Firefighters called to London’s Royal Albert Hall as thousands are evacuated
A Classic FM live event at the Royal Albert Hall was cancelled on thursday night when smoke in the basement of the building prompted an evacuation.
Esa-Pekka Salonen extends principal conductor contract with the Philharmonia Orchestra
The Philharmonia Orchestra has extended Esa-Pekka Salonen’s contract as its principal conductor and artistic advisor until the end of the 2016-17 season. Salonen will also mark 30 years of conducting the orchestra with an anniversary concert at the Royal Festival Hall.
Celebratory concert opens Guildhall School’s Milton Court complex
Formal opening for the new £89 million performance and teaching complex in London.
High-vis jackets and classical music get UK’s worst school back on track
Playing Beethoven and Brahms in the corridors has had an impressive effect on behaviour.
Classical music is at the heart of Manchester’s radical music scene
BBC Philharmonic’s 2013-14 season The Mancunian Way celebrates Manchester as a centre for innovation in classical as well as popular music.
West Side Story composer nearly gave up on show, letters reveal
Leonard Bernstein’s hostility towards writer of musical’s book almost halted project, newly released correspondence reveals
Playing musical instruments sharpens the mind
Researchers at the University of St Andrews said their findings showed musicians were quicker to pick up mistakes and correct them. The study adds to previous studies linking musical skills with mental and physical well-being.
Opera company in crisis as musical supremo steps down
Scottish Opera has been plunged into crisis after its musical director Emmanuel Joel-Hornak stepped down almost as soon as he’d started his job.
Felix Klieser ist ein außergewöhnlicher junger Mann: Er spielt seit 18 Jahren Horn – was nicht jeder 22-Jährige von sich behaupten kann – und das ohne Arme. Dass sich der frühe Einstieg für ihn gelohnt hat, zeigt unter anderem seine Debüt-CD, auf der er sich in die romantische Hornwelt des 19. Jahrhunderts begibt.