Flexible friends Scottish | Chamber Orchestra at 40
The Scottish Chamber Orchestra enters its 40th anniversary season with principal conductor Robin Ticciati’s contract extended to 2018, new commissions,Read More
World class, global reach | Rosenblatt Recitals
In just over 12 years they have become must-attend events for opera enthusiasts in London. Now the recital series founded by a London lawyer...
Concerts in Turkey and South America this spring provide further evidence of the commitment of British artist managers to helping develop less obvious markets
The Berkeley flair | Michael Berkeley
March was a busy month for Michael Berkeley. He provided the anthem for the enthronement of the Archbishop of Canterbury and a few days...
Behind the scenes | ABO/Rhinegold awards
The Association of British Orchestras and Rhinegold Publishing joined forces for the second year to present three awards honouring the backstage talent in the...
Orchestral home | ABO conference report
The Association of British Orchestras conference this year gave a snapshot of a sector dealing with many challenges ahead, writes Keith Clarke
Running an orchestra must be...
Beyond the little hill
There is wall-to-wall George Benjamin in London during March. The composer tells Keith Clarke about his Wigmore series and why he hopes the lights stay on...
Sweet & sour | Francis Poulenc
The many contradictions of Francis Poulenc, so apparent in his music, will be teased out during a three-concert festival in London this spring marking...
Vive le piano | The French Institute's new piano festival
London’s French Institute has long been a lively hub for movies and music. Now it has a three-day piano festival to extend its range.
Profile: Arts Council chairman Peter Bazalgette
It is ‘quite ironic, in a way,’ says Sir Peter Bazalgette at the coincidence of English National Opera, of which he has just given...
Tallis talisman | Peter Phillips
The formidable Peter Phillips has been at the helm of the Tallis Scholars for 40 years, and has helped define an entire genre,
Contemporary commitment | Royal Opera House
Two-and-a-half years after arriving at the Royal Opera House, Kasper Holten has not only bedded in, but stamped his personality with a...
Beyond the riot | Rite of Spring at 100
It was a PR manager’s dream. All eyes were on the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées. And, even better than expected, the heckling started...
Diverse diva | Barbara Hannigan
Multi-talented Canadian soprano Barbara Hannigan has a busy 2013 ahead, and luckily for us, some of it will be spent in the UK,
Last hurrah: the Peter Moores foundation goes out with a bang
After 50 years of operation, and with a string of successes behind it, rather than winding down, the Peter Moores foundation is choosing to...
The new specialists | ViolinSchool
An innovative violin school is thinking well outside the box of traditional teaching practice, writes Toby Deller.
Apart from the fact that there is an...
After the storm | Sound and Music
The merger of a number of music organisations into Sound and Music got off to a promising start, but three years down the line...
All our own work | Own-label recording
Setting up your own record label is nothing new, but over the last decade it really seems to have taken off,Read More
Audience attraction | New Music:New Audiences
Backed by the European Union, New Music:New Audiences is a unique cross-border project aimed at opening up contemporary music to a wider audience.
Indie scenes | Classical clubnights
London is a the centre of a bubbling art music scene which has been labelled ‘indie classical’ but tends to defy categorisation,Read...