A cellist was asked to play his instrument on board an Austrian Airlines flight from Vienna to Washington Dulles International Airport.
Academy Award-winning director Ron Howard will paint an intimate portrayal of Luciano Pavarotti in a new biopic, featuring clips from the tenor’s iconic performances alongside never-before-seen footage.
The Edinburgh International Festival returns this August, bringing 2,600 artists from around the world to the city for 293 performances. Conductor Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra will open the Festival with a free concert for 15,000 people at Tynecastle Park. The concert will feature a selection of great film music – including a focus on the music of John Williams.
A major new report by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO), A New Era for Orchestral Music, polled 850 children aged between 6 and 16, and showed the number of children aged between 10 and 14 who said they were no longer interested in learning a musical instrument quadrupled to 16 per cent, compared to just 4 per cent of Under-10s.
James Williams, director of the RPO, says these figures “underline the work that needs to be done to support young musicians and at a crucial age. Wherever possible, music needs to stay on the school curriculum but, more fundamental than that, teenagers need reassurance that music matters.”
In the first deal of its kind, Warner Music has partnered with mood music app Endel to release 20 album this year.
Endel is a German music app that uses algorithms to create ‘personalized soundscapes’ to help users relax, focus or fall asleep.
The lack of music education in state schools could be depriving the industry of future classical talent – and superstar pianist Lang Lang is determined to turn things around.
This weekend, the Newcastle-based choir Schola Cantorum will be singing a rare liturgy that hasn’t been heard in public for almost 600 years, as part of a Medieval worship service, The Liturgy of the Nails.
A Scottish council wanted to axe musical instruments in schools, so a flash mob protested outside until the plans were scrapped.
Violinist Nicola Benedetti has launched a new online series of educational videos to inform and guide young musicians through their development.
People with dementia are to be prescribed ‘personal playlists’ to alleviate symptoms thanks to a new ‘Music for Dementia 2020’ campaign.