16th August: Lockouts, Openings and Summits.

Thursday 16th August 2012

Classic FM

Benjamin Grosvenor’s extracurricular activities 

Jamie Crick talks to the 20 year old pianist and conductor Benjamin Grosvenor.

Arts Journal 

Russia’s foremost chorus conductor has died  

A memorial concert for Boris Tevlin has been announced for September 6th in the Great Hall of the Conservatory.

Share the pain: Atlanta musicians propose equal cuts for players and staff 

The Musicians of the ASO are threatened with a lockout next Monday unless they cave in to a massive pay cut.

Singapore opens magnificent Performing Arts Centre… with pop trash 

Michael Bublé amongst others to perform at opening of new Performing Arts Centre in Singapore.

Breaking: Covent Garden cuts new music team

The Stage reports that the Royal Opera House is shutting down ROH2 as a separate entity.

Just in: Domingo caught in storm over non-existent Norway millions 

Placido Domingo is recipient of the Kirsten Flagstad Prize next year, but there is no prize money …..

Jon Lord concerto is finally on its way

The concerto for group and orchestra by Deep Purple’s Jon Lord is to be released in October.


Edinburgh hosts first International Culture Summit 

Representatives from around the world discuss the harmonising effect of culture and the arts.

BBC Music Magazine 

Marin Alsop

Jeremy Pound Talks to the conductor on bringing the São Paolo Symphony Orchestra to its first ever BBC Prom.