Music Under Lockdown

The year 2020’s Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic has decimated the entertainment and hospitality industry. However, over this period of time there have been some inspirational and novel ways that musicians have been able to continue entertaining us. This news feed focuses on the new and interesting things that are being done in the name of Classical Music. And if you are a musician or agent that wants to promote something that fits into this broad definition – please contact us.

King’s Lynn Festival announces the second Charles Burney Early Music Festival.
September 1, 2023
Following the success of the annual Early Music Days in July and the inaugural Charles Burney Early Music weekend in 2022, King’s Lynn Festival announces the second Charles Burney Early...
Photo: BBC Maida Vale Studios
August 14, 2023
The BBC has today announced that its Maida Vale recording studios have now been sold.  Maida Vale Studios has become a much-loved and seminal part of musical history, having been...
Anna-Maria Helsing. Photo ©Kasper Dalkarl
June 16, 2023
Officially starting in the role on October 1 2023, the appointment builds on Anna-Maria Helsing’s fruitful existing relationship with the orchestra which began in 2020 when she became Principal Guest...
Oxford International Song Festival - Art:Song - Images, Words, Music. https://oxfordsong.org
June 7, 2023
Well established as one of the world’s leading song festivals and the biggest in the UK, the Oxford Lieder Festival has been renamed, and is now called the Oxford International Song Festival. The...
Apple Music Classical
April 28, 2023
In a special partnership, subscribers of The Times and The Sunday Times who are new to Apple Music will be offered three months free access to Apple Music and the...
BBC Proms 2023
April 20, 2023
84 Proms to feature over 3,000 musicians Friday 14 July – Saturday 9 September 2023 The 2023 Proms features a huge breadth of programming, from Berlioz to Bollywood, large scale...
Kevin Rogers
February 21, 2023
It is with great sadness that I have just heard that the Classical Source’s former deputy editor, Kevin Rogers, has passed away. I first met Kevin in May 2007. He...
Alan Davey, Controller, BBC Radio 3
September 12, 2022
Alan Davey, Controller of Radio 3, BBC Proms, and BBC Orchestras and Choirs has announced that he will leave the BBC in March 2023 after over eight years in post....
BBC Proms Logo 2022
September 9, 2022
Following the very sad news of the death of Her Majesty The Queen, as a mark of respect we will not be going ahead with Prom 71 on Friday 9...
La bohème at Fairfield Halls in Croydon, South London.
August 10, 2022
On Sunday 21 August, the English National Opera (ENO) will present a concert performance of Puccini’s much-loved opera La bohème at Fairfield Halls in Croydon, South London.  Every ticket in...
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