13th August: Celebrating Stravinsky, the first Urban Prom and John Williams’ new score

Tuesday 13th August 2013

New York Times

A Wild Ride Through Stravinsky’s Early Years

Bard Musical Festival celebrates ‘Stravinsky and His World’

The Guardian

Music Worlds collide in first Urban Prom

Hip-hop acts including Laura Mvula, Fazer and Wretch 32 to perform with BBC Symphony Orchestra at Royal Albert Hall

Steinway plays the waiting game

Despite agreeing to be bought by private equity firm Kohlberg, a better offer has now been made for 160-year-old piano maker

The Times

Angel Blue: from beauty queen to opera star

Beauty contests (‘you make astonishing money’) helped Angel Blue to finance her classical music studies at UCLA

Classic FM Online

John Williams confirms first non-Spielberg score in 8 years

John Williams will score the film adaptation of Markus Zusak’s novel The Book Thief, directed by Brian Percival

Linsdsey Stirling takes on Star Wars in new video

Violinist Lindsey Stirling has collaborated with a cappella singer and internet star Peter Hollens on a brand new medley of John Williams’ music from the Star Wars movies


Sir Kenneth Branagh named campaign patron for Hallé St Peter’s

The actor and director lends his support to the Hallé’s new rehearsal, recording and education venue as the second phase of development begins

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Für die Metropolitan Opera war sie zu gut

Regina Resnik war eine der epochalen Figuren des Operngesangs. Geradezu legendär war sie als Carmen. Jetzt ist sie im Alter von neunzig Jahren in New York gestorben

Urban Prom rehearsals

The Guardian