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The return of live classical music: concerts, festivals and venues that are opening this summer

The return of live classical music: concerts, festivals and venues that are opening this summer

What is the government’s latest guidance on rehearsals and concert halls?

What is the UK government’s latest guidance for rehearsals, concerts and live music venues?

Phantom of the Opera orchestra halved when show returns to West End

West End’s Phantom of the Opera slices orchestra in half, leaving musicians without a job

Edinburgh’s International Festival to go ahead completely outdoors, for first time ever

Edinburgh’s International Festival to go ahead completely outdoors, for first time ever

Wigmore Hall to reopen to audiences with special 120th anniversary festival

Wigmore Hall to reopen to audiences with special 120th anniversary festival

Join in with violinist Nicola Benedetti’s virtual New Year Sessions

Benedetti Sessions: How to join in with violinist Nicola Benedetti’s online mass tutorials

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Gareth Malone on virtual choirs, and the power of the arts in COVID-19 recovery

‘Singing will be a vital, national therapy for this miserable year’: Gareth Malone’s new virtual choir piece

Film music celebrates a record year in the Classic FM Hall of Fame, after a year of lockdown

Movie music shoots ahead in world’s biggest classical music poll after year of lockdown

Busking pianist fined for breaching COVID-19 rules and ‘causing a crowd’ in York

Busking pianist fined for breaching COVID-19 rules and ‘causing a crowd’ in York

Salisbury Cathedral becomes a vaccination centre

Beautiful organ music at Salisbury Cathedral’s COVID-19 vaccination centre is now an album

Footballer Wilfried Zaha calls for every child to be given a free musical instrument

Footballer Wilfried Zaha calls for every child to be given a free musical instrument

Chiya Amos: from conducting orchestras to delivering food

Singapore ballet conductor swaps baton for bike in pandemic delivery job

Frankfurt Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra perform stairwell concerts

The orchestra moving their concerts from halls to stairwells, for pandemic times

£400m for struggling arts sector announced in Rishi Sunak’s 2021 budget

Musicians still ‘falling through the gaps’ as £400m announced for struggling arts sector

New York Metropolitan Opera’s musicians haven’t been paid since April

Two-thirds of New York City’s arts and culture jobs have disappeared