Town Hall Symphony Hall awarded £2.53 million from Culture Recovery Fund

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 doors open for the first time in over seven months to enable live concerts for socially-distanced audiences.  The announcement follows today’s decision by Arts Council England to award …

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The Orchestra Now Announces Two Additional Symphonic Concerts

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 April 2020 Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, October 23, 2020 — The Orchestra Now (TŌN) has announced the addition of two more symphonic concerts to be livestreamed for free as …

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Gramophone reveals top three recordings in 10 categories for Gramophone Awards 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 well as acknowledging artists, ensembles and labels that have made extraordinary contributions to the classical recording industry.  THE SHORTLIST: CHAMBER  Bartók Piano Quintet. Veress String TrioVilde Frang; Barnabás …

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24 Steinway Pianos Delivered in One Morning: Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama Becomes Europe’s First Steinway Exclusive Conservatoire

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 Pianos.   The event celebrates the College’s new status as the first Steinway Exclusive Conservatoire in Europe, with the creation of a world-leading fleet of All Steinway …

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Rule of six could sound ‘death knell’ for many in live music sector – academic and industry experts

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 leading academic and industry research project has warned. Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s ‘rule of six’ law announced earlier today and which supercedes previous guidance to …

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Royal College of Music reignites live music-making in London’s newest concert venue

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 lockdown Autumn season highlights include visits from acclaimed conductors, performances of new music by female composers and five specially commissioned short films RCM students to perform …

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HAMBURG’S ICONIC ELBPHILHARMONIE CONCERT HALL REOPENS WITH REVISED CONCERT PROGRAMME.

One of the world’s leading concert halls has started its 2020/21 season, offering an outstanding selection of music in the coming months. Hamburg, 2 September 2020: Five and a half months after the Corona lockdown began in March 2020, the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg opens its doors to music lovers once more. Last night the NDR Elbphilharmonie …

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LSO returns to play at the Barbican on 29th November 2020

The Barbican and the LSO announce today that the Barbican’s resident orchestra the London Symphony Orchestra makes a welcome return to the Barbican Hall with Music Director Sir Simon Rattle for a special series of eleven concerts from 29 November – 17 December 2020. This series is announced today alongside the Barbican’s autumn re-opening Live …

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