3rd August: Sheffield Cathedral Dean criticises his own choir, Salzburg Festival in Corona times, Season 2020-2021: New York’s Metropolitan Opera takes a major hit

Monday 3rd August '20

Sheffield Cathedral Dean criticises his own choir, saying the quality of singing is ‘not thrilling’The Cathedral announced the disbanding of choir as it fails to meet the needs of 'mixed urban community' and diversityA Cathedral …

27th July: New Glasgow theatre space made entirely of recycled pianos in UK first, Corona study at Regensburger Domspatzen to make school safer, What will the new season of the Théâtre du Capitole in Toulouse look like?

Monday 27th July '20

New Glasgow theatre space made entirely of recycled pianos in UK firstInside a cavernous steel hut in the middle of Glasgow’s Springburn Park, the sweeping arc of keyboards, lids and carved panels has been taking …

3rd July: Plans to suspend music from school, Elbphilharmonie new season, Death of Claude Mercier-Ythier

Friday 3rd July '20

Leaked documents reveal plans to suspend music and ‘non-core’ subjects from school curriculumWhen pupils in England return to school, music and other ‘non-core’ subjects could be temporarily dropped from the curriculum to allow time for …

25th June: People turn to Twitter to expose the catastrophic collapse of theatre and arts, Bayerische Staatsoper starts new season ealier, Dijon Opera suspends its concerts after the discovery of a positive case, Ankush Kumar Bahl to become Music Director in Omaha

Thursday 25th June '20

People turn to Twitter to expose the catastrophic collapse of theatre and arts during coronavirus‪‬For many working in the performing arts sector, the past three months have been a period of desperate financial uncertainty. Now, …

15th October: Chineke! launches 2019/20 season, Arvo Pärt Centre draws positive initial balance, the noisemakers are resurfacing

Tuesday 15th October '19

Chineke! launches 2019/20 seasonChineke! launches its 2019/20 season this month, marking its fourth year with a series of concerts across the UK, Europe and the USA. Highlights include:- Spotlight on the ‘forgotten’ …

27th May: Stella Chen wins Queen Elisabeth Competition, Garsington Opera announces 2020 season and Professors of the Hanns-Eisler-Musikhochschule dismayed over deselection of the rector

Monday 27th May '19

Stella Chen Awarded 1st Prize at Brussel’s Queen Elisabeth Competition26-year old Stella Chen from the United States has just been awarded 1st prize at the 2019 Queen Elisabeth International Violin Competition – in Brussels, Belgium.A …

25th June: 11 year old composers wow New York Philharmonic. Glyndebourne announces new programmes for female composers and young musicians

Monday 25th June '18

In today's news: Vienna State Ballet appoints new director. Meet the 11 year old composers who wowed the New York Philharmonic. Deutsche Oper in Berlin offers a week of reduced price opera. Jessica Curry becomes …

14th September: King’s place to celebrate tenth anniversary, Soprano Kiri Te Kanawa retires

Thursday 14th September '17

In today's news: Sheku Kanneh-Mason, funds cello lessons at former school, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa receives Gramophone Lifetime Achievement Award, and King’s Place to celebrate tenth anniversary with Time Unwrapped. Ensemble Aravà receives moderation award for …

4th September: Ivan Krpan wins Busoni Competition, Alan Johsnon at Proms for first time

Monday 4th September '17

In today's news: Alan Johnson goes to the Proms for the first time, the tenor, Michael Fabio, to open Covent Garden’s new production of La Bohème, and should female musicians be allowed to dress how …

25th August: new da Vinci instrument, Spotify and Warner sign licensing deal

Friday 25th August '17

In today's news: 3 reasons why you should be excited for Rattle’s return, Leading musicians protest St Sepulchre’s ban on secular bookings, and Spotify and Warner sign multi-year licensing deal. Orchestra from Schwerin wins Youth …

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