11th December: Arts excluded from government scheme, Ex-music professor acquitted of rape allegation, Salzburg Festival presents summer 2021 program

Friday 11th December '20

Music and other arts excluded from government skills scheme Music and other creative and performing arts have been excluded from a list of almost 400 ‘high value’ courses that will be offered for free as part …

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 world BBC Radio 3 will join 35 radio stations from across the world – including Europe, Australia, …

29th October: Music industry reports progress on diversity, Lockdown #2: Culture Standstill in Germany and France

Thursday 29th October '20

Music industry reports progress on diversity The proportion of minority ethnic employees has risen from 15.6% in 2016 to 22.3% this year, according to trade body UK Music.The report noted that representation is worse in higher-paid …

13th October: Government scraps controversial campaign, UNiSSON’s solidarity concert for lyric artists, Donaueschingen Music Days 2020 cancelled

Tuesday 13th October '20

Government scraps controversial campaign that suggested ballet dancers ‘rethink’ and ‘reskill’ The UK government has removed an advert that was seen by many as dismissing and diminishing dreams of careers in the arts. On Monday, the …

14 August: Indoor music venues to reopen and The BR-Symphoniker look for a boss

Friday 14th August '20

Indoor music, theatre and performance venues will be able to reopen with socially distanced audiences Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced that live indoor performances will be able to resume in England from Saturday, as lockdown …

Is the decline of music in schools something to worry about?

Thursday 17th August '17

Everyone listens to music. We can surely all agree that music is a big part of our lives, whether that be listening to the radio or a Spotify playlist on the way to work, letting our hair …

9th August: Government stifling creativity, Increase in festival goers

Wednesday 9th August '17

In today's news: The government is stifling the creativity we desperately need, and Music Theatre Wales appoints consultant music director. Eight organs to be restored in Germany, Kimiko Ishizaka launches Kickstarter campaign and summer academy in …

7th November: UK government pulls funding for London concert hall, Hungarian pianist and conductor Zoltán Kocsis dies & ABRSM joins forces with Classic FM

Monday 7th November '16

Classical News In today's classical news, UK government pulls its funding for London concert hall, Hungarian pianist and conductor Zoltán Kocsis dies, and ABRSM joins forces with Classic FM as 'Partner in Music Education'. Also, the …

Musical Refuge

Tuesday 22nd December '15

In September at a concert in Turin, lead singer of U2, Bono called for “humanitarian leadership” in response to Europe’s refugee crisis. Whilst Europe’s leaders have been discussing solutions; musicians have also made a concerted …

Gender discrimination in the Iranian music industry

Friday 4th December '15

The last minute cancellation of a performance last week by the Tehran Symphony Orchestra at the World Wrestling Cup, infuriated its conductor Ali Rahbari. As the orchestra was about to play the national anthem, it was announced …

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