22nd May: HOME in Manchester, Spotify expands streaming services and record-breaking Pirates

Friday 22nd May '15

In today's news Richard Morrison discusses the "northern powerhouse" and HOME, the new £25 million arts centre that throws open its smart doors this weekend. Meanwhile, the ENO's production of The Pirates of Penzance has broken UK …

19th April: Marin Alsop, BBC Proms and Shostakovich

Friday 19th April '13

BBC NewsBBC Proms appoints first female director for Last NightBBC's The Last Night of The Proms is to be led by a female conductor for the first time in its 118 year history.GramophoneBBC Proms 2013 …

10th January: One-Handed Instruments, Tenor Stages Strike and One-Off Concert for Minnesota

Thursday 10th January '13

Classic FMTattooed opera composer third in Czech presidential electionThe Czech presidential elections have a surprise third-place candidate in the shape of Vladimir Franz, an opera composer with tattoos covering his body.BBC News (found on Arts …

22nd June: David Greilsammer, El Sistema and Gustavo Dudamel

Friday 22nd June '12

The TelegraphDamon Albarn interview: the magic and mystery of Dr DeeDamon Albarn and Rufus Norris have let the subject of their opera Dr Dee - part of London 2012 Festival - become an obsession, says …