25th July: Lesley Garrett, the London Mayor and Classical Club nights

Wednesday 25th July 2012

Arts Journal – Slipped Disc 

British Conductor, 45, dies after long illness

Graham Jackson, a dedicated general music director in Krefeld and Mönchengladbach dies at the age of 45.

Another Conductor drops out of the BBC Proms 

Conductor Thierry Fischer is sick and will miss Thursday’s concert with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales

So who would you send out to save the Queen? 

Norman Lebrecht defends Lesley Garrett after criticisms of her performance of the English National Anthem grow.

Guardian- Music Blog

A guide to Michael Finnissy’s Music  

Tom Service guides his readers through the music of Michael Finnissy.


Minister denies axing New Zealand Symphony Orchestra

New Zealand’s Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Chris Finlayson has branded the idea of axing the touring group ‘unthinkable.’

BBC Music Magazine 

Ripon Cathedral Choir forced to shut

Local merger plan fails to save North Yorkshire school.

Classic FM 

Boris Johnson’s Royal Opera House debut 

London Mayor Boris Johns joined Placido Domingo and the Royal Ballet at the Royal Opera House.

Gabriel Prokofiev’s Classical Club night 

The grandson Sergei Prokofiev takes over a Bermondsey warehouse to showcase the best in modern composition and performance techniques.