Celebrating International Women’s Day

Monday 8th March '21

This week, we will be celebrating International Women's Day (8 March) and Women's History Month by sharing some of the most astonishing women musicians and composers both throughout history and at work today. International Women's …

27th January: Boy with no arms plays trumpet, Classical Grammy Award winners, and challenging ‘fat lady sings’ parody

Monday 27th January '14

BBC News Orchestras 'still hostile to women' Although there are hundreds of female musicians, very few orchestras have female directors and conductors Limelight Magazine Classical Grammy Awards 2014 Australian Chamber Orchestra and Dawn Upshaw head the impressive list of this …

17th April: Philip Glass, ‘Silent Night’ and the Menuhin Competition winners

Tuesday 17th April '12

The Independent Don Giovanni, Heaven, Villiers St, London Between Mozart’s Don Giovanni and the Don Juan of myth yawns a gap. The Times Einstein on the Beach: Philip Glass's beautiful five-hour Minimalist opera Historians hail it as the first great American opera. The …