This House believes that classical music is irrelevant to today's youth
- Type of event
- Thu, 12/05/2011 - 19:00
In assocation with Vocal Futures.
Kissy Sell Out - Kissy Sell Out is a DJ/Producer and Radio 1 Broadcaster. He has released one critically-acclaimed artist album "Youth" and his sophomore offering "Wild Romance' follows in May 2011. He has toured the globe both as a DJ and with his live band, and remixed high profile artists including Mark Ronson, Gwen Stefani and the SugarBabes
Greg Sandow - Greg Sandow is a composer and critic, who teaches at the Juilliard School in New York. He blogs about the future of classical music, is writing a book about it, has lectured about it internationally, and works with classical music students and professionals as an advisor and consultant.
Stephen Fry - Stephen Fry, an alumnus of Queens' College, has presented award-winning documentaries, appeared in film and on television, and written four best-selling novels. Though originally known for his work in comedy, Stephen is passionate about classical music, and in his documentary 'Wagner and Me' explored the problematic associations of Wagner's work.
Ivan Hewett - Ivan Hewett has been involved with classical music for more decades than he cares to remember, as a broadcaster, composer, festival director, lecturer, critic and author. He is now chief music critic of the Daily Telegraph, and presents Hear & Now on BBC Radio 3.
Hugo Hickson - Hugo is a third year philosophy student at Caius. He is interested in classical music, despite lacking any musical talent whatsoever, and believes it is just as interesting and relevant now as ever.
*Please note the unusual start time for this debate.