11th September: Harmony at the Proms would be ‘benefit to all’, Radio 3 announces New Generation Artists and Violinist with tremor regains ability to play during brain surgery.

Thursday 11th September 2014


Roderick Williams on the Last Night of the Proms: ‘Maybe I should dress as Britannia and wave a Jamaican flag’

Baritone Roderick Williams will perform to a global audience of millions on Saturday. He’s going to have a ball, he tells Imogen Tilden


Harmony at the Proms would be ‘benefit to all’, conductors say

Uniting the people of England and Scotland at the Last Night of the Proms will be of ‘benefit to all, conductors say

BBC Music Magazine

Radio 3 announces the next New Generation Artists

Six talented players will join the 2014-16 scheme

Classic FM

Hallé Orchestra’s new recording celebrates Manchester’s musical heritage

Manchester’s musical heritage is to be celebrated in a new piece arranged by Paul Campbell and performed by the Hallé Orchestra.

Classical Source

Ruthie Henshall joins the line-up for the Last Night of the Proms 2014

The BBC Proms are delighted to announce that music theatre star Ruthie Henshall will take to the stage at the Last Night of the Proms to lead the Royal Albert Hall and Proms in the Park audiences around the UK in a rousing Mary Poppins singalong.

The Jerusalem Post

Former violinist with tremor regains ability to play while undergoing brain surgery

Naomi Elishuv, a former violinist at Lithuania’s national philharmonic orchestra, had to give up her beloved instrument 20 years ago.

Classical Source

Rising star soprano Angel Blue will make her role debut as Mimì in Jonathan Miller’s stunning production of La bohème

Opera’s greatest love story will return to ENO’s London Coliseum this winter in Jonathan Miller’s stunning production, weaving together true love with heartbreak in this enduring and devastating story.

Die Welt

Sein Gehalt wurde mit Sklavenhandel finanziert

Von Mozart Vater gehasst, vom schwäbischen Tyrannen ausgehalten: Vor 300 Jahren wurde Stuttgarts Nationalkomponist Niccolò Jommelli geboren. Heute ist er in die Besenkammer des Repertoires verbannt.

Zeit online

Große Gefühle

Mit 104 Jahren ist die Opernsängerin Magda Olivero in Mailand gestorben. Leidenschaft ist der Schlüsselbegriff ihrer langen Karriere.

Badische Zeitung

La Cetra soll nicht sterben

Regierung gewährt Basler Barockorchester Zuschuss.

The New York Times

Musicians Union Ratifies Met Opera Contract

Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians announced on Tuesday that its members had ratified the labor agreement that the union negotiated with the Metropolitan Opera last month.

The National

Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra’s director quits after BBC Proms

The musical director who took Qatar’s fledgling orchestra to the BBC Proms has quit, less than 24 hours after its triumphant debut at the festival in London.


Björk Receives Tribute from Sydney Chamber Choir’s Paul Stanhope and The Idea of North’s Naomi Crellin in Australia

Björk’s work yet receives another tribute, this time by way of the Sydney Chamber Choir directed by Paul Stanhope and Naomi Crellin with The Idea of North for Going Bjork at the Sydney Recital Hall in Australia.


The Royal Opera @TheRoyalOpera: The 2014/15 Season is upon us! The surprises we’ve got in store tonight for our audience: bit.ly/1oweNwd ^C

Deutsche Grammophon ‏@DGclassics: #Beethoven or #Einaudi? #Spotify or #Radio? @SinfiniMusic wants to know what you think about #classicalmusic today: http://classicalnation.sinfinimusic.com/

Royal College Music @RCMLatest: Are you an aspiring #singer? There’s just one more day to book for our #Vocal Faculty Open Door on 21 September: http://bit.ly/VQmPrI 

Culture House @CultureHouse: How independence will impoverish Scottish culture, by @danieljksn with @AidanJohnMoffat, @ellieharrison & @jamesmacm http://specc.ie/1lVTYP5 

Roderick Williams 12 July 2010Roderick Williams, photo: Benjamin Ealovega