A message from Kathryn McDowell, Managing Director of London Symphony Orchestra
Doc’n Roll Film Festival has launched Doc'n Roll TV, a pay-per-view video on demand platform with a wide-range of music documentaries. This follows the postponed UK regional tour set to begin on 25 March 2020, and the festival's biggest-ever.
Watch the current selection of music documentaries here.
Like its big-screen big brother, Doc’n Roll TV’s mission is to show some love and respect to the ever-growing number of great music documentaries that the big platforms dismiss as too adventurous, or too niche.
Gone are the days when all you needed to succeed as a musician was music. In the new music economy, successful artists think like start-ups and need to be savvy marketers and content creators.
The philharmonie Berlin is sadly closed now until 19 April due to COVID19. But the orchestra will continue to play for everyone, in the Digital Concert Hall.
The Royal Opera House is launching a free programme of curated online broadcasts, musical masterclasses and cultural insights that get under the skin of both ballet and opera and offer everyone a unique look behind the scenes at one of the world's most famous cultural institutions.
A number of performing arts organisations, artists and practitioners have conducted live streams, posted recorded shows or are creating new work for the online space. These are available to anyone with an internet connection and the list below represents what the Culture Diary team has found or been notified about. This is an ongoing list.
PRS for Music has gathered UK musicians set to play the cancelled SXSW 2020 in Austin, Texas to record the British Music Embassy sessions. These sessions be shared online for everyone to watch. Look out for updates on social media with the #BMESessions. Edit (26/03/20): the British Music Embassy sessions are now available on BBC Introducing's YouTube page or you can watch below.
Female pan-African supergroup, Les Amazones D'Afrique, Ghanian highlife stars, Santrofi, and Cameroonian songstress Valerie Ekoume will all take to the Liverpool Sefton Park stage for Africa Oyé 2020 when the festival returns on 20–21 June 2020.
Kuwait Calling is a trailblazing collaboration between the Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmed Cultural Centre (JACC), a cultural powerhouse in the Arabian Gulf region, and London-based 59 Productions’ team of Tony and Olivier Award-winning creatives (Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games, David Bowie is, War Horse), featuring dancers from Rambert, one of the UK’s leading contemporary dance companies.