March 7th: A flashwaltz, Festival Wing transformation and Family works at Opera Holland Park

Thursday 7th March 2013


London’s Southbank Centre reveals details of Festival Wing transformation 

Plans include refurbishment of the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room and Hayward Gallery, and the creation of major new arts spaces

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Big cats find classical music relaxing

A Somerset zoo has started playing Classic FM to calm some of its more ferocious inhabitants – the lions and tigers – who enjoy listening to the station when they’re relaxing

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Austin Wintory’s Journey wins two music awards at Games

Composer Austin Wintory’s innovative score for adventure game Journey has been named winner in the Original Music and Audio Achievement categories at the Games BAFTAs

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Five Classics, A Large-Scale Rarity And A Brand New Work For Families At Opera Holland Park In 2013

The combination of high musical standards, accessibility and a spectacular canopied theatre in an idyllic leafy West London setting continues to make Opera Holland Park one of the most popular and critically acclaimed events in the musical calendar. Thanks to an inspired artistic team who are experts at spotting rising stars and matching them with challenging roles in fresh new productions, the festival continues to attract newcomers and seasoned opera-goers alike


Tchaikovsky Flashwaltz at Hadassah Hospital

Forty students from the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance took a classical approach to the flashmob as they flashwaltzed Tchaikovsky’s Waltz of the Flowers…

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The Big Question: Are opera and ballet elitist?

On Monday 11 March, the first of a series of debates takes place at the Royal Opera House that will be streamed live on the Telegraph website. Sarah Crompton, who will chair the event, picks up its theme – are opera and ballet inherently elitist







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