In our news today, former director of New York’s Metropolitan Opera teaching choir of the homeless, Cressida Pollock to save the English National Opera and RCM reports on study, revealing that drumming has a positive impact on the mental health. Also Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra meets dance music and Yuri Temirkanov on his BSO return, plus more.
The last time Penny Woolcock was in a rehearsal room, she was at New York’s Metropolitan Opera, walking the Polish baritone Mariusz Kwiecien through her production of Bizet’s The Pearl Fishers.
Cressida Pollock, chief executive of the English National Opera, is no opera buff. Nonetheless, she thinks she has a plan to turn the troubled company’s fortunes around. Here, she outlines her bold rescue strategy
Classical Music Magazine
A study conducted by the Royal College of Music provides further evidence of the positive effect of music on mental health.
Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra take on dance giant’s anthems at city’s Anglican Cathedral in unique merging of musical styles
After a decade-long absence, Yuri Temirkanov is back in town this week to conduct the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, which he led for seven memorable seasons
As if being a teenager doesn’t come with enough anxiety, try deciding to pursue a career as an artist at the same time. Luckily for aspiring creatives, organizations such as the National Young Arts Foundation have been guiding high schoolers through this process since 1981.
Der designierte Gewandhauskapellmeister Andris Nelsons wird schon in der nächsten Spielzeit 15 Konzerte mit dem Leipziger Orchester spielen
Ouvert en septembre 2014, le Phono Museum à Pigalle est menacé de disparition. Des tout premiers phonographes, à l’arrivée du mp3 en passant par les gramophones et les tournes disques, ce petit musée parisien retrace 140 ans de l’aventure du son