WildKat PR gladly welcomes American pianist and composer Tristan Eckerson!
We are happy to be working together with Tristan on the promotion of his upcoming tour through Western Europe, which will take place from 16th September until 30th September. Tristan’s journey to Europe this autumn draws interesting parallels with his personal and musical life. Ever since he left his childhood home in Ohio, he has lived in several cities in the U.S. as well as Europe – an exciting and restless journey full of experiences, which now feeds his endless inspiration! Tristan’s accomplishments include an extensive variety of music projects including recording with members of the Ray Charles Orchestra, and performing at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco. He has a degree in Music Production and Sound Design from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, but his true love has always been performing on stage – first with a band and later as a soloist.
Tristan’s second solo album Disarm is a reminiscence about his time in Spain so one can expect Andalusian and flamenco-esque influences, all the while maintaining Tristan’s minimal approach. For this recording, Tristan played on a special piano that was prepared by David Klavins and commissioned by Nils Frahm. Check out ‘Ether’, the first excerpt of Disarm!
Disarm will be released by 1631 Records on 15th September – just in time for the Western European tour. The first concert will take Tristan to Vác in Hungary, which will be broadcast live from David Klavin’s new piano factory. His following tour dates are:

Sept 16th – Klavins Piano Manufaktúra – Vác, Hungary

Sept 17th – Freilich Open Arts – Vienna, Austria

Sept 18th – La Loca – Prague, Czech Republic

Sept 19th – Noch Besser Leben – Leipzig, Germany

Sept 20th – Sofar Sounds – Berlin, Germany

Sept 23rd – Feinkost Lampe – Hannover, Germany

Sept 24th – Salon de Jazz – Cologne, Germany

Sept 26th – Home of Art – Amsterdam, Netherlands

Sept 27th – De Gekke Geit – The Hague, Netherlands

Sept 29th – Porto d’Artes – Porto, Portugal

Sept 30th – Fábrica Braço de Prata – Lisbon, Portugal

It is with great pleasure that we are supporting Tristan with his tour, and we look forward to accompanying him on this journey. Stay tuned for more information!

© Michael David Rose

Follow Tristan Eckerson on his webiste, on Soundcloud, facebook and twitter.

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(Written on July 24, 2017 )

We are delighted to welcome Taner Akyol to the WildKat Family. Taner Akyol is a composer and virtuoso of the Bağlama, a Turkic stringed instrument also called Saz. WildKat is working with Taner to promote his concert on 29th September at the Berlin Philharmonie. This concert will not only present new written pieces for the Taner Akyol Trio, but will also see the great Pianist Fazil Say on stage with Taner Akyol for the very first time.

Although the tuning of his bağlama reaches across both the East and West, Taner is mainly recognised in the West for his works and collaboration in the jazz and classical worlds. His first opera Ali Baba und 40 Räuber was performed in 2012 at the Komische Oper Berlin 30 times and received tremendous reviews. He has also been commissioned and played by/at prominent festivals, such as “Istanbul in Berlin”, Randspiele, Klangwerkstatt, the XJAZZ Festival Berlin and MärzMusik.

On 29th September, the Taner Akyol Trio will present pieces from their current album, as well as new works. Pianist Fazil Say and singer Serenad Bagcan will perform Turkish “Lieder” in the second part of the concert. At the very end, Taner Akyol will join Fazil Say for a surprise set. This news is not only tremendous for Turkey, but for all lovers of quality music without boundaries!

We are excited to support Taner and all the other musicians involved in this project and look forward to getting people engaged with this event. You will hear from us as soon as tickets are available!

© Markus Braun

 

Follow Taner Akyol on his website and on facebook.

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(Written on July 18, 2017 )

WildKat PR is delighted to welcome back Music@Malling for the fourth time. Music@Malling brings world-class artists to historic local venues in West Malling, Kent, combining a hugely successful outreach programme with a firm commitment to new music. This year sees the seventh iteration of the festival, in which 24 events will take place over 10 days, featuring music of leading contemporary composers, alongside classical, jazz and folk music. The festival aims to engage with the local community through education and outreach work and to provide events that both enrich and entertain audiences. Music@Malling aspires to develop innovative and creative projects that are of high quality and that raise the profile of music. The artists are involved in mentoring and supporting young musicians and composers across Kent.

Music@Malling

This year, outreach work includes 1400 primary school children from 16 schools partaking in a project focusing on Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes as well as 480 children performing in four concerts alongside the festivals resident ensemble, Chamber Domaine, and narrator Matthew Sharp. Furthermore, in conjunction with Sound and Music, Go compose!, gives 10 young composers from Kent the opportunity to compose a piece of music that is performed and recorded in one day under the expert guidance of Simon Pearce (Royal College of Music and Purcell School) and Chamber Domaine. The festival also offers Meet the Composer events with composers such as Alexander Goehr and Paul Patterson, and mentoring workshops with the Artistic Director of Ronnie Scott’s, James Pearson.

Concerts will include Chamber Domaine performing Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis and Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time. Artists range from harpsichord player Steven Devine, violinist Thomas Bowes to guitarist Craig Ogden performing Bach, Dowland, Britten, and Albeniz. Flute player Sami Junnonen will perform music by Bach, Sciarrino, Debussy, Berio, Takemitsu, as well as the premiere of a new work by Tomi Räisänen.

Thomas Kemp, Artistic Director, says: ‘Our seventh festival promises to be our best yet with a wide range of music and lots of interesting programmes and opportunities for music lovers young and old. Contemporary music by Alexander Goehr and Paul Patterson rubs shoulders with works by Bach, Mozart, Elgar, Vaughan Williams and Gershwin as well as jazz, world, folk and vocal music across 24 events. I am particularly proud of our work with local schools –engaging young people in creative activities – many for the first time.’

(Written on July 17, 2017 )

Founded in 1895, the BBC Proms are a big part of British culture and the 2017 season begins tonight. For eight weeks of the summer, daily classical music concerts take place at the Royal Albert Hall and other venues across London, including Cadogan Hall, Stage@The Dock and Wilton’s Music Hall.

The term Prom is short for promenade concert, and refers to the outdoor concerts of the 18th century where the audience were able to stroll around while the orchestra played. Since then, the concerts have moved inside and, in the context of the BBC Proms, promming refers to the popular tradition of queueing outside the Royal Albert Hall on the day of the concert for the chance to get a £6 ticket for the standing areas inside the hall. Will you be a “prommer” this summer? Click here for some helpful tips on how to become a Pro-Prommer this year!

Royal Albert Hall: BBC Proms 2017

With the opening of the BBC Proms 2017 tonight, the WildKat team have put together a list of their highlights for this year…

Prom 35, the John Wilson Orchestra performing Oklahoma, appears to be a particular favourite in the office this year due to the magical sound that the orchestra creates and the energy that radiates from them when they perform. Not strictly classical, this prom would be a great one to go to for those who are novice prommers. Not convinced? Let The Spectator’s Richard Bratby, along with John Wilson, tell you why Rodgers and Hammerstein should be taken as seriously as Beethoven.

Another popular choice is Prom 10 with the Aurora Orchestra. Last year the ensemble performed their first prom from memory and it was such a unique experience – every single member of the orchestra completely engaged with the music and the conductor. This year they are performing Beethoven’s ‘Eroica’ from memory and we can’t wait.

If you are looking for a musical fusion, then Prom 41 is for you. It brings together Philip Glass and Ravi Shankar, combining Glass’s American Minimalism with Shankar’s sitar and the traditions of Hindustani classical music. The Britten Sinfonia and Karen Kamensek are joined by Shankar’s daughter, sitar virtuoso Anoushka Shankar.

The Cincinatti Symphony Orchestra makes its Proms debut this year and, since they are one of our clients, the WildKat team are very excited about it. They will be bringing works by two celebrated American composers and we are really looking forward to seeing everything come together.

Cincinatti Symphony Orchestra

Last but certainly not least, Prom 75 – The Last Night of the Proms! What’s not to love about a big party with classical music, waving flags, sing alongs and bobbing along to the Sailor’s Hornpipe?

(Written on July 14, 2017 )

This evening, the Hong Kong Music Series begins with an inaugural concert celebrating the fusion of Eastern and Western classical music at St. John’s Smith Square. This is just the first in a series of concerts celebrating the music of Hong Kong and the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. Involving over 70 musicians and creatives from Hong Kong, five concerts will be performed in prestigious venues across central London. The Hong Kong Arts Development Council has overseen the organisation of this music series, and they are keen to share the talent and skill of their home musicians with the UK.

(Photo: Eleonora Cecchini)

WildKat PR assisted with a creative campaign day on London’s South Bank to promote the concert series, and engage the public with some of Hong Kong’s more traditional music. The day involved live music performances from a local Chinese music ensemble, traditional ‘bubble’ waffles, and a social media competition to win £100 vouchers from one of the Hong Kong Music Series’ main sponsors, Dorsett Hotels . Many passers-by paused to listen to the beautiful sounds of the ehru, guzheng and pipa, having never heard or seen anything like it before! As our team handed out leaflets advertising the concerts in the music series and chatting to people interested in the music and delicious, sweet smells from the bubble waffle stall, we were confident that the Hong Kong Music Series would be a success. 

(Photo: Eleonora Cecchini)

The upcoming VIP reception on the 7th of July will see the Hong Kong Arts Development team welcoming esteemed guests from Hong Kong and London to meet the performers of Music Interflow – A Dialogue of Two Cultures. The reception will also feature speeches, anticipating the excitement of the upcoming concerts with their diverse musical genres, ranging from classical music, Chinese music theatre, contemporary music and opera. This first concert will represent both the Chinese and British cultural heritage with a repertoire of both classical and contemporary works. Furthermore, the concert will mark the important anniversary of a momentous historical event in the annals of Hong Kong citizens’ close relationship with the British people.

Other intriguing concerts include Beyond the Senses, atmospheric Music Theatre by Law Wing-fai which runs for one show only on the 15th of July at London’s Shaw Theatre. Law Wing-fai is one of Hong Kong’s leading composers, using the contemporary theatre as a means of expression, revolving around the natural timbres of Chinese musical instruments, poetry, songs, music, dance and visual elements to create an Oriental and reflective atmosphere in this production.

We can’t wait to get started, don’t forget to let us know if you’re at any of the concerts! Click here to find out more about the Hong Kong Music Series.

Click here to follow the HK Music Series on Twitter and here to follow on Facebook.

(Written on July 7, 2017 )

In today’s news: Oboist Nicholas Daniel performs Britten in the middle of a boating lake, the winners of the 2017 St Magnus Composers Competition are announced, composition for the victims of the Grenfell Tower tragedy, and how to cope with the pressures of life as a soloist.

The Guardian

Britten’s water music: recreating a world premiere with midges, vintage cars and an iPad

Oboist Nicholas Daniel loves Britten and his Six Metamorphoses after Ovid. But why is he performing them on a punt in the middle of a boating lake?

Classical Music Magazine

Winners of 2017 St Magnus Composers Competition announced

Andra Patterson and George Stevenson were jointly awarded the first prize for the over 18 category, and Gareth Flett and Joseph Rognvald Pickering won first prize for the under 18 category.

Classic FM

An incredibly poignant composition for the victims of the Grenfell tower tragedy – for 20 cellos and piano

As London mourns those lost in the Grenfell Tower fire, young composer Thomas Hewitt Jones has been moved to put pen to manuscript and compose a piece of music.

The Violin Channel

New Guinness World Record Set for Fastest Piano Playing Fingers

Portuguese-American pianist Domingos-Antonio Gomes has set a new Guinness World Record for the most piano keys hit in one minute

The Strad

How I cope with the pressures of life as a soloist – Jordi Savall

The viola da gamba player and conductor advocates concentrating on the little things rather than stressing about the whole

Pizzicato

Film composer wins Shostakovich Prize

Russian film composer Eduard Artemyev, as well as film director Nikita Mikhalkov were awarded the Shostakovich Prize on Saturday evening at Moscow’s Tchaikovsky Concert Hall.

Der Tagesspiegel

Berlin zahlt Sing-Akademie 11,37 Millionen

Viel Geld für die Sing-Akademie: Der Chor wird vom Land für sein ehemaliges Gebäude Unter den Linden entschädigt. Das Abgeordnetenhaus hat jetzt die Einigung gebilligt.

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Der größte Komponist seiner Zeit

Der Todestag von Georg Philipp Telemann jährt sich zum zweihundertfünfzigsten Mal. Siegbert Rampes exzellente Biographie erzählt vom Ansehen eines Komponisten, das selbst über Eheskandale erhaben war.

neue musikzeitung

Lichtspielszenen zwischen Wald und Meer – Wim Wenders’ Operndebüt mit Bizets, Perlenfischern“ an der Staatsoper

Gerade diese Oper zu inszenieren, war Wenders’ expliziter Wunsch – da er ihre Musik so liebt.

El Mundo

La intimidad de los grandes del ‘jazz’

Un libro recoge las imágenes del francés Jean- Pierre Leloir, que fotografió a corta distancia a las grandes figuras del ‘swing’ de los años 50 y 60

Los Angeles Times

Evolution, revolution, smevolution: The future of classical music

Classical music may be the art of the sublime, liquid architecture and all the rest, but it has nonetheless always been a long-suffering kingdom of kvetching.

Twitter

in 1902 Birth of American and conductor Antonia

Classic FM: ‘In Memoriam: Grenfell’, by composer Thomas Hewitt Jones.

(Written on June 26, 2017 )

In Today’s Classical News: Alan Gilbert to take Hamburg post, The Julliard School unveil new Chinese campus design, Musician thrown off flight for attempting to stow her violin in the cabin, and gigantic octobass spotted in action.

Choir and Organ

Los Angeles Master Chorale to be inducted into American Classical Music Hall of Fame

The Los Angeles Master Chorale will be inducted into the American Classical Music Hall of Fame on 22 June during its Lux Aeterna 20th anniversary celebration concert.

The Violin Channel

The Julliard School Unveil New Chinese Campus Design

The Juilliard School, in New York City, has this week unveiled the preliminary designs for the new Tianjin Juilliard School – set to open in Tianjin, China at the beginning of the 2019 academic year.

The Strad

Musician thrown off Aer Lingus flight for attempting to stow her violin in the cabin.

Freelance musician and Alexander Technique tutor Aingeala De Búrca claims that she was removed from the flight from Bristol to Dublin this week when she attempted to stow her instrument in the overhead locker

Cmuse

Check out this J.S. Bach Chaconne for Octobass and Four Double Basses

In a recent performance, we spotted a gigantic octobass in action. Compared to the typically enormous double basses, the octobass make them look like little cellos. The size was not the only thing impressive about the octobass but the deep, amazing melody that was previously unheard.

The New York Times

Alan Gilbert to Lead NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra in Hamburg

He is leaving a fixer-upper on the Upper West Side of Manhattan for a sleek new home in Hamburg, Germany.

 Der Tagesspiegel

Unter den Linden werdet ihr mich finden

Acht Premieren präsentiert die Berliner Staatsoper in der Saison 2017/18 in ihrem sanierten Stammhaus – auch Placido Domingo ist dabei

 Die Welt

Das ist der neue Chefdirigent der Elbphilharmonie

Die Elbphilharmonie bekommt einen neuen Chefdirigenten: den Amerikaner Alan Gilbert, der zuvor das New York Philharmonic leitete. Er soll dafür sorgen, dass die Elphie auch innen Glamour verströmt.

 Concerti

Alan Gilbert wird neuer Chefdirigent

Paukenschlag beim NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester. Nachdem am Montag überraschend bekannt wurde, dass Thomas Hengelbrock, Chefdirigent des NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester, seinen Vertrag nicht verlängern wird, präsentiert das Orchester nun Alan Gilbert als seinen Nachfolger

 Musik Heute

Berliner Staatsoper feiert Wiedereröffnung mit Open-Air-Konzert

Die Berliner Staatsoper feiert die Wiedereröffnung ihres Stammhauses Unter den Linden nach siebenjähriger Sanierung mit einem Open-Air-Konzert. Am 30. September um 17:00 Uhr lädt Generalmusikdirektor Daniel Barenboim bei freiem Eintritt zu einem Konzert auf den Bebelplatz in der historischen Mitte Berlins

 Le Figaro

Solidays 2017 : «On voit l’environnement des festivals changer»

Une affiche attractive et un temps plus soutenable annoncé par La Chaîne météo seront au rendez-vous des Solidays. Mais même avec de telles conditions cette 19e édition, du vendredi 23 au dimanche 26 juin, aura fort à faire pour rassembler autant de personnes que l’année précédente, soit 202.000 spectateurs.

El Mundo

Antonio Serrano abre el jueves en Madrid el festival ‘Clazz de jazz latino’ con un homenaje a Toots Thielemans

Comienza la séptima edición de Clazz el festival del jazz latino que se abre el jueves 22 con el cuarteto de Antonio Serrano, uno de los más brillantes armonicistas del mundo y que contará el día 23 con el bandeononista Claudio Constantini y el quinteto tango-jazz y con el regreso a Madrid de Chano Domínguez que lleva varias temporadas instalado en los Estados Unidos y que ya ha cambiado la costa oeste por Nueva York.

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Classical Music Magazine: Alan Gilbert

(Written on June 23, 2017 )

Theaterferien, Spielzeitpause, Schulferien – Sommerloch? Wenn die Saison endet, geht es vielerorts erst so richtig los! Die Klassik-Festivals sind zum unaufhaltsamen Trend geworden.

„Von Hitzacker bis Rheingau, Freden bis Nürtingen: Deutschland hat mehr als 300 Festivals für klassische und artverwandte Musik.“ (Zeit online, Volker Hagedorn, Stand 2014)

Viele dieser – mittlerweile weitaus zahlreicheren – Festivals haben im Laufe der Jahre Kultstatus erreicht. Aber auch in der Schweiz geben sich die Musikbegeisterten ihrer liebsten Sommerbeschäftigung hin. Beim Verbier Festival etwa, das jährlich in toller Bergkulisse stattfindet, treffen sich die internationalen Superstars der Klassikszene. Von Gautier Capucon und Joshua Bell über Evgeny Kissin, Andras Schiff und Yuja Wang bis hin zu renommierten Kammermusikensembles wie dem Quatuor Ebène steigen alle einmal im Alpenfestival ab. Ähnlich wie die Lage befinden sich auch die Preise in luftiger Höhe. Zum Glück werden jedoch viele der Konzerte auf dem klassischen Streaming-channel medici.tv übertragen.

Ein etwas näher am Meeresspiegel gelegenes, aber mittlerweile ebenso renommiertes Festival ist das Rheingau Musik Festival, das dieses Jahr sein 30. Jubiläum feiert. Es wird vom 24.06.2017 – 02.09.2017 mit 155 Konzerten in 42 Spielstätten stattfinden. Das Programm umfasst dabei nicht nur klassische Musik, sondern auch Jazz und das Format “Next Generation“, in dem junge Solisten wie Dmitry Masleev, Lucas und Arthur Jussen, Edgar Moreau und Jugendensembles wie das Bundesjugendballett und das Bundesjugendorchester auftreten werden.

Neben diesen repräsentativen Festivals gibt aber auch kleinere und (noch) relativ unbekannte, die meist familiärer und mit viel Liebe zum Detail gestaltet sind. Doch auch diese wachsen von Jahr zu Jahr und verzeichnen kontinuierlich höhere Zuhörerzahlen.
Eines dieser Festivals befindet sich ganz im Norden Deutschlands: Das Gezeitenkonzerte Festival in Ostfriesland.
Es wird dieses Jahr vom 23.06.2017 – 13.08.2017 unter dem Motto „Sturm und Klang“ stattfinden. Während das Festival in seinem Gründungsjahr etwa 5000 Besucher zählte, waren es 2016 schon 10.000. Das Festival unterscheidet sich von den anderen durch eine gemischte Künstlerauswahl. Es besteht sowohl aus bekannten Solisten als auch aus unbekannteren regionalen, ausländischen und Nachwuchs-Künstlern. Auch die Wahl der Konzertorte ist eher alternativ und umfasst Dorfkirchen sowie Kurhäuser, das Emder Fährhaus und die hiesige Kunsthalle.
Neben der musikalischen Unterhaltung spielt das Festival eine wichtige Rolle für den regionalen Tourismus: „Bezaubernde Gärten, historische Gemäuer, Natur pur“, wollen den Besucher auf der gut strukturierten und ansprechenden Homepage verlocken.

Neben den unzähligen – vor allem instrumentalen – Klassik-Festivals jähren sich auch die Opernfestivals. Eines davon findet zwischen bzw. über den Schwarzwaldtannen statt. Die Rede ist von Rossini in Wildbad (07.07.2017 – 23.07.2017).  Das Festival wurde 1989 zur „Erinnerung an [(…) den] Kuraufenthalt von G. Rossini 1856“ (Homepage) gegründet. Wie alle Festivals hat auch dieses klein angefangen. Dass es mittlerweile als internationales Belcanto Festival gilt, hängt laut der Website mit der engen Zusammenarbeit mit öffentlichen Rundfunkanstalten und in Wildbad entstandenen CD Einspielungen zusammen. Seit 2004 betreibt das Schwarzwald-Städtchen eine Belcanto-Akademie, die unter jungen angehenden Sängerinnen und Sängern äußerst gefragt ist.
Ein Highlight des Festivals ist das Auftakt-Konzert GANZ OBEN! mit Mozarts c-Moll Messe, das mit einer halbstündigen Fahrt mit der Sommerbergbahn erreicht und auf dem Turm des Baumwipfelpfades über den Schwarzwaldtannen stattfinden wird.
Neben den Produktionen der Rossini-Opern beinhaltet das Festivalprogramm auch Meisterkurs-Konzerte aus der Klasse von Raúl Gímenez und Lorenzo Regazzo, die die Akademie leiten.

 

Foto: Kienzler

Hinter jedem dieser Festivals steht ein interessanter Gedanke und eine umfangreiche Organisation, die dem Besucher ein unvergessliches Festival-Sommer-Erlebnis bereiten wollen. Je nach Reiselust und Budget kann man aus dem ‚Festival-Katalog‘ Internet auswählen, welches Format die eigenen Interessen am meisten bedient. Die Auswahl des ‚perfekten‘ Festivals ist sicherlich auch eine Interessenfrage – möchte man sich von den großen Solisten zum Staunen bringen oder neue Künstler entdecken, die noch nicht international bekannt sind? Egal wie man sich jedoch entscheidet, die schöne Naturlage ist einem bei jedem bei diesen Festivals sicher!

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(Written on June 22, 2017 )

In Today’s Classical News, Mozart comes to Shoreditch and Orchestra dell’Arte launches musical exchange. Lidiya Yankovskaya is named Music Director of the Chicago Opera Theater, and The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington react to homophobic protests.

The Guardian

Eine kleine slam poetry: Mozart comes to Shoreditch

MC Mozart’s Classical Smackdown brings young audiences to classical music in a way never seen before

Classic FM

Watch Shostakovich playing his own Symphony No. 7

In this video from 1941, the legendary Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich talks about one of his most famous works, Symphony No. 7 (Leningrad), and plays a section on piano.

Classical Music Magazine

Orchestra dell’Arte launches musical exchange

The Orchestra dell’Arte has launched a musical exchange scheme in order to highlight the cultural offerings of its home city of Liverpool, which recently became a Unesco Creative City of Music.

The Times

Concert review: La Voix Humaine; CBSO/ Grazinyte-Tyla at Snape Maltings

In two contrasting one-woman shows, it was Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla’s borderline excessive callisthenics that brought stunningly punchy results.

Tagesspiegel

Hengelbrock verlässt das NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester

Nacht acht Jahren: Der Chefdirigent des NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchesters, Thomas Hengelbrock, wird seinen Vertrag über die Saison 2018/19 hinaus nicht verlängern.

Concerti

Ab aufs Sofa

Anlässlich des 275-jährigen Bestehens will das Gewandhausorchester Leipzig vier Privatkonzerte geben.

Klassik.com

Catriona Morison gewinnt BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition 2017

Die Mezzosopranistin Catriona Morison hat bei der BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition zweimal den ersten Platz belegt.

Pizzicato

Lidiya Yankovskaya Named Music Director of the Chicago Opera Theater

Chicago Opera Theater has named Lidiya Yankovskaya music director. Her appointment is effective immediately, yet she will start regular conducting duties only in the 2018-19 season.

Classic FM

This choir confronted anti-Pride protesters in the best possible way – with a live performance

The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington were on their way back to the hotel after performing at the Pride Festival in Knoxville Tennessee this weekend when they spotted protestors holding homophobic signs. They decided to stand up to them using the power of music.

Twitter
Music History in 1922 Death of Italian Vittorio .
 
Image: MC Mozart

(Written on June 20, 2017 )

In today’s Classical News, Primephonic, a new streaming service for classical music, launches in London, and a wedding musician is asked to play in return for social media likes. Today is BBC Music Day, celebrating the Power of Music, and Louise Alder progresses at BBC Cardiff Singer of the World.

CNET

Classical music streaming no longer plays second fiddle

Spotify and other streaming services aren’t very good at managing classical music, which is where new dedicated service Primephonic comes in.

Classic FM

A musician was asked to play for free in return for Facebook likes

‘I was hoping you may be interested in a challenge… I would like to propose if I can manage to get 1000 likes and 300 shares you would consider waiving your fee?’

Classical Music Magazine

Radio 3 announces BBC Music Day highlights

Radio 3 has announced its programming highlights for BBC Music Day (15 June), which this year will celebrate ‘The Power of Music’.

Louise Alder wins third Cardiff Singer round

British soprano Louise Alder has become the third singer chosen to perform in the final of BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2017.

Der Tagesspiegel

Ab Herbst Public Viewing von Elbphilharmonie-Konzerten

Nach dem großen Ansturm auf die Karten der Elbphilharmonie werden einige der Konzerte bald live auf öffentlichen Plätzen der Stadt übertragen.

Berliner Zeitung

Deutsche Messe“ Stefan Heucke vertont Messübersetzung von Bundestagspräsident Lammert

Eine heute nahezu unmögliche Gattung ist die Messe. Nicht nur müsste man das Ideal des gesellschaftlich wachen Künstlers verraten, um Anlass zu jenem Jubel zu haben, den Gloria oder Sanctus erheischen.

Concerti

#klangberlins – Ausgezeichnet!

Der diesjährige Deutsche Preis für Onlinekommunikation geht an das Konzerthaus Berlin. Ihre Video-Serie #klangberlins setzte sich gegen starke Mitbewerber wie Mercedes Benz, TUI und das ZDF durch.

I Care If You Listen

SPOR Festival 2017 Concludes With iScreen, YouScream!

SPOR is on a mission to prove that “music has the same potential for exploratory curation as all other art forms,” and the program for the 2017 festival certainly reflected this sentiment.

Dallas News

Say farewell to Berlin Philharmonic-bound horn player David Cooper at a Saturday recital

It says a lot for the virtuosity and elegant playing of David Cooper, principal horn on the Dallas Symphony Orchestra since 2013, that he’s been snatched up for the same post with one of the world’s most prestigious orchestra.

Twitter

Music History  in 1886 Birth of Charles .
London Philharmonic LPO brass trio performing at the launch of new classical music streaming service
Music History  in 1772 Death of French Louis-Claude d’
Image: Primephonic

(Written on June 15, 2017 )