31st March: Bristol Old Vic announces classical proms concerts, first female organists at St Pauls’s & Ukrainian Philharmonic flashmobs pay tribute to protesters

Monday 31st March 2014


Can Tony Hall’s plans for the BBC win over the arts crowd?

Hall’s art package – and the closure of BBC3 – risk alienating the young but could make some old friends happier, says Steve Hewlett.

Bristol Old Vic announces a second season of classical proms concerts

Week-long initiative aims to present classical music in imaginative and contemporary ways, performers include Bryn Terfel and Lisa Batiashvili; John Eliot Gardiner will give a talk on JS Bach.

BBC Music Magazine

First female organist appointed at St Paul’s

Rachel Mahon, 24, has made musical history at St Paul’s Cathedral by becoming the first ever female organ scholar there.

GMA News

Philharmonic flashmobs pay tribute to Ukraine’s fallen protesters

In perfect symphony, orchestras and choir singers performed Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy” in flashmobs at seven airports across Ukraine on Sunday in tribute to those who died in the country’s revolution.

CBS Minnesota

8 Of 77 Minnesota Orchestra Board Members Resign

Eight of the 77 members on the Minnesota Orchestral Association Board have resigned after CEO Michael Henson stepped down last week, with at least one person questioning the manner in which Henson’s departure was handled.

The Telegraph

Bach and the icon of Jesus’s face

Sacred Mysteries: Christopher Howse finds the same object of devotion in a musical oratorio and a traditional image.

Classical Music Magazine

Scottish Chamber Orchestra announces 2014/15 season

The Scottish Chamber Orchestra follows up its 40th anniversary year with another varied season of music that begins with Mahler’s fourth symphony and ends with Haydn’s Creation.


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The Telegraph

The Telegraph