10th February: save Radio New Zealand classical music station, Music Oscar for Berlin composer Guðnadóttir, Italian soprano Mirella Freni died

Monday 10th February '20

Calls to save Radio New Zealand classical music station reach crescendoPlans to cut Radio New Zealand Concert and replace it with a youth station meet resistance from die-hard fansRadio New Zealand Concert, the staid …

2nd August: Operalia 2017 winners announced, and Song Aa wins Vareler composer’s prize

Wednesday 2nd August '17

In today's news: Guildhall School announces autumn 2017 season, Operalia 2017 winners announced, and Los Angeles Philharmonic Announce New Assistant Conductor. Song Aa wins Vareler composer's prize, George Li publishes debute album at Warner Classics, and …

19th July: New Holst scores discovered, Amy Wheatly joins Ministry of Sound

Wednesday 19th July '17

In today's news: New Holst scores discovered, Amy Wheatly joins Ministry of Sound, and girl peforms own jazz composition. Audience jury wanted, Moritz Puschke to be director of ION, and Münchner Philharmoniker to play Bruckner's …

9th December: Dmitry Hvorostovsky withdraws from opera performances, Daniel Barenboim opens new project & LPO’s Junior Artists Programme

Friday 9th December '16

Classical News In today's classical news, Baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky has announced on his website that he will be withdrawing from opera performances from now on. Renowned conductor Daniel Barenboim opens a project that marks the culmination …

12th February: Royal Albert Hall’s Jurassic Park, Apple Music’s classical curator & bassoonist killed

Friday 12th February '16

Classical News In today’s news, The Telegraph reports that the Royal Albert Hall is to screen Jurassic Park with a live orchestra, tragedy for New Zealand symphony orchestra and BBC Music Magazine becomes Apple Music’s …

5th March: Dame Kiri Te Kanawa to retire, conductor asks audience to use mobile phones, and Richard Itter has died

Wednesday 5th March '14

Classic FM OnlineDame Kiri Te Kanawa to retire from opera stage?New Zealand opera singer Dame Kiri Te Kanawa has suggested that she will retire from the opera stage, on the eve of her 70th birthday.Leonard …

8th November: From Footballer to Baritone, MSO Chorus Director scandal, and John Suchet wins international award

Friday 8th November '13

The Guardian The footballer who became a baritone and performed with Pavarotti Jeff Taylor the footballing baritone's story starts on the school football pitches of HuddersfieldLondon Jazz NewsEFG London Jazz Festival Preview: Sebastian Scotney On Jazz Line-Up Tomorrow Saturday …

13th June: Stradivarius, Britten and Stephen Hough

Thursday 13th June '13

The GuardianBehold the Messiah: 21 of the finest Stradivarius instruments go on showAshmolean museum in Oxford stages first UK exhibition devoted to the master violin maker, Antonio Stradivari. Classic FMStephen Hough auctioning his piano today British-Australian …

March 6th: Stopping crime with Mozart, stolen Stradivarius found and 2013 Met season announced.

Wednesday 6th March '13

Classic FM Mozart Effect to stop crime in New Zealand? New Zealand shop-owners have found a novel way of deterring crime - the music of Mozart Gramophone The Met: Live in HD announces 2013-14 season Ten live Metropolitan Opera transmissions, including …

23rd July: Olympic Torches, Stage Fright and Floating Operas

Monday 23rd July '12

Arts Journal- Slipped DiscNew Zealand to chop national orchestra?New Zealand government has published a discussion paper on the future of New Zealand’s five orchestras….Sad loss: orchestra player dies in English Channel swim Paraic Casey, a viola …

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