2nd May: Placido Domingo, Gabriel Kahane and an Olympic exhibition

Wednesday 2nd May 2012


Royal Opera House to host Olympic exhibition

The Royal Opera House will team with BP and the Olympic Museum in Lausanne to present a free Olympic exhibition in honour of the London 2012 Games.

BBC Music Magazine

Northern Sinfonia live in concert

Grant Llewellyn conducts the orchestra in Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony, Prokofiev’s Classical Symphony and Shostakovich’s Piano Conceto No. 1.

LA Times

Jazz says its final good-bye on Los Angeles AM Radio

A silence has descended on Los Angeles’ AM radio band. The station apparently sees jazz as hindering its bid for a wider audience.

Classical Music Magazine

BBC Proms 2012 bring austerity-bucking season of 92 concerts

The 2012 BBC Proms season was announced on 19 April, with a typically diverse programme of concerts in the Royal Albert Hall and beyond.

London Jazz

Children and music venues? Can anything be done?

This discussion between a parent in Leeds and the management of Colin Towns’ band Blue Touch Paper just doesn’t feel right.

The New Yorker

Ten perfect Orchestral Performances

I don’t know that perfection is of the greatest importance in music-making. Spirit, power, phrasing, tempo, expressiveness—all these things matter more than note-perfect execution.

The Telegraph

Placido Domingo on Turandot: why I’m doing the biggest opera in the world

Though well known for singing ‘Nessun Dorma’ as one of the Three Tenors, Domingo says he’ll be conducting it instead at a lavish Wembley Stadium performance.

NY Times

Gabriel Kahane is a One-man Cultural Cuisinart

Kahane’s voice, airy but with a smoky burr, is flexible and carries emotional weight easily, but “Crane Palimpsest” is still a lot to take on.