Pick of the Week:

Death of a principal flute

The Royal Scottish National Orchestra has made known the death of its long-serving principal flute, Richard Chester. A passionate supporter of music education, Richard performed

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One summer school prospers

We hear from Intelochen that, despite shutting the campus for Covid-19, they have a record international uptake this summer. More than 1,400 students from 22

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Two Solti players step down

Paul Phillips and Lawrie Bloom, both of whom joined the Chicago Symphony in 1980, will step down next month. From the press release: Paul Phillips,

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New wedding rules: No singing

Latest Government rules on weddings in England (you really couldn’t make this up):   – Ceremonies should be kept “as short as reasonably possible” and

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US composer dies in Brazil

The composer Jack Fortner died on Thursday in Brazil, reportedly of cancer. He was 85. Born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, he joined the composition faculty

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