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.

March 7, 2022
Opera Holland Park is delighted to announce a new commission and world premiere for 2023: Itch. Based on Simon Mayo’s bestselling novels Itch and Itch Rocks, composer Jonathan Dove and librettist Alasdair Middleton...
Naomi Chabeya Mzembe, Malawi
March 4, 2022
On Friday 11 March 2022, award-winning conductor John Andrews will conduct a concert to mark International Women’s Day with British mezzo-soprano Heather Lowe and St Paul’s Sinfonia. The concert features Louise Farrenc’s Overture in E flat, Gustav Mahler’s Kindertotenlieder, Emilie Mayer’s Symphony in...
ENO Cosi fan tutte 2022
February 11, 2022
This March, the ‘hilarious production’ that ‘combines clever comedy and sublime arias’ (Daily Express), Mozart’s Così fan tutte returns to the English National Opera (ENO). Last staged in 2014, Mozart’s dark comic...
Randall Scotting. photo by Stephanie Girard
February 8, 2022
In an evocative new staging, the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, “the world’s opera capital” (The New York Times) presents a production of the opera Thomas as part of its 2022 its ”Ja Mai”...
Ryan Wigglesworth - Conductor. Photo - Grovesartists.com
February 8, 2022
The BBC SSO has appointed Ryan Wigglesworth as its new Chief Conductor from September 2022.  As a world renowned conductor, composer and pianist, Wigglesworth is one of the foremost musicians of his generation. Ryan...
Manchester Camerar - AFRODEUTSCHE & Gazelle Twin
February 7, 2022
●  New Music Biennial 2022 will celebrate its ten-year anniversary with previous New Music Biennial works performed at the festival alongside brand-new commissions ●  Composers and music creators featured include:...
Barbican
January 24, 2022
On 3 March 2022, the Barbican will celebrate its 40th birthday with an eclectic and vibrant programme of events, exhibitions, films, concerts, dance and theatre showcasing the Barbican’s unique role as...
September 14, 2021
The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO) is delighted to announce that Japanese conductor Kazuki Yamada has been appointed as its Chief Conductor and Artistic Advisor with effect from 1 April 2023...
CBSO
August 5, 2021
From full-scale symphonic blockbusters in Symphony Hall to connecting with communities across Birmingham and beyond Highlights: The full 90-strong CBSO back on stage at Birmingham’s Symphony Hall, a B:Music venue Premieres...
August 5, 2021
Opens 27 August (2 performances) On Friday 27 and Sunday 29 August 2021 - as a part of South Facing Festival at historic music venue Crystal Palace Bowl in Crystal...
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