La Lettre du Musicien : English résumés

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra Resound : music and disability

Just next to Bournemouth’s train station, in the Citygate Centre, a musical and cultural revolution is taking place. In one of the conference rooms, six musicians and their conductor are hard at work. This is the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra’s newest ensemble: BSO Resound. Report....

“Brexit is Brexit, The people have Voted”

A quarter of a billion pounds a day is the staggering contribution the Creative Industries made to the UK economy in 2016. Seeing this sector growing nearly twice as quickly as the rest of the economy should surely be cause for celebration? However, this impressive amount belies the uncertainty pervading the arts since Britain voted to leave the European Union.

 

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For a Europe of Musicians

At the end of September, Emmanuel Macron delivered a pro-European advocacy at the Sorbonne. While his speech might have divided opinions on economic issues, notably with the plan to create a eurozone budget, he was more attractive when he addressed the theme of youth....

Many Thanks

Dear Friends and Readers,
We are proud to present our 500th number.
500 numbers have been continuously published since 1984, relating 33 years of musical life in France. This collection is already a precious mine for researchers. It will certainly be even more so in the years (even centuries!) To come.
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Music in the Schools

Before the summer, the Minister of National Education had already expressed his wish for a choir to be set up in every school and to create partnerships between schools, conservatories and orchestral associations. A novelty ? Not really…...

Positive Signals

What’s new this season for musicians? The summer wasn’t without positive signals from our leaders....

The right woman in the right place?

The appointment of Françoise Nyssen as Minister of Culture prods us to remember the ministers who have served, one after another, since the creation of La Letter du Musician in late 1984. There have been thirteen of them, many of whom are already forgotten – perhaps unjustly for some.

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A Prodigious Misunderstanding

On June 2nd France 2 broadcast the show "Prodiges, the great concert" from the sold-out Pierre-Mauroy Stadium in Lille. This program was presented as a competition of young musicians and dancers from 7 to 16 years old and a jury of renowned artists. Since its broadcast, opinions have been heated on the social networks.

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