5th December: Berlin orchestras announce 2015 London residency, video game opera to live-stream & Toronto Symphony announces $1.2million deficit

Thursday 5th December 2013


Rattle and Berlin Philharmonic announce 2015 London residency

Capital’s two main arts centres to host concerts, masterclasses and family events in February 2015.

Classic FM

Mozart Minecraft opera to live-stream this week

An opera based on the phenomenally popular videogame Minecraft and the music of Mozart will have its premiere live-streamed in two performances this week.

Jonny Greenwood will premiere new work in Australia

Radiohead guitarist and composer Jonny Greenwood will premiere his new work, titled ‘Water’, in Australia in 2014, commissioned by the Australian Chamber Orchestra after Greenwood worked with the ensemble in December 2012.

Pacific Standard

Music Lessons Boost Emotional, Intellectual Development

While it doesn’t provide a definitive answer, new research from Germany presents evidence that improved academic performance truly is a result of musical training.


Toronto Symphony Orchestra announces $1.2 million deficit in 2012-2013

The TSO saw ticket revenues fall from $9.8 million to $8.3 million last season, it announced in its annual general meeting on Tuesday.

Manchester Evening News

Simon Webb named as head of BBC Philharmonic

Webb will take up the role in March 2014, taking over the general manager role from Richard Wigley who has been at the helm of the orchestra for the last 10 years.

Neue Musikzeitung

Atonalitätsstreit wird in Paris wieder aufgewärmt – Streit unter den Kollegen Komponisten

Jules Verne hat es geahnt: die Musik der Zukunft wird furchtbar klingen. Den Beweis dafür trat vor einigen Monaten der Pianist und Komponist Jérôme Ducros an – und sorgte für einigen publizistischen Wirbel.