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In today’s news: first BBC proms outside of London since 1930, the German union enters the Berlin Philharmonic and the opera foundation, and on an island in the middle of the Seine lies the new futuristic looking concert hall of Paris. The Berliner Staatsoper won’t reopen until December, and Houston Symphony celebrates legacy of Prince. Four international orchestras debut at the 78th ‘Quincena musical de San Sebastián’.

The Guardian

BBC Proms to travel to Hull to mark year as City of Culture

Director says first Prom outside London since 1930 is great opportunity to make a statement about event being for whole UK.

The Telegraphs

Ella Fitzgerald: celebrating the standard-bearer of swing 100 years after her birth

For defiant joyousness capable of touching both the expert and inexpert ear, for a balm to the soul, Fitzgerald is, truly, the First Lady of Jazz.


Sue Sturrock appointed as ISM president 2017/18

The Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM) has appointed Sue Sturrock, former director of communications at the Royal College of Music (RCM) and founder-director of Music Talks, as president for 2017/18.

The Scotsman

Classical music: New operatic season promises joyous escape, but what is going on with Glasgow Life?

Scottish Opera and all the main Scottish orchestras have now released their 2017-18 season brochures, and the prospects for classical buffs, between autumn and spring next year, are looking like the joyous escape we’ll need from the interminable political fisticuffs of Brexit and Indyref2.

BWW classical World

Houston Symphony Celebrates Legacy of Prince

The Houston Symphony celebrates the life and musical contributions of pop culture icon Prince on July 15 with an exceptional symphonic tribute to the artist’s eclectic music, complete with orchestra, live band and featured vocalist Marshall Charloff.

Der Tagesspiegel

Hauptstadtvertrag – Der Klang des Geldes

Der Bund steigt unter anderem bei den Berliner Philharmonikern und der Opernstiftung mit ein. Wie reagiert die Klassikszene auf den Geldfluss?

Berliner Morgenpost

Klingender Kreuzfahrtriese

Auf einer Insel inmitten der Seine liegt die neue, futuristisch aussehende Pariser Konzerthalle.

Berliner Staatsoper startet Regelbetrieb erst im Dezember

Berlin (MH) – Die Berliner Staatsoper wird ihren regulären Spielbetrieb erst am 7. Dezember aufnehmen. Das teilten die Bau- und die Kulturverwaltung Berlins am Montag mit. Am 3. Oktober soll zwar die Wiedereröffnung gefeiert werden.

El mundo

Cuatro orquestas internacionales debutan en la 78 Quincena Musical de San Sebastián

Cerca de 70 propuestas, enmarcadas en 11 ciclos, conforman la origramación de la 78 Quincena Musical de San Sebastián que se desarrollará durante todo el mes de agosto en la capital guipuzcoana.


Music History   in 1801 finishes & FP The Seasons at the Schwasrtzenberg Palace

Classical Music News  Quartet cancels Canada ‘due to an immigration issue’

El director de orquesta vitoriano, Juanjo Mena, photo credit: Javier Barbancho

(Written on April 24, 2017 )

Classical News

In today’s news, Help Musicians UK is boosting opportunities for young professional musicians, the death of a musician who caught an infection from his bagpipes has highlighted the dangers lurking inside musical instruments, and Simon & Sue Ruddick have donated £125,000 to improve ladies’ loos in British theatres. Also, 15 musicians are gathering at an active volcanic crater to play for 10½ hours.

Music Week

Help Musicians UK boosting opportunities for young pro musicians

Help Musicians UK is looking to increase opportunities for young professional musicians by way of its new Career Development Bursaries.

New Scientist

Deadly bagpipe infection is health warning to all wind musicians

Musicians beware: clean your instruments. The death of a musician who caught an infection from his bagpipes has highlighted the dangers lurking inside musical instruments.

The Guardian

Grandstand, Countdown, Ski Sunday: the unsung heroes behind TV’s greatest tunes

They’ve written some of the most iconic tracks of the last 50 years. Yet you’ve probably never heard of them. We met the legends of ‘library’ music

The Telegraph

Meet the couple on a mission to improve ladies’ loos in British theatres

Simon and Sue Ruddick have donated £125,000 to be spent on improving toilets in theatres up and down the country.

The New York Times

15 Musicians Spent the Night in an Active Volcano. Listen to What Happened.

Last Thursday, 15 musicians gathered at an active volcanic crater on a small island in the southern Aegean Sea for an experiment in improvisational site-specific performance. Lit by a glowing August full moon, they played for 10½ hours, asked only to take inspiration from their surroundings.


Nysgjerrig på kammermusikk? Vår ekspert gir deg sine heteste tips til Oslo kammermusikkfestival!

De neste dagene myldrer det av arrangementer under Oslo kammermusikkfestival. Astrid Kvalbein gir deg oversikt over forestillingene du må få med deg.


hmt Rostock bildet mehr Musiklehrer aus – Vereinbarung unterzeichnet

Die Hochschule für Musik und Theater Rostock (hmt) wird künftig mehr Lehrer für das Schulfach Musik ausbilden. Darauf haben sich Hochschule und Bildungsministerium in einer Teilzielvereinbarung verständigt.

Rheingau Musik Festival: Förderpreis für Geiger Marc Bouchkov

Der belgische Geiger Marc Bouchkov hat den mit 15.000 Euro dotierten Förderpreis des Rheingau Musik Festivals erhalten. Bouchkov hat den Preis am gestrigen Montag im Rahmen eines Konzerts auf Schloss Johannisberg entgegengenommen.

Die Zeit

Jazzmusiker Toots Thielemans ist tot

Er spielte mit Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra oder Billy Joel und bewies seine Virtuosität mit der Mundharmonika auch für die “Sesamstraße”. Der belgische Jazzmusiker, Mundharmonikaspieler und Komponist Toots Thielemans ist gestorben.


Top Classical News @topcmnews Complete Mahler symphony score to be auctioned for first time

BBC Radio 3 @BBCRadio3 ‘I was in the Bahraini Children’s Recorder Orchestra’ – Sally Phillips on

Classical Music News @CIassicalMusic Dallas Symphony violinist is selling her $1m Guarnerius


“634 Minutes Inside a Volcano” was an improvisational site-specific performance on the Greek island Nisyros. Credit: Pinelopi Gerasimou

(Written on August 23, 2016 )