27th July: Bells, Block-blusters and Bans

Friday 27th July 2012

Classic FM 

Hoffman, Walken for String Quartet Movie

Phillip Seymour Hoffman and Christopher Walken star in ‘A Late Quartet,’ a new film about a string quartet.

Big Ben chimes in Olympic Composition 

Turner Prize-winning artist and musician, Martin Creed aims to break the record for the greatest number of bells being rung at any time.

Nazi tattoo opera star ban not final? 

Yevgeny Nikitin might not be permanently excluded from performing at the Bayreuth Festival.

Lang Lang given prestigious German award 

Lang Lang will receive the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in recognition of his services to music.

Arts Journal- Slipped Disc 

Has star-struck Verbier taken heed of Kremer’s outcry? 

It seems as if the Verbier Festival is still stuck in its ways.

Watch out! The Candid conductor is back 

Conductor Mikel Toms returns with a piece entitled ‘The Slutcracker.’

BBC Music Magazine – Blog  

BBC National Orchestra of Wales goes to China 

A first hand account of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales’ trip to the East.


Jessica Cottis named Sydney Symphony assistant conductor 

Jessica Cottis, 35, succeeds Nicholas Carter as The Sydney Symphony’s assistant conductor.