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In today’s news: new nursery programme aims to transform the lives of children through music, PRS Foundation intends to intensify relationships with Europe ahead of Brexit, Gavin Reid elected as the new chair of the Association of British Orchestras. Also, Grammy and the classical nominations, 2Cellos in the interview and Dmitri Hvorostovsky to be honoured posthumously.

Evening Telegraph

Nursery kids to make a Big Noise in new Dundee music project

Big Noise Douglas, a social change programme that aims to transform the lives of children through music, has launched its brand new nursery programme.

Classical Music

PRS Foundation strengthens relationship with Europe ahead of Brexit

The PRS Foundation has revealed new partnerships intended to strengthen its relationship with promoters and festivals across Europe ahead of Brexit, increasing opportunities for emerging UK artists to break into European markets.

Gavin Reid named as new ABO chair

Gavin Reid, chief executive of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, has been elected as the new chair of the Association of British Orchestras (ABO). He will succeed Kathryn McDowell, managing director of the London Symphony Orchestra.

The Strad

Classical strings in the 60th Grammy Awards nominations

The Recording Academy unveils nominations for all categories, including nods for Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Augustin Hadelich, Steven Isserlis and Frank Peter Zimmermann.

PR Newswire

Deutsche Grammophon and Tombooks Bring Interactive Music Learning to Revolutionary Education App Tomplay

Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, the world’s leading classical music label, and Tombooks, the inventor of interactive sheet music and the Tomplay app, which is revolutionising music education, today announced an agreement allowing the app’s users to experience, play and learn along with the greatest musicians of all time through Deutsche Grammophon’s incomparable repertoire.

Daily Mail

Shocked woman hilariously disrupts classical music concert by yelping at a loud moment

Concertgoers in California were treated to a quite unusual rendition of Igor Stravinsky’s Firebird when a woman in the audience let out a yelp of surprise at the performance’s climax.

Los Angeles Times

Grammy spreads the love among classical nominees and sets the stage for a sympathy vote

Who can fathom the inscrutable ways of Grammy when it comes to classical nominations? If there is any pattern in this bunch of nods, it may be the predominance of American composers and organizations in some categories.

Süddeutsche Zeitung

E ist U und U ist E

Die Cellisten Stjepan Hauser und Luka Šulić kannten vom Pop kaum mehr als Michael Jackson. Dann wurden sie zu Rockstars. Die Geschichte einer ungewöhnlichen Karriere.

neue musikzeitung

Mensch – Netz – Musik: Musikschule mittendrin. Der VdM-Kongress 2017 in Stuttgart

Unter dem Motto „Mensch – Netz – Musik: Musikschule mittendrin“ veranstaltete der Verband deutscher Musikschulen auch 2017 seinen alle zwei Jahre stattfindenden Musikschulkongress. 

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Musikalisches Gedenken

Vom 5. bis zum 11. Dezember findet in München das Musikfest „Im Freien“ statt, das sich dem Gedenken an den Komponisten Wilhelm Killmayer widmet.

France musique

Dmitri Hvorostovsky nommé à titre posthume aux Grammy Awards

La liste des artistes nommés pour la 60e édition des Grammy Awards, qui se tiendra le 28 janvier à New York, vient d’être dévoilée. Parmi eux, figure le baryton Dmitri Hvorostovsky, disparu le 22 novembre 2017.

Platea Magazin

Trifonov, Hannigan, Gergiev y Noseda, entre los nominados a los Grammy en las categorías de música clásica

La Recording Academy ha dado a conocer sus nominaciones para la 60 edición de los Premios Grammy, cuya entrega está prevista el próximo 28 de enero de 2018.

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 Whose performances had you spellbound? What new work, project or event inspired you? Who or what has made a difference to the way you think, feel, understand and listen to classical music?

Image: Patricia Kopatchinskaja photographed for the Death & The Maiden album on Alpha Classics © The Strad

(Written on November 29, 2017 )

In today’s news: Warner Music signs a licensing deal with Mixcloud. The plans for a new London concert hall are one step further and the ABO has announced the new cohort selected for „Find Your Way“. Daniel Hope wins the Bundesverdienstkreuz. The New York times on “The Force of Things”, a false report of death, the artistic director of the Gärtnerplatz on the re-opening, the EU Youth orchestra has got to move because of Brexit.

M Magazine

Warner Music signs licensing deal with Mixcloud

Warner Music is the first major record company to sign a licensing deal with Mixcloud, covering the label’s international roster of artists and recordings.

Classical Music Magazine

ABO announces 2017/18 Find Your Way cohort

The Association of British Orchestras has announced the new cohort selected for ‘Find Your Way’, its annual programme of sector-specific mentoring and placements for senior and emerging managers in ABO member organisations.

Pictures at an Exhibition reimagined for charity concert

Artists, musicians and authors have joined forces to reimagine Viktor Hartmann and Modest Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition in support of London’s homeless.

The Guardian

Plans for new London concert hall move step closer after architects announced

New York firm Diller Scofidio + Renfro chosen from six-strong shortlist, and will work to submit a design for the building by December 2018

New York Times

‘The Force of Things,’ an Indirectly Audible Opera

In the 50 years since Robert Ashley wrote “That Morning Thing,” some strategies for making new opera have become clear.

Limelight

Reports of Dmitri Hvorostovsky’s death incorrect

Reports of the death of Siberian baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky, who was diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2015, are incorrect.

Musik Heute

Bundesverdienstkreuz an Geiger Daniel Hope

Der Geiger Daniel Hope hat das Verdienstkreuz am Bande des Verdienstordens der Bundesrepublik Deutschland erhalten.

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Josef E. Köpplinger, Intendant und Regisseur zur Wiedereröffnung des Münchner Staatstheaters am Gärtnerplatz

2010 entschloss sich Klagenfurts Intendant Josef E. Köpplinger Münchens „anderes Opernhaus“ oder „Opéra comique“, das Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz ab 2012 zu übernehmen.

Pizzicato.lu

Umzug des EU-Jugendorchesters: Italien macht Angebot

Das ‘European Union Youth Orchestra’, das wegen des Brexits seinen bisherigen Sitz in London aufgeben muss, hat ein Angebot der italienischen Regierung erhalten

Twitter

Music History‏ @today_classical #Today in 1830 FP of #Chopin‘s E-minor Piano Concerto, composer at piano in Warsaw #MusicHistory #classicalmusic

 

The Force of Things ©Marina Levitskaya

(Written on October 11, 2017 )

The UK voted yesterday in a historic referendum and made the decision to leave the European Union by 51.9%. Not only is the country still hugely divided in opinion, but the immediate reaction came with the pound dropping to its lowest level against the dollar since 1985, followed by Prime Minister David Cameron announcing his resignation earlier this morning.

What implication does Brexit have on the arts industry?

There is one thing that is certain at this time: the outcome and impact of Brexit is unknown.  We have summarised several key points from industry experts (as long as we’ve not “had enough” of them yet) and industry professionals, so that we can begin to evaluate the effect on the arts & culture industry as we begin to move forward.

The Association of British Orchestras released their statement earlier today. They noted that the “prospects for the nation’s public finances are worrying, and may affect the implementation of Orchestra Tax Relief, which has not as yet received Royal Assent, and lead to further reductions in public funding for the arts and local authorities.” As well as finances, the ABO also highlight the problems that could be caused by restrictions to freedom of movement across Europe’s borders, which is an incredibly important issue for many orchestras, ensembles and even solo musicians.

Will UK acts require a visa for each country they want to perform in and, in return, will European acts be able to tour through Britain as they did before? Rob Hallett, CEO of Robomagic states: “Anyone who has ever tried to go from the EU into Russia to perform will be having nightmares about six-hour border crossings with additional, expensive days off between shows in order to allow for possible delays.” (Music Week). As well as touring and performing restrictions, there will be serious implications for copyright protection throughout Europe (Billboard). BPI’s Geoff Taylor previously stated that as the music business is founded on copyright, copyright rules are fundamental to its future success.

Arts and culture businesses will feel the consequences amongst their employees, as they often have a high percentage of European staff. Universal Music and Beggars Group has previously stood up to encourage the remain in the EU and warned that “a victory for Brexit would be economically, politically, socially and culturally disastrous – for all of us” (Music Business Worldwide).

Here at WildKat PR, we are a truly international company. We have offices in London, Berlin and New York. Our team is made up of people from the UK, France, Germany, Spain, Canada and the US. Our clients are based all across the world. We are very lucky to enjoy the perks of European travel and a multi-national community. As with many other businesses in the arts & culture industry, we are anxious to hear what will come from this result.

The UK arts & culture industry has responded in the same way as most, with hope yet concerns for the future:

“Referendum result – Royal College of Music remains committed to our global community of talented students and staff” – The Royal College of Music

“We are very, very good at adapting and surviving. I am absolutely convinced that the British music scene will put its best foot forward and come out of this in the best possible state. But that’s not the same thing as saying, ‘It’s all fine for everyone’.” – Stephen Maddock, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

“Within the UK, we will play our part in helping to bridge divides within and between the nations and regions of the country.”  John Kampfner, Creative Industries Federation

“The worst outcome for our members will be additional uncertainty, bureaucracy and expense, allied to a worsening of their financial viability. The ABO’s next step is to build on our existing good relations with the government and engage positively with whichever Ministers take responsibility from here on, to ensure the best possible outcome for our members.” Association of British Orchestras

Not only the music industry will be affected by Brexit; the entertainment industry is heavily reliant on funds from the EU. Hit series Game Of Thrones relies, amongst others, on an injection of money from the EU’s European Regional Development Fund, which is designed to stimulate economic growth across the EU (The Guardian). With these funds cut off, hundreds of jobs created by the series in Northern Ireland are in danger. Game Of Thrones is, of course, only the most popular of a wide range of projects that have until now received funding from the EU in order to keep them running.

With the decision made, the United Kingdom will now face major changes with an unpredictable outcome.

What are the biggest positives and challenges that Brexit will bring? Comment below or tweet your thoughts to @WildKatPR.

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(Written on June 24, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news, Radio 3 is proposing a substantial reduction of the relay fee paid to musicians performing in concerts broadcast by, but not promoted by, the BBC, and a new approach to music education has launched in five rural areas of England. Also, the Association of British Orchestras has announced the details for its annual conference

Guardian

Bing & Ruth on contemporary classical: ‘Initially, it was like – what do we do with this stuff?’

David Moore may have had success as part of Langhorne Slim & the Law, but it’s with his classical ensemble that he’s found an surprising a new audience

The Times

Could our opera virgin learn to love classical music in a month?

As a lifelong fan of pop and R’n’B I had been set a challenge to see if I could “get into” classical music

Classical Music Magazine 

ABO announces details of annual conference

The Association of British Orchestras has announced the details for its annual conference, which will take place in Birmingham from 20-22 January 2016

International Arts Manager

Online music lessons launched for rural England

A new approach to music education has launched in five rural areas of England

Classical Music Magazine

Delphian to release carnyx recording

The latest release from the European Music Archaeology Project (EMAP) is a recording of a carnyx

Classic FM

Downton Abbey music: listen to unreleased tracks from the original score

Previously unreleased music from the Downton Abbey score is now available on a new double CD – and you can hear it first on Classic FM

Classical Music Magazine

Radio 3 undergoing discussions to reduce relay fee

In a further sign of the ongoing financial belt-tightening at Broadcasting House, Radio 3 is proposing a substantial reduction of the relay fee paid to musicians performing in concerts broadcast by, but not promoted by, the BBC

FAZ

Komponier mir das Lied vom Tod

Er möchte mit „Maestro“ angesprochen werden: Ein Gespräch mit dem großen Filmkomponisten Ennio Morricone, der dem Western seinen Klang gegeben und auch die Musik für den neuen Film von Quentin Tarantino geschrieben hat

Pizzicato 

Heute beginnt der Beethoven-Wettbewerb in Bonn

22 Pianisten aus 11 Ländern treten ab dem heutigen 4. Dezember beim Internationalen Beethoven-Wettbewerb Bonn 2015 an, der damit zugleich sein 10 jähriges Jubiläum feiert

NMZ

Europa weltweit zweitgrößter Markt für Kultur- und Kreativwirtschaft

Europa ist nach einem Unesco-Bericht nach der Region Asien-Pazifik der zweitgrößte Wirtschaftsmarkt für Kultur- und Kreativleistungen

El Pais 

Georges Aperghis: “Escribir música es buscar la libertad cada día”

El compositor greco-francés, que hoy estrena una velada dedicada a su música en la Sociedad Filarmónica de París, habla de sus más recientes obras

Le Figaro

Facebook aide les gendarmes du Tarn à retrouver un voleur de guitares

Un collectionneur d’instruments à cordes, qui habite le village de Rabastens (Midi-Pyrénées) a été la victime d’un cambriolage le 11 novembre dernier. Les enquêteurs ont décidé d’utiliser le puissant réseau social pour lancer un appel à témoins

Twitter

OpenTechA Nashville technology startup thinks it can help classical music flourish in the digital age. ..

News in SummaryWhat Football Can Teach Classical

Sinfini Music: Love is in the air when Mimi comes to borrow a light from Rodoflo in : La bohème

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David Moore of Bing & Ruth: ‘There was really no playbook.’ Photograph: Jody Rogac/The Guardian

(Written on December 4, 2015 )

Classical News

In today’s news, Glyndebourne appoints Sebastian F Schwarz as its new general director and Britten Sinfonia will become Saffron Hall’s orchestra-in-residence. Also, the Association of British Orchestras launches a mentoring programme for future leaders and The Guardian writes Robert Craft’s obituary

The Guardian

Robert Craft obituary

Conductor and writer who devoted much of his working life to the composer Stravinsky

Classical Music Magazine

Saffron Hall and Britten Sinfonia announce partnership

Britten Sinfonia will become Saffron Hall‘s orchestra-in-residence at the start of the 2016/17 season

Telegraph

Glyndebourne appoints new general director

Glyndebourne has appointed a new director. Sebastian F Schwarz, currently deputy artistic director at Vienna’s Theater an der Wien, will take up his new post at Glyndebourne in May

The Guardian

All about that bass: Simon Bainbridge on his jazz concerto

As the composer’s new double bass concerto premieres this week in the London jazz festival, Simon Bainbridge explains how the collaborative work took shape, and why – if it wasn’t for an early morning Manhattan cab ride – it might never have happened at all

Classical Music Magazine

ABO launches mentoring programme for future leaders

The Association of British Orchestras has launched Find Your Way, a mentoring and coaching programme for aspiring leaders of the UK orchestral sector

Berliner Zeitung

Helmut Lachenmann: Revolutionär der Klänge

Bei Menschen, die an neuer Musik nicht interessiert sind, mag der Name Helmut Lachenmann Fluchtreflexe auslösen. Was die verpassen! Das ensemble unitedberlin richtet ihm am Sonntag ein Geburtstagskonzert aus

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„Meine Kindheit war ziemlich verwirrend“

Eitelkeit ist ihm fremd: Mag Yo-Yo Ma auch als bester Cellist der Welt gefeiert werden, er schätzt den dezenten Auftritt

NMZ

Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften stellt Schubert-Archiv online

Die Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften hat mehr als 1000 handschriftliche und gedruckte Quellen des Wiener Komponisten Franz Schubert ins Internet gestellt

The New York Times

Xian Zhang Is New Jersey Symphony’s New Music Director

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra’s next music director will be familiar to some concertgoers in the region: The orchestra announced on Monday that the role would be filled by Xian Zhang, a rising Chinese-American star

El Pais 

Ara Malikian, el violín trotamundos

Antes de que Ara Malikian (Beirut, 1968) aspirase a un Grammy latino fue un extravagante concertino de la orquesta del Teatro Real

Twitter

The Classical SourceNews Yuja Wang named 2016-17 Artist-in-Residence of China’s National Center for the Performing Arts

BBC Music MagazineListen to our new podcast on & Alina Ibragimova’s Bach:

South Bank LondonHave you seen our Winter guide yet? Why the heck not?!

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Robert Craft, right, with Igor Stravinsky during a recording session at the BBC in London. Photograph: Erich Auerbach/Getty Images/The Guardian

(Written on November 18, 2015 )

Classical News

The Guardian

The playlist: experimental music – James Hoff, Richard Skelton, Pauline Oliveros and more

These unconventional artists and composers use everything from computer viruses to mud-crusted violins to create new sounds and reimagine masterpieces

Danish National Chamber Orchestra fights cuts by crowdfunding

Private donations and public support mean that this innovative orchestra will not be disbanded despite the loss of its state funding

Classical Music Magazine

Government publishes new GCSE, AS and A Level subject content

The Department for Education has published details of the subject content for the GCSEs, AS Levels and A Levels in music to be taught from autumn 2016.

Decca Classics signs soprano Aida Garifullina

Decca Classics has signed soprano Aida Garifullina on an ‘exclusive, multi-album contract’.

Classic FM

ABO conference: Vaizey ‘sick and tired’ of councils abandoning music

The Conservative minister was speaking at the opening session of the 30th conference of the Association of British Orchestras at the Sage Gateshead.

Zeit Online

Dirigent Eschenbach erhält Ernst-von-Siemens-Musikpreis

Christoph Eschenbach wird als Pianist und Dirigent ausgezeichnet.

Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin

»Sprache und Taten sind gefährlich, nicht Musik«

Darf man beim Singen weinen? Wie fühlt sich Überwältigung an? Kann Musik wirklich trösten? Ein Gespräch mit dem Bariton Christian Gerhaher, der ein weltweit gefeierter Star ist – und ein tiefgründiger Zweifler.

Deutschlandradio Kultur

Wiener Meister einer Zwischenepoche

Mit der “Wiener Klassik” werden Haydn, Mozart und Beethoven verbunden. Von den ungezählten Meistern zweiten Ranges ist seltener die Rede.

Codex Flores

Nott übenimmt Leitung des Orchestre de la Suisse Romande

Jonathan Nott ist seit dem Jahr 2000 Chefdirigent der Bayerischen Staatsphilharmonie.

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Hurrah: Danish Chamber Orchestra Is Kept Alive

Private donations and crowd funding were successful.

Twitter

Sinfini Music ‏@SinfiniMusic : BBC announce Ten Pieces Prom as climax to the project: http://www.sinfinimusic.com/uk/features/news/bbc-ten-pieces-interactive-weekend-at-2015-proms …

ABO @aborchestras:Second day of #abo15 kicks off with a musical moment before we look at what we can learn from sport.

The Stage ‏@TheStage : One in five showbiz professionals affected by mental health issues, survey finds http://bit.ly/1wDtale 

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Aida Garifullina. Photo: Decca Classics

 

(Written on January 29, 2015 )

Classic FM Online

UK orchestra audiences up by 16% since 2010

Audiences for orchestras in the UK have grown by 16% since 2010 with over 4.5m people now attending an orchestral concert every year, according to a new report by the Association of British Orchestras.

Classical Music Magazine

London Mozart Players to lose managing director and become player-run

Chamber orchestra the London Mozart Players has announced that it is to become a player-run organisation, with its current managing director, Simon Funnell, to leave at the end of March 2014. The move is the result of ‘a major funding problem’ which, says a statement released by the orchestra, ‘necessitated a re-evaluation of the way in which the management of the orchestra operates’.

ABO/Rhinegold Award winners named

The winners have been announced for the Association of British Orchestras/Rhinegold Awards 2014, presented at LSO St Luke’s on 29 January as part of the ABO annual conference.

Gramophone

BBC Radio 3 to clear the schedule for Ravel

BBC Radio 3 will clear its schedule on Ravel’s birthday for a day devoted to the composer’s music. March 7 will celebrate the French composer’s music through recordings dating from the 1930s to the present day.

Guardian

Spotify: how a busy songwriter you’ve never heard of makes it work for him

Matt Farley writes 20 songs a day and has digitally distributed more than 14,000 in six years.

PR Week

Music can still play to the audience’s tune

2013 was the first year in three decades there was no million album selling artist. The music industry might have changed beyond all recognition, but tapping into audience’ passions is as crucial as ever.

Die Welt

Die philharmonische Luftbrücke funktioniert

In der Musik zumindest verstehen sich die Europäer und die Amerikaner: Die beiden sinfonischen Spitzenorchester aus Berlin und New York erhielten jetzt den Preis für Transatlantische Partnerschaft.

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(Written on January 30, 2014 )

United Press International

Unclean reed instruments can cause ‘saxophone lung’

When instruments are left unclean, musicians can develop ‘saxophone lung,’ a disease with symptoms including persistent coughing and wheezing.

Classical Music Magazine

HMRC repeals NI ruling for entertainers

The Government’s decision to repeal current National Insurance regulations for self-employed musicians and entertainers has been welcomed by the Association of British Orchestras and the Musicians’ Union.

New York Times

New trend: opera fan fiction?

Recent books are speculating about what the characters would do after the opera’s narrative ends, Anthony Tommasini weighs in on opera what-ifs.

Guardian

Cellist’s tribute to the ‘unsung hero’ who saved his grandfather on Kristallnacht

British musicians’ Vienna concert highlights music the Nazis detested on 75th anniversary of the attacks on Jewish businesses.

Valery Gergiev interview: ‘Berlioz inspired me long before I ever dreamed I would conduct’

The Russian conductor Valery Gergiev’s Berlioz season has been marked by protests. Ahead of the Barbican series – and the current controversy – he spoke about the passion he feels for the French composer’s work.

BBC Music Magazine

Llandaff Cathedral proposes choral redundancies

Llandaff Cathedral in Cardiff is considering proposals to cut seven jobs in its music department in an effort to cut down a projected deficit of £81,000.

Britons more likely to go to opera or dance productions than Italians or Germans

People in the UK are more likely to have been to see an opera, dance or ballet performance in the last 12 months than people in Germany or Italy.

Gramophone

Yamaha launches series of video interviews with leading pianists and technicians

Yamaha Pianos have published the first batch in a series of exclusive ‘In conversation with…’ online videos featuring leading pianists and technicians.

Der Tagesspiegel

Berliner Filmkomponist im Porträt

Karim Sebastian Elias bringt Filmbilder zum Klingen. Neuerdings auch den Western “In einem wilden Land”, der Dienstag im Fernsehen läuft. Ein Komponistenbesuch.

Guardian

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(Written on November 11, 2013 )

Association of British Orhestras

ABO Announces New Chair.

Micheal Eakin has been elected new chair of the board of the Association of British Orchestras

CBS News

Woman ejected for yelling ‘boring’ at symphony.

Police removed a woman from the Bainbridge Performing Arts Theater for yelling “boring” during a symphony performance.

New York Times

U.S. to take over orchestra’s pensions.

A federal bankruptcy judge has agreed to let the federal government take over the Philadelphia Orchestra’s pension plans, saying the orchestra was unlikely to survive if it tried to keep running them itself.

Slipped Disc: Norman Lebrecht

Maestro won’t conduct next month. He’s expecting a baby.

Andris Nelsons, of the CBSO, has withdrawn from his December performances due to the arrival of his first child.

Metropole Orchestra

Metropole Orchestra scores with protest song.

The Dutch Metropole Orchestra can now claim a number one hit among their achievements.

(Written on November 30, 2011 )