February 26th – March 4th: The Philharmonie de Paris Stands With Ukraine, Nicola Benedetti Becomes The First Woman to Lead The Edinburgh International Festival, Conductor Vasily Petrenko Puts Work in Russia on Hold in Call for Peace, Violinist Ezinma Launches Strings By Heart

Friday 4th March '22

La Philharmonie de Paris s'engage aux Côtés de l'UkraineOlivier Mantei, le patron de l'institution, confirme que celle-ci n'engagera plus d'artistes pro-Poutine, tout en souhaitant préserver le lien avec la culture russe.Comme bon nombre d’institutions musicales …

February 12th – February 18th: RPO Reports Surge in Classic Music Listeners, German Minister of State on Pandemic Management, Verdi’s Rigoletto to Open Opera to Blind and Deaf Children, New Gilmore Jazz Awards

Friday 18th February '22

RPO Research Reveals Classical Music Could Have 6.2 Million More Listeners This YearNew research commissioned by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) has revealed that a third of the 2,020 people surveyed by MaruBlue who admitted ‘not knowing …

November 6th – November 12th: Arts Council England’s New Report, Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation, Marc Korovitch, Sphinx Venture Fund Promotes Diversity

Friday 12th November '21

Arts Council England's new Report Reveals The Need For More Support For Promising MusiciansIn response to the report, Arts Council England has announced the launch of a project working witht the music indistry to help …

21st April: RPO announces return to the concert hall, Patrick Hahn to be Principal Guest Conductor in Istanbul, The Queen Elizabeth Competition will take place without an audience

Wednesday 21st April '21

RPO announces return to the concert hallThe Royal Philharmonic Orchestra are returning to Cadogan Hall for the first time since the start of the pandemic. The opening concert features the Japanese virtuoso Fumiaki Miura in …

1st December: Violinist Sheila Nelson has died, German government increases social insurance for artists, French Institute and La Villette provide digital access to culture in Côte d’Ivoire

Tuesday 1st December '20

The violinist Sheila Nelson has diedThe violinist Sheila Nelson has died, aged 84. In a career spanning more than 50 years, she created much educational music, played with the English Chamber Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic …

19th August: Huge surge in Millennials and Gen Zers streaming classical music, Classic@Home starts BEE250VEN Online Festival, Daniel Barenboim celebrates two anniversaries at the Salzburg Festival

Wednesday 19th August '20

Huge surge in Millennials and Gen Zers streaming classical musicClassical music is becoming more popular among young people, according to new joint research by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, streaming service Deezer, and British Phonographic Industry (BPI).Of …

14th November: RPO’s New Partner, Salzberg Festival turns 100, The Paris Semaine Classique

Thursday 14th November '19

RPO becomes Royal Albert Hall’s associate orchestraIn a new five-year partnership, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) is joining forces with the Royal Albert Hall to become its official Associate Orchestra. The announcement follows the recent …

27th June: Royal Albert Hall announces a restoration plan, a new study on Classical Music revealed and Kiril Petrenko at Munich Opera Festival

Thursday 27th June '19

Royal Albert Hall announces first part of 20-year restoration planLondon’s Royal Albert Hall has revealed the first part of a 20-year vision designed to secure the venue’s long-term future.Craig Hassall, chief executive of the Royal …

12th June: Musicians urge Sadiq Khan to drop permission for BP-branded opera broadcasts, Alfie Boe and Danielle de Niese to sing joint show at the Royal Albert Hall and René Pollesch becomes new director of the Volksbühne

Wednesday 12th June '19

Musicians urge Sadiq Khan to drop permission for BP-branded opera broadcasts 200 leading musicians including Dame Evelyn Glennie, tenor Mark Padmore and composer Nigel Osborne have backed a letter to London mayor Sadiq Khan to withdraw …

29th May: Classical music keeps CDs popular, Bloomington Symphony Orchestra perform torch-lit concert after powercut, and an interview with Harald Schmidt

Wednesday 29th May '19

CDs aren’t dead – and we have classical music fans to thank Recent research by Royal Philharmonic Orchestra has found that CD remains the most popular music format nationally, with 43 per cent of all music consumed this way, …

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