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 …

27th November: Trinity Laban redresses diversity in jazz, Cultural budget increased to 2.1 billion euros, Curfew to end at 9pm for spectators

Friday 27th November '20

Diversity in jazz redressed by Trinity Laban and Tomorrow’s Warriors collabTrinity Laban Conservatoire and Tomorrow’s Warriors have joined forces to tackle imbalances in representation in the UK jazz scene by introducing young musicians from diverse …

23rd October: Stunning video of Harlem ballet dancing to Bach, Bachelot announces 115 million for culture, Bavarian theatres appalled by new virus rules

Friday 23rd October '20

This stunning video of a Harlem ballet company dancing to Bach will give you goosebumpsMasks on, Bach playing, and a dance company sharing the magic of movement and togetherness. This is something very special.In the summer of …

19th October: Five BHM events this week, Curfew: tensions between Castex and Bachelot, Opus Klassik adorns itself with stars and strangers

Monday 19th October '20

Five Black History Month events to get involved with this weekTo celebrate and reflect on Black History Month, a variety of organisations are hosting creative events across London this week, see our top picks below. …

25th June: People turn to Twitter to expose the catastrophic collapse of theatre and arts, Bayerische Staatsoper starts new season ealier, Dijon Opera suspends its concerts after the discovery of a positive case, Ankush Kumar Bahl to become Music Director in Omaha

Thursday 25th June '20

People turn to Twitter to expose the catastrophic collapse of theatre and arts during coronavirus‪‬For many working in the performing arts sector, the past three months have been a period of desperate financial uncertainty. Now, …

22nd June: Glyndebourne to stage live opera outdoors in August, Relaxation for cultural events, The half gauge limit is lifted in cinemas and theatres, Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center Cancel Fall Performances

Monday 22nd June '20

Glyndebourne to stage live opera outdoors in AugustGlyndebourne Opera House in East Sussex is planning to present live opera outdoors in August, seven weeks on from cancelling its entire summer season.Mesdames de la Halle (1858), …

6th May: LMM Educates, Proposals for resuming events, Recommendations for theatres, Pulitzer Prize for Davis

Wednesday 6th May '20

London Music Masters announces new series of live educational sessions and activitiesThe music education charity London Music Masters (LMM) has today announced it is launching Friday Live!, a weekly online series of engaging live sessions …

23rd January: Beat Furrer wins Ernst von Siemens Music Prize, More than 30 UK theatres at risk of being lost and the Los Angeles Opera unveils its 2018/2019 programme

Tuesday 23rd January '18

In today's news: Composers announced for PRS for Music’s Accelerate programme, Radio 3 has announced a new commission to mark the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in the UK and David Wordsworth has been appointed …

A busy week in discussions over arts funding

Friday 27th November '15

This week, the classical music news has been dominated by articles concerning arts funding. Here is a summary of the latest developments and who has been talking about the changes which could have such a …

25th July: Marin Alsop, stolen Steinway and the future of London’s small theatres

Thursday 25th July '13

Classic FMMarin Alsop Extends contract at Baltimore Symphony OrchestraAfter revitalising the orchestra for the past six years, the conductor says she's 'not finished!' and plans to work with them until August 2021.Hospital's stolen Steinway piano …