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In today’s classical news: images of John Lennon found to be worth much more than assumed, Robert von Bahr speaks about his label philosophy at BIS Records, Tonali get the Echo Klassik for their promotion of young talents, and the Royal Festival Hall in London organises two concerts remembering cellist Jacqueline du Pré.

BBC News

Unseen John Lennon images revealed in Liverpool

A set of unseen images of Beatles member found to be worth much more than once assumed, after being kept in “junk drawer” for 30 years.

Music captures the sound of Titan Crane in Scotland

Captured with wind harps and contact microphones, the composition by Michael Begg will be performed at 150ft in the wheelhouse of the crane at the Sonica Festival.

iNews 

Composing music for Nintendo’s golden age

After over 30 years in the business, video game composer David Wise has seen the process of creating games — and their music — evolve considerably.

FACT Magazine

Pharrell Williams invests in UK tech startup ROLI

ROLI has been innovating over the past few years with a range of instruments that give musicians more capabilities for expression.

Telegraph

Should music ever be played during rugby matches at Twickenham?

The use of music during international games has attracted strong criticism from traditionalists but the RFU believes the fan research indicates it is “welcomed at the right point”, particularly celebrating England tries.

TES

Renowned specialist music school in Edinburgh faces closure due to budget cuts

Campaigners say the City of Edinburgh Music School is unique in the UK.

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Dies ist mein Leib

Ein Notenblatt, eine Originalhandschrift von Johann Sebastian Bach, darf sich nun zum Weltdokumentenerbe zählen. Und ausnahmsweise einen Tag lang aus dem Tresor hinaus unter die Feiernden.

neue musikzeitung

Das Label, bei dem nicht vergriffen ist

Robert von Bahr über seine Firmenphilosophie und sein Label BIS Records.

concerti

Für die Klassikliebhaber von morgen

Seit sieben Jahren beeindruckt TONALi mit ihrer Jugendarbeit, nun erhält das Kulturprojekt den ECHO Klassik für Nachwuchsförderung.

El País

“Cantar ópera es como hacer el amor”

El Teatro de la Maestranza lanza una web para conocer las bambalinas del edificio, las vivencias de los intérpretes y ofrecer clases magistrales.

The News York Times

Remembering Jacqueline du Pré, an Icon of the Cello

On Oct. 28 and 29, Mr. Barenboim is marking the 30th anniversary of her death with two concerts at the Royal Festival Hall in London in aid of the Multiple Sclerosis Society, a British charity.

Twitter

 Münchner Symphoniker erhalten wieder dauerhafte Subventionen der Stadt

Jacqueline du Pré and Daniel Barenboim in the 1960s.

© Jack Robinson/Hulton Archive, via Getty Images

(Written on October 27, 2017 )

Classical News

In today’s classical news, German government has announced a budget of €27 million for a year of celebrations to commemorate the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth. English National Opera has announced the postponement of The Mikado performance in Blackpool, which is now scheduled for 2018. In addition, read about the reality that American orchestras are now facing.

Opera Now Magazine

ENO postpones Blackpool Mikado

English National Opera has announced that its performances of The Mikado in Blackpool have been postponed.

CMUSE

German government to spend €27 million to celebrate Beethoven’s 250th birthday

The German government announced a budget of €27 million last week for a year of celebrations to commemorate the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth.

The New York Times

It’s Official: Many Orchestras Are Now Charities

There is a stark reality increasingly facing American orchestras: They are now charities, relying more, on average, on philanthropy than on the ticket sales that used to buttress them.

For Composer Lei Liang, Technology Brings a Different Transcendence

On Sunday afternoon, the composer Lei Liang looked on silently as the ensemble Loadbang made its second pass through his “Lakescape V.”

The Huffington Post

From Bach To Beyoncé: Is Classical Music Dead?

Many critics and skeptics have made the bold claim that classical music is dead. It’s true that classical music isn’t what it used to be — but neither is music in general.

Classical Music Magazine

Welsh arts organisations to mark Russian Revolution centenary

Arts organisations across Wales will present a season of performances and events throughout 2017 to mark the centenary of the Russian Revolution.

Deutschlandradio Kultur

Thorsten Seif, Mitinhaber und einer der Geschäftsführer des Musikverlags Tod’s & Fred’s sagt, der Urteil zur GEMA sei “eine falsche Entscheidung”

Thorsten Seif, Mitinhaber und einer der Geschäftsführer des Musikverlags “Tod’s & Fred’s”, sagt, das Gerichtsurteil entspreche nicht der “Praxis, wie gearbeitet” werde: “Es spiegelt eben gar nicht die Konstellation wider, wie es in der Realität aussieht in diesem Gefüge Musikverlag, GEMA, Urheber. Deshalb finde ich das eine falsche Entscheidung.”

Klassik.com

Placido Domingo wird Ehrenmitglied der Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien

Placido Domingo hat von der Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien eine Auszeichnung als Ehrenmitglied erhalten. Damit honoriert die Ausbildungsinstitution Domingos vielfältige Tätigkeit als Sänger, Dirigent, Operndirektor, Mentor und Gründer des Gesangswettbewerbs Operalia.

Musik Heute

Urteil im Bayreuther Wagner-Prozess verschoben

Das Ringen um die Macht auf dem Grünen Hügel in Bayreuth zieht sich hin. Im Zivilverfahren am Landgericht Bayreuth um den Pachtvertrag des Festspielhauses laufen derzeit noch immer Verhandlungen um einen Vergleich. Zunächst wollte das Gericht am 17. November ein Urteil verkünden. Der Termin sei aber auf den 15. Dezember verschoben worden, sagte ein Sprecher am Dienstag. “Es besteht noch die Möglichkeit, dass sich die Parteien einig werden.”

Music News Italy

Elvis Presley: nuovo documentario in arrivo

La vita di Elvis Presley verrà presto raccontata attraverso un documentario con fatti e immagini del tutto inedite. HBO, in collaborazione con la Presley Estate, produrrà un’opera che narrerà molti aneddoti sulla leggenda del rock, dalla nascita fino alle ultime sessioni di registrazione.

France Musique

Disparition du musicien de blues et de jazz Mose Allison

Le pianiste américain Mose Allison est décédé mardi 15 novembre à l’âge de 89 ans dans le sud des Etats-Unis. Egalement chanteur et compositeur, on le surnommait le « William Faulkner du jazz ».

Twitter

The Economist @TheEconomist How do you get people to listen to classical music in a profoundly non-classical age? From the archive http://econ.st/2f0YtZv

Classical Music @ClassicalMusic_ Economic ear: how much has the UK government spent on the arts since the end of world war two? http://ow.ly/J9KE306bBxQ

Classical Music News @ClassicalMusic Yo Yo Ma mourns his role model http://dlvr.it/Mgd574 #ClassicalMusic

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(Written on November 16, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news, English National Opera defends the need for cuts, The China National Traditional Orchestra seeks young fans for classical music and Kasper Holten has announced he is to leave ROH. Also, the British Composer Award winners are revealed and the opening night of the opera season at La Scala ends in disharmony

The Washington Post

Chinese orchestra seeks young fans for classical music

The China National Traditional Orchestra is fighting a battle familiar to anyone who performs classical music: getting young people to enjoy their art

BBC News

Royal Opera boss Kasper Holten steps down

Kasper Holten, the Royal Opera House’s (ROH) director of opera, has announced he is to leave the company at the end of March 2017 and return to Denmark

The Guardian

Opera season’s opening night at La Scala ends in disharmony

Behind-the-scenes recording after production of Verdi’s Joan of Arc reveals ugly spat between director Moshe Leiser and conductor Riccardo Chailly

The Telegraph

English National Opera defends need for cuts after opera heavyweights complain

English National Opera insists it must make cuts somewhere after being criticised by high-profile figures in the arts

M Magazine

British Composer Award winners revealed

Composers Michael Finnissy and Julian Anderson received two awards each at the 13th British Composers Awards (BCAs) ceremony, which also welcomed five first-time winners

FAZ

Was erlauben Hermanis?

Alvis Hermanis war an Europas Theatern ein gerngesehener Regisseur. Bis er dem Thalia Theater absagte, weil ihm die deutsche Flüchtlingspolitik missbehagt. Jetzt gilt er als Rassist. Zurecht?

Pizzicato

Chailly will « vergessene » italienische Opern an der Scala aufführen

Mit ‘Giovanna d´Arco’ hat der Musikdirektor der Mailänder Scala, Riccardo Chailly, die Saison 2015/16 eröffnet. Im Interview mit der Tageszeitung ‘Corriere della Sera’ sagte der Dirigent, er wolle in Zukunft « vergessene » Opern von Giuseppe Verdi an die Scala zurückbringen

Klassik.com

Konzertsaal München: Musikrat kritisiert geplanten Standort

Der Bayerische Musikrat hat den geplanten Standort des neuen Münchener Konzertsaals im Werksviertel am Ostbahnhof der Stadt als ungeeignet kritisiert. Die Umgebung trage internationalen Maßstäben an einen Spitzenkonzertsaal aus seiner Sicht nicht im erwarteten Umfang Rechnung, erklärte Präsident Thomas Goppel

The New York Times

The Best Classical Music of 2015

The classical music team of The New York Times shares its picks for the best performances of the year

San Francisco Classical Voice

Lisa Bielawa’s Vireo wins 2015 ASCAP Multimedia Award

Lisa Bielawa’s new opera, Vireo: The Spiritual Biography of a Witch’s Accuser, recently won the ASCAP Foundation Deems Taylor/Virgil Thomson Multimedia Award, given in recognition for the opera’s “outstanding inter-related components”

Twitter

Spectator Culture:@CultureHouse Royal Opera’s Cavalleria rusticana isn’t nearly vulgar enough http://specc.ie/1NdwIpP

Campaign:@Campaignmag Listen to the 10 best radio ads of 2015 #CampaignAnnual http://bit.ly/1U6IK76  @Radiocentre

Royal College Music:@RCMLondon We’re thrilled to have been awarded £3.6m from @heritagelottery to redevelop the RCM #Museum http://bit.ly/1U6Izss

Kasper Holton/ The Guardian

Kasper Holton/ The Guardian

(Written on December 10, 2015 )

This week, the classical music news has been dominated by articles concerning arts funding. Here is a summary of the latest developments and who has been talking about the changes which could have such a great impact on the creative industries.

Earlier in the week….

The BBC reported George Osborne’s announcement, “Culture is one of the best investments we can make.”

The Department for Culture Media and Sport’s (DCMS) overall budget is to be cut by 5% – far less than some feared; the administration budget will be cut by 20% and entrance to national museums will remain free.

Arts Professional declared that Arts Council England’s grant is expected to rise by between 1-2% over the next five years.

The settlement will enable the Arts Council to invest in it’s 684 national museums, galleries, theatres, dance, opera and ballet companies at the same level until at least 2018.

Classical Music Magazine reports that the Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure, Carál Ní Chuilín, has announced the reinstatement of funding for arts and sports in Northern Ireland.

Today…..

Classical Music Magazine is concerned that the BBC’s funding will be cut again.

The BBC is the biggest employer of professional musicians and spends approximately £125m per year on music including musicians, composers, orchestras and collective management organisations. Isabelle Gutierrez writes that the licence fee remains the most effective way of maintaining funding. Many jobs in the creative industries are put at risk with each funding round, which does not increase the licence fee in line with inflation. The latest funding deal, agreed in July 2015, reduces BBC funding by making it responsible for the costs of free TV licences to the over-75s, cutting £750m a year from income by 2020.

On a positive note….

Arts professional discussed the UK Cities Culture Report 2015, which demonstrates that cities view culture as key to high quality of life; it also boosts tourism.

The report notes that cities are increasingly committed to using culture as a catalyst for regeneration, either because culture is “an engine for skill enhancement” or because it can “create a ‘sense of place’ which will encourage companies to relocate and enable a city to attract talent”. They are also recognising the value of culture in promoting “tolerance, equality and diversity”. As we head towards devolution, cities are collaborating with their cultural sectors in order to source funding.

Sign the #LetItBe campaign to protect the wonderful music services provided by the BBC!

(Written on November 27, 2015 )

Classical News

In today’s news, St. John’s Smith Square joins REMA, a report finds that cities are recognising the benefits of culture and the Vienna Philharmonic is funding a home for asylum seekers. Also, Classical Music Magazine discusses concerns that the BBC’s funding will be cut again

Classical Music Magazine

St John’s Smith Square joins REMA

St John’s Smith Square is now a member of REMA (the European Early Music Network)

Arts Professional

Cities recognise benefits of culture, report finds

Local authorities envisage a shift away from direct provision of cultural services, but are preparing to lead by articulating a vision, brokering partnerships, and sourcing new funding

Classic FM

One of the world’s greatest orchestras is funding a home for asylum seekers

The Vienna Philharmonic is one of the world’s oldest orchestras, best known for its performances of great classical music. But now it’s announced a project to create a home for refugees in Austria

Classical Music Magazine

All who love music should campaign to save the BBC

The Conservative government is preparing its policy on the BBC’s future. The Green Paper published by government raises concerns that the BBC’s funding will be cut again, or that it will be significantly downsized. The effect that this might have on employment opportunities for musicians could be catastrophic

Süddeutsche Zeitung

Avantgardist der Klänge

Der Komponist Helmut Lachenmann wird 80 Jahre alt. Er hat verschiedene Geräusche in seine Arbeiten integriert. Seine Oper “Das Mädchen mit den Schwefelhölzern” gilt als eines der Hauptwerke unserer Zeit

Klassik.com

Drei Musikprojekte mit Junge Ohren Preis ausgezeichnet

Drei Musikproduktionen und -projekte sind am Donnerstagabend in der Villa Elisabeth in Berlin mit dem Junge Ohren Preis ausgezeichnet worden

NMZ

Hontvári Gábor gewinnt 7. Dirigierwettbewerb der Mitteldeutschen Musikhochschulen

Der Weimarer Musikstudent Gábor Hontvári hat den 7. Dirigierwettbewerb der Mitteldeutschen Musikhochschulen gewonnen. Damit habe bereits zum siebten Mal infolge ein Student der «Weimarer Dirigentenschmiede» den Wettbewerb der drei Hochschulen für sich entscheiden können

The New York Times

Andrew Norman on Loving ‘Star Wars’ and Pushing Musical Boundaries

When Andrew Norman was growing up, “Star Wars” was the only film his family owned on video. Fascinated by John Williams’s classic score, Mr. Norman decided when he was young that he wanted to be a composer

Scherzo

El Centro de Investigación y Documentación Musical de la UCLM se asocia al CSIC

La Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM) cuenta con la primera Unidad Asociada al Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC) en el ámbito de la Música y la Musicología

Twitter

Top Classical News:  ‏@topcmnews Soprano Hannigan shatters classical music’s glass ceiling – Malay Mail Online http://bit.ly/1IlKtOT  #ClassicalMusic

BBC Radio 3:@BBCRadio3  Music in Time: JS Bach never wrote an opera, but the St. Matthew Passion comes pretty close #EssentialClassics

Classical Orchestras:@OrchestrasToday  BBC Radio Christmas highlights 2015 http://bbc.in/1Q25wwq

Cities recognise benefits of culture

Cities recognise benefits of culture

(Written on November 27, 2015 )

Italy, the country where opera was born around 1600, is home to more than 800 opera houses, many of which have been neglected. A combination of bad management and budget cuts under the Berlusconi government meant that opera houses were severely underfunded, resulting in musicians’ salaries being cut. In some cases, musicians weren’t paid for months on end; many protested and went on strike. By 2013, spending on Italy’s cultural heritage had dropped from €165 million in 2008 to €75 million.

Protests against cuts in Italy's culture budget outside La Scala, Milan in December 2010

Protests against cuts in Italy’s culture budget outside La Scala, Milan in December 2010

Italian opera houses have always relied on state and regional grants, making them more dependent on the state than their counterparts in the UK, which benefit from more private investment. This is however not the case for La Scala in Milan, or Il Teatro Lirico in Turin, as in larger Italian cities, opera houses tend to receive more corporate sponsorship. Opera in smaller cities, such as Florence, has therefore been affected most severely by the cuts in government funding.

The 2013 Italian opera crisis was exasberated by the  financial crisis, and only Milan’s La Scala, Teatro Regio, Turin and La Fenice, Venice were able to pay their bills on time. As a result opera became even less mainstream in the country of it’s birth.

So, how has Italy attempted to solve this crisis? Opera houses are now putting on more modern productions and technology, and social media is being used to show behind the scenes production, via live blogs. La Scala leads the way with translation screens in seats for non Italian speakers, in an attempt to make the art form more accessible.

In May, La Scala premiered ‘CO2’, a contemporary opera which aims to make us acknowledge our responsibility for the planet. It nicely coincided with Expo- Milan 2015, the theme of which was ‘feeding the planet, energy for life’. The opera featured quick scene changes and videos. It was well reviewed.

On a smaller scale, a crowd-funding campaign called ‘adopt a theatre’ has been established by a group of  European singers, to raise money to help bring Italy’s opera houses back to life. So far, the campaign has has resulted in residents of Bevagna, Perugia donating 8,000 to relaunch the Francesco Torti opera theatre. The campaign is now being exported around the country.

The stunning Teatro Francesco Torti in Perugia, saved by the 'adopt a theatre' campaign is launching three new operas.

The stunning Teatro Francesco Torti in Perugia, saved by the ‘adopt a theatre’ campaign is launching three new operas.

Further measures being taken to increase revenues involve opera houses sharing their stages with cinemas and dancers. La Fenice in Venice is adapting its programme to suit the tastes of the huge numbers of tourists who visit the city.

With minimal government support, opera houses in Italy have taken steps to save themselves from collapse, management is being reorganised and as in the UK, modern audiences are being targeted. Opera in Italy may well flourish again, thanks to innovative ideas and initiatives being taken, however these are only first steps, and funding is still short. Perhaps the future of opera houses, particularly those in smaller cities, is not secure just yet.

 

(Written on November 4, 2015 )

Classical Music Magazine

Industry welcomes tax relief on production costs

Arts Council England has welcomed a new scheme for arts and cultural organisations to claim specific tax relief on production costs, announced in Chancellor George Osborne’s budget on 19 March.

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra announces 2014/15 season

The BBCSSO continues its exploration of cutting edge contemporary music together with performances of much-loved classics in its 2014/15 season. ‘Discovery’ is one of the main themes throughout with audiences having the opportunity to hear some less familiar works.

The Guardian

La Scala’s new boss takes aim at ‘crazy’ catcalling of the loggionisti opera fans

Pavarotti and Alagna both suffered from the jeers of La Scala’s aficionados. Now manager Alexander Pereira has had enough.

BBC Music Magazine

Ewa Gubańska wins Handel Singing Competition

The Polish mezzo-soprano bags first prize at the 13th Handel Singing Competition.

BBC News

Dead Rat Orchestra’s meat cleavers recreate vigilantes’ music

A musician is using specially crafted meat cleavers to reproduce music – a tradition that is up to 300 years old and once made by groups of vigilantes.

Huffington Post

20 classical music names you are probably mispronouncing

The Huffington post gives us a video guide on how to pronounce the names of some tricky composers.

 

Classical music and culture on twitter

British Council: @Brit_VisualArts “We are delighted to announce Sarah Lucas as the artist representing Britain @la_Biennale 2015 http://bit.ly/OEP8Wx  pic.twitter.com/orAWiFJug4

The Forge: @TheForgeCamden Tonight! Massive @ The Forge. Live #reggae music in true Camden tradition & free entry all night! http://ow.ly/uKJzD  @frugl

Sinfini Music:  ‏@SinfiniMusic “More popular than God. Or football.* http://wp.me/p2k7ha-1hg  via @Andy_Doe. Ammunition for when people tell you classical music is dead.”

London Music Masters: @LDNmusicmasters “3 wks today we will be hosting a discussion on Class, Race & Classical Music @theESU with @xtaizy & @CandaceAllenLon  http://bit.ly/1h45wNi

Baltimore Symphony: @BaltSymphony “Who are the most interesting classical musicians on Twitter? http://bit.ly/PMFC59  cc @violincase @zoecello @nicomuhly @EricWhitacre

Classical Music Magazine

Classical Music Magazine

 

(Written on March 21, 2014 )

Daisy Evans

Opera Director – Silent Opera

Jude Christian

Theatre Director

Dominic Dorin

Film Director – I Owe Youth

Last night’s Noted event hosted by WildKat PR and Sane & Able took an informative and engaging look at the world of Directing, with three professionals from the industry. These speakers included Daisy Evans – Opera Director at Silent Opera – Jude Christian – Freelance Theatre Director who has worked for the Royal Opera House Youth Opera Company and the National Theatre Studio – and Dominic Dorin – Film Director at I Owe Youth.

Discussion at the event was inspiring and helpful to people of a variety of professions that are linked into this area of the industry, ranging from those interested in Directing, to trained or aspiring actors/actresses, film producers and much more. The speakers described their differing beginnings in studying, experience and directing, and how they got to the level of success that they have reached at this stage of their careers. Daisy Evans of Silent Opera trained at the Royal Academy of Music as a singer but soon realised that she wanted to become a director, Dominic Dorin on I Owe Youth came from a background in design and found his way into film through a sound design internship and a directorship in fashion, and freelance director Jude Christian studied English at university where she started directing and then followed up this interest with a directing course at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London.

When asked about financing their dreams and ambitions, the topic of sponsorship was raised along with some helpful ‘dos and don’ts’. Daisy suggested that the Arts Council should not be the first go to for launching a business or production, funds such as sponsorship and bursarys can be imperative for realising directing dreams and generating the finance necessary create a successful production. Jude made the important point that: “when asking people for money, be specific about what it is for”, as you are not likely to be sponsored without having made your creative aims and budget clear. Daisy added that it is important not to “think about sponsorship as money” and instead consider what resources might be useful to you such as the hiring of stage equipment or batteries. Dominic described how using creative ideas and presenting them practically can help the sponsorship process: “To help get sponsors we create beautiful story boards to help us get people on the same page visually”. It’s industry savvy thinking such as this that has aided all three of these young and successful professionals.

How do you as a Director encourage everyone involved to give their interpretation, but also retain the authority to make the final decisions? Ultimately, it seems that the actor/actress has the last say in what happens on ‘the night’ of a production in both theatre and opera as Jude pointed out in an amused tone. She made the quite practical point that as a Director you need to make it your business to get all those involved in a production on board with your aims and vision. However there is a manner in which to do this which is loaded with respect, patience and understanding amongst your ultimate authority. Dominic described how: “When you’re on set the director’s decision should be respected, but the director shouldn’t abuse that position.” The speakers agreed that is important to be authoritative, but ultimately you have to earn the respect and trust of those you are working with and the company at large.

One answer that is only born from a career of learning from success and mistakes is to the question: ‘If you could go back in time. What advice would you give yourself?’ Interestingly a variety of answers arose. A good piece of advice for those still studying came from Dominic who said that he would tell himself: “not to waste time. While you’re at uni, do as much as possible and start making decisions.” Where attitude and approach is concerned Daisy described how pacing yourself is important – be driven but try not to do everything all at once. Jude mentioned how a calm approach helps: “When I came to London I just said yes to everything. I’d definitely tell my past-self to chill out.”

The evening was not just an informative success due to the talk and excellent speakers, but the WildKat PR and Sane & Able offices were a buzz with enthusiastic arts and business individuals who have a passion for the industry and a hunger to learn more.

Take at look at our next event ‘Building your App’ on Wednesday 26th February. The Noted March event on Successful Social Media has also been announced on Eventbrite.

Check out Noted via Twitter or Facebook for more quotes from the speakers and information about the event.

Check back soon for a video blog from last night’s guests!

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(Written on January 23, 2014 )

Gramophone

British Composer Awards 2013 shortlist revealed

The 11th British Composer Awards, honouring contemporary UK composition, take place on December 3

The Guardian

Scottish Opera – some questions for the troubled company

The opera company used to be a cultural jewel whose ambitions, and resulting productions, were reasons to cheer. What has gone wrong?

The Voice of Russia

Symphony online: Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra opens virtual concert hall

The large-scale online project was launched this week in one of the best music halls in Russia. The aim of this innovation is to allow music lovers from all over the country to enjoy unique performances

Classicalite

La Scala’s Post-Barenboim Conductor is…Fabio Luisi?

Now, Italy’s La Reppublica is reporting that Genoese maestro Fabio Luisi-principal conductor of the Met since September 2011-may very well be the preferred candidate

Chicago Tribune

CSO reports small deficit, record ticket sales and fundraising

While other U.S. symphony orchestras are buffeted by budget shortfalls, declining attendance, labor unrest and other problems, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra continues on a steady financial course

Wired

Is This the Opera of the Future?

New opera Invisible Cities represents the leading edge of operatic innovation – a bold effort to create individualized experiences within the context of a communal performance

Billboard

YouTube Close to Launching Subscription Music Service 

YouTube is preparing a premium on-demand music service – akin to a Spotify, but with video – to launch later this year, according to several sources familiar with the plans

Billboard

Billboard

(Written on October 25, 2013 )

The WildKat PR team are delighted to announce the launch of our Open Sessions. The free, quick-fire consultancy scheme invites music industry individuals to come and chat to members of the team, where we will offer free advice in a broad range of areas, such as PR, social media, performances and events, sponsorship, budgets, branding, your image, websites, photography and videography, marketing and consultancy.

With over 25 years of experience in the music industry and an extensive range of consultancies to offer, the WildKat PR team are keen to help individuals in areas where they may not have much knowledge and experience, or are perhaps hesitant due to costs, as well as expanding and developing our relationships even further into the music industry. With the free Open Sessions, WildKat PR welcomes you to our offices in Central London through a quick and easy online booking, where you can choose your area of query and the best time for you.

Visit the website here to find out a little more, and to book your slot.

We look forward to meeting you, and helping you wherever we can!

(Written on May 17, 2013 )