Classical Music News- 2nd November

Wednesday 2nd November 2011

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

Jessica Duchen’s Blog

Artists against racism.EU

Andras Schiff tells me that following my interview with him about the rising tide of racism in Hungary…I’d like to draw your attention to an organisation founded by the conductor Adam Fischer, who has recently resigned from the Hungarian State Opera. Artists Against Racism has an excellent website that, amongst other things, highlights the incidents that somehow do not always make our news pages.

The Evening Standard

Jazz Festival hits the capital

From bebop to big-band, next week’s London Jazz Festival is set to be the biggest yet. Jack Massarik plucks the highlights..

The Times

RSNO/Oundjian at Usher Hall, Edinburgh

The Canadian-born Peter Oundjian, the conductor who takes over from the Royal Scottish National Orchestra’s current music director Stéphane Denève next season, is something of an unknown quantity on this side of the Atlantic.

The Times

Disturbia at the Queen Elizabeth Hall

Twenty-five years ago Britain was a different country. Hallowe’en existed only as a whisper and the BBC Concert Orchestra spent most of its time playing music’s faded bouquets. Now Hallowe’en shouts, and the Concert Orchestra is the band afraid of nothing — the classical avant-garde, minimalist trinkets, the whole world from Byrd to Cage.