17th June: Fraudster in the Orchestra, Youth Orchestra and a Royal Orchestra

Monday 17th June 2013

The Observer

The future of music: technology is amazing, but ‘music’s a human thing’

Cellist and Twitter composer Peter Gregson on the meeting ground between music and technology

The Guardian

Why iTunes Radio could be worth a small fortune for Apple

Streaming music system ties in users, supports iPhone and iPad sales and is likely to lead to more music buying

The Telegraph

We must believe in our youth orchestras

Our youth orchestras are as strong as any of the South American youth orchestras produced by El Sistema, says Rupert Christiansen.

Evening Standard

Fraudster who stole £650,000 from London orchestra won’t be deported because of his human rights

An Australian former financial director who stole £650,000 from a London orchestra has avoided deportation because of his right to family life under human rights laws

Classical Music Magazine

ROH recommissions Benjamin and Crimp to follow Written on Skin 

The Royal Opera House has commissioned a second new opera from George Benjamin and Martin Crimp following the success of Written on Skin, which was a co-commission with the Aix-en-Provence festival, Netherlands Opera, the Toulouse Théâtre du Capitole and Maggio Musicale, Florence.

Classic FM

Northern Sinfonia becomes Royal Northern Sinfonia

The Queen has bestowed a royal title on Classic FM’s Orchestra in North-East England, now known as Royal Northern Sinfonia.

Die Zeit

Neoklassik ist doch Quatsch

Wenn alle Genre-Grenzen in der Musik fallen, was bitte ist dann noch Crossover? Volker Schmidt versucht eine Annäherung an den Trendbegriff Modern Classical.

orchestra_2590766b The Telegraph