23rd February: Orchestras for All to boost music leadership skills, “We are ready to start” – Sport and culture want spectators back, Bayerische Staatsoper brings the concert hall to you

Tuesday 23rd February '21

Orchestras for All to boost music leadership skills with new programmeThe Music Leadership Training Programme is designed to provide music leaders and teachers working in state secondary schools, music hubs and community music services with …

19th November: Guildhall announces online music courses for 2021, With an App in the Opera Olympus, Kaufmann withdraws from Wagner’s Ring at Paris Opéra

Thursday 19th November '20

Guildhall announces new online music courses for early 2021Guildhall School of Music & Drama has announced its expanded short course programme for early 2021, offering three music-related online evening courses between January and March.The programme …

27th October: ‘Fullnaming’ to fight sexism and racism?, Rosanna Carteri has died, Bavarian State Opera demands exception

Tuesday 27th October '20

‘Fullnaming’ Mozart and Beethoven to fight sexism and racism? Twitter squabbles over Slate articleReferring to Mozart and Beethoven by their full names, as we might Florence Price or Scott Joplin, is the “only path to social justice in classical music” – so …

30th September: ABRSM launches new remotely-assessed performance exam, Esposito appointed as Bavarian chamber singer, COVID outbreak forces Rouen Opera to cancel Tannhäuser production

Wednesday 30th September '20

New remotely-assessed exam places performance skills at the centreThe ABRSM has announced the launch of a ‘landmark’ exam which marks students entirely on their performance of their chosen music. Candidates will submit videos of their performances, …

1st September: Snape Maltings continues live performances, Bavarian State Opera can receive 500 spectators, Paris Opera: ask for the programme!

Tuesday 1st September '20

Snape Maltings continues live performancesFollowing its opening weekend of concerts, live music-making with live audience continues at Snape Maltings, with short concerts every Friday, Saturday and Sunday.There are two performances per day, with audiences invited …

25th June: People turn to Twitter to expose the catastrophic collapse of theatre and arts, Bayerische Staatsoper starts new season ealier, Dijon Opera suspends its concerts after the discovery of a positive case, Ankush Kumar Bahl to become Music Director in Omaha

Thursday 25th June '20

People turn to Twitter to expose the catastrophic collapse of theatre and arts during coronavirus‪‬For many working in the performing arts sector, the past three months have been a period of desperate financial uncertainty. Now, …

2nd April: Leonard-Morgan and Glass collaborate for new Amazon Prime series, Bavarian State Opera postpones Marina Abramovic’s opera project, New Support for the French Music Sector

Thursday 2nd April '20

Paul Leonard-Morgan and Philip Glass collaborate for new Amazon Prime seriesReleased tomorrow, ‘Tales from the Loop’ dramatises Simon Stålenhag’s book of the same name. It imagines an alternate universe in which a particle accelerator is …

7th February: Finalists for International Opera Awards 2020, 50.000 Euro Benefizkonzert für Auschwitz-Stiftung, Le Théâtre des Champs-Elysées présente Les Petites noces

Friday 7th February '20

Finalists announced for International Opera Awards 2020The International Opera Awards has announced its 2020 finalists.Two opera companies received recognition in three categories each: Deutsche Oper am Rhein (Education & Outreach, New Production, World Premiere) and …

10th April: Arts Council allocates money to classical music, Mark-Anthony Turnage quits opera, and Suadi Arabia and France strike arts deal

Tuesday 10th April '18

In today's news: Opera receives large sums from Arts Council, Mark-Anthony Turnage quits opera, streaming services considered going public, Sir Andrew Davis to step down from Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, winners of  "Deutscher Pianistenpreis" are announced …

21st June: Monteverdi special at La Fenice, and new degree in ‘wind orchestra conducting’ at the music school Mannheim

Wednesday 21st June '17

In today's news: Leonidas Kavakos secures 1734 ‘Willemotte’ Stradivarius, and Microsoft created music teacher app. Teatro La Fenice honours Monteverdi with special evening, and new Masters degree 'wind orchestra conducting' at the music school Mannheim. …

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