16th August: McDonalds use classical music, London Philharmonic Orchestra give free performances, and an interview with Tine Thing Helsen

Friday 16th August 2013

The Guardian

Tine Thing Helsen: blowing her own trumpet

Tine Thing Helsen is on a mission. She explains why all that matters in music making is an open mind and open ears

Classic FM Online

Joshua Bell will judge Miss America competition

The American Violinist Joshua Bell has been confirmed as one of the judges in next year’s Miss America contest

McDonald’s uses classical music to stop anti-social behaviour

The Stockport branch of fast-food restaurant McDonald’s has started playing classical music late at night in an attempt to put an end to rowdy behaviour

The New York Times

Composers Chime In as Minnesota Orchestra Dispute Drags On

The latest salvo in the battle between the players and management of the Minnesota Orchestra

Opera and Classical Music Listings for Aug. 16-22

Full reviews of recent classical performances


London Philharmonic Orchestra to give free performances of Britten’s Noye’s Fludde

Concerts form part of the orchestra’s season-opening Britten celebrations

London Evening Standard

Trumpet trailblazer: Tine Thing Helseth on women in the classical music world

Tine Thing Helseth, who is making her Proms debut this month, is breaking the mould for brass players — she gives Igor Toronyi-Lalic her take on women in the classical music world

Die Zeit

Katholische Kirche gesteht 700.000 illegale Kopien

Durch widerrechtliche Vervielfältigung von Noten spart die Kirche jährlich rund fünf Millionen Euro. Das brachte eine freiwillige Datenauskunft zufällig ans Licht


London Evening Standard