Music Under Lockdown

Final two titles announced for Glyndebourne open house

Glyndebourne has announced the final two opera titles in its virtual festival, Glyndebourne Open House – Purcell’s The Fairy Queen and Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (pictured). Since it launched on 24 May, Glyndebourne Open House has broadcast over 2,500 hours of world-class opera, for free, attracting more than 750,000 views. The online season featured 15 different operas as Glyndebourne threw open its doors …

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North York Moors Chamber Music Festival Refuses to be Silenced and Triumphs with Live Music Performances and Calls for Others to Follow Suit

2020 has been a challenging year for the music industry due to the Coronavirus pandemic, but the North York Moors Chamber Music Festival has bucked the trend with characteristic imagination, passion, and willpower, to deliver live music performances to the North of England.  Internationally renowned cellist, and curator of the Festival, Jamie Walton has called on other venues and …

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Guildhall School of Music & Drama announces free, digital Autumn events season

Guildhall School of Music & Drama today announces its Autumn Season of events, which will all be delivered digitally and free of charge. From late-September 2020, online audiences will be able to enjoy a mixture of live broadcast and pre-recorded content from across all School departments, created, performed and filmed at Guildhall School with the …

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CityMusic Promotions announces a new classical music streaming platform

CityMusic Promotions is excited to offer a new way for audiences to connect with and support the artists they love. The CityMusic Live platform showcases UK-based musicians in intimate concerts from unique locations streamed directly to audience homes. CityMusic Live offers classical music lovers an opportunity to enjoy stunning concerts and experience the artistry of …

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ENO announces full cast and creative team announced for ENO Drive & Live at Alexandra Palace

La bohème  The English National Opera (ENO) announces the full details of the first ENO Drive & Live – Europe’s first live drive-in opera production that audiences can safely experience from their cars. From 19-27 September in the grounds of London’s Alexandra Palace, ENO Drive & Live will present a new 90 minute version of La …

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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:   The Barbican’s first full-length online exhibition tour – Curator Alona Pardo takes audiences on a walkthrough of Masculinities: Liberation through …

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Wednesday night is #HomeTour night with The Telling

Leading early music group The Telling can’t tour. Their response? A packed weekly line-up of concerts, workshops and premiere “concertplays” (with leading TV director Nicholas Renton) beamed to your living room, some of which you can sing along to.  Leading early music group The Telling should have been running residencies and mini festivals in Liverpool and Wolverhampton …

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Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra plays Wagner and Bruckner

Join us tonight at 7pm for our next archival live concert broadcast on WNED Classical! Tonight’s program features two work by Wagner: his famous Ride of the Valkyriesand his heroic Siegfried’s Rhine Journey; and Bruckner’s grand Symphony No. 4, inspired by the music of Richard Wagner. This week’s broadcast was originally performed and recorded on May 6, 2017, and November 12, 2016. These archived concert recordings will …

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English National Opera announces new Harewood Artists for Summer 2020

English National Opera (ENO) today announces that three new singers will be joining the Harewood Artists programme this summer. The new members of ENO’s programme for exceptionally talented singers are Alexandra Oomens (soprano), Benson Wilson (baritone) and William Thomas (bass). The ENO Harewood Artist programme gives talented singers the opportunity to perform career-building roles with …

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BBC Orchestras and Choirs launch ‘BBC Instrumental Sessions’ on BBC Radio 3

The BBC’s Orchestras and Choirs are set to launch a new series, BBC Instrumental Sessions, on BBC Radio 3, which will be accompanied by filmed performances on the Orchestra and Choir’s online channels. Perfect for anyone who has ever wondered what 14 flutes or 39 cellos would sound like performing together, the sessions feature “single instrument …

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