Written on: December 13, 2016
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Classical News

In today’s classical news, The San Francisco Symphony cancelled two tour concerts in North Carolina, in response to the state’s law that overturned protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. Queensland Symphony Orchestra has been treating passengers that touched down at Brisbane Airport with pop-up performances, as part of the airport’s artist-in-residence programme. Also, read about studies on music’s effect on men and women to beat your friends at board games this Christmas.

The Telegraph

The secret trick which could help women beat men at board games this Christmas

Studies showed that classical music helps men with concentration whereas rock music doesn’t. However, music was found to have no effect on women’s performance.

Was 2016 the year women stormed the citadels of classical music?

Where does the best hope for classical music lie? In gifted, passionate and engaged musicians – not in grand plans for swanky new buildings.

San Francisco Chronicle

SF Symphony cancels tour concerts in North Carolina

The San Francisco Symphony has cancelled two tour concerts scheduled for April 5-6 in Chapel Hill, N.C., in response to the passage of the state law that overturned protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

The New York Times

Esma Redzepova, Who Sang to Generations of Her Roma Heritage, Dies at 73

Esma Redzepova, the Macedonian singer who was acclaimed for decades as the greatest female voice in Romany (Gypsy) music, died on Sunday in Skopje, the capital of Macedonia. She was 73. Often billed as “Queen of the Gypsies,” Ms. Redzepova sang in more than 10 languages and recorded more than 500 songs. In the Balkans, her hits reached multiple generations.

ABC News

Queensland Symphony Orchestra treats travellers to music and fanfare at Brisbane airport

Passengers touching down in Brisbane this month have been treated to pop-up performances by the Queensland Symphony Orchestra (QSO).

Music Teacher Magazine

RNCM appoints new head and assistant head of music education

The Royal Northern College of Music has appointed Dr John Habron and Robert Gardiner as head of music education and assistant head of music education (PGCE) respectively.

Classical Music Magazine

Wigmore Hall announces additional subsidised tickets

Building on the success of its scheme offering £5 tickets for under-35s, Wigmore Hall has announced that an additional 5,000 subsidised tickets will be available throughout next year, resulting in a total of 25,000.

Butterworth drinking song rediscovered in Oxford

A festive song by George Butterworth has been rediscovered at the University of Oxford’s Bodleian Libraries.

Musik Heute

Elbphilharmonie ist “Hamburger des Jahres” 2016

Die Elbphilharmonie ist noch nicht einmal eröffnet, aber schon “Hamburger des Jahres”: Generalintendant Christoph Lieben-Seutter hat die Auszeichnung am Montagabend in der Kategorie “Kultur” erhalten.

Klassik Heute

Valentine Michaud erhält den «Prix Credit Suisse Jeunes Solistes» 2017

Die französische Saxophonistin Valentine Michaud setzte sich beim Finale des Prix Credit Suisse Jeunes Solistes 2017 gegen drei Mitbewerber durch. Michaud studierte in Lausanne und setzt ihr Studium derzeit an der Zürcher Hochschule der Künste fort.

Klassik.com

Wiener Konzerthaus mit positiver Bilanz

Eigenen Angaben zufolge konnte es 2015/16 einen Besucherrekord erzielen, insgesamt zählte man 542.000 Besucher. Das sind 2,6 Prozent mehr als in der Spielzeit 2014/15. Die Zahl der Veranstaltungen erhöhte sich von 815 (2014/15) auf 861, davon waren 559 Eigenveranstaltungen.

Twitter

The Violin Channel @violinchannel ow.ly/FWtl3073mGM 20 Candidates Announced for 2017 Elmar Oliveira International Violin Comp @LynnUniversity

Royal Academy of Music @RoyalAcadMusic Online booking is now open for Spring 2017 events

Classical Music @ClassicalMusic8 Mozart in the Jungle is like Game of Thrones for classical music … –

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Photo: Chris Wahlberg/ SF Symphony

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