In a rare interview, José Antonio Abreu talks about his passion for Venezuela’s extraordinary musical programme that gives children a route out of poverty.
BBC Music Magazine
Soprano Anna Netrebko and bass-baritone Erwin Schrott have created a charitable foundation to support disabled and disadvantaged children.
Spectrum Road will explore the music of Tony Williams’ Lifetime at the Playboy Jazz Festival at the Hollywood Bowl.
Arts Journal – Slipped Disc
The Academy of Ancient Music has published a video of its performance of Handel’s Water Music in the Royal Flotilla.
You’d expect the Welsh to be first to put up a candidate for next year’s Cardiff Singer of the World content and, sure enough, their man is on the starting line while other nations are still stuttering in rehearsal rooms.
When Leopold Stokowski formed the American Symphony Orchestra 50 years ago, he wanted to create, in part, a training ground for young musicians.
Chief cultural critic Richard Morrison on the classical music and opera he is most looking forward to.
The New Yorker
Oliver Knussen, the great British composer and conductor, turned sixty on Tuesday.
Rare example of Bach’s musical hand sells to private collector.
Missy Mazzoli has been selected as the second Composer-in-Residence of the Opera Company of Philadelphia, in collaboration with Gotham Chamber Opera and the Music Theatre Group in New York.