11th September – 17th September: Kazuki Yamada As New CBSO Chief Conductor, Teodor Currentzis Stays With SWR Symphony Orchestra, Gustavo Dudamel In Paris, Jaap van Zweden Resigns As Music Director

Friday 17th September '21

CBSO Names Kazuki Yamada As The New Chief ConductorThe City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra today announces that its next chief conductor is to be Kazuki Yamada. The Japanese musician, born in 1979, has been CBSO’s principal …

18th May: Mixing Healing and Strife, the Met Opera Sings Again, Soprano Wallroth receives Birgit Nilsson Scholarship, 2021-2022 season of the Paris Opera

Tuesday 18th May '21

Mixing Healing and Strife, the Met Opera Sings AgainOn Sunday evening, 430 days after the coronavirus pandemic closed the Metropolitan Opera, the company returned....Nézet-Séguin told the crowd that he and the artists had tried to …

9th December: O2 to host Ibiza Classics livestream, Anne-Sophie Mutter collects donations for musicians, Paris Opera launches video-on-demand service

Wednesday 9th December '20

The O2 to host Pete Tong Ibiza Classics livestream next monthThe O2 is set to host its first music event since March with an Ibiza Classics livestream by Pete Tong, The Heritage Orchestra and Jules …

3rd December: Updated guidance for UK musicians, Paris Opera announces new schedule, Milan’s Scala loses 26 million euros

Thursday 3rd December '20

Updated guidance for musicians and music teachers in EnglandAs England emerges from its second lockdown into an updated three-tier system of regulations, the Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM) has published new guidance for performers and …

19th November: Guildhall announces online music courses for 2021, With an App in the Opera Olympus, Kaufmann withdraws from Wagner’s Ring at Paris Opéra

Thursday 19th November '20

Guildhall announces new online music courses for early 2021Guildhall School of Music & Drama has announced its expanded short course programme for early 2021, offering three music-related online evening courses between January and March.The programme …

8th October: Paris Opera considering blackface ban, Zurich Opera cancels Opera Ball, The Avignon-Provence Orchestra labelled

Thursday 8th October '20

Paris Opera considering blackface ban after staff pressure to end racismIn 2020, Paris Opera could finally ban blackface in its operas and ballets, after nearly a quarter of the company’s staff signed an open letter against racism. Signed by 400 …

5th October: Royal Opera House sell portrait to raise funds, Neef to accelerate Paris Opera house recovery, Ingenpass success at the competition for song art, 10 Classical Concerts to Stream in October

Monday 5th October '20

Royal Opera House to sell Hockney portrait to raise fundsThe painting of Sir David Webster will be auctioned at Christie's this month and is expected to fetch up to £18m.Current chief executive Alex Beard said …

2nd September: Drunk man steals ‘L’ from Liverpool Philharmonic Hall sign, Young German Philharmonic Orchestra concerned about audition practice, What are Roselyne Bachelot’s proposals for the Paris Opera?

Wednesday 2nd September '20

Drunk man steals ‘L’ from Liverpool Philharmonic Hall signLiverpool’s Philharmonic Hall, home to the UK’s oldest continuing professional symphony orchestra, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, has been vandalised. Merseyside Police say a drunk man stole the …

1st September: Snape Maltings continues live performances, Bavarian State Opera can receive 500 spectators, Paris Opera: ask for the programme!

Tuesday 1st September '20

Snape Maltings continues live performancesFollowing its opening weekend of concerts, live music-making with live audience continues at Snape Maltings, with short concerts every Friday, Saturday and Sunday.There are two performances per day, with audiences invited …

17th July: ‘It puts me off’, Beethoven anniversary despite Corona, Paris Opera subscriptions

Friday 17th July '20

'It puts me off': musicians on why white syllabuses deter black talentMore than 4,000 people have signed a petition calling on the exam board of the UK’s royal schools of music to include more black …

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