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Government faces calls to overhaul visa rules for foreign performers

March 21, 2011


Government faces calls to overhaul visa rules for foreign performersDemands of ‘creative and sporting’ category of points-based immigration system leading to cancelled events, say organisers… A survey by the Greater London Assembly showed that a quarter of all artists who were hired in 2010 to open an exhibition, take part in festivals or play a […]

Stirling success for classical music scheme

March 17, 2011


…since 2008 an audacious project to change the future for Raploch’s young people by immersing them in classical music has been working with 80% of children at nursery and primary schools. And now a new report commissioned by the Scottish government has concluded that the project, Sistema Scotland, has the potential “to achieve social transformation”… […]

Detroit Symphony Orchestra Strike

March 11, 2011


DSO musicians are now starting the sixth month of a strike that began October 4. The walkout was provoked by management’s massive concession demands, including a more than 30 percent pay cut, cuts in health and pension benefits and drastic changes in working conditions. Last month, Detroit Symphony musicians unanimously rejected a “final offer” presented […]

Barenboim protests arts funding cuts in Italy

December 8, 2010


Italy arts cut protests reach crescendo with riots at Milan’s La Scala Demonstrations led by conductor Daniel Barenboim at opera house turn violent as Rome votes on 37% cut in arts funding  

Fears for schools’ music lessons

November 28, 2010


School music lessons could be hit as local councils make cuts and budgets are redrawn, it is feared. School music lessons could be hit as local councils make savings and school budgets are redrawn, it is feared One in five music services, which support schools, expect councils will completely axe their grants and half fear […]


August 25, 2010


DAS KAPITAL – THE MUSICAL! According to Xinhua – When Karl Marx famously said “History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce,” he might well have added “…or as a musical.” One can only guess at what the great political and economic philosopher might have thought of his best-known work, Das Kapital, distilled into […]

We love classical, but don’t ask us who wrote it

August 23, 2010


Daily Telegraph reports a survey in Reader’s Digest: Most people – 61 per cent – said they liked classical music either a little or a lot, with the older generation much keener than the younger one. But many had been put off by bad teaching and the feeling that it was elitist.