Classical Music and Arts News – Sir Mark Elder, NY Philharmonic, Toby Spence

Monday 21st November 2011

Royal Philharmonic Society

Presentation of Honorary Membership to Mark Elder

Honorary Membership of the Royal Philharmonic Society has been awarded to Sir Mark Elder CBE, Music Director of the Halle Orchestra.

Slipped Disc: Norman Lebrecht

Outrage: UK immigration bans Korean pianist from London festival 

Pianist Sunwook Kim is unable to keep his appointment to play at the Wimbledon Music Festival

New York Times

Orchestra keeps up hunt to fill its top job 

At least six people have turned down the opportunity to be the NY Philharmonic’s top executive 

The Times

Toby Spence on his role in Eugene Onegin

Toby Spence played the rake offstage and on. Now, the tenor loves gardening and his new role swings both ways.

Slipped Disc: Norman Lebrecht

Classical covers to cry for 

Classical KUSC has come up with a list of the Worst Classical Albums of All Time. Ever. Really.