17th August: Legacies, Collaborations and Contracts

Friday 17th August 2012

Arts Journal: Slipped Disc

Exclusive: Andris Nelsons renews with Birmingham. Boston can wait.  

The most sought-after conductor of the moment renews his contract with the City of Birmingham orchestra.

In Atlanta, the orchestra is shamed at a pantomime concert

Crisis-Ridden Atlanta Symphony Orchestra was obliged to mime to a pre-recorded track for the synthetic vocal group Il Divo.

Arab arts advocate to head Vienna Festival 

The Belgian Frie Leysen has been appointed head of theatre at the Vienna Festival.

Classic FM

Classical Club night to celebrate Cage’s 100th

The popular Nonclassical club night is to stage celebrations of John Cage’s 100th birthday in Hoxton, London.

Welsh Male voice choir cover New Order 

New Order’s ‘Blue Monday’ has been given a Welsh choral makeover thanks to the Brythoniaid Welsh Male Voice Choir.

Carol Anne Duffy writing first ballet 

Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy is writing her first ballet, a version of the ‘Rapunzel’ story, in collaboration with Sadler’s Wells theatre company.


BBC Philharmonic presents second festival of free festival concerts 

A series of unique collaborations takes place across North of England


All the Best: Carlos Kleiber 

A look at the recorded legacy of conductor Carlos Kleiber, whose studio and live performances reveal his charismatic force.

BBC Music Magazine 

Homayun Sakhi 

ELizabeth Davis talks to one of the greatest performers of the Afghan rubab.