WildKat Recommends: Sons of Serendip

Monday 26th October '20

Here at WildKat, we will be recommending five items that we have found inspiring, educational or enjoyable recently. This October, to celebrate Black History Month, WildKat invites a guest to share their recommendations every week, …

23rd July: ISM updates UK live performance guidelines; US Music Foundation dismisses son of eponym for racist statements; Pulsations, a classical music festival to revive culture in Bordeaux

Thursday 23rd July '20

ISM updates UK live performance guidelinesThe UK’s Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM) has issued new guidance in line with the government’s updated advice on measures to contain the spread of Covid-19.As the country progresses to …

LMM’s Diversity Audit Tool: Building Strategies to Dispel Racism

Monday 6th July '20

London Music Masters introduces the world’s first-ever diversity and inclusion audit tool for the Music IndustryThe music education charity London Music Masters (LMM) has announced the news about I’M IN, the world’s first-ever diversity and inclusion audit tool for the …

24th June: The haunting final words of the unarmed black men set to music, Barcelona Opera House opens with a concert for plants, Yann Beuron ends opera career, Kennedy Center cancels most of schedule through 2020

Wednesday 24th June '20

The haunting last words of unarmed black men killed by police, powerfully set to musicAs the Black Lives Matter movement continues to drive change around the world, music provides a powerful way to express grief …

17th June: 87% of musical instrument teachers teaching online, Bavaria allows larger cultural events, Colston Hall to change its name

Wednesday 17th June '20

87% of musical instrument teachers adapting to online teaching, ABRSM survey revealsAn ABRSM survey has revealed the extent to which lockdown is transforming music instrument teaching, with 87% of teachers reporting having adapted to online …

10th June: Ballet brand adds darker shades of pointe shoes, Pierre Boulez Hall extends directors contract, Davide Martello in Minneapolis in homage to George Floyd, Will It Be Safe to Sing Together Again

Wednesday 10th June '20

Ballet brand adds darker shades of pointe shoes, as petition calls for changeResponding to an online petition that attracted over 140,000 signatures, Bloch ballet suppliers will be adding more varied shades to its selection of …

5th June: Chineke! Orchestra perform Deep River, BBC to broadcast first performances from Royal Opera House, “Culture is less important”, Musical ensembles suffer a 45.6% drop in turnover

Friday 5th June '20

Chineke! Orchestra perform Deep River - a tribute to George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and all victims of racial injusticeChineke! Orchestra have performed Deep River in tribute to George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery …

3rd June: The show must be paused, Black Lives Matter Resources, Dresden Philharmonic’s First concert, American classical musicians are mobilizing, MET cancels all fall performances

Wednesday 3rd June '20

The show must be paused: the classical world falls silent to honour George FloydMusicians, concert halls and opera houses unite in support of ‘Blackout Tuesday’, following the heartless murder of George Floyd.The world of classical …

Statement for #BlackOutTuesday

Tuesday 2nd June '20

WildKat understands that we need to make deeper and more honest commitments to be anti-racist and support our Black colleagues, friends and people around the world. Promises for inclusion, diversity and equality do not go …

29th August: Classical:NEXT accepts proposals, 300-year-old violin recovered safely & Gramophone becomes Apple Music curator

Monday 29th August '16

Classical News In today's classical news, Classical:NEXT accepts proposals for its next global gathering, Sally Beamish speaks about how the theft of her viola turned her into a composer, and 300-year-old violin taken from London train …