3rd December: Music’s worth in higher education, massive music broadcasting cuts in Iceland & bringing classical music to Vietnam

Tuesday 3rd December 2013


Music in higher education: What is it worth? 

Education and arts leaders discuss the value of music within the current economically-charged debate on UK education


Iceland faces massive reduction of classical, jazz and world music broadcasting

Iceland’s state broadcaster Ríkisútvarpið (RÚV) announced the departure of 60 staff on Thursday – 20 per cent of its already-trimmed workforce – and unveiled severe cuts to programming which some insiders believe could see an end to broadcasts of classical music and jazz. Just under half of the corporation’s music staff were told they no longer had jobs last week and some were told to leave immediately.

Frank Gehry to build a hall to honour Gustavo Dudamel

The American architect Frank Gehry, whose work includes Walt Disney Hall in Los Angeles, is to build a performance space to honour conductor Gustavo Dudamel. The Hall, La Sala Dudamel, will be built in Dudamel’s hometown of Barquisimeto in Venezuela.


Japanese orchestra to bring classical music to Hanoi

Japan’s AUN J Classical Orchestra will perform in Vietnam’s capital next week on an initiative by the Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam.

Huffington Post

Classical Music 101: Epilogue

Classical music is changing, not dying: John Mauceri discusses the ‘two traditions’ of classical, and why we should embrace film music.

The Telegraph

Why English National Opera should try to please the public more

English National Opera should stop tarting about with fancy concepts and start to play it straight, says Rupert Christiansen.

Die Welt

Die Welt wird wieder eine Scheibe

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