11th June: UK orchestras may not survive coronavirus pandemic, The dream of making music together online, George Floyd: New York’s Metropolitan Opera called upon to take better account of diversity

Thursday 11th June '20

UK orchestras may not survive coronavirus pandemic, conductors warnTwo of Britain’s most influential conductors, Sir Simon Rattle and Sir Mark Elder, have warned of a “devastated landscape” in classical music after the pandemic in which …

18th July: 2018 ABC Young Performers Awards Finalists Announced. Gergiev to inaugurate Moscow’s new concert hall.

Wednesday 18th July '18

In today's news: 2018 ABC Young Performers Awards Finalists Announced. Gergiev to inaugurate Moscow’s new concert hall. Participants of Joseph Joachim violin competition announced. Hallé project complete thanks to Victoria Wood Foundation gift. Staatoperette in Dresden …

20th August: Proms, perspiration, applause

Thursday 20th August '15

Classical News In today's news, perspiration-proof concert wear, are young people scared of the Proms or the audience and is it snobbery to wait until the end of a piece to applaud? Also, Oslo Philharmonic reveals plans …

Hallé Orchestra pay as you go

Tuesday 21st July '15

The Hallé Orchestra has invited audience members to attend their Priceless Classics concert ‘on their own terms.’ Admission and programmes for the event will be free of charge, although listeners may make a contribution according …

21st July: Halle orchestra’s new payment system, Noga Quartet wins Melbourne Competition, candidates named for Joseph Joachim Violin Competition

Tuesday 21st July '15

Classical News In today's news, the Halle orchestra invites audience to pay what they feel concert was worth, the Noga Quartet wins the Melbourne Chamber Music Competition and the candidates are named for 2015 Joseph Joachim International …

19th May: LSO Open Air concert in pictures, Johnny Flynn talks about composing for Shakespeare’s ‘As You Like It,’ Violinist Julian Rachlin is the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic’s artist in residence

Tuesday 19th May '15

Classical News In today's news, relive the London Symphony Orchestra's free concert in Trafalgar Square with photos in the Guardian. It was an all Shostakovich programme with Nicola Benedetti and Valery Gergiev. Also in the Guardian, …

26th February: Opera director charged by Russia with offending Christians, Joshua Bell on conducting, Halle Orchestra names Jamie Phillips as new Associate Conductor

Thursday 26th February '15

Classical News The GuardianFrank Peter Zimmermann loses his Stradivarius as prices soarIn a market driven by money and aesthetic one-upmanship, what chance do real musicians have of playing older instruments?Opera director charged by Russian authorities with …

11th September: Harmony at the Proms would be ‘benefit to all’, Radio 3 announces New Generation Artists and Violinist with tremor regains ability to play during brain surgery.

Thursday 11th September '14

GuardianRoderick Williams on the Last Night of the Proms: ‘Maybe I should dress as Britannia and wave a Jamaican flag’Baritone Roderick Williams will perform to a global audience of millions on Saturday. He’s going to …

5th June: Ryan Wigglesworth appointed Hallé principal guest conductor, otters play electric piano in zoo and are crowds always wise?

Thursday 5th June '14

Classical Music MagazineRyan Wigglesworth appointed Hallé principal guest conductorRyan Wigglesworth will take up the role of principal guest conductor of Manchester's Hallé orchestra for three years from September 2015, succeeding Markus Stenz.Classic FMOtters play electric …

11th October: More funding for arts television, Children in Need, and Covent Garden Flashmob

Friday 11th October '13

YoutubeCovent Garden flashmob - 'Va, pensiero' by Giuseppe VerdiAs part of Deloitte Ignite Festival of Voices, Dominic Peckham brought together choral groups, first time singers and workshop attendees in a huge celebration of the human …

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