18th March: Opera for the Family, East Coast Cancellations and Confirmed Titanic Violin

Monday 18th March 2013

The Guardian

Iraq war 10 years on: ‘One problem has been the withdrawal of the educated elite. So many have emigrated’

Composer Husam Aldeen al-Ansari explains how Iraq’s national orchestra has struggled to survive amid religious disapproval

Conservatives seek eleventh-hour press regulation deal

Newspaper groups including owners of Sun and Mail threaten boycott of regulator if plan proposed by Labour agreed to

The Telegraph

Simone Dinnerstein and Tift Merritt cross musical boundaries

Classical pianist Simone Dinnerstein and country-folk singer Tift Merritt have collaborated on a joint album called Night — and it’s a triumph of creative risk.

The Independent

The birth of a new opera: How to keep the whole family in a fantasy world

In his latest dispatch, Michael Volpe ponders the harshest critics – children

New York Times

San Francisco Symphony’s East Coast Tour Is Canceled as Labor Talks Break Down

The San Francisco Symphony has announced that negotiations over a new contract with the musicians have broken down with the players’ rejection of a federal mediator’s proposal for a cooling-off period.

Classic FM

Experts confirm Titanic violin is genuine

The instrument played as the ship went down is confirmed to have belonged to Titanic bandmaster Wallace Hartley after extensive testing.

NPR Deceptive Cadence

How Does A Jewish Artist Tell The Ultimate Christian Story?

Salsa rhythms, Brazilian martial arts and a Jewish prayer of mourning: It’s not exactly what you would expect from a classical composer’s setting of the Gospel according to St. Mark.


Classic FM