6th May: Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra hires first diversity officer, Lucerne Festival gets new structure, Performance venues and the details for reopening

Thursday 6th May '21

Meet Harold Brown: Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra's first chief diversity officerCINCINNATI — Bach, Handel and Mozart — those are the names you expect to see in a symphony orchestra program. In more recent years, American and …

30th April: PRS Foundation announces 55 talent development partners, Study shows massive financial losses for musicians due to Corona, Concert halls and operas to reopen on 19 May

Friday 30th April '21

PRS Foundation announces 55 talent development partnersLaunched in 2016 and expanding each year, the network of Talent Development Partners brings together organisations working at the frontline of talent development in the UK. Organisations are selected …

27th April: Revenue from live music events down 80%, Jugend musiziert 2021 – Champions of Harmony, Festivals and theatres – the steps for reopening

Tuesday 27th April '21

Revenue from live music events down 80%, says PRS reportPRS for Music, the organisation that represents the rights of songwriters, composers and music publishers, distributed £699.4m to its members in 2020 - a year-on-year increase …

14th April: Barbican announces return of audiences from May 17, Ticket Sales for Berlin Stages Crashed, Posters in Bordeaux create discord

Wednesday 14th April '21

Barbican announces return of audiences from May 17London’s Barbican has today announced the return of live audiences to the Hall when restrictions ease from May 17. To comply with continuing Covid measures, the hall will …

13th April: Wigmore Hall announces re-opening, Anne-Sophie Mutter to be new President of German Cancer Aid, An open letter to Macron from show business union

Tuesday 13th April '21

Wigmore Hall announces re-opening festival starting May 17Wigmore Hall is to re-open to the public on May 17, following the next stage in relaxing restrictions in England taking effect.The renowned London venue has resounded to …

6th April: 50th anniversary of Stravinsky’s death will be marked by events, Miniatur Wunderland: Train plays classical music, Reopening of cultural venues in mid-May

Tuesday 6th April '21

50th anniversary of Stravinsky’s death to be marked by series of eventsThe 50th anniversary of Igor Stravinsky’s death on 6 April 1971 is to be marked over the coming month with performances – many of …

10th March: Revised dates for Hastings Competition 2022, Pilot project for reopening of Berlin stages, Death of the soprano Renée Doria

Wednesday 10th March '21

Hastings Competition announces revised dates for 2022Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition has been rescheduled due to ongoing government restrictions and will now run from 24 February to 5 March 2022.The biennial competition is an initiative …

5th August: Fame for forgotten female composers; Elbphilharmonie reopens in September; New season for Nice Opera

Wednesday 5th August '20

Fame at last for the world’s forgotten female composersA database of female composers has been put online in France in an attempt to overturn what critics say is centuries of male domination of classical music.The …

20th July: Plan to open England’s theatres with reduced capacity ‘not viable’, Concert house named after composer Ennio Morricone, Death of David Jisse, The Met Opera Tries to Find Paying Customers in a Pandemic

Monday 20th July '20

Plan to open England's theatres with reduced capacity 'not viable'Theatres and venues in England will be able to host socially distanced performances and gigs from 1 August under new government plans, but the move has …

26th May: Riccardo Muti, Austria restarts cultural life, artists return to the concert halls without audience, Live Performance Producers Are Giving Up on 2020

Tuesday 26th May '20

Riccardo Muti leads return of classical musicRiccardo Muti will lead Italy’s first public post-lockdown concert. On 21 June the Italian maestro takes to the stage with the Luigi Cherubini Youth Orchestra for the opening concert …

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