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We are delighted to be working with North-West based ensemble, Psappha, on its 2018/19 concert season. Furthermore, we can announce that Mark-Anthony Turnage has been announced as Psappha’s newest Patron, following the death of longtime Psappha Patron and collaborator Sir Peter Maxwell Davies in 2016.

“I’m really pleased that Psappha has asked me to become their new Patron. It’s an honour to take on the position from Max after his 21 years in the role… The group’s commitment to living composers is a vital element in British musical life and I’m looking forward to supporting these brilliant musicians and their work in the future.” – Mark-Anthony Turnage, July 2018

Formed in 1991 by Artistic Director Tim Williams, Psappha specialises in the performance of work by living composers and in music of the 20th and 21st centuries. The group, comprising seven core instrumentalists, is based at St Michael’s, the former Italian chapel in Ancoats, an inner-city area of Manchester that was once the cradle of the Industrial Revolution. It shares this venue with The Hallé.

Psappha is a National Portfolio Organisation for Arts Council England (ACE) and a Talent Development Partner for PRS for Music Foundation.

In addition to public performancees, Psappha offers a wealth of online content for contemporary classical enthusiasts. Its YouTube channel has achieved more than 70,000 views in the past 12 months, and offers more than 160 free-to-view films of live performances and a number of free online film-based resources for young composers.

Psappha’s Composition Lab offers support to GCSE and A-level music students through 100 short films presented by conductor Charles Hazlewood, which explore different orchestral instruments, musical styles and instrumental techniques. Psappha Kids is a free resource specially devised to support the teaching of classroom music by specialist and non-specialist teachers of children aged 7-11, and includes lesson plans, class-based musical activities and extension tasks, fully supported through a series of short films.

The Composing for… scheme is open to UK-based music creators who have completed their first degree or equivalent. They will be offered expert support and professional guidance over an extended period to create new works that will be filmed and hosted on Psappha’s YouTube Channel, and considered for a future Psappha performance.

Psappha is supported by ACE’s Catalyst: Evolve scheme, which matches donations pound-for- pound, helping to create a “more sustainable and resilient art and culture sector”.

The first concert in the 2018/19 will be ‘New Adventures’ on Thursday 27 September at Stoller Hall, Manchester.

See Psappha in action below!

(Written on July 18, 2018 )

In today’s news: Opera receives large sums from Arts Council, Mark-Anthony Turnage quits opera, streaming services considered going public, Sir Andrew Davis to step down from Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, winners of  “Deutscher Pianistenpreis” are announced and Saudi Arabia inks deal with France to set up opera and orchestra.

The Times

Opera beats pop to Arts Council handouts

The Arts Council has been branded “too posh for pop” after figures emerged showing that pop music gets a fraction of the cash handed to opera.

The Guardian

Concrete Dreams: new show celebrates Southbank’s history of performance

An innovative new exhibition at London’s Southbank Centre gives visitors a performer’s perspective of its newly renovated brutalist venues, the Queen Elizabeth Hall and the Purcell Room.

No more operas from Turnage, as Twitter row with critics turns toxic

Composer Mark-Anthony Turnage became embroiled in a spat with opera critics over his newest work, Coraline, before declaring: ‘I’m done with the genre’

Music Week

Qobuz contemplates going public after successful Spotify IPO

French-owned Qobuz who has carved itself out a niche amongst fans of classical music, jazz and hi-res audio, is considering going public.

Broadway World

Eric Whitacre Signs Worldwide Publishing Agreement With Boosey & Hawkes

Grammy winning composer, Eric Whitacre with Boosey & Hawkes covering future compositions and a collection of works for chorus, orchestra and wind ensemble.

Limelight

Sir Andrew Davis to step down from Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

The British maestro, who has led the MSO since 2013, will end his tenure as Chief Conductor at the end of 2019.Sir Andrew Davis will step down from his role as Chief Conductor with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra at the end of his contract in December 2019, the Orchestra announced today. The British maestro, who has led the MSO since 2013, will continue his artistic relationship with the orchestra as Conductor Laureate.

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Das Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra als Vorreiter – Komponistinnen im Fokus

Ein Drittel aller Werke, die das Orchester in der Konzertsaison 2018/2019 spielen wird, stammt von Komponistinnen – ein starkes Signal für die Gleichstellung der Geschlechter, auch im Konzerthaus.

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Deutscher Pianistenpreis kürt Gewinner

Der südkoreanische Pianist Hans Suh hat den 8. Deutschen Pianistenpreis gewonnen. Suh nahm den mit 20.000 Euro dotieren Preis von Maryam Maleki, der Präsidentin des International Piano Forum, und dem Vorjahresgewinner  Eric Lu entgegen. Der Publikumspreis, welcher mit 3.000 Euro dotiert ist, ging an Tomoki Sakata aus Japan.

Musik Heute

International Opera Awards nach München und Frankfurt

Die Bayerische Staatsoper hat bei den International Opera Awards den Preis als bestes Opernhaus gewonnen. Das teilten die Veranstalter am Montagabend in London mit. Die Oper Frankfurt wurde für die Wiederentdeckung von Ernst Kreneks “Drei Opern” ausgezeichnet. Ihr Intendant Bernd Loebe erhielt den Preis in der Kategorie “Leadership in Opera”.

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Arabie Saoudite : la France et l’Opéra de Paris vont aider à la création d’un orchestre

Lors de la visite officielle du prince héritier saoudien Mohammed ben Salmane à Paris, Françoise Nyssen, ministre de la Culture, a annoncé que la France allait aider l’Arabie Saoudite à se doter d’un orchestre symphonique et lyrique.

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Der Gewinner des 8. Deutschen Pianistenpreis, Hans Suh, © International Piano Forum

(Written on April 10, 2018 )

In today’s news: disabled people underrepresented in English arts bodies, what to expect from music this year, Cumnock Tryst appoints Jean Nicholson as festival director. Also, Arvo Pärt is world’s most performed living composer and 20.000 cheap tickets for the Elbphilarmonie.

Guardian

Schools music boost urged as Britons fail to make Menuhin violin finals

Lack of government funding blamed as UK fails to make shortlist.

BME people severely underrepresented in top English arts bodies

Arts Council England figures also show disabled people make up only 4% of staff at major organisations.

Independent

What to expect from music in 2018

A New Year means new music, of course, but what exactly lies ahead?

‘The Brit awards are finally embracing diversity – here’s why we’re not holding our breath just yet’

Last year, after the Brit Award nominations were announced, there was a buzz ahead of the ceremony from every music fan hoping that the #BritsSoWhite uproar had done the trick. That after an overhaul of the voting panel, we might finally see the diversity and innovation in UK music recognised.

Classical Music

Cumnock Tryst appoints festival director

The Cumnock Tryst has appointed Jean Nicholson as festival director.

Limelight

A mouse in the house at the National Symphony Orchestra

Think crinkling candy wrappers are disruptive? A mouse caused quite a commotion at a concert in Washington on the weekend.

Estonian World

Arvo Pärt is the world’s most performed living composer seventh year running

The Estonian composer, Arvo Pärt, has, for the seventh year in a row, been given the title of the “world’s most performed living composer” by the classical music event database, Bachtrack.

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Stuttgarts neuer Ballettchef kündigt weitere personelle Änderungen an

Nach mehr als 20-jähriger Intendanz von Reid Anderson am Stuttgarter Ballett will sein Nachfolger Tamas Detrich Traditionen bewahren, aber auch neue Akzente setzen. Zwei Jahre arbeitete der US-Amerikaner an dem Programm für seine erste Spielzeit, das er nun vorgestellt hat. 

Sondierungen: BVMI fordert klare und ambitionierte Stärkung der Kultur- und Kreativwirtschaft

Der Bundesverband Musikindustrie hat mit Blick auf die voraussichtlichen Koalitionsverhandlungen deutliche und konsequente Maßnahmen zur Stärkung der Kultur- und Kreativbranchen gefordert. 

Welt

20.000 günstige Tickets für die Elbphilharmonie

Eine Stunde Klassikgenuss in der Elbphilharmonie für maximal 24 Euro pro Ticket. Am Montag stehen 20.000 Karten für die „Konzerte für Hamburg“ bereit. Alle Nicht-Hamburger haben aber leider ein Problem.

Klassik.com

Salzburger Mozarteum weiterhin kopflos

Bei der am vergangenen Freitag stattgefundenen Senatssitzung des Salzburger Mozarteums konnte kein neues interimistisches Universitätsrats-Mitglied gefunden werden.

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Décès de l’organiste Pierre Pincemaille

L’organiste Pierre Pincemaille nous a quittés le vendredi 12 janvier à l’âge de 61 ans. Titulaire des Grandes Orgues de la cathédrale de Saint-Denis depuis 1987, il était également un professeur très apprécié. 

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 Today we’re live streaming our event on diversity in arts & culture from – see the agenda, watch and ask questions here:

Image: Pierre Pincemaille © Vincent Hildebrandt / france musique

(Written on January 15, 2018 )

In today’s news: new national portfolio for Arts Council England, and automotive manufacturer Tesla works on music-streaming service for its vehicles. Vladimir Jurowski becomes new chief conductor of the RSO Berlin, and John Axelrod assumes leadership of Seville Orchestra. Two orchestra projects are being rewarded by German initiative, and Hans Zimmer goes to Italy for the first time.

BBC Music Magazine

New national portfolio for Arts Council England

More money to boost arts organisations outside London

The Guardian

Official Charts Company shakes up rules to stop the Ed Sheeran effect

The singles chart revamp includes limiting the number of tracks per artist, aiming to adapt to the rise in streaming and showcase new music

Classical Music Magazine

Barokksolistene release deemed unsuitable for specialist classical chart

The new recording by Barokksolistene and violinist Bjarte Eike has been deemed unsuitable for the Official Specialist Classical Albums Chart.

Business Insider

5 reasons a Tesla music-streaming service is the best idea Elon Musk has had this year

Last week, Tesla revealed that it was working on a music-streaming service for its vehicles (and, presumably, other environments, such as smartphones).

Tagesspiegel

So macht man das Publikum zum Komplizen

Mit Vladimir Jurowski wird ein charismatischer Dirigent Chef des Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchesters Berlin. Und er hat viel vor. Jetzt hat er seine Pläne präsentiert.

Musik Heute

Zwei Orchesterprojekte als “Ausgezeichnete Orte” geehrt

Die junge norddeutsche philharmonie und das “Silk Road Symphony Orchestra” zählen zu den insgesamt 100 Gewinnern, wie die Initiative “Deutschland – Land der Ideen” in Berlin mitteilte.

Pizzicato

John Axelrod assumes total leadership of the Seville Orchestra

American conductor John Axelrod, 51, Artistic and Musical Director of the Real Orquesta Sinfónica de Sevilla (ROSS) since 2014, has added another function, thus taking the complete control over the orchestra.

Washington Post

Young orchestra makes case for the future of music

Classical music’s problems are with its institutions, not with lack of interest in the field.

Il Messagero

Hans Zimmer per la prima volta in Italia con data unica

Hans Zimmer arriva per la prima volta in Italia con una data unica al Mediolanum Forum di Milano il prossimo 29 giugno.

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  Die Uraufführung von Mahlers 3. Sinfonie 1902 in Krefeld war ein Triumph. Wir sind gespannt auf den 4.+5.7.2017!

  Cyprès & Band begeistern mit französischen Chansons in gemütlich gefühlvoller Atmosphäre im Weingut Fritz Allendorf.

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(Written on June 28, 2017 )

In today’s news: Munich’s piano spring – thousands of classical fans arrive for concerts featuring Trifonov to Barenboim, and the change in music listening habits through the increased move among listeners from radio to internet streaming providers. Google releases new technology that allows musicians to collaborate with AI, and UK Government cracks down on Google and Bing over music piracy. Is Berlin’s state opera meeting the deadline for planned opening date?

Gramophone

Debate: When is film music ‘classical’?

Classical composers Philip Glass and John Corigliano have both had success scoring for the big screen. They debate that relationship with Jed Distler in New York

Classical Music Magazine

Google’s AI Duet lets you make music with a computer

Google has launched a new musical experiment with artificial intelligence, which allows users to make music with their computer.

The Register

Google agrees to break pirates’ domination over music searches

UK government-hosted talks spanning two Parliaments have culminated in Google and Bing at last agreeing to tweak their search results in response to copyright-holders’ concerns, thereby heading off threatened legislation on their conduct.

International Arts Manager

ACE supports new transgender arts company

A new Arts Council England (ACE) funded company has launched in Manchester, with a stated goal of promoting performing arts created by transgender artists. Trans Creative, which is led by performer and activist Kate O’Donnell, opened for business on 10 February during Queer Contact festival.

Biggleswade Today

Classical music but played in an unexpected way

The mantra is to make classical music more social, meaningful and dramatic, without losing depth or sincerity.

Der Tagesspiegel

Kann der Eröffnungstermin eingehalten werden?

Eigentlich soll die Berliner Staatsoper nach Bauarbeiten am 3. Oktober wieder eröffnen. Die Senatsverwaltung sagt nun, es gäbe da noch “Abstimmungsbedarf”. Intendant Flimm ist aber zuversichtlich.

Süddeutsche Zeitung

Münchner Klavierfrühling

Zehntausende Klassikfans strömen zu Konzerten und Klavierabenden, von Trifonov bis Barenboim. Und der Pianist Radu Lupu wird als Altmeister bejubelt – zu Recht.

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Auf der Suche nach sich selbst

Die „Klassik/Kultur-Wellen“ der Öffentlich-Rechtlichen im Internet.

The New York Times

This Maestro Is Turning 90. He’s Also Conducting Over 90 Concerts This Year

Maestro Herbert Blomstedt, who will turn 90 in July and is conducting more than 90 concerts this year with the world’s leading orchestras.

classicalworld.com

C4 to Present Student Competition Winners and More in ‘EMERGING’ Concert

C4: The Choral Composer/Conductor Collective will present Emerging – Winners of C4’s First Student Competition and Other Works, the second concerts of its Collaboration 2016-17 New York season.

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Classical Music News ROH commissions new Benjamin opera

Music History  in 1911 was Gustav final public appearance conducting with a temperature of 40 °C

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(Written on February 21, 2017 )

Classical News

In today’s classical news round-up, read about how a composer is to create music based on Antarctic ice data, which he will use infra-gravity sound wave data and convert it into a range we can hear. The Modigliani String Quartet has appointed Amaury Coeytaux as its new first violinist from 2017, replacing Philipp Bernhard, who is to step down from the role after 13 years. Also, read about why Dresden Symphony Orchestra’s performance in Istanbul was cancelled by Germany’s Foreign Ministry.

CMUSE

Project to use music to track melting ice in Antarctic

A composer is currently in the Antarctic with a scientific exhibition to collect data that will be used in the creation of a piece based on melting ice patterns in the region.

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra reaches $25 million funding goal

Amid all the news of cuts at orchestras and musicians on strike in defence of pay, it’s something of a relief to hear a successful fundraising story. The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, which set a goal of $25 million for its musicians’ endowment fund so as to expand the ensemble by 11 players, reached its target two years ahead of schedule.

The Strad

Amaury Coeytaux named Modigliani String Quartet first violinist

The Modigliani String Quartet has appointed Amaury Coeytaux as its new first violinist from 2017, replacing Philipp Bernhard, who is to step down from the role after 13 years.

Winston Churchill cigar box violin sells for six times its estimate

A 1950s violin crafted from one of Winston Churchill’s cigar boxes has sold for £6,600 – far exceeding its estimate of £500-£1,000. The instrument was sold at an Ingles & Hayday auction on 25 October in London. The successful bidder was the general manager of The Churchill Arms Pub in Kensington, Mr Gerry O’Brien.

Lufthansa forces musician to check her viola into the hold

Finnish National Opera deputy principal violist Sekyeong Cheon says that she was forced to check her viola into the hold on a recent Lufthansa flight from Helsinki.

Music Business Worldwide

BBC Radio 1 has lost 2M listeners in 5 years… as 6 Music keeps growing

BBC Radio 1 has once again failed to draw an audience of more than 10M in the latest Rajars – with its listenership declining by two million people since 2011.

Opera Now Magazine

Met Opera halts performance after ashes sprinkled into orchestra pit

New York’s Metropolitan Opera stopped an afternoon performance of Guillaume Tell on 30 October after an audience member sprinkled a substance believed to be cremated ashes into the orchestra pit.

Classical Music Magazine

Manchester International Festival receives Ambition for Excellence funding

Arts Council England has awarded £640,000 to the Manchester International Festival through its Ambition for Excellence fund.

cincinnati.com

Eckart Preu to lead Chamber Orchestra

After a two-year search and nearly 200 applicants, the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra has a new leader. Eckart Preu will be the fifth music director.

Broadly

Old, Male, and Stale: The Women Fighting Classical Music’s Woman Problem

Since the dawn of time, women have been told they shouldn’t compose because it’s “unfeminine”. A new program out of Sydney is changing that, one talented female composer at a time.

klassik.com

Dresdner Kreuzchor tritt doch im Stadion auf

Das Adventskonzert des Dresdner Kreuzchors im Fußballstadion der Stadt kann dank zusätzlicher Mittel nun doch stattfinden. Anfang Oktober hatte der Chor aufgrund einer Finanzierungslücke das Konzert abgesagt und auf das nächste Jahr verschoben.

Musik heute

Berliner Philharmoniker rufen zu Jugendkompositionswerkstatt auf

Die Berliner Philharmoniker rufen zu ihrer Jugendkompositionswerkstatt “Opus One” auf. Jugendliche zwischen 14 und 19 Jahren können sich mit eigenen kammermusikalischen Werken um einen von bis zu vier Plätzen bewerben.

Klassik heute

10. Jan Koetsier-Wettbewerb für Blechbläserquintett

Blechbläserquintette aus Spanien, Österreich, England, Polen, Ungarn und Deutschland wetteifern am 12. November 2016 um die Preise im renommierten Internationalen Jan Koetsier-Wettbewerb, der in diesem Jahr zum zehnten Mal durchgeführt wird.

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Classic FM @ClassicFM Our new release featuring 66 of Mozart’s best-loved pieces to celebrate his 225th anniversary – it’s @johnsuchet1‘s new Album of the Week!

Top Classical News @topcmnews Why is a German orchestra’s planned performance in Turkey so controversial? http://bit.ly/2e3LVgb #ClassicalMusic

Royal Albert Hall @RoyalAlbertHall 📢 NEW SHOW! Internet sensations @pianoguys are heading to the Hall on 3 June! Book your ticket now: http://bit.ly/2f3NzRq 

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(Written on October 31, 2016 )

Classical News

Today’s news, congratulations to Sinfonia Viva with receiving Arts Council England’s grant. The 4th Temple Winter Festival will take place from 12 to 19 December 2016. Also, The Formosa Quartet will perform live on Classical 101 radio, on Friday at 11 a.m. in Columbus time.

Classical Music Magazine

Sinfonia Viva receives Arts Council grant

Sinfonia Viva has received £159,525 through Arts Council England’s Strategic Touring programme. According to the Arts Council, the ensemble will use the grant ‘to transform its inflatable stage into a modern day musical cabinet of curiosity’, touring it to towns and cities where there are few traditional concert venues and offering people of all ages a mix of classical concerts and workshops.

Music for a royal festival

St Edward’s Singers will celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday with a performance on 16 October. The choir will be accompanied by the Wykeham Sinfonia, both underthe baton of Jonathan Venner.

Temple Winter Festival 2016

The fourth Temple Winter Festival will take place 12-19 December 2016. This year’s festival comprises seven concerts, of which the first six will take place in Temple Church and the last in Middle Temple Hall. The event will launch with a performance from Temple Church Choir and Temple Singers to mark the 90th birthday of the Queen and the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death with a programme of Bernstein, Vaughan Williams, Britten and Walton.

WOSU Radio

East Meets West: The Formosa Quartet Performs Live on Classical 101 Friday at 11 a.m.

The Formosa Quartet previews “From Hungary to Taiwan” live on Classical 101 Friday at 11 a.m. They’ll give us a preview of “From Hungary to Taiwan,” an innovative program of new and traditional works by and inspired by Hungarian and Taiwanese composers that the Formosa Quartet will perform in Columbus Saturday, 8:00 p.m, at Columbus’ Southern Theatre on the Chamber Music Columbus series.

Collegian

DUO 1804 kicks off the UCA’s Fall Classical Convergence Series

Tuesday, September 20, marked the first performance in The Colorado State University School of Music, Theater and Dance’s Classical Convergence Concert Series. The series brings in a variety of classical music performances, including solo artists and ensembles, in order to hone in on every aspect of the genre of classical music.

The Colby Echo

Harlem String Quartet Adds Pizazz to Classical Concert

This weekend, the Colby Music Department kicked off their fall season with a concert by the Harlem String Quartet, who played a mélange of classical and modern works in Lorimer Chapel on Saturday evening. This Grammy Award-winning music group boasts an impressive resume that includes a performance at the White House, international tours, and collaborations with such artists as Itzhak Perlman, Paquito D’Rivera, and the jazz duo Chick Corea and Gary Burton.

Evening Telegraph

Classical Twist for Still as show returns after nine years

Hit comedy Still Game is taking a classical twist with the famous BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra recording a new version of its theme tune. The sitcom is returning to TV in October for the first series in nine years with the original cast in their roles.

Arts Professional

Making the most of the money

Artists and other self-employed arts professionals are missing out by failing to take advantage of the tax rules designed to leave more money in their pockets. Alistair Bambridge explores the possibilities.

Le Figaro

Visite en avant-première de la nouvelle salle Pleyel

Fermé en décembre 2014, Pleyel rouvre en grande pompe ses portes vendredi 23 septembre avec un concert de Benjamin Biolay.

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Musik verfolgter Komponisten bei Festival in Schwerin

Schwerin bietet seit Donnerstag mit dem 9. Internationalen Festival Verfemte Musik ein Podium für Musik, deren Komponisten von den Nazis verfolgt und die in der Folge oft vergessen wurden.

Musik heute

Markus Stenz vom Seoul Philharmonic verpflichtet

Der deutsche Dirigent Markus Stenz wird Conductor in Residence beim Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra. Als Erster Gastdirigent wurde der Schweizer Thierry Fischer verpflichtet, wie das Ensemble am Donnerstag mitteilte.

Klassik heute

Internationale Meisterklasse für Chordirigieren in Berlin

Vom 24. bis 30. September richtet der Rundfunkchor Berlin erneut die Internationale Meisterklasse für Chordirigieren aus – Chefdirigent Gijs Leenaars und Ehrendirigent Simon Halsey arbeiten eine Woche lang mit acht vielversprechenden ChordirigentInnen aus sechs Ländern.

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BBC Music Magazine @MusicMagazine 15 of the daftest pieces of classical music ever written. http://buff.ly/2cQ3x25 

Classical Music @ClassicalMusic_ American composer Julia Wolfe has been named as one of the 2016 @macfound fellows

Classical Music @ClassicalMusic_ Find out more about Andrey Lebedev & Samson Tsoy, who will be performing in the next @RhinegoldLive recital! http://ow.ly/9qkc304sOc1

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Photograph: Classical Music Magazine(Rhinegold)/ Sinfonia Viva

(Written on September 23, 2016 )

Classical News

In our news today, Arts Council imposes quantitative measures of arts quality, violinist Kyung Wha Chung postpones 2016 UK tour due to finger injury, and Warner Classics is Label of the Year At Gramophone Awards. Also, Don Buchla dies at 79, and Pietari Inkinen has been confirmed as the new chief conductor of Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern.

Arts Professional

Arts Council to impose quantitative measures of arts quality

Arts Council England is forging ahead with plans to impose a standardised system for measuring artistic quality on its NPOs, despite a lukewarm sector response and warnings that this will require a “quantum change” in organisational attitudes to data.

The Strad

Violinist Kyung Wha Chung postpones 2016 UK tour due to finger injury

The 68-year-old Korean violinist, who was due to play Bach’s complete Solo Violin Sonatas and Partitas at London’s Barbican on 26 October, has rescheduled her performance to 10 May 2017.

Gramophone

The 2016 Gramophone Awards issue – out now!

Enjoy Gramophones annual celebration of the best recordings of the last 12 months.

Music Business International

Warner Classics Named Label of the Year At Gramophone Awards

Warner Classics was named Label of the Year at the Gramophone Awards in London last week, the honour comes just three years after Warner purchased the catalogues of EMI Classics and Virgin Classics.

New York Times

Don Buchla, Electronic Music Maverick, Dies at 79

Don Buchla, a pioneer and maverick of electronic music who had a lifelong fascination with the ways that humans, technology and sounds interact, died on Wednesday at his home in Berkeley, Calif. He was 79.

My Web Times

Classical trio to perform Ottawa Concert Association show

Oglesby native Erin Shields is bringing her New York based group O Sole Trio and its new show “Bravissimo Broadway,” to the Central Intermediate School cafetorium, Ottawa, Sept. 29.

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Nach den Wahlen: Die Freie Szene Berlins fordert starken Kultursenator

Die frei arbeitenden Künstler in Berlin erwarten vom neuen Senat mehr Unterstützung. „Wir brauchen einen starken Kultursenator, der das Interesse hat, die Künste zu stärken“, sagte Christophe Knoch, Sprecher der Koalition der Freien Szene.

Musik heute

Deutsche Radio Philharmonie: Inkinen wird Chefdirigent

Pietari Inkinen (36) wird neuer Chefdirigent der Deutschen Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern (DRP). Der Finne übernehme das Amt mit Beginn der Saison 2017/18, teilte der Südwestrundfunk (SWR) am Freitag mit.

Klassik heute

Sonderkonzert zum 468. Geburtstag der Staatskapelle Dresden

Am 22. September 1548 wurde sie gegründet, seit dem vergangenen Jahr erinnert die Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden an diesen Tag mit einem Sonderkonzert, das Werke aus der Vergangenheit mit Kompositionen der Gegenwart kombiniert.

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EnglishNationalOpera @E_N_O Last chance to apply for performance project !

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Conductor PIETARI INKINEN FOTO: NGUYEN PHUONG THAO Weiterer Text über ots und www.presseportal.de/nr/7169 / Die Verwendung dieses Bildes ist für redaktionelle Zwecke honorarfrei. Veröffentlichung bitte unter Quellenangabe: "obs/SWR - Südwestrundfunk/Nguyen Phuong Thao"

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(Written on September 19, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news, the DCMS is inviting feedback on the work of Arts Council England (ACE), Edinburgh and Adelaide festivals join forces, and the Royal High School in Edinburgh becomes a music school. Also, a systematic review found that there is significant evidence that music interventions help to alleviate cancer patients’ symptoms, and Boston Landmarks Orchestra closes their 2016 Free Wednesday Concerts with another extraordinary collaboration with Commonwealth Shakespeare Company.

Schools Week

A-level results 2016: Grades remain stable, but drop in students taking arts subjects

The A-level pass rate has remained stable this year, but figures released today show a huge drop in students taking arts-based subjects and pose questions for the government’s “more rigorous” reforms.

Arts Professional

Spotlight falls on Arts Council England in DCMS review

The DCMS is inviting feedback on the work of Arts Council England (ACE) as part of a ‘Tailored Review’. The Review will assess its performance as a non-departmental public body, including the functions it performs and its engagement and influence with stakeholders.

Classical Music Magazine

Edinburgh and Adelaide festivals join forces

Representatives of Edinburgh and Adelaide’s festivals have signed an agreement to set joint goals for artistic, business and community collaboration over the next three years.

BBC News

Royal High School in Edinburgh to become music school

Plans to turn the A-listed Old Royal High School building in Edinburgh into a music school have been approved. Under the plans, the former school will become home to Scotland’s only independent music school, St Mary’s Music School.

DrexelNow

Music Demonstrated to Alleviate Cancer Patients’ Symptoms

A systematic review published by the Cochrane Library found that there is significant evidence that music interventions help alleviate symptoms of anxiety, pain and fatigue in cancer patients, while also boosting their quality of life.

Broadwayworld

Boston Landmarks Orchestra and CSC Present THE BOYS FROM SYRACUSE Free Concert, 8/31

Boston Landmarks Orchestra closes their 2016 Free Wednesday Concerts at the DCR Memorial Hatch Shell on August 31 (7 pm) with another extraordinary collaboration with Commonwealth Shakespeare Company (CSC).

NRK

Konsertar gjer deg lykkelegare

Festivalpublikummet visste det kanskje allereie, men no slår australske forskarar fast at du blir lykkeleg av å gå på konsert og høyre på musikk saman med andre.

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Digitale Revolution im Orchestergraben? Computerklänge zum Verwechseln ähnlich

Arbeitsgruppe um HMTMH-Professor Reinhard Kopiez belegt: Virtuelle Klangbibliotheken und realer Orchesterklang sind bei aller Ähnlichkeit noch unterscheidbar – aber nicht für jeden.

Musik heute

Festival Young Euro Classic eröffnet

Mit einem Konzert des European Union Youth Orchestra (EUYO) hat am Mittwoch in Berlin das Festival Young Euro Classic begonnen. Dabei treten bis zum 3. September 18 Jugendorchester aus Europa und der Welt auf.

Deutschlandradio Kultur

“Jazz steht für die Feier des Augenblicks”

Der 35-jährige Ausnahmemusiker hat maßgeblich zur neuen Popularität des Jazz beigetragen. “The Epic”, das Album des Saxofonisten Kamasi Washington, hat letztes Jahr in der Jazz- wie in der Pop-Szene für große Aufregung gesorgt.

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Top Classical News @topcmnews Should Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto be performed on the erhu?

klassik.com @klassikcom Leipziger Bach-Archiv beabsichtigt Ankauf eines wertvollen Kantaten-Manuskripts

nmz @musikzeitung JazzZeitung: Bildgalerie: Gitarrenfestival Hersbruck

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Edinburgh and Adelaide festivals join forces. Credit: Classical Music Magazine

(Written on August 18, 2016 )

Classical News

In our news today, a silent orchestra will perform at Times Square in New York City, orchestras embrace virtual reality & the Arts Council England is awarding a total of £5.3m to 40 organisations in a bid to improve diversity in the arts and culture sector. Also, Paul MacAlindin’s new book tells the story about the creation of the National Youth Orchestra of Iraq.

Time Out

A silent orchestra will perform in the middle of Times Square

If news of the silent dance party happening in Coney Island at the end of August whet your appetite for more live music delivered via headphones, you’re in luck. On August 21 and 22 at 11pm, composer Jherek Bischoff and his Silent Orchestra ensemble, playing electronic orchestral instruments, will deliver his piece Cistern to an audience wearing wireless headphones.

The Guardian

Symphonies in space: orchestras embrace virtual reality

On Saturday in New York, the Hubble Cantata saw audience members explore the Orion Nebula while a new piece of music played – the latest in a series of experiments between VR technology and classical music.

Classical Music Magazine

Arts Council announces Elevate grants

Arts Council England is awarding a total of £5.3m to 40 organisations in a bid to improve diversity in the arts and culture sector. Launched in 2014 in response to an equality analysis led by the Arts Council in 2014, Elevate funding aims to strengthen the resilience of organisations already contributing to enhancing diversity within the sector.

The Telegraph

War, broken lives and the bravest youth orchestra in the world

How does one create a national youth orchestra in the middle of a war zone? It’s a question that still puzzles Scottish conductor Paul MacAlindin, who gave five years of his life to what some would call a utopian dream, others sheer folly.

Penarth Times

Cape Town Opera bring Nelson Mandela’s life to the stage

Wales Millennium Centre and Cape Town Opera will welcome the return of Mandela Trilogy, opening at Wales Millennium Centre from August 24 to 27.

The Strad

US Library of Congress to buy David Bromberg’s collection of over 250 American violins

The US Library of Congress plans to acquire a collection of 263 American violins owned by guitar virtuoso and violin dealer David Bromberg for $1.5m, according to NPR Music.

Broadwayworld

San Diego Women’s Chorus Extends Search for Assistant to Artistic Director

The San Diego Women’s Chorus (SDWC) is seeking an Assistant to the Artistic Director to support the artistic mission of the growing musical organization.

The Vancouver Sun

Auction giant Poly brings renowned Chinese orchestra for Vancouver opening

Poly Culture Group, which operates the world’s third-largest auction house as well as China’s largest theatre operations and management network, will bring the China Philharmonic Orchestra to Vancouver for a performance at UBC’s Chan Centre on Nov. 30.

Musik heute

Noch kein Termin für Wiedereröffnung der Kölner Oper

Für die Wiedereröffnung der Kölner Oper und des Schauspielhauses gibt es noch keinen Termin. Zur Zeit sei nicht abzusehen, wie viele Jahre der Umbau noch in Anspruch nehmen werde.

Klassik heute

Rund 2,65 Millionen Euro für Musikschulen in Hessen

Das Hessische Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst unterstützt in diesem Jahr die öffentlichen Musikschulen im Land mit rund 2,65 Millionen Euro. Damit stehen 650.000 Euro mehr für die musikalische Bildung zur Verfügung als noch im Jahr 2014.

Deutschlandradio Kultur

Brasiliens wahres Volksinstrument

In Deutschland ist die Viola Caipira nahezu unbekannt – anders ist das in Brasilien: Hier ist die “Gitarre des Bauern” besonders populär. Was unterscheidet das Instrument von einer klassischen Gitarre und wie kommt es zu seinem ungewöhnlichen Namen?

Twitter

Steinway & Sons @SteinwayAndSons  redefine the lines of classical music with their performances

Classical Music @ClassicalMusic_ Paul Robertson, leader and founder of the Medici String Quartet, has died aged 63

edintfest @edintfest Another wonderful day of music, opera, dance, & cabaret at . ^F

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Photograph: Courtesy CC/Flickr/Anthony Quintano

(Written on August 9, 2016 )