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In today’s news: Frank Gehry’s plans for a new home for the L.A. Phil’s youth orchestra program, Chicago Opera Theater employee steals more than $100k, L.A Phil’s ambitious plans for its 2018/19 season, Berlin State Opera turns 275 in December, Yorgos Loukos of Opéra de Lyon sentenced to 6 months in prison.

The New York Times

L.A. Phil’s Youth Orchestra to Get a New, Frank Gehry-Designed Home

Frank Gehry has already designed one of America’s best-loved concert halls, Walt Disney Concert Hall, for the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Now he is drawing up plans for a new home for the ensemble’s youth orchestra program, YOLA, which plans to double in size.

CBS Chigaco

Opera Employee Stole More Than $100,000

The former box office manager of the Chicago Opera Theater has been charged with stealing more than $100,000 in ticket receipts during the three-plus years he worked for the organisation.

Pizzicato

L.A. Phil announces big plans for centennial season

The Los Angeles Philharmonic announced the orchestra’s ambitious plans for its centennial season 2018/19. Underscoring the commitment to orchestral music as a living tradition, Gustavo Dudamel announced that the orchestra is undertaking a new-music investment of unprecedented scale in the anniversary season, when it will present 50 commissioned works.   

‘Orchestre de Chambre du Luxembourg’ gab erstes Konzert mit dem neuen Chefdirigenten

Nach einer exzellenten und jahrelangen Aufbauarbeit durch den ehemaligen Chefdirigenten David Reiland ist das Orchestre de Chambre du Luxembourg (OCL) nun ein qualitativ hochwertiger Klangkörper, der einen Vergleich mit anderen Kammerorchestern nicht mehr zu scheuen braucht, meint Alain Steffen in seiner Konzertkritik.

Concerti

Dreifaches Jubiläum

Heute Abend überträgt BR-Klassik um 20:03 Uhr das BRSO-Konzert mit Mariss Jansons und Daniel Barenboim im Radio sowie als Video-Livestream im Internet

Klassik

Geschenkt: 18,5 Millionen US-Dollar für Detroit Symphony Orchestra

Das Detroit Symphony Orchestra hat eine Spende in Höhe von insgesamt 18,5 Millionen US-Dollar erhalten. Der überwiegende Teil der Summe, 15 Millionen Dollar, kommt von der William Davidson Foundation.

Musik Heute

Staatsoper Berlin: Geburtstag mit Konzert und zwei Premieren

Die Berliner Staatsoper Unter den Linden feiert ihren 275. Geburtstag im Dezember mit einem Konzert und zwei Opernpremieren.

France Musique

Le directeur du ballet de l’Opéra de Lyon condamné pour avoir congédié une danseuse après sa grossesse

Yorgos Loukos, le directeur du ballet de l’Opéra de Lyon a été condamné jeudi 9 novembre à six mois de prison avec sursis pour discrimination au travail et harcèlement après avoir demandé le non-renouvellement du contrat d’une danseuse à son retour de congés maternité.

Platea Magazin

La Filarmónica de Berlín afronta una ambiciosa gira por Asia con Simon Rattle

urante el mes de noviembre la Filarmónica de Berlín, bajo la batuta de su aún titular Sir Simon Rattle, emprende una ambiciosa gira por Asia, la última con el maestro británico al frente.

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Rolling Stone @RollingStone Paul Buckmaster, the essential arranger for David Bowie, Rolling Stones, Elton John and more, passes away at age 71

Emily Berl for The New York Times

(Written on November 10, 2017 )

In Today’s Classical News, Mozart comes to Shoreditch and Orchestra dell’Arte launches musical exchange. Lidiya Yankovskaya is named Music Director of the Chicago Opera Theater, and The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington react to homophobic protests.

The Guardian

Eine kleine slam poetry: Mozart comes to Shoreditch

MC Mozart’s Classical Smackdown brings young audiences to classical music in a way never seen before

Classic FM

Watch Shostakovich playing his own Symphony No. 7

In this video from 1941, the legendary Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich talks about one of his most famous works, Symphony No. 7 (Leningrad), and plays a section on piano.

Classical Music Magazine

Orchestra dell’Arte launches musical exchange

The Orchestra dell’Arte has launched a musical exchange scheme in order to highlight the cultural offerings of its home city of Liverpool, which recently became a Unesco Creative City of Music.

The Times

Concert review: La Voix Humaine; CBSO/ Grazinyte-Tyla at Snape Maltings

In two contrasting one-woman shows, it was Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla’s borderline excessive callisthenics that brought stunningly punchy results.

Tagesspiegel

Hengelbrock verlässt das NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester

Nacht acht Jahren: Der Chefdirigent des NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchesters, Thomas Hengelbrock, wird seinen Vertrag über die Saison 2018/19 hinaus nicht verlängern.

Concerti

Ab aufs Sofa

Anlässlich des 275-jährigen Bestehens will das Gewandhausorchester Leipzig vier Privatkonzerte geben.

Klassik.com

Catriona Morison gewinnt BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition 2017

Die Mezzosopranistin Catriona Morison hat bei der BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition zweimal den ersten Platz belegt.

Pizzicato

Lidiya Yankovskaya Named Music Director of the Chicago Opera Theater

Chicago Opera Theater has named Lidiya Yankovskaya music director. Her appointment is effective immediately, yet she will start regular conducting duties only in the 2018-19 season.

Classic FM

This choir confronted anti-Pride protesters in the best possible way – with a live performance

The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington were on their way back to the hotel after performing at the Pride Festival in Knoxville Tennessee this weekend when they spotted protestors holding homophobic signs. They decided to stand up to them using the power of music.

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Music History in 1922 Death of Italian Vittorio .
 
Image: MC Mozart

(Written on June 20, 2017 )

Gramophone

Pablo Heras-Casado named principal conductor of Orchestra of St. Luke’s.

New York’s Orchestra of St Luke’s has appointed Pablo Heras-Casado as its principal conductor for a period of four years.

Opera Chic

Opera Chic and Grazia.it: Ildebrando D’Arcangelo on Singing Don Giovanni (and Leporello) at La Scala.

Opera Chic goes to Don Giovanni.

LA Times

Long Beach Opera’s Andreas Mitisek adds a new post in Chicago.

Long Beach Opera and Chicago Opera Theater announced on Wednesday that the company’s general director, Andreas Mitisek, will assume the same role in Chicago, starting in September.

Composer James Matheson wins Charles Ives Award.

Composer James Matheson is the winner of the Charles Ives Living award, a prize organized by the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra to mark mural’s 20th anniversary.

The ensemble will celebrate Kent Twitchell’s 8-story ‘Harbor Freeway Overture’ at two weekend concerts.

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/la-et-laco-mural-20111208,0,4011608.story

 

 

 

 

 

(Written on December 8, 2011 )