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In today’s news: BBC Symphony Orchestra gets new home in East London, Grace Davidson to release a new recording with the Academy of Ancient Music, the director of Glyndebourne’s latest production of Madama Butterfly discusses its darkest aspects, and in Scotland parents and teachers call for children’s music tuition to be protected. Additionally, German project TONALi offers young talents a stage and the possibility to organise their own concert formats, and Leipzig announces a new music fair.

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BBC Symphony Orchestra to get new home in East London

BBC Symphony Orchestra to leave iconic Maida Vale studios and open a new hub in Stratford in 2022/2023.

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Grace Davidson and the Academy of Ancient Music launch new recording

Soprano Grace Davidson and the Academy of Ancient Music will celebrate the release of a new recording on 29 June with a live performance at St Jude’s Church in Hampstead Garden.

The Guardian

Sex, betrayal, suicide: is Madama Butterfly too sordid to stage today?

Puccini’s Orientalist story of the sexual exploitation of an Asian woman may seem repulsive in the #metoo era – but we shouldn’t flinch from a masterpiece’s savagery, says the director of Glyndebourne’s latest production.

Classic FM

Parents in Scotland can’t afford music lessons for their children

Teachers will call for children’s music tuition in Scotland to be protected, as authorities in Clackmannanshire confirmed plans this week to double the cost of musical instrument lessons to £524 a year.

Complete Music Update

Apple Music launches new team to enhance songwriter and publisher relationships

Apple has promoted one of its long-term music-focused legal directors to the new role of Global Director Of Music Publishing. Elena Segal will head up a new team that will manage relationships between the Apple Music streaming service and the mysterious world of music publishing and songwriting.

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Das Projekt TONALi bietet jungen Talenten eine Bühne und darüber hinaus die Möglichkeit, eigene Konzertformate zu organisieren. Bevor musikalische Talente vor ein Publikum treten können, ist eine umfangreiche Organisationsarbeit zu leisten. Finanzplanung, Sponsoren-Akquise, Marketingmaßnahmen und Buchungen von Spielstätten – all das sind Herausforderungen, an denen auch junge Menschen wachsen können.

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Komponist Lachenmann setzt auf Hörner – Uraufführung in München

Die Avantgarde-Musikreihe «musica viva» des Bayerischen Rundfunks präsentiert ein neues, großes Orchesterwerk von Helmut Lachenmann. Der erteilt politischer Musik eine Absage. Wird es mit acht Solo-Hörnern dieses Mal vielleicht romantisch?

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Leipzig kündigt neue Musikmesse an

In Leipzig wird im November 2019 eine Musikmesse unter dem Namen ‘musicpark’ statfinden. Ähnlich wie ‘Musicora’ in Paris soll sich die Publikumsveranstaltung an Musikbegeisterte, Hobbymusiker, Musikschüler und Einsteiger wenden, die Instrumente ausprobieren, kaufen oder live erleben möchten.

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Folkert Uhdes letzte ION “Momente, die in Erinnerung bleiben”

Am 6. Juni beginnt die 67. Internationale Orgelwoche Nürnberg. Für den künstlerischen Leiter Folkert Uhde wird es seine letzte Saison sein. Im BR-KLASSIK-Interview verrät der Konzertdesigner, ob er in den sechs Jahren Musica Sacra seine Ziele erreichen konnte und was er von Nürnberg gelernt hat.

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(Written on June 6, 2018 )

In today’s news: Inside information on Europe’s first black and minority ethnic orchestra, Trump loses case against iTrump owner, and Finnish conductor Sakari Oramo on the future of his BBC Symphony Orchestra and his plans for the Last Night. Second season for Danish talent show ‘Vidunderbørn’ announced, Charles Dutoit receives gold medal from Royal Philharmonic Society, and CEOs of Bach-archive and Bach-archive institution go separate ways.

Toronto Star

Songs from movies, games helping to lure young listeners to classical music

Local station New Classical FM sees results as more symphonic sounds strike a chord with new audience.

The Telegraph

Inside Chineke!, Europe’s first black and minority ethnic orchestra

The founder of Europe’s first black and minority ethnic orchestra talks to Ivan Hewett about the challenges of building an ensemble from scratch.

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Trump loses case against iTrump owner

The owner of an iPhone app designed to teach people how to play the trumpet is able to continue using this name.

The Times

Four concerts and a speech: the busiest man at the Proms

Sakari Oramo on the future of his BBC Symphony Orchestra and his plans for the Last Night.

Limelight

Sydney Symphony Orchestra appoints its new CEO

Sydney-born Emma Dunch has been tempted back to Australia after nearly 20 years high flying in NYC.

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Geschäftsführer des Bach-Archivs und die Stiftung Bach-Archiv Leipzig trennen sich

Alexander Steinhibelr, der erst seit Februar 2016 Geschäftsführer der Stiftung Bach-Archiv Leipzig ist, hat seinen Vertrag aus persönlichen Gründen vorzeitig gekündigt, teilte das Bach-Archiv heute mit. Steinhilber verlässt Leipzig zum 1. September 2017.

Klassik.com

Goldmedaille der Royal Philharmonic Society für Dirigent Charles Dutoit

Der schweizerische Dirigent Charles Dutoit erhält die Goldmedaille der Royal Philharmonic Society. Mit der Auszeichnung ehrt die traditionsreiche, im Jahr 1870 gegründete britische Musikinstitution den Dirigenten, der sich um das Musikleben Englands – unter anderem als künstlerischer Direktor und Chefdirigent des Royal Philharmonic Orchestra – verdient gemacht hat.

Klassik Heute

Sommerkonzerte in Blankensee und Dorfkirchen im südlichen Brandenburg

Am 19. und 20. August werden die Brandenburgischen Sommerkonzerte zu Gast in Blankensee und im Rahmen des Dorfkirchenkarussells in Annahütte, Freienhufen und Wormlage im südlichen Brandenburg sein.

Danmarks Radio

’Vidunderbørn’ vender tilbage på DR1

Seerne har udsigt til at møde nogle af Danmarks dygtigste børn i klassiske kunstarter som klaver, violin, sang, slagtøj og ballet, når ’Vidunderbørn’ får en anden sæson.

The Grange Festival @GrangeFestival

One month until opens! Don’t forget to book your tickets:

Rune, winner of the first season of “Vidunderbørn”, © dr

 

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(Written on August 16, 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

Guardian

ENO’s Mastersinger’s frontcloth of famous German artists – how many can you identify?

The frontcloth to ENO’s new production of The Mastersingers of Nuremberg features a collage of 103 of the most famous cultural figures from the German-speaking world. How many can you name? And no, Wagner himself is not there.

Telegraph

Petrus Alamire: the musical spy at Henry VIII’s court

In Tudor times you could be a businessman, musician and a spy: Ivan Hewett investigates the murky history behind a musical manuscript

The Times

Rufus Wainwright on Prima Donna, his first opera

Rufus Wainwright has his opera hat on. He’s at the BBC’s Maida Vale Studios (where he films this exclusive video for The Times) for ten intense days with the BBC Symphony Orchestra recording Prima Donna, his first opera.

Classic FM

Big audience increase for Classic FM

5.6 million people listen every week, according to latest figures.

Classical Music Magazine

Why not take some simple steps to demystify concertgoing?

Behaviour rules are only elitist if you don’t tell people what they are ‒ and there are some simple steps that many of us could take which would make classical music more open.

Zeit Online

Das Herz des Jazz

Der große Bassist Eberhard Weber hatte vor sieben Jahren einen Schlaganfall. In Stuttgart stand er nun erstmals wieder auf der Konzertbühne – und wurde gefeiert.

KlassikAkzente

Rolf Zuckowski führt Kinder an die Klangwelt der Klassik heran

Mit seinem neuen Doppelalbum “3 Klassiker für Kinder” wird der bekannte Kinderliedermacher Rolf Zuckowski zum Erzähler dreier musikalischer Reisen in die Klassik.

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In Konzertsaaldebatte breiter Widerstand gegen Standortentscheidung

München – Nach der Festlegung von Freistaat und Landeshauptstadt gegen einen weiteren Konzertsaal in München formiert sich breiter Widerstand.

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Besançon 2015: 41 Dirigentinnen und 229 Dirigenten aus 5 Kontinenten registriert

Insgesamt 270 Kandidaten (41 Frauen und 229 Männer) aus fünf Kontinenten haben sich für den diesjährigen Dirigentenwettbewerb in Besançon eingeschrieben.

Klassik.com

Mehreinnahmen durch Rundfunkbeitrag vermutlich bei 1.500.000.000 Euro

Die haushaltsgebundene Zwangsabgabe (sog. “Rundfunkbeitrag”) bringt nach neuesten Prognosen der Kommission zur Ermittlung des Finanzbedarfs von ARD und ZDF (Kef) deutlich mehr Einnahmen als die bislang vermuteten 1,2 Milliarden Euro.

The New York Times

Rapping a Revolution

Lin-Manuel Miranda and Others From ‘Hamilton’ Talk History

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Carnegie Hall @carnegiehall: Meet Colombian harpist Edmar Castañeda, who fuses Colombian music with American jazz: http://bit.ly/1CZrnOm  (1/2)

Classical Music @ClassicalMusic_: ACE should redistribute ENO’s millions, says @Igortoronyi. Let it sink, to reinvigorate the form http://ow.ly/Ix8HU  #artsfunding

Sinfini Music @SinfiniMusic: To celebrate Monopoly’s 80th birthday, we’re taking you on a whistle-stop musical tour of London – the game’s first… http://spoti.fi/1zcpmvY 

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(Written on February 6, 2015 )

Fast approaching on Wednesday 29th January is conductor Lionel Bringuier‘s concert, in which he will be conducting the BBC Symphony Orchestra at the Barbican Centre in London.

The programme is set to include works by composers such as Beethoven, Dalbavie, and Ravel, and alongside these works will be the UK premiere of Gérard Pesson’s Ravel à son âme. The evening’s performance of Marc-André Dalbavie’s Flute Concerto will feature Michael Cox who is the principle flautist of the BBC Symphony Orchestra.

Purchase tickets to the concert at the Barbican Centre, and follow the latest from Lionel via his website and Facebook.

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Lionel Bringuier


(Written on January 21, 2014 )

New York Times

A Wild Ride Through Stravinsky’s Early Years

Bard Musical Festival celebrates ‘Stravinsky and His World’

The Guardian

Music Worlds collide in first Urban Prom

Hip-hop acts including Laura Mvula, Fazer and Wretch 32 to perform with BBC Symphony Orchestra at Royal Albert Hall

Steinway plays the waiting game

Despite agreeing to be bought by private equity firm Kohlberg, a better offer has now been made for 160-year-old piano maker

The Times

Angel Blue: from beauty queen to opera star

Beauty contests (‘you make astonishing money’) helped Angel Blue to finance her classical music studies at UCLA

Classic FM Online

John Williams confirms first non-Spielberg score in 8 years

John Williams will score the film adaptation of Markus Zusak’s novel The Book Thief, directed by Brian Percival

Linsdsey Stirling takes on Star Wars in new video

Violinist Lindsey Stirling has collaborated with a cappella singer and internet star Peter Hollens on a brand new medley of John Williams’ music from the Star Wars movies

Gramophone

Sir Kenneth Branagh named campaign patron for Hallé St Peter’s

The actor and director lends his support to the Hallé’s new rehearsal, recording and education venue as the second phase of development begins

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Für die Metropolitan Opera war sie zu gut

Regina Resnik war eine der epochalen Figuren des Operngesangs. Geradezu legendär war sie als Carmen. Jetzt ist sie im Alter von neunzig Jahren in New York gestorben

Urban Prom rehearsals

The Guardian

(Written on August 13, 2013 )

Excitement certainly abounds in our office when the BBC Proms programme is announced. This year was no different, from Joyce DiDinato closing the season, Marin Alsop becoming the first female conductor to lead the Last Night of the Proms, to a number of our clients performing in this year’s lineup.

Another great asset to this year’s Proms was the inclusion of new commissions, along with more national and world premieres in the programme. Whilst it is still less than 20% of the Proms that include new commissions, it is still a fantastic effort by the BBC to bring new works to a new, and very wide, audience. We hope that this number continues to grow in future!

This year’s BBC Commissions include works by Julian Anderson, Frederic Rzewski, John McCabe and Charlotte Seither. A definite highlight of the Proms will be the BBC co-commission of Mark-Anthony Turnage, with the Royal Philharmonic Society and New York Philharmonic: Frieze in Prom 38.

One of the 8 UK premieres this year is Colin Matthews’ Turning Point in Prom 21, performed by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales under the baton oThomas Søndergård, in his Proms debut. Also appearing in this Prom is violinist Daniel Hope, who is playing Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 2.

Daniel Harding conducts works by Mozart, Schumann and Sibelius at Prom 23 with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, while pianist Anika Vavic makes her Proms debut at Prom 64 with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Vladimir Jurowski, also performing Prokofiev.

Prom 19 is a performance of Wagner’s Tristan and Isolde including tenor Andrew Staples with the BBC Singers, BBC Symphony Chorus and BBC Symphony Orchestra.

We salute all of these great performers with a ‘Toi toi toi!’ and look forward to the summer and another great year of BBC Proms programming.

What are you looking forward to?
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Anika Vavic

(Written on April 18, 2013 )

 

The WildKats have been especially busy this January with a number of exciting events to both organise and attend, accompanied by numerous previews, reviews and interviews from national newspapers to specialist classical music press. Let’s have a look at some of the stand-out events…

 

On 10th January, violinist Daniel Hope performed alongside composer and pianist, Ludovico Einaudi, in Stockholm’s first ever Yellow Lounge. Established in Berlin seven years ago, the Yellow Lounge promotes ‘classical clubbing’, where international classical musicians perform with top DJs in unexpected spaces. The event was streamed live on the Deutsche Grammophon website. More and more events are being streamed live online, making concerts and recitals accessible both physically and economically, and reaching out to new audiences. Cellist Guy Johnston performed Walton’s Cello Concerto with the BBC Philharmonic on 14th, which was streamed live on BBC Radio 3.

 

Several of our clients had opening nights in January, including Silent Opera’s L’Orfeo. The first performance received huge amounts of press and publicity, specifically a BBC News report answering ‘What is Silent Opera?’. Silent Opera is still ongoing and tickets can still be purchased here – don’t miss out! The Silent Opera team appeared on Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch this weekend, watch it online here. Meanwhile in Milan, Daniel Harding had his opening night for La Scala’s Falstaff: a fantastic production of Verdi’s famous opera, staged in the same opera house it received its first ever performance. The esteemed conductor also performed with the Bayerischer Rundfunk Symphony Orchestra in Munich, Baritone Christian Gerhaher, receiving a great review from Süddeutsche Zeitung. Andrew Staples also performed in Munich with Daniel, receiving outstanding reviews for his performance. Another highlight of January for WildKat was the premiere of Raymond Yiu’s The London Citizen Exceedingly Injured at the Barbican, performed by the BBC Symphony Orchestra. Raymond also wrote a guest blog for Gramophone last month, discussing challenging perceptions of British classical music.

 

January was a highly successful time for AyseDeniz Gokcin who was applauded worldwide for her Lisztified EP. The young Turkish pianist was featured in an article by Prog Rock Magazine Online, which was shared hundreds of times through Facebook and Twitter. The article has continued to spread, through major music websites and social media in Hungary, Spain, Finland, Brazil, Greece, the Netherlands, Turkey and many more. Classic FM then published a news story on her success, bringing the article back around in a full circle. Another triumph we celebrated was another award for production company Accentus Music, who have been awarded a second International Classical Music award for John Cage – Journeys in Sound.

 

In anticipation of his upcoming CD release of Franck & Strauss Violin Sonatas, Augustin Dumay was featured in BBC Music Magazine discussing the recording of the album. Another event for the violinist was the Gala Concert at The Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel, where Augustin mentors the young string players. Young musicians of the Music Chapel performed works by Bloch, Liszt and Schubert, alongside the National Orchestra of Belgium, the Octopus Symphonic Choir and British conductor Christopher Warren-Green.

 

The WildKats had a number of great recitals to attend in January; such as Kimiko Ishizaka’s flawless performance of Bach’s The Well-Tempered Clavieran intimate performance of works by Tom Smail at Susanne Kapoor’s home, along with a unique event from Samson Marzbani where he performed improvised piano pieces, before the audience received a preview premiere of his new work: Un Jour Infini.

 

Finally, the busiest of all has been our Founder and Managing Director, Kat Alder, who has been travelling across the world visiting our international clients performing all over the world; from Berlin to Austria, Munich to New York, and a few visits back to London.

Although January was so busy, February has a lot of exciting projects in store. Keep up to date with WildKat news through our Facebook, Twitter and daily posts from our blog.

 

 

 

(Written on February 4, 2013 )

WildKat PR are happy to welcome Hampstead Arts Festival and Okeanos.

Okeanos is recognised for its mix of Western and Japanese instruments and musical versatility. The group are classically trained, however they are known for the Japanese influence over their music. Okeanos is praised for its pioneering work in creating new opportunities for young composers and have premiered over 100 compositions.

Along with many exciting projects lined up for the future, this weekend, Okeanos is performing at the Barbican as part of the BBC Symphony Orchestra’s Total Immersion weekend, Sounds of Japan. The ensemble’s performance will feature in the exploration of Japanese music – both traditional and contemporary. For more information on Okeanos’ concert and the Total Immersion weekend, visit the Barbican website here.

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Our other new client is the Hampstead Arts Festival, who also work hard to encourage young talent in music, but also literature. Having relaunched in 2012, Hampstead Arts Festival hopes to bring together local and international musicians, establishing itself as a high-profile cultural event. The Festival will take place this Autumn. Have a look at their website here.

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(Written on January 31, 2013 )

Raymond Yiu’s most recent commission, The London Citizen Exceedingly Injured, will receive its world premiere at the Barbican tomorrow evening. The piece will be performed by the BBC Symphony Orchestra, alongside works by Elgar and Haydn, with the London Premiere of Qigang Chen’s Reflet d’un temps disparu. The Hong Kong-born composer describes The London Citizen Exceedingly Injured as a ‘symphonic game’, using the nursey rhyme Oranges and Lemons as inspiration for the composition, as well as Elgar’s Cockaigne Overture, which will also be performed at the concert.

To purchase tickets for the concert, visit the website here or tune in to BBC Radio 3 tomorrow at 7:30pm.

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Photo credit: Malcolm Crowthers

(Written on January 17, 2013 )