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 …

#vlogtober 16th, Food (and Music) Moves the World

Friday 16th October '15

Yesterday evening the No Hunger Orchestra opened a concert at Expo Milan to raise awareness of the fight against undernutrition in lieu with World Food Day, which is today!The concert was organised by the European …

26th February: Opera director charged by Russia with offending Christians, Joshua Bell on conducting, Halle Orchestra names Jamie Phillips as new Associate Conductor

Thursday 26th February '15

Classical News The GuardianFrank Peter Zimmermann loses his Stradivarius as prices soarIn a market driven by money and aesthetic one-upmanship, what chance do real musicians have of playing older instruments?Opera director charged by Russian authorities with …

12th November: Venezuela’s El Sistema music scheme is ‘model of tyranny’, ENO blames Arts Council cuts after production of Orfeo is cancelled and Dickon Stainer appointed to lead Universal’s classical activities.

Wednesday 12th November '14

Classical News GuardianVenezuela’s El Sistema music scheme is ‘model of tyranny’, UK academic saysSupporters rush to defend ‘beacon of social justice’ as study shows project fails to reach disadvantaged youthIndependentENO blames Arts Council cuts after production …

29th July: Max Hole confirms third Bristol Proms for 2015, Gabriel Prokofiev launches new violin concerto at Proms and Oxford students release acapella version of Shakira’s Hips Don’t Lie

Tuesday 29th July '14

Classical News Classic FM Max Hole confirms third Bristol Proms for 2015The Bristol Proms will return to the Bristol Old Vic for a third year running in 2015, Universal boss Max Hole has confirmed.BBC NewsGabriel Prokofiev launches …

20th February: Titanic Violin, Ticketing Legislation and Classical Music on Reality Television

Wednesday 20th February '13

The TelegraphSerious music doesn’t have to hurt your earsComposer George Benjamin has the knack of making the most rebarbative composition sound comprehensible, says Jane Shilling.Classic FMTitanic musician's violin to be auctionedA violin believed to have …

1st February: Baroque Hour, HMV Live Firing and Record Store Day

Friday 1st February '13

The IndependentBaroque hour on Radio 3 as Dominic West takes to the airwaves to read poetryHeartthrob actor Dominic West is to go from The Hour to turning back the clock by reading a daily poem from the …

24th January: Classical Music: Great for Games and Health, but not for Safe Driving

Thursday 24th January '13

The TelegraphOrchestras must 'shed elitism' to survive, says Universal Music bossHead of Universal Music's classical division tells orchestras to show emotion and leave the concert hall if they want to gain new fans.'Tyrannical' Walt Disney …

22nd January: Musician Trains for Olympics, Beethoven Best for Workouts and HMV Rescue Operation

Tuesday 22nd January '13

The Guardian Vanessa-Mae gears up for Winter Olympics 2014 bid Violinist swaps keys for skis, as she prepares for first event in her quest to represent Thailand at Sochi Games next yearClassic FM Beethoven best for fitness workoutsStudies …

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