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‡ Editorial ˆ News Musical Chairs ˆ Guest Column Jocelyn Lightfoot Is a lack of genre flexibility holding classical music back?

Long View Andrew Mellor What the BBC might be risking by asking ensembles to generate alternative income

‹ Funding Focus The Continuo Foundation’s funding for period groups plus upcoming opportunities

‹ˆ Venue Spotlight On… Southbank Centre An interview with head of music Toks Dada

What it’s like to tour to… Australia Helping musicians make the most of performing across a vast country

‹ Self-Employed Musician’s Guide to… Sick pay Under the weather? Here are the safety nets on offer

ˆ Festivals Guide Celebrating Presteigne and Ljubljana Festivals in their 40th and 70th years plus upcoming highlights

Competitions Recent winners and upcoming deadlines





Q&A with James Ainscough Toby Deller talks to the Help Musicians chief executive about the charity’s centenary and what’s in store for the next 100 years

Five decades of Alain Lanceron The Warner Classics president speaks to Jon Tolansky about the changing recording industry

Women and witches Freya Waley-Cohen rethinks our portrayal of female archetypes ahead of her Spell Book premiere

Music and majesty Adrian Horsewood finds out how director Hugh Morris and composer Thomas Hewitt Jones have created a universal choral piece for the Jubilee

­ Next in fashion Florence Lockheart talks to composer Alastair White about creating the ‘fashion opera’ genre and his latest work, Hareflight

ƒ CITES rules for touring Rhian Morgan discovers how to avoid disappointment when touring with historic instruments containing materials from endangered species

United Strings of Europe Artistic director Julian Azkoul discusses the ensemble’s imaginative programming with Susan Nickalls

‡ƒ Final Thoughts After giving his last concert late in 2021, the British conductor Sir Roger Norrington looks back on his vibrant and varied career

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