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In our news today, schools are pushing classical music to the margins, Gramophone reports, Sir Nicholas Serota has been offered a role as Chairman of the Arts Council, and a rotating group of musicians bring classical music to the club scene. Also, dutch violinists Martin Norgaard and Tim Kliphuis believe that all string players should learn how to improvise.

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Why are our schools pushing classical music to the margins?

Growing within our schools today is a disturbing trend; increasingly, music is viewed as an optional subject – something equivalent to a passion that merely runs parallel to ‘academic’ subjects – that leads to contempt for classical music borne out of an ignorance of all it contains.

Classical Music Magazine

Sir Nicholas Serota tipped as next Arts Council chairman

Sir Nicholas Serota, director of the Tate Galleries, has been offered a role as Chairman of the Arts Council, the Times has reported. After 28 years running the Tate, Serota is reportedly considering whether to accept the new job, offered by the Department of Culture, Media and Sport.

New York Times

Bringing Classical Music to the Club Scene

Welcome to The Night Shift, a regular feature of London’s music scene. A rotating group of musicians from the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, the resident orchestra at the Southbank Center in London, stages these events on the last Tuesday of each month in a different pub.

The Telegraph

Bobby Hutcherson, jazz vibraphonist – obituary

Bobby Hutcherson, who has died aged 75, was one of the finest players of the vibraphone in jazz; his distinctive style combined brilliant technique with a bold imagination and great delicacy of expression.

The Strad

Should all string players learn how to improvise?

Dutch violinists Martin Norgaard and Tim Kliphuis believe teaching children improvisation and alternative styles of music should be a requirement of string lessons in the 21st century.

WQXR

ICE Members Compete in ‘Stupid Musician Tricks’

Musicians from the International Contemporary Ensemble strove to find out who among them possessed superlative skills. Called “Stupid Musician Tricks,” or “the biggest dork fest imaginable” according to some of ICE’s members,  the competition featured three categories.

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Musikfest Berlin: Hollywood-Klänge und neuer Philharmoniker-Chef

Filmmusik aus Hollywood, ein Riesenwerk des Komponisten Wolfgang Rihm und der Auftritt des künftigen Chefs der Berliner Philharmoniker: Zum Musikfest Berlin treten vom 2. bis 20. September rund 20 Orchester zu fast 30 Konzerten auf.

Musik heute

Geiger Arzberger ab Ende August in München

Der Leipziger Geiger Stefan Arzberger wird ab Ende August ein Engagement in München antreten. Näheres wolle er dazu noch nicht mitteilen. Zunächst wolle er sich jedoch bei der amerikanischen Botschaft in Berlin darum bemühen, wieder ein Visum für die USA zu bekommen. Er ist dort mit einer zehnjährigen Einreisesperre belegt.

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Tickets für Bayreuth? Kein Problem (mehr)!

Die diesjährigen Bayreuther Richard-Wagner-Festspiele konnten nicht alle Veranstaltungskarten verkaufen. Laut Aussage des Geschäftsführers Holger von Berg belaufe sich die Zahl der nicht veräußerten Karten allerdings auf unter 40.

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(Written on August 24, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s classical music news, BBC announces presenters for The Great Orchestra Challenge, David Bowie musical to open in London this autumn & teenage tenor saves the day at Three Choirs Festival opening night. Also, musicians create art in aid of Youth Music.

Classical Music Magazine

Teenage tenor saves the day at Three Choirs Festival opening night

18-year-old tenor Magnus Walker made his debut as a Three Choirs soloist in a performance of Elgar’s The Kingdom on the festival’s opening night. Currently a tenor choral scholar at Gloucester Cathedral, Walker stepped in at just a few hours’ notice when James Oxley lost his voice on the morning of the concert.

Musicians create art in aid of Youth Music

Paintings by leading musicians and bands are to be sold in aid of Youth Music and Children & the Arts. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ Images of a Woman (1966), Eazl has invited musicians to create their own Images of… paintings.

BBC Music Magazine

Presenters for The Great Orchestra Challenge announced

The BBC has announced more details about its new series All Together Now: The Great Orchestra Challenge, in which five amateur orchestras compete to be crowned Britain’s most inspirational amateur orchestra.

BBC News

David Bowie musical Lazarus to open in London

Lazarus, a new stage musical featuring the songs of David Bowie, is to open in London this autumn.
Inspired by the book, The Man Who Fell To Earth, the show premiered last November in New York Theatre Workshop – just a few weeks before Bowie’s death in January.

New Statesman

A renaissance of conductorless orchestras reveals the limits of traditional leadership

Moskow, 1922. In the bitterly cold first months of the year, word spreads among concert-goers of an innovative concert soon to be held in the Hall of Columns in the House of Trade Unions, in the Kremlin. The concept? A conductorless orchestra.

The Times Of India

Classical music contest encourages young talent

Nagpur: To discover new talent in classical vocal and instrumental music, South Central Cultural Zone has organized a competition for young musicians in age group of 18 to 35 years. The contest was started last year to coincide with Dr Vasantrao Deshpande Smriti Sangeet Samaroh and was limited to five states that the centre represents.

The Arts Desk

Prom 13: London Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir, Jurowski

The last time I heard Beethoven’s setting of Schiller’s Ode to Joy in the finale of his Ninth Symphony, it was as European anthem at the end of this May’s Europe Day Concert, and everybody gladly stood. That hopeful occasion was distinguished by Andrew Manze’s Rameauisation of the melody, stylishly played by Rachel Podger and the European Union Baroque Orchestra.

Le Figaro

À Verbier, dans la fabrique de virtuoses

Avec ses orchestres de jeunes, le festival valaisien est aussi un centre de formation. Dans son sillage, de plus en plus de manifestations confrontent les instrumentistes en herbe aux défis qui les attendent.

NRK

Nekter å fortelle hva Operaen tjente på rikingbryllup

Kulturdepartementet vil ikke offentliggjøre hvor mye Den Norske Opera & Ballett tok i leie for privat bryllupsfeiring. Opposisjonen reagerer på hemmeligholdet og vil stille statsråden til veggs.

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Dirigent Haenchen: Bayreuther Orchestergraben eine Herausforderung

Nur wenige Tage hatte Dirigent Hartmut Haenchen Zeit, um sich nach dem überraschenden Rücktritt von Andris Nelsons in Bayreuth auf den «Parsifal» dort einzustellen. Dabei sei der Orchestergraben für sein Handwerk eine besondere Herausforderung.

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Vergewaltigungs-Anklage gegen Professor der Münchner Musikhochschule

Die Münchner Staatsanwaltschaft hat einen momentan beurlaubten Professor der Münchner Musikhochschule angeklagt. Ihm wird vorgeworfen, eine mittlerweile 32-jährige Frau im Laufe einer mehrmonatigen Beziehung drei Mal vergewaltigt zu haben.

Klassik heute

50-jähriges Bühnenjubiläum von Franz Grundheber

Der Bariton Franz Grundheber feiert in der kommenden Spielzeit 2016/2017 sein 50-jähriges Bühnenjubiläum.

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BBC Proms Team @bbcproms The exquisitely difficult classical music quiz from the Proms. Strictly no Googling allowed.

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(Written on July 26, 2016 )

Classical Music

In our news today, Steve Reich approved the creation of a film accompaniment for Different Trains, the New York Times gives an insight into the couture at Paris Opera Ballet and across Britain girls take over the male-dominated choir scene. Also, Londoners will have more access to classical music and Mumford and Sons boycott Swedish music festivals following sexual assaults.

Classical Music Magazine

Reich approves film accompaniment for Different Trains

Steve Reich has permitted the creation of a film accompaniment for Different Trains for the first time. Artist and filmmaker Bill Morrison collaborated with the composer, using archive footage of train travel during WWII to create a new film.

New York Times

At the Paris Opera Ballet, changing the shape of couture

Couture, the handcrafted, made-to-measure clothing that regularly sells in the six figures, is fashion’s top stratum for the uber rich. Aside from brief glimpses on the runways, to most of us it is a hidden world.

The Guardian

Girls on top: how the male-dominated English church choir is changing

For centuries, cathedral and college choir across Britain have been exclusively populated by school-age boys – but with the admission of girls, an outdated practice is finally breaking down.

CTV London

Plan to make classical music more accessible locally

Londoners will have more access to classical music following the introduction Monday of Rebel Heart Collective. The collective’s mission, announced at the Aeolian Hall, is to provide concerts and in some cases, free admission, to promote classical music.

BBC News

Mumford and Sons to boycott Swedish music festival after sexual assaults

Mumford and Sons say they will boycott a Swedish music festival after reports emerged that 17 women were sexually assaulted at the event last weekend.

The Dallas Music News 

Classical music: Miracles again at Mimir Festival

Miracles happen each summer at Texas Christian University’s PepsiCo Recital Hall. That’s when the week-and-a-half-long Mimir Chamber Music Festival assembles musicians from far and wide into ensembles that sound as if they’ve been playing together for years.

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Hartmut Haenchen dirigiert «Parsifal» in Bayreuth

Nach dem überraschenden Rückzug des lettischen Dirigenten Andris Nelsons (37) haben die Bayreuther Festspiele einen Nachfolger gefunden. Hartmut Haenchen (73) wird nun die diesjährigen Festspiele am 25. Juli mit dem «Parsifal» eröffnen.

Musik heute

Sebastian Ritschel wird neuer Operndirektor der Landesbühnen Sachsen

Der Regisseur und Dramaturg Sebastian Ritschel wird ab der Spielzeit 2017/18 neuer Operndirektor der Landesbühnen Sachsen. Der gebürtige Düsseldorfer löst Jan Michael Horstmann ab, der das Theater auf eigenen Wunsch verlasse, teilten die Landesbühnen am Dienstag mit.

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Eindrücke vom Südtirol-Jazzfestival 2016

Konzerte an außergewöhnlichen Orten – von der Berghütte bis zum avantgardistischen Museumsbau: Das ist der eine Teil des Erfolgsrezeptes beim Südtirol-Jazzfestival, das sich in den letzten gut zehn Jahren immer mehr profiliert hat. Der andere: Musik am Puls der Zeit – Töne, die Horizonte eröffnen.

Deutschlandradio Kultur

Straßenmusiker in Rom: “Man muss die Leute überraschen”

Das Leben als Straßenmusiker in Rom kann ziemlich hart sein: Wer Geld verdienen will, muss sich dem hohen Konkurrenzdruck stellen. Die Musiker von SteadyRockerz lieben trotzdem ihren Job.

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Classical Music News @CIassicalMusic  Happy news: Heartbroken star gets his Stradivarius back

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(Written on July 6, 2016 )

Classical News

In our news today, the Messiaen Foundation starts a project for young musicians, BBC News goes behind the scenes of the Orchestra of Syrian Musicians, and The Times launches Christmas carol competition. Also, The Musicians’ Union predicts bad times for musicians through Brexit, and Frank Peter Zimmermann gets his Stradivarius “Lady Inchiquin” back.

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Maison Messiaen To Become A Residence For Young Musicians

The Messiaen Foundation has started a project to open Olivier Messiaen’s residence on the lake of Laffrey (Isère) as residence for young musicians.

BBC News

A Syrian Symphony: Behind the scenes of an emotional musical reunion

When their home country was torn apart by war, the members of the Orchestra of Syrian Musicians were dispersed around the world. Last month, they were brought together again for brief tour, aided by Damon Albarn. The BBC World Service went behind the scenes of the rehearsals.

The Strad

Britain’s vote to leave the EU will be ‘bad news for musicians,’ says Musicians’ Union

The Musicians’ Union (MU), which represents over 30,000 professionals working across all sectors of the music business throughout the United Kingdom, has issued a statement on its website in response to Britain’s 23 June referendum decision to leave the European Union.

Broadwayworld

BWW Interviews: „Bugs Bunny at the Symphony II“ with Sydney Symphony Orchestra Conductor and Co-Creator George Daugherty Shares His Passion And Enthusiasm With BWW Sydney

This July, George Daugherty and co-creator David Ka Lik Wong bring their new concert „Bugs Bunny at the Symphony II“ to the Sydney Opera House. Teaming up with Sydney Symphony Orchestra again, they will pair the iconic Warner Bros animation with live orchestral performance to entrance and delight audiences of all ages and backgrounds.

Classical Music Magazine

Times launches Christmas carol competition

The Times has launched its Christmas carol competition for 2016.
The winning entry will be performed by the Bach Choir on 16 December at Cadogan Hall and published in the Times before 31 March 2017.

Creative industries continue to thrive

New government figures show that the creative industries are continuing to grow and improve in diversity. Since 2011, the number of jobs in the sector has risen by nearly 20% – nearly triple the rate of the UK economy as a whole – to 1.9 million.

The Londoner

A new way to do classical music in London

The Aeolian Musical Arts Association has unveiled a new approach to classical music in London — a conductor-less, community-focused string quartet that engages aspiring musicians and offers free tickets to their shows.

New York Times

Bird Song, Sirens and Saxophones for a Stroll Between Museums

It was with some trepidation that I set out last week to try “Soundwalk 9:09,” a piece the Metropolitan Museum of Art commissioned from John Luther Adams, the Pulitzer Prize-winning composer. Composed of sounds recorded in the area, the work is intended for people to listen to on their smartphones as they make the eight-block walk between the museum’s mother ship, on Fifth Avenue, and its new outpost, the Met Breuer, in the old Whitney building on Madison Avenue.

Leipziger Volkszeitung

Gewandhaus-Cellist bei Unfall ums Leben gekommen

Hendrik Zwiener, Cellist des Leipziger Gewandhausorchesters, ist bei einem Unfall ums Leben gekommen. Opernintendant Ulf Schirmer teilte die traurige Nachricht am Sonntag vor der Aufführung von Wagners „Götterdämmerung“ dem Publikum in der Oper mit und bat um eine Schweigeminute.

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Architekturpreis Große Nike für Konzerthaus Blaibach

Der Bund deutscher Architekten (BDA) hat den Architekten Peter Haimerl für das Konzerthaus Blaibach mit dem Preis “Große Nike” ausgezeichnet. Die nach einem mehrstuftigen Auswahlverfahren vergebene Auszeichnung gilt als einer der bedeutendsten deutschen Architekturpreise.

MUSIK HEUTE

Geiger Frank Peter Zimmermann erhält Stradivari zurück

Der Geiger Frank Peter Zimmermann bekommt die Stradivari “Lady Inchiquin” zurück. Das Instrument aus dem Jahr 1711 werde Zimmermann künftig wieder zur Verfügung gestellt, sagte NRW-Kulturministerin Christina Kampmann am Montag in Düsseldorf.

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Deutscher Kulturrat setzt Kunstfest Weimar auf Rote Liste

Der Deutsche Kulturrat hat das 1990 gegründete Kunstfest Weimar auf seine Rote Liste der bedrohten Kultureinrichtungen gesetzt. Thüringens größtes und bekanntestes Festival für zeitgenössische Künste sei ab 2019 massiv in seiner Existenz bedroht, erklärte Kulturrat-Geschäftsführer Olaf Zimmermann am Montag in Berlin.

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BR_KLASSIK @BR_KLASSIK Update: Nelsons Abgang in wegen Streit um Besetzung? Jetzt äußerst sich Katharina Wagner. http://bit.ly/29gOJoz

Frank Peter Zimmermann (Foto: © Harald Hoffmann / hänssler CLASSIC)

Frank Peter Zimmermann (Foto: © Harald Hoffmann / hänssler CLASSIC)

(Written on July 5, 2016 )

Classical News

In our news today, the Prince of Wales pays tribute to the Welsh National Opera on its 70th anniversary, and Apple is considering a takeover of Jay Z’s streaming service Tidal and plans to prevent iPhone cameras from functioning during live events. Also, Anahid Ajemian, violinist and new-music champion, dies at 92, and Andris Nelsons withdraws from this year’s Bayreuth Festival.

The Telegraph

Apple ‘considering takeover’ of Jay Z’s Tidal streaming service

Apple is reportedly considering a potential takeover bid forJay Z’s music-streaming service Tidal.

BBC News

Prince of Wales pays tribute to Welsh National Opera

The Prince of Wales has paid tribute to the Welsh National Opera on its 70th anniversary.
A special concert was staged at Buckingham Palace on Thursday.

EveningStandard

A London orchestra is offering anyone the chance to be the conductor… regardless of musical ability

It’s the most important job in the orchestra, with every subtle swing of the baton capable of dramatically transforming the sound.

Adaptistration

Apple Plans To Bach-Block Your Live Event Recording

Your opinion on the pro/con smartphone camera use inside the venue argument may become moot if one or more of Apple’s recently granted patents makes its way into iPhones in the near future. In a nutshell, the patents detail the ability for the phone to receive infrared signal that will effectively disable or otherwise prevent the camera from functioning.

The New York Times

Anahid Ajemian, Violinist and New-Music Champion, dies at 92

Anahid Ajemian, a violinist known as an ardent champion of new music, died on June 13 at her home in Manhattan. She was 92.

Hoyesarte.com

Muere Juan Carmona ‘Habichuela’

El guitarrista Juan Carmona Carmona ‘Habichuela’ (Granada, 1933) ha fallecido en Madrid a lo 83 años.

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Dirigent Andris Nelsons wirft in Bayreuth kurzfristig das Handtuch

Der Dirigent Andris Nelsons hat sich kurzfristig von den Bayreuther Festspielen zurückgezogen. Der lettische Dirigent sollte eigentlich die diesjährige Festspielpremiere des “Parsifal” in knapp vier Wochen leiten.

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Mehr als 1000 Musiker beschweren sich bei EU-Kommission über YouTube

Der Konflikt zwischen der Musikindustrie und Googles Videoplattform YouTube wird schärfer. Über 1000 Musiker – darunter Stars wie Coldplay, Lady Gaga oder Ed Sheeran – haben sich bei der EU-Kommission beschwert, dass Dienste wie YouTube mit ihren breiten Gratis-Angeboten auf unfaire Weise Musik entwerteten.

Codex Flores

Geschlechtergerechtigkeit im Kultur- und Medienbetrieb

Eine Studie des Deutschen Kulturrates beschäftigt sich mit der Geschlechtergerechtigkeit im Kultur- und Medienbetrieb und der Frage, wie viele Frauen in künstlerischen Fächern studieren und arbeiten und was sie verdienen.

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 Jay Z unveiled Tidal last year to compete with Spotify. Credit: AFP

Jay Z unveiled Tidal last year to compete with Spotify. Credit: AFP

(Written on July 1, 2016 )

Classical News

In our news today, St John’s Smith Square opens registration for Music Marathon, BBC launches iWonder guide on tinnitus and British composer and conductor Harry Rabinowitz has died aged 100. Also, the latest figures about the salaries of music directors in the United States have been published and the safety precautions at the Bayreuther Festspiele are severely criticised by stage director of “Parsifal”, Uwe Eric Laufenberg.

Classical Music Magazine

BBC launches iWonder guide on tinnitus

The BBC has joined forces with the British Tinnitus Association (BTA) to release an iWonder guide to tinnitus. Titled ‘How can I stop gigs and festivals ruining my hearing?’, the launch of the guide has been organised to coincide with the Glastonbury Festival.

St John’s Smith Square opens registration for Music Marathon

St John’s Smith Square has opened registration for its 24-hour Music Marathon, which will begin at 10am on 17 September.

Classic FM

Harry Rabinowitz, TV and film composer and conductor, dies aged 100

Prolific musician was in demand for radio, films and TV, from Eurovision to Reilly, Ace of Spies. Rabinowitz’s family reported that he passed away at his house in France, just three months after his 100th birthday.

The Telegraph

Cows, rocket cars and 5,000 toilets: meet the people behind the scenes at Glastonbury

Glastonbury, the mother of all festivals is upon us again. On TV and out front it may be all about Adele, Coldplay and the rest, but behind the scenes there are hosts of characters who work hard, some of them for most of the year, to ensure these few days of controlled mayhem go as smoothly and as pleasurably as possible.

The Strad

Cellist arrested in Moscow for ‘preventing pedestrian movement’

Cellist Semyon Lashkin was arrested in Moscow for performing in the street, he has reported on hisFacebook page. The Moscow Conservatory-trained musician was questioned by police and had his cello confiscated for ‘deliberately creating a crowd and preventing pedestrian movement’ in Nikolskaya Street, adjacent to Red Square.

The Times

Opera: Idomeneo at Garsington, Buckinghamshire

The orchestral thunderstorms raged in this powerful production of the young Mozart’s mythological opera seria.

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Jaap van Zweden, Best Paid Music Director In The States

Drew McManus’ website Adaptistration has published the latest figures about the salaries of music directors in the United States

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2016 Orchestra Compensation Reports: Concertmasters

Since the economic downturn, concertmaster compensation has failed to keep pace with executive and music director stakeholders and for the 2013/14 season, they were the only group to experience a decline in average compensation (-0.19 percent).

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Parsifal-Regisseur Laufenberg kritisiert Sicherheitskonzept

Die angespannte Weltpolitik wirft ihren Schatten auf den Grünen Hügel: Die Sicherheitsvorkehrungen für die Bayreuther Festspiele werden verschärft. Die meisten Mitwirkenden nehmen es gelassen, doch von prominenter Seite kommt Kritik.

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Staatstheater Wiesbaden freut sich über höhere Zuschüsse

Das Staatstheater Wiesbaden erhält Berichten der Frankfurter Rundschau zufolge bis zum Jahr 2019 höhere Zuschüsse als bislang. Darauf einigten sich die Landeshauptstadt Wiesbaden, das Land Hessen sowie der Kulturfonds Rhein-Main.

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1. Internationaler Dirigentenwettbewerb in Augsburg

Zum 15-jährigen Jubiläum des Studiengangs ‘Blasorchesterleitung’ des Leopold-Mozart-Zentrums (LMZ) der Universität Augsburg findet vom 2.-7.Juli  der 1. Internationalen Dirigierwettbewerb Augsburg statt.

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Cows, rocket cars and 5,000 toilets: the sun sets over Glastonbury festival. Photo credit: The Telegraph

Cows, rocket cars and 5,000 toilets: the sun sets over Glastonbury festival. Photo credit: The Telegraph

(Written on June 23, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news, the first International Youth Choir Festival will take place in 2017, British Airways forces musician to carry his instrument unprotected and Vienna Philharmonic opens their home for refugees. Also, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra comes up with graphic listening guides and more and more musicians are using iPads and laptops instead of sheet music.

Classical Music Magazine

NYCGB announces first International Youth Choir Festival

The inaugural International Youth Choir Festival will take place on 15 and 17 April 2017.

Herbert Howells Society appoints Stephen Cleobury as president

Stephen Cleobury has been appointed president of the Herbert Howells Society. He succeeds founding president Sir David Willcocks, who served from 1987 until his death in 2015.

The Strad

Violinist forced to carry unprotected instrument on lap on British Airways flight

Cecilia Bernardini was asked by staff to remove the instrument from its case, which was then checked into the hold.

Independent

Can the notion of ‘complete art work’ save English National Opera, and opera itself?

Next week English National Opera opens a new production of Tristan and Isolde, Richard Wagner’s gigantic, groundbreaking hymn to love and Schopenhauerian philosophy. With designs by the artist Anish Kapoor, ENO’s ex-music director Edward Gardner conducting, direction by Daniel Kramer – the company’s artistic director elect – and a starry cast featuring the Australian tenor Stuart Skelton as Tristan, it promises much.

NY Times

When Classical Musicians Go Digital

Increasing numbers of players are using iPads and laptops instead of sheet music, especially now that the latest generation of tablets come in the same size as a standard score.

Mashable

Blind musicians take the lead in this Thai orchestra

In Thailand, some Buddhists view physical or intellectual disability as punishment manifested for wrongdoing in a past life. The Thai Blind Orchestra, made up of children as young as 9, hopes to help combat this perception through its musical training and performances.

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Vienna Philharmonic’s Refugee House Has Been Opened

The Philharmonic Refugee House in St. Aegyd, an initiative of the Vienna Philharmonic, has been officially opened. The house has three apartments as well as a large meeting room « in which also the local population is invited to seek contact with the families of the house ».

This Is Local London

Children’s choir to celebrate 25th anniversary

Children’s International Voices of Enfield, which is made up of and run entirely by volunteers, will sing on Sunday, July 10 at 3pm, at Palmers Green Union Reformed Church.

SFCV

Symphonic Guides for the Rest of Us

A recent post by Mark Sinclair in Creative Review reveals an innovative approach developed by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and a clever graphic designer to provide easier signposts.

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What is an…Apoggiatura?

Stephen Johnson gets to grips with classical music’s technical terms.

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Mozarteum: Einvernehmliche Vertragsauflösung zwischen Rektor und Universität

Die Universität Mozarteum Salzburg und dessen bisheriger Rektor Siegfried Mauser haben in gegenseitigem Einvernehmen eine Auflösung des Dienstverhältnisses beschlossen.

BR_KLASSIK

“Parsifal”-Premiere ohne Angela Merkel

Sie zählt zu den Stammgästen auf dem Grünen Hügel, doch dieses Jahr wird Angela Merkel nicht zur Eröffnungspremiere nach Bayreuth kommen und mit ihrem Mann Joachim Sauer über den Roten Teppich schreiten.

Musik heute

Gotthold Schwarz zum Thomaskantor berufen

Der Leipziger Stadtrat hat am Donnerstag mit großer Mehrheit Gotthold Schwarz zum neuen Thomaskantor berufen.

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Except from TSO’s listening guide for Mozart’s Symphony No. 41 in C Major (“Jupiter”) by Hannah Chan-Hartley, managing editor and musicologist at TSO

Excerpt from TSO’s listening guide for Mozart’s Symphony No. 41 in C Major (“Jupiter”) by Hannah Chan-Hartley, managing editor and musicologist at TSO

(Written on June 10, 2016 )

Classical News

In our news today, Deutsche Grammophon is partnering with Apple’s iTunes, Berkeley Festival & Exhibition is adding a new dimension, and it’s revealed what Apple Music pays its artists for streaming. Also, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande dismisses composer in residence, and the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchesters Berlin names Adrian Jones as its new director.

Classical Music Magazine

Classical:NEXT 2016: Day one

Deutsche Grammophon is partnering with Apple’s iTunes to tackle one of the key challenges for classical music: Gainining visibility in the vast digital space of the worldwide web, Clemens Trautmann, president of the Germany-based label, announced at the opening of the Classical:NEXT congress in Rotterdam.

Evening Standard

Cinemas across the UK to screen entire Royal Opera House season live

A trip to the Royal Opera House is a prestigious event and comes with plenty of spectacle. But it also involves a fair bit of expense — and that’s if you can even get tickets.

New Statesman

Enescu’s Oedipe at the Royal Opera House: a neglected work worth revisiting

A new production of this little-heard Romanian piece shows that neglected doesn’t necessarily mean second-rate when it comes to opera.

The Economist

From trebles to Take That

Reality television shows such as The X Factor may have forged the likes of One Direction and JLS, but it is from choirs that the next generation of male heartthrobs will emerge.

SFCV

Berkeley Festival & Exhibition Adds Film Series

The biennial Berkeley Festival & Exhibition has always been a varied and attractive event, presenting music from the Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque periods. This year it is adding a new dimension.

Tucson.com

Bach Society keeps classical music scene humming

St. Andrew’s Bach Society kicks off its summer series next weekend and if you’re jonesing for classical music, this is the biggest and pretty much only game in town.

Digital Music News

What Apple Music Pays Artists In 42 Different Countries

What is Apple Music paying artists? Digital Music News asked an artist with more than 32,000 streams across 42 countries for the answer.

Le Temps

Un compositeur attaque l’Orchestre de la Suisse romande en justice

Plusieurs projets de résidence et de commandes n’ayant pas abouti, le compositeur Richard Dubugnon se tourne vers la justice contre la direction de l’OSR. La présidente de la fondation se défend

klassik.com

Südfassade des Bayreuther Festspielhauses fertiggestellt

Im Rahmen der Sanierungsarbeiten des Bayreuther Festspielhauses ist die Südfassade fertiggestellt worden.

Klassik heute

Beethovenring für Nicolas Altstaedt

Ob als Solist oder Kammermusiker, Konzerte mit Nicolas Altstaedt versprechen stets herausragende Konzerterlebnisse. Für seinen Auftritt beim Beethovenfest Bonn im Vorjahr wird dem Cellisten nun eine besondere Ehre zuteil.

Kulturradio rbb

Adrian Jones wird Orchesterdirektor beim RSB

Der neue Orchesterdirektor des Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchesters Berlin steht fest: Adrian Jones übernimmt die Position ab Januar 2017.

Twitter

Limelight Magazine @LimelightEd Jonathan Church quits as Artistic Director

MDR Klassik @MDRKLASSIK Plan & save tix

WDR 3 @wdr3 #Echo #Jazz für Pianisten Wolfgang Dauner

From trebles to Take That: Choirs and boy bands. Photo credit: REX Shutterstock for The Economist

From trebles to Take That: Choirs and boy bands. Photo credit: REX Shutterstock for The Economist

(Written on May 26, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news, Tagesspiegel presents Barrie Kosky’s new season for Komische Oper Berlin, the construction of Barenboim-Said-Akademie to be finished by the end of 2016 & more safety precautions for Bayreuther Festspiele. Also, Menuhin Competition 2016 taking place in London & Opera Theatre of St. Louis receives grant from Opera America

Classic FM

Menuhin Competitition 2016: very good reasons why you have to get a ticket

Every two years, the world’s best young violinists gather for a competition that feels more like a music festival. Here’s why you should come to the 2016 edition in London

Classical Music Magazine

Goldsmiths charity fundraisers to play 12-hour Beethoven marathon

Professional players and singers will join forces music students from Goldsmiths, University of London to perform all nine Beethoven symphonies back-to-back on 23 April in order to raise funds for Médecins Sans Frontières

Music Week

Beatles Anthology collection now available to stream

The Beatles’ Anthology, Volumes 1-3 music collections are now available for streaming worldwide.

Classicalite

Opera Theatre of St. Louis Receives $40,000 Grant from Opera America

The Opera Theatre of St. Louis has received a major grant from the Opera America organization to continue its mission of involving the local community in the arts.

Washington Post

Want to see ‘The Ring’ in D.C.’s first-ever full cycle? Expect to pony up.

Maybe attending 17 hours of opera about the adventures of a phalanx of German gods and goddesses — featuring a cast of hundreds, not to mention splashy pyrotechnics — should cost a fortune

Der Tagesspiegel

Berliner Mischung

Seine fünfte Saison soll die beste werden: Intendant Barrie Kosky stellt die Spielzeit 2016/17 an der Komischen Oper vor

Pizzicato

Barenboim-Said Akademie perfekt im Zeitplan

Im ehemaligen Magazin der Staatsoper Berlin entsteht die Barenboim-Said Akademie. Die Bauarbeiten haben im Mai 2014 begonnen und werden im Laufe dieses Jahres abgeschlossen

Musik-heute

Zeitung: Schärferes Sicherheitskonzept für Bayreuther Festspiele

Wegen einer vermeintlich islamkritischen Inszenierung wird nach Informationen des “Nordbayerischen Kuriers” in Bayreuth an schärferen Sicherheitsvorkehrungen für die Wagner-Festspiele gefeilt

Le Parisien

Leonard Slatkin va quitter en douceur ses fonctions à la tête de l’ONL

Le chef d’orchestre américain Leonard Slatkin va quitter progressivement ses fonctions à la tête de l’Orchestre national de Lyon

Twitter

neue musikzeitung Pina-Bausch-Zentrum soll 2022 fertig sein: – Das Pina-Bausch-Zentrum im einstigen…

BR KLASSIK Entscheiden nun die Bürger über die des ?

klassik.com Karriere-News: Sylvain Cambreling (Staatsoper Stuttgart)

Cory Weaver /for the San Francisco Opera/ Washington Post

Cory Weaver /for the San Francisco Opera/ Washington Post

(Written on April 6, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news, the German cabinet deciding on a reform of copyright law to secure artist’s fair payment. Also, Vienna opera places composition commissions, first looks on Zimmer’s soundtrack for Batman v Superman, WNO announces new chair & more

Classic FM

Hear an exclusive track from the Batman v Superman soundtrack

We’ve got an exclusive first look at Hans Zimmer’s soundtrack for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Enjoy ‘Do You Bleed’ right now! Read more at http://www.classicfm.com/composers/zimmer/news/batman-v-superman-soundtrack-do-you-bleed/#8MIm526H3B6f5ZPv.99

Classical Music Magazine

WNO announces new chair

Welsh National Opera has appointed Mark Molyneux as its next chair of the board of directors. He succeeds Geraint Talfan Davies, who steps down in July after 10 years in the post.

Classical Music Magazine

Vuillaume ‘Evangelists’ quartet sell for record amount

A quartet of instruments made by the luthier Jean Baptiste Vuillaume sold at auction for £960,000 on 15 March.

The Strad

City of Birmingham Symphony names Kate Suthers second violin section leader

The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra has appointed Kate Suthers as its section leader second violin from May 2016

NMZ

Jazzstudie 2016: Viele Jazzmusiker können von Gagen nicht leben

Viele Jazzmusiker in Deutschland können nach Einschätzung eines Berufsverbands allein von ihren Gagen nicht leben

Golem.de

Regierung beschließt Gesetzentwurf für “faire Beteiligung”

Das Bundeskabinett hat eine Reform des Urhebervertragsrechts beschlossen. Die Urheber werfen Justizminister Maas vor, seine ursprünglichen Pläne verwässert zu haben

Die Presse

Staatsoper: Staudt schreibt Auftragsoper “Die Weiden”

Die Oper von Johannes Maria Staud und dem Dresdner Librettisten Durs Grünbein wird „eine Expedition ins Herz Europas“

The Strad

London’s Royal College of Music receives rare Gagliano violin in its original Baroque set-up

The Royal College of Music in London has been gifted a 1758 Nicolò Gagliano violin on permanent loan from an anonymous charitable benefactor

Deutsche Welle

How European exile composers created the sounds of Hollywood

World-renowned violinist Daniel Hope uncovered dusty letters and compositions scribbled on scraps of paper for “The Sounds of Hollywood,” a book and a CD on Jewish immigrant composers who fled to Hollywood in the 1930s

Twitter

BR KLASSIKAusstellung in : und der Germanenkult in üppigen Gemälden

Deutsche Grammophon Last night we had such a wonderful & unique SLEEP with . See you tonight again!

ARTEFAKT Kultur Seit Jahrzehnten ist der Star-Bariton Thomas Hampson rund um den Globus unterwegs

Photograph: DW / H. Mund

Photograph: DW / H. Mund

 

 

 

 

 

(Written on March 17, 2016 )