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Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra appoints new chief conductor

Lahav Shani, 27, has been appointed as the new chief conductor of the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra. Shani will become the youngest chiefRead More

London orchestras are uniquely flexible and fleet of foot

When I joined the Philharmonia Orchestra, I had one clear objective – to ensure that the orchestra’s contribution to BritishRead More

Dominic Parker appointed as BBCSSO director

Dominic Parker has been appointed as director of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. He replaces Gavin Reid, who will becomeRead More

NOFA announces sixth season

The National Orchestra for All (NOFA) will focus on the connection between art and music in its sixth season. Its concerts willRead More

Classical Opera announces 2016/17 season

Classical Opera’s 2016/17 season will be the third year of its Mozart 250 project. The initiative will continue with a semi-stagedRead More

Orchestral manoeuvres: aid to cultural relations or diplomatic window dressing?

On the face of it, symphony orchestras are a strange medium in which to conduct contemporary international cultural relations. TheyRead More

July’s new music

The performance notes for Lera Auerbach’s new work state: ‘You can surprise the listener, delight or offend, just do notRead More

RSNO Chorus appoints David Young as conducting fellow

David Young has been appointed as the Royal Scottish National Orchestra’s Sir Alexander Gibson fellow for choral conducting for 2016/17. TheRead More

Post-Brexit planning: where next for classical music sector

In the wake of the vote for Brexit, the London-based Creative Industries Federation — whose membership embraces classical music alongsideRead More

Q&A: John Rutter

Newly released from Naxos is a disc of psalm settings by John Rutter, dubbed by Gramophone ‘the man who hasRead More

Queen’s Honours List 2016: classical music

The Queen’s Birthday Honours list for 2016 has been announced, with Royal Opera House and Aldeburgh Music chair Simon RobeyRead More

Met Opera appoints Yannick Nézet-Séguin as music director

The Metropolitan Opera has announced that Yannick Nézet-Séguin will become the company’s third music director. The position was previously held byRead More

Oliver Knussen presented with Queen’s Medal for Music

Oliver Knussen was presented with the Queen’s Medal for Music 2015 on 20 May in a private audience with the Queen. TheRead More

‘I think I have a right to defend myself’ – Mark Wigglesworth

Mark Wigglesworth has broken his silence for the first time since resigning as music director of English National Opera. Wigglesworth announced thatRead More

Kah Chun Wong wins Bamberg Symphony’s Mahler Competition

The winner of the Bamberg Symphony’s Mahler Competition 2016 is Kah Chun Wong. The 29-year-old Singaporean wins €20,000 (£15,660). Second prizeRead More

Sir Mark Elder awarded companionship of the RNCM

Sir Mark Elder is to become a companion of the RNCM. Companionship is the highest honour the RNCM can make;Read More

CBSO announces 2016/17 season

The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra has announced its 2016/17 season – its first with Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla as music director. Gražinytė-TylaRead More

Riccardo Muti to return to La Scala for the first time since 2005

Riccardo Muti will conduct at La Scala in 2017 for the first time in just under 12 years. Muti abruptly endedRead More

RPS Music Award winners announced

The winners of the Royal Philharmonic Society Music Awards were announced on 10 May. The ceremony, which was held atRead More

May’s new music

Although his work frequently explores the possibilities of embedding spoken text into concert music, the opportunity to dig deeper wasRead More