News Archive

January 7, 2015
Venera Gimadieva sings Rachmaninoff in a celebration of Tatar Music

The UK’s first ever celebration of Tatar music featuring leading Tatar soprano Venera Gimadieva – who won critical acclaim in La traviata at Glyndebourne this summer – takes place in April 2015 at London’s Royal Festival Hall. 

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December 22, 2014
Genesis Foundation shining new light on the art game

Released on the Winter Solstice, 21 December, The Sun Stands Still is a ground-breaking art game commissioned by the Genesis Foundation by award-winning literary author and luminary in the world of games, Naomi Alderman. 

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December 18, 2014
Barbara Hannigan returns to the UK in 2015

Known worldwide as a musician of vital expressive force, Barbara Hannigan returns to the UK in January 2015 to perform with three major London orchestras in the space of a month.

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December 16, 2014
Dame Fanny Waterman to step down from Leeds International Piano Competition after next Competition in 2015

Dame Fanny Waterman has announced that she will retire as Chairman & Artistic Director of the Leeds International Piano Competition. The decision comes as she approaches her 95th birthday in March 2015.

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December 8, 2014
Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition announces 2015 shortlist

Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition has announced the twelve shortlisted quartets to take part in the thirteenth edition of the Competition (24-29 March 2015).

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November 24, 2014
National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain returns for New Year tour with John Wilson

The world’s greatest orchestra of teenagers returns in January 2015 for concerts in Leeds Town Hall and London’s Barbican with charismatic conductor John Wilson

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November 21, 2014
Saffron Hall adds new dates for spring 2015 season

Adding to an already diverse 2014/2015 season programme, Saffron Hall today announces the addition of five more concerts to their season, further enhancing Saffron Hall’s reputation as a beacon of excellence, attracting top flight artists.

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November 11, 2014
Royal Choral Society’s Remembrance Sunday performance of Britten’s War Requiem raises over £100,000 for Veterans Aid

A landmark event amongst the 2014 First World War centenary commemorations, it has exceeded all expectations by raising more than £100,000 for Veterans Aid, a remarkable charity providing today’s ex-servicemen and women in crisis with immediate support and with extraordinary effectiveness.

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October 30, 2014
Mahogany Opera Group teams up with children across the UK for brand new touring production of 'Brundibár'

Children across the country are given a rare chance to work with professional musicians, director and production staff as Mahogany Opera Group tours the UK with its brand new production of Hans Krása’s Brundibár, a 1938 work famously performed in concentration camp Thereseinstadt.

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October 29, 2014
Opera superstar and Kansas super-fan Joyce DiDonato sings US National Anthem at World Series Final after worldwide social media campaign

Lifelong Kansas City Royals fan Joyce DiDonato sings the US National Anthem at the final game of the Major League Baseball World Series tonight, 29 October, where her home team meets the San Francisco Giants, attracting over 25 million viewers.

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