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WildKat PR offers a training fund to all members of staff to help them learn new skills, develop their interests, and also to bring something new back to the team. James Hardie returned to his home city of Edinburgh last month to attend International Festival Encounters. Read about his experience below:

I used my WildKat training fund this year to attend International Festival Encounters.  It is a week-long course run by the Edinburgh International Festival in conjunction with the University of Edinburgh and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.  The aim is to bring together artistic entrepreneurs with leading industry members and academics from all over the world.

It was truly ‘international’.  Amongst the participants were producers, writers, actors, programmers, and performers from Australia, America, Russia, South Africa, Denmark, Hong Kong, Singapore, India, and the UK.  It was a wonderful melting pot of different perspectives and experiences from both young and old, all taking place under the watchful eye of Edinburgh Castle.

We were treated to five productions over the week, including dance, theatre, and opera.  My own highlight was seeing the Nederlands Dans Theater, who performed a show in three segments with scores by Max Richter and Philip Glass.  The middle segment—a haunting series of scenes as a dying man recalls his life’s regrets—was like watching a film; the way the dancers manipulated their bodies brought to mind ‘The Exorcist’.

After each performance, we were given the opportunity to reflect critically on what we had experienced.  After seeing Gianandrea Noseda conduct the Teatro Regio Torino in a somewhat confused production of Verdi’s Macbeth, Kate Molleson (music critic for the Guardian) guided us through our reactions, whilst also giving us a fascinating insight into the dual role of the music journalist as both critic and evangelist.

There were two ideas that have really stuck with me from the course.  Firstly, the idea that financial constraint inspires creativity.  This was most effectively expressed for me by a participant from Russia, who used the phrase, ‘the artist must be hungry’, encouraging enterprise from a position of deprivation.  The second idea concerned caring for and looking after an audience.  The creator of a particularly moving production called ‘Flight’ spoke about the audience leaving an incredibly intense and personal experience in the theatre, and re-joining the busy outside world, and the steps they took to ease this often difficult transition.

My fellow participants were a really inspiring bunch, and I learnt just as much from them as I did the experts.  I’m certain I will collaborate with them again in the future. The training fund is an amazing perk to have, available to us all here at WildKat once a year, and I’m very grateful to have been afforded this opportunity.

(Written on September 25, 2017 )

Charles Dance, celebrated English actor, will join the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO) on their forthcoming European tour to perform Aaron Copland’s Lincoln Portrait at the Edinburgh International Festival, BBC Proms and San Sebastián.
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“I am thrilled to be performing this historic work with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra as part of their European tour. Past performances of the work have included speakers of high esteem, and I am delighted to be joining that list. I look forward to performing with the CSO as they make their debut performances at the Edinburgh International Festival, BBC Proms and San Sebastián’s Musical Fortnight festival.” – Charles Dance OBE
Lincoln Portrait, Copland’s tribute to the former US President, was premiered by the CSO in 1942 at the height of World War II, and retains a special significance for the orchestra, having been performed by many notable orators throughout the last century. The ‘tone poem’ features extracts of Lincoln’s speeches, accompanied by a full symphony orchestra in a dramatic and poignant interpretation.
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Charles Dance OBE was formerly a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company, and has subsequently become a household name among the British acting establishment. His numerous film roles include Gosford Park (2001), The Imitation Game (2014), Me Before You (2016) and Ghostbusters (2016). More recently, Dance starred as Tywin Lannister in HBO’s Game of Thrones, before meeting his (**spoilers**) death at the hands of his son, Tyrion.
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Tickets for the BBC and EIF concerts can be purchased here and here.
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(Written on August 18, 2017 )

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra has announced further details of their August/September 2017 tour taking place on mainland Europe and the UK.

The orchestra is embarking on an extensive summer programme, following on from a successful tour in Hong Kong and China earlier in 2017. The CSO most recently toured Europe in 2008, before Maestro Louis Langrée took up the position as conductor and Music Director in the 2013/14 season.

In addition to the BBC Proms performance on Sunday 27th August, the orchestra will be performing at the following venues:

25th August: Edinburgh International Festival, Edinburgh
29th August: Palacio de Congreso del Kursaal, San Sebastian
30th August: Palacio de Congreso del Kursaal, San Sebastian
31st August: Palacio de Festivales de Cantabria, Santander
3rd September: Muziekgebouw, Eindhoven
4th September: Tivoli Vredenburg, Utrecht
5th September: Queen Elisabeth Hall, Antwerp
8th September: Seine Musicale, Paris
9th September: Seine Musicale, Paris

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(Written on May 15, 2017 )

Classical News

In today’s news: BBC Radio 3 and the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) have announced ten academics selected for the 2017 New Generation Thinkers scheme, and the Edinburgh International Festival has announced the programme for its 70th anniversary season. A portait of 25-year old cellist Harriet Krijgh, and the New York Philharmonic announced next president and chief executive officer: Deborah Borda, and conductor Kurt Masur wants the International Kurt-Masur-Institute to subsist for younger generations.

Classical Music Magazine

New Generation Thinkers 2017 revealed

BBC Radio 3 and the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) have announced ten academics selected for the 2017 New Generation Thinkers scheme.

Edinburgh International Festival announces 70th anniversary season

The Edinburgh International Festival has announced the programme for its 70th anniversary season, which will take place 4-28 August.

Music Business Worldwide

Abbey Road Studio Launches Two New Recording Spaces

Abbey Road Studios is bidding to attract “a whole new generation of artists” with a pair of new studios which open in London this week.

The Stage

Disney to fund black musical theatre students at Royal Academy of Music

Three students will receive full scholarships for the school’s one-year postgraduate course, thanks to money from Disney Theatrical Productions.

Die WELT

Das sind die schönsten Stellen der Beethoven-Sinfonien

Hier klopft nicht nur das Schicksal: Ein subjektives Listical unserer Lieblingspassagen der neun Sinfonien Beethovens.

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Kein Wunderkind

In aller Bescheidenheit erarbeitet sich die 25-jährige Cellistin Harriet Krijgh großen Ruhm

Durch die Kraft der Musik

Über Generationen hinweg war der Dirigent Kurt Masur mit seinem humanistischen Gedankengut ein wichtiger Impulsgeber. Seine Überzeugung will das Internationale Kurt-Masur-Institut auch für nachfolgende Generationen lebendig halten

Die Morgenpost

Ensemble saust mit angelegten Ohren durchs Finale

Dirigent Teodor Currentzis mit MusicaAeterna im Konzerthaus

The New York Times

A New York Philharmonic Coup: Deborah Borda Is Named the New Leader

So it was nothing short of a coup for the troubled Philharmonic to announce on Wednesday that it had poached one of the most successful arts administrators in the nation to become its next president and chief executive officer: Deborah Borda

The Charlotte Observer

Unclassifiable Black Violin keeps kicking down musical walls

The answer for Black Violin has always been all of the above.

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Music History @today_classical in 1894 FP of ‘s opera Thais at the Paris Opéra, in Paris.

Klassik in Berlin @KDCBerlin Berliner Bühnen mit leichtem Besucherrückgang

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(Written on March 16, 2017 )

Classical News

In today’s classical news, Scottish government will boost Edinburgh Festivals’ funding, Philharmonia announces new managing director, and the UK’s most talented young musicians are returning to Birmingham. Also, Jiří Bělohlávek remains maestro of Czech Philharmonic.

Teaching Drama Magazine

£300k extra for Edinburgh Festivals

In celebration of the Edinburgh International, Fringe and Film Festivals’ 70th anniversary this year, the Scottish government have boosted the EIF’s government funding by £300,000, to £2.3m.

Classical Music Magazine

Philharmonia announces new managing director

The Philharmonia Orchestra has appointed Helen Sprott as its new managing director.

Bromsgrove Advertiser

The country’s most talented young musicians are returning to Birmingham

Performing under the baton of renowned conductor John Wilson, The National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain makes a return visit to Birmingham’s prestigious Symphony Hall this new year.

The Violin Channel

Violin Virtuoso Julia Fischer Awarded Germany’s Highest Civilian Accolade

Violinist Julia Fischer has been awarded a German ‘Federal Cross’ Order of Merit for her work as a cultural ambassador for the country.

The New York Times

Beyoncé, Radiohead and Kendrick Lamar to Headline Coachella

In a new kind of booking for the annual festival in the California desert, Beyoncé will be one of the three headliners at Coachella this year, which will be held April 14-16 (and repeated the following weekend, April 21-23) at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, Calif.

RBB Kulturradio

Dirigent Bělohlávek verlängert Vertrag in Prag

Jiří Bělohlávek bleibt an der Spitze der Tschechischen Philharmonie. Der 70-jährige Chefdirigent habe einen Vertrag für die nächsten sechs Jahre unterzeichnet, teilte das Orchester in Prag mit.

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Hoff: Thüringen braucht Kultur in der Fläche auf hohem Niveau

Die geplante Gebietsreform in Thüringen wird nach Einschätzung von Kulturminister Benjamin-Immanuel Hoff (Linke) auch den Theatern und Orchestern neue Gestaltungs- und Finanzierungsräume eröffnen.

Klassik Heute

Audi Jugendchorakademie gastiert in der Elbphilharmonie

Unter der Leitung von Kent Nagano tritt der Chor am 13. Januar 2017 in der neuen Elbphilharmonie auf. Auf dem Programm steht die Uraufführung des Oratoriums Arche, das der Komponist Jörg Widmann für diesen Anlass geschrieben hat.

Twitter

Classic FM @ClassicFM Watch an organist play The Flight of the Bumblebee *with his feet*

Cmuse.org @cmuseorg An Italian lost his post after ruining for the children in the audience

NDR.de @ndr Vorerst letzte Chance auf ein Ticket für die : Jetzt startet der Vorverkauf der letzten 8.000 Karten.

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© Kim Traynor

(Written on January 4, 2017 )

Classical News

In today’s news, the Edinburgh International Festival has closed with its annual fireworks concert, Stirling Orchestra tunes up for BBC competition All Together Now & fights at the opera in Cosi Fan Tutte. Also, Opera Australia and the Sydney Opera House are teaming up to create a world first: a “silent opera”.

BBC News

Annual fireworks concert closes Edinburgh festival

The Edinburgh International Festival has closed with its annual fireworks concert. More than four tonnes of explosives and 400,000 fireworks lit up the skies around Edinburgh Castle. The international festival has had its most successful year, taking more than £4m in ticket sales for the first time.

Stirling Orchestra tuning up for BBC competition challenge

Stirling Orchestra, which formed in 1983, is one of the five competitors in All Together Now: The Great Orchestra Challenge. The four-part BBC4 series aims to find the UK’s top amateur orchestra. Stirling made it to the final five after 250 orchestras initially entered the competition by submitting videos.

The Sydney Morning Herald

Opera Australia and Sydney Opera House team up for world-first silent opera

Opera Australia and the Sydney Opera House are teaming up to create a world first: a “silent opera” performed live with full orchestra and opera chorus, and 3000 audience members listening on headphones.

The Telegraph

Another fight at the opera in Cosi Fan Tutte row over wages

It has already raised eyebrows over its portrayal of Africans subjected to brutality by Fascist troops. Critics questioned the taste of including scenes of rape and racial abuse by Mussolini’s soldiers during Italy’s 1930s subjugation of Eritrea in what is a much-loved 18th century opera.

Broadwayworld

St. Cecilia Music Center’s School of Music Ramps Up for the New Season

Hundreds of past and present students from elementary school level through senior aged adults agree that at St. Cecilia Music Center (SCMC) “Music Lives Here”. Starting in September, students with an interest in music are encouraged to try out for SCMC’s School of Music programs.

CMUSE

Owner forced to ban his guide dog from classical music concerts

A regular patron of the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra in New Zealand has been forced to take the tough decision to leave his guide dog outside the concert hall.

klassik.com

Komponistin Isabel Mundry neues Mitglied der Akademie der Wissenschaften

Die Komponistin Isabel Mundry ist neues Mitglied der in Mainz ansässigen Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur. Auf ihrer letzten Sitzung hat die Akademie Mundry als ordentliches Mitglied der Klasse der Literatur und Musik gewählt.

BR Klassik

Skandalreicher Sommer geht zu Ende

Verschärfte Sicherheitsmaßnahmen, ein überraschender Dirigentenwechsel und der Skandal um die neue “Parsifal”-Inszenierung standen im Fokus der diesjährigen Bayreuther Festspiele.

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ARD Musikwettbewerb mit 199 Nachwuchskünstlern aus aller Welt

199 Nachwuchsmusiker kämpfen seit gestern drei Wochen lang um Preise des Internationalen Musikwettbewerbs der ARD. Künstler aus 44 Ländern treten in den Kategorien Kontrabass, Horn, Harfe und Streichquartett an.

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Edinburgh Festival @edinburghfest [scotsman] Opera review: Gurrelieder, Usher Hall: This is how an Edinburgh International Festival programme o…

New York Times Arts @nytimesarts “I think to be believed, onstage or on screen, is the one hope that all actors share.” – Gene Wilder

Glyndebourne @glyndebourne Applications are invited for places in the 2017 Glyndebourne Festival Chorus:

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Photograph: Edinburgh Festival

(Written on August 30, 2016 )

Classical News

In our news today, Musical Futures’ CEO Abigail D’Amore is undertaking a ‘pianothon’ to raise money for the charity, first staged Wagner production comes to Singapore, and the new boutique festival Camper Calling takes place at Ragley Hall over the August Bank Holiday weekend. Also, Lincoln Trio honours its families’ national origins on a highly personal new album of substantial 20th-century piano trios, and Andris Nelsons will lead the Boston Symphony Orchestra in its traditional season-ending performance of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 in place of recuperating Christoph von Dohnányi.

Classical Music Magazine

Musical Futures CEO to undertake 12-hour ‘pianothon’

Musical Futures CEO Abigail D’Amore is undertaking a ‘pianothon’ to raise money for the charity. D’Amore will perform for 12 hours in the Yamaha Store on London’s Wardour Street on 1 September.

First staged Wagner production comes to Singapore

A forthcoming production of The Flying Dutchman will be the first performance of a fully-staged opera by Wagner in Singapore. The production will take place at the Victoria Theatre from 23 to 30 October.

The Telegraph

Warning: this opera may cause offence

Is the operatic world becoming more risk-averse? Cautious signals from Covent Garden and now this summer’s Edinburgh International Festival would seem to suggest it is.

Music Week

New boutique festival coming to the midlands

ABC, the Magic Numbers, The Hoosiers, Toploader, Alcester’s Jack Blackman and Dodgy  are among the first run of acts to be confirmed to appear at the upcoming Camper Calling event – a new boutique festival set to take place at Ragley Hall over the August Bank Holiday weekend.

Music News

Joseph Gordon-Levitt busks in subway station

Joseph Gordon-Levitt thrilled fans with his musical skills when he turned busker in a subway station as part of a new promo for his production company hitRECord.

Broadwayworld

Lincoln Trio Honors Ancestry with Works by English, Armenian and Swiss Composers

Celebrated Chicago chamber ensemble Lincoln Trio honors its families’ national origins on a highly personal new album of substantial 20th-century piano trios by composers from England, Armenia, and Switzerland.

The Boston Musical Intelligencer

Nelsons To Replace Recuperating Dohnányi

Music Director Andris Nelsons will lead the Boston Symphony Orchestra in its now traditional season-ending performance of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 on Sunday, August 28th, at 2:30 p.m. in place of 86-year-old Christoph von Dohnányi, who had cataract surgery earlier in the summer.

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Barenboim startet Youtube-Kanal – „Für Musik begeistern“

Der Dirigent und Pianist Daniel Barenboim (73) hat einen eigenen Youtube-Kanal gestartet. In kurzen Videofilmen will er am Klavier seine Lieblingsstücke vorstellen, musikalische Grundbegriffe erklären und zu wichtigen aktuellen Themen Stellung nehmen.

Musik heute

Festival Young Euro Classic erwartet Top-Jugendorchester

Einige der besten Jugendorchester aus Europa und der Welt erwartet das Festival “Young Euro Classic” ab kommenden Mittwoch in Berlin. Erstmals treten das European Union Youth Orchestra (EUYO), das Schleswig-Holstein Festival Orchester und das Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester innerhalb einer Spielzeit auf.

Klassik heute

Tonhalle Düsseldorf baut Familienprogramme aus

Ab der kommenden Spielzeit kooperieren die Tonhalle Düsseldorf und der ARAG Konzern für die Ausweitung des Angebots der Kleinen Tonhalle. Damit verbunden sind insbesondere fast doppelt so viele Veranstaltungen für Kinder bis drei Jahren.

Twitter

Top Classical News @topcmnews Berklee College of Music and Boston Conservatory to Merge

BBC Radio 3 @BBCRadio3 A real from : sings The Last Rose of Summer.

klassik.com @klassikcom Italienischer Verdienstorden für Salzburger Festspielpräsidentin Helga Rabl-Stadler

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Musical Futures CEO Abigail D’Amore is undertaking a ‘pianothon’ to raise money for the charity. Credit: Classical Music Magazine

(Written on August 15, 2016 )

Classical News

In our news today, Vivienne Westwood designs jackets for Monteverdi Choir, Edinburgh festival offers refunds for controversial opera before opening & another controversial opera, this time in Hong Kong, will explore the private life of Mao Zedong. Also, London Royal Philharmonic Orchestra to perform the Pokemon soundtracks.

Classical Music Magazine

Vivienne Westwood designs jackets for Monteverdi Choir

Dame Vivienne Westwood and Andreas Kronthaler have designed new jackets for the ladies of the Monteverdi Choir to wear at future performances. Developed by the Vivienne Westwood couture team, the Wrap jacket was designed to create a formal yet feminine silhouette.

The Guardian

Edinburgh festival offers refunds for controversial opera before opening

The Edinburgh international festival has been criticised for offering refunds for a new production of Così fan tutte before the opera has opened. Christophe Honoré’s version of the Mozart opera opened the Aix-en-Provence festival in France last month and will play at the Festival theatre in the Scottish capital in late August.

Quartz

A controversial new Hong Kong opera will explore the private life of Mao Zedong

A Cantonese opera production revolving around the private life of late Chinese communist leader Mao Zedong will premiere in Hong Kong on Oct. 1. Already, it’s stirring up controversy in a city torn between increasing control from Beijing and the rise of “localists” advocating for more independence.

EveningStandard

London Royal Philharmonic Orchestra to play concert of Pokémon game music

Pokémon continues to be the phenomenon that is impossible to escape; it is now even taking over the London Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

Classic FM

The incredible shirt that’s letting deaf people *feel* the sound of a full orchestra

A heart-warming moment when profoundly deaf people experience classical music in full for the very first time. And it’s all thanks to wearable technology.

Daily Mail

‘I have chills’: Heidi Klum praises teen opera singer Laura Bretan after thrilling live performance on America’s Got Talent

Heidi Klum’s blonde hair almost stood on end after she heard a phenomenal teenage opera singer on Tuesday’s episode of America’s Got Talent. The 43-year-old German supermodel was blown away by fourteen-year-old Laura Bretan.

BR Klassik

Kirchenvertreter kritisieren Parsifal-Inszenierung

Uwe Eric Laufenberg hat Wagners Bühnenweihfestspiel “Parsifal” religionskritisch inszeniert. Kirchenvertreter haben die Eröffnungspremiere mit gemischten Gefühlen aufgenommen. Von “anstößig” bis “anregend” reichten die Reaktionen.

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Zeit der Wiedergutmachung – Riccardo Muti wird 75

Es sind versöhnliche Worte, die zuletzt angeschlagen wurden. Etliche Jahre sind vergangen, seitdem der Stardirigent Riccardo Muti die Mailänder Scala zornig verlassen hat. Aber der Streit ist in die Geschichte des Opernhauses eingraviert.

klassik.com

München: Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz mit Besucherzuwachs in der Spielzeit 2015/16

Das Münchner Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz hat eine positive Bilanz der vergangenen Spielzeit gezogen. Die Besucherzahl konnte eigenen Angaben zufolge trotz der Umbauphase der angestammten Spielstätte und des dadurch bedingten Ausweichens auf andere Aufführungsorte, etwa das Cuvilliéstheater, den Max-Joseph-Saal, die Reithalle sowie das Prinzregenten- und Akademietheater, gesteigert werden.

Twitter

Top Classical News @topcmnews Keon Woo Kim Wins Top Prize at Operalia 2016

The Royal Opera @TheRoyalOpera Planning a holiday this summer? How about a trip to this most musical of cities http://www.roh.org.uk/news/a-trip-around-mozarts-vienna … ^M

Classic FM @ClassicFM The Game of Thrones theme played on contrabass flute is actually amazing

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Photograph: Classical Music Magazine

(Written on July 28, 2016 )

Classical News

The Telegraph

Keep Radio 3 distinct from Classic FM, BBC watchdog says

BBC Trust report says Radio 3 must make sure it is distinct from its rival Classic FM, after move to make it “accessible”

Guardian

Classical composers – and the pop stars who channel their moves

For Liszt, read Jimi Hendrix … for Wagner, Kanye West? Canadian MC and songwriter Chilly Gonzales – who learned his craft through classical piano – reflects on the crossover between the pop and orchestral worlds

Classic FM

2015 Edinburgh International Festival programme announced

Violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter and pianists Lang Lang and Yuja Wang are among the classical performers heading to Edinburgh this summer.

Sinfini

Music and the mob

The shady underworld of the New York mafia is the subject of a new ‘choral jazz drama’ to be premiered by the Crouch End Festival Chorus plus jazz singers and ensemble in April.

The Strad

Jacqueline du Pré performs Saint-Saëns’s Cello Concerto no.1

Rare footage of British cellist Jacqueline du Pré performing Saint-Saëns’s First Cello Concerto.

Der Tagesspiegel

Komische Oper stellt Jahresprogramm 2015/16 vor

Vielfalt und Verve

klassik.com

Einseitige Kritik an vorgelegtem Businessplan statt ausgewogener Diskussion

Grüne machen Stimmung gegen Bonner Beethoven-Festspielhaus

artsjournal

A (Female) Bach Scholar takes down the Anna-Magdalena-wrote-the-cello-suites theory for good

„I offer this analysis in the hope that it might help clarify some of the confusions and defuse some of the widely-felt frustrations.”

El país

Daniel Barenboim y Zubin Mehta quieren salvar Ibermúsica

La voz de alarma lanzada por Alfonso Aijón para salvar Ibermúsica, el ciclo sinfónico que dirige desde hace 45 años, ha causado efecto en el mundo de los intérpretes y creadores al más alto nivel.

Twitter

Sinfini Music@SinfiniMusic: Chopin. If you don’t know where to start, start here. http://www.sinfinimusic.com/uk/features/guides/composer-guides/top-10-musical-works-by-chopin …

Classic FM @ClassicFM: The celestial event of the century is now a classical quiz! Play it here: http://classfm.co/xFXA9Y  #SolarEclipse

Classical Music @ClassicalMusic_: Departing @NYPhil music director Alan Gilbert to give RPS lecture: ‘Orchestras in the 21st Century; A New Paradigm’ http://bit.ly/1I4cWtz

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Chilly Gonzales and the Kaiser Quartett. Photograph: Alexandre Isard/PR

(Written on March 20, 2015 )

Classical News

Telegraph

Edinburgh 2015: Can this man save the Edinburgh International Festival?

The EIF has a new director, 45-year-old Fergus Linehan – but can he steer it back out from the increasingly huge shadow of the Fringe? Rupert Christiansen meets him

Guardian

10 of the best: Essential Richter recordings

The legendary Russian pianist would have been 100 this week. Tom Service picks ten of his essential performances that introduce you to the genius of Sviatoslav Richter

Classic FM

Julian Lloyd Webber is new principal of Birmingham Conservatoire

World renowned former cellist Julian Lloyd Webber has been appointed Principal of Birmingham Conservatoire, part of Birmingham City University.

Classical Music Magazine

Norfolk and Norwich Festival’s county council grant slashed by 90%

The Norfolk and Norwich Festival’s grant from Norfolk County Council will be reduced by 90% for 2015/16, it has been confirmed, from £83,400 in the current year to £8,442 in the next. It follows the council’s decision to cut £150,000 from its overall arts budget.

Sinfini

Borealis Festival

Bergen is a small city with big ideas. Alive with culture of all kinds, it shows its most welcoming and adventurous face in the annual Borealis Festival, where a performance in a swimming pool and typewriter art set the tone, as Kate Molleson discovers.

Der Tagesspiegel

Haste Töne?

Eine Begegnung mit dem Komponisten Christian Jost, dessen „Berlin Symphonie“ am Freitag im Rahmen des Konzerthaus-Festivals „Mythos Berlin“ uraufgeführt wird.

klassik.com

Zusatzkosten von 1,5 Millionen Euro pro Jahr in bereits angespannter finanzieller Situation

Wiener Bundestheater beklagen Mehrwertsteuer-Erhöhung

El País

Stradivarius en Copacabana

La violinista clásica Viktoria Mullova se ha hecho célebre por interpretar música brasileña

artsjournal

€50,000 Karajan Music Prize to Period-Performance Start Thomas Hengelbrock

The annual award requires that the cash sum be used by the recipient to help further the careers of young musicians.

Twitter

B’ham Conservatoire@BirmCons: We’re pleased to welcome @JLloydWebber as our new @BirmCons Principle pic.twitter.com/fjDAe63EJe

ABO@aborchestras:Looking forward to the second UK-Brazil MultiOrchestra Conference, taking place in Rio de Janeiro, 27-29 April. http://ow.ly/KtKiP 

PRS Foundation ‏@PRSFoundation: Our Director @Vanessa_PRSF will be at the next @LDNmusicmasters #ClassRaceClassical event on 20 Apr. More info here: http://ow.ly/KqZIR 

Fergus_Linehan_3235087bFergus Linehan: ‘I want to target the people who wake up in Edinburgh every morning not knowing what they want to do’. Photo: Telegraph

(Written on March 18, 2015 )