Climate Activists Delay Beethoven Concert in Hamburg

Climate activists disrupted an orchestra at the Elbphilharmonie concert hall in Hamburg, Germany, by gluing themselves to the conductor’s podium on Wednesday, November 23. A video posted by Letzte Generation on Twitter shows two activists wearing safety vests climb onto the stage as some in the crowd boo and shout “raus”, or “out”. “Just as … Read more

Lismore flood victims at Northern Rivers Conservatorium receive donated instruments to play new orchestral piece

For some, the only sound they associate with Lismore on February 28, 2022, is the relentless artillery of rain on roofs. It’s the gurgle of brown, muddy water as it swallows homes and the crash of appliances in the Wilsons River washing machine. It’s the calls for help from roof cavities and the sputtering of … Read more

Wind Instruments Don’t Spew COVID More Than Speech: Study

aug. 19, 2022 – Good news for music lovers and musicians, too: Wind instruments don’t appear to project COVID-19 particles more than talking does, according to a new study. New research from the University of Pennsylvania, along with members of the Philadelphia Orchestra, found that wind instruments don’t spread COVID-19 particles any farther or faster … Read more

Music brings people together, says Melbourne Symphony Orchestra chairman

CANBERRA, May 16 (Xinhua) — Music is a universal language that could draw people of different cultural backgrounds closer, said David Li, chairman of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (MSO) in Australia. “We try to bring the people together and through the music, we can build up the people’s relationship, the mutual understanding and cultural understanding … Read more