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Children today ‘more musical’ than previous generation, says study
Young people today are more likely to learn a musical instrument than their parents, according to a new YouGov research study commissioned by Philharmonia.
Julian Lloyd Webber to stop playing cello
Legendary cellist Julian Lloyd Webber has been forced to stop playing the cello due to a slipped disc in his neck, it has been announced.
Conductor Sir Simon Rattle hits out at London’s lack of world-class music venues
Britain’s most celebrated conductor, Sir Simon Rattle, has hit out at London’s lack of world-class music venues by claiming they lag behind concert halls in cities such as Birmingham and Manchester.
Classical Music Magazine
Conductor Osmo Vänskä has announced he is to return to the Minnesota Orchestra as its musical director just six months after resigning from the post.
Mike Leigh on board for The Pirates of Penzance opera
Filmmaker to direct English National Opera production of Gilbert and Sullivan classic at Coliseum next year.
The Washington Post
A happy marriage between Smithsonian’s American Art Museum, 21st Century Consort
The museum gets a concert series, and the Consort gets a fine hall and subjects to build programs around.
Three New Devices That Allow Any Simple Object to Become a Beloved Musical Instrument
Joyce DiDonato Offers Masterclasses for Aspiring Opera Singers
Calling all opera singers between the ages of 18 and 24: Classicalite’s mezzo of choice, Joyce DiDonato, is available for some serious vocal refinery with her upcoming masterclasses at Carnegie Hall.
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