Music Under Lockdown

COVENT GARDEN LAUNCHES OUTDOOR “CINEMA ON THE PIAZZA”

COVENT GARDEN LAUNCHES OUTDOOR “CINEMA ON THE PIAZZA”

Covent Garden, the Royal Opera House and Luna Cinemas have partnered to offer London’s only free open air cinema on Covent Garden’s Piazza ●      From Friday 11th – Sunday 13th September, a three day al-fresco cinema experience will offer matinee showings of The Greatest Showman, Back to the Future and Mrs Doubtfire; and evening screenings from the Royal …

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The Telling re-release critically acclaimed classical music TV show Vision for 52 hours

Following rave reviews, leading early music group The Telling will re-release their “austerely beautiful” concert/play Vision about Hildegard at 5pm today for 52 hours only, as part of their #HomeTour series. The Telling launched their #HomeTour series on Wednesday 12th August with the premiere of the online adaption of Clare Norburn’s critically acclaimed concert/play Vision: the imagined testimony of Hildegard of Bingen, supported by Arts Council England, Ambache …

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Guildhall School of Music & Drama installs ground-breaking low-latency technology for free-to-view digital Autumn events season

Technology allows large-scale musical collaboration across multiple venues whilst ensuring social distancing Highlights of the online Autumn 2020 events season in the School’s 140th anniversary year include: Significant installation of low-latency technology introduced at the School to allow for large-scale musical collaboration between spaces whilst ensuring social distancing  Soprano Julia Bullock is Artist in Residence …

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Philadelphia’s performing arts new digital platforms

Philadelphia has a particular penchant for performing arts, with the city’s neighbourhoods showcasing some of the world’s most famous musicians, as well as being home to a vast array of classical groups, including Opera Philadelphia and The Philadelphia Orchestra.  This Autumn, those looking for their daily dose of culture can dip their toes into Philadelphia’s performing …

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The Last Night of the Proms – programme announced

In light of the recent speculation about the Last Night of the Proms, we are today announcing the programme for the concert. We very much regret the unjustified personal attacks on Dalia Stasevska, BBC Symphony Orchestra Principal Guest Conductor made on social media and elsewhere. As ever, decisions about the Proms are made by the BBC, …

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What is the value of digital art? Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment lets their audience decide the price of their new digital platform, OAE Player

On Thursday 22 October 2020, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (OAE) launches a digital platform, OAE Player, which will feature over thirty new and visually stunning music performance videos including a masterclass with Mark Padmore and solo performances by Nicola Benedetti and Alina Ibragimova. But what is it worth? The OAE invite you to help shape …

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English Symphony Orchestra completes first series of Post-Covid recordings and performances

The musicians of the English Symphony Orchestra (ESO) gathered for the first time since lockdown at Wyastone Concert Hall near Monmouth in July, for a series of innovative projects. Working in close collaboration with The Music Agency, The Musicians’ Union, the Wyastone Estate and Foundation, and producers Phil Rowlands and Tim Burton, the ESO put together an …

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Barbican announces new digital content

Inspired by the Barbican’s international arts programme, a curated mix of podcasts, playlists, films, videos, talks and articles enables audiences to continue to enjoy the Centre’s rich and varied programme. Highlights of new digital content announced today include:  A new behind the scenes video of The Revenger’s Tragedy, a collaboration between Cheek by Jowl and the Piccolo Teatro di …

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