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Over 8 weeks of classical music concerts at the Royal Albert Hall come to a close with the traditional Last Night concert. Nick Shave reports from a very British evening of music and balloons
Searing performances of Sibelius, Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky and Ravel from an orchestra whose future is in doubt
Back injury forces conductor to withdraw from performances for the rest of the year
The violinist and artistic director of the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival (Festival MV) talks about this year’s programme and its memorial concert for the victims of 9/11
Prommers start petition in protest
Colourful Tchaikovsky from the Pittsburgh Symphony but Grimaud was the star attraction at this Prom
The jazz singer on appearing in her first Prom and why there should be a Big Band in every jazz club in the country
Opera singer dies following scooter accident
Russian composer and nephew of Aram Khachaturian dies aged 90.
New productions include The Marriage of Figaro while Purcell’s The Fairy Queen leads the revivals
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