5th – 9th July: ABRSM’s woodwind syllabus promotes diversity, Nuremberg Classic Open Air cancelled, LSO face effects of Brexit

Friday 9th July '21

ABRSM publishes woodwind syllabus promoting ‘far greater diversity’UK exam board ABRSM has today published its latest woodwind syllabus featuring 18 new commissions and more than 70 works written or arranged by composers from underrepresented ethnic …

27th April: Revenue from live music events down 80%, Jugend musiziert 2021 – Champions of Harmony, Festivals and theatres – the steps for reopening

Tuesday 27th April '21

Revenue from live music events down 80%, says PRS reportPRS for Music, the organisation that represents the rights of songwriters, composers and music publishers, distributed £699.4m to its members in 2020 - a year-on-year increase …

16th April: Bugler Jamie Ritchie will play Last Post for Prince Philip, Berlin Symphony Orchestra appoints Schellenberger, Twenty million euro support package for festivals

Friday 16th April '21

Bugler Jamie Ritchie will play the Last Post for Prince Philip’s funeralMilitary rehearsals for the ceremonial procession for the funeral of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, this weekend have taken place, with Sergeant Bugler Jamie …

17th February: Woman Composer Sunday, Summer music days in Hitzacker dedicated to Schubert, Will test concerts save festivals?

Wednesday 17th February '21

Woman Composer SundayAn annual celebration of women composers has been launched by the Royal College of Organists and the Society of Women Organists.Sunday 7 March 2021 – the nearest Sunday to International Women’s Day on …

18th January: Nuns storm classical charts, Will it be necessary to cancel the festivals in summer 2021?, Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival awards Hindemith Prize 2021

Monday 18th January '21

Nuns storm classical charts as ancient plainchant strikes a chord in pandemic timesIt might come as no surprise that the ethereal sound of nuns’ traditional plainchant has resonated with listeners across the globe in 2020, with many …

28th May: BBC Proms 2020 season announced, Tête à Tête launches new Manifesto, Artists receive 906 million euros from GEMA, France’s arts sector alone has a loss of 2 billion euros, OKC Philharmonic associate concertmaster’s “Covid Romance”

Thursday 28th May '20

‘Not as we know them, but as we need them’: BBC Proms 2020 season announcedThe 125th Proms season has been reconceived to account for challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic. Its organisers hope it will …

29th August: LSO announces death of James Mallinson, RPO study suggests children find classical music through gaming

Wednesday 29th August '18

In today's classical music news, LSO announces the sudden death of James Mallinson, and RPO study suggests increasing numbers of young people are discovering classical music through gaming. Independent music festivals have urged the competition watchdog …

27th February: Festivals make 50:50 gender equality pledge, Airbnb launches platform for intimate gigs, Saudi Arabia to build first opera house

Tuesday 27th February '18

In today's news: Itzhak Perlman cancels Florida concerts for ‘emergency medical procedure’, new music service 'Airbnb Concerts' will promote intimate music events in unusual locations, and artistic director of Tiroler Festspiele Erl on trial for …

Der Festivaltrend floriert!

Thursday 22nd June '17

Theaterferien, Spielzeitpause, Schulferien - Sommerloch? Wenn die Saison endet, geht es vielerorts erst so richtig los! Die Klassik-Festivals sind zum unaufhaltsamen Trend geworden.„Von Hitzacker bis Rheingau, Freden bis Nürtingen: Deutschland hat mehr als 300 Festivals …

2nd June: The Leeds Piano Festival and obituaries for Jiri Belohlavek

Friday 2nd June '17

In today's Classical News, The Leeds announces a piano festival, Classic FM try out the Philharmonia Orchestra's new VR toy, and a music teacher arranges Ariana Grande in the wake of the Manchester attack. Plus …

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