15th February: Inaugural Opera Awards, Making Music From Guns and Classical Music Breakthrough

Friday 15th February 2013

The Telegraph

Tim Burton and Danny Elfman to collaborate on live concert

The work of composer Danny Elfman, who soundtracked Tim Burton’s films, will be performed in concert for the first time

Classical Music Magazine

iTunes Essentials:Classical hailed as breakthrough

The first week of iTunes’ Essentials:Classical campaign has been hailed by recording companies as a dramatic success not only in converting classical collectors to downloaders but also in opening up new markets.


Southbank Centre shares plans for Festival Wing transformation via public exhibition

Proposals include refurbishment of the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room and Hayward Gallery

Evening Standard

Welcome to awards night at the opera

Stars will flock to London for first classical music ‘Oscars’

The Wall Street Journal (via Arts Journal)

Saving the Soul of Mali

To the musicians from Mali here, the attempt by terrorists associated with al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) to suppress music in their country’s north goes beyond politics and religion: It’s an offense to the soul of the nation, where music is more than entertainment, it’s essential to life.

Huffington Post

Pedro Reyes Turns Guns Into Musical Instruments

The guns that have caused so many deaths in northern Mexico are now making music.

Planet Hugill

Garden of surprises and delights – Wigmore Hall Summer programme

The Wigmore Hall’s Summer programme starts on 1 April, with a pair of delightful concerts[…]

Music Week

Warner Music posts $80m loss for Q4 2012 as digital grows

Warner Music Group has posted a loss of $80m for the three months to the end of 2012.

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