25th July: Marin Alsop, stolen Steinway and the future of London’s small theatres

Thursday 25th July 2013

Classic FM

Marin Alsop Extends contract at Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

After revitalising the orchestra for the past six years, the conductor says she’s ‘not finished!’ and plans to work with them until August 2021.

Hospital’s stolen Steinway piano recovered

A piano that was stolen from a Toronto hospital has been recovered, and police are looking for the culprits.

BBC News

Half London’s small theatres ‘insecure about future’

Almost half of London’s small theatres feel “insecure” about their financial future and a third fear their venues could be sold, a study has found.


Chicago Symphony Orchestra to stream live Verdi Requiem performance for free

Sold-out concert on October 10, 2013 will be made available online in celebration of the composer’s bicentenary

Classic FM

Vaughan Williams’ home to re-open

After almost 50 years, Leith Hill Place, Vaughan Williams’ family home, is to re-open to the public tomorrow.


Classical music comes to a car park in Peckham

There’s so much more to classical music this summer than the Proms. Ivan Hewett picks out some highlights.

BBC News

N-Dubz star Fazer reveals love of classical music

N-Dubz star Fazer has announced plans to encourage young people to discover classical music.

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Die Dirigenten dieses Sommers

In Bayreuth und in Salzburg treten jetzt sieben Pult-Virtuosen in Opern von Verdi, Wagner und Mozart an. Ein reizvolles Vergleichsspiel: Können sie mit ihren legendären Kollegen, den Maestri der Vergangenheit, mithalten?