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In today’s news: Inaugural Philip Jones International Brass Ensemble Competition was announced and will take place 15-20 July 2019 at the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester. ISM calls on musicians to participate in sexual harassment survey and Alex Kober continues as music director of Rheinoper. Also, Ernst von Siemens prizes awarded to three young musicians and Maria Callas returns as a hologram at Salle Pleyel in Paris 40 years after her death.

Classical Music

Inaugural Philip Jones International Brass Ensemble Competition announced

The brass chamber music performance competition will take place 15-20 July 2019 at the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester.

Music Teacher

Tido and Trinity College London announce partnership

The partnership aims to provide teachers and students access to songs from its 2018-21 singing repertoire books.

M Magazine

ISM calls on musicians to participate in sexual harassment survey

The survey aims to provide insight into sexual harassment and discrimination within the music business.

Science Line

Why do our brains care about music?

Sobbing along with the radio might have an evolutionary advantage.

Los Angeles Times

Hollywood Bowl 2018: Gustavo, ‘Annie,’ Diana Ross, the Go-Go’s and ‘Goblet of Fire’

With a 24/7 news cycle delivering one stress-inducing headline after another, it may feel like a hard-knock life. But when the Hollywood Bowl announces its 2018 lineup Wednesday, the summer series will offer some comfort in the form of a lineup emphasizing human connection and heartfelt tradition.


Staatsoper Berlin: Renovierung um weitere 40 Millionen Euro teurer

Abgerechnet wird am Ende: Die Kosten für die Sanierung und den Umbau der Staatsoper Unter den Linden bewegen sich jetzt bei knapp 440 Millionen Euro – fast 40 Millionen mehr als bisher vorausgesagt.

Förderpreise der Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung für drei junge Komponisten

Die Komponisten-Förderpreise der Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung gehen in diesem Jahr an die italienische Komponistin Clara Iannotta, Timothy McCormack aus den USA sowie den Katalanen Oriol Saladrigues.

Musik Heute

Axel Kober bleibt Generalmusikdirektor der Rheinoper

Der Generalmusikdirektor der Deutschen Oper am Rhein, Axel Kober, bleibt für weitere fünf Jahre im Amt. Der 48-Jährige habe seinen Vertrag bis zum Sommer 2024 verlängert, teilte das Haus am Mittwoch in Düsseldorf mit.

La Repubblica

Jazz, intesa tra ministero e federazione per promuovere la cultura jazzistica in Italia

“Storico” accordo tra il Mibact e la neonata federazione nazionale ‘il Jazz italiano’ presieduta da Paolo Fresu

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Maria Callas bientôt ressuscitée sur scène en hologramme

40 ans après sa mort, Maria Callas va réapparaître sur scène sous forme d’hologramme, à l’occasion d’un spectacle unique en novembre à la salle Pleyel à Paris. La Diva « interprétera » ses plus grands succès.


Berlin Philharmonic @BerlinPhil: Concert in Leipzig The Orchestra Leipzig invited us to celebrate their 275th birthday. We enjoyed our visit and would like to thank the entire Gewandhaus team! More photos here:

Image: Staatsoper Berlin © Hufner

(Written on February 22, 2018 )

In today’s news: How music influences our body chemistry, and the Cumnock Tryst programme 2017 is announced. Roy Budd’s original version of the Phantom of the Opera. Marina Khorkova receives Berlin-Rheinsberg compositions award, and Axel Kober takes over the Duisburg Philharmonics. The last concert of Julian Wachner at the Washington Chorus.

The Telegraph

Forget Lloyd Webber: Roy Budd’s original Phantom of the Opera music is finally unmasked

In the summer of 1993, Roy Budd was about to realise a long-held dream. Budd was a leading jazz pianist, as well as a revered film composer best known for his celebrated work for hit 1960s thriller Get Carter.

The Guardian

Anoushka Shankar: ‘I still get to interact with my father through the music’

From his deathbed, Ravi Shankar composed Sukanya, an opera for his beloved wife. His daughter reveals how a Hindi myth, a British orchestra, and the sitar and shennai have formed a coherent and moving whole.

The science of songs: how does music affect your body chemistry?

Classical music makes shoppers buy more. Gentle tunes can cure insomnia. How? Writer, composer and science lecturer John Powell explains.

Classical Music Magazine

Sir James MacMillan announces 2017 Cumnock Tryst programme

Sir James MacMillan has announced the programme for the fourth Cumnock Tryst, which will take place in venues across Cumnock, New Cumnock and Auchinleck and at Dumfries House between 28 September and 1 October 2017.

The Strad

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra conductor ejected from concert hall for carrying his daughter’s violin case

Conductor Miguel Harth-Bedoya says the incident took place at Bass Hall on Sunday night after his daughter’s performance in the Fort Worth Youth Orchestra.

Kulturradio vom RBB

Rheinsberger Kompositionspreis erneut für russische Komponistin

Die 1981 in Russland geborene Marina Khorkova erhält den diesjährigen Berlin-Rheinsberger-Kompositionspreis.

Schweizer Musikpreis 2017 für Geigerin Patricia Kopatchinskaja

Das Schweizer Bundesamt für Kultur (BAK) zeichnet in diesem Jahr 15 Künstler mit dem Schweizer Musikpreis (Grand Prix Musik) aus.

Klassik heute

Axel Kober übernimmt Leitung der Duisburger Philharmoniker

Im Zeichen des Neubeginns steht die Konzertsaison 2017/18 bei den Duisburger Philharmonikern.

The Washington Post

Julian Wachner leads his last concert as music director of Washington Chorus

On Sunday, nearly 10 years later, he led his valedictory performance as the chorus’s music director.


Macron’s Love of Classical and Commitment to Culture

Emmanuel Macron is a lover of classical music and, perhaps more importantly, of the preservation of culture.

The Stanford Daily

Who said classical music was boring?

Recent worldwide hits come from pop, rock, hip-hop, electronic — anything, it seems, but classical. What stereotypes does classical music hold? Is it beautiful, euphonious, relaxing?


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Rezension: “Norma” Eine ganz auf die Erregungszustände der Heldin konzentrierte Aufführung

The Guardian: Photograph: Simon Frazer/SPL/Getty Images

(Written on May 17, 2017 )