15th October: Tom Service says Radio 3 offers a unique service, Alpesh Chauhan appointed CBSO assistant conductor and Singapore International Violin Competition names finalists.

Wednesday 15th October 2014

Classical News


Radio 3 offers a unique service; surely as many as possible should have access to it?

Tom Watson’s suggestion that Radio 3 should give up its FM slot to 6 Music is baffling.


What does modern music mean these days?

Prompted by the Radio 3’s Early Music Show on CPE Bach, Ivan Hewett explores what exactly makes music modern.

Classical Music Magazine

Alpesh Chauhan appointed CBSO assistant conductor

Alpesh Chauhan has been appointed assistant conductor of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, a newly created role, until July 2015.

International Arts Manager

Singapore International Violin Competition names finalists

The Singapore International Violin Competition has named the 35 candidates who will compete in the inaugural event in January.

Arts Professional

Ulster Orchestra faces insolvency, claims Assembly member

Funding cuts from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and a reduction in financial support from the BBC means the orchestra will need emergency funding within weeks.


West Australian Government Lifts Ban On Bizet’s Carmen

When the West Australian Opera in Perth announced last week that they had agreed not to perform Carmen because of its references to smoking, the news was commented all over the world.

Birmingham Post

What does the future hold for CBSO conductor Edward Gardner?

Edward Gardner beings his final season by conducting the CBSO in Brahms and Bartok at Birmingham Symphony Hall.


Innsbrucker Haus der Musik soll bis 2018 fertiggestellt werden

Das “Haus der Musik” in Innsbruck soll laut dem Tiroler Landeshauptmann Günther Platter (ÖVP) innerhalb der ersten Jahreshälfte 2018 fertiggestellt werden.

Zeit Online

Wie viel Geist braucht große Kunst?

Konzerte gibt er keine mehr, doch ungebrochen ist seine Begeisterung für Musik, Malerei und Literatur.


Ein Obama für München

Der neue Chefdirigent der Münchner Symphoniker Kevin John Edusei will klassische Musik für alle.


Chicago Symphony Has An Operating Deficit Despite Record Breaking Sales

Riccardo Muti’s  Chicago Symphony Orchestra announced today record-breaking ticket sales and contributions for its fiscal year 2014 Nearly 386,000 tickets were sold for 240 ticketed concerts.


Wigmore Hall @wigmore_hall: We are enjoying the sound of Vox Luminis this morning http://bit.ly/1v86Tzm  Don’t miss the group’s recital tomorrow http://bit.ly/1p8j2yt 

Classical Music @ClassicalMusic:_Interesting to see @Chetham‘s using @Groupon for its London and Manchester concerts: http://ow.ly/CJtVT  £14 for 2 tix #Groupon

Guardian Classical @GdnClassical: Placido Domingo on the opera stage – in pictures http://gu.com/p/42dyq 

BBC Radio 3 @BBCRadio3: BBC Music Mag and Countryfile have a poll to see who is our favourite British composer http://bit.ly/1w24HsB Choice of 10


Alpesh Chauhan: ‘Members of the orchestra have been extremely supportive’. Photo: Richard Ion