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Members increasingly get first shout for tickets at events such as the Aldeburgh Festival. Join or prepare to queue for returns, says Jessica Duchen, although the organisations rely on public money
Composed in 1707, "Il trionfo..." is musical prosecco.
The South Bank Centre's new artist-in-residence aims to fill every corner of the venue with new music, he tells Jessica Duchen
Fast-rising soprano Sophie Bevan comes from a family of eight musical children and an extended musical family of 60. Ahead of her landmark solo recital tonight, she talks to Jessica Duchen
Orchestral musicians are very like squaddies and schoolchildren, most notably in their penchant for ya-boo jokes: witness their puerile digs about the poor sods who play that instrumental Cinderella, the viola.
Apollo's Fire - a tireless front-runner among America's finest Baroque orchestras - is set to make its first transatlantic tour culminating in a concert at London's Wigmore Hall on 30th November 2010. Fire and Folly is the title of its European tour programme and typical of this dynamic group represents a themed collection of pieces designed to offer a lively perspective on the prevailing musical styles of 18th century Europe.
Michael Church celebrates it glittering history
There's a new batch of thirtysomething British pianists now making waves, and Charles Owen is prominent among them, so it was no surprise to see leading pianists in his audience at the Wigmore.
The performers were heckled by anti-Israeli protesters at the Wigmore Hall this week.
Performers stop to debate Israel's policy in Occupied Territories with activists
English tenor Mark Padmore has enjoyed a career that has seen him grow from a choral scholar at King’s College, Cambridge, through membership of The Sixteen and Hilliard ensembles, to becoming the international Evangelist of choice in performances of Bach’s Passions across the globe.
'As a bat flew round the rafters, Imo played a simple piece that is one of my most precious experiences'
Yevgeny Sudbin has carved out an impressive career since arriving here at seventeen.
The temperature must have risen at least ten degrees during the second half of this Christian Tetzlaff and Lars Vogt programme at Wigmore Hall.
Haydn's interpretation of Christ's last words and an exceptional reading of Bach's St Matthew Passion