Interview: Evelyn Glennie

I have to admit, I didn’t get a wink of sleep the night before I interviewed Dame Evelyn Glennie, the first person in history to successfully create and sustain a full-time career as a solo…

Dare we talk about Music Scholarships?

This is how it went. I posted onto Facebook: Did you have a music scholarship to your school? How did it help you? Maybe you had it taken away for bad behaviour?! Did it enable…

The Mayor on Music

“I really am not very knowledgeable when it comes to classical music,” Ipswich Mayor, Sarah Barber claimed, “I can remember listening to a programme on BBC Radio 3, on which they were talking about Peter…

Interview: Joseph Phibbs

Google British composer Joseph Phibbs and a diverse catalogue of chamber, choral and orchestral works pings onto the screen including a piece involving the use of cocktail shakers, matches and coins. Put Joseph Phibbs into…

From the editor…

“How’s the tooth, Mr Shuffles?” I asked, as my father-in-law slowly made his way back into the bungalow with his stick. “All sorted thanks, Fiona, mustn’t grumble. Good dentist he is. But he plays that posh music…

September / October Contents

THE BIRTH OF GET CLASSICAL Note from the Editor LET’S MEET: JOSEPH PHIBBS ‘One of the most successful composers of his generation’ - read an extract here HEADLINE FEATURE: EVELYN GLENNIE ‘The uniqueness comes from…

Where to find Get Classical

Pick up your free copy of Get Classical from: ALDEBURGH Film Theatre   BURY ST EDMUNDS The Apex Theatre Royal St Edmundsbury Cathedral St John’s Church St Mary’s Church Athaneum Tourist Information Centre Balaams Music   FELIXSTOWE…