25th April: Music in Space, the Arts’ Economic Case and Opera House in Linz

Thursday 25th April 2013

The Guardian

Royal Philharmonic Society honours international music makers

Five musicians working in challenged communities to receive honorary membership of the RPS

Sarah Brightman wants to pioneer space rock. Literally

Singer hopes to write and record music on the International Space Station, when she will become the first professional musician to dock there

BBC News

Maria Miller: Arts must make economic case

Culture Secretary Maria Miller has said the arts world must make the case for public funding by focusing on its economic, not artistic, value.


Benjamin Shwartz named Wrocław Philharmonic Orchestra music director

American conductor begins his new role from the 2013-14 season

The Economist

Linz’s new opera house

A modern, high-tech venue with ambitions to make Austria’s third-largest city a destination for opera-goers

The Spectator

Are today’s composers up to the challenge of writing sublime music?

When we describe music as ‘sublime’, what do we mean? For the Romans, sublimissignified greatness beyond measure.



The Economist