31st May: Britten at Birmingham Conservatoire, Susanna Mälkki and John Williams

Friday 31st May 2013

BBC Music Magazine

World premiere of early Britten work in Birmingham

Chaos and Cosmos, an orchestral work that Benjamin Britten composed just before his 14th birthday in 1927, for a wedding anniversary of his parents, is being performed by Birmingham Conservatoire students in June.


Susanna Mälkki named Gulbenkian Orchestra principal guest conductor

The Lisbon-based Gulbenkian Orchestra has appointed Susanna Mälkki as its new principal guest conductor for three years, beginning in July 2013.

Classic FM

John Williams says watching new Superman will be “hard”

Legendary movie composer John Williams has admitted that seeing the new Superman film, Man Of Steel, will be difficult for him to watch.

BBC News

Les Miserables returns to Broadway home

Les Miserable’s will return to its former home on Broadway when it lands in New York for its third run in 2014.

Classical Music Magazine

DCMS may be scrapped, says shadow culture secretary Dan Jarvis

Labour’s shadow culture minister, Dan Jarvis, has said that he believes the Department for Culture, Media and Sport could be scrapped as part of chancellor George Osborne’s comprehensive spending review, expected on 26 June.

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Birmingham Conservatoire

c1949 At Crag House

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