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!
Music Journalist Jessica Duchen posted two contrasting videos today; Riots rage as Anarchy spreads across the UK and the youth of Venezuela, El Sistema performing at the proms. Go figure.
Tete a Tete at the Riverside Studios is a festival for opera fans with open minds, patience, a sense of humour and no preconceptions. Rating: * * * *
For real action and excitement, look no further than the orchestra pit.
Professional musicians are being “emotionally blackmailed” into working for free at charitable and fundraising events, a trade union has claimed.
London Evening Standard
‘We were promised an hour of Bach for solo violin but Nigel Kennedy delivered just 40 minutes, and for once the shortfall wasn’t a result of his interminable chat.’