29th March: BBC Proms announce dates for 2021 season, Performance is a “summit for every artist” – 150 years of the Royal Albert Hall, Olympic Games 2021 – Russian anthem replaced with Tchaikovsky?

Monday 29th March '21

BBC Proms announce dates for 2021 seasonThe BBC Proms has announced that it will run from Friday 30 July to Saturday 11 September at the Royal Albert Hall, with additional coverage on BBC Radio 3, …

13th November: Plácido Domingo withdraws from Tokyo Olympics events, Classical streaming now free and even easier – IDAGIO launches worldwide free version, Romanian Cristian Macelaru appointed as Conductor of the Orchestre National de France

Wednesday 13th November '19

Plácido Domingo withdraws from Tokyo Olympics eventsPlácido Domingo is withdrawing from all pre-Olympics cultural events in Japan, it was announced on Friday. The 78-year-old opera singer cited the ‘complexity’ of the planned theatrical performance.Domingo had …

8th August: Mndoyants wins International Piano Competition, Corps of Army Music offers ‘Golden Hello’ & NYO at the Proms

Monday 8th August '16

Classical News In today's classical news, Nikida Mndoyants wins the 2016 Cleveland International Piano Competition, Corps of Army Music offers a 'Golden Hello' of £10,000 for players of specific instruments or instrumental groups & the National Youth Orchestra …

13th November: Chariots of Fire composer writes piece of music for Rosetta comet mission, Vanessa-Mae banned from skiing for four years and Jiří Bělohlávek awarded the 2014 Antonín Dvořák Prize.

Thursday 13th November '14

Classical News TelegraphChariots of Fire composer writes piece of music for Rosetta comet missionThe world-renowned musician, Vangelis composes a piece of music specially for European Space Agency and inspired by the Rosetta missionThe StradViolinist-turned-Olympian Vanessa-Mae banned …

20th February: Radiohead’s Greenwood talks classical, Olympic gold winner plays violin, and KCRW buys music station

Thursday 20th February '14

NMERadiohead's Jonny Greenwood Q&A - Blending Classical Music With RockJonny Greenwood is playing Wapping Hydraulic Power Station this Sunday (February 23) with London Contemporary Orchestra soloists and very excitingly he'll be premiering new material. NME question him …

12th February: Sweethearts sharing the stage, Price of Wales discusses classical music, and ‘Japanese Beethoven’ faces the music

Wednesday 12th February '14

The Huffington PostCan Women Save Classical Music?Changing statistics on classical music listenersNPRClassical Couples: Sweethearts Sharing The StageHappily, the arrows are still flying and the roster of musical matchups keeps growing. For this Valentine's Day, NPR …

10th February: Brainwave created compositions, classical music at the Sochi 2014 Opening Ceremony, and WildKat PR are hiring

Monday 10th February '14

WildKat PRJoin the WildKat PR team in London!WildKat PR are looking for a new Account Manager to join the lovely WildKat PR London team…BBC NewsHow to compose classical music with your brainwavesProfessor at Plymouth University …

8th August 2013: Spotify rival launched, The Hobbit soundtrack and Eric Whitacre on VC4

Thursday 8th August '13

The GuardianGoogle launches Spotify rival Music All Access in the UKSubscription-based music service aims to undercut Spotify and other rivals with £7.99-a-month offer for early signupsZubin Mehta to conduct concert in KashmirMumbai-born maestro to perform …

Classical Music and the Olympic Games

Friday 3rd August '12

It is nigh on impossible to be in London this week and avoid the Olympics; whilst the Big Smoke may be quieter than usual in some parts of the town, there still seems to be an Olympic …

30th July: Opening Ceremonies, Archives and the Three Tenors

Monday 30th July '12

Arts Journal – Slipped Disc Breaking: America loses one its last classics-only stores Music Millennium will shut down their long time classical music store, Classical Millennium in September.The one-armed pianist who’s playing the Olympics The Paralympic team welcome …

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