5th June: Ryan Wigglesworth appointed Hallé principal guest conductor, otters play electric piano in zoo and are crowds always wise?

Thursday 5th June 2014

Classical Music Magazine

Ryan Wigglesworth appointed Hallé principal guest conductor

Ryan Wigglesworth will take up the role of principal guest conductor of Manchester’s Hallé orchestra for three years from September 2015, succeeding Markus Stenz.

Classic FM

Otters play electric piano in zoo

Otters at a Washington zoo have been given a unique way to enrich their lives- playing an electric organ.

The Telegraph

Are crowds always wise?

Ivan Hewett meets David Lang, who has written a piece for 1,000 singers based on a visit to an Arsenal game.

The Telegraph

Clean Bandit: the cool sound of classical crossover

Clean Bandit are the Cambridge graduates bringing classical sounds to the charts with hits like Rather Be.

Classic FM

Music children should listen to: Classic FM presenters have their say

Classic FM presenters have joined the debate started by Nicola Benedetti, over what classical music children should be encouraged to listen to.

Boston Globe

Frühbeck de Burgos to retire

Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, a noted Spanish conductor and a frequent guest on the podium of the Boston Symphony Orchestra among many other ensembles, has announced that he is fighting cancer and will be ceasing all conducting activities.

The New Yorker

Letter from Budapest: Notes of Dissent

In Hungary, Iván Fischer is shaking up music and politics.

New York Times

Young Composers Catch the Philharmonic’s Ear

Six young composers survive a competition to have their works played by the New York Philharmonic; three get public performances.


Ein Mann mit Gesicht

Der kanadische Pianist und Komponist Marc-André Hamelin führt auf, was andere für unspielbar halten.


Straßburger Klassikfestival wegen schlechtem Vorverkauf abgesagt

Veranstaltender Verein geht mit Defizit von 300.000 Euro in Konkurs.


London Philharmonic @LPOrchestra : We caught up with ‪@Edmund_Hunt for a chat about his life as a composer leading up to the premiere of his new work ‪http://bit.ly/1uidNjD 

Britten Sinfonia @BrittenSinfonia: Our Artistic Planning Director writes about how we came to commission Kaija Saariaho for our At Lunch series – ‪http://bit.ly/1o9pUxF 

World Concert Hall ‏@wconcerthall: Today, #Dvorák #Dorman with Bilic & Stojanov #Baranovic & #Respighi from #Zagreb http://ht.ly/xCwCa  #wch #classical


Ryan Wigglesworth- Classical Music Magazine