6th June: Fashion for the Orchestra, Funds for Young Musicians and Figures for Racial Diversity

Thursday 6th June 2013

The Independent – Blogs

Racial diversity in classical music: A daunting experience for non-white professionals working in the industry today

Currently, just five per cent of classical music professionals working in the UK identify as black and minority ethnic – and this figure shows no sign of rising, according to the Arts Council Staff Survey.

The Telegraph

Is pirate music ever justified?

After Krystian Zimerman’s recent outburst at an audience member for filming on their phone, Rupert Christiansen wonders if it will ever be possible to eliminate pirate recording.

The Guardian

Classical music refashioned

Can New York students design the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra a wardrobe fit for the 21st century?

New York Times

Young Star Raises Funds for Making Younger Stars

Lang Lang International Music Foundation Gala at Carnegie

BBC Music Magazine

The British Library celebrates Britten’s centenary with a new exhibition

Draft score for A Young Person’s Guide for the Orchestra goes on display for very first time at the British Library as part of Britten 100

Limelight Magazine

Richard Mills withdraws from Opera Australia’s Ring in Melbourne

The maestro leading one of Australian opera’s largest and most expensive undertakings calls it quits, citing issues of “personal chemistry”.

NPR Deceptive Cadence

‘Becoming Traviata’: A Look At Opera From Behind The Curtain

It’s easy to think of opera as little more than an affected flock of singers warbling onstage in lacy brocade with pancake makeup, chandeliers and champagne.

Die Zeit

Männliche Musik

Der lettische Dirigent Mariss Jansons bekommt den Siemens Musikpreis zu Recht – aber warum wählt die Jury nie eine Frau?


New York Times