20th January: Free streamed concerts from Atterbury House, Abridged Mozart Week in stream, Yannick Nézet-Séguin writes to Joe Biden

Wednesday 20th January '21

Free live streamed concert series from New York’s Atterbury House announcedViolinist Lara St John is presenting the ’Atterbury House Sessions’, a new live streamed series celebrating the 150th anniversary of New York’s Atterbury House with …

6th January: Met continues free opera streaming, Luxembourg relaxes Corona restrictions, Controversial New Year’s Eve concert

Wednesday 6th January '21

Met continues free opera streaming into 2021Whatever stage of lockdown you find yourself in around the world, the Metropolitan Opera will continue to stream productions from its archive for free to global audiences. Here is …

15th September: Primary Wave Music welcomes six new team members, announces promotions, New leadership in the German Composers’ Association, Soprano Edita Gruberova retires and cancels her recital in Florence

Tuesday 15th September '20

Primary Wave Music welcomes six new team members, announces promotionsIndependent publishing and talent management company Primary Wave Music has announced it has hired six new team members for both their branding and digital marketing divisions. The news …

31st August: Columbia Artists Management is closing down, Bartoli continues to run Pfingstfestspiele Salzburg, Countertenor and ensemble leader Claudio Cavina has died

Monday 31st August '20

Columbia Artists Management is closing downNew York based Columbia Artists Management Inc., one of the leading agencies representing classical music performers, says it is shutting down on August 31. A statement emailed Saturday to their …

28th July : Music education, German Orchestra Association, “The Nutcracker” cancelled

Tuesday 28th July '20

Music must be central to the curriculum catch-up, sector leaders urgeSector leaders have called on the Education Secretary to ensure music education is central to the curriculum when schools fully reopen in September.The Incorporated Society …

22nd June: Glyndebourne to stage live opera outdoors in August, Relaxation for cultural events, The half gauge limit is lifted in cinemas and theatres, Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center Cancel Fall Performances

Monday 22nd June '20

Glyndebourne to stage live opera outdoors in AugustGlyndebourne Opera House in East Sussex is planning to present live opera outdoors in August, seven weeks on from cancelling its entire summer season.Mesdames de la Halle (1858), …

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 …

20th March: Violinist Christian Li becomes youngest ever Decca Classics signing, Tokyo Symphony Orchestra resumes concerts, New York’s Metropolitan Opera cancels season

Friday 20th March '20

Violinist Christian Li becomes youngest ever Decca Classics signingDecca Classics has today announced its youngest ever signing, 12-year old Australian-Chinese violinist Christian Li. Li first picked up a violin aged five, before coming to international …

25th February: La Scala and the coronavirus, German Foundation Musikleben, European tour for the New York Met

Tuesday 25th February '20

Italy’s iconic La Scala opera house closes amid coronavirus fearsAs the number of coronavirus cases continues to increase in Italy, Milan’s famous opera house takes drastic measures to prevent further spreading. Italy’s iconic opera house, …

4th February: Birthday concert for George Benjamin, Konstanzer Philharmonie looking for new chief conductor, Peter Serkin has passed

Tuesday 4th February '20

Philharmonia presents 60th birthday concert for George BenjaminThe Philharmonia Orchestra is celebrating the 60th birthday of British composer and conductor George Benjamin on 5 March 2020 with a concert at London’s Southbank Centre, conducted by …

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