3rd December: Secret Orchestra, String Ring Tones and Opera Premiere

Monday 3rd December 2012


Ulster Orchestra begins consultation process about future

Possible solutions could include cuts to players and staff

Patricia Kopatchinskaja on the Gramophone Podcast

The violinist speaks to James Jolly about Bartók, Eötvös and Ligeti

Classical Music Magazine

Comments from arts world are ‘close to pure fiction’ says Maria Miller

Culture secretary Maria Miller has written a strongly-worded article for the Evening Standard on 28 November in which she responded to comments by Sir Nicholas Hytner, Danny Boyle, Stephen Fry and Stephen Daldry during the Standard Theatre Awards on 25 November.

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Exclusive: China’s most powerful orchestra is secretively formed

The Three Highs Philharmonic Amateur Orchestra gave a low-profile non-public debut on November 30 at Shanghai Grand Theatre.

Which orch has got the best string tone for ring tones?

Nokia did a little study and decided it was Bratislava. So they booked the Brat Pack to record the next 25 classical sound bites, composed in-house.

The Independent

The man who made Wagner mad

The Royal Opera House is staging Meyerbeer’s Robert le Diable for the first time in a century. It’s a welcome focus on a much maligned composer

Opera Now

W11 Opera to stage world premiere by Julian Philips

W11 Opera, London’s leading opera company for young people, is to stage a new commission during December by Glyndebourne composer-in-residence Julian Philips.

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