The scene, in which Hayley (played by actress Julie Hesmondhalgh) ends her own struggle with pancreatic cancer by mixing a lethal cocktail of medicine, ended with her on-screen husband, Roy Cropper (played by David Neilson) putting on a CD of Hayley’s favourite piece, Ralph Vaughan Williams’ The Lark Ascending.
The grave of Franz Xaver Wolfgang Mozart, son of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, has been vandalised in the Czech town of Karlovy Vary.
“La Jenkins’s new look can’t disguise what the classical world knows well – sex sells.” Adam Sweeting on sexual objectification in the classical music industry.
BBC Music Magazine
Tugan Sokhiev has been appointed the music director and chief conductor of the Bolshoi Theatre.
Paul Safar and Nancy Wood, a husband-and-wife performance duo, will play at “Black Out” a show put on by Cascadia Composers in complete darkness, hoping to stimulate the audience’s aural capabilities by limiting their vision.
International Arts Manager
Patients at a Philadelphia hospital will soon be able to view orchestra performances live on their bedside TVs. The initiative is the result of a partnership between the The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia and the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, announced earlier this week.
Arts Journal – Slipped Disc
Robot maker Guy Hoffman thinks his machines can simulate a soul.