Radio broadcaster Classic FM has announced the launch of Britain’s Big Platinum Performance to find groups to perform on a recording that will be given to Her Majesty The Queen to mark her Platinum Jubilee year.
The Musicians’ Union (MU), the leading organisation for over 32,000 professional musicians in the UK, has confirmed the appointment of Naomi Pohl to the most senior role in the organisation. Pohl is the first woman to hold the post in the MU’s 129-year history.
The organiser of the Musikmesse trade fair, Messe Frankfurt, has announced the cancellation of the 2022 Musikmesse Plaza and Musikmesse Festival April events, citing the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on large-scale events and a ‘dramatic’ shift by consumers to online retailers.
From performances of the Ukrainian National Anthem in European streets and concert halls to cultural resignations in Moscow, the arts world has taken a unified stance against the bloody invasion of Ukraine by Vladimir Putin’s army.