22nd September: Bayreuth festival sees first female conductor, NY Met pays conductor Levine high compensation, survey reveals third consider leaving British music industry

Tuesday 22nd September '20

A woman will conduct the Bayreuth Festival Orchestra for the first timeUkrainian Oksana Lyniv will be at the lectern for a new production of the Ghost Ship in 2021.This summer, for the first time since …

16th January: Gustavo Dudamel at the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Igor Levit receives award, “Black Voices” of the Metropolitan Opera of New York

Thursday 16th January '20

Gustavo Dudamel extends his L.A. Phil contract through 2025-26Conductor Gustavo Dudamel has extended his contract as music and artistic director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, cementing his commitment to the acclaimed orchestra after a period …

1st October: Garrett Snedeker named Trinity Laban Fulbright Scholar, Opera diva Jessye Norman, An “Impromptu” by Schubert played for Jacques Chirac is dead, Jacques Chriac tributes

Tuesday 1st October '19

Garrett Snedeker named Trinity Laban Fulbright Scholar American pianist Garrett Snedeker has received Trinity Laban’s 2019/20 Fulbright scholarship to pursue postgraduate study. Snedeker, a recent graduate of Washington State University, will be part of Trinity Laban’s …

5th February: Cantata for suffragette Emily Davison, Haydn Competition applications are open, Apple Music tops 36m subscribers worldwide.

Monday 5th February '18

In today's news: Joanna Marsh explains her new composition, John Copley fired for 'inappropriate behaviour', Sheku Kanneh-Mason becomes this year’s best-selling British debut artist. Also, Sonja Reuter wins the Richard Wagner Award for young talent and costumes sale at the …

1st November: BBC Proms announces Dubai dates, Elbphilharmonie is finally complete & Youtube and GEMA come to licensing agreement

Tuesday 1st November '16

Classical News In today's classical news, BBC Proms announces Dubai dates, Lufthansa's solution to musicians worried about checking their instruments into the hold is making them pay for an extra seat, and opera lover regrets fuelling …

1st August: Mary Poppins in Last Night of the Proms, New York’s Met Opera extends contract deadlines for unions and will rain force cover up of historic opera arena?

Friday 1st August '14

Classical News The TelegraphMary Poppins in Last Night of the Proms Last Night of the Proms is to feaure a Mary Poppins singalong to mark the 50th anniversary of the film's release. New York TimesIn Final Hours, Metropolitan …

31st July: New York’s Metropolitan Opera threatens to lock out its musicians on Friday, the Sacconi Quartet on why Beethoven in life-changing and Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular to come to the UK

Thursday 31st July '14

Classical News The Guardian New York's Metropolitan Opera labour dispute: a symptom of a company in crisis The largest performing arts organization in the US is threatening to lock out its musicians on Friday, the latest setback for …

27th June: The Sixteen announces free festival dedicated to singing, Violin theft is caught on CCTV and The LPO star in a Wimbledon advert

Friday 27th June '14

Classical News Classical-Music.comThe Sixteen announces a free festival dedicated to singingOn Saturday 19 July several choral groups will appear in and around St Martin-in-the-Fields and The National Gallery for Sounds Sublime Festival. Classic FM Violin theft caught on …

9 June: $10m Stradivarius violin found in wardrobe, The Man who gave China piano fever and New York’s Met opera house

Monday 9th June '14

Classical News The  Telegraph $10m Stradivarius violin found in New York heiress Huguette Clark's wardrobeThe home of eccentric copper heiress Huguette Clark has already turned out a trove of valuable items – a collection of jewellery including …

12th March: New York Met on screen, Ulster Orchestra chief quits post & Strauss’ 150th birthday

Wednesday 12th March '14

The TimesWhy opera is taking lessons from Hollywood Live cinema screenings are saving the New York Met, but does the big screen mean that good looks matter more than the singing? Neil Fisher talks to Peter …

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