12th July: The Chalk Legend, Nina Schumann and Yvonne Fontane

Thursday 12th July 2012

The Guardian

How Dorset’s 1000-year-old Viking bones inspired my new oratorio

As the BSO’s composer, I was tasked with writing a piece for the London 2012 festival. And it was the skeletons in Dorset’s cupboard that inspired the Chalk Legend.

BBC Music Magazine

Computer creates piece of orchestral music in just 8 minutes

London Symphony Orchestra to perform computer-generated piece.

Schoenberg manuscript to be auctioned

Autograph manuscript of String Quartet No. 10 goes under the hammer.

Arts Journal – Slipped Disc

Top South African pianist ‘blacklisted’ by the Johannesburg Philharmonic

Professor Nina Schumann is one of the most active pianist in South Africa. She told the press today that she and her husband have been put on a blackist by the national orchestra’s aggressive management.


A double-edged sword

Performing the dual role of opera singer and director – from Carmen to this year’s Le nozze di Figaro at Stowe Opera.

Wells Cathedral invites boys and girls to ‘Be a Chorister for a Day’

Programme celebrates 10th anniversary this October.