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In today’s news: Marin Alsop and Antonio Pappano interview: on the BBC Proms’ celebration of 100 years of Leonard Bernstein. Details of 2019 Carl Nielsen International Competition announced. Festival of Brass underway in County Durham. Petition started to protect freedom of art in reaction to recent EU votes. Interview with Neo Rauch and Rosa Loy about “Lohengrin” at the Bayreuther Festspiele. 2nd Round Candidates Announced at Leipzig’s 2018 Bach International Violin Competition. Daniel Barenboim – women reign in the world of music and have never had any problems.

Financial Times

The Proms celebrates Bernstein’s 100th anniversary with a bumper series of concerts. What does he mean to the great conductors of today?

Rhinegold

Details of 2019 Carl Nielsen International Competition announced

The 2019 Carl Nielsen International Competition for violin, clarinet and flute will run from 21 to 31 March 2019 in Odense, Denmark.

The Guardian

Death of the dance dictators: ballet in the wake of #MeToo

With its culture of discipline, control and pecking orders, the dance world has always been plagued by claims of bullying and sexual exploitation. But old hierarchies are being challenged.

NME

A new David Bowie documentary will explore his early years

A new documentary about David Bowie is in the works and will act as the prequel to David Bowie: Five Years and David Bowie: The Last Five Years previously aired on the BBC.

The Northern Echo

Festival of brass music underway

The Big Brass Bash sees bands from the UK, France and Spain coming together in the North-East. It started in the Market Place at Bishop Auckland on Sunday, coinciding with Bishop Auckland Town Team’s first vintage and classic car show.

Violin Channel

2nd Round Candidates Announced at Leipzig’s 2018 Bach International Violin Competition

The 12 candidates progressing to the 2nd round of the 2018 Bach International Violin Competition have been announced

Süddeutsche Zeitung

Rührselige Geschichten

Der Auftritt der Moritaten-Sänger des Bezirks Oberbayern lockt etwa 50 Besucher auf den Geschwister-Scholl-Platz. Liederbücher werden ausgeteilt, dann wird mit Begeisterung gemeinsam gesungen

Die Zeit

Die Birne in der Fassung

Neo Rauch und Rosa Loy, zwei bildende Künstler, entwerfen die Ausstattung für den neuen “Lohengrin” bei den Bayreuther Festspielen. Ein Gespräch über das Licht der Aufklärung, das ewig Unergründbare und den Gleitfilm der Musik

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Petition: Künstler und Politiker verteidigen Kunstfreiheit

Zahlreiche Kulturschaffende und Politiker aus Deutschland machen sich mit einer Petition für die Freiheit der Kunst stark. „Das Recht auf freie Meinungsäußerung, die Vielfalt und die Freiheit der Kunst in Europa sind in Gefahr“, heißt es in dem auf der Kampagnenplattform Change.org veröffentlichten Text. Zuvor hatten bereits andere Medien berichtet.

Platea Magazine

Barenboim asegura que en la música reinan las mujeres y que nunca han tenido problemas

En una reciente entrevista concedida al periódico argentino Clarín, con motivo de su visita junto a la Staatskapelle Berlín a Buenos Aires, el director de orquesta y pianista Daniel Barenboim ha declarado que, respecto al feminismo y el movimiento #MeToo, las mujeres en la música nunca han tenido problemas, porque son ellas las que reinan en ese mundo.

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Durham Brass Festival @ The Northern Echo

(Written on July 16, 2018 )

In today’s news:  EU vote a “sad day” for music. Honorary scholarships awarded at Royal Academy of Music. Sheku Kanneh-Mason holds Classic FM no. 1 for seventh week in a row. Free version of Sibelius now available.  10-Year-Old Natsuho Murata Awarded 1st Prize at Italy’s il Piccolo Violino Magico Competition. Cecilia Bartoli to perform La Cenerentola in Barcelona and Madrid. The Carl-Orff-Festspiele is back with a new name and motto. A portrait of Young Euro Classic. Bayreuth – Joachim Lange in conversation with director Yuval Sharon.

UK Music

UK Music chief: EU vote “a sad day” for music – but fight goes on to ensure fairness for creators

A vote by MEPs to reject the Legal Affairs Committee’s proposals on the Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market was described as a “blow” for the music industry by UK Music.

Rhinegold

Royal Academy of Music awards honorary scholarships

The Royal Academy of Music has awarded honorary memberships to Hugh Laurie, Imelda Staunton, and Paul Lewis among others.

Classic FM

Classic FM Chart: Sheku Kanneh-Mason holds No. 1 for seventh consecutive week

The Royal wedding cellist once again remains unbeatable in the Classic FM Chart, as his debut album ‘Inspiration’ takes the No. 1 spot for the seventh week in a row.

Rhinegold

Free version of Sibelius software now available

Technology provider Avid has announced the availability of Sibelius|First, a free version of the composition and notation software Sibelius. The free software includes many of the features of the original, including composition, transcription and editing tools.

The Telegraph

For six months in 1937, Graham Greene ran a weekly magazine called Night and Day, a sort of London New Yorker.

10-Year-Old Natsuho Murata Awarded 1st Prize at Italy’s il Piccolo Violino Magico Competition

10-year-old Natsuho Murata has been awarded 1st prize at the 2018 il Piccolo Violino Magico International Competition – in San Vito al Tagliamento, Italy

Concerti

Ausdrucksenergien, die zu Explosionen führen

Bei Young Euro Classic wird die Begeisterung junger Musiker zum Konzertereignis

Neue Musik Zeitung

Ein Amerikaner in Bayreuth – Joachim Lange im Gespräch mit „Lohengrin“-Regisseur Yuval Sharon

Amerikaner trifft auf Malerpaar, einen Wagnerspezialisten und auf den Schwanenritter – Yuval Sharon (39) inszeniert den neuen „Lohengrin“ in Bayreuth.

Bayerische Rundfunk

Das Weltenrad dreht sich wieder

Die Carl-Orff-Festspiele sind zurück – mit neuem Namen und einem neuen Konzept: “O Fortuna… Das Weltenrad dreht sich wieder!”, so das Motto 2018.

Platea Magazine

Cecilia Bartoli cantará “La Cenerentola” de Rossini en Barcelona… y también en Madrid

La mezzosoprano romana Cecilia Bartoli llevará La Cenerentola, ópera de Rossini, hasta el Palau de la Música de Barcelona para conmemorar el 150 aniversario del fallecimiento del compositor.

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(Written on July 9, 2018 )

In today’s news: Homophobia in Hungary leads Hungarian National Opera to cancel Billy Elliot shows. World Choir Games to be held in Belgium in 2020. Royal Opera House warns politicians to act on freedom of movement following Brexit. UK Music urges British MEPs to back copyright reform. BBC Proms to hold free event outside of Royal Albert Hall.

The Irish News

Royal Opera House issues warning on ease of movement with EU

The Royal Opera House has warned politicians to act on the issue of ease of movement of international talent following the EU referendum.

The Telegraph

Royal Ballet musical director steps in to save the day… only for audience members to leave

When the harpist of the Royal Opera House failed to turn up to a performance of Swan Lake, Koen Kessels, the musical director of the Royal Ballet, bravely stepped forward and decided to accompany the orchestra on the piano himself.

The Strad

Nicola Benedetti joins ESTA UK as president

Scottish violinist is expected to sit for a three- to four-year term as head of European String Teachers Association’s UK chapter.

Limelight

Homophobic press sees Hungarian Billy Elliot season cut short

Hungarian National Opera has cancelled over half the performances in its production of Billy Elliot following a barrage of homophobic press from the daily newspaper Magyar Idők, which ran a series of articles claiming the production could “transform Hungarian boys into homosexuals”, the Daily Star reported, with another article claiming such shows promoted a “deviant way of life”.

Music Week

UK Music urges British MEPs to back copyright reform

UK Music has urged British MEPs to back major changes to copyright law. CEO Michael Dugher called on the UK’s European parliamentarians to back the proposed Copyright Directive following its approval by the JURI committee.

Rhinegold

BBC Proms announces free ‘curtain raiser’ event

The BBC Proms has announced a free evening event to be held outside the Royal Albert Hall on 12 July.

Pizzicato

11th World Choir Games 2020 to be held in Flanders

The region of Flanders in Belgium, with the cities Antwerp and Ghent, will host the 11th World Choir Games. The event, which is also considered the ‘Olympics of Choral Music’ will take place from July 5-15, 2020 and attract thousands of singers from Europe and all over the world.

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Fritz-Gerber-Awards an Nachwuchsmusiker vergeben

Die Fritz-Gerber-Stiftung zeichnet in diesem Jahr den Geiger Alexandre Guy, die Saxophonistin Sara Zazo Romero und den Schlagzeuger Thomas Soldati mit dem stiftungseigenen Award aus.

Der Tagesspiegel

Horaz und das Harmonium

Salonkonzert in der Truman-Villa: Das „Quatuor Bestaendig“ spielt im Rahmen der Musikfestspiele Potsdam Sanssouci Werke jüdischer Komponisten.

Musik Heute

Frischer Wind beim Richard-Strauss-Festival

Alexander Liebreich ist ein Mann klarer Worte. “Nein, in diesem Saal wird kein Konzert stattfinden. Das ist ein Unort.” Der Dirigent und neue Intendant des am Freitag beginnenden Richard-Strauss-Festivals in Garmisch-Partenkirchen meint den reichlich ungemütlichen Werdenfels-Saal im Kongresszentrum der Olympiastadt.

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Hungarian National Opera’s production of Billy Elliot. Photo © Attila Nagy, Zsófia Pályi, Péter Rákossy

(Written on June 22, 2018 )

In today’s news: New York Philharmonic plays without conductor, shortlist for Classic Brit Award Sound Poll revealed, the music genre that makes us most indulgent when eating out is revealed, premiere of Brokeback Mountain opera, Port Fairy Spring Music Festival appoints Violinist Monica Curro and pianist and composer Stefan Cassomenos as next Artistic Directors, and young singers wanted for children’s opera in Hamburg.

The Times

Follow that violinist: New York Philharmonic plays without a conductor

The New York Philharmonic was directed by its concertmaster, Frank Huang, from his position leading the first violins, instead of a conductor.

Classic FM

Classic BRIT Awards Sound of Classical poll shortlist revealed

Five future classical stars have been shortlisted in the first ever Sound of Classical poll, with the winner to be revealed at the Classic BRIT Awards on June 13th.

The New York Times

‘I’ll Have the Cake.’ The Music Made Me Do It.

People were more likely to pick unhealthful or calorie-laden items when the ambient music was loud, and healthful items when softer music was played.

Is Opera Dying? No, But This One Is Staged Among the Dead

A new series, opening with David Hertzberg’s “The Rose Elf,” will produce classical performances in the narrow catacomb at Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn.

The Independent

From Anna Meredith to Mark-Anthony Turnage, Israeli-Arab youth orchestras to late-night Bach – these are the most exciting Proms

While the core classical menu is dependable as ever, there’s also plenty of imaginative programming by the BBC this year.

Playbill

First Look at the U.S. Premiere of Brokeback Mountain Opera

The U.S. premiere of Charles Wuorinen and Annie Proulx’s operatic adaptation of Brokeback Mountain opens May 31 at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater.

Limelight

Port Fairy Spring Music Festival appoints next Artistic Directors

Violinist Monica Curro and pianist and composer Stefan Cassomenos will jointly succeed Iain Grandage as Artistic Directors of the Port Fairy Spring Music Festival from 2019, after Grandage’s final Port Fairy Festival taking place this year.

Pizzicato

David Angus extends contract with Boston Lyric Opera

63-year-old British conductor David Angus has signed a three-year renewal to his contract as Music Director for Boston Lyric Opera (BLO), taking him through the 2020/21 season.

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Was ist noch privat? Musiktheater-Biennale beginnt in München

Wie verändert sich im digitalen Zeitalter die Bedeutung des Begriffs «Privatsache»? Mit 15 Uraufführungen widmet sich die 16. «Münchener Biennale» ab Samstag (2. Juni) dieser Frage.

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Mikis Theodorakis wird Ehrendoktor der Universität Salzburg

Der griechische Komponist Mikis Theodorakis wird mit der Ehrendoktorwürde in Philosophie der Universität Salzburg ausgezeichnet. Theodorakis soll damit auch für seine zeitlose Musik und sein Einsatz für die Menschenrechte geehrt werden.

Klassik Heute

opera piccola: Junge Sängerinnen und Sänger für Kinderoper gesucht

Für die Kinderoper Schneewittchen in der Reihe opera piccola sucht die Staatsoper Hamburg junge Talente, die bei den Vorstellungen im Februar 2019 mitwirken wollen. 

Platea Magazine

La Filarmónica de Berlín y Simon Rattle llegan a Madrid y Barcelona en su gira europea

La Berliner Philharmoniker recalará el próximo jueves 7 en el Auditorio Nacional de Madrid y el viernes 8 en el Palau de la Música de Barcelona.

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Frank Huang directs his fellow musicians as leader of the first violins © HIROYUKI ITO/GETTY IMAGES

(Written on June 1, 2018 )

In today’s news: RPS Music Award winners announced, leading soprano withdraws from ex-husband’s opera, winners of BBC Young Musician relive the thrill of the competition, chamber orchestra plays techno beats, and Staatstheater Cottbus dissolves contract with Evan Christ.

Evening Standard

Proms 2018: What to see and hear at the world’s greatest classical musical festival 

General booking for the Proms 2018 opens on Saturday — here’s what you should keep an ear out for at the world class classical music festival.

BBC Music Magazine: Classical-Music

Winners of the RPS Music Awards announced

The Royal Philharmonic Society Music Awards celebrate outstanding achievement in live classical music in the UK.

The Times

Soprano Kristine Opolais withdraws from her ex Andris Nelsons’ opera

Kristine Opolais revealed her separation from Andris Nelsons in March and this week, less than a month before the Covent Garden run of Wagner’s opera begins, she announced her withdrawal.

NPR

How A Synesthetic Artist Sees Sounds And Turns Music Into Paintings

Artist Christina Eve has synesthesia, a rare neurological condition that entwines the senses.

The Guardian

Young musicians on the day that changed their lives

One overslept, one played in cowboy boots and one’s next gig is the royal wedding-five past winners of BBC Young Musician relive the thrill of the competition.

i News

Calderland – A People’s Opera celebrating Yorkshire community’s response to floods wins top award

Calderland – A People’s Opera, performed by a choir of 200 adults and children with the help of a cast of thousands, won the Royal Philharmonic Society Music Award for Learning and Participation.

RTE.ie

Niall Horan performs Flicker with RTÉ Concert Orchestra

Niall Horan with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra premieres on RTÉ One this Saturday and here’s your chance to watch the full performance of Horan’s torch song Flicker.

Süddeutsche Zeitung

Das Kammerorchester, das Technobeats spielt

Das Verworner-Krause-Kammerorchester trägt Bauhelme, spielt Guerilla-Konzerte und verschmilzt Klassik, Jazz und Pop. Das funktioniert bemerkenswert gut.

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Hyperaktives Sensorium

Der Komponist und Performer Alexander Schubert verbindet mediale Wirklichkeiten zu explosiven Gemischen.

“Gesänge des Daseins” am Konzerthaus Berlin – Eine Dokumentation

Im Dezember 2017 gastierte das Ensemble MA.NM im Rahmen des neuen Wettbewerbformats “D-BÜ” am Konzerthaus in Berlin.

klassik.com

Staatstheater Cottbus: Stiftungsrat für Trennung von GMD Christ

Der Vertrag des Staatstheater Cottbus mit seinem Generalmusikdirektor Evan Christ soll nun endgültig aufgelöst werden.

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Calderland – A People’s Opera © Sarah Mason – Landlines and Watermarks

(Written on May 10, 2018 )

In today’s news: ‘From Classical to Rock’ concert supports music education featuring high-profile artists, Royal Opera announces world premiere, “classical music needs Kendrick Lamar more than it needs the Pulitzer”, Deutsche Symphonie-Orchester announced program for season 2018/19 and International trade fair and festival, Jazzahead started in Bremen.

Opera Now

The Royal Opera announces world premiere by composer-in-residence

The opera, entitled Mamzer Bastard and written by Na’ama Zisser, is a co-commission with the Guildhall School in association with Hackney Empire.

Music Theatre Wales appoints new chair

Christine Bradwell has been appointed chair of contemporary opera company Music Theatre Wales. She will be taking over from Geraint Davies CBE, who is stepping down after 11 years.

Choir and Organ 

Sonoro announces choral conducting masterclass

The masterclass led by co-artistic director Neil Ferris, will take place in July at St Gabriel’s Halls, Pimlico, is aimed at advanced conductors who wish to gain further technical expertise and knowledge.

Broadway World

‘From Classical to Rock’ concert to benefit music education for Orange County communities

The event brought together OCMD music students together with platinum selling rock stars and acclaimed classical musicians, performing together under one roof.

NME

Sharon Van Etten to play special orchestral show at BBC Proms

Musicians and ‘The OA’ star to team up with Heritage Orchestra at Royal Albert Hall.

Slate

Classical Music Needs Kendrick Lamar More Than It Needs the Pulitzer

Composers shouldn’t fear hip-hop. They should embrace it.

Der Tagesspiegel

DSO Berlin Saison 2018/19 Robin Ticciati liebt es vielseitig

Das Deutsche Symphonie-Orchester und sein Chefdirigent Robin Ticciati enthüllen, was sie in der Saison 2018/19 vorhaben

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Das Theater Augsburg wird zum Staatstheater befördert

Das Theater Augsburg wurde durch Ministerpräsident Markus Söder zum Bayerischen Staatstheater ernannt – obgleich das Haus gerade am Beginn einer mindestens fünfjährigen Sanierungsphase steht

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Internationale Musikmesse «jazzahead!» blickt auch auf den Nachwuchs

Bremen – Die internationale Musikmesse «jazzahead!» ist am Donnerstag in Bremen eröffnet worden. Bis 22. April treffen sich Agenturen, Labels, Künstler, Produzenten und Veranstalter, um sich zu informieren und auszutauschen.

Musik Heute

Hamburger Opernstiftung zeichnet Nachwuchskünstler aus

Die Mezzosopranistin Nadezhda Karyazina, die Tänzerin Madoka Sugai und der Posaunist Felix Eckert erhalten die diesjährigen Nachwuchspreise der Hamburger Opernstiftung

Le Monde

Stéphane Roth, nouveau directeur général de Musica

L’actuel directeur éditorial de la Philharmonie de Paris succède à Jean-Dominique Marco. Très attendue dans le milieu de la musique contemporaine, la désignation du successeur de Jean-Dominique Marco à la tête du festival Musica de Strasbourg a été rendue publique.

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Sharon Van Etten to perform at BBC Proms © NME

(Written on April 20, 2018 )

In today’s news: BBC Proms 2018 season to celebrate music from 1918, singers from Royal Opera House travel to Dorset, NY Orchestras granted $1.8 million to battle lagging US orchestra diversity, Warner Classics signs deal with IDAGIO, Bundestag Committee of Culture and the Media discussed reactions to the Echo Awards and the Minister of State for Culture and Media, Monika Grütters’ plans for the next four years.

Classical Music

BBC announces 2018 Proms season

The season will pay tribute to a range of events that occurred 100 years ago, including the anniversary of women’s Suffrage and the end of World War I.

Hellensmusic Festival returns for ‘most ambitious year yet’

The Herefordshire festival will take place 16-20 May in and around Hellens, one of England’s oldest manor houses, with events spreading to St Bartholomew’s Church and The Walwyn Arms in Much Marcle.

Opera Now

Singers from the Royal Opera House will perform ‘Covent Garden comes to Dorset’

The Dorset Opera Festival will host ‘Covent Garden comes to Dorset,’ a new concert at Milton Abbey Heritage Church.

BBC News

Disability-led ensemble to play BBC Proms

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra’s Resound ensemble will become the first disability-led group to play the BBC Proms this summer.

Broadway World

Greenwich Village Church Converted For Classical Music Concert Series

George Capsis hosts classical music concert series for over 300 hundred of his closest friends and neighbour, including Sara Jessica Parker, to raise money to save the 130 year old Catholic Archdiocese of New York.

The Washington Post

Groups partner to increase lagging US orchestra diversity

In attempts to increase diversity in American orchestras, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation is granting $1.8 million over the course of four years to three organisations joining together for a new initiative.

Billboard

Warner Classics Signs Deal With IDAGIO Classical Streaming Service

The new partnership encompasses the entire Warner Classics and Erato catalog, as well as playlists curated by the labels and their artists.

nmz

Bundestagsausschuss für Kultur und Medien: Reaktionen auf Echo-Verleihung

Jetzt haben sind Wellen um die ECHO-Preisverleihung bis in den Ausschuss für Kultur und Medien des Deutschen Bundestags übergeschwappt. Dies wurde ebenso thematisert wie die Vorhaben der Kulturstaatsministerin Monika Grütters für die nächsten vier Jahre.

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Regisseur Serebrennikow weiter unter Hausarrest

Ein Gericht in Moskau hat den Hausarrest des regierungskritischen Regisseurs Kirill Serebrennikow bis zum 19. Juli verlängert. Das berichtet die russische Nachrichtenagentur RIA.

BR Klassik

Erfolg für Clara Shen beim Menuhin-Wettbewerb – 12-jährige Münchner Geigerin im Finale

Die erst zwölfjährige Geigerin Clara Shen aus München hat es ins Finale des renommierten Menuhin-Geigenwettbewerbs geschafft. Beim Finale am Freitag tritt sie in der Genfer Victoria Hall gegen fünf weitere Talente an, wie die Veranstalter am Dienstag mitteilten.

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Weimarer Musikhochschule freut sich über wertvolle Gesangbuch-Sammlung

Das Thüringische Landesmusikarchiv der Weimarer Musikhochschule erhält eine wertvolle, bis in die Mitte des 16. Jahrhunderts zurückreichende Gesangbuch-Sammlung.

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BBC Proms Launch-Classical Music Magazine © Sanjeet Riat

 

 

 

(Written on April 19, 2018 )

In today’s news: Itzhak Perlman cancels Florida concerts for ‘emergency medical procedure’, new music service ‘Airbnb Concerts’ will promote intimate music events in unusual locations, and artistic director of Tiroler Festspiele Erl on trial for despotic behaviour and sexual misconduct. Also, Deutsches Musikinformationszentrum introduces new platform for integration and Le Centre de musique baroque de Versailles announces Pierre Coppey as new president.

Classical Music Magazine

Festivals make 50:50 gender equality pledge

A total of 45 UK and international music festivals and conferences have pledged to achieve a 50/50 gender balance in their programs by 2022.

The Strad

Itzhak Perlman cancels Florida concerts for ‘emergency medical procedure’

The violinist withdrew from a series of concerts over the weekend until Tuesday.

The Telegraph

BBC Proms to give half of new commissions to women by 2022

The BBC Proms is to introduce gender balancing to its programme, pledging that half of all new commissions will go to women by 2022.

Complete Music Update

Airbnb launches platform for intimate gigs

The new music service, Airbnb Concerts will promote intimate music events in unusual locations.

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Sasha Waltz will Neuausrichtung für Staatsballett Berlin

Die Tanzregisseurin Sasha Waltz und der Choreograph Johannes Öhman wollen das Staatsballett Berlin neu ausrichten.

Leipziger Universitätsmedizin und Thomaner planen Kooperation

Um die Stimme als Kommunikations- und Musikinstrument ging es am vergangenen Wochenende beim 16. Leipziger Symposium zur Kinder- und Jugendstimme.

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Deutsches Musikinformationszentrum: Musik als Schlüssel zur Integration

Das Deutsche Musikinformationszentrum (MIZ), eine Einrichtung des Deutschen Musikrats, stellt die Arbeit von Projekten und Initiativen, um Menschen zu helfen, die vor Krieg und Verfolgung nach Deutschland geflüchtet sind, in einem neuen Informationsportal ‘Musik und Integration’ vor.

Vorwürfe gegen Chef der Tiroler Festspiele jetzt vor Gericht

Gustav Kuhn, Intendant der Tiroler Festspiele in Erl, geht wegen anonymen Vorwürfen wie Lohndumping, despotisches Auftreten und sexuelles Fehlverhalten gerichtlich vor.

Platea Magazine

Arabia Saudí anuncia que construirá su primer teatro de ópera

Arabia Saudi, que durante décadas a prohibido la música en tiendas o restaurantes, ha anunciado que construirá su primer teatro de ópera de la historia, siguiendo la estela cultural de países vecinos como Omán o los Emiratos Árabes Unidos, de régimen no tan estricto como el saudita.

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Pierre Coppey élu président du Centre de musique baroque de Versailles

Le Centre de musique baroque de Versailles annonce l’élection de Pierre Coppey à sa présidence. Il succède à Jean-François Dubos qui occupait ce poste depuis 2009.

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Music History @today_classical: in 1814 FP of ‘s Eighth Symphony in Vienna.

Image: Itzhak Perlman © Lisa Marie Mazzucco

(Written on February 27, 2018 )

WildKat PR is excited to welcome Lizzie Ball to our roster. A truly gifted artist, Lizzie Ball is a classical trained violinist and vocalist. She is known for creating Classical Kicks, a series of shows that was established at London’s famous Ronnie Scott’s, as well as a number of other exciting collaborations. The series centres on broadening peoples’horizons for classical music by combining classical music performances at the highest level with a down-to -earth approach that allows everyone to engage with the genre.

This sums up what Lizzie is all about: She thinks outside the box to create opportunities for people to listen to stunning music while looking past all the usual conventions. She is always open to fresh and different approaches and thus her performances are always one of a kind.

Her exceptional musical skills are paired with an exuberant energy that immediately captivates the audiences. Her sounds are a combination of jazz, world, folk, bluegrass, rock and, of course, classical music. She delivers a modern and creative touch, combining all the musical impacts in her life and sharing it with the audiences. Through this she is rejuvenating the fundamentals of the classical genre. Her skills, her improvisation, her expression are the driving factors of finding a new sound, and a new perception. To quote Lizzie:

“I love creating an experience. It’s about connecting the music with the audience always. Whether it’s through my violin, my singing or when producing concert performance formats.”

Lately she has been working on a new show Viva la Vidacon Frida. This multi-media presentation is a musical journey through the life, times, art of Frida Kahlo which consists of part-concert, part talk, part imagery. Together with Mexican guitarist Morgan Szymanski, the duo play Mexican folk songs, jazz songs and classical compositions, that relate to the life of Frida Kahlo. The show also includes a live specially curated film that shows Frida Kahlo’s art, and images of the female icon aswell as Mexican imagery and illustration.

Besides her own projects, Lizzie has also been featured extensively as a classical performer with the BBC Proms, the Berliner Philharmonie and at Wigmore Hall. She has worked extensively with Nigel Kennedy, becoming the concertmaster of his orchestra of life. Her experiences in the world of rock and pop have earned her collaborations with artists, such as Jeff Beck and Brian Wilson. As a session musician, she has worked with a number of artists including Seal, Adele, Kylie Minogue and Kanye West.

She can transition between genres and styles like no other artist and through those abilities she is creating something new and exciting every step of the way.

Lizzie Ball ©Silvia Cruz

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(Written on October 16, 2017 )

Charles Dance, celebrated English actor, will join the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO) on their forthcoming European tour to perform Aaron Copland’s Lincoln Portrait at the Edinburgh International Festival, BBC Proms and San Sebastián.
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Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage

“I am thrilled to be performing this historic work with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra as part of their European tour. Past performances of the work have included speakers of high esteem, and I am delighted to be joining that list. I look forward to performing with the CSO as they make their debut performances at the Edinburgh International Festival, BBC Proms and San Sebastián’s Musical Fortnight festival.” – Charles Dance OBE
Lincoln Portrait, Copland’s tribute to the former US President, was premiered by the CSO in 1942 at the height of World War II, and retains a special significance for the orchestra, having been performed by many notable orators throughout the last century. The ‘tone poem’ features extracts of Lincoln’s speeches, accompanied by a full symphony orchestra in a dramatic and poignant interpretation.
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Charles Dance OBE was formerly a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company, and has subsequently become a household name among the British acting establishment. His numerous film roles include Gosford Park (2001), The Imitation Game (2014), Me Before You (2016) and Ghostbusters (2016). More recently, Dance starred as Tywin Lannister in HBO’s Game of Thrones, before meeting his (**spoilers**) death at the hands of his son, Tyrion.
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Tickets for the BBC and EIF concerts can be purchased here and here.
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(Written on August 18, 2017 )