10th October: Guildhall School of Music takes on first ever rapper, Vienna Philharmonic to invest in historical archives and Classic FM records charity single for Global’s Make Some Noise

Friday 10th October 2014


Australian opera company drops Carmen over smoking scenes

Decision by West Australia Opera has left fans fuming, while PM Tony Abbott calls it ‘political correctness gone crazy’


The Schubert Project: which are his best songs?

As the marathon effort to perform all of the composer’s songs begins, we ask the performers to pick their favourites


Guildhall School of Music takes on first ever rapper

Jack Derbyshire, who raps under the name ‘Jackaboski’, will study alongside violinists, cellists and harpists – watch his exclusive rap here

BBC Music Magazine

City Music Foundation announces 2014 artists

Three soloists and three ensembles selected for the classical artists programme

Classic FM

Classic FM records charity single for Global’s Make Some Noise

‘Steadfast’ was written by Classic FM’s composer-in-residence Howard Goodall and recorded by a galaxy of classical stars at Air Studios.

International Arts Manager

Huddersfield festival launches health strand

Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival (hcmf//) will work with refugees and asylum seekers as part of its new Health and Wellbeing strand.

The Strad

Vienna Philharmonic to invest $1m Birgit Nilsson Prize in Historical Archives

The award is the largest of its kind in the field of classical music


‘Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France’ Won’t Strike

The musicians of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Radio France threatened to strike for tonight’s concert at Pleyel in Paris, but now they have reached an agreement with the radio station’s general manager.

Der Tagesspiegel

Barrie Kosky bleibt bis 2022 Chef der Komischen Oper

Kurz vor seinem Abgang als Kultursenator hat Klaus Wowereit noch eine wichtige Personalie regeln können: Barrie Kosky, seit 2012 höchst erfolgreicher Intendant der Komischen Oper, wird bis 2022 in Berlin bleiben.


Dresdner Bachfest 2016 finanziell auf der Kippe

Dresden, 10.10.2014. Der Dresdner Kulturbürgermeister Ralf Lunau (parteilos) hat angekündigt, die Bewerbung der Stadt für das Bachfest der Neuen Bach-Gesellschaft im Jahr 2016 zurückzuziehen.

NPR Music

The Atlanta Symphony Lockout Continues, Musicians Picket On Peachtree Street

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra was scheduled to open its 70th season this week, but musicians have been locked out of their workplace since September 7th, when their contract expired.

france musique

Fin de la grève à l’Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France

Les musiciens de l’Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France ont décidé de lever leur mouvement de grève prévu.

L’Opéra de Montpellier en difficulté

L’Opéra Orchestre National de Montpellier pourrait se retrouver en cessation de paiement à cause d’une subvention de la Région qui tarde à être versée.


Royal Opera House @RoyalOperaHouse: Happy Stage Management Day! Check out @SMAssoc for details of Twitter takeovers & other events ^E #StageMgrs14

Gdn Culture Pros @GdnCulturePros: Regional arts funding imbalance will worsen significantly, warn arts leaders http://dlvr.it/78yfw1  #arts #culture

PRS Foundation ‏@PRSFoundation: ICYMI: We’ve partnered with @SteveReidFNDN and launched a new funding programme #SteveReidAward – Find out more: http://ow.ly/BOjU5

YCAT ‏@YCATrust: A riveting lunchtime concert with YCAT trombonist @pete_moore_ and pianist @45thompson at @BarberInstitute, today! – http://bit.ly/ZT5rW0


City Music Foundation 2014 Artists.Photo: B Ealovega