I’m Colin Anderson, a writer on music and the editor of Classical Source.

Welcome to my Column, a bit of a blog: news, reviews, things to watch, and other posts to read; a mix of things. I hope you like the contents.

Cheers, Col

Ukrainian Freedom Orchestra: Beethoven Ninth Freedom Tour.

The Ukrainian Freedom Orchestra to regroup for a summer tour of the great cathedrals and concert halls of Europe and the United States Program to feature Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony in a unique Ukrainian language version to re-assert the values of freedom, resistance,...

Royal Ballet and Opera | 2024/25 Season announcement.

World Premiere of Mark-Anthony Turnage’s opera Festen   Eight new opera productions across two stages including: Eugene Onegin, The Tales of Hoffmann, Die Walküre, Semele, The Sound Voice Project and a Bernstein double bill  European Premiere of Wayne...

The Buffalo Philharmonic releases “Echoes of Eastern Europe” on its Beau Fleuve label – JoAnn Falletta conducts David Ludwig’s Violin Concerto, with Bella Hristova, and Dvořák’s Seventh Symphony.

The compact and vivid Violin Concerto offers variety, edge, rhythmic elan, and a lovely sentimental slow movement. David Ludwig (born 1974) is the communicative composer, but imagine a work collaborated on by Khachaturian and Kodály edited by the Ravel of Tzigane....