27th February: Posthumous Donations, Postgraduate Opportunities and Performers Swimming.

Wednesday 27th February 2013

The Independent

Who was Diana Kurzman? Donor leaves £1m for classical music

Posthumous gift to Arts Council England comes 10 years after mysterious piano-lover’s death

Classic FM

Royal Opera House and Guildhall School to collaborate

The Guildhall School of Music & Drama and Royal Opera House have announced a range of postgraduate opportunities for young opera composers.

E-Releases (via musicalchairs.info)

Charleston Symphony’s Harpist to Swim New Zealand’s Cook Strait

49-year-old musician, City Council member, and world class marathon swimmer will brave tough currents to complete the fifth trek of her “Ocean’s 7″ swims

Classical Source

The Royal Opera: Casting Announcement For Don Carlo

German soprano Anja Harteros has withdrawn from singing the role of Elizabeth of Valois in Don Carlos for the final four performances in May

Classical Source

London Symphony Orchestra Celebrates Composing Talent With LSO Futures Curated By François-Xavier Roth [9-13 April 2013]

LSO Futures celebrates composers at the cutting edge of music today through a week of events at the Barbican and LSO St Luke’s, including two concerts curated by François-Xavier Roth

Classical Source

Marie-Claire Alain Dies Aged 86

The French organist Marie-Claire Alain has died at the age of 86


The Independent