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In today’s news: Music helps children through tough times, Jessica Dandy wins Bach Singers Prize, Refugee ensemble gets standing ovations and 5 music start-up to watch. Also German city Bonn honours Beethoven and  Christoph Eschenbach is the new chief conductor of Konzerthausorchester Berlin.

Financial Times

Arts therapy: listening helps children tune into their potential

From Kabul to Hackney, music lessons help the young through tough times.

UNHCR

Refugee orchestra wins standing ovation

An eight-strong ensemble of performers from five countries performed at the Besançon Music Festival in France.

Music Teacher

Today’s children more musical than parents, research shows

Today’s secondary school children are more likely to be able to play a musical instrument than their parents or grandparents, according to a study by Town Hall Symphony Hall (THSH), Birmingham.

Early Music Today

Jessica Dandy wins LBS Bach Singers Prize

Contralto Jessica Dandy has won the sixth London Bach Society (LBS) Bach Singers Prize.

Opera Now

Richard Gaddes receives honorary fellowship from Trinity Laban

Trinity Laban has presented an honorary fellowship to alumnus Richard Gaddes, in recognition of his 50-year career in opera in the USA.

IQ

Unlocking blockchain: 5 music start-ups to watch

Tickets Cloud founder Katerina Kirillova highlights some of the companies hoping to revolutionize the music business using blockchain technology.

The New York Times

Lincoln Center to End Its Namesake Summer Festival

When Jane Moss arrived at Lincoln Center 25 years ago to shake up it’s programming, many people thought that the days of its well-loved but staid Mostly Mozart festival were numbered.

The Washington Post

The concert was about unity; the message was all Russian

It was an unusual event from the outset: a privately funded reception and concert of music by Russian and American composers, all based on an ambiguous premise.

Pizzicato

France plans merger of Orchestre de Paris and Philharmonie

The French Ministry of culture plans the merger of the Orchestra de Paris and the Cité de la musique – Philharmonie de Paris, France Musique has revealed.

San Francisco Classical Voice

Hewlett Foundation Announces First Winners of 50 Arts Commissions Initiative

The Hewlett Foundation dropped a money bomb on the Bay Area arts scene today, announcing the first 10 recipients of the Hewlett 50 Arts Commissions initiative.

Chicago Tribune

Opera ‘As One’ sings a timely tale of being transgender in America

At a time when transgender issues are turning up more often in the national conversation, a recent opera about the journey to self-acceptance of a young trans protagonist is all the more topical than it must have seemed at its premiere three years ago.

Tagesspiegel

Das alles und noch viel mehr

Vom Wunderkind zum Bühnenstar: Der Pianist und Dirigent Daniel Barenboim hat musikalisch wie kulturpolitisch eine glückliche Hand. Heute wird er 75 Jahre alt.

Klassik.com

Musikpreis des Kantons Bern für Meret Lüthi und Ernesto Molinari

Die Violinistin und Gründerin des Alte-Musik-Ensembles “Les Passions de l’âme” Meret Lüthi sowie der Klarinettist Ernesto Molinari sind mit dem diesjährigen Musikpreis des Kantons Bern ausgezeichnet worden.

Deutschlandfunk Kultur

Bonn entdeckt Beethoven doch noch für sich

Lange hat sich Bonn wenig um den berühmtesten Sohn der Stadt gekümmert. Mit den Feiern zum 250. Geburtstag des Komponisten soll sich das ändern: Ludwig van Beethoven soll zum Aushängeschild der Stadt werden.

Codex Flores

Eschenbach wird Chefdirigent des Konzerthausorchesters Berlin

Christoph Eschenbach, der in den 1980er-Jahren auch das Zürcher Tonhalle-Orchester geleitet hat, wird ab der Saison 2019/20 für vorerst drei Jahre Nachfolger von Iván Fischer an der Spitze des Konzerthausorchesters Berlin.

France musique

Réforme du ministère de la Culture : des propositions chocs pour la musique

Intégration de l’Orchestre de Paris au sein de la Philharmonie, fin des régimes spéciaux à l’Opéra national de Paris… France Musique révèle les mesures du document du ministère de la Culture qui concernent le monde musical.

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The 2017 Global Collections Report is now available. Creators’ global royalty collections hit record €9.2 billion. Digital income growth accelerates to 51% as CISAC member author societies drive efficiencies worldwide.

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(Written on November 15, 2017 )

In today’s news: the funding for the next European youth choir festival in Basel is secured, Academy of Ancient Music announces partnership with Chiltern Arts. In Munich, faculty members of music colleges are protesting low wages. The Columbus Symphony Orchestra is extending its contract with Rossen Milanov. A feature on composing and political stance and sexual misconduct at Berklee Music College. Spotify starts selling Makeup.

Classical Music

Academy of Ancient Music and Chiltern Arts announce partnership

The Academy of Ancient Music is to become orchestra in residence at Chiltern Arts Festival.

Choir and Organ

Leicester MusicFest organ competition

The second Leicester MusicFest will include a pipe organ competition.

Opera Now

Glyndebourne Tour to visit Liverpool in 2019

The Glyndebourne Tour is to visit Liverpool’s Empire Theatre – the biggest two-tier theatre in the country – for the first time in 2019.

Classic FM

Flight of the Bumblebee for a marimba and 4 mallets is crazier than you’re expecting

Rimsky-Korsakov’s notoriously fiendish piece sounds absolutely mad in this one-man arrangement for marimba and four mallets.

Forbes

Spotify Is Selling Makeup Now, And That Could Change Things For The Music Industry

Spotify isn’t known primarily as a retailer, even though music fans can purchase items from the streaming site, but as of today, it has taken another step towards becoming more of a shopping destination of sorts.

Pizzicato

Columbus Symphony extends contract of Rossen Milanov

Rossen Milanov’s contract as Music Director of the Columbus Symphony has been extended through the 2024-25 season, the orchestra announced.

New York Times

Three Composers on the Necessity and Pitfalls of Political Music

When classical music composers get political, they often do it at the risk of preaching to the proverbial choir.

WCVB5

Berklee says 11 faculty members were fired over 13 years for sexual assault, harassment

A prestigious music school in Boston will hold a campus forum following a newspaper investigation that found the college allowed three professors to quietly leave the school after students complained the men had sexually harassed or assaulted them.

Codex flores

Finanzierung des 11. Europäischen Jugendchor Festivals Basel gesichert

Die Finanzierung des 11. Europäischen Jugendchor Festival Basel (EJCF) – es findet über die Auf­fahrtstage vom 9. Mai – 13. Mai 2018 in Basel und der Region statt – ist gesichert.

Klassik.com

Lehrbeauftragte an bayerischen Musikhochschulen demonstrieren

Lehrbeauftragte bayerischer Musikhochschulen haben mit einer Demonstration gegen Pläne der bayerischen Landesregierung protestiert. 

Neue Musikzeitung

Braunschweiger Sing-Projekt mit Kulturpreis ausgezeichnet

Das Braunschweiger Schulprojekt «Klasse! Wir singen» ist mit dem Initiativpreis Deutsche Sprache ausgezeichnet worden. 

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(Written on November 14, 2017 )

In today’s news: Alfonso Scarano becomes Chief Conductor of the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra, Singapore International Violin Competition announces 2018 participants and Milan’s Teatro alla Scala plans big extension. 60th anniversary of Ingo Metzmacher and impact of music lessons on the aging process. 

Classical Source

Alfonso Scarano named Chief Conductor of the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra

Alfonso Scarano has been named Chief Conductor of the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra for the 2017-18 season after having served as Guest Conductor for six seasons between 2011-12 and 2016-17.

Classic FM

Steven Isserlis: This cello was played in the trenches of the First World War

This cello was once played in the trenches of Ypres, one of the most deadly frontlines of the First World War. One hundred years later, Steven Isserlis is letting it sing again.

The Strad

Singapore International Violin Competition announces 2018 participants

Event returns for second edition with $100,000 total prize fund, of which half goes to the winner.

Music Teacher

LPO launches Creative Classrooms Connect

The London Philharmonic Orchestra has launched Creative Classrooms Connect, a collection of resources for Key Stage 2 teachers created in collaboration with primary teachers and other experts in music education.

RNCM launches Pathfinder programme

The Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) has launched a new three-year programme to help aspiring young musicians within Greater Manchester progress their musical talent.

The New York Times

At the Met Opera, a Note So High, It’s Never Been Sung Before

It lasts just a split second, almost imperceptible in a two-hour score. It’s over too quickly to summon the dogs of the Upper West Side or to break any nearby windows.

Irish Times

Can RTÉ effectively axe an orchestra?

Cuts in RTÉ’s pool of musician employees is fuelling speculation about a merger of RTÉ’s two orchestras.

Pizzicato

Milan: Scala plans big extension

Milan’s Teatro alla Scala is building new spaces behind the old theatre, in Via Verdi, where a building which had been acquired years ago, has already been demolished to allow the new construction designed by architect Mario Botta. 

Tagesspiegel

Hommage an Claudio Abbado

Die Orchester-Akademie der Berliner Philharmoniker verleiht den Claudio-Abbado-Kompositionspreis an den Slowenen Vito Zuraj.

Concerti

Würdigung zum 60. Geburtstag

Heute Abend beschäftigt sich Margarete Zander um 21:26 Uhr auf NDR Kultur mit der Karriere des Dirigenten Ingo Metzmacher.

Codex Flores

Besser älter werden mit Musikunterricht

Das Institut für Musikphysiologie und Musikermedizin der Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover will gemeinsam mit einem Genfer Forschungskonsortium und der Medizinischen Hochschule Hannover erforschen, in welcher Weise Musikmachen im höheren Alter die Denkfertigkeiten und die Lebensqualität älterer Menschen steigern kann.

Il Messagero

Chopin, mistero risolto: uno studio rivela la causa della morte del compositore polacco

I suoi notturni sono tra le composizioni musicali più famose e citate di tutti i tempi. E finora il buio, e il mistero, continuavano ad avvolgere le circostanze della sua morte.

France Musique

Les artistes de Broadway se plaignent de la grossièreté de certains spectateurs

Entre les téléphones portables qui sonnent et les papiers d’emballage qui crépitent, les artistes de Broadway (New York) dénoncent le comportement parfois peu respectueux du public.

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(Written on November 8, 2017 )

In today’s classical news: Matthew Warchus talks about The Old Vic, 40 years anniversary of “Living Museum of Music”, violinist Maria Milstein wins Dutch Music Price. Also conductor Joana Mallwitz takes her second position at Staatstheater Nürnberg, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra announces North American tour benefit galas. 

The Times

How to keep a theatre hit factory running — 200 years of the Old Vic and counting

Theatre boss Matthew Warchus talks about the 2018 bicentenary, industry bullying and making a film of Matilda the Musical.

Independent.

40 Years of Finchcocks “Living Museum of Music”

The first anniversary approaches of saying goodbye to Finchcocks, the famous musical museum of historic keyboard instruments which closed and was sold in November 2016.

Classic FM

‘I’m optimistic about Brexit’ – Julian Lloyd Webber

As the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire welcomes an impressive new building and royal status, we speak to its principal, Julian Lloyd Webber, about the impact of Brexit on its student intake.

The Strad

London Symphony Orchestra concertmaster Gordan Nikolitch steps down after 19 years

Serbian violinist has accepted teaching post in Germany and maintains artistic directorship of Netherlands Chamber Orchestra.

Violinist Maria Milstein wins Dutch Music Prize

The Dutch Music Prize (Nederlandse Muziekprijs) will be awarded to violinist Maria Milstein, who will officially accept it at concert on 27 January 2018 at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, where she will play the Bruch concerto.

The New York Times

Hear the Surreal Instruments of the Met’s New Opera

To transform Luis Buñuel’s surreal, darkly satirical 1962 film “The Exterminating Angel” into an opera, the composer Thomas Adès added a few very unusual instruments to the traditional orchestra.

Broadway World

Israel Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2017 North American Tour Benefit Galas Announced

The full schedule of special Benefit Galas for the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2017 North American Tour was officially announced today by the American Friends of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra with the tour’s kickoff concert, at Carnegie Hall in New York on Oct. 25, featuring the first gala.

San Franscisco Classical Voice

Gunn Theater’s New Name Helps a Shady Past Recede

The coincidence was arresting. The first San Francisco Symphony chamber-music performance in the Legion of Honor’s newly renamed theater at the Sunday matinee was Shostakovich’s Trio No. 2 in E Minor.

Der Tagesspiegel

Alle für einen, einer für alles

Heute vor 25 Jahren dirigierte Daniel Barenboim seine erste Premiere an der Berliner Staatsoper. Ein Buch von Misha Aster erzählt, wie die Liaison der Staatskapelle mit dem Maestro zustande kam.

Pizzicato

Dirigentin Joana Mallwitz ist zweifache Generalmusikdirektorin

Die deutsche Dirigentin Joana Mallwitz (*1986) wird mit der Spielzeit 2018/19 das Amt der Generalmusikdirektorin am Staatstheater Nürnberg übernehmen.

Codex Flores

Zehetmair musikalischer Leiter des Stuttgarter Kammerorchesters

Thomas Zehetmair, der musikalische Leiter des Musikkollegiums Winterthur, übernimmt ab der Saison 2019/2020 die musikalische Leitung des Stuttgarter Kammerorchesters.

Musik Heute

Joana Mallwitz wird Generalmusikdirektorin in Nürnberg

Mit Joana Mallwitz wird erstmals eine Frau Generalmusikdirektor am Staatstheater Nürnberg.

France Musique

Lea Desandre grande gagnante du Prix Jeune Soliste des MFP 2018

La mezzo-soprano Lea Desandre a remporté, mardi 24 octobre, le Prix Jeune Soliste des Médias Francophones Publics (MFP).

Platea Magazine

Incidente racista en el Metropolitan de Nueva York

Según reportan medios locales, una soga -con la forma de las empleadas para un ahorcamiento y colgando de una tubería- fue hallada en el vestuario masculino del Metropolitan de Nueva York.

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(Written on October 25, 2017 )

In today’s Classical News: UK Music proposes law to protect music venues, Alistair Rutherford breaks another world record. Matthias Bamert is to be the head conductor of the Sapporo Symphony Orchestra and Semyon Bychkov is to be the new head conductor of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra. Also a brief history of Eastern German Label Amiga.

Classical Music Magazine

UK Music proposes law to protect music venues

UK Music has revealed plans to protect music venues threatened with closure.

Choir and Organ

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire announces new head of organ

Daniel Moult is to succeed Henry Fairs as head of organ at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.

The Telegraph

Opera singer and film writer ex-boyfriend in High Court battle over who wrote the script to a Hollywood blockbuster

An opera singer is locked in a High Court battle with her film writer former boyfriend over who wrote the script to a Hollywood blockbuster.

Playbill

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Musicians Get 21 Percent Pay Raise

The musicians of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra have been awarded a 21% pay raise following a three-year pay freeze.

Limelight

Alistair Rutherford, The Running Viola, strikes again

British violist smashes Guinness World Record for running the marathon dressed as a musical instrument.

NPR

Opera Director Yuval Sharon Awarded MacArthur ‘Genius’ Grant

American opera and theater director Yuval Sharon has earned one of the most prestigious – and lucrative — honors in the arts world.

The Washington Post

Bychkov becomes new chief director of Czech Philharmonic

The Czech Philharmonic says Semyon Bychkov has been appointed as its new chief conductor and music director.The orchestra said Monday that Bychkov assumes his full duties at the beginning of the 2018-’19 season.

Codex flores

Bamert Chefdirigent des japanischen Sapporo Symphony Orchestra

Der Schweizer Dirigent Matthias Bamert wird ab April 2018 für vorerst drei Jahre Chefdirigent des japanischen Sapporo Symphony Orchestra.

Musik heute

Bychkov neuer Chefdirigent der Tschechischen Philharmonie

Semyon Bychkov (64) ist neuer Chefdirigent der Tschechischen Philharmonie. Der US-Amerikaner russischer Herkunft unterschrieb am Montag einen Fünfjahresvertrag, der mit der Saison 2018/2019 beginnt, wie das Kulturministerium in Prag mitteilte

Deutschlandfunk Kultur

70 Jahre Plattenlabel Amiga. Geschichte von Einflussnahme, Anpassung und Zensur

Vor 70 Jahren presste und vertrieb das Label Amiga die ersten Schallplatten im Nachkriegs-Deutschland. Zum Jubiläum erzählt eine Ausstellung die Geschichte der Plattenfirma.

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(Written on October 17, 2017 )

In today’s news: Barbara Hannigan speaks to Ben Lawrence, Nick Hornby’s “Fever Pitch” has become an opera, and Brexit might threaten UK’s music industry. 2.200 visitors at choir conference “chor.com”, Johannes Krahl wins organ competition in Freiberg, and Bamberg Symphony to open its new season.

Evening Standard

Classical concert raises £30,000 for the victims of the Grenfell Tower disaster

75 former residents of the tower block in Kensington were among the 850-strong audience at Cadogan hall for the three-hour performance.

Daily Mail

Scientist turns the sound of irregular heartbeats into classical music

It is hoped that the experimental project may help doctors better diagnose the condition of heart arrhythmia.

The Telegraph

Canadian soprano Barbara Hannigan serves the music, not the audience

Ben Lawrence speaks to the 46-year old opera veteran about her ability to draw an audience into the fragile emotional state of the characters she plays on stage.

Independent

Nick Hornby’s ‘Fever Pitch’ has become an opera

Stage version of the football autobiography features 16 original songs, using popular football chants as hooks and riffs.

Huffington Post

Brexit is a huge potential threat to the UK’s booming music industry

British music exports are higher than ever at £365million in 2016, but uncertainty over Brexit threatens its future.

Pizzicato

Ben Glassberg Wins Besançon Conducting Competition

The 55th international competition for young conductors in Besançon ended yesterday evening with the victory of the British conductor Ben Glassberg, 23.

Limelight

Bel Canto and Elizabeth Connell Prize winners announced

The Joan Sutherland & Richard Bonynge Foundation awards prizes to mezzo Bronwyn Douglass and soprano Katie Lowe.

NMZ

chor.com: 2.200 Kongressteilnehmer leiten Trendwende in der Musikszene ein

Über 200 Veranstaltungen bot der Branchentreff chor.com in Dortmund, der an diesem Sonntag zu Ende ging.

Klassik.com

Johannes Krahl gewinnt Silbermann-Orgelwettbewerb in Freiberg

Der 18-jährige Organist Johannes Krahl hat beim Gottfried-Silbermann-Orgelwettbewerb, der in diesem Jahr zum 13. Mal ausgetragen wurde, den ersten Platz belegt.

Klassik Heute

Saisoneröffnung mit Chefdirigent Jakub Hrůša in Bamberg

Chefdirigent Jakub Hrůša sagt über den Komponisten Josef Suk es sei einer, auf den wir aufmerksam machen wollen.

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(Written on September 18, 2017 )

Everyone listens to music. We can surely all agree that music is a big part of our lives, whether that be listening to the radio or a Spotify playlist on the way to work, letting our hair down in a nightclub on a Friday night, or watching a visiting orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall, music is something that everyone can relate to. So why are researchers warning of the extinction of music in secondary schools in England?

The government introduced the English Baccalaureate (EBacc) in 2010, with a goal to increase the take-up of ‘core’ academic subjects like mathematics and science. This move, however, has left the arts lagging behind. The Ebacc does leave space for students to take arts subjects and there is no solid evidence that the new syllabus has affected GCSE arts subject entries. However, in the New Schools Network report on the EBacc and the arts, it has been found that ‘schools have misunderstood the intention behind the EBacc, using its introduction to reduce funding for the teaching of the arts.’ This has therefore led to a decline in the number of qualified arts teachers, correlating with declining figures on music teacher PGCE courses.

The music industry contributes £3.5 billion to the economy, and it is well known that arts education improves job prospects by making young people more creative, tolerant and broad-minded. It is therefore strange that it is not taken as seriously as one of the ‘core subjects’ that the government view as most important to a child’s education. Catherine McKinnell stated in debates on arts subject inclusion and petition in February 2016: ‘I feel that the Government’s policy and approach at the moment fundamentally risks undermining the benefits that can come from that experience… at the most fundamental level, we need these skills for our economy. If we put off children and young people who can flourish in those areas even though they may struggle in some other ones, the evidence shows that that would be a worrying trend.’

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Not only does music enrich the economy, but it is also good for you. A study from the University of London’s Institute of Education ‘found that exposing children to classical music can aid in developing better concentration levels, self-discipline and social skills.’ Music is both valuable for the economy and for the individual and in Finland, teaching music and learning to play an instrument is the norm. It is, as stated by Stephen Moss in his article, Why not put music at the heart of education?, ‘the foundation of  children’s schooling (in Finland); it should be the model for us to follow.’

So what are we waiting for?

(Written on August 17, 2017 )

Classical News

In our news today, Pierre Audi has been named the next director of the Aix-en-Provence Festival in southern France, Kip Winger, known for his late 1980s rock anthems, announces a new classical album, and tenor Nicky Spence talks about his musical love on and off the stage. Also, new free Apps for band success are presented by Digital Music News, and the classical music industry reacts to Brexit.

Classicalite

Crested Butte Music Festival Dazzles in Colorado for 20th Season This Summer

This summer marks the 20th season of Colorado’s Crested Butte Musical Festival, a genre-spanning arts celebration featuring a diverse crop of performers in music, dance and opera.

The Guardian

Facing the music: tenor Nicky Spence

From Adès, Janáček, Berg and Big Tom to bottomless teddies and human fridges – the Scottish tenor talks about his musical loves on and off the stage.

Classical Music Magazine

Opera stars take to their bikes forSongCycle

Tenor Nicky Spence has enlisted some of the UK’s brightest singing stars for SongCycle, a 500-mile cycle marathon from Glasgow to London that aims to raise £25,000 in aid of Help Musicians UK (HMUK).

Classic FM

‘I see no specific grounds for optimism’: the classical music industry reacts to Brexit

After yesterday’s referendum, it’s been confirmed that Britain will leave the European Union. But what will be the consequences for the arts? Here are the reactions of musicians and music bosses.

The Times

Brexit, Bowie, music and mud

Companionship and reflection were more important at Glastonbury this year as revellers and musicians paid tribute to Bowie, Prince and Jo Cox.

Farewell to David, a goliath of American opera

Our critic reviews a star-studded gala celebrating the life’s work of David Gockley, who is retiring as general director of the San Francisco Opera

BBC News

Search for founder of Nottingham Symphony Orchestra’s wedding march

The granddaughter of a composer, who founded the Nottingham Symphony Orchestra, is searching for a wedding march he wrote in 1955.

The New York Times

Another Title for Pierre Audi: Director of Aix-en-Provence Festival

Some interesting opera may be ahead for New York. Pierre Audi, who recently became the artistic director of the Park Avenue Armory, has been named the next director of the Aix-en-Provence Festival in southern France, the festival announced on Friday.

npr music

Kip Winger Explores His Classical Side

The band Winger is perhaps best remembered for its late 1980s rock anthems, like “Seventeen.” Kip Winger, the group’s lead singer and bassist, held onto his rock roots, but lately he’s revealed another side: The genre of his new album is classical.

The Telegraph

An opera at seven, a concerto at nine: meet Britain’s reluctant heir to Mozart

Alma Deutscher wrote her first opera at seven, and a violin concerto at nine. Elizabeth Grice meets a musical prodigy

Daily Mail

Your next adventure: Spend a delightful night at the opera in Milan, Verona and Stockholm

You don’t have to be an opera buff to enjoy a night of music that makes your spirits soar. These breaks include tickets to dazzling performances at extraordinary places.

klassik.com

Protestmarsch gegen Mittelkürzungen am Theater Hagen

Dem Aufruf von Kulturschaffenden und Gewerkschaften, in Hagen zu einem sogenannten Theater-Marsch als Protestaktion gegen die geplanten Kürzungen im Kulturetat der Stadt Hagen zusammenzukommen, sind lokalen Medienberichten zufolge 700 Demonstranten gefolgt.

Klassik heute

Internationales Telemannstädte-Netzwerk gegründet

Die Staatsministerin für Kultur und Medien der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Monika Grütters, übernimmt über das zur Vorbereitung des Telemannjahres 2017 gegründete Telemannststädte-Netzwerk die Schirmherrschaft.

BR KLASSIK

Trauer um früheren Direktor des Münchner Rundfunkorchesters

Wie BR-KLASSIK aus Kreisen der Familie erfuhr, ist der tschechisch-deutsche Dirigent und langjährige Direktor des Münchner Rundfunkorchesters Jaroslav Opela am Samstag im Alter von 81 Jahren nach kurzer schwerer Krankheit verstorben.

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A little Mozart: Alma Deutscher wrote her first opera at seven, and a violin concerto at nine. Photo credit: Anna Huix

A little Mozart: Alma Deutscher wrote her first opera at seven, and a violin concerto at nine. Photo credit: Anna Huix

(Written on June 27, 2016 )

Classical News

The Guardian

How can you make an opera about 9/11?

Opera has always thrived on grandiose spectacle, but are the events at the World Trade Center a tragedy too far? The team behind ENO’s new work Between Worlds talk about dramatising a day on which more than 2,700 people lost their lives

English National Opera hopes foyer cafe will help finances match artistic success

Plans to open London Coliseum’s lobby as a cafe-bar are latest effort by ENO to make up for cut in Arts Council funding

Chopin movement music to ears of Polish tourism officials

A concerted effort is under way to cash in on the composer, as the country seeks to build on the 3 million visitors who come to Warsaw each year

The Telegraph

Why are artists so difficult to work with?

A new film about Argentinian-born pianist Martha Argerich reminds us that men do not have a monopoly on egoism, says Ivan Hewett

Classical Music Magazine

Croydon Council draws up proposals for Fairfield Hall refurbishment

The long-standing issue of when and how to redevelop Croydon’s Fairfield Halls site has come centre-stage with the news that leading international consultancy Mott MacDonald and architects Rick Mather have been appointed by the local council to draw up proposals.

Klassik.com

Sinfonieorchester Biel-Solothurn protestiert gegen Sparmaßnahmen

Die Musiker des Sinfonieorchesters Biel-Solothurn protestieren gegen die Sparmaßnahmen der Stadt, die den Umbau des Klangkörpers von einem Berufs- zu einem Projektorchester vorsehen.

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Johann Strauss Festival in Dresden mit «Cagliostro»-Premiere

Die fünfte Ausgabe des Musikfests beginne am 2. Mai mit der Premiere der Operette «Cagliostro in Wien», teilte die Bühne am Dienstag mit.

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Untersuchungsausschuss Staatsoper Berlin ab 8. Mai

Der Untersuchungsausschuss zur Kostenexplosion bei der Sanierung der Berliner Staatsoper nimmt voraussichtlich am 8. Mai seine Arbeit auf.

BroadwayWorld.com

New Yorker Classical Music Critic Andrew Porter Dies at 86

Music critic Andrew Porter died either Thursday night or early Friday in London. He was 86. He died from complications of pneumonia, and it was confirmed by Sheila Porter, his sister and only immediate survivor.

Le Parisien

Piratage de TV5Monde : le gouvernement dénonce un «acte terroriste»

Sur place, la ministre de la Culture et de la communication a annoncé qu’elle allait réunir «l’ensemble des médias audiovisuels, et peut-être la presse écrite», d’ici vendredi, pour éviter ce type d’attaques.

Le Monde.fr

Violente controverse autour de l’avenir des théâtres berlinois

Si la nouvelle est confirmée, c’est une révolution. Chris Dercon, le directeur de la Tate Modern de Londres, pourrait succéder à Frank Castorf à la Volksbühne de Berlin.

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NS Culture ‏@NS_Culture : So, everyone agrees that culture is good, then? What we learned from the #CultureDebate: http://www.newstatesman.com/politics/2015/04/four-things-we-learned-culture-

Classical Music Agen ‏@AClassicalMusic : BBC Music Magazine Awards: playing of integrity and passion http://ift.tt/1FpuZHj  #classicalmusic

The Night Shift ‏@OAENightShift : A ‘simple’ guide to when to clap at classical concerts… OR come to The Night Shift and clap when you feel like it. http://www.insidethearts.com/neoclassical/2015/04/when-to-clap-at-the-symphony-a-guideline/ …

'Sweeney Todd: the Demon Barber of Fleet Steet' performance at the English National Opera, London, Britain - 28 Mar 2015Bryn Terfel as Sweeney Todd and Emma Thompson as Mrs Lovett in the ENO’s production of the Stephen Sondheim musical, which is the latest in a run of artistic successes for the company. Photograph: Donald Cooper/Rex 

(Written on April 9, 2015 )

Classical News

The Times

Adamski: The rave DJ who’s taken up waltzing

The cool dance of old Vienna has inspired DJ Adamski as pop stars turn to classical music for ideas, says Will Hodgkinson

Opera transforms victims’ final texts into a requiem for 9/11

The September 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Centre in 2001 are the inspiration for a controversial work by English National Opera that opens next week.

The Telegraph

Alice Sara Ott: meet the hottest new talent in classical music

Alice Sara Ott gets a lot of attention for her looks and her quirks – but it is her unique musical personality that will keep her at the top

At Easter, the voice of Bach becomes the voice of God

The great composer offers a sense of solace to all those who seek out his Matthew or John Passion at this time of year

Classical Music Magazine

Obituary: Peter Katin (1930-2015)

Peter Katin, who died on 19 March at age 84, belonged to a generation of virtuoso pianists who tackled concertos as well as the sotto vocesalon intimacy of romantic keyboard works.

Frankfurter Allgemeine

Jeder ist ein Medienkritiker

In den letzten Tagen konnte man den Eindruck gewinnen, dass die Medienwelt den Verstand verloren hat. Und obwohl die Erregungsmaschine in erwartbarster Weise funktionierte, wurde man doch das Gefühl nicht los, dass hier etwas ganz Neues passierte.

Die Welt

Rettet uns vor dem Kurator!

Frank Castorf soll noch bis 2017 seine Berliner Volksbühne leiten. Dann könnte nach dem Willen von Staatssekretär Tim Renner Chris Dercon, gegenwärtig Direktor der Londoner Tate Modern, übernehmen.

pizzicato

Ein ‘Tosca-Engel’ von 25 Metern

Ein Bühnenbild der Superlative entsteht zurzeit im Steinbruch St. Margarethen (Österreich) für die Aufführungen von Puccinis ‘Tosca’ im Sommer. Ein 25 Meter hoher Engel wird das Bühnenbild beherrschen.

Concert Simulator Helps Musicians To Combat Stage Fright

The Royal College of Music, Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana (Lugano), London-based creative design consultancy Studiohead, and Skyline Whitespace, one of the leading providers of custom modular stands in Europe, have developed a new performance simulator, complete with realistic back-stage and on-stage areas as well as an interactive virtual audience and audition panel.

The New York Times

Russian Theater Director Fired for Offending Christians

MOSCOW — In the latest skirmish between the Russian Orthodox Church and the cultural elite, the culture minister on Sunday fired the director of a Siberian theater who included a controversial interpretation of the life of Jesus in the Richard Wagner opera “Tannhauser.”

Twitter

Tarisio ‏@TarisioAuctions : Lots begin closing in 2 hours, at mid-day, for our March 2015 London Auction. Place your bids!

Royal Opera House ‏@RoyalOperaHouse : Student booking for Summer is now open via our site: http://www.roh.org.uk/seasons/2014-15/summer … Let us know if you need any help ^C

Handel House Museum ‏@HandelHouse #OnThisDay in 1697, the famous Italian diva, Faustina Bordoni, who sang for Handel was born in Venice, Italy

Bach News 30th March Bach. Photo: Alamy

(Written on March 30, 2015 )