12th June: Roger Bigley, ‘Blitz Requiem’ and Bryn Terfel

Wednesday 12th June 2013

Classic FM

Lindsay Quartet violist Roger Bigley dies aged 69

Biglely co-founded the famous Lindsay quartet in 1965, focusing on the music of Bartók and Beethoven.

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‘Blitz Requiem’ to premiere in London

A new composition remembering the loss of life and damage of the WWII bombings in 1940 is to be performed in September.

The work by Norman Perryman joins Symphony Hall’s existing collection of 27 artist portraits.

Classical Music Magazine

Opera Holloway: The Gingerbread Project

Young professional opera group Opera Holloway is running a week of workshops and rehearsals and performances based on Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel in London, 30 July-3 August.


Sex still sells classical music but attitudes are changing

Woman’s Hour presenter Jenni Murray acknowledges a universal truth, but British orchestras are becoming more feminine across all departments.

Yahoo News! Australia 

Hayley Westenra out to calm Royal Baby

Hayley Westenra hopes to have children of her own one day when her latest album Hushabye, a collection of lullabies, will no doubt get a few plays.

Grantham Journal

Classical guitarist John Williams to perform at Lincoln Cathedral before retirement

Australian-born classical guitarist John Williams will be performing one of his last UK concerts in Lincoln Cathedral after announcing his retirement at the end of this year.











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