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Ehnes/Davis/Melbourne SO
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Martha Argerich and Friends
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Sadler’s Wells, London
Tredegar Town Band share the stage with dancers for Dark Arteries, a tale of mining history that has some heart-racing moments Continue reading...
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Wigmore Hall, London
Purcell’s Birthday Odes for Queen Mary II were beautifully performed by Paul McCreesh, who underlined their political timeliness Continue reading...
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Biopic will be written and directed by Niki Caro, the New Zealand-born film-maker known for Whale Rider and North Country

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Call it phil-disharmony. After 11 hours of voting, the Berlin Phil have failed to choose a new conductor. Just what was going on inside that Berlin church and how they will replace Simon Rattle in 2018?

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Classical music education needs to be properly funded so children come to it by choice, rather than being force-fed. Surely the education secretary can help? Continue reading...
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Orchestra members to vote on new chief conductor within a year after 11 hours of talks end without agreement

Members of the Berlin Philharmonic abandoned a vote on a new chief conductor after more than 11 hours of discussion when they were unable to agree a successor to Sir Simon Rattle when he finishes his contract in three years’ time.

Speaking as the meeting dissolved on Monday, orchestra board member Peter Riegelbauer said members would meet again within a year to vote on who would take one of the most prestigious roles in classical music, according to German media.

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Barbican, London
A new composition by Bryce Dessner and Arcade Fire’s Richard Reed Parry was facile, and it took Steve Reich’s 40-year-old Drumming to lend the programme some urgency

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Queen Elizabeth Hall, London
New works expressing post-election hopes for society ranged from bedroom-tax sorrow to a ferocious assertion of sexual identity Continue reading...
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