31st May:’Babur in London’, the Israeli Orchestra and Thomas Hewitt Jones

Thursday 31st May 2012

Classical Music Magazine

Former Royal Academy of Music director jailed for £230,000 fraud

Janet Whitehouse, the former director of finance at the Royal Academy of Music who earlier this month pleaded guilty to charges of having defrauded the RAM of more than £230,000, was today sentenced to 20 months’ imprisonment.

The Independent

Song of the suicided Bomber: How ‘Babur in London’ negotiated a cultural minefield

The daring new opera featuring British terrorists planning an attack is being staged next month.

Israeli orchestra strikes note of controversy with Wagner work

A seven-decade old cultural taboo will be broken next month when an Israeli symphony orchestra will play works by Richard Wagner inside the country for the first time since the state’s foundation in 1948.

The Guardian

Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra concert to be live-streamed

Sell-out Venezuela orchestra concert to be live-streamed on Guardian website on 23 and 26 June.

Arts Journal – Slipped disc

Orchestra goes looking for unpublished composers

Now here’s one they haven’t tried before. The Britten Sinfonia want to hear from composers – but only if they haven’t been published before.


Hear the score behind the final Olympic film

Composer Thomas Hewitt Jones captures the spirit of the Games.