Classical Music News- 20th October

Thursday 20th October 2011

Every day the WildKat team scan the newspapers and blogs online to bring you a digested list of the day’s classical music.


Cellist Li Lu to perform Bach in Manchester micro-concerts     

Cello Suites at lunchtime this Saturday and Sunday as part of Home Entertainment Manchester Show.

The Guardian

Hallé orchestra strikes wrong note with Liverpool rival.

Manchester concerts society claim to be ‘longest established professional symphony orchestra’ disputed by Liverpool fans.

The Guardian

Opera North’s queen of spades

Neil Bartlett’s new production of Tchaikovsky’s great opera of gambling, of secrets, of love and death at Opera North on 20th October.

Mercury News

Spoofing on the classics


With 25 million YouTube hits, the musical comedy duo Igudesman & Joo is going viral with classical music. Mozart meets the “James Bond Theme” and the Bee Gees. “I Will Survive,” the disco hit, gets embellished, shredded, meshed with Tchaikovsky — and played on the violin with a vibrating cappuccino frother instead of a bow.