November 20th – November 26th: Pene Pati Joins Warner Classics, German Political Mandate for the Arts, Aix-en-Provence Festival 2022, Classical Grammy Nominations 2022

Friday 26th November '21

Warner Classics signs tenor Pene PatiWarner Classics has signed an exclusive contract with the Samoan tenor Pene Pati, with his first release on the label scheduled for Spring 2022.A Samoan who grew up in New Zealand, …

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 …

31st March: London Symphony Orchestra appoints Antonio Pappano as Chief Conductor, Cellist Ottomar Borwitzky dies aged 90, 64% of women musicians consider sexual harassment a major challenge

Wednesday 31st March '21

London Symphony Orchestra appoints Antonio Pappano as Chief ConductorThe London Symphony Orchestra (one of the best orchestras in the world) recently revealed that Simon Rattle is stepping down from the podium for a new appointment in Germany. …

19th January: Faber Music Bursaries widen access to Summer School, Dogs sniff out possible COVID 19 infection of Vienna Boys’ Choir, Brexit: a disaster for British musicians

Tuesday 19th January '21

Faber Music Bursaries widen access to Sound and Music Summer SchoolTen young people who face financial barriers to participation will be able to attend the summer school for young composers, thanks to a partnership between …

11th January: Sir Simon Rattle ready to quit LSO for job in Germany, Berliner Theatertreffen hopes for live program, Largest database of female composers created by Donne

Monday 11th January '21

Sir Simon Rattle ready to quit London Symphony Orchestra for job in GermanyBritain’s most famous conductor, Sir Simon Rattle, is expected to quit his London job and take up a new post in Germany, The Times has …

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 …

20th August: UK ‘risks exodus of talent’ from creative sector due to coronavirus, Federal government supports music organizers, Roselyne Bachelot in favour of ending distancing in concert halls

Thursday 20th August '20

UK 'risks exodus of talent' from creative sector due to coronavirusThe UK risks an exodus of talent from its creative sector, leading arts organisations and industry bodies have warned, as they call on the chancellor …

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 …

10th March: Centre for Music receives new funding, Metselaar is awarded composition commission, Coronavirus: the situation after the ban on gatherings

Tuesday 10th March '20

Centre for Music receives new fundingThe City of London Corporation has pledged an additional £1.95m funding toward plans for the new Centre for Music in the City of London. Taking the project onto its next …

9th May: [PIAS] announces Berliner Philharmoniker deal, hidden barriers for disabled artists and composer Georg Katzer has died

Thursday 9th May '19

[PIAS] announces global distribution deal with Berliner Philharmoniker Recordings [PIAS] has announced a new global distribution agreement with another of the world’s top orchestras, the Berliner Philharmoniker.The organisation’s in-house label, Berliner Philharmoniker Recordings has signed a …

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