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In today’s news, LA Phil appoints Susanna Mälkki as principal guest conductor, Shanghai Isaac Stern International Violin Competition names its candidates and music charity PRS For Music Foundation has launched a new edition of its Flash Funding initiative. Also, ‘Billy Blythe,’ an opera based on life of Bill Clinton, makes its world premiere this weekend and the Wiener Staatsoper presents its new season with 54 operas

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‘Billy Blythe,’ Opera Based on Life of Bill Clinton, Opens This Weekend

Opera Ithaca’s production of Billy Blythe, a work based on the early life of President Bill Clinton, makes its world premiere this weekend

Classical Music Magazine

LA Phil appoints Susanna Mälkki as principal guest conductor

Finnish conductor Susanna Mälkki will take up the role of principal guest conductor of the LA Phil in the 2017/18 season for a three-year term

The Strad

Shanghai Isaac Stern International Violin Competition names 36 shortlisted candidates

The inaugural Shanghai Isaac Stern International Violin Competition has named the 36 candidates who have been selected to take part in its live rounds from 14 August to 2 September 2016. The violinists, aged between 18 and 32, will compete for a generous grand prize of $100,000

The Guardian

Royal Opera to serve up opera of Buñuel’s surreal dinner party in 2017

Thomas Adès’s opera of Exterminating Angel among new season highlights, as well as Anna Netrebko tackling Norma and Jonas Kaufmann singing Otello

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When Krystian Zimerman Discovers An Old Grand

Polish pianist Krystian Zimerman surprised the audience at his recital in the Italian city of Macerata earlier this week. Instead of performing on his own Steinway, as he uses to do, he played on an old instrument he had discovered backstage at the Teatro Lauro Rossi, the recital venue

Music Week

PRS Foundation launches live-focused Flash Fund

Music charity PRS For Music Foundation has launched a new edition of its Flash Funding initiative

Classical Music Magazine

Choral singing benefits cancer patients

A new study has found that singing in a choir for one hour can boost levels of immune proteins in people affected by cancer

Focus online

Wiener Staatsoper: Mit 54 Opern in die neue Spielzeit

Unter den fünf Premieren ragten die Verdi-Opern „Falstaff“ mit dem Dirigenten Zubin Mehta am Pult und „Il Trovatore“ mit der Sopranistin Anna Netrebko heraus, teilte die Oper am Mittwoch bei der Präsentation der Saison 2016/2017 mit

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Das größte Orchester der Welt: Bis zu 10.000 Musiker aus ganz Deutschland in der Commerzbank-Arena Frankfurt

Am 9. Juli 2016 findet in der Commerzbank-Arena Frankfurt ein einzigartiger Weltrekordversuch statt: Bis zu 10.000 Musikerinnnen und Musiker sollen das größte Orchester der Welt bilden

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Luzern: Neues Theater soll neben dem KKL gebaut werden

Das neue Luzerner Kulturhaus “Salle Modulable” soll neben dem Kultur- und Kongresszentrum Luzern (KKL) gebaut werden

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Tristram Kenton / Jonas Kaufmann is to make his debut as Verdi’s Otello in a new production / The Guardian

(Written on April 7, 2016 )

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In today’s news, NMZ reports that the German Cultural Council puts up resistance against right-wing populist party AfD’s politics. Also, UK music industry welcomes legislation to protect music venues, costs for renovation of opera house in Bayreuth rise, and ENO chorus plans silent protest over wage cuts and redundancies

The Independent

English National Opera chorus plans silent protest over wage cuts and redundancies

The organisation says it must make several singers redundant and cut pay for remaining members by 25%

Music Week

Music industry welcomes legislation change to protect venues

UK Music, Music Venue Trust and Musicians’ Union have welcomed new Government legislation to protect music venues, following a meeting with Ministers at the Department For Communities And Local Government and Culture Minister Ed Vaizey MP.

BBC Entertainment and Arts

BBC Young Jazz Musician: Teenage trumpeter Alexandra Ridout wins

A 17-year-old trumpeter has won the BBC Young Musician Jazz Award 2016, beating her older brother to the title.

The Guardian

Facing the music: Laurence Cummings

He was once part of the Banal Chorale and admits to owning a Bucks Fizz record, but Kirkby’s Handel and Bernstein’s Mahler inspire the conductor and director of the London Handel festival today.

Der Tagesspiegel

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Mit Leidenschaft dabei: Das Orchester Berliner Musikfreunde ist das am längsten existierende Laienensemble der Stadt

NMZ

Kulturrat ruft zu Widerstand gegen AfD-Politik auf

Der Deutsche Kulturrat hat nach dem Erfolg der AfD bei der Landtagswahl in Sachsen-Anhalt zum Widerstand gegen deren Politik aufgerufen

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Sanierung des Markgräflichen Opernhauses Bayreuth wird teurer

Der bayerische Finanzminister Markus Söder (CSU) hat den Auftrag für den zweiten Bauabschnitt bei der Sanierung des Markgräflichen Opernhauses Bayreuth erteilt, nun beginnt die nächste Bauphase

Le Monde

Le directeur des Chorégies d’Orange démissionne, en conflit avec la mairie d’extrême droite

Le directeur général des Chorégies d’Orange, Raymond Duffaut, en poste depuis 1981, a démissionné à la suite d’un conflit

Classicalite

Former President Clinton Paid Tribute in New Work ‘Billy Blythe’ by Opera Ithaca

It’s been announced that Opera Ithaca will stage a new opera about the childhood of former President Bill Clinton

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BR Klassik Alle Premieren der kommenden Saison werden live auf übertragen!

MUSIK HEUTE Neuer Beitrag: Kurt Weill Fest endet mit Besucherrekord: Dessau-Roßlau – Mit einem Besucherrekord ist am Sonnt…

neue musikzeitung Welterbe und weite Welt: Bamberger Symphoniker feiern Jubiläum: China, Japan oder die USA…

Photograph: Orchester Berliner Musikfreunde e.V. / Der Tagesspiegel

Photograph: Orchester Berliner Musikfreunde e.V. / Der Tagesspiegel

(Written on March 14, 2016 )