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In today’s news: La La Land acrobatics outside the walls of the City Hall and London Symphony becomes Orchestra in Residence of the Luxemburg Philharmonic. Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester gets a movable audience area, and the Opéra-comique of Paris reopens. Beyoncé supports women with college scholarships and Pulitzer Prize for composer Du Yun.

The Telegraph

Los Angeles’ Mayor proclaims ‘La La Land’ day with aerial dancers at City Hall

Los Angeles’ mayor has proclaimed Tuesday the 25th of April as “La La Land” day as acrobats suspended by ropes danced their way across the outside walls of City Hall.

The Strad

Cellist Steven Isserlis receives Wigmore Medal

The British artist receives the award ‘in recognition of his commitment to, and belief in Wigmore Hall and in everything that it represents’.

The Cut

We Will Soon See Some ‘Formation Scholars’ In College Thanks to Beyoncé

Beyoncé is helping four women pay their way through college! As a way to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the release of her groundbreaking visual album Lemonade, Beyoncé announced four college scholarships.

The Violin Channel

Du Yun’s ‘Angel’s Bones’ Opera – 2017 Pulitzer Prize Winner

Chinese-born international composer Du Yun’s acclaimed 2017 Pulitzer Prize in Music winning opera ‘Angel’s Bone’


Join Gramophone for a conversation with Kyung Wha Chung

The eminent Korean violinist talks about her life in music

Der Tagesspiegel

Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Der Neue stellt sich vor

Im Herbst tritt Robin Ticciati sein Amt als achter Chefdirigent des DSO an. Jetzt hat das Orchester sein Programm für die Saison 2017/18 präsentiert.

Geiger Thomas Brandis mit 81 gestorben

Der Geiger Thomas Brandis, langjähriger Konzertmeister der Berliner Philharmoniker, ist tot.


‘London Symphony’ ist ‘Orchestra in Residence’ der Luxemburger Philharmonie

Brexit hin, Brexit her, das ‘London Symphony Orchestra’, ab September 2017 unter der Leitung von Simon Rattle, ist in der Saison 2017/18 der Luxemburger Philharmonie ‘Orchestra in Residence’.


This £8.7m concert hall has a stage that moves

The Stoller Hall, situated within Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester’s Medieval Quarter, is a brand-new venue providing space for recitals, chamber and orchestral music, jazz, folk, pop and spoken word as well as recordings, conferences and rehearsals.

Le Figaro

Visite privée de l’Opéra-comique avant sa réouverture demain

Une salle somptueusement restaurée, pour renouer avec une tradition toute parisienne.

South China Morning Post 

Why Pang Ho-cheung, Love Off the Cuff filmmaker, is Hong Kong cinema’s true renaissance man

The 43-year-old writer, director, producer and actor is preparing to make his first English-language film and is juggling half a dozen or more projects he wants to direct – after which he thinks he may retire


  18 of today’s top female conductors:

20Karriere-News: Karl-Heinz Steffens (Norske Opera)


Robin Ticciati (l.) und Orchesterdirektor Alexander Steinbeis.Foto: Kai Bienert

(Written on April 26, 2017 )

BBC Music Magazine

Vienna Philharmonic receives the Birgit Nilsson Prize

Leading orchestra enjoys accolade for its Historic Archive


BBC Music is launched by an ‘impossible’ orchestra

27 artists club together with the BBC Concert Orchestra to perform ‘God Only Knows’

Classic FM

West Australia Opera cancels Carmen over fears it promotes smoking

The West Australia Opera’s planned production of Bizet’s Carmen has been cancelled over fears it would jeopardise a $400,000 partnership with a government health agency.

Classic FM charity single: Behind the Scenes at Air Studios

We have been behind the scenes at Air Studios this morning, capturing the stellar cast recording Classic FM’s charity single ‘Steadfast’. The song, composed by Howard Goodall, will be available to download from midnight tonight.

Limelight Magazine

NYC accords jazz musos same respect as classical counterparts

Jazz icons celebrate in City Hall council chamber at passage of historic resolution on rights.

Slipped Disc 

Gergiev’s new protégé is 13 years old

Meet Alexander Malofeyev, winner of the 2014 Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians.


Berliner Konzerthaus planmäßig renoviert

Nach der dreimonatigen Schließung des Konzerthauses am Berliner Gendarmenmarkt wird der Saal am morgigen 10. Oktober wiedereröffnet.

Die Welt

Gesucht? Ein Chefdirigent für Berliner Philharmoniker

Bei dem Anforderungsprofil für Mister X könnte man ins Zweifeln geraten, denn die Philharmoniker sind hungrig auf saftig sinfonische Tortenstücke aus der Hand des Chefdirigenten. Eine Stellenanzeige.

Der Tagesspiegel

Mailänder Scala

Riccardo Chailly verbeugt sich vor Claudio Abbado

neue musikzeitung

Söder drängt bei Sanierung von Nürnberger Oper zur Eile

In der Debatte um die dringend nötige Sanierung des Nürnberger Opernhauses und den geplanten neuen Konzertsaal hat Finanzminister Markus Söder (CSU) zur Eile gemahnt.

El País

El ‚darwinismo‘ del violín

Un estudio usa la teoría de la evolución para analizar cómo ha cambiado la forma del violín

The New York Times

Well Past the Rubble, Orchestra Rebuilds

Belgrade Philharmonic Is Touring To Help Fund a New Home

Le Monde

La Salle Pleyel figée par un bras de fer juridique

Si la case « menace » existait dans le jeu du Monopoly, on pourrait dire que la Salle Pleyel vient d’y tomber.


Classic FM ‏@ClassicFM: #MakeSomeNoise helps the music therapy work of Thomas’ Fund – here’s more about them & how you can get involved:

MusicSalesClassical @MSClassical: Heading to the @MTW_tweets premiere of The Trial by Philip Glass? @GlassNotesBlog View the score here #ScoresOnDemand

BBC Music Magazine @MusicMagazine: One-handed pianist Nicholas McCarthy on why there need to be more role models for disabled musicians:

Guardian Classical @GdnClassical: Australian Chamber Orchestra / Tognetti review – persuasive experiments with Jonny Greenwood 

muriel-smith-carmen-smoking-21st-december-1966-1412759333-article-1Photo: Classic FM



(Written on October 9, 2014 )

This November sees the launch of a 12 day UK tour for Ivor Bolton conducting the Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra. The tour begins on the 17th November, with the first performance at St David’s Hall in Cardiff.

The 91-strong orchestra builds on the inspirational artistic leadership of principal conductor Ivor Bolton (appointed in 2004), whose musical versatility and high artistic standard has earned him engagements with leading orchestras, opera companies and baroque ensembles worldwide. He is one of the most highly acclaimed and internationally active British conductors. Ivor regularly appears at opera houses around the world including Covent Garden, Madrid, Paris and New York.

Pianist Freddy Kempf will be the soloist throughout this tour. Freddy Kempf is one of today’s most successful pianists, performing to sell-out audiences all over the world. He has built a unique reputation both as an explosive and physical performer not afraid to take risks as well as a serious, sensitive and profoundly musical artist.


17 November – St David’s Hall, Cardiff

18 November – Corn Exchange, Cambridge

19 November – St George’s Hall, Bradford

20 November – The Sands Centre, Carlisle

21 November – Venur Cymru, Llandudno

22 November – City Hall, Hull

23 November – Town Hall, Middlesbrough

25 November – Cadogan Hall, London (sold out!)

26 November – Warwick Arts Centre, Warwick

27 November – City Hall, Sheffield

28 November – Cliffs Pavillion, Southend

For more information, visit Ivor Bolton’s website, facebook page and twitter.

(Written on November 1, 2010 )