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The Washington Post

Opera singer Renee Fleming chosen to sing anthem at Super Bowl

Renée Fleming has hit some important pop-culture markers in the past few months. In September, she went on David Letterman’s show to sing the Top Ten list. Now, she’s going to sing the national anthem at the Super Bowl


i(ce)-Tunes: Sweden’s incredible ice orchestra

They’re among the rarest instruments in the world, but they’ll be discarded come spring. They’re so fragile even the players’ breath risks nudging them out of tune.

The Guardian

English National Opera’s Edward Gardner to leave

Highly regarded conductor to take up new role at Bergen Philharmonic from 2015, and be replaced by Mark Wigglesworth

BBC News

Iran: Rule banning musical instruments on TV is broken

Iran’s Channel One television has caused a sensation by showing musical instruments on screen for the first time in 30 years, it’s reported.

West End stars downplay theatre safety issue

Theatre audiences are “a hardy lot” who will not be put off by recent incidents at London venues where patrons have been injured, according to the stars of a newly opened West End show.

Marie Claire

The Women Who Are Ruling The Music Industry, Right Now

The ladies who’ve bagged the best jobs backstage, from inside music magazines and record labels, to studio techs and bloggers

Daily Herald

Teen entrepeneur takes on music industry

Breje Whitt was only 15 years old when he began performing onstage with a nationally renowned Christian rock band. Two years later, the Elgin teen is running his own DJ, sound and lighting company.




(Written on January 23, 2014 )

Classic FM

Daniel Hope on the music of the spheres

Classic FM’s Tim Lihoreau chats to violinist Daniel Hope about his new album, Spheres, and even gets his violin out.

LA Times

Gustavo Dudamel was detained by Israeli authorities, reports say

Classical conductors spend a lot of time on airplanes flying from one job to the next and are thus used to the frustrations that come with modern-day air travel.


Edward Gardner to head the Bergen Philharmonic

Chandos will record the new partnership

Classical Source

BBC Concert Orchestra Teams Up With Singing For The Brain To Bring Music To People Living With Dementia

BBC Concert Orchestra is joining forces with five of the Alzheimer’s Society’s regional ‘Singing for the Brain™’ groups in music-making aimed to engage with people dealing with the impact of dementia.

WFAE (via Musical Chairs)

Anonymous Donors Give Charlotte Symphony $2 Million

A group of anonymous donors is giving the Charlotte Symphony $2 million. The donors’ contribution could increase if some financial goals are met.

Music Industry News


Something new is bubbling up from the depths of the Internet. Music critics are calling it, “Something to do.”

Music Week

Gatfield echoes call for Government tax breaks for music A&R

Sony Music UK CEO and chairman Nick Gatfield has echoed calls for the Government to offer more support to the creative industries, urging tax breaks for music A&R specifically.








WFAE (via Musical Chairs)

(Written on February 19, 2013 )