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In today’s news: Dubai and BBC Proms strike for the globalisation of classical music, Maestro Anton Coppolla (100) leads Opera Tampa in concert, finalists for Windsor Festival International String announced, Spotify signs new licensing deals, New Bedford Symphony Picks Israeli Conductor, an interview with Generalmusikdirektor of Deutschen Oper Berlin Donald Runnicles, and International Bach Academy will perform on Bach’s 332 birthday on next Tuesday. Wednesday was a big day for the New York Philharmonic, both onstage and in its offices, and Nottingham elementary school student Matthew Smith is dreaming of conducting his own orchestra.

The National

Dubai and BBC Proms strike a chord for the globalisation of classical music

In Nairobi, children kick a football down the street pretending to be Ronaldo. In London, K-pop is on MTV. And in an Abu Dhabi mall, a queue forms outside the latest bubble-­tea cafe. We have all become familiar with the continuous creep of globalisation. So it’s not surprising that, like other industries, classical music hasn’t been left behind.

Musicalchairs

100 Year Old Conductor, Maestro Anton Coppola to Lead Opera Tampa in Concert, 3/25

March 21, 2017 marks the 100th birthday of Maestro Anton Coppola, the conductor and composer whose career has spanned from singing in the Metropolitan Opera Children’s Chorus for the American premiere of Puccini’s Turandot at age 9 to – 91 years later – conducting his own an alternate ending for Puccini’s unfinished masterpiece, one of two new works to be premiered on March 25th at Coppola Conducts: 100 Years Young.

The Strad

Windsor Festival International String Competition names three finalists

The sixth Windsor Festival International String Competition has announced the three violinists selected to perform in tomorrow’s final, held in the Waterloo Chamber of Windsor Castle, UK.

Music Business Worldwide

Spotify to sign new licensing deals with major labels ‘within weeks’?

It’s been nearly two years since Spotify fell out of a long-term licensing deal with Universal Music Group.

Rhinegold

Britten-Pears Foundation appoints Sir Vernon Ellis as chair

The Britten–Pears Foundation has appointed Sir Vernon Ellis as its new chair. He will succeed Nick Prettejohn, who is to step down in early June after eight years in post.

Pizzicato

New Bedford Symphony Picks Israeli Conductor

The New Bedford Symphony Orchestra (Massachusetts) has announced Yaniv Dinur as its new music director.

Der Tagesspiegel

„Wagner machte mich zu dem, der ich bin“

Abschied von Götz Friedrichs „Ring“: Donald Runnicles, Generalmusikdirektor der Deutschen Oper Berlin, über alte und neue Nibelungen, die Liebe zu Benjamin Britten und seine Vertragsverlängerung

Süddeutsche Zeitung

Das ist sehr sadistisch

Er spielt Beethoven und Strawinsky, nebenbei entwirft er Schuhe und Parfums. Theodor Currentzis gilt als Ausnahme unter den Dirigenten und reist mit eigenem Ensemble.

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„Mont Blanc der Kirchenmusik“

Am 21.3.2017 feiert Johann Sebastian Bach seinen 332. Geburtstag. Die Internationale Bachakademie begeht diesen Tag mit der Aufführung eines seiner bedeutendsten Werke, der „h-Moll-Messe“

The New York Times

New Concerto, New Leader: A Big Day at the New York Philharmonic

Wednesday was a big day for the New York Philharmonic, both onstage and in its offices.

WQXR.org

This 11-Year-Old British Boy is Set to Make his Conducting Debut (Video)

While his fellow 11-year-olds are playing video games or daring one another to eat stomach-churning food combinations, Nottingham elementary school student Matthew Smith is dreaming of conducting his own orchestra.

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Classical Music News  John Malkovich: ‘Politics has gone through a portal into an alternate universe’

klassik.com Haydn Bozen und Trient 2017 erhält 2,7 Millionen Euro

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(Written on March 17, 2017 )

In today’s news, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) receives a generous grant of $600,000 from the Dresner Foundation, and Spotify has surpassed 50 million subscribers, extending its lead over rivals Apple Music, SoundCloud and Google as the world’s largest paid music streaming service. The New School’s College of Performing Arts in New York will adopt the tiny but influential experimental music hub, The Stone, and Boston Symphony Orchestra musicians will get the chance to spend three to six months in Leipzig, Germany.

The New York Times

Boston-Leipzig Exchange: Andris Nelsons’ Orchestras Collaborate

Boston Symphony Orchestra musicians will get the chance to spend three to six months in Leipzig, Germany, performing with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra and the Leipzig Opera, and playing Sunday cantatas at St. Thomas’s Church, where Bach was the cantor.

The Stone, an Influential Music Space, to Move to the New School

The Stone, a tiny but influential performance space that has been a fixture of the New York experimental music scene since it opened in 2005, has a new home. Its founder and artistic director, the composer John Zorn, announced on Wednesday that it will move from the East Village to Greenwich Village and take up residence at the New School’s College of Performing Arts.

Neil Ferris appointed as new BBC Symphony Chorus director

He will join the ensemble in May 2017 and will be responsible for steering its vocal and artistic development as well as leading its relationships with Radio 3, the BBC Symphony Orchestra and chief conductor Sakari Oramo, and the BBC Proms. His first project will be to prepare the ensemble for its annual appearance at the First Night of the BBC Proms.

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Grant Of $600,000 Boasts Detroit Symphony’s Education Program

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) announced that it has received a generous grant of $600,000 from the Dresner Foundation to provide comprehensive music education for underserved youth in Detroit. The grant will enable the DSO’s Wu Family Academy to launch a new, free entry-level program to be named the Dresner Foundation Allegro Ensemble in addition to expanding the reach of its Educational Concert Series and Classroom Edition webcasts.

International Arts Manager

Young Chinese pianist speaks out after sexist online tirade

A 25-year Chinese pianist has spoken out following a stream of sexist comments after she caught public attention by playing Rachmaninov’s arrangement of Flight of the Bumblebee on two pianos simultaneously in a video that was shared by British radio station Classic FM.

Bloomberg Technology

Spotify Hits 50 Million Paid Subscribers, Lifting Music Industry

Spotify has surpassed 50 million subscribers, extending its lead over rivals Apple Music, SoundCloud and Google as the world’s largest paid music streaming service.

Berliner Morgenpost

Janine Jansen überrascht mit ihrem Mozart-Spiel

NHK Symphony Orchestra gastiert in der Philharmonie

Der Tagesspiegel

Hals über Kopf

Voller Emotion und mit stupender Technik: Die russische Sopranistin Julia Lezhneva singt im Konzerthaus Arien von Vivaldi und Rossini

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„Geht das so weiter oder hängt die CD?“

Klarinettist Andreas Ottensamer hört und kommentiert CDs von Kollegen, ohne dass er erfährt, wer spielt

I CARE IF YOU LISTEN

Virtuosic Listening: Vicky Chow’s Aorta on New Amsterdam

Pianist and chamber musician Vicky Chow has been taking careful steps in not only performing contemporary works for piano and electronics but by establishing herself and her practice

WXQR

20 Classical Music Recordings to Help You Study

We’ve decided to put together a list of classical pieces that will keep you calm when studying, but also keep your gears moving

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Classical Music News  Scottish festival funding announced

Music History   in 1875 FP of ‘s opera Carmen, at the Opera Comique, in Paris.


Image: The New York Times. John Zorn, left, with Richard Kessler, the executive dean for performing arts at the New School.

(Written on March 3, 2017 )

Classical News

In today’s classical news, classical music critic, Ivan Hewett, from The Telegraph, is presenting a new series on music’s five greatest chords on BBC Radio 4, at 1:45 PM from 9th to 13th January. PRS for Music has appointed Nigel Elderton as chair. BBC Proms has launched the 2017 Inspire Scheme, supporting young composers aged 12 to 18 with new opportunities for their career development. Also, new musical production in Berlin of children’s book Emil & the Detectives, and the Mozarthaus in Vienna experiences increased visitor numbers.

The Telegraph

What are the greatest chords in music history?

The Telegraph’s classical music critic Ivan Hewett is presenting a new Radio 4 series on music’s five greatest chords.

Classical Music Magazine

Nigel Elderton appointed as PRS chair

Nigel Elderton, managing director and European president of peermusic, is to succeed Guy Fletcher OBE as chair of PRS.

Music Teacher Magazine

BBC Proms launches 2017 Inspire scheme

Young composers aged 12-18 can now apply to join the BBC Proms Inspire scheme 2017. The scheme offers young composers new opportunities to support their development and the chance to have their composition performed by professional musicians at the BBC Proms and broadcast on Radio 3, as well as a BBC commission.

Early Music Today

London Festival of Baroque Music 2017: Baroque at the Edge

The theme for the London Festival of Baroque Music 2017 is ‘Baroque at the Edge’. The event, which will take place 12-20 May, will celebrate the anniversaries of Monteverdi (450th birth) and Telemann (250th death), exploring the ways that composers and performers have pushed at the chronological, stylistic, geographical and expressive boundaries of the Baroque era.

The New York Times

New David Bowie Video Arrives, Hours Before He Would Have Turned 70

Just hours before what would have been his 70th birthday, David Bowie resurfaced. A new video for one of Mr. Bowie’s final songs and a brief EP of previously released tracks were made available late on Saturday.

Choir and Organ Magazine

Stile Antico appoints new tenor

Stile Antico has appointed Tom Kelly as its new member. He replaces Jim Clements, who is leaving the ensemble after seven years to focus on his parallel career as a composer and arranger.

Pizzicato

Artists Call For Cultural Strike Against Trumpism

A number of US Cultural artists plan art strikes at the occasion of the Trump inauguration. Some have called for a strike on 20 January.

klassik.com

Wiener Mozarthaus mit deutlichem Besucherzuwachs im Jahr 2016

Das Wiener Mozarthaus konnte im Jahr 2016 einen deutlichen Zuwachs der Besucherzahlen verbuchen. Insgesamt besuchten eigenen Angaben zufolge rund 176.300 Interessierte das vor zehn Jahren eingerichtete Mozarthaus.

Die Welt

Die Elbphilharmonie beendet eine andere große Ära

Wenn in Hamburg endlich die Elbphilharmonie eröffnet, endet die Zeit der Laeiszhalle. Was ein letzter Besuch in der alten Konzerthalle über die musikalische Zukunft der norddeutschen Metropole verrät.

Neue musikzeitung

Berliner Kinder-Bande für das Gute – „Emil und die Detektive” im Atze Musiktheater Berlin

Den vor 87 Jahren von Erich Kästner als Roman veröffentlichten Kinder-Krimi „Emil und die Detektive” bearbeitete Atze-Theaterleiter Thomas Sutter als ein heutiges Singspiel mit zeitgemäßem politischem Bezug und setzte ihn selbst wirkungsvoll in Szene.

Deutschlandradio Kultur

Bedeutendes Jazzfestival in Westfalen

Das internationale Jazzfestival in Münster hat auch in diesem Jahr mit seiner “Ästhetik der Kontraste” überzeugt. Die Besucher bekamen viele unterschiedliche Klangfarben und Formate zu hören. Für viele Künstler war es eine Deutschlandpremiere.

Musik Heute

Stiftung Händel-Haus zieht positive Jahresbilanz

Der Komponist Georg Friedrich Händel (1685-1759) zieht noch immer Musikliebhaber in seine Geburtsstadt Halle (Saale). 2016 kamen rund 80.000 Gäste aus aller Welt zu den Konzerten und Veranstaltungen der Stiftung Händel-Haus, wie diese am Montag mitteilte.

France Musique

Georges Prêtre inhumé en silence et dans l’intimité

Selon ses vœux, le chef d’orchestre Georges Prêtre a été porté en terre samedi 7 janvier sans aucune musique et dans la plus stricte intimité à Navès, village dans le Tarn où il résidait.

Le Figaro

L’Orchestre de Paris fête ses 40 ans en chœur

L’ensemble vocal composé uniquement d’amateurs de haut niveau se produira le 21 janvier à la Philharmonie.

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Music History @today_classical  in 1713 FP of ‘s opera Teseo in London.

Help Musicians UK @HelpMusicians UK  HMUK is delighted to have an official presence at this year’s , on 1 Feb. Read more here

Dartington Arts @DartingonArts We would like to invite musicians & performers to take part in Party in the Town on 28 April 2017   https://t.co/Q4wN6iRIga

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(Written on January 10, 2017 )

Classical News

In today’s classical news, BBC Proms announces Dubai dates, Lufthansa’s solution to musicians worried about checking their instruments into the hold is making them pay for an extra seat, and opera lover regrets fuelling terrorism fears in NYC. Also, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg is finally complete, and YouTube and Gema finally come to a licensing agreement.

Gulf Business

Classical music festival the BBC Proms announces Dubai dates

The festival will mark the first visit of the BBC Symphony Orchestra and BBC Singers to the UAE.

The Strad

Violinist Janine Jansen leaves Harrison Parrott for personal management

Janine Jansen has announced that she is to leave management agency Harrison Parrott for personal representation by Alexandra Schulz.

Musicians worried about the safety of their instrument can pay for an extra seat, says Lufthansa

The airline was responding to a violist’s complaint that she was forced to check her instrument into the hold last week.

Early Music Today Magazine

RCM to present first UK staging of Rameau opera

The Royal College of Music is to present the UK’s first staged production of Rameau’s Les Fêtes d’Hébé.

NCEM launches International Young Artists Competition

The National Centre for Early Music (NCEM) has launched its International Young Artists Competition, which will take place 13-15 July as part of the York Early Music Festival.

Dallas News

Dallas opera lover regrets creating ‘such a mess’ by sprinkling ashes, fueling terrorism fears in NYC

Kaiser, 52, a self-described jewelry maker, parachuted into the 24-hour news cycle over the weekend by inadvertently igniting a terrorism scare during a performance of Guillaume Tell at the New York Metropolitan Opera at Lincoln Center in New York.

Spiegel Online

Elbphilharmonie ist “FERTIG”

Happy End in Hamburg: Die Elbphilharmonie ist nach fast zehn Jahren Bauzeit endlich fertig. Die Stadt hat offiziell die Schlüssel erhalten – mit sechs Jahren Verspätung.

Der Tagesspiegel

Youtube und Gema legen jahrelangen Streit bei

Sieben Jahre lang hieß es auf Youtube bei vielen populären Musikvideos “Dieses Video ist in Deutschland nicht verfügbar”. Jetzt haben sich die Google-Tochter und die Gema überraschend geeinigt. Über die Details wird geschwiegen.

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«Ich und Kaminski» mit bester Filmmusik

Für die nach Jurymeinung entrückt-verspielte Musik zu dem Film «Ich und Kaminski» hat Lorenz Dangel am Freitagabend in Halle den Deutschen Filmmusikpreis bekommen.

Klassik.com

Musikforum Ruhr in Bochum feierlich eröffnet

Die Türen des neuen Konzerthauses wurden mit einem Bürgerfest, an dem mehr als 37.000 Interessierte teilnahmen, feierlich geöffnet. Neben den Bochumer Symphonikern, denen damit erstmals eine eigene Spielstätte zur Verfügung steht, traten mehrere Chöre auf.

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Top Classical News @topcmnews Kuwait’s opera is opened by Bocelli

Royal Albert Hall @RoyalAlbertHall Happy New Month! Take a look at the unmissable shows we’ve got coming up in November:

ZAPP Medienmagazin @ZappMM  Erst wird die Elbphilharmonie fertig, jetzt einigen sich die GEMA und YouTube – was kommt als nächstes? 😉

Elbphilharmonie. Credits: DPA.

Elbphilharmonie. Credits: DPA.

(Written on November 1, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news round-up, British pianist Benjamin Grosvenor has been named as the recipient of the New York Philharmonic’s Ronnie and Lawrence Ackman Classical Piano Prize. Royal Northern College of Music announced a new professional partnership with Peking University Academy of Opera. Also, Bob Shennan has been promoted to Director Of Radio, and will take responsibility of all BBC Radios, as well as the BBC Performing Groups, the BBC Proms, BBC Music and radio production.

International Piano Magazine

Benjamin Grosvenor receives inaugural NY Phil piano prize

Benjamin Grosvenor has been named as the inaugural recipient of the New York Philharmonic’s Ronnie and Lawrence Ackman Classical Piano Prize.

Reuters UK

Former New Order musician, DJs mix classical and rave for new album

A classical orchestra playing club music alongside DJs may seem like an unlikely mix but former New Order bassist Peter Hook hopes to win over fans with a new album giving a somewhat different twist to rave tunes.

Early Music Today Magazine

OAE invites composers to write for the Night Shift

The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment is inviting composers to write for 18th century instruments to mark the tenth anniversary of its Night Shift series.

Music Teacher Magazine

RNCM announces partnership with Peking University Academy of Opera

The Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) has announced a new professional partnership with Peking University Academy of Opera (PKU).

Choir & Organ Magazine

Sing for Pleasure announces 2016/17 young conducting scholars

Sing for Pleasure has announced its young conducting scholars for 2016/17.

Music Business Worldwide

Bob Shennan Takes Responsibility For All BBC Radio With New Promotion

Bob Shennan, currently Controller of Radio 2, Asian Network and 6 Music and Director of BBC Music, has been promoted to Director Of Radio at the Beeb.

Broadwayworld

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra to Reunite with Pianist & Composer Fazil Say at Carnegie

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra reunites with Turkish pianist and composer Fazil Say on Saturday, December 3 at 7:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall, following a highly successful collaborative New York and European tour in 2015.

Klassik.com

Köln: Stadt will Straßenmusik verbieten

Straßenmusik und andere öffentliche Kleinkunst soll zukünftig rund um den Dom ganzjährig verboten sein. Das Verbot gilt zudem für den Einsatz von Lautsprechern und elektrischen Verstärkern bei Musikdarbietungen. Darüber hinaus sollen offensive Arten des Bettelns unterbunden werden.

Neue Musikzeitung

Insolventes Festspielhaus in Füssen beschäftigt Staatsanwaltschaft

Wie ein Sprecher der Behörde in Augsburg am Donnerstag mitteilte, ist dort ein Ermittlungsverfahren wegen des Verdachts auf Insolvenzverschleppung anhängig.

Kulturradio Rbb

Unbekanntes Kirchner-Bild entdeckt

Im Städel Museum Frankfurt ist ein bislang völlig unbekanntes Werk des Malers Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (1880-1938) aufgetaucht. Das expressionistische Gemälde zeigt eine Szene in einem Café und war auf denselben Rahmen gespannt wie das Bild “Schlittenfahrt im Schnee” – wurde von diesem aber verdeckt.

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Classical Music @ClassicalMusic_ Happy birthday to the @RoundhouseLDN! Find out more about its history as a performing arts centre here: https://t.co/FTeBeMxZx4

Royal Philharmonic @rpoonline In 1969 @ElvisPresley released his No.1 hit song Suspicious Minds, listen now to our version: https://youtu.be/mZpcvaky0-E

The Royal Ballet @TheRoyalBallet An introduction to the music of Steve Reich: http://www.roh.org.uk/news/watch-ins … #ROHmcgregor

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Photo: Decca/Sophie Wright

(Written on October 21, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news, the Sydney Opera House proposed to allow sleep-overs, three new front desk string players for Scottish Chamber Orchestra & Elizabeth Fayette appointed Vega String Quartet first violinist. Also, pro-EU protest planned for Last Night of the Proms.

The Daily Telegraph Australia

Sleep-overs proposed for Sydney Opera House

Fans could have the chance to spend a night with Sydney’s most famous icon if a proposal to allow exclusive sleepovers in the Sydney Opera House goes ahead.

The Strad

Scottish Chamber Orchestra appoints three new front desk string players

The Scottish Chamber Orchestra has appointed three new principal players to its string section from the beginning of the 2016-17 season in October.

Elizabeth Fayette appointed Vega String Quartet first violinist

Elizabeth Fayette has been appointed first violinist of the Vega String Quartet, currently quartet in residence at Emory University in Atlanta, US.

The Guardian

Pro-EU protest planned for Last Night of the Proms

It includes rousing performances of Land of Hope and Glory, Rule Britannia and Jerusalem always accompanied by a sea of union jacks, but this year’s Last Night of the Proms is also expected to offer a pro-EU backlash against Brexit.

The National

James Morrison coming to Dubai Opera

James Morrison will be the first big western pop act to grace the stage at Dubai Opera, when the soulful singer-songwriter performs there on October 7.

Sioux City Journal

Symphony Orchestra receives $100,000 grant

The Sioux City Symphony Orchestra has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the Gilchrist Foundation through Security National Bank of Sioux City. The grant will support the orchestra’s season finale concert on April 29 featuring composer and pianist Conrad Tao.

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„Wege der Musikwissenschaft“ – XVI. Internationaler Kongress der Gesellschaft für Musikforschung

Vom 14. bis zum 17. September 2016 richtet die Abteilung Musikwissenschaft der Johannes Gutenberg-Universität gemeinsam mit der Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur Mainz den XVI. Internationalen Kongress der Gesellschaft für Musikforschung aus.

RBB Kulturradio

Staatsballett erhält Doppelspitze

Die Choreographin Sasha Waltz wird künftig zusammen mit dem Schweden Johannes Öhman das Staatsballett Berlin leiten. Mit Waltz und Öhman bekomme Berlin zwei international renommierte Persönlichkeiten des internationalen Tanzes.

Berliner Zeitung

Kulturhaus „Peter Edel“ soll 2019 wieder öffnen

Nach jahrelangen, erfolglosen Verhandlungen wird der gemeinnützige Bildungsträger Kommunales Bildungswerk das Gebäude mit seinen 25 Räumen und dem über 300 Quadratmeter großen Veranstaltungssaal per Erbbaurechtsvertrag übernehmen.

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M Magazine @M_magazinePRS .‘s ‘ Fund is open for a 2nd round of funding – find out more + apply now!

London Philharmonic @LPOrchestra Are you a student passionate about classical music? Apply now to become a student rep for the LPO!

Opera Anywhere @OperaAnywhere Bring your family for free to an performance 5.30pm

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Photograph:  John Grainger

(Written on September 8, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news, the BBC Proms swapped the Royal Albert Hall for a car park in Peckham to perform three of Steve Reich’s pieces, GCSE results show more flexibility is needed with arts subjects in schools & violinist Maxim Vengerov appointed visiting professor at London’s Royal College of Music. Also, Universal Music Group spent $38m on restructuring in the first six months of 2016.

RadioTimes

The day the Proms swapped the Royal Albert Hall for a Peckham car park

The Multi-Story Orchestra performed three pieces by American modernist Steve Reich – with added percussion from passing trains and planes

Classical Music Magazine

GCSE results show more flexibility is needed with arts subjects

A recent TES report has shown that the much-disputed English Baccalaureate (EBacc) is already having an impact on students’ academic careers, with this year’s GCSE results being used as an example of the declining focus on the arts in curricula.

The Strad

Violinist Maxim Vengerov appointed visiting professor at London’s Royal College of Music

London’s Royal College of Music has appointed Maxim Vengerov as Polonsky Visiting Professor of Violin. The virtuoso performer and conductor will visit the RCM at least three times a year in the newly created role.

Music Business Worldwide

Universal spent $38M on restructuring in the first half of 2016

Universal Music Group spent close to $40m on restructuring in the first six months of 2016, as it morphed into a US-led global hierarchy. During this period, the major completed the shuttering of Universal Music Group International (UMGi) – a symbol of a now-discarded bifurcated US/ex-US setup in which all territories outside the States reported into an ‘international’ department in London.

New York Times

Sorry about that: Wells Fargo to end ads suggesting science over arts

Wells Fargo, the financial services giant immortalized in lyrics to “The Music Man,” has apologized for advertisements that seemed to suggest that teenagers should set aside their artistic dreams and choose careers in science.

International Arts Manager

Back to Bach – Kyung Wha Chung

Kyung Wha Chung is a tough nut to crack: she’s intriguing, fascinating and just a little bit frightening as she alternates from being as wily as a puma or as playful as kitten. Chung’s as sharp, honest and brutal with herself as she is with everyone else.

The Sydney Morning Herald

Bollywood comes to the Sydney Opera House for Confluence Festival of India

Bollywood loves a grand location. So what better place than the Sydney Opera House forecourt to hold a flashmob of more than 1000 people dancing to the distinctive rhythms of Indian cinema?

Le Figaro

Alexandre Hammadi, le français de l’American Ballet Theatre

Soliste à l’American Ballet Theatre, il sera à partir du 6 septembre le prince de La Belle au Bois Dormant. Son parcours voyageur est à l’image de cette compagnie ouverte et diverse.

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Rheinland-Pfalz: Ministerpräsidentin Malu Dreyer will Musikstiftung Villa Musica weiter unterstützen

Ministerpräsidentin Malu Dreyer (SPD) hat der Landesstiftung Villa Musica zum 30-jährigen Bestehen die weitere Unterstützung von Rheinland-Pfalz zugesagt.

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Usedomer Musikpreis für Geiger Daniel Lozakovich

Der schwedische Geiger Daniel Lozakovich ist mit dem Usedomer Musikpreis der Oscar und Vera Ritter-Stiftung ausgezeichnet worden. Thomas Hummel, Intendant des Usedomer Musikfestivals überreichte dem erst 15-jährigen Instrumentalisten die Auszeichnung, die mit 5.000 Euro dotiert ist.

Klassik heute

GMD Michael Hofstetter verlänger seinen Vertrag am Stadttheater Gießen

Der Dirigent Michael Hofstetter hat seinen Vertrag als Generalmusikdirektor am Stadttheater Gießen um fünf Jahre bis 2022 verlängert. Hofstetter ist einer der meistgefragten Dirigenten seiner Generation und wurde vom Fachmagazin Opernwelt mehrfach als Dirigent des Jahres nominiert.

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Classic FM @ClassicFM The is underway – we’re celebrating with classical music for the event in the !

Royal Opera House @RoyalOperaHouse Booking is now open for Premium 2 Friends for Winter 2016/17 – let us know if you need any help! ^C

Barenreiter @BarenreiterUK Today in 1791 first performance of Mozart’s opera La Clemenza di Tito in Estates Theatre Prague

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Photograph: RadioTimes

(Written on September 6, 2016 )

Classical News

In our classical news today, top DJs and producers are given the keys to classical music archives, Edinburgh’s festivals kick off, and Martin Frost explores the soul of the clarinet. Also, the Inner City Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles inspires young musicians, and Early Music Vancouver announces the headline event of its 2016 Vancouver Bach Festival.

Independent

What happens when top DJs and producers are given the keys to classical music archives?

Decca Classics invited the world’s foremost electronic producers, including Mr Scruff, Starkey, Martin Buttrich and Kate Simko, to pick a track from their archives and rework it for a new album Re:works.

BBC News

Edinburgh’s festivals kick off

Edinburgh’s cultural festivals are officially kicking off, with thousands of events taking place.
For the next three weeks the city will host the International Festival, the Fringe and the Military Tattoo.

Pink News

London Gay Symphony Orchestra to take part in BBC Proms TV contest

The London Gay Symphony Orchestra is set to take part in a TV contest to celebrate the BBC Proms. Four-part series ‘All Together Now: The Great Orchestra Challenge’ will follow five orchestras as they compete for a place in the Grand Final.

Classic FM

Listening to an orchestra recorded in *3D sound* is absolutely mind-altering and extraordinary

Thanks to Specsavers Audiologists, this is your opportunity to hear one of the world’s finest ensembles in 3D sound. And we think you’ll find it quite incredible.

The Strad

Buying a stringed instrument – a comprehensive guide

Purchasing an instrument is as much about rigorous auditioning as it is about falling in love. Violin maker Guy Rabut recommends a step-by-step approach to finding the ultimate partner

The New York Times

Martin Frost Explores the Soul of the Clarinet

When the Swedish star clarinetist Martin Frost performs Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto with the conductor Paavo Jarvi at the Mostly Mozart Festival on Friday and Saturday, audience members may not see much of the effort that goes into shaping the gently soaring lines of its famous Adagio.

CCTV America

Inner city orchestra inspires young musicians, promotes diversity

With America’s racial conflicts making global headlines, the Inner City Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles defies the trends. The orchestra gives disadvantaged young people of color a chance to pursue their love of music and promote diversity.

Broadwayworld

Early Music Vancouver’s Bach Festival to Present MASS IN B MINOR This August

Early Music Vancouver (EMV) announces the headline event of its 2016 Vancouver Bach Festival: the Mass in B Minor on August 5, 7:30pm at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts.

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107 Teilnehmerinnen und Teilnehmer beim 8. Internationalen Louis Spohr Wettbewerb für Junge Geiger

Weltweit hatten sich insgesamt 189 Violinen-Virtuosen für den 8. Internationalen Louis Spohr Wettbewerb für Junge Geiger an der Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt Weimar beworben. Der Wettbewerb wird vom 28. Oktober bis 8. November 2016 stattfinden.

Musik heute

Prominente als Paten für Young Euro Classic-Konzerte

“Tatort”-Kommissare und die deutsche Stimme von “James Bond”: Beim Festival Young Euro Classic (YEC) werden die Konzerte von Prominenten angesagt.

Klassik heute

Zusatzvorstellung für Mozart-Requiem mit Bartabas bei der Mozartwoche Salzburg

Aufgrund der großen Nachfrage – sämtliche drei Vorstellungen in der Felsenreitschule sind bereits restlos ausverkauft – ist für die Mozartwoche 2017 eine zusätzliche Aufführung am Dienstag, 31. Januar 2017 um 20.00 Uhr eingeplant.

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Top Classical News @topcmnews Life in a string quartet: No time to shop or cook

klassik.com @klassikcom Schweizer Kulturstatistik: Rund 36 Prozent der Bürger machen aktiv Musik

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Mr. Frost, the Swedish clarinetist whose work has been called “a paragon of lyricism,” with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. Credit: Brian Harkin for The New York Times

 

(Written on August 5, 2016 )

Classical News

In our classical news today, amateur orchestras are competing for a spot at the BBC Proms, BIS Records release the final recording of the Minnesota Orchestra’s celebrated Sibelius symphonies series & BBC creates a virtual orchestra. Also, The North Devon Sinfonia has been chosen to be a part of TV series All Together Now.

Classical Music Magazine

Amateur orchestras competing for Proms spot revealed

The BBC has revealed the five orchestras selected to participate in All Together Now: The Great Orchestra Challenge. The series will follow the ensembles in their quest to be crowned the best UK amateur orchestra and to perform on stage at the BBC Proms in the Park concert in Hyde Park.

Broadwayworld

Bis Records to release final recording of Minnesota Orchestra’s SIBELIUS series, 9/9

The Swedish label BIS Records releases the final recording of the Minnesota Orchestra’s celebrated Sibelius symphonies series. Conducted by Music Director Osmo Vänskä, the album features the Finnish composer’s Third, Sixth and Seventh Symphonies.

BBC Music Magazine

Learning the drums with Sarah Walker

Do you have an instrument gathering dust in a cupboard? Or perhaps you’ve always wanted to play an instrument but never quite got round to taking it up. Now’s your chance. This summer, the BBC is asking people around the UK to Get Playing and take part in a virtual orchestra. The orchestra, led by conductor Marin Alsop, will perform the Toreador Song from Bizet’s Carmen at the Last Night of the Proms.

 

North Devon Journal

New BBC series All Together Now to shine spotlight on North Devon’s musical talent

North Devon is preparing to be thrust into the musical spotlight after a group of talented performers was chosen to appear on a new BBC series. The North Devon Sinfonia has been chosen to be a part of All Together Now: The Great Orchestra Challenge – a nation-wide search for the best amateur orchestra in the UK.

The Telegraph

Edinburgh Fringe 2016: 10 top tips for survival

If you don’t like the weather in Edinburgh, so the saying goes, just wait 10 minutes – and that’s no exaggeration. Just because the sun is blazing one moment in the Scottish capital, it doesn’t mean that rainfall of Old Testament ferocity isn’t seconds away, with raindrops hitting the ground with such a whump that they can ricochet half way up the inside of your trouser-leg.

New York Times

How artists change the world

As usual, there were a ton of artists and musicians at the political conventions this year. And that raises some questions. How much should artists get involved in politics? How can artists best promote social change?

Independent

Prom 21: Aurora Orchestra, Royal Albert Hall, review: ‘Elegant and joyous in equal measure, this was much more than a gimmick’

The Aurora Orchestra’s symphony-from-memory has become an annual Proms fixture. The first time Nicholas Collon and his players set music-stands aside in 2014 it was a curiosity, the second time still very much an oddity. Only now, third time round, can we stop marvelling at the feat of memory and start listening properly to the music.

nmz

Klassik-Festspiele erinnern an Dirigent Menuhin

Mit einem Konzertwochenende erinnern die Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern an Yehudi Menuhin. Die Konzerte am 5. und 6. August in Ulrichshusen gestalten der Geiger Daniel Hope, Pianist Sebastian Knauer sowie das Zürcher Kammerorchester.

Musik heute

Instrumentenverband schreibt Schulmusikpreis aus

Der Verband der Musikinstrumentenbranche (SOMM) hat am Montag den Europäischen Schulmusikpreis (ESP) ausgeschrieben. Gesucht werden innovative Methoden für den instrumentalen Musikunterricht.

Deutschlandradio Kultur

Wiederentdecker der Viola da Gamba

Er ist ein unermüdlicher Forscher im Bereich der Alten Musik. Der weltbekannte Dirigent Jordi Savall hat die Viola da Gamba wiederentdeckt – ein fast vergessener Vorläufer des heutigen Cello. Gestern ist der Gambenvirtuose 75 Jahre alt geworden.

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(Written on August 2, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news, The Royal Opera House has renewed its partnership with BP, stars prepare for David Bowie celebration at the BBC Proms & the leading Finnish composer Einojuhani Rautavaara has died at the age of 87. Also, Welsh National Opera are reaching out to new audiences with Kommilitonen!.

Classical Music Magazine

ROH renews partnership with BP

The Royal Opera House (ROH) has renewed its partnership with BP for a further five years. The relationship between the two companies, which began in 1989, will now continue until 2023.

Goldsmiths student creates AI version of In C

A computing student from Goldsmiths, University of London has created an artificially intelligent orchestra to play Terry Riley’s In C.

BBC News

Stars prepare for ‘celebratory’ David Bowie Prom

A little over 10 years ago, in May 2006, David Bowie gave his last ever UK performance at London’s Royal Albert Hall. He only graced the stage for 15 minutes, as the special guest of David Gilmour, singing the Pink Floyd classics Arnold Layne and Comfortably Numb.

BBC Music Magazine

Einojuhani Rautavaara (1928-2016)

The leading Finnish composer Einojuhani Rautavaara has died at the age of 87. One of the most frequently performed of all Finnish composers, Rautavaara was seen as the heir to Sibelius, who in 1955 recommended him for the Koussevitzky Scholarship to study in America.

Wales Online

This is how Welsh National Opera is enticing young people to try opera this summer

It’s not always easy convincing young people that opera is for them too but Welsh National Opera are currently reaching out to new audiences with Kommilitonen! WNO’s Youth Opera production for 2016 is a contemporary opera for young people about young people.

BR Klassik

“Dirigieren wird heute oft zur störenden Show”

Am 28. Juli wurde der italienische Dirigent Riccardo Muti 75 Jahre alt. 1981 gab er 40-jährig mit dem Verdi-Requiem sein Debüt beim Chor und Symphonieorchester des BR. Seither kehrt er regelmäßig nach München zurück – zuletzt am 17. und 18. Dezember 2015 mit Werken von Schubert und Cherubini.

nmz

Feierliche Eröffnung der 96. Salzburger Festspiele – Uraufführung eröffnet Opernprogramm

Mit einem großen Festakt sind die 96. Salzburger Festspiele gestartet. Österreichs Nationalratspräsidentin Doris Bures (SPÖ) eröffnete vor zahlreichen hochrangigen Vertretern aus Politik und Wirtschaft am Donnerstag das Festival in der Felsenreitschule offiziell.

Klassik.com

Berlin-Rheinsberger-Kompositionspreis 2016 für Olga Rayeva

Der mit 10.000 Euro dotierte Berlin-Rheinsberger-Kompositionspreis geht in diesem Jahr an die in Berlin lebende Komponistin Olga Rayeva. Mit der Auszeichnung verbunden ist für die gebürtige Moskauerin auch die Aufführung eines neuen Werkes in Rheinsberg und Berlin sowie eine Edition des Werkes beim Hofmeister-Musikverlag.

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The Royal Opera @TheRoyalOpera There’s nothing quite like a good book Especially when it’s adapted into an opera: ^M

EnglishNationalOpera @E_N_O It’s the last day of the summer project today! Toi toi toi to you all for tonight’s performance!

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(Written on July 29, 2016 )