16th January: Minnesota Orchestra dispute ends, LPO appoints new conductor & Alfie Boe answers audience member’s phone

Thursday 16th January 2014


The long-running Minnesota Orchestra dispute ends

The long-running dispute between the musicians and management of the Minnesota Orchestra is over. After 15 months, which included a lockout, agreement has been reached which will allow concerts to resume next month.

LPO appoints new principal guest conductor

The London Philharmonic Orchestra announced today that Colombian born Andrés Orozco-Estrada will replace Yannick Nézet-Séguin as their principal guest conductor. 

Classic FM

Alfie Boe answers audience member’s phone during concert

Tenor Alfie Boe surprised an audience member at his concert in Cardiff by talking to their mother on the phone during the show after her mobile phone rang.


Sarah and Ernest Butler donate $1 million to Austin Symphony Orchestra for young composers competition

Longtime arts philanthropists Sarah and Ernest Butler have donated $1 million to the Austin Symphony Orchestra for an annual statewide competition for young composers.

BBC News Birmingham and Black Country

Violinist honoured over family classical music concerts

Catherine Arlidge of the Birmingham Symphony Orchestra has been honoured for bringing classical music to a young audience, after being inspired by her three young children.

IBN Live (India)

TV Reality shows help promote classical music

Tabla player Zakir Hussain speaks on using his Reality TV show to bring classical music to a new audience.

Die Welt

Das singende amerikanische Nationalheiligtum

Die Mezzo-Sopranistin Marilyn Horne begann in Hollywood, dann perfektionierte sie auf der Opernbühne das Belcanto. Mit Wucht, Virtuosität und immer einem Schuss schimmerndem Brandy in der Stimme.