Sound and Music launches public consultation
New music body asks composers, arts organisations, educators and audience members to help shape its renewed vision
Placido Domingo to be named UNESCO ambassador
The world famous tenor is to be appointed UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador on 21 November.
Trainee teacher who stole £500,000 violin jailed
A trainee teacher who stole a rare 18th-century violin worth £500,000 has been jailed for eight months.
Norwegian composer and performer Maja Ratkje has worked with classical groups and metal bands. But it is her opera for babies that has brought her international fame
World’s Fastest Superhuman title awarded to speed violinist Ben Lee
Violinist Ben Lee, who can play Flight of the Bumblebee at an average of 15 notes per second, is declared the quickest human on the planet.
One of Europe’s biggest music libraries is about to be demolished
As part of the Dutch government’s plans to dismantle the Broadcast Music Centre in Haarlem – plans that also involve the abolition of an orchestra and chorus – one of the biggest sheet music libraries in western Europe is going to disappear.
Jubilee Opera presents new Lord Nelson show this weekend
Hip Hop Horatio is a new music theatre work by Michael Hurd, staged by Jubilee Opera this weekend
Crossover queens, opera imposters: “keep off our turf!”
Let this be a warning to pop singers who want to dabble in opera, but haven’t done the hard yards.