1st July: Arts Council funding decision day, The Vienna Philharmonic Recalls WW1 in Sarajevo and 5 questions to Time Benjamin about Madame X

Tuesday 1st July 2014

Classical News


The Guardian

Arts Council funding decision day: live coverage

Arts Council announces grants for about 900 applicants, ore lottery money but still not enough to go round and pressure to give more to regions


The New York Times

The Vienna Philharmonic Recalls World War I in Sarajevo

Remembering World War I in the Conflict’s Flash Point


I Care If You Listen

5 questions to Tim Benjamin (composer) about Madame X

Following his 2013 opera Emily, composer Tim Benjamin is back this August with Madame X, an operatic exploration of the darker side of the art world featuring the young lovers Masetto and Zerlina, Masetto’s agent, and wealthy collectors. We asked 5 questions to Benjamin.

Business Standard

Singapore Chinese Orchestra breaks Guinness Records

A Singapore-based professional Chinese orchestra group has broken two Guinness World records of the largest Chinese drum ensembles and largest Chinese orchestra performance.

Delaware Online

Musicians worry about Delaware Symphony’s future

As the Delaware Symphony Orchestra continues to rebound from near-death two years ago, musicians and former symphony leaders have criticized management for the absence of a long-term growth strategy.


Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival – im Gespräch Intendant Christian Kuhnt

Das Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival öffnet seine Saison am 5. Juli und endet am 31. August 2014.

Der Tagesspiegel

Beine machen

Bei Young Euro Classic sind die besten und fröhlichsten Jugendorchester der Welt zu Gast. Jetzt ist Halbzeit, bevor es in einem Monat im Admiralspalast weitergeht.


Zubin Mehta verlässt Opernhaus Valencia aus Protest über Sparpolitik

Dirigent will zurückkehren, wenn sich die Situation wieder verbessert.


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In Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, people watch a live broadcast of the Vienna Philharmonic across from City Hall.

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