BBC Radio 3 announces performances for International Women’s Day, Handel House celebrates the composer’s birthday, The Paris Opera cancels all its shows until April 5

Wednesday 24th February '21

BBC Radio 3 announces two world premiere performances for International Women’s DayRadio 3’s celebration of female composers will include the world premiere of two new works which have been commissioned for International Women’s Day (8 March), one …

4th February: Yentob hosts programme about impact of COVID-19 on arts, Vaccination-only concerts should be possible in future, Michel Orier doubles the budget dedicated to music commissions

Thursday 4th February '21

Alan Yentob to host programme about the impact of COVID-19 on the performing arts industryThe BBC’s former creative director Alan Yentob will host an episode of imagine… next week in which he will explore the disastrous impact …

12th January: Classical radio station for kids, Corona-study shows safety in concert halls, La Folle Journée postponed

Tuesday 12th January '21

Fun Kids Classical radio station to get young into MozartBritain’s first classical music radio station aimed at children is launched today, offering a playlist ranging from Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star to Tchaikovsky.Fun Kids Classical is aimed at …

16th November: Richter’s VOICES to premiere on Radio 3, Online campaign launched for boys choir talent, The liquidation of concerts in France

Monday 16th November '20

Radio 3 to present first broadcast of Max Richter’s VOICES on Human Rights Day with 35 radio stations across the worldBBC Radio 3 will join 35 radio stations from across the world – including Europe, Australia, …

WildKat Recommends: Daniel Kidane

Monday 5th 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, …

18th August: The Live from London festival of vocal music is underway, Study by Charité Berlin raises hope for the concert business, British guitarist Julian Bream died at the age of 87

Tuesday 18th August '20

The Live from London festival of vocal music is underway!Live from London, a new online festival of choral music performed by some of the leading choirs and vocal ensembles from the UK and beyond, held …

9th July: Musicians’ Union payments to musicians facing hardship exceed £1m, Choirs should apply for Corona funding, Classical music dominates concerts and music shows on television

Thursday 9th July '20

Musicians’ Union payments to musicians facing hardship exceed £1mThe Hardship Fund established by the Musicians’ Union has now distributed over £1 million.The fund provides quick turnaround grants of £200 to musicians whose work has been …

23rd June: Drive-in concerts, Night of Light, New director of Arte France

Tuesday 23rd June '20

UK promoters talk drive-in concertsA raft of live music bosses have spoken to Music Week about the potential of drive-in concerts as Live Nation prepare to host a series of shows across 12 venues in …

9th June: Domingo Hindoyan, any black musicians in classical music, concerts and operas in drive-in, Lizzo’s Powerhouse Flute Performance

Tuesday 9th June '20

Domingo Hindoyan announced as new chief conductor of Royal Liverpool Philharmonic OrchestraHindoyan will take the helm in 2021 while Vasily Petrenko steps into the music director role at Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Domingo Hindoyan has been …

1st June: Mady Mesplé passes away, Philharmonie de Paris’ “next life”, Jane Moss steps down

Monday 1st June '20

The French soprano Mady Mesplé has diedThe French coloratura soprano has died at the age of 89. Born in Toulouse, where she studied, Mesplé moved to Paris to work with the soprano Janine Micheau. Her …

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