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In today’s classical news, in order to raise money for young musicians facing challenging circumstances, National Orchestra for All is inviting members of the public to play as part of a professional orchestra. Winners of International Classical Music Awards 2017 have been announced and applications are now open for the 1st Bartok World International Violin Competition, taking place in Budapest, Hungary, later this year. Festival Ultraschall is underway in Berlin, which this year focuses on the voice, and The Elbphilharmonie’s first piano evening featured Mitsuko Uchida. Also, listen to the Konzerthausorchester Berlin’s recreation of the sounds of Berlin.

Classical Music Magazine

NOFA announces Musical Chairs event details

The National Orchestra for All is offering members of the public the chance to play as part of a professional orchestra and raise money for young musicians facing challenging circumstances.

The Violin Channel

Applications Open for Inaugural Bartok World International Violin Competition

Applications are now open for the inaugural 2017 Bartok World International Violin Competition, which is to be held at Budapest, Hungary from September 10th to 17th.

Pizzicato

ICMA Awards 2017: The Winners

The Jury of the International Classical Music Awards (ICMA) today announced the winners for 2017.

CMUSE

Berlin orchestra recreates the sounds of the city

Most classical music fans, when asked their opinion of the sound of Berlin, would likely assume you meant the acoustics in the Berlin Philharmonie or the sound of the city’s world famous Berlin Philharmonic. But, the Konzerthausorchester Berlin has different ideas.

The Strad

Man arrested for throwing mobile phone at orchestral musicians

The Madrid Community Orchestra was performing at National Auditorium of Music in Spain when the incident took place.

Music Teacher Magazine

University of Liverpool launches MA course with Royal Liverpool Philharmonic

The University of Liverpool and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic are launching a new postgraduate course in the business of classical music.

The New York Times

Obama Understood the Power of Art. And He Wanted You to Get It, Too.

Mr. Obama brought all kinds of art and culture into the White House, and he sought culture out.

Broadwayworld

Seoul Philharmonic to Perform Asian Premiere of Rediscovered Work by Stravinsky

The Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra (SPO) presented the program of its subscription concerts on January 20-21, featuring the recently rediscovered work by Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971).

Deutschlandradio Kultur

Die Stimme als Spiegel der Gesellschaft

Ganz im Zeichen der Stimme steht das diesjährige “Ultraschall”-Festival von Deutschlandradio Kultur und RBB-Kulturradio. 14 Veranstaltungen präsentieren das “persönlichste aller Instrumente”: vom Liederabend bis zur experimentellen Performance, sagt Rainer Pöllmann.

Musik heute

Erster Klavierabend in der Elbphilharmonie: Mitsuko Uchida umjubelt

Der erste Klavierabend in der Hamburger Elbphilharmonie ist am Mittwoch vom Publikum gefeiert worden. Mitsuko Uchida, britische Pianistin japanischer Herkunft, spielte im 2.100 Besucher fassenden Großen Saal Werke von Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Robert Schumann und dem zeitgenössischen deutschen Komponisten und Klarinettisten Jörg Widmann.

klassik.com

Goldmünzenschatz in altem Klavier entdeckt

In einem rund 110 Jahre alten Klavier ist im englischen Shrophire ein versteckter Goldmünzenschatz entdeckt worden. Die Entdeckung wurde beim Versuch gemacht, das Instrument zu stimmen.

Twitter

Ultraschall Berlin @UltraschallB Bis heute Abend:Karten gewinnen für Abschlusskonzert am So mit #MarisolMontalvo, @DSOBerlin & #DennisRussellDavies! https://ultraschallberlin.de/kartenverlosung/ …

Music History @today_classical in 1955 Birth of English Simon

Classical Music @ClassicalMusic8 Hitting the right note: the orchestra helping stroke survivors recover – video – The Guardian https://t.co/9vXxhWAw3P

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Photo: International Classical Music Awards

(Written on January 19, 2017 )

Classical News

In today’s classical news, Olding is stepping down as concertmaster of Sydney Symphony Orchestra and Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra is appointing new Director of Orchestra and Hall Operations. Also, The Gramophone Classical Music Awards 2016 is to be streamed live on medici.tv.

The Strad

Violinist Dene Olding to step down as Sydney Symphony concertmaster after three decades

The musician becomes SSO concertmaster emeritus after his final performance with the orchestra on 29 October 2016

Broadwayworld

Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra To Appoint New Director Of Orchestra And Hall Operations

Alison Bolton has joined the staff of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra as Director of Orchestra and Hall Operations.

On Tap

A Feast for the Ears: Gourmet Symphony Serves Up Classical Music in a Whole New Way

Gourmet Symphony takes the classical music performance out of the concert hall and brings it tableside, where patrons can consume orchestral music chosen specifically to complement uniquely themed culinary and beverage pairings unlike either a traditional music or dining experience.
All Media Scotland

The Gramophone Classical Music Awards 2016 to be streamed live by medici.tv

GRAMOPHONE and the BPI, the UK record labels association, are delighted to announce that the Gramophone Classical Music Awards 2016, presented in association with EFG International and the BPI, will be streamed live by medici.tv and will also be available to watch on classicfm.com and at gramophone.co.uk.

CTV News

New Montana classical music centre aims big by going small

Inaugurated this summer, the 4,700-hectare (11,500-acre) estate called Tippet Rise is the brainchild of a wealthy couple of free-spirits who are fulfilling a lifelong goal of creating their own classical music venue.

The Kathmandu Post

Classical music fest to kick off in the Capital

The second edition of the Gharana Music Festival is slated to commence in the Capital beginning today. The five-day fest will feature expanded concerts, workshops and masterclasses, and will take place at two venues in the Capital-Hotel Yak & Yeti in Durbarmarg and Tangalwood in Tangal. The classic music fest will serve as a platform will feature a variety of both eastern and western classical music.

Greenville Online

Classical group Decoda performs free concert at Furman

A celebrated classical music group has been working closely with Furman University student musicians this week. Now that ensemble, Decoda, will offer a free concert for the public on Thursday, 8 p.m. in Furman’s Daniel Recital Hall.

BR Klassik

Auszeichnung fürs Lebenswerk

Geiger Gidon Kremer und Filmregisseur Martin Scorsese erhalten den diesjährigen Praemium Imperiale, einen der wichtigesten Kunstpreise der Welt – als Anerkennung für ihr Lebenswerk.

klassik.com

Hamburger Weltwirtschaftsinstitut: Stuttgart ist Kulturstadt Nr. 1

Stuttgart behauptet einer Studie des Hamburger Weltwirtschaftsinstitutes und der Berenberg Bank zufolge den kulturellen Spitzenplatz unter Deutschlands Städten. Dahinter folgen München, Dresden, Berlin und Bonn.

RBB Kulturradio

Probenzentrum der Berliner Staatsoper nimmt Betrieb auf

In einem Jahr soll die Berliner Staatsoper an ihren angestammten Ort Unter den Linden zurückkehren. Gestern hat im neuen Probenzentrum des Opernhauses ein Testlauf begonnen.

Twitter

Music History @today_classical #Today in 1737 Birth of Austrian #composer Johann Michael #HAYDN #MusicHistory #classicalmusic

Music History @today_classical #Today in 1722 Birth of #composer Joseph Paul #Ziegler #MusicHistory #classicalmusic

Blackburn Music Soc @BlackburnChoir Rehearsals are well underway for our new season! Come join us for our first concert on 19th Nov! #choral #classical

Golgner String Quartet Action Solo Sydney February 2010

Photograph: Goldner String Quartet/Keith Saunders

(Written on September 14, 2016 )

Classic FM

Karl Jenkins to judge Arts Club’s £4,000 classical music award

Calling all young musicians: entries for the Classical Music Award, launched by the Arts Club in 2013 to celebrate the best performer aged between 18-30 in the UK, close on Friday 17 October.

British Airways pairs in-flight meals with classical music

British Airways have revealed a new strategy to make in-flight food taste better – pairing specific music with their meals.

The Strad

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra receives $400,000 from Andrew W Mellon Foundation

The ensemble will use the grant to launch ‘Next Generation Orpheus’

London stringed instrument dealer J & A Beare launches its first exclusively online auction

The initial sale features 37 instruments, including a Stradivarius violin and two Guadagninis

Classical Source

Wall of Water: world premiere of Violin Concerto by Deborah Pritchard in response to paintings by Maggi Hambling (October 18 at LSO St Luke’s) 

Gramophone

Emma Thompson and Bryn Terfel tear up the rulebook for Sweeney Todd

Video: a concert performance like you’ve never seen before

Slipped Disc

The string quartet that speaks

Stanford University’s St. Lawrence String Quartet are playing a Haydn Discovery series in which violinist Geoff Nuttall involves the audience in what’s really going on inside those staves.

Limelight Magazine

Politicians speak out on WA Opera “censorship”

The PM and other high ranking officials criticise “crazy” decision to cut Carmen

11Alive News

ASO musicians send memo of concern to board of directors

More than a month after the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra musicians were locked out following failed contract talks, there is still no progress to report.

Die Welt

Regisseur veralbert Putin mit schwulem Zarensohn

Die Staatsoperette Dresden gönnt sich einen Seitenhieb auf die wachsende Homophobie in Russland – mit einer pikanten Inszenierung von Lehárs “Zarewitsch”.

Heute hätte er längst seinen Oscar

Wagner klaute von ihm, Wagner hasste ihn, Wagner wäre ohne ihn kaum denkbar.

crescendo

Hummeln auf dem Opernplatz

Wer sich den Cellisten Johannes Moser, einen passionierten Kammermusiker, zum „Museums-Solisten“ wählt und ihm die Möglichkeit gibt, sein Residence-Programm selbst mitzugestalten, der muss sich auf die eine oder andere Überraschung einstellen.

Deutschlandradio Kultur

Wir haben eine gute Zeit!

Wie kommt ein Chor zu diesem Namen? Ganz einfach: Er wurde am Psychologischen Institut der Uni Jena gegründet.

Codex Flores

Australiens Politik übt sich in Schadensbegrenzung

Nachdem sich die Western Australia Opera mit ihrem Bann von Bizets Carmen aus Gründen der politischen Korrektheit zum Gespött der Welt gemacht hat, macht nun die Politik auf Schadensbegrenzung.

classicalite

Fused Muse Ensemble Draws Attention to Environmental Issues Through Music, Dance and Video at Constellation in Chicago

Is it possible for artists to influence people’s attitudes toward global concerns through their art?

The Spectator

The drunk conductor who ruined Rachmaninov’s career

The disastrous first performance of Rachmaninov’s First Symphony has cast a shadow over the work ever since

Twitter

Classic FM: @ClassicFM Peugeot have made a piano. Love or hate? (more pics here: http://classfm.co/1fKf2O )

Classical Music: ‏@ClassicalMusic8 Winchester Orchestra of San Jose debuts new season, new leader – San Jose Mercury News http://dlvr.it/7D8lPW

Guardian Classical: @GdnClassical BBC Radio 3 doesn’t score highly with Ed Vaizey | Media Monkey http://gu.com/p/42fje 

Telegraph Classical: @TeleClassical Why the injustice against Joseph Haydn? http://tgr.ph/1u807FH 

The Classical Source: @ClassicalSource Preview: The Marriage of Figaro – Metropolitan Opera Live in HD on Sat 18

Orpheus‘Orpheus Chamber Orchestra’ Photo: via The Strad

(Written on October 16, 2014 )

The Times

Joseph Calleja is tipped as the heir to Luciano Pavarotti

Plácido Domingo once called Joseph Calleja “the baby tenor” but as Calleja has grown on to the world’s greatest opera stages, another moniker has attached itself: the new Pavarotti?

Classic FM Online

Gramophone Awards 2013 winners announced today

We’ll have information on all 11 recordings crowned category winners at this year’s Gramophone Classical Music Awards as they are announced this morning

From the Back Desk – Gareth Davies, London Symphony Orchestra

The LSO’s principal flautist and host of The Show Must Go On on Classic FM, Gareth Davies, lets us in on some orchestral secrets – and tells us why he’ll always check his trousers before going on stage

Kobe Bryant plays Beethoven in new TV ad

Basketball player Kobe Bryant has appeared in a new TV commercial playing Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata on the piano

Gramophone

BBC Two and Four to present new 18th-century arts season

The series will include programming on Handel’s Messiah and the rise of British anthems

The Telegraph

No one is pulling Nicola Benedetti’s strings

Forthright violin virtuosa Nicola Benedetti, 26, on fame, beauty and the power of a fierce work ethic

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Erhabenes Ende einer Pilgerreise

Bevor sie ab nächstem Jahr die künstlerische Leitung des Beethovenfests in Bonn übernimmt, verbindet Nike Wagner im letzten Weimarer Kunstfest unter ihrer Federführung Schreckensmusikgedenken und Richard-Idyll

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The Telegraph

(Written on August 27, 2013 )