25th September: BFI Southbank 6-week celebration of Ennio Morricone, Awarding of “OPUS KLASSIK“ 2020 in Berlin, Corinna Niemeyer becomes musical director of the OCL

Friday 25th September '20

BFI Southbank launch six-week celebration of film composer Ennio MorriconeFollowing the death of the great Italian film composer earlier this year, BFI Southbank will be screening the films his music brought to life, including The …

24th September: NY Met cancels 20/21 season, Orchestre national de France welcomes new Music Director, “Germany sings” on National Day

Thursday 24th September '20

Met cancels 20/21 season – operas to return in September 2021The Metropolitan Opera has announced the cancellation of the entire 2020–21 season due to the ongoing Covid crisis. At the same time, the company also …

29th May: Ivors Composer Award submissions open, German theatres write to Merkel, Orchestre national de France deprived of music director, Philadelphia Orchestra gives Penn hospital new soundtrack

Friday 29th May '20

Ivors Academy opens submissions for 2020 Composer AwardsThe Ivors Academy has opened entries for The Ivors Composer Awards.Sponsored by PRS for Music, The Ivors Composer Awards sees the presentation of Ivor Novello Awards to …

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 …

2nd April: Two Radio France orchestras should merge say government body, Gillian Moore appointed Director of Music at Southbank Centre, Noriko Ogawa on concerts for parents and carers of autistic children

Thursday 2nd April '15

Classical News The StradTwo orchestras of Radio France should merge, recommends government bodyThe two Paris-based ensembles are Orchestre National de France and Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio FranceFrancisco Garcia Fullana wins fifth Munetsugu Angel Violin Competition, JapanThe …