5th December: Orchestras in line for a tax break, BBC Concert Orchestra announced as associate orchestra of Southbank and how do you stop coughing during a classical concert?

Friday 5th December 2014

Classical News


Orchestras and children’s TV producers in line for tax break from Autumn Statement

George Osborne gives unexpected cash boost to firms behind children’s TV shows and opens consultation on orchestra tax relief

Classic FM

Kyung Wha Chung complains about coughing child during ‘tetchy’ comeback concert

During her first London concert in 12 years, the legendary violinist told the parents of a coughing child, ‘Maybe bring her back when she’s older’.

BBC Music Magazine

BBC Concert Orchestra announced as associate orchestra of Southbank

The orchestra will open the Southbank’s major 2015 festival, Changing Britain 1945-2015

Classical Source

Jerrold Holdings wins the Hallé’s Corporate Choir Competition

A 20-strong team from Cheadle-based lender, Jerrold Holdings, has been crowned winner of Hallé’s highly contended Corporate Choir Competition, beating off strong competition from Siemens, First Transpennine Express, PZ Cussons, PwC and ITC Luxury Travel.

BBC News Magazine

Who, what, why: How do you stop people coughing during a classical concert?

A world-renowned violinist has berated the parents of a child who coughed during a concert. How do you keep a tickly throat at bay, and does it matter, asks Chris Stokel-Walker.

Zeit Online

Die rührende Hilflosigkeit der Holzwirtschaft

Wolfgang Büchners Entlassung beim “Spiegel” offenbart die Angst der Verlage vor dem Internet.

Die Welt

So komponierten die Musiker, die im Krieg fielen

Im Ersten Weltkrieg verlor eine Goldene Generation von Komponisten ihr Leben.


NRW: Höhere Vergütung für Musikhochschullehrer?

275.000 Euro für Tariferhöhung im Jahr 2015


In der Welt von… WDR Sinfonieorchester

In unserer Reihe „In der Welt von…“ begleiten wir – vernetzt durch Smartphone und Social Media – Künstler auf Reisen, zu spannenden Projekten und besonderen Ereignissen

Le Figaro

Cirkafrika, un équilibre parfait

Sur la pelouse de Reuilly, à Paris, 48 danseurs, musiciens et acrobates reviennent pour un nouveau spectacle qui évoque l’Afrique en mêlant acrobaties, numéros aériens et gospel.


Classic FM @ClassicFM: How cultural were you in 2014? Test your knowledge with our quiz of the year: http://classfm.co/3KixRH 

Sinfini Music @SinfiniMusic: Good luck @edballsmp! Ed is taking his grade 4 piano today. Says it will be more stressful than #AutumnStatement http://huff.to/1vVb7v9 

Royal Academy Music @RoyalAcadMusic: Academy Manson Ensemble join @Ldn_Sinfonietta for #birtwistlebirthday tonight, http://bit.ly/1q0OjJE 


With its formula stamped “color, rhythm and good humour,” Cirkafrika conquered the public. Photo: White Rabbit Pictures/Cirque Phenix SSE