To celebrate Giuseppe Verdi’s birthday, Classic FM brings you the first look at a featurette from the new film directed by Dustin Hoffman and starring Dame Maggie Smith, Billy Connolly, Michael Gambon and Tom Courtenay.
Actor and writer Simon Callow is to host a new wine-based show on Classic FM, called Tasting Notes.
The Beat Beethoven Fun Run will challenge participants to run a certain distance in the time it takes to play Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony.
Three-year tenure begins in September 2014
ABC (found on Musical Chairs)
Opera Australia says it is looking at staging a performance on a beach on Queensland’s Gold Coast featuring a stage made of sand.
Every newborn baby in Scotland is to receive a specially-compiled classical CD to inspire a love of music.
The Crouch End Festival Chorus, founded by David Temple, has become known as one of the top UK amateur choirs, a fixture at the BBC Proms and in the London concert halls.
The doyen of German conductors, 85 and beating strong, suffered a setback earlier this year when he fell off a podium in Paris, breaking a shoulder.
Deceptive Cadence, NPR
It’s been a tumultuous time for American orchestras. Labor disputes have shut down the Minnesota Orchestra and Indianapolis Symphony, and strikes and lockouts have affected orchestras in Chicago, Atlanta and Louisville in the past year.