Inside view: Let's stop slapping people round the head
Well done, brave orchestra managers, for surviving another Association of British Orchestras annual conference, held in Leeds 23-25 January. A report will appear in...
Editorial, February: Straw men and sine qua nons
I’ve been enjoying reading various responses to comments made by Max Hole, the ceo of Universal Music Group International, at the Association of British...
Mark Pemberton ‒ We cannot ignore these cuts
It is time for us to have a grown-up conversation about the impact of cuts. The government ‒ the Department for Culture,Read...
Opinion: Seeing red at ENO
In the wake of some rather bleak accounts, Gavin Plumley considers whether the recent bad news emanating from English National Opera...
Editorial, January: New year, new CM
The changes coquettishly hinted at by my predecessor Keith Clarke in his editorial last issue have pretty much come to fruition.Read More
Inside view: Never mind the width, feel the quality
New year, new beginnings. In January we emerge from the warm glow of nostalgia to face the cold light of a new dawn,
Editorial, 15 December: Twirling tassles and saucy smiles
As my old yoga teacher used to say (and Heraclitus 2,500 years earlier), the only constant factor in life is change.Read More
Editorial, 1 December: Huffing and puffing on tax
There is something faintly ridiculous about Margaret Hodge and her public accounts select committee huffing and puffing over the tax avoidance prowess of Starbucks,
Editorial, 17 November: Celebrating the RPS
With 200 years of glorious history behind it and an action packed bicentenary year in prospect, the Royal Philharmonic Society could easily have held...
Editorial, 3 November: George Entwistle and orchestrating survival
Flicking through some old papers the other night I came across an interview I did with Jimmy Savile in 1985 during a spell of...