The spring 2013 season for Opera North has been announced, with opera from Handel, Wagner and Albert Herring topping the bill.
Classic FM’s John Suchet is out and about around the country promoting his new Beethoven book: Beethoven – The Man Revealed.
A Beethoven manuscript has sold for €252,750 in an auction at Sotheby’s, Paris, along with scores by Schoenberg and Bach.
Everywhere you look right now, it seems like American symphony orchestras are fighting for their lives — strikes, lockouts, bankruptcy.
Britain’s oldest chamber orchestra and Europe’s largest centre for the arts have signed up to the Standard’s campaign to help jobless young Londoners into work, and hailed the campaign as “a guiding light for social mobility”.
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A gala concert in aid of Victim Support UK will be held at the Barbican Hall, London, on 22 November, with the Orion Orchestra and a variety of soloists performing extracts from Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake, The Nutcracker,Sleeping Beauty and Eugene Onegin to raise money for the charity, which each year offers support to 1.25 million victims of crime and 250,000 witnesses.
The Kammeroper is claiming an international coup – it will be the first ensemble to stream an opera live, free and worldwide, next Monday.
Three Violectras stolen from Nigel Kennedy in 2005 turn up at auction house