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  • Opera Holland Park to make bid for freedom

    21 November 2014,

    Opera Holland Park has announced plans to sever its ties with the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea from 2016, 20 years after the company was founded.

  • ISM symposium for artists establishing footholds in classical industry

    21 November 2014,

    The Incorporated Society of Musicians has released initial details of ‘Make Music Work’, a day-long event for composers and performers who are establishing their careers in the music industry which will be held at Milton Court, London on 31 March.

  • Liverpool Philharmonic Hall: Open again after refurbishment

    18 November 2014,

    Orchestral concerts have returned to Hope Street in Liverpool after Philharmonic Hall reopened its doors, with the RLPO’s first concert of the season taking place on 13 November.

  • Paul Hamlyn Foundation 20th year of Awards for Artists

    14 November 2014,

    The Paul Hamlyn Foundation has announced its 2014 Awards for Artists, marking the 20th year of the awards. Five visual artists and three composers will each be given £50,000 over three years to support their work, with no 'strings attached in terms of how the money can be used,' according to the stated principles of the Awards.

  • The Orfeo cancellation: why ENO pulled the plug

    14 November 2014,

    For John Berry, ENO’s artistic director, it was a bitter pill to swallow when he realised he would have to abandon the L’Orfeo project. ‘We just had to be pragmatic,’ he said. ‘Sometimes you just have to take really hard decisions’. In April he had announced programme for 2015 that was bold and exciting, and flew in the face of austerity, with a fund-raising programme that signalled a reduced reliance on subsidy.