1st November: Classics in the Slums, Sandy Destroys Scores and Studio, and Messiaen Quartet on the Stage

Thursday 1st November 2012

The Independent

Jessica Duchen: How I put the tale of music in a Nazi camp on the stage

The Independent’s writer on her play about the Messiaen Quartet

Opera cancelled after baritone Robert Poulton killed in car crash

Robert Poulton, a baritone with Glyndebourne opera, was tragically killed in a car accident in Sussex late last night.

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Ghetto Classics bring music to Kenyan slum

Classical music is being played in the Nairobi slum town of Korigocho by a new youth orchestra called Ghetto Classics.

RPO double bassist wins Salomon Prize

Retired co-principal of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra double bass section, Roy Benson, was awarded a trophy and £1000 in recognition of his contribution to UK musical life.

Conductor’s scores and studio damaged by storm Sandy

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra conductor Marin Alsop’s studio has been damaged by a falling tree as a result of storm Sandy.


Sound and Music seeks views of composers in consultation

Contemporary music organisation Sound and Music has launched a public consultation and is seeking ‘the input of composers and creative artists’ to inform what will be ‘a renewed vision’.

Davey: ‘We’ll do less and we’ll do it differently – but we’ll do it well’

Arts Council England’s new stripped-down structure, in which 117.5 posts – 21% – have been lost, will mean the organisation will ‘do less and we’ll do it differently – but we’ll do it well’, according to chief executive Alan Davey.


Pianist Igor Levit signs to Sony Classical

First album of Beethoven solo works due for release in 2013

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