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John Gilhooly, director of Wigmore Hall and chairman of the Royal Philharmonic Society, celebrates the music world’s recent achievements and looks ahead to its future challenges as guest editor of CM’s July issue. Carnegie Hall harnesses the power of music to change the lives of prisoners; connecting people through music with Wigmore Hall’s wide-ranging community initiatives; Arts Council England on how new approaches to partnerships and collaboration are putting audiences at the centre of classical music; the world-class concert hall in the middle of a state comprehensive; royal wedding cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason; the art of the pre-concert talk; the RPS’s new chief executive; inside Berlin’s newest concert hall; and HRH The Duke of Kent on championing music-making in the UK.

Plus, Alison Balsom takes the helm at Cheltenham; BBC Proms director David Pickard discusses the inspiration behind this year’s season; cross-arts collaboration by Glasgow’s Scottish Ensemble; festival highlights from Gozo and Spain; turning talent into success with City Music Foundation; Alexander technique for musicians; and conductor Francesco Cilluffo.

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