11th February 2014: Osmo Vanska calls for Minnesota Orchestra president to stand down and interview with Richard Wheatly, Chairman of JazzFM

Tuesday 11th February 2014

Huffington Post

The Sphinx Organisation: democratising classical music

This week IMG Artists announced a new partnership with the Sphinx Organization, a non-profit working to transform lives through the power of diversity in the arts.

The Telegraph

Radio 3’s job is to enrich Britain’s cultural fabric

The idea that the BBC’s classical music arm chases listeners by copying Classic FM is nonsense, says the station’s controller Roger Wright.

Minneapolis Business Journal

After lockout, ex-Orchestra conductor calls for president’s exit

Osmo Vanska, the famed Minnesota Orchestra conductor who left during the orchestra’s year-long lockout of musicians, hasn’t said whether he’ll return now that the lockout is over. He has, however, said that Orchestra President Michael Henson, who led the organization’s management during the lockout, should step down “For any healing to begin.”

London Jazz News

“The best thing we could do for our listeners was to stay in business.” Interview with Richard Wheatly – Chairman of JazzFM

In an exclusive, wide-ranging, seven-part interview, the chairman of JazzFM, the UK’s predominant specialist Jazz station, Richard Wheatly talked us through where the station is, its strategy and where it is headed.

BBC Music Magazine

Grand piano to make ascent by bicycle

To celebrate the opening of the Hebden Bridge Piano festival a Grand piano will be pulled up some of Yorkshire’s most arduous hills by a bicycle.

The News-Herald

Contemporary Youth Orchestra to use Google Glass to live-stream concert 

Google Glass, a tiny computer attached to a head-mounted device that can communicate with the Internet via natural language voice commands, will be worn by Liza Grossman, music director of the Contemporary Youth Orchestra (Ohio) during a Rock the Orchestra concert which will also feature Ben Folds.


The News Herald

The News Herald