Written on: July 8, 2014
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John Williams conducts new Star-Spangled Banner arrangement: video

John Williams has premiered a brand new arrangement of the USA’s national anthem, the Star-Spangled Banner, at a special 4th of July celebration in Washington.

The New York Times

Drama Onstage and Off

Aix-en-Provence Festival Presents Mozart and Handel.

BBC News

Cats musical to feature rapping cat

The hit musical Cats looks set to include a rapping feline when it returns to London’s West End this year.

New York Times

Not Over Till Overtime’s Due? Met Labor Strife Bares Secrets

The operatic drama and larger-than-life passions usually subside at the Metropolitan Opera when its season ends for the summer, but not this year.

Rai News

RomaFictionFest, Carlo Freccero nuovo direttore artistico

Si svolgerà a Roma, presso l’Auditorium Parco della Musica, dal 13 al 18 settembre, l’ottava edizione del RomaFictionFest, manifestazione dedicata alla fiction italiana e internazionale. Il festival, un progetto dell’Associazione Produttori Televisivi (Apt) che lo organizza insieme a Sviluppo Lazio, è promosso dalla Regione Lazio e dalla Camera di Commercio di Roma.


Premiere ohne Merkel

Bald hebt sich am Grünen Hügel in Bayreuth wieder der Vorhang für die Festspielsaison 2014. Die Premiere findet diesmal allerdings ohne Bundeskanzlerin Angela Merkel (CDU) statt. “Stargast” ist damit ein anderer.


Auch der Prinz probt den Ausstand

In Avignon hat das Sommerfestival mit einem „Homburg“ begonnen – und den Aktionen der Bühnenarbeiter.


Riccardo Chailly bricht sich Arm und muss Auftritte absagen

Der italienische Dirigent Riccardo Chailly hat sich den Arm gebrochen und muss nun einige anstehende Dirigate bei Festivals absagen. So wird Chailly Ende Juli bei den Salzburger Festspielen von seinem Amtsvorgänger als Leipziger Gewandhauskapellmeister, Herbert Blomstedt, vertreten.



WhatWouldBeethovenDo: ‏@WWBDDoc  50 Rare and Unseen Photos of Composers In Their Everyday Life: http://www.cmuse.org/50-rare-and-unseen-photos-of-composers-in-their-everyday-life/#.U7Og8rfk38v.twitter … #classicalmusic #classicalcomposers

Randall P. Whatley: ‏@CypressMedia  Peter Gelb’s Grand Failure at the @MetOpera http://tinyurl.com/ncdwbxn  via @SaveTheMetOpera #opera #classicalmusic

Classical Music Agen: ‏@AClassicalMusic 2014 Orchestra Compensation Reports: Executives http://ift.tt/VUAFu6  #classicalmusic



Photograph of John Williams from www.classicfm.com


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