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In today’s news, the Sydney Opera House proposed to allow sleep-overs, three new front desk string players for Scottish Chamber Orchestra & Elizabeth Fayette appointed Vega String Quartet first violinist. Also, pro-EU protest planned for Last Night of the Proms.

The Daily Telegraph Australia

Sleep-overs proposed for Sydney Opera House

Fans could have the chance to spend a night with Sydney’s most famous icon if a proposal to allow exclusive sleepovers in the Sydney Opera House goes ahead.

The Strad

Scottish Chamber Orchestra appoints three new front desk string players

The Scottish Chamber Orchestra has appointed three new principal players to its string section from the beginning of the 2016-17 season in October.

Elizabeth Fayette appointed Vega String Quartet first violinist

Elizabeth Fayette has been appointed first violinist of the Vega String Quartet, currently quartet in residence at Emory University in Atlanta, US.

The Guardian

Pro-EU protest planned for Last Night of the Proms

It includes rousing performances of Land of Hope and Glory, Rule Britannia and Jerusalem always accompanied by a sea of union jacks, but this year’s Last Night of the Proms is also expected to offer a pro-EU backlash against Brexit.

The National

James Morrison coming to Dubai Opera

James Morrison will be the first big western pop act to grace the stage at Dubai Opera, when the soulful singer-songwriter performs there on October 7.

Sioux City Journal

Symphony Orchestra receives $100,000 grant

The Sioux City Symphony Orchestra has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the Gilchrist Foundation through Security National Bank of Sioux City. The grant will support the orchestra’s season finale concert on April 29 featuring composer and pianist Conrad Tao.

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„Wege der Musikwissenschaft“ – XVI. Internationaler Kongress der Gesellschaft für Musikforschung

Vom 14. bis zum 17. September 2016 richtet die Abteilung Musikwissenschaft der Johannes Gutenberg-Universität gemeinsam mit der Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur Mainz den XVI. Internationalen Kongress der Gesellschaft für Musikforschung aus.

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Staatsballett erhält Doppelspitze

Die Choreographin Sasha Waltz wird künftig zusammen mit dem Schweden Johannes Öhman das Staatsballett Berlin leiten. Mit Waltz und Öhman bekomme Berlin zwei international renommierte Persönlichkeiten des internationalen Tanzes.

Berliner Zeitung

Kulturhaus „Peter Edel“ soll 2019 wieder öffnen

Nach jahrelangen, erfolglosen Verhandlungen wird der gemeinnützige Bildungsträger Kommunales Bildungswerk das Gebäude mit seinen 25 Räumen und dem über 300 Quadratmeter großen Veranstaltungssaal per Erbbaurechtsvertrag übernehmen.

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Photograph:  John Grainger

(Written on September 8, 2016 )

Classical News

In our classical news today, Scottish Opera presents UK’s first dementia-friendly performance, Yamaha offers upgrade to Silent or TransAcoustic pianos, and Dubai aims to rival Sydney with opening of new opera house. Also, Spotify is starting to make its own records.

Classical Music Magazine

Scottish Opera to present UK’s first dementia-friendly performance

An abridged version of Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro will be the UK’s first dementia-friendly opera performance. With a running time of 1 hour and 45 minutes (including an interval), Scottish Opera’s performance has been designed to make it more accessible to those with dementia.

Yamaha offers upgrade to Silent or TransAcoustic pianos

The promotion offers individuals, schools, colleges, venues and institutions a part-exchange value of up to £1,250 on their current digital or acoustic piano when they purchase any of Yamaha’s TransAcoustic or Silent instruments.

The Telegraph

Dubai aims to rival Sydney with opening of new opera house

Located in the shadow of Burj Khalifa, in the glittering Downtown area, Dubai Opera is billed as the city’s first purpose-built multi-format performing arts theatre.

Music Business Worldwide

Spotify is making its own records … and putting them on playlists

Multiple cast-iron sources have informed MBW that, in recent months, Daniel Ek’s company has been directly paying producers to create tracks with specific musical guidelines.

Broadwayworld

Capital Fringe to Launch First-Ever Chamber Music Series This September

Capital Fringe will present four performances over three days with their first-ever Chamber Music Series at the Logan Fringe Arts Space, September 1st through the 3rd.

WQXR

Happy 100th Birthday Everett Lee, Trailblazing Conductor

On Aug. 31, Everett Lee, one of the first African-American conductors to lead an integrated Broadway cast, turns 100 years old. Terrance McKnight spoke — and sang — to him on his big day.

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Verband der Deutschen Konzertdirektionen feiert 70-jähriges Bestehen

Der Verband der Deutschen Konzertdirektionen e.V. (VDKD) feiert am 12. und 13. September 2016 in Berlin sein 70-jähriges Bestehen. Anlässlich des Jubiläums richtet der VDKD am 12. September eine Podiumsdiskussion für geladene Branchenvertreter aus.

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Thomas Falk ist neuer Leiter der Rheinsberger Musikkultur

Thomas Falk löst René Serge Mund ab, der die Fusion von Musikakademie und Kammeroper mitbegleitet hatte.  Der ehemalige Leiter des Landesverbandes der Musik- und Kunstschulen Brandenburg bringt eine 25-jährige Erfahrung in der Brandenburger Kulturszene mit.

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Ketil Bjørnstad: “Mein Weg zu Mozart” – Lesung und Gespräch im Felleshus

Ketil Bjørnstad ist einer der bekanntesten Schriftsteller, Pianisten und Komponisten aus Norwegen. Am 9. September ist der Autor im Felleshus der Nordischen Botschaften Berlin zu Gast und wird sein im selben Monat in der Übersetzung von Lothar Schneider erscheinendes Memoir “Mein Weg zu Mozart” vorstellen.

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Classical Music @ClassicalMusic_ CM celebrates 40 years at the heart of classical music with a bumper birthday issue!

CMUSE.org @cmuseorg new complete edition of works by soon to be released

ARD Competition @ARD_competition . is also keeping up to date on our competition.

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Scottish Opera’s 2010 production of The Marriage of Figaro. Photo Credit: Mark Hamilton

(Written on September 1, 2016 )

Classical News

In our news today, Time Out Dubai gives an insight into the new Dubai Opera house, Mark Elder discusses the importance of teaching primary school children to read music & BBC Radio 3 has announced the latest group of young musicians to join its New Generation Artists (NGA) scheme. Also, the International Federation of Musicians has published a list which ranks airlines according to their policies regarding musical instruments & Morgan Pearse won the International Cesti Voice Competition 2016.

Time Out Dubai

Inside Dubai Opera – video and pictures from the preview

It’s been several years in the making, but finally the Dubai Opera house is ready to start accepting guests. And Time Out Dubai were among the first people inside the spectacular auditorium. Ahead of Placido Domingo live on August 31, some select guests were given the chance to see the 2,000-seater auditorium in all its glory, before being treated to am orchestral dress rehersal of The Barber Of Seville, an iconic opera coming early September.

The Telegraph

Mark Elder: ‘Every primary school child should be taught to read music’

Spending time and money on resurrecting long-forgotten 19th-century operas sounds like a mug’s game, but it’s one that Mark Elder loves to play.

BBC Music Magazine

BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists announced

BBC Radio 3 has announced the latest group of young musicians to join its New Generation Artists (NGA) scheme. The six artists and ensembles come from the USA, Norway, Egypt, Romania, the Netherlands and the UK, and will take up their places on the scheme this September.

Classical Music Magazine

IFM publishes airline rankings

The International Federation of Musicians has published a list which ranks airlines according to their policies regarding musical instruments. The ratings reflect the information available on the airlines’ websites.

Morgan Pearse wins International Cesti Voice Competition 2016

Australian baritone Morgan Pearse has won the 2016 International Cesti Voice Competition. He wins €4,000 (£3,400), and will perform in Baroque Opera:Young’s production of Reinhard Keiser’s Octavia at the 2017 Innsbruck Festival. He will also sing at Resonanzen Wien 2017 and will be engaged by the Musikfestspiele Potsdam Sanssouci.

El Mundo

El Festival de Bayreuth celebrará un simposio sobre sus lazos y la dictadura nacionalsocialista

Los organizadores del Festival Wagneriano de Bayreuth han anunciado este domingo un nuevo proyecto para arrojar más luz sobre los lazos del festival y de la familia del músico Richard Wagner con la dictadura nacionalsocialista.

NRK

Risør kammermusikkfest sier opp kunstnerisk leder og avlyser neste års festival

Festivalen, som har vært arrangert hvert år siden 1991, har mistet alle sine ansatte. Risør kammermusikkfest 2017 skulle etter planen finnes sted fra 27. juni til 2. juli neste år. Nå har styret bestemt at neste festival ikke skal arrangeres før i 2018.

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Dresdner Frauenkirche startet Mitsingkonzerte

Die Dresdner Frauenkirche lädt künftig bei ausgewählten Konzerten das Publikum zum Mitsingen ein. Das neue Format werde etwa einmal im Jahr angeboten, teilte die Stiftung am Dienstag mit.

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Dirigent Christian von Gehren mit Carl-Orff-Preis ausgezeichnet

Dirigent Christian von Gehren hat den Carl Orff-Preis 2016 erhalten. Von Gehren war Dirigent der Carl Orff-Festspiele in Andechs und habe in dieser Funktion “ausgezeichnete Arbeit geleistet und entscheidend zum musikalischen Niveau der Festspiele beigetragen“.

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Konzerttournee durch die Lausitz zum 20. Geburtstag

Anlässlich des 20-jährigen Bestehens des Orchesters touren die Musiker vom 2. September an mit Werken von Aaron Jay Kernis, Franz Liszt, Johannes Brahms, Nikolai Rimski-Korsakow durch die Lausitz.

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Two Rivers Records @2riversrecords Save the date for ‘s highly anticipated album launch

Classical Music @ClassicalMusic_ Over 240 hours of music on 200 CDs, costing £300 & weighing 12kg: the box set

Opera North @Opera_North A warm welcome to the crew, who start rehearsing today! Here’s some

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Photograph: Time Out Dubai

(Written on August 31, 2016 )

Classical News

In our news today, Dubai Opera announces its first season, Philadelphia Orchestra cellist Marcel Farago has died, The Menuhin Competition 2016 has revealed the finalists, Mark Molynex becomes chair of Welsh National Opera & more…

International Arts Manager

Dubai Opera announces first ever season

Dubai Opera has announced details of its first ever season, with Plácido Domingo the biggest name on the bill. The 2,000-seat venue opens later this year, and is the first purpose-built performing arts centre in the Arabic city-state. Led by Jasper Hope – former chief operating officer at London’s Royal Albert Hall – Dubai Opera’s programme mixes opera, ballet, recitals and family entertainment.

The Strad

Long-time Philadelphia Orchestra cellist Marcel Farago has died aged 92

Long-time Philadelphia Orchestra cellist Marcel Farago has died at the age of 92 following a battle with cancer. The Romanian-born musician was hired by Eugene Ormandy in 1955, and continued performing with the orchestra until 1994.

The Strad

Menuhin Competition 2016 reveals five Junior Finalists

The Menuhin Competition 2016 has revealed the five candidates selected to progress to the Junior Finals, taking place at London’s Royal Academy of Music on Friday.

Wales Online

Welsh National Opera appoints Mark Molyneux as its next chair

He will succeed Geraint Talfan Davies who will step down after 10 years in the role in July.

Classicalite

San Antonio Symphony Orchestra agrees to 10% budget cut in three-week hiatus

In what feels like a never-ending struggle, it’s been announced that musicians and management of the San Antonio Symphony Orchestra accepted cuts as part of the symphony’s strategy to become financially sound once more.

The Guardian

Streaming growth helps digital music revenues surpass physical sales

Digital music revenues have surpassed the takings from traditional music formats for the first time, according to an industry report.

Sydney Symphony Orchestra

Life at the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

A Sydney violist takes a Concertgebouw job-swap. At first, SSO Violist Amanda Verner didn’t think a job swap would be possible.

Broadwayworld

World Premiere and More Set for Hoff-Barthelson’s 2016 Festival of Contemporary Music

Scarsdale, New York – “Celebration 2016: The Music of Our Time,” Hoff-Barthelson Music School’s 27th annual Festival of Contemporary Music, will be held Monday, May 9, 2016, through Sunday, May 15, 2016.

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Land Bayern will 75 Prozent der Kosten für Nürnberger Konzertsaal übernehmen

Das Land Bayern will 75 Prozent der Kosten für einen neuen Konzertsaal in Nürnberg übernehmen. Der neue Nürnberger Konzertsaal soll neben der Meistersingerhalle entstehen.

Klassik Akzente

Daniel Hope mit musikalischen Kostproben bei NDR Das! und im Dussmann Kulturkaufhaus

Der britische Stargeiger Daniel Hope präsentiert sein Album “My Tribute To Yehudi Menuhin”.

KlassikInfo.de

Aris Quartett gewinnt Joseph-Joachim-Kammermusik-Wettbewerb

Das Aris Quartett hat den ersten Preis beim 7. Internationalen Joseph Joachim Kammermusikwettbewerb gewonnen. Der Wettbewerb wird an der Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt Weimar durchgeführt und ist mit insgesamt 17.500 Euro dotiert, der erste Preis mit 10.000 Euro.

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Dubai Opera @DubaiOpera Curtain Up! Get ready to be captivated this Autumn with a lineup of 49 world class performances #

Top Classical News @topcmnews YMM Chamber Players in Benefit Concert – April 17 at All Saints’ Church  #

EUYO @EUYOtweets Today, we launched our anniversary project #, to read more about have a look here: # #

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The San Antonio Symphony, Photograph: Jill Torrance/Getty Images

(Written on April 13, 2016 )

WildKat PR are delighted to announce the launch of an exciting and innovative new scheme heralded by our founder Kathleen Alder. The Noted Innovation Fellowship focuses on providing support to talented 22-35 year olds with original ideas in the area of arts administration which will shake up, progress and lead the classical music industry and culture sector into the future; it needs more than just artists.

Whilst there are many funding opportunities dedicated to discovering and supporting new performing talent, Kathleen has recognised a clear need in the industry for financial support to be awarded to young professionals keen to make their mark behind-the-scenes. Currently, aspiring arts prodigies are most likely to be supported by those who have had over 20 years’ experience and although their experience is vital and appreciated, Kathleen believes there is much more untapped potential to attract fresh new talent.

As well as offering £3,500 to help implement the recipient’s idea, the Fellowship will provide industry opportunities and mentorship by some of the most high profile names working for prestigious organisations such as Executive Producer of Opus Arte/Royal Opera House Ben Pateman; Grammy award winning music producer Christopher Alder; and Suzanne Davidson, the Executive Director of The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. The list continues to grow. Alongside the standard prize winnings, the Fellowship will be customized around the individual and their idea in order to maximize their full potential.  With this Fellowship, Kathleen aims to educate and inspire a new generation of diverse and creative cultural leaders.

WildKat PR are excited for the talent that will emerge from this venture.

For application details, click here. The deadline is midnight (GMT) on 15th February 2015.

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(Written on January 13, 2015 )

Classical FM

Dubai to build spectacular new opera house

A new multi-purpose concert venue is to be built in the heart of Dubai’s new Opera District, it has been announced. ‘Dubai Opera’ will hold 2,000 people and will stage operas, theatre shows, concerts, exhibitions, performance art and various other cultural highlights.

DW

Bringing classical music back to schools

Despite Germany’s significant public arts funding and the country’s longstanding musical traditions, fears persist that disinterest in classical music has been mounting for years among young people. Organisers of the project “The Dvorak Experiment – An ARD Concert Goes to School” hope to help combat that disinterest this autumn.

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The Met: what’s really wrong?

The 2012-13 season at the Metropolitan Opera was a financial disaster, with the company taking in only 69% of potential total box office revenue—a troubling 13 percent decline from the previous season and the lowest box office percentage in over a decade. Dawn Fatale offers an alternate explanation as to what went wrong.

Los Angeles Times

San Diego Opera to call it quits at end of 2014 season

In a surprising move, the company announced Wednesday that it will cease operations at the end of the current season, citing financial reasons including a tough fundraising environment and weak ticket sale.

Global Post

Japan donates musical instruments to Kosovo Philharmonic

A ceremony was held Thursday in the Kosovo capital Pristina to mark the donation of around 100 violins and other musical instruments to the Kosovo Philharmonic as part of the Japanese government’s support for the restoration of the country’s cultural heritage following ethnic clashes there in the late 1990s.

BBC News

Dame Vera Lynn, 97, to release new album

On the day she turns 97, Dame Vera Lynn has announced plans for a new album. Record label Decca said the music had been remastered “from the best available recordings”, with many tracks transferred “from the original un-played source”.

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