18th September: Mid-air Musicians, Children Composers, and Performing Puppets.

Tuesday 18th September 2012

The Telegraph

Stockhausen’s Mittwoch Aus Licht:Opera with real altitude

It has musicians in helicopters and in mid-air, seagull noises and a camel. Neil McCormick looks forward to Stockhausen’s Mittwoch Aus Licht in Birmingham.

Classic FM

Hallé Orchestra teams up with Manchester Airport

The Hallé Orchestra has partnered with Manchester Airports Group for a tour to China aimed at strengthening links to the north west.


Children to compose for Wallace and Gromit

BBC announces new competition giving children the opportunity to write music for the popular TV series

BBC Music Magazine

BBC announces Britten centenary celebrations

The BBC dedicates 2013 to the life and work of Benjamin Britten

Financial Times

Kings Place Festival, Kings Place, London

Puppets, forgotten instruments and user-friendly Bartók featured in the venue’s sampler of this season’s attractions

Daily record, (found on Musical Chairs)

Downton Abbey’s composer John Lunn reveals James Brown is inspiration behind TV drama’s music

SCOTS composer John Lunn has been recognised in the US by the Primetime Emmys for his contribution to the worldwide Downton Abbey phenomenon.

NPR Music, Deceptive Cadence

Trouble In The Twin Cities: Two Orchestras In Labor Disputes

The Minnesota Orchestra may go on strike after management proposed to cut musicians’ salaries by 28 percent.

Limelight Magazine

YouTube spoof sensations The Piano Guys sign to Sony

Sending up Star Wars, The Bourne Identity and Coldplay has landed the goofy duo a record deal