4th October: Singer in Space, Genius Grants, and Undress for Opera.

Thursday 4th October 2012

The Daily Mail

Phantom in space: Opera singer Sarah Brightman outbids NASA to join space expedition

Singer Sarah Brightman, of Phantom of the Opera fame, will be the next tourist in space, potentially as soon as 2014. 


Applications open for Verbier Festival Music Camp

New three-week orchestral programme led by Daniel Harding for talented teenage musicians

The Guardian

Damon Albarn kickstarts ENO’s ‘undress for opera’ scheme

Damon Albarn and Terry Gilliam launch ENO’s new audience expansion scheme to attract younger audience to art form that many consider ‘too stuffy, too posh, too expensive’

The New York Time

City Opera Is to Shed Its Past, Not Store It

New York City Opera, which has been seeking to forge a new identity since casting off from Lincoln Center two seasons ago, now appears ready to shed some of the tangible — and expensive — vestiges of its venerable past: the sets and costumes of many of its old productions

Slipped Disc, Arts Journal

Is this the slowest-ever violin concerto? One note every six months…

Osvaldo Golijov was meant to deliver his new concerto for a world premiere by the Los Angeles Philharmonic in March 2011. He failed.

BBC Music Magazine

Mandolin player, flautist and bowmaker among 2012 MacArthur Fellows

Musicians among 23 creatives awarded ‘genius grants’

Classic FM

Copenhagen Phil flash mob play Peer Gynt to commuters

Commuters on the Copenhagen Metro have been treated to a surprise concert by the Copenhagen Phil.

Code 13 Rugby League (found on Google)

Classical music and acrobatics to feature in pre match entertainment

World-renowned classical artist Hayley Westenra will headline the pre-match entertainment at the 2012 Super League Grand Final at Old Trafford, Manchester on Saturday October 6 (6.00pm) when Warrington Wolves take on Leeds Rhinos.

Classic FM