Classical Music News – 20th June

Monday 20th June 2011

Every day the WildKat team scan newspapers, websites and blogs for interesting classical music news, and now we’ve decided to publish our lists so that you can get a classical music news summary each day. If you’ve read anything interesting each day that we’ve missed do feel free to comment and let us know!


Queen’s composer calls for fines on ‘artistic terrorists’ who allow mobiles to ring during concerts

Sir Peter Maxwell Davies thinks that the need to keep mobile phones on at all times is ‘a curse of modern life’ and a ‘plague for concert goers’.

The Times

Everyone’s talking about: Two Boys at English National Opera

The opera is being performed from Friday to 8th July.


Guardian young arts critics competition 2011: Our critics’ picks

Critics recall their biggest moment of inspiration in their fields.

Classical Music

Marriner heads new Eastern European orchestra

Sir Neville Marinner has been named the honorary conductor of I, Culture Orchestra which will be made up of players from across Eastern Europe, with the aim being to increase cultural links between the countries.

Glyndebourne’s Meistersinger to be streamed live at Guardian website

This is the first project of its kind by an opera house or newspaper.