17th March: Katherine Jenkins collects OBE, French National Orchestra duets with prehistoric instruments & Malaysian music festival cancelled after death at event

Monday 17th March 2014

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Katherine Jenkins collects OBE at Buckingham Palace

Katherine Jenkins has been awarded her OBE for services to music and charity work, celebrating her ten years in the music industry, and her fundraising efforts.

The Telegraph

Cavemen’s ‘rock’ music makes a comeback

French National Orchestra concerts will show off prehistoric stone chimes, known as lithophones, used to make music by cave dwellers.

Celebrating the organ: jazz’s most unlikely instrument?

As the Royal Festival Hall unveils its grand organ after a six-year refurbishment, Ivan Hewett heralds jazz music’s versatile friend.

The Times

Youngest conductor takes the baton

Sir Simon Rattle was 22 when he was first invited to conduct the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Ilyich Rivas, who made his debut with the orchestra last week, was 20.

The National

Abu Dhai School Orchestra makes its debut

The Abu Dhabi School Orchestra will make history tomorrow as it performs its debut concert. The Abu Dhabi Education Council (Adec) established the student orchestra in partnership with the National Youth Orchestra of Ireland, whose conductor and musical director has spent the past nine months visiting Abu Dhabi schools

BBC News

Malaysian music festival cancelled after death at event

The final day of the Future Music Festival in Malaysia has been cancelled following a death at the event.

New York Times

Mitch Leigh, ‘Man of La Mancha’ Composer, Dies at 86

Mitch Leigh, composer of the American theatre staple ‘Man of La Mancha’ dies at 86.

The Telegraph

The Telegraph