March 5th: Dame Kiri Te Kawana on Downton, Diversity and the BBC Director General.

Tuesday 5th March 2013

Classic FM

Dame Kiri Te Kanawa set for Downton Abbey appearance

The fourth season of Downton Abbey will feature a cameo appearance from Kiwi soprano Dame Kiri Te Kanawa


Tenebrae to release Alexander Levine’s The Divine Liturgy of St John Chrysostom

Chamber choir Tenebrae will give the UK premiere of Alexander Levine’s The Divine Liturgy of St John Chrysostom directed by Nigel Short in the Priory Church of St Bartholomew the Great, London this Thursday, March 7

The Guardian

New BBC director general Tony Hall: ‘It’s about setting the conditions whereby artists flourish’

Tony Hall started working for the BBC 40 years ago, but left when he failed to get the director general’s job. Now, more than a decade later, he’s got it

The Huffington Post (via musicalchairs.info)

Doing More About Diversity in America’s Orchestras

I have been reflecting on diversity and orchestras lately, prompted by some work we are doing at theLeague of American Orchestras and my recent participation in SphinxCon 2013 in Detroit, which examined diversity, inclusion and equity in the arts

PR Newswire (via musicalchairs.info)

Carnegie Hall Announces Musicians Selected For First National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America 

Carnegie Hall today announced the names of the 120 exceptional young musicians from across America who have been specially selected to come together from June 30 through July 23, 2013 to create the first NYO-USA

The Epoch Times (via musicalchairs.info)

Armando Trovajoli Dies: ‘Voice of Rome’ Composer Dies at 95

Armando Trovajoli dies: The Italian film composer for hundreds of films, Armando Trovajoli, described as the “the voice of Rome,” died recently

The Queen awards Regius Professorship for music to Royal Holloway, University of