13th December: Wagner’s Walkure Online, Paraorchestra Charity Single and Continued Arts Council Cuts

Thursday 13th December 2012


BBC Two presents ‘Howard Goodall’s Story of Music’ in January 2013

Six-part series explores the development of Western music

Classic FM

British Paraorchestra release charity single

After a successful performance at this year’s Paralympics Closing Ceremomy, the British Paraorchestra are the stars of a new charity single: ‘True Colors’ with the Kaos Signing Choir for Deaf and Hearing Children and the voices of ParalympicsGB.

The Telegraph

Catrin Finch: The harpist who is adding new strings to her bow

Catrin Finch is keen to push the boundaries of the harp, she tells Adam Sweeting.

Classical Music Magazine

Autumn Statement means more Arts Council cuts

The arts are to take a further funding cut because the Department of Culture, Media and Sport and Arts Council England have been so pared down themselves that they say they are unable to sustain the new reductions announced in chancellor George Osborne’s Autumn Statement.

Slipped Disc

Just in: Arab state confirms a female music director 

We told you, exclusively, two months ago that Han-Na Chang, the Korean cellist, as to be music director of the Qatar Philharmonic.

Just in: Barenboim’s state opera gets slammed for ‘wasteful, sordid’ mismanagement

The criticism comes from the powerful culture committee of the Bundestag and it is directed at the renovation costs of the Staatsoper Unter den Linden.

Just in: Editor of The Times is fired

Rupert Murdoch has got rid of James Harding, editor of the Times.

The Wagnerian

Guardian to broadcast act 3 of ROH Walkure using multiple persectives

As part of the new partnership between the Guardian and the ROH, the Guardian website will broadcast Act 3 of this years Walkure – from multiple and unusual perspectives.

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