Apple preparing to launch ad-backed ‘iRadio’ next week
iPhone maker will use iAd service to sell ads on streaming music service that is expected to be announced at WWDC
Conductor Richard Mills quits Opera Australia Ring
Opera Australia has announced that Richard Mills, conductor of its monumental Melbourne Ring Cycle Melbourne Ring Cycle, is withdrawing from the project after weeks of rehearsals, citing a lack of ‘unity of vision’.
A call from Cairo to save the performing arts from an Islamist ban
The appeal follows the sacking of the head of the Cairo Opera and subsequent demonstrations by its staff and cast. Artists are now speaking of a jihad (holy war) against the arts.
The week’s most-watched conductor
We thought you’d enjoy some more clips of Yuri Simonov in virtuosic action. We’re not suggesting every maestro should try this, but – if they could – wouldn’t they, just once in a while?
New York Times
That Instrument Known as the Eiffel Tower
Mr. Bertolozzi is in Paris harvesting sounds for a “public art installation”. His mission is to “play the Eiffel Tower”.
Daniel Hope’s acclaimed keynote speech about artists re-engaging their audience, the future of classical music and the virtuoso, and how more people must be given the opportunity to access, understand and enjoy classical music.
BBC Music Magazine
Festival asks audience to record birdsong for ‘dawn chorus’ piece
East Neuk Festival invites people to send in clips of birds singing for closing festival
Art Everywhere project to create ‘giant art gallery’
Posters of classic artworks will be displayed across the country this summer in a bid to turn the UK into the “world’s largest art gallery”.