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.

Stile Antico Photo: Marco Borggreve
March 1, 2021
On Thursday 4 March 2021, award-winning vocal ensemble Stile Antico will present the third and final concert at London’s St Martin-in-the-Fields as part of the venue’s weekly online concert series – Fresh Horizons – supported by...
Bergen Philharmonic
March 1, 2021
Following their critically acclaimed collaboration on Peter Grimes, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra and Bergen National Opera join forces once again in March for a new production of Mozart’s La clemenza di Tito, which...
Tony Wadsworth
February 26, 2021
Music charity The BRIT Trust is delighted to announce the appointment of Tony Wadsworth CBE as its new Chair.  Tony, a BRIT Trustee for 16 years and a hugely respected...
BBC Young Composer 2021
February 25, 2021
The BBC is calling on young musicians from across the country to enter its BBC Young Composer competition in 2021. BBC Young Composer has launched countless musical careers since its...
English National Opera announces new staging of Wagner’s Ring Cycle
February 24, 2021
Directed by Richard Jones and conducted by Martyn Brabbins, The Valkyrie will form the first part of a complete Ring Cycle over the next five years. English National Opera (ENO) is to...
Barbican
February 19, 2021
The Barbican has announced that its Live from the Barbican concert series will continue after Easter, including rescheduled dates from the postponed Live from the Barbican spring series. This will replace any previously announced...
ClassicalVauxhall
February 16, 2021
Thursday 18th March - Fiachra Garvey & Navarra String Quartet Friday 19th March - Tom Poster and Elena Urioste Saturday 20th March - Jess Gillam and Zeynep Ozsuca  Sunday 21st March - Mezzo-Soprano Hanna Hipp...
Academy of St Martin in the Fields
February 16, 2021
Orchestra also performs Handel’s Messiah with light projections by Nina Dunn Studio The Academy of St Martin in the Fields today announces its second concert series at its namesake church St Martin-in-the-Fields in Trafalgar Square. From...
BTS ENO Breathe lullaby filming, ENO Orchestra, Soraya Mafi © Karla Gowlett, courtesy of ENO
January 28, 2021
Following the success of an initial six week pilot, English National Opera (ENO) today announces that ENO Breathe is to be rolled out nationally, beginning today. A partnership between ENO...
January 25, 2021
Composer Becky McGlade has signed a long-term global publishing agreement with Oxford University Press, the publisher has announced. Becky McGlade first published with OUP in Spring 2020 with choral pieces...
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