19th November: Lang Lang and Legend, ENO Attracts New Audience, and Scottish Government Funds Sistema

Monday 19th November 2012

Classic FM

Lang Lang performs with John Legend for Dom Perignon event

Classical pianist Lang Lang and R&B singer-songwriter John Legend have collaborated in performance at a special event in New York hosted by Dom Perignon.

The Guardian

‘Opera virgins’ lured by scheme for first-timers at Coliseum

English National Opera launches effort to attract new audience with production of Don Giovanni

The Telegraph

The Queen’s concert is hit by discordant note

The Queen’s Medal for Music gala concert is due to provide a fitting send-off to the Diamond Jubilee, but one of its stars will be missing.

András Schiff: climbing two Himalayan peaks one after the other

Virtuoso pianist András Schiff is tackling Beethoven and Bach cycles in the toughest challenge of his career, says Ivan Hewett.

Classical Music Magazine

Glasgow’s Sistema Scotland outpost gets £1.325m boost  

Sistema Scotland’s new project in one of Glasgow’s most deprived areas has been awarded £1.325m from the Scottish government.

Slipped Disc

Breaking: Palestinian music school is bombed to rubble

The photograph that you see below has been sent to Slipped Disc by Neil van der Linden,  a Dutch colleague who helped organise a music school in, or very close to, these premises six years ago. The building collapsed after repeated shelling.

The Independent

Nicola Benedetti: The ‘classical babe’ with a cause

The violinist wants to share her music with more than an elite crowd

The Guardian