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In today’s news: An orchestra has been made entirely out of turntables, Sonic Boom festival provides opportunities for young composers, “Forty Girls is performed in Uzbekistan, New Century appionts Daniel Hope as music director, Anne-Sophie Mutter honoured with polish culture prize and Anselm Rose to be new managing director of Rundfunk Orchester und Chöre GmbH Berlin (roc berlin).

NY Times

Mighty Women Warriors, Resurrected From an Ancient Epic

Gathered in a concert hall recently in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, a group of eight women and one man rehearsed a musical retelling an ancient epic tale called “Forty Girls.”

The Guardian

Debussy festival – CBSO salute a genius with sweeping celebration

The city’s classical institutions delivered inspired performances of all of Debussy’s orchestral and chamber music, and paid tribute to his musical legacy

Digital Trends

The Philharmonic Turntable Orchestra make a symphony out of turntables

To celebrate Japan’s LP Record Day, The Philharmonic Turntable Orchestra gathered in order to remix one of the most important records in music history.

Vancouver Sun

Classical music: Sonic Boom Festival provides unfettered creativity

Young and local composers are now invited to join master classes at Vancouver’s 4 day classical music festival instead of original ‘senior conductors.’

San Francisco Chronicle

New Century appoints Daniel Hope as music director

The British violinist Daniel Hope began the current season with the New Century Chamber Orchestra as interim artistic leader.


Anne-Sophie Mutter mit polnischem Kulturpreis geehrt – Botschafterin für Polens Musik

Zeitgenössische Musik hat Geigerin Anne-Sophie Mutter dank des polnischen Komponisten Witold Lutosławski entdeckt. Seither bringt sie seine Musik in die Konzertsäle.


Anselm Rose wird neuer Geschäftsführer der Rundfunk Orchester und Chöre GmbH Berlin

Die Gesellschafter der Rundfunk Orchester und Chöre GmbH Berlin (roc berlin) haben Anselm Rose zum neuen Geschäftsführer der Holding bestellt.


Minsker Orchester entlastet Leitung der Tiroler Festspiele

Die weißrussischen Musiker des Erler Festspielorchesters
haben den Intendanten der Tiroler Festspiele Gustav Kuhn demonstrativ gegen Vorwürfe in Schutz genommen.

El País

40 años de travesía musical

El grupo La Folía celebra sus cuatro décadas con una gira por Italia y Japón, y actúa mañana en la Fundación Juan March


Anne-Sophie Mutter and Poland’s Culture Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Piotr Gliński Photo (c) PAP/Jacek Turczyk

(Written on March 20, 2018 )

In today’s news: Cellist Daniel Pezotti has died, Rome’s opera house increases it’s intake and number of visitors, and composer Unsuk Chin wins “Wihuri-Sibelius-Prize”. Can classical music give people with Alzheimer’s a new lease of life, and Soho radio gets its first classical music show courtesy of Manners McDade’s Harriet Moss.

Classic FM

Was Mozart’s sister actually the more talented sibling?

On ‘International Day of the Girl’, Classic FM celebrate Nannerl Mozart, the oft-forgotten sister of the eminent Wolfgang.


Can music give people with Alzheimer’s a new lease of life?

Whether it’s singing, humming or playing the piano, for people with dementia music really can be the key to memory.

M Magazine

Tileyard Education announces Women in Music Now event

Tileyard Education has announced details of Women In Music Now (WIMN) – a one-day all-female event which will host talks, panels, networking and workshops for women aspiring to work in music.

Soho Radio launches classical music show

London community channel Soho Radio is launching its very first classical music programme, with Manners McDade’s global creative manager Harriet Moss presenting.


Adelaide Festival to host Akram Khan’s final solo performance

The dancer-choreographer will appear in XENOS in 2018, a fitting bookend to his Australian appearances.

Klassik Heute

Bewerbungsphase für Festivalorchester 2018 beim SHMF beginnt

In der kommenden Woche startet die Bewerbungsphase für das Festivalorchester 2018 des Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festivals.

Schweizer Cellist Daniel Pezzotti gestorben

Der Schweizer Cellist Daniel Pezzotti ist tot.


Roms Opernhaus steigert Einnahmen und Besucherzahlen

Das Opernhaus der italienischen Hauptstadt meldet für den Zeitraum 2014 bis 2016 ein Plus von 51 Prozent bei den Einnahmen.

France musique

La compositrice sud-coréenne Unsuk Chin a été récompensée du Prix Sibelius de Wihuri.

Décerené en Finlande par la Foundation Jenny et Antti Wihuri, il est doté de 150,000€.


@Archivist_Liz So is digging a hole and here’s what was found and now has pride of place in the Hall’s Archive

© Getty/Unsuk Chin

(Written on October 12, 2017 )

In today’s news: José Carreras to retire after half a century in the industry, violinist Gidon Kremer receives Federal Cross of Merit, and Czech harpsichordist Zuzana Růžičková has died. Behind the scenes at the ENO, myths about music streaming and new theme for Attenborough’s ‘Blue Planet’.

The Guardian

Radiohead and Hans Zimmer collaborate on new ‘Blue Planet’ theme

The band and the composer have released the track, which is a reworking of Radiohead’s Bloom and will be the theme to the forthcoming nature series.

Kwame Kwei-Armah named new Artistic Director of the Young Vic

Award-winning British playwright, who is currently director of Baltimore’s Center Stage, will take over role next year

Music Business Worldwide

3 myths about streaming, and 3 truths about the music industry today

How much of it is worth listening to – and how much is complete hogwash?

The Telegraph

Alfie Boe and Michael Ball to duet with West Side Story medley

The popular classical-crossover duo will record another LP after the success of previous collaborations.

Behind the Scenes at ENO’s new production of ‘Aida’

Exclusive pictures offer a backstage look at Verdi’s tale of love and betrayal in ancient Egypt.


Conductor Jean-Yves Ossonce charged with moral harassment

Conductor Jean-Yves Ossocne, the former director of the Opera in Tours, France, has been charged with moral harassment, La Nouvelle République reports.

Kultur Radio

Tenor José Carreras beendet Sängerkarriere

Der Tenor José Carreras wird seine Sängerkarriere beenden. Das gab Carreras in einem Interview mit der New York Times bekannt, wie das online-Magazin berichtet.

Bundesverdienstkreuz für Geiger Gidon Kremer

Der Geiger Gidon Kremer erhält den Verdienstorden der Bundesrepublik Deutschland.

Musik Heute

Tschechische Cembalistin Zuzana Růžičková gestorben

Die tschechische Cembalistin Zuzana Růžičková ist im Alter von 90 Jahren gestorben. Das berichtete die Agentur CTK am Mittwoch unter Berufung auf ihren Stiftungsfonds für Musiker.


@MusicMagazine: ‘We’re quite humbled and proud that Roland Rat is a subscriber to BBC Music Magazine.’

© Tristram Kenton/ENO


(Written on September 28, 2017 )