Latvian conductor Mariss Jansons collects a Gold Medal from the RPS tomorrow. His Telegraph interview with Ivan Hewitt has tarnished it a little.
The BBC announced its Christmas programming for radio last night at a special launch event.
I didn’t attend – I didn’t receive an invite. How quickly people forget about you after you’ve left the BBC. Tsk.
No matter, because in actual fact, such events – previewing events which haven’t quite been finished off and some not scheduled – must be a bit of a nightmare to make work.
Some tidbits from the Radio 3 section are included in this post.
British composer and conductor Bramwell Tovey takes up the role of Principal Conductor of the BBC Concert Orchestra from January 2018, taking over from Keith Lockhart whose seven year run on the podium is coming to an end.
Tovey will occupy the role for five years, including artistic programming duties, and leading on learning and education activities. Hell also be mentoring new conductors and orchestral players from a range of backgrounds.
His first concert will be on Thursday 15 February 2018 at Watford Colleseum – the BBCCOs home.
Listen to Bramwell Tovey and the BBC Concert Orchestra live from on BBC In Tune on Radio 3 from 5pm on Wednesday 22 November and for 30 days after broadcast.
Clemency Burton-Hill’s most recent column in the Evening Standard recommends pieces of music to combat everyday ails.
But is promising a universal emotional response to classical music doing the genre a disservice?