2nd December: Dancers, composers and LSO musicians release films inspired by lockdown London, Culture has a key role to play for a vital EU, An Advent calendar dedicated to female composers

Wednesday 2nd December '20

Dancers, composers and LSO musicians release films inspired by lockdown LondonMusicians from the London Symphony Orchestra have teamed up with filmmakers and composers to create two new films inspired by London’s experience of lockdown. The …

30th November: Uncertainty over concertmaster’s resignation, Saxony music schools to open, Festival d’Aix-en-Provence 2021 plans unveil

Monday 30th November '20

Uncertainty ensues over concertmaster’s apparent resignationWhen Reiko Niiya, concertmaster of the Southwest Florida Symphony, sent an email with the subject line ‘My resignation’ to friends, two symphony board members and the symphony’s company email address …

5th August: Fame for forgotten female composers; Elbphilharmonie reopens in September; New season for Nice Opera

Wednesday 5th August '20

Fame at last for the world’s forgotten female composersA database of female composers has been put online in France in an attempt to overturn what critics say is centuries of male domination of classical music.The …

“Ask Clara” by Présence compositrices

Monday 22nd June '20

A new database 100% female composersOn June 21st, the festival “Présences féminines”, renamed “Présence compositrices”, launched their project “Ask Clara". In reference to composer and pianist Clara Schumann, whose 200th birthday we celebrated last year, …

14th June: Female composers largely ignored by concert line-ups, Sheku Kanneh-Mason wins big at Classic BRIT Awards, Philip Glass discusses time.

Thursday 14th June '18

In today's news: New statistics shown up that only 76 classical concerts include at least one piece by a woman, Classic BRIT Awards 2018, what time looks like to Philip Glass, and Robert Trevino stays at …

March 16th: James Levine sues Met Opera, Opera America awards 8 female composers and Baltimore Symphony to make first overseas tour in 13 years

Friday 16th March '18

In today's news: Alison Balsom addressed lack of music in schools, Met Opera welcomes new maestro, James Levine sues Met Opera, Elgar's 'Enigma' is yet to be solved, Opera America awards 8 female composers, Baltimore …

10th August: ‘Handel experiment’ for German students, Opera America announces latest grants

Thursday 10th August '17

In today's news: RNCM announces French Connections festival, BBC Radio 4’s Front Row gets TV spin-off, and Opera America announces latest grants for female composers. Number of women in artistic productions remains too low, ARD …

Frauen hinterm Mischpult – der harte Kampf im Musikbusiness

Friday 24th March '17

Es lässt sich nicht verleugnen, dass das Musikbusiness immer noch eine Männer dominierte Branche ist. Wenn man sich die Line-Ups der Clubs ansieht, sind unter den Bookings weit mehr Männer als Frauen vertreteten. Frauen hinter …

7th March: BBC announces season of opera programming & tackling ‘tokenism’ with women in music

Tuesday 7th March '17

In today's classical news: BBC has announced a season of opera programming, which will coincide with a new exhibition at the V&A in London titled Opera: Passion, Power And Politics, and Gemma Okell is appointed as …

October 26th: Einaudi high in charts, Young Choristers of the Year & Jubilee Opera premiere

Monday 26th October '15

Classical News In today's news, Ludovico Einaudi reached his highest ever chart position and Jubilee Opera presents the world premiere of 'The Drummer Boy of Waterloo'. Also, the winners of BBC Radio 2's Young Choristers of …

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