magazine
The Scottish Chamber Orchestra follows up its 40th anniversary year with another varied season of music that begins with Mahler’s fourth symphony and ends with Haydn’s Creation.
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Philharmonic Society: @RoyalPhilSoc Last day for entries to the prestigious RPS Composition Prize! Missed the post? Scores can be hand delivered to the office before 5pm today