10th September: Coronavirus: NI arts sector facing ‘devastation’, Kaftan signs extension of contract in Bonn, Conductor Patrick Davin has died

Thursday 10th September '20

Coronavirus: NI arts sector facing 'devastation'Arts and entertainment venues and organisations across Northern Ireland are facing "devastation". That is according to 37 leading venues and organisations including theatres, festivals and arts centres.They are calling for £33m …

21st February: LPO announce new residency, RCM announce International Women’s Day programme, Unsuk Chin wins the Hamburg Bach Prize

Thursday 21st February '19

London Philharmonic Orchestra announce residency at Saffron Hall The London Philharmonic Orchestra have announced a brand-new residency at Saffron Hall, Essex, to begin in the 2019/20 season.Joining Britten Sinfonia, which has been resident orchestra at the …

7th February: Les Mis returns to the West End in concert, Barbara Hannigan wins Leónie Sonning prize, seven Berlin orchestras unite to celebrate diversity and tolerance

Thursday 7th February '19

Alfie Boe and Michael Ball to return to the West End in concert version of Les Misérables This summer, the West End stage will welcome a concert production of musical Les Misérables with a cast of musical theatre stars.Les Misérables is …

29th May: Scottish Ensemble presents 2017/18 season & Alexander Liebreich signs contract with Strauss Festival

Monday 29th May '17

In today's news: Scottish Ensemble presents 2017/18 season, and country house operas battle for audiences. Alexander Liebreich signs contract with Strauss Festival, and annual meeting of principals and chancellors of German music schools.RhinegoldScottish Ensemble unveils …

26th January: Aimard wins Ernst von Siemens Music Prize, PRS Foundation announces Composers’ Fund beneficiaries & Chailly begins new series of recordings

Thursday 26th January '17

Classical News In our classical news today, Pierre-Laurent Aimard wins 2017 Ernst von Siemens Music Prize, PRS Foundation announces latest Composers’ Fund beneficiaries, and Bournemouth Symphony announces partnership with Trinity Laban. Also, Riccardo Chailly starts a …

16th August: Pianist calls for shorter classical shows, Composed app to shut down & Aziz Shokhakimov wins Salzburg Festival Young Conductor award

Tuesday 16th August '16

Classical News In today's news, Pianist Stephen Hough calls for shorter classical shows to attract younger audiences, Classic FM’s Composed app is to shut down at the end of this month, and Aziz Shokhakimov wins Salzburg Festival Young …

7th January: Pierre Boulez dies, El Sistema expanded & TV series about classical music

Thursday 7th January '16

classical news In today’s news, the media is in mourning for Pierre Boulez, London is looking forward to a visit of the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra and its conductor Gustavo Dudamel, also “El Sistema France” is …

23rd March: Pierre Boulez at 90, classical music’s dark secret and classical could be good for your brain

Monday 23rd March '15

Classical News GuardianIn praise of Pierre Boulez at 90Composer George Benjamin salutes the French composer-conductor whose polemical essays and presence on the podium has transformed musical composition, institutions and tasteTelegraphPapering the house: classical music's dark secretThe industry practice …

2nd March: Is Riccardo Chailly the man to save La Scala? Joseph Calleja, Alex Beard and Sir Nicholas Kenyon team up for artist residency and can singing in a choir make children more moral?

Monday 2nd March '15

Classical News GuardianFacing the music: Bob ChilcottHe wants to put 400 singers in a railway station, and he loves a bit of Barbra Streisand … composer and conductor Bob Chilcott shares his musical passionsThe TimesIs Riccardo …

23rd December: New prize for young classical musicians, four Italian orchestras liquidated in two years, cancelled grace period at Teatro alla Scala

Tuesday 23rd December '14

Classical News The Guardian Alan Titchmarsh: the joy of Christmas carolsCarols such as Away in a Manger and God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen make Christmas - and we have John Rutter to thankThe IndependentChristmas 2014: 'Silent Night' …

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