Every day the WildKat team scan newspapers, websites and blogs for interesting classical music news, and now we’ve decided to publish our lists so that you can get a classical music news summary each day. If you’ve read anything interesting each day that we’ve missed do feel free to comment and let us know!
And from a place that knows true hardship and oppression
Jessica Duchen writes about the role of music in the face of violence.
The Financial Times
BBC Proms, Royal Albert Hall, London
The average age of audiences at the BBC Proms has to be among the youngest for classical music in the world, and at the weekend the average age of the performers also came down with a bump.
The Arts Journal
Breaking: BBC chief crashes out of Proms
The Proms office has just announced that Jiri Belohlavek, chief conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra, has contracted a virus and been ordered to rest for a month.
Campaign launched to help labels affected by Sony warehouse fire
LabelLove raising money for indie labels who lost stock in London riots blaze that destroyed Pias distribution centre.
The New York Times
The New and the Newer; Hold the Preconceptions
Charles Wuorinen, director of this year’s Tanglewood Music Center Festival of Contemporary Music, went almost entirely with living composers.