23rd July: Olympic Torches, Stage Fright and Floating Operas

Monday 23rd July 2012

Arts Journal- Slipped Disc

New Zealand to chop national orchestra?

New Zealand government has published a discussion paper on the future of New Zealand’s five orchestras….

Sad loss: orchestra player dies in English Channel swim 

Paraic Casey, a viola player in the Cork Symphony Orchestra dies in the bid to raise money for a Cork hospice.

‘From Buchenwald to Carnegie Hall’ pianist has died  

Marian Filar, who survived seven Nazi concentration camps dies at the age of 94.

The Independent 

Sound of Versailles comes to the Proms

Kate Youde talks to the students recreating Louis XIII’s orchestra

Classic FM 

Lang Lang carries London 2012 Olympic torch

Lang Lang takes part in the Olympic torch relay on Sunday.

HJ Lim takes on her musical monsters 

Pianist HJ Lim talks to Classic FM about stage fright and Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with Jamie Crick.

Anne Dudley’s Owl and the Pussycat   

Composer Anne Dudley talks to Classic FM about her floating opera

The Telegraph 

Russian Opera Singer withdraws from Bayreuth festival over Swastika tattoo 

Russian Bass-Baritone Evgeny Nikitin is forced to pull out of German festival because of Nazi tattoos on his chest.