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.

Mirga-Grazinyte-Tyla Photo Frans Jansen
January 22, 2021
The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO) is delighted to announce that Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla will extend her commitment to the orchestra, continuing as Osborn Music Director for an additional season until...
Vasily Petrenko. Photograph by Mark McNulty
January 14, 2021
It has been announced that the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation has approved the appointment of Vasily Petrenko as Artistic Director of the State Academic Symphony Orchestra of...
October 24, 2020
Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra return to Symphony Hall Birmingham  The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO) is to return to Symphony Hall Birmingham, as its...
October 23, 2020
TO BE LIVESTREAMED AS PART OF ITS FALL SEASON ON NOVEMBER 1 AND 14, 2020 STAY TŌNED, The Orchestra’s New Digital Platform, Has Featured More Than 60 Audio and Video Streams Since...
Arvo-Part-by-Kaupo-Kikkas
September 11, 2020
Here is a video of award-winning Amy Dickson's arrangement of Spiegel im Spiegel, written by Arvo Pärt in 1978.
September 11, 2020
Gramophone today reveals the 30 recordings which have made it through to the final round of the Gramophone Classical Music Awards 2020. The Awards celebrate outstanding recordings of the past year, as...
steinway ©kirsten mcternan
September 10, 2020
24 brand new All Steinway pianos came together in the Carne foyer of the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama this morning to perform a new work simply called 24...
O2 Institute Birmingham March 2018 credit Dr Patrycja Rozbicka Birmingham Live Music Project
September 10, 2020
Further restrictions around social gatherings alongside new requirements for night-time economy businesses could sound the death knell for an already under threat live music venues, clubs and event sector, a...
Nicola Benedetti. Credit - Andy Gotts
September 9, 2020
Last Night of the Proms – Saturday 12 September We are sorry to announce that Lisa Batiashvili is no longer able to appear at the Last Night of the Proms...
Freddy Kempf credit Denis Bald
September 9, 2020
RCM autumn season, September – December 2020 The RCM’s brand-new Performance Hall in South Kensington to be filled with music for the first time, having lain in wait during lockdownAutumn...
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