24th March: Continuo Foundation announces first grant recipients, Berlin stops pilotproject to reopen cultural institutions, Three million dollars for Silkroad, a collective of musicians founded by Yo-Yo Ma

Wednesday 24th March '21

Continuo Foundation announces first grant recipientsContinuo Foundation has named the recipients of its first round of grants to UK period-instrument ensembles. The charity – established in October 2020 to support projects which create work for …

29th July: Musical instruments, Salzburg Festival tickets, Carine Rolland, Rhiannon Giddens

Wednesday 29th July '20

Surge on spending on musical instruments brings music into lockdown homesMusical instrument sales have been impacted positively by coronavirus lockdown, a local music shop has reported. It’s one of the coronavirus clichés: that many people …

15th April: Yo-Yo Ma to perform at US-Mexico border and Music at Paxton festival returns for 2019

Monday 15th April '19

Yo-Yo Ma performs at US-Mexico border Famed cellist Yo-Yo Ma performed a 15-minute excerpt from Bach’s Cello Suites on the border between United States and Mexico. He was joined by city leadership from both Laredo, Texas and Nuevo …

February 8th: Tanglewood announces inaugural Learning Institute season, winners of New Elizabethan Award, and German music sales are highest in the EU

Friday 8th February '19

Fleming, Nelsons and Yo-Yo Ma in opening Tanglewood Learning Institute season Tanglewood has announced the inaugural season for the Tanglewood Learning Institute (TLI). The new centre cost around USD30m (€26.5m), and includes the Linde Center for …

26th October: Andre Rieu fights child labour fine, Yo-Yo Ma steps down from Silkroad Ensemble, Shortlist for the 2017 British Composer Award announced and Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg hits the 4 million visitors benchmark

Thursday 26th October '17

In today’s classical news: Dutch violin maestro Rieu fights child labour fine, Yo-Yo Ma steps down from Silkroad Ensemble, Shortlist for the 2017 British Composer Award announced, Elphilharmonie in Hamburg counts already four million visitors. Geo.tv Dutch …

20th July: Floating concert hall, is music the key to memory?

Thursday 20th July '17

In today's news, The Brighton Early Music Festival co-artistic director Clare Norburn to step down, cellist Yo-Yo Ma steps in to save floating concert hall, and Radio 3 and Wellcome Collection announce weekend of why …

14th March: UK & Korean Art Councils Form New Program for Artists, Brief History of Opera Business

Tuesday 14th March '17

In today's classical news: The Womadelaide festival makes efforts to become more environmentally conscious as the issue headlines as the festival's theme this year. For their 2017-18 program the Arts Council of Korea and the …

12th December: Yo-Yo Ma launches youth music programme in China, Royal Opera House Muscat first in-house production & Toni Erdmann wins European Film Awards

Monday 12th December '16

Classical News In today's classical news, Yo-Yo Ma launches youth music programme in China, prizes awarded at Norway's Princess Astrid Violin Competition, and Royal Opera House Muscat launches first in-house production. Also, "Toni Erdmann" wins five …

18th November: Hoffmann wins LSO conducting competition, Bicket extended contract with Santa Fe Opera & BBC ensembles celebrate their 70th season

Friday 18th November '16

Classical News In today's classical news, Niklas Hoffmann was announced the winner of the 14th Donatella Flick LSO conducting competition last night. Taxpayer's bill for English National Opera has risen to £155,000 per show, after the company …

16th November: BTHVN2020, ENO’s The Mikado postponed in Blackpool & the reality facing the American orchestras

Wednesday 16th November '16

Classical News In today's classical news, German government has announced a budget of €27 million for a year of celebrations to commemorate the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth. English National Opera has announced the postponement of The Mikado …

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