15th October: NY Philharmonic cancels season, Genesis Foundation launches Kickstart fund, Shortlist for 2020 RPS Awards announced

Thursday 15th October '20

Genesis Foundation launches £1m Kickstart fund for freelancersThe Genesis Foundation, chaired by John Studzinski, has announced a new £1m Kickstart fund in order to support freelancers across the creative sector.The fund will be rolled out …

29th November: RPS Winners, Opera vs Climate Change, Further Radio France Strikes

Friday 29th November '19

RPS Awards 2019: Winners announcedLast night (28 November), the winners of the 2019 Royal Philharmonic Society (RPS) Awards were announced at a ceremony held at Battersea Arts Centre, London.The winners are as follows:Chamber-scale compositionTansy Davies, …

11th May: Jenny Lind unveiled, Jessye Norman gets RPS gold, Decca Classics making history, Spotify igniting conflict

Friday 11th May '18

In today's news: Jessye Norman gets RPS gold, first ever saxophonist signed to Decca Classics, Spotify stop promoting or recommending music by artists whose content or conduct it deemed to be offensive, Keith Saunders on …

1st April: Classical music for cats, RPS Music Awards shortlist and EU note standardisation – but can you tell which is an April fools?

Wednesday 1st April '15

Classical News Independent How Tansy Davies turned 9/11 into her opera 'Between Worlds' Tansy Davies makes her operatic debut with a work about the attack on the Twin Towers. Despite the topic, it is a life-affirming piece, she …

13th May: Ukraine protesters disrupt LSO concert and new appointments at the National Orchestra of Wales and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra

Tuesday 13th May '14

Classic FMUkraine protesters disrupt London Symphony Orchestra concertThe London Symphony Orchestra's open air concert in Trafalgar Square last night was interrupted by protesters who were making a stand against conductor Valery Gergiev's support of Russian …

6th May: Mozart manuscript up for auction, live stream linkup between UK opera houses & Michael Buble underpays Australian orchestra

Tuesday 6th May '14

Telegraph Mozart manuscript smuggled out of Nazi Germany expected to fetch £500,000 The family of a Jewish musician who smuggled a Mozart manuscript out of Nazi Germany are selling it at auction. Guardian Inside Opera: Live stream hopes to …

16th April: RPS Music Awards shortlist awards announced, John Luther Adams win Pulitzer Prize & Bergen Philharmonic’s future in threat

Wednesday 16th April '14

LimelightJohn Luther Adams wins Pulitzer Prize for MusicAlaskan-based composer John Luther Adams has won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize in Music for his recent commission from the Seattle Symphony Orchestra.  BBC Music Magazine Royal Philharmonic Society Music Awards shortlist …