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Last night, Kat, Olivia, James and Eliza attended the BBC Music Magazine Awards at Kings Place in London.

After a couple of glasses of fizz, we began the awards ceremony.  Oliver Condy, Editor of BBC Music Magazine, hobbled on stage to open proceedings, explaining how crowd-surfing at a Couperin-fuelled rave was the cause of his broken ankle a month before. Oliver then introduced his co-presenter Sara Mohr-Pietsch, (standing in for James Naughtie), and things got underway.  See below for a summary of winners.

We were especially delighted to attend to see our client, Accentus Music, pick up the Best DVD Award.  Paul Smaczny, Director of Accentus Music and producer of the winning release of Berg’s Wozzeck was there to accept the award.  He gave his heartfelt thanks to his team, and read the following from soloist Christian Gerhaher:  “I feel so incredibly satisfied that this Wozzeck production, which was—and every director should please forgive me—the most exhilarating in my life, receives the greatest acclamation. The result of visualising this extraordinary staging in that simple but nearly fully conveying way is just admirable. It brings to life the wonderful months that we and the audience spent with Berg’s masterwork one and half years ago. I would definitely call this a defining criterion of opera DVDs. Thank you all!”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Special guest presenters included all-round fahionista and style guru, Gok Wan, who recently released his own curated album of opera entitled ‘Gok’s Divas’.  Comedian Alastair McGowan tickled the audience with a series of stunning impressions and tenuous puns, before presenting Best Instrumental Award to Mahan Esfahani for his recording of Bach’s Goldberg Variations. With his customary loud-mouth, Mahan gave an impassioned and thoughtful acceptance speech, leaving us with a call to action: ‘Extend classical music, and it will be limitless in what it gives back to you.’

Dame Joan Bakewell, who presented the Recording of the Year Award offered a thought-provoking address on the great value the BBC has in the classical music world, and the impact it had on her own appreciation of music. She announced the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic with Vasily Petrenko performing Tchaikovsky Symphonies as Recording of the Year.

Throughout the evening, a number of references were made to the Proms Launch, which takes place today. BBC Radio 3 Controller, Alan Davey, slightly let the cat out of the bag when he said there would be lots of concerts in a big round hall.  Unfortunately, we can’t confirm this at the moment, but watch this space.

Vocal Award Matthias Goerne, Synergy Vocals, BBC SO, Josep Pons

Opera Award Mozart Don Giovanni, MusicAeterna, Teodor Currentzis

Chamber Music Award Martinu Piano Trios, Smetana Trio

Orchestral Award Tchaikovsky Symphonies, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Vasily Petrenko, Onyx

Instrumental Award Bach Goldberg Variations, Mahan Esfahani, Deutsche Grammophon

DVD Award Berg Wozzeck, Christian Gerhaher, Opernhaus Zurich, Accentus Music

Newcomer Award Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky Piano Concertos, Beatrice Rana, Antonio Pappano, Orchestra Dell-Accademia Nazionale Di Santa Cecilia

Concerto Award CPE Bach Cello Concertos, Nicolas Altstaedt, Jonathan Cohen, Arcangelo, Hyperion

Premiere Award Julian Anderson, Vladimir Jurowski, Carolin Widmann, London Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir

Choral Award Jonathan Harvey, Deo, The Choir of St John’s College Cambridge, Andrew Nethsingha, Signum Records

Record of the Year Award  Tchaikovsky Symphonies, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Vasily Petrenko, Onyx

Many congratulations from all of us at WildKat PR to Accentus Music, and all the other winners! We’re looking forward to next year’s awards already.

 

(Written on April 20, 2017 )

We are looking for an Account Manager to join WildKat PR in London, as a member of the team is moving to the Berlin office!

Do you think you would be suitable for this position? Have a read through our job description below.

WildKat PR

WildKat PR is a game-changer in the classical music industry. We adamantly believe in changing the status quo of our industry, embracing creative values both on- and offline.

WildKat PR is the only classical music PR agency to spread worldwide, having established ourselves in London, Berlin and New York. We are deeply devoted to seeking out and using online platforms to reach and engage substantial new audiences, producing all-encompassing, bespoke, international PR campaigns that are data-driven.

Job Description

WildKat PR is offering an exceptional opportunity for a motivated, intelligent, creative individual to join our London team. Working with the Director, Head of Press, and fellow Account Managers on creative PR campaigns across the classical music and cultural industries, they will be expected to quickly establish and build strong working relationships with press to generate media coverage for our clients.

Key duties

As an Account Manager your role will be:

– To manage your set of clients and work with them to help achieve their PR goals. This includes: gaining press, attracting new audiences, helping to improve their brand, organising events
– To think creatively about how you (and your colleagues) approach campaigns. You will be asked to continually make new connections and approach your work in innovative ways. You will be expected to challenge how we, and the industry, are doing things
– To integrate digital media into campaigns. This means exploring new technology and developing ways to include it in client campaigns
– To take a leading role in the development and execution of unique, creative campaigns to promote your clients and the company
– To write copy in relation to your clients’ needs, including: fact sheets, bios, blogposts, newsletters, brochures
– To liaise with journalists to generate and secure media coverage for clients
– To organise client events, as needed. This includes: concerts, VIP receptions, industry networking events
– To attend all relevant artists’ events (which regularly occur outside of office hours) including meetings and performances
– To network within the industry to build your reputation and that of the company
– To oversee the work of others when required, and to be willing to grow into a more senior role

Opportunities of working with WildKat PR:

– Friendly, open plan office
– Chance to do diverse things within the role and expand your skillset quickly
– Gain wider industry experience, not just PR
– Supportive colleagues and management welcoming your fresh ideas
– Personalised creative skills training and coaching
– Collaboration with mainstream brands and projects
– Opportunities for travel
– Sociable atmosphere
– Staff benefits, which include annual ski trip, Friday drinks, office yoga, opportunity for sabbatical and 6 hour working days

Person Specification

Essential

– At least one year’s relevant experience in PR
– Interest in classical music, culture and the arts
– Proven administrative and organisational skills
– Excellent verbal and written communication skills
– Ability to take initiative and responsibility when working alone
– Confidence and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
– Ability to work as part of a team
– Ability to remain calm when working under pressure and to manage conflicting deadlines
– High degree of accuracy and attention to detail
– A strong interest in online media
– Self-motivated
– Good standard of computer literacy (Word, Excel, WordPress)

Desirable

– Fluency in another language

To apply, please send your CV and covering letter to olivia@wildkatpr.com with the subject title ‘WildKat PR Account Manager application’ by 5pm on 11th November 2016

Salary: Competitive – dependent upon experience

 

(Written on July 28, 2016 )

Are you a creative, dynamic and enthusiastic arts-lover with extensive experience in delivering PR strategies? WildKat PR is looking for a Head of Press to join their London team

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WildKat PR is a game-changer in the classical music industry, with offices in London, Berlin and New York. We adamantly believe in challenging the status quo of our industry, embracing creative values, and developing a strong digital and online focus.

As a young, enthusiastic music-loving company, our expertise and creativity allow us to devise innovative campaigns tailored to individual artists’ needs. With clients such as Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Tête à Tête Opera Festival, Cellist Matthew Sharp and Dartington International Summer School, our reach extends across a wide range of genres, as well as internationally, to offer professional PR support worldwide.

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Job Description – Head of Press

WildKat PR is offering an exceptional opportunity for an experienced individual to join our London team, and both lead and advise our account managers across a diverse range of PR work. At a time of continued rapid international growth, you will devise, develop, plan and implement forward looking PR strategies for print, online, TV and radio as well as social media.

Your strong network and excellent relationships with editors and journalists, alongside your impeccable, up-to-date knowledge of the industry, will enable you to deliver imaginative and diverse PR campaigns

By providing managerial, strategic and creative direction, you will help our team explore new avenues, communicate more effectively and thus enhance our clients’ profiles by reaching new audiences and shaping innovative campaigns.

You will work alongside the Business Development Manager, and both the Junior and Senior Account Managers will report to you. By liaising with both our Berlin and New York offices, there will be opportunities to work abroad and impact the market internationally.

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Christmas at WildKat London

Essential skills and experience:

  • 3 Year’s experience in defining and delivering PR strategies
  • An excellent network and strong relationships, primarily with classical music, as well as lifestyle, culture, technology, fashion and mainstream media outlets in the UK
  • Superb track record of liaising and working with press to deliver consistent results and high value PR
  • Energetic and creative with excellent organisational skills
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to self-manage
  • Confidence to represent our brand at all levels
  • Preferred skills and experience:

  • Multi-lingual
  • Marketing experience
  • Degree-level education in preferably an arts subject
  • Opportunities of working with WildKat PR:

  • Open plan office; friendly and collaborative environment
  • A diverse role, providing opportunities to expand your skillset quickly
  • Gain wider industry experience, not just in PR
  • Supportive colleagues and management welcoming your fresh ideas
  • Personalised creative skills training and coaching
  • Collaboration with mainstream brands and projects
  • Opportunities for travel
  • Sociable atmosphere
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    Perks of the job

  • Annual company ski trip
  • Yoga in the office
  • Team lunches
  • Friday afternoon drinks
  • Opportunities of travel
  • Deadline: 5pm Monday January 25th 2016

    Salary is competitive and dependent upon experience. Please email fleur@wildkatpr.com for further information about this role.

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    (Written on December 18, 2015 )

    Are you a creative, dynamic and enthusiastic arts-lover? WildKat PR are looking for an Account Manager to join their London team

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    WildKat PR is a game-changer in the classical music industry, and constantly seeks to challenge the status quo, embrace creative values and be on the cutting-edge of digital and online developments. With offices in London, Berlin and New York, we have a diverse international outlook and offer bespoke campaigns that are tailored to individual artists’ needs. Our clients include Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Tête à Tête Opera Festival, Matthew Sharp and Dartington International Summer School.

    Our London office is looking for an experienced Account Manager to work on imaginative PR campaigns across the classical music and cultural industries, alongside the Director, Office Manager and Junior and Senior Account Managers. They will be expected to quickly establish and build strong working relationships with press, in order to generate a variety of media coverage for our clients.

    Our small, open plan office has a sociable atmosphere, in which our supportive team always welcomes fresh ideas. We provide personalised creative skills training and coaching, and offer the chance to expand your skill-set through diverse opportunities and collaboration with mainstream brands and projects. On top of gaining wider industry experience – not just PR – there are also opportunities for travel and to attend concerts and events. As if you needed more incentive – we also have an annual ski trip to Austria, weekly yoga in the office, frequent team lunches and afternoon drinks.

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    Key duties

    As an account manager your role will be:

  • To manage your set of clients and work with them to help achieve their PR goals. This includes: gaining press, attracting new audiences, helping to improve their brand, organising events
  • To think creatively about how you (and your colleagues) approach campaigns. You will be asked to continually make new connections and think differently in your work. You will be expected to challenge how we, and the industry, are doing things
  • To use social media as a way of generating exposure for clients. This includes: analyzing existing channels, advising on strategy, setting up and managing accounts, creating content, scheduling posts, engaging with online community
  • To integrate digital media into campaigns. This means exploring new technology and developing ways to include it client campaigns. This includes: using video technology, new apps and software, latest gadgets (such as Google Glass, Apple Watch etc.)
  • To take a leading role in the development and execution of unique, creative campaigns to promote your clients and the company
  • To write copy in relation to your client needs, including: fact sheets, bios, blogposts, newsletters, brochures
  • To liaise with journalists to generate and secure media coverage for clients
  • To organize client events, as needed. This includes: concerts, VIP receptions, industry networking events
  • To attend all relevant artists’ events (which regularly occur outside of office hours) including meetings and performances
  • To network with Industry to build your reputation and that of the company.
  • To oversee the work of junior Account Managers and Interns when required, and be willing to grow into a senior management role
  • Person Specification

    Essential

  • 1-2 years’ relevant experience in either PR or the classical music industry
  • Ability to remain calm when working under pressure and to manage conflicting deadlines
  • Knowledge of classical music, the arts, culture and PR
  • Proven administrative and organisational skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to take initiative and responsibility when working alone
  • Confidence and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • High degree of accuracy and attention to detail
  • A strong interest in online media
  • Self-motivated
  • Good standard of computer literacy (Word, Excel, WordPress)
  • Desirable

  • Marketing experience
  •  Fluency in another language, preferably German or French
  • Educated to degree level in an arts subject
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    To apply, please send your CV and covering letter to fleur@wildkatpr.com with the subject title ‘WildKat PR Account Manager application’ by 5pm on Friday 27th November 2015

    Interviews will take place 2nd/3rd December 2015

    Salary: Competitive – dependent upon experience

    (Written on November 4, 2015 )

    Classical News

    In today’s news: Ed Conway discusses the power that the arts give Britain, Classical Music Magazine announces the winner of the 2015 Joachim Violin Competition & Gramophone reports that Antonio Pappano and Warner Classics have renewed their recording partnership

    The Times

    Why the arts put Britain on the world stage

    Our creative industries may not generate the billions that banking does. But the ‘soft power’ they give us is immense

    Classical Music Magazine

    Maxwell Davies battles cancer once again

    Sir Peter Maxwell Davies is undergoing chemotherapy once again after receiving the news that his leukaemia had returned

    Classic FM

    John Rutter launches hunt for lost carol composer with a little help from John Suchet

    Choral composer launches search for woman who wrote prize-winning carol as a girl in 1975. Can you help find her?

    Classical Music Magazine

    Sergei Dogadin wins 2015 Joachim Violin Competition

    The 27-year-old Russian violinist received a €50,000 (£37,077) cash prize, a CD recording with Naxos, and a number of international concert engagements following his performance of Shostakovich’s first violin concerto with Hendrick Vestmann and the NDR Radiophilharmonie

    Gramophone

    Pappano and Warner Classics renew recording

    Antonio Pappano and Warner Classics are to continue their long-standing recording relationship

    Der Tagesspiegel 

    Die Kunst des Zuhörens

    Aus einer Sparidee von Klaus Wowereit erwuchs ein utopisches Projekt: die Barenboim-Said-Akademie. Im Sommer 2016 soll sie fertig sein

    KlassikAkzente

    Hochdekoriert! Die Verleihung des ECHO Klassik im ZDF

    Der ECHO Klassik ist einer der wichtigsten Musikpreise der Welt. Am 18. Oktober werden auch zahlreiche Deutsche Grammophon-Künstler mit der begehrten Trophäe ausgezeichnet. Das ZDF überträgt den festlichen Abend

    Pizzicato

    Nina Tichman wird neue künstlerische Leiterin der Andernacher Musiktage

    Die Pianistin Nina Tichman, die als Solistin, erfolgreiche Kammermusikerin und auch als Lehrende an der Musikhochschule Köln tätig ist, übernimmt erstmalig die künstlerische Leitung des Festivals ‘Andernacher Musiktage’ 2016 auf Burg Namedy

    La Vanguardia

    Nace el ‘MUV!’ para impulsar la música en directo en Valencia

    Además de actuaciones, habrá un debate sobre la importancia social y económica de la música y su papel en la construcción de ‘marca-ciudad’

    San Francisco Classical Voice

    MacKellan to Leave 42nd Street Moon

    Few performing arts organizations are identified so closely with their founder/director as 42nd Street Moon is with Greg MacKellan, so it’s surprising news that he is leaving the positions/organization/town at the end of the 2015-2016 season

    Twitter

    Jazz UK: @JazzUK Which #4JazzFestival artists should we focus on this week? @JulArgTetra @ImagineerUK @mishamamusic @CTobinSinger… Tweet your favourites!

    Barbican Centre @BarbicanCentre ‘Conducting is a gift of nature… how you feel the movement of the music’: Riccardo Chailly talks to @GuardianMusic http://bit.ly/1WWXbwa 

    Aldeburgh Music ‏@aldeburghmusic .@BBCSuffolk big conversation this morning is: what’s the right age to start taking children to classical concerts? What do you think?

    Sergei Dogadin Classical Music Magazine

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    Classical Music Magazine

     

    (Written on October 13, 2015 )

    WildKat PR is excited to introduce our newest client, Marina Baranova, a Ukrainian pianist and composer living in Germany.

    “She sat down at the piano and played. With her right hand she held a melody, harmonically supported from the left. She was three and couldn’t read music” remembered Marinas Parents, both piano teachers.

    Since her very first contact with a piano at the age of 3, Marina has won a long list of international prizes all over Europe. Her debut album Marina Baranova Plays Schumann was enthusiastically applauded by the press, who hailed her as an “excellent interpreter of Schumann”. She is also active as a composer – her last CD Firebird, recorded together with Murat Coşkun, contains only original compositions for oriental percussion and piano.

    Marina is currently working on her next CD Hypersuites. The programme will be based on the graceful music of the Baroque period providing a foundation for the brilliant improvisations and deeply personal reinterpretations which Marina specialises in.

    We are very much looking forward to supporting Marina in promoting this new album. Keep checking the WildKat PR blog for updates as well as Marina Baranova’s website.

    Marina Baranova

    Marina Baranova, picture by Yoshi Toscani

    (Written on July 31, 2015 )

    WildKat PR is delighted to welcome our newest client, David Pearl.

    As a corporate creativity maestro, opera singer, writer, speaker and keen amateur cyclist, David was asked to launch of one of the fastest bikes in the world, the S-Works Venge by Specialized. Alongside Mark Cavendish, Jenson Button and Gordon Ramsay, David has released an inspiring 5-minute video about exploring mindfulness through music – finding the gaps in your day, the spaces between the beats. 

    David is a pioneer of ‘Arts in Business.’ He believes that business is pure theatre and companies can learn a lot from the arts world. He uses techniques drawn from his own classical background, in the boardroom – working with high profile clients to get concrete results. He saved GSK Vaccines 13 million euro!

    David’s skills and interests are wide-ranging, which means he has a busy and varied schedule – from working with his two charities Street Wisdom and Impropera, to peace building in the Middle East, to cycling through the Italian countryside. We are very happy to be working with him at this exciting moment in his career.

    Keep an eye on our blog, as well as David’s website and his blog for the Huffington Post for more details about what he is up to. Watch his Specialized video here.

    David Pearl

    (Written on July 3, 2015 )

    Classical News

    Independent

    Creative subjects being squeezed out of poorer schools, says major arts study

    Specialist arts teachers in state schools have declined by 11 per cent

    Classical Music Magazine

    Classical sales: declining year-on-year, and streaming fails to compensate

    Sales of classical recordings fell 5% by volume last year and by just under 1% in value terms, according to detailed figures released by industry body the BPI.

    Classical Source

    Southbank Centre announces Daniel Barenboim to give the 2015 Edward W. Said London Lecture, part of The Barenboim Project 2015

    Since making his London debut at Royal Festival Hall in 1956, aged only 13, legendary musician Daniel Barenboim has been a regular performer at Southbank Centre. He returns during April and May 2015 as both conductor and piano soloist for The Barenboim Project 2015.

    Sinfini

    NYC Night Shift

    New Yorkers will get a taste of the UK’s alternative classical scene next month, courtesy of the London-based Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.

    Gramophone

    New report calls for creation of cultural ‘Digital Public Space’

    Recommendation forms part of wide-ranging report into the UK cultural sector, backed by leading arts figures

    Arts Professional

    Silos must end for the arts to thrive, report concludes

    The final report of the Warwick Commission inquiry finds the future of cultural value as lying in a seamless relationship between the cultural sector and the creative industries, coupled with a focus on enterprise and creativity in schools.

    Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

    Wie gewinnt man den Opern-Grammy?

    Schon vier Mal war das Klassik-Label cpo für den Grammy nominiert, jetzt war es der einzige deutsche Sieger. Wie wird man Weltspitze? Warum steht die Trophäe noch nicht in Niedersachsen? Ein Gespräch mit Burkhard Schmilgun.

    Berliner Zeitung

    Welttag des Radios: 5 Dinge über das wichtigste Medium

    Im Auto, unter der Dusche, abends im Zelt – das Radio ist überall dabei. An diesem Freitag wird es rund um den Globus mit dem Welttag des Radios gefeiert – und Dank digitaler Verbreitung hat es sich sogar teilweise neu erfunden. Fünf Fakten zum reichweitenstärksten Medium weltweit.

    Klassik.com

    Bariton Andrzej Jobber wird Hamburger Kammersänger

    Auszeichnung auf Anregung von Opernintendantin Simone Young

    Fono Forum

    Endstation Mahler-Saal

    Knapp ein Jahr nach dem klatschträchtigen Wiener Opernball flogen in der Staatsoper nun erneut die Fäuste.

    La Croix

    « Le klezmer redonne du baume au cœur »

    France Musique consacre sa journée du 18 février à la musique klezmer, avec en point d’orgue, à 18 heures, un concert du clarinettiste David Krakauer à la Maison de la radio, avec plusieurs invités.

    La Repubblica

    Ilaria Boretti Buitoni: “Scala, con i tempi lunghi ora Pereira dovrà trovare sponsor all’estero”

    Il sottosegretario ai Beni culturali è soddisfatta della conferma del sovrintendente: “Il governo farà tutti gli sforzi possibili ma la programmazione consente l’aumento dei fondi privati”

    Pizzicato

    Pariser Peinlichkeiten: Jean Nouvel kämpft vor Gericht gegen Philharmonie

    Der Architekt der Pariser Philharmonie, Jean Nouvel, der aus Protest der Eröffnung des Gebäudes fern geblieben war, hat die Leitung der Philharmonie vor Gericht zitiert.

    Twitter

    Arts Council England@ace_national: We welcome @UoWcommission report: let’s work together to boost access to #arts, a key part of our creative industries http://bit.ly/1JnfJlU 

    Classic FM@ClassicFM: Tenor Noah Stewart is asked if it is possible to teach anyone to sing. Read his reply here: http://classfm.co/PPkwnK 

    medici.tv@medicitv: Want to part of @JoyceDiDonato‘s master class? Submit your questions using #AskJoyce, and join her Sunday for a live Twitter chat!

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    New Yorkers will get a taste of the UK’s alternative classical scene next month, courtesy of the London-based Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Photo: Sinfini

    (Written on February 18, 2015 )

    WildKat PR is delighted to welcome Brooklyn Rider to its Client Roster.

    Brooklyn Rider is an adventurous group of musicians whose innovation and passion for new music has attracted a great deal of fans and extensive critical acclaim. The quartet has collaborated with banjo virtuoso Béla Fleck, Chinese pipa player Wu Man, Syrian/Armenian visual artist Kevork Mourad, singer/songwriters Christina Courtin and Suzanne Vega, and many more. NPR credits Brooklyn Rider with “recreating the 300-year-old form of string quartet as a vital and creative 21st-century ensemble”. The group takes its name from Der Blaue Reiter (Blue Rider) artists’ collective from Munich, a movement that included painters Wassily Kandinsky and Franz Marc. Brooklyn Rider’s sense of cross-genre and cross-disciplinary art forms is rejuvenating the string quartet.

    On their upcoming tour, Brooklyn Rider will bring their signature blend of classic quartet repertoire and new works which challenge genre boundaries to clubs and concert halls across Denmark, Sweden, Germany and the UK. The 8-date tour will feature music from the group’s 2013 Mercury Classics release A Walking Fire, including Bartók’s String Quartet No. 2, Lev “Ljova” Zhurbin’s Culai, and Three Miniatures by Brooklyn Rider’s Colin Jacobsen, with the addition of music by Philip Glass, Franz Schubert and Tobias Broström.

    WildKat PR will be working to promote their exciting tour. For more information about Brooklyn Rider, take a look at their website, Facebook page, or Twitter.

    (Written on March 12, 2014 )

    Twinsburg Bulletin

    Orchestra may face uphill battle attracting youth

    Parker Perry on the difficulties of attracting young people to classical music performances

    San Fransisco CBS Local

    Community Rallies To Save Peninsula Symphony After Embezzlement

    San Mateo – The Peninsula Symphony is making music again, thanks to the generosity of members and supporters who rallied to raise money for the volunteer organization after an embezzler emptied the orchestra’s bank accounts.

    New York Times

    Robert Ashley, Opera Composer Who Painted Outside the Lines, Dies at 83

    Robert Ashley, an American composer who helped wrestle opera into the 20th century, and in so doing broadened the genre in strange, unexpected ways, died on Monday at his home in Manhattan. He was 83.

    Blog TO

    Why the TTC is playing classical music in the subway

    ‘Nefarious youths’ pacified by classical music

    Classical Music Magazine

    Analysis: What is the Arts Council’s This England report all about?

    Arts Council England has published its response to the independent report Rebalancing our Cultural Capital, which last autumn showed how arts subsidy is heavily weighted in favour of London and against the regions (with 90% of government arts funding going to the capital).

    Digital Music News

    Music Sales in Germany Rise for the First Time in 15 Years…

    Time and time again, we’ve heard about countries with declining music sales, largely due to declines in physical sales not being offset by increases in streaming revenue.  Germany now joins nations like Sweden and Norway in breaking that trend.

    Die Welt

    Der Schönheit weihte sie ihr Leben

    Kiri Te Kanawa war die erste Māori, die als Opernsängerin Weltkarriere machte. Ihr weicher, cremiger Sopran wurde besonders von älteren Dirigenten geliebt. Heute wird sie 70 Jahre alt.
    Digital Music News

    Digital Music News

    (Written on March 7, 2014 )