3rd June: The show must be paused, Black Lives Matter Resources, Dresden Philharmonic’s First concert, American classical musicians are mobilizing, MET cancels all fall performances

Wednesday 3rd June '20

The show must be paused: the classical world falls silent to honour George FloydMusicians, concert halls and opera houses unite in support of ‘Blackout Tuesday’, following the heartless murder of George Floyd.The world of classical …

17th August: Former El Sistema student released, refugee children perform with Joyce DiDonato

Thursday 17th August '17

In today's news: Protest violinist and former El Sistema student Wuilly Arteaga released from custody in Venezuela, and Joyce DiDonato performs with refugee children in Greece. Michael Haensel has died, Baltic Sea Philharmonic on tour, and "Bundesakkordeonorchester" receives …

9th February: Music Beyond Borders protests immigration ban in US, ISM Trust publishes musician anti-anxiety guide

Thursday 9th February '17

In today's news, the Seattle Symphony has announced their concert, Music Beyond Borders, and the 2017 London Handel Festival celebrates the composer as a European in London. The ISM publishes a guide for musicians to fight performance …

13th October: Southbank Centre announces Belief and Beyond Belief festival, violin made from Churchill’s cigar box is to be auctioned & Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie gets its own stamp

Thursday 13th October '16

Classical News In our news today, Southbank Centre announces Belief and Beyond Belief festival, English National Opera is negotiating with new music director, and violin made from Churchill's cigar box is to be auctioned. Also, Mozart's …

28th June: Musicians protest Brexit, The Hogboon and Festival d’Aix-en-Provence’s New Director

Tuesday 28th June '16

Classical News In today's news, musicians in London protest against Brexit with Beethoven's 'Ode to Joy', Peter Maxwell Davies's final work at Barbican's concert hall, and the National Post questions whether new audiences might be attracted …

9th February: ENO singers to vote on strike action, Rachmaninoff back to Moscow & Europe’s most powerful organ in Paris

Tuesday 9th February '16

In today's news, The Guardian reports that ENO singers are to vote strike action and hundreds protest arts cuts in Cardiff. Also, Moscow wants Rachmaninoff's body back and Paris inaugurates Europe's most powerful organClassical Music …

#ClassicalWomen: Ethel Smyth

Wednesday 4th March '15

In the run up to International Women’s Day this Sunday (8th March), WildKat PR are turning the spotlight onto influential and inspiring female figures in classical music, past and present.Today’s focus is on Dame Ethel …

4th February: Ukraine protest pianist, Milwaukee stolen Stradivarius & Riccardo Muti extends his CSO contract until 2020

Tuesday 4th February '14

Classic FM OnlineUkraine 'Pianist-Extremist' refuses to be unmaskedPlaying music including Chopin and Einaudi, the mystery music college student continues to perform outside City Hall in Ukraine, protesting against the authorities, after President Viktor Yanukovich spurned an …

18th January – Wikipedia blackout, Porgy and Bess and RIP Gustav Leonhardt

Wednesday 18th January '12

GramophoneJaap Van Zweden Appointed To The Hong Kong Phil.A second role for this impressive Dutch conductor.New YorkerWikipedia Blackout: A Playlist.Today, Wikipedia goes black to protest the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). What does the online …

4th January – Israel Philharmonic, more ones to watch for 2012 and Ronald Searle

Wednesday 4th January '12

The TimesProms, Politics And Israel Philharmonic.Avi Shoshani, the secretary-general of the orchestra, talks to Neil Fisher.Classical Music In 2012.There’s no escaping Daniel Barenboim and new kid on the block Gustavo Dudamel this year, according to …

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