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Scottish tenor Nicky Spence has enlisted some of the brightest stars from the world of opera to cycle the length of the UK, from Glasgow all the way to London. Nine opera singers will cycle over 500 miles in eight days. The team includes Ailish Tynan, Nicky Spence, Mary Bevan, Louise Alder, and many other artists from The Royal Opera House, English National Opera, The Metropolitan Opera New York and La Scala.

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Kicking off at the Scottish Opera Headquarters in Glasgow on 24th July, the tour will be celebrated with performances from some of the cyclists alongside the young people of The Scottish Opera Connect Company. Throughout the journey the cyclists will take part in a series of special events, visiting some unique musical landmarks and communities both from major cities and from further afield. The goal is to raise £25,000 in aid of Help Musicians UK, a charity that supports musicians in need.

The challenging journey will take the artists along the following routes:

24 July – Glasgow to Biggar

25 July – Biggar to Hawick

26 July – Hawick to Newcastle

27 July – Newcastle to York

28 July – York to Manchester

29 July – Manchester to Birmingham

30 July – Birmingham to Oxford

31 July – Oxford to London

(Written on June 28, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news, Glastonbury starts with an opening by the Orchestra of Syrian Musicians, the music business reacts to Brexit & the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland announces a new partnership with Dumfries House. Also, electronic tracks will receive classical remakes & Stockholm Royal Opera offers weddings with Pride.

The Guardian

The Orchestra of Syrian Musicians: ‘When there is violence, you have to make music’

With war ravaging their homeland, the Orchestra of Syrian Musicians has been scattered across the globe. But five years since the violence erupted, the group are reuniting for a cathartic tour – and opening Glastonbury

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U.K. votes to leave European Union: Music biz reacts

Following the result, the pound fell to its lowest level against the dollar since 1985. The implications for the music industry are similarly grave with the decision to leave the economic stability of the EU anticipated to impact heavily on the live sector.

The Telegraph

Glastonbury 2016: campers ready for Muse, Skepta and ZZ Top – but shocked by Brexit

The music begins today, with Muse set to headline the Pyramid Stage tonight.

Classical Music Magazine

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland announces new partnership

The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland has announced a new partnership with Dumfries House. The conservatoire will launch a new arts education programme at the 18th-century Ayrshire stately home in September 2016, giving young people the chance to access high-quality, specialist music and dance tuition and offering performance and employment opportunities.

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Daft Punk, Nina Kravitz and Skrillex among others to receive classical music remakes

An impressive group of producers will be having their song transformed into classical music pieces for an upcoming orchestral compilation. The man behind the idea is Hans Ek, a classical music composer who will be remaking seventeen electronic tracks as classical pieces from the likes of Skrillex, Daft Punk, Swedish House Mafia and Nina Kraviz to name a few.

International Arts Manager

Stockholm Royal Opera offers weddings with Pride

Lots of performing arts companies are involved with LGBT activities, but few go as far as Sweden’s Stockholm Royal Opera, who are opening up their Guldfoajén hall for drop-in weddings as part of Stockholm Pride 2016.

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Der “jüdische Nobelpreis” für Itzhak Perlman

Der Geiger Itzhak Perlman bekommt am Donnerstag in Jerusalem den mit einer Million Dollar dotierten Genesis-Preis verliehen. Im Vorfeld bezieht Perlman politisch klar Stellung und kritisiert den US-Präsidentschaftskandidaten Donald Trump scharf.

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Britische Konzertveranstalter befürchten Probleme durch Brexit

Der Austritt Großbritanniens aus der EU könnte für die britischen Konzertveranstalter Probleme mit sich bringen. Der Chef der ‘English National Opera’, Sir Peter Jonas, hat von einem ‘kollektiven Suizid’ seines Landes gesprochen.

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Geiger David Garrett holt zum juristischen Gegenschlag aus

Nachdem Anfang Juni David Garretts Ex-Geliebte gegen ihn eine Millionenklage erhoben hatte (klassik.com berichtete), holt der deutsche Geiger nun zum juristischen Gegenschlag aus. Hintergrund sind die Vorwürfe der Erotikdarstellerin Ashley Youdan, Garrett habe ihr bei sexuellen Handlungen Blessuren zugefügt. Über ihren Antwalt fordert die Amerikanerin 12 Millionen US-Dollar Schmerzensgeld für den angeblichen physischen und psychischen Missbrauch.

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Edward Snowden @Snowden No matter the outcome, polls demonstrate how quickly half of any population can be convinced to vote against itself. Quite a lesson.

The Federation @Creative_Fed Our response to the EU referendum result is available here:

Indy Music @IndyMusic To cheer you up, here’s the full Glastonbury lineup and set times

Top Classical News @topcmnews Daniel Catan’s Florencia Invigorates New York City Opera

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(Written on June 24, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news, the first International Youth Choir Festival will take place in 2017, British Airways forces musician to carry his instrument unprotected and Vienna Philharmonic opens their home for refugees. Also, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra comes up with graphic listening guides and more and more musicians are using iPads and laptops instead of sheet music.

Classical Music Magazine

NYCGB announces first International Youth Choir Festival

The inaugural International Youth Choir Festival will take place on 15 and 17 April 2017.

Herbert Howells Society appoints Stephen Cleobury as president

Stephen Cleobury has been appointed president of the Herbert Howells Society. He succeeds founding president Sir David Willcocks, who served from 1987 until his death in 2015.

The Strad

Violinist forced to carry unprotected instrument on lap on British Airways flight

Cecilia Bernardini was asked by staff to remove the instrument from its case, which was then checked into the hold.

Independent

Can the notion of ‘complete art work’ save English National Opera, and opera itself?

Next week English National Opera opens a new production of Tristan and Isolde, Richard Wagner’s gigantic, groundbreaking hymn to love and Schopenhauerian philosophy. With designs by the artist Anish Kapoor, ENO’s ex-music director Edward Gardner conducting, direction by Daniel Kramer – the company’s artistic director elect – and a starry cast featuring the Australian tenor Stuart Skelton as Tristan, it promises much.

NY Times

When Classical Musicians Go Digital

Increasing numbers of players are using iPads and laptops instead of sheet music, especially now that the latest generation of tablets come in the same size as a standard score.

Mashable

Blind musicians take the lead in this Thai orchestra

In Thailand, some Buddhists view physical or intellectual disability as punishment manifested for wrongdoing in a past life. The Thai Blind Orchestra, made up of children as young as 9, hopes to help combat this perception through its musical training and performances.

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Vienna Philharmonic’s Refugee House Has Been Opened

The Philharmonic Refugee House in St. Aegyd, an initiative of the Vienna Philharmonic, has been officially opened. The house has three apartments as well as a large meeting room « in which also the local population is invited to seek contact with the families of the house ».

This Is Local London

Children’s choir to celebrate 25th anniversary

Children’s International Voices of Enfield, which is made up of and run entirely by volunteers, will sing on Sunday, July 10 at 3pm, at Palmers Green Union Reformed Church.

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Symphonic Guides for the Rest of Us

A recent post by Mark Sinclair in Creative Review reveals an innovative approach developed by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and a clever graphic designer to provide easier signposts.

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What is an…Apoggiatura?

Stephen Johnson gets to grips with classical music’s technical terms.

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Mozarteum: Einvernehmliche Vertragsauflösung zwischen Rektor und Universität

Die Universität Mozarteum Salzburg und dessen bisheriger Rektor Siegfried Mauser haben in gegenseitigem Einvernehmen eine Auflösung des Dienstverhältnisses beschlossen.

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“Parsifal”-Premiere ohne Angela Merkel

Sie zählt zu den Stammgästen auf dem Grünen Hügel, doch dieses Jahr wird Angela Merkel nicht zur Eröffnungspremiere nach Bayreuth kommen und mit ihrem Mann Joachim Sauer über den Roten Teppich schreiten.

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Gotthold Schwarz zum Thomaskantor berufen

Der Leipziger Stadtrat hat am Donnerstag mit großer Mehrheit Gotthold Schwarz zum neuen Thomaskantor berufen.

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klassik.com @klassikcom Auktionshaus stellt seltenes Bach-Manuskript aus

Oper Leipzig erwartet neuen Besucherrekord http://bit.ly/1PjQQWu

Top Classical News @topcmnews Vienna Philharmonic opens home for refugees http://bit.ly/1POhFrm

Except from TSO’s listening guide for Mozart’s Symphony No. 41 in C Major (“Jupiter”) by Hannah Chan-Hartley, managing editor and musicologist at TSO

Excerpt from TSO’s listening guide for Mozart’s Symphony No. 41 in C Major (“Jupiter”) by Hannah Chan-Hartley, managing editor and musicologist at TSO

(Written on June 10, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news, Kronos Quartet introduces its latest project “Fifty for the Future”, Orlando Orchestra’s leader Eric Jacobsen leaps from cellist to conductor and Kansas City Symphony musicians agree to new contract. Also, Korean violinist Yoojin Jang wins Sendai Competition and Zurich voted in favour of Tonhalle concert hall renovation.

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Kronos Quartet Wants To Give You Free Music — And Teach You How To Play It

Kronos Quartet has commissioned 50 pieces of music for its latest project, Fifty for the Future.

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Orlando Orchestra’s Leader Leaps From Cellist to Conductor

As a young, classical music conductor in a town known more for Mickey Mouse than Mahler, Eric Jacobsen faces a double challenge: Live up to the promise of his youth and innovative background, and somehow discover the magic formula to lure young audiences to the concert hall.

The Kansas City Star

KC Symphony musicians agree to new contract

The Kansas City Symphony is a shining model of the way things can be when musicians and management work together with mutual respect and a common goal: making great music.

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Korean Violinist Wins Sendai Competition

25-year-old Korean violinist Yoojin Jang has been awarded First Prize at the Sendai completion in Japan.

The Guardian

ENO artistic director Daniel Kramer: ‘I’ve never run an opera house. Isn’t that exciting?

Appointing Daniel Kramer as artistic director of English National Opera feels like the last gasp for a company drowning in a sea of troubles. Since January last year, it has had a chairman resign, an executive director resign, an artistic director resign and, most recently, a music director resign.

The Hollywood Reporter

‘Girl With The Dragon Tattoo’ Producer Developing Sydney Opera House Feature

The dramatic story of the creation of the Sydney Opera House, acknowledged as one of the seven wonders of the modern world, is being developed as a feature film with the working title,Utzon: The Man Behind The Opera House, in a three way Australian-Swedish-Danish co-production.

International Arts Manager

Queen Elisabeth Competition winners announced

Belgium’s grand dame of the music competition scene has announced its winners for 2016. Some 82 pianists were selected to compete in the first round of the competition, quickly whittled down to 24 who made it through to the semi-finals, followed by 12 finalists who competed at Brussels Centre for Fine Arts with the National Orchestra of Belgium, conducted by Marin Alsop.

The New York Times

Chick Corea’s 75th Birthday Celebration Will Make Music for Months

When the jazz pianist Chick Corea celebrates a milestone birthday, he doesn’t hold back. In 2001, when he turned 60, he played a three-week career retrospective at the Blue Note Jazz Club. He did it again at 70, with an even broader array of partners.

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Zürich: Bürger votieren für Renovierung der Tonhalle

Die entscheidenden Weichen für eine Renovierung der Tonhalle Zürich sind gestellt. Die Bürger der Stadt votierten am Wochenende mit rund einer Dreiviertelmehrheit für die Renovierung der Tonhalle.

Musik heute

Dresdner Musikfestspiele schließen mit Besucherrekord

Mit einem Konzert ihres Festspielorchesters sind die 39. Dresdner Musikfestspiele am Sonntag zu Ende gegangen.

Klassik heute

NAXOS Music Market Munich endete mit Rekordbeteiligung

Mit mehr als 200 Teilnehmern aus über 25 Ländern sowie mehr als 50 internationalen Labels war die Veranstaltung der bislang größte Music Market, den NAXOS bis dato durchgeführt hat.

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neue musikzeitung @musikzeitung : Weitere Abstimmung über Volkstheater-Intendant Sewan Latchinian

Top Classical News @topcmnews formidable US soprano dies, aged 94

Musical America @MusicalAmerica St. Louis Symphony appoints resident conductor Gemma New

The Kansas City Symphony performing during the Celebration at the Station at Union Station in Kansas City. Photo credit: Allison Long

The Kansas City Symphony performing during the Celebration at the Station at Union Station in Kansas City. Photo credit: Allison Long

(Written on June 6, 2016 )

Classical News

In our classical news today, Lawrence Power appointed artistic director of the English Chamber Orchestra charitable trust, Richard Farnes takes on Wagner’s The Ring Cycle as his final assignment with Opera North and the Arts Council England faces renewed pressure over its funding of opera. Also, Isreaeli Cellist Daniel Hass wins Stulberg International String Competition and fifty percent of the Sex Worker’s Opera are actual sex workers.

Classical Music Magazine

Lawrence Power appointed artistic director of the English Chamber Orchestra charitable trust

Lawrence Power will become artistic director of the English Chamber Orchestra charitable trust from the 2016/17 season.

BBC News

Opera North’s Richard Farnes departs with The Ring

There can be few more challenging tasks as a conductor than taking on the whole of Wagner’s The Ring Cycle – but that is the one that has been handed to Richard Farnes for his final assignment at Opera North.

Mirror

Meet the stars of the Sex Worker’s Opera which features REAL working prostitutes

Fifty percent of the cast are made up of actual sex workers while the other half are friends of sex workers who are hoping to dissolve the stigma attached to the industry.

The Stage

Equity to ramp up pressure on opera funding in wake of ENO furore

Arts Council England is to face renewed pressure over its funding of opera, after performers called for increased efforts to protect the genre’s subsidy. The call, at Equity’s Annual Representative Conference, comes in the wake of the dispute at English National Opera, where earlier this year chorus members threatened to strike over cuts to their contracts, enacted by ENO management in response to a £5 million drop in subsidy from ACE.

The Strad

Cellist Daniel Hass wins Stulberg International String Competition

Israeli cellist Daniel Hass has won the 2016 Stulberg International String Competition in Kalamazoo, MI, US. The 18-year-old, who currently studies with Joel Krosnick at the Juilliard School, received the gold medal, $6,000 and engagements with orchestras across America.

Classical Music Magazine

Applications open for Psappha’s Composing for Piano scheme

Composers are invited to submit their applications for Psappha’s Composing for Piano scheme. The programme is open to UK-based composers who have completed their first degree and/or left higher education within the last three years.

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Spanish Early Music Association Honours Jaap Schröder

Spanish Association of Early Music Groups (GEMA) announced the second edition of their Awards.

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Gotthold Schwarz wird Thomaskantor

Mehr als ein Jahr wurde gesucht, jetzt steht Gotthold Schwarz als neuer Thomaskantor fest: Schwarz hat den Thomanerchor bereits seit 2015 kommissarisch geleitet.

Musik heute

Bregenzer Festspiele: Drei Viertel der Karten bereits weg

Gut zwei Monate vor dem Start der Bregenzer Festspiele sind schon die meisten Tickets verkauft.

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Milena Wilke gewinnt den Violinwettbewerb Ton und Erklärung

Die deutsche Geigerin Milena Wilke hat den ersten Preis des Violinwettbewerbs “Ton und Erklärung” gewonnen. Der erste Preis ist mit 10.000 Euro dotiert.

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NightingaleHammerson @NGHHammerson #celebratingartincarehomes introduction from Alastair and Chris having a great day

Opera North @Opera_North Beginning again… cycle 2 kicks off tonight with Das Rheingold!

Top Classical News @topcmnews Barihunk Benjamin Appl signs with Sony Classical

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Photograph: Clive Barda

(Written on May 24, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news, Mark Wigglesworth breaks the silence about his resignation as music director of English National Opera, Radio 3 has reached its highest audience in three years and new opera house in Surrey approved. Also, one in six albums sold worldwide is by a UK star and Classic FM reveals which pieces of classical music will help students get the most out of their revision.

Classical Music Magazine

‘I think I have a right to defend myself’ – Mark Wigglesworth

Mark Wigglesworth has broken his silence for the first time since resigning as music director of English National Opera. Wigglesworth announced that he was stepping down on March 22, confessing in a letter to ENO musicians and technical staff that the company was ‘evolving into something I do not recognise’.

Radio 3 achieves greatest reach in three years

Radio 3 has reached its highest audience in three years. RAJAR figures for the first quarter of 2016 show Radio 3’s audience reach as 2.12 million (up from 2.05m last quarter and 2.08m last year).

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Joanna Lumley attends meeting as new West Horsley Place opera house gets approved

Plans to build a new opera house in the grounds of West Horsley Place have been approved by Guildford Borough Council. Members of the council’s planning committee were joined by actress Joanna Lumley in the public gallery at the meeting on Wednesday.

Huffington Post

The Lighthouse: Opera Parallèle’s Chamber Opera Considers a Scottish Mystery in San Francisco

After seeing Champion, Opera Parallèle‘s inventive commissioned “jazz opera,” by Grammy-winning trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard, at SFJazz a few months ago, who could fail to be interested in seeing whatever this imaginative company produced next?

NorthJersey.com

Radio Waves: Contemporary classical music podcast launches fundraiser for third season

Q2 Music’s contemporary classical music podcast “Meet the Composer” — on the heels of its recent Peabody Award win — is launching a Kickstarter campaign for its third season.

Independent

Classical music and studying: The top 10 pieces to listen to for exam success

Classic FM reveals which pieces of classical music will help students get the most out of their revision

theguardian

Cliveden’s Jacobean surround sound system to open to the public

Visitors to enjoy new sound installation in chamber under mansion’s south terrace built to channel sounds of invisible orchestra.

BBC News

One in six albums sold worldwide is by a UK star

The huge success of artists like One Direction and Adele means that British artists accounted for one in every six albums sold worldwide last year. The UK music industry accounted for 17.1% of the global music market – its highest ever share.

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Andris Nelsons und Deutsche Grammophon verkünden exklusive Partnerschaft

Mit Andris Nelsons unterzeichnet einer der herausragendsten Dirigenten unserer Zeit einen Exklusivvertrag mit dem traditionsreichen Klassiklabel Deutsche Grammophon.

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Solotrompeter des Basler Sinfonieorchesters gewinnt Prager Frühling-Wettbewerb

Der britische Trompeter Huw Morgan, Solotrompeter des Basler Sinfonieorchesters, hat den ersten Preis des Prager Frühling-Wettbewerbs gewonnen.

Musik heute

Streit um Arbeitsverhältnis von Dresdner Chefdirigent beigelegt

Der Streit um das Arbeitsverhältnis des Chefdirigenten der Dresdner Philharmonie, Michael Sanderling, ist beigelegt.

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New York Times Arts @nytimesarts Stephen Gosling, Queens New Music Festival, biennial & more classical music in

Music History @today_classical  in 1896 Death of German and composer Clara Wieck

Royal Academy Music @RoyalAcadMusic Behind the scenes at , opening tonight at @.

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Photograph: Sim Canetty Clarke

(Written on May 20, 2016 )

Classical News

In our classical news today, Nicola Luisotti announces that he will leave San Francisco Opera, 19th century violin stolen after bomb evacuation and new luxury train in Ireland offers music entertainment. Also, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra announces its new season ‘Revolution’ and a rare Stradivarius is recorded for the first time.

KQED Arts

San Francisco Opera Music Director Nicola Luisotti Leaving Post

Nicola Luisotti, music director for the San Francisco Opera (SF Opera) since 2009, announced Wednesday that he would be leaving the opera company after the 2017-2018 season, when his contract expires.

Stanford News

Stanford launches its first free online course in classical music appreciation

A new, free Stanford Online class that explores the early evolution of the string quartet and features classical music and commentary is now open for enrollment.

EveningStandard

This is how to get free piano lessons at St Pancras station

A top London pianist is to give free lessons on the public pianos in St Pancras station as she tries to spark a passion for music in children.

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Bagshot musician ‘devastated’ after thieves stole sentimental 19th century violin

Sam Young is desperately trying to trace the instrument, which was a family heirloom, after thieves broke into his girlfriend’s car last weekend.

The Strad

Violinists and cellists to receive 2016 Tarisio Trust grants

Online instrument and bow auction house Tarisio has announced four of the recipients of its 2016 Tarisio Trust Young Artists Grants.

The Irish Times

Ireland’s new luxury train will have fiddling, flutes and fairy tales

The Irish Times got a sneak peek at the progress of work on Ireland’s first luxury sleeper train, the Belmond Grand Hibernian.

BBC News

Music News LIVE:Michael Buble vocal chord surgery

Michael Buble is taking a break from singing to have surgery on his vocal cords, cancelling two big upcoming events so he’s got time to “rest and recover”.

Classical Music Magazine

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra announces 2016/17 season

The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2016/17 season is themed ‘Revolution’. The theme encompasses landmark works by Bach, Berlioz, Stravinsky and The Beatles, as well as a Beethoven symphony cycle from chief conductor Vasily Petrenko.

Rare Stradivarius recorded for the first time

The rare 1725 ‘Chevillard King of Portugal’ Stradivarius cello will be heard on disc for the first time this month.

The Times

Mark Wigglesworth: ‘I experienced the classic emotions: sadness, anger, denial’

There is a faint smell of burning in Mark Wigglesworth’s flat, five floors up from one of the tiny alleys that criss-cross the district between Drury Lane and Leicester Square. The source of the odour isn’t a bridge being burnt, although one might imagine it, as the music director of English National Opera breaks his two-month silence on the subject of his resignation.

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Elbphilharmonie-Eröffnung: Verlosung lockt bereits 100.000 Teilnehmer

Nach zehn Jahren Bauzeit und fast 800 Millionen Euro Kosten wird am 11. und 12. Januar 2017 die Elbphilharmonie in Betrieb genommen. Die Betreiber verlosen insgesamt 900 Freikarten für die beiden Eröffnungskonzerte – was auf eine riesige Resonanz stößt.

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Kein Platz für Vielfalt – VUT kritisiert öffentlich-rechtlichen Rundfunk

Der Verband unabhängiger Musikunternehmen e. V. (VUT) äußert scharfe Kritik an den öffentlich-rechtlichen Radiosendern in Deutschland.

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Patrick Lange wird Generalmusikdirektor in Wiesbaden

Der 1981 geborene deutsche Dirigent Patrick Lange wird neuer Generalmusikdirektor  am Hessischen Staatstheater Wiesbaden.

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 Klassik.com @klassikcom Cembalistin Huguette gestorben

BR-Klassik @BR_KLASSIK Kommentar zur Krise am : Das erste “Blaulicht-Theater” Deutschlands http://bit.ly/1rVSY1B

Limelight Magazine @LimelightEd #Conductor Nicholas Cleobury on venturing into a ‘rewarding, exciting but difficult profession’ http://bit.ly/1XBGgRG

San Francisco Opera Music Director Nicola Luisotti Leaving Post. Photo credit: Terrence McCarthy/San Francisco Opera

San Francisco Opera Music Director Nicola Luisotti Leaving Post. Photo credit: Terrence McCarthy/San Francisco Opera

(Written on May 19, 2016 )

In today’s news, English National Opera unveils its masterplan for securing its future, a Russian Orchestra played in the ruins of the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra, and Sir James Galway receives honorary doctorate.

The Telegraph

English National Opera unveils plans for sex, silence and Hollywood stars

English National Opera has unveiled its masterplan to secure its future: more musicals, a tour to Blackpool, and “sex, sex, and more sex”.

The New York Times

Russian Orchestra Plays in Palmyra Ruins as Strikes Kill 28

A renowned Russian conductor led a triumphant concert on Thursday in the ruins of the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra, once terrorised by the Islamic State group, even as an airstrike on a refugee camp in the north left at least 28 people dead and dozens wounded, including many children.

Classical Music Magazine

Sir James Galway receives honorary doctorate

Birmingham City University has presented Sir James Galway with an honorary doctorate for his services to music. Sir James Galway was named Doctor of the University (DUniv) after a concert as part of his residency at Birmingham Conservatoire (part of Birmingham City University).

Inaugural winners of RPS duet prizes announced

18-year-old composer Freya Ireland and 16-year-old cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason each win a public recital/performance at a national music festival and £1,500 to support their musical development.

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Violinist/violist Matt Albert to head new University of Michigan Chamber Music department

The University of Michigan School of Music has appointed violinist/violist Matt Albert as the first chair of its new Department of Chamber Music, launched in autumn 2015.

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Semyon Bychkov leitet das Sommernachtskonzert der Wiener Philharmoniker

Im einzigartigen Ambiente des Schönbrunner Schlossparks findet am Donnerstag, 26. Mai 2016 bei freiem Eintritt das alljährliche Sommernachtskonzert Schönbrunn der Wiener Philharmoniker statt.

Matthias Georg Kendlinger gründet zweites Orchester

Matthias Georg Kendlinger, Gründer der K&K Philharmoniker, wird im Mai 2016 ein zweites privat finanziertes Orchester ins Leben rufen: die K&K Symphoniker.

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“Musik der Hoffnung”: Gergijew gibt Konzert in Palmyra

Mit einem Sinfoniekonzert in der antiken Oasenstadt Palmyra hat Syriens enger Partner Russland demonstrativ seine Rolle in dem Bürgerkriegsland herausgestrichen. Für den Auftritt im römischen Amphitheater des Unesco-Weltkulturerbes war eigens das Orchester des St. Petersburger Mariinski-Theaters eingeflogen worden.

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Sky News @SkyNews A Russian orchestra has performed a classical music concert in the ruins of Palmyra

Classical Music @ClassicalMusic_ Geoff Parkin appointed as director of

New York Times Arts What can do to fill its empty seats? Our team of classical music critics and reporters have some ideas:

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Photograph: Tristram Kenton

(Written on May 6, 2016 )

Classical News

In our news today, copyright expires on Ravel’s “Bolero”, Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition announces its winners and Rachmaninov Hall of the Moscow Conservatory is reopened. Also, the English National Opera appoints Daniel Kramer as new artistic director and Toronto Symphony Orchestra appears to be stuck in former CEO’s legal splash zone.

thelocal

Copyright expires on Bolero, French classical favourite

Almost 90 years after it was first performed in Paris, the copyright runs out on Sunday on one of the most popular and unique pieces of classical music, Ravel’s “Bolero”.

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Winners Announced at the 28th Annual Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition

After two days of intense competition by some of the most talented young singers in the country, the winners of the 28th Annual Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition were announced.

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Toronto Symphony Appears To Be Stuck In Former CEO’s Legal Splash Zone

Toward the end of March, 2016 we examined the nasty PR mess the Toronto Symphony Orchestras (TSO) has been caught up in by way of the very public annulment legal battle between former president and CEO, Jeff Melanson, and his estranged wife, Eleanor McCain.

theguardian

English National Opera appoints Daniel Kramer as artistic director

ENO hoping American-born director will bring stability to company that has lurched from crisis to crisis over past two years.

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Rachmaninov Hall of the Moscow Conservatory Reopened

The Rachmaninov Hall of the Moscow Conservatory has reopened after a major renovation on April 30 with a concert by pianist Denis Matsuev.

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Peter und das iPhone – Die interaktive App zu “Peter und der Wolf in Hollywood” gibt es nun auch für das iPhone

Mit Peter und seinen Freunden virtuell nach Hollywood verreisen und musikalische Abenteuer erleben – das ermöglicht die interaktive App jetzt auch ganz mobil auf dem iPhone.

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Ernst von Siemens Musikpreis für dänischen Komponisten Per Nørgård

Der dänische Komponist Per Nørgård wird heute mit dem Ernst von Siemens Musikpreis ausgezeichnet. Er bekommt den Preis für ein Leben im Dienste der Musik.

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Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen als Orchester des Jahres ausgezeichnet

Die in diesem Jahr zum ersten Mal vergebene Auszeichnung wurde durch Bundestagspräsident Dr. Norbert Lammert und den Programmchef von Deutschlandradio Kultur, Hans-Dieter Heimendahl, im Rahmen des Musikfestivals “Heidelberger Frühling” verliehen.

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@klassikcom Göttinger Händel-Festspiele: Sämtliche 42 #Händel-Opern zum 100. Geburtstag #Oper #Musikfestival http://klassik.com/?ihRZM

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Per Nørgård in Kopenhagen. Foto: Manu Theobald/EvS Musikstiftung

Per Nørgård in Kopenhagen. Foto: Manu Theobald/EvS Musikstiftung

(Written on May 2, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news, Mark Wigglesworth resigns as ENO’s music director, Timothy Ridout wins 2016 Lionel Tertis International Viola Competition, David Bowie mural in Brixton, London to be listed, the impact of music on early childhood development and more…

BBC Music Magazine

Mark Wigglesworth resigns as music director of English National Opera

English National Opera has revealed that Mark Wigglesworth has resigned as music director and will leave at the end of the current season.

The Strad

Timothy Ridout wins 2016 Lionel Tertis International Viola Competition

The young violist receives a cash prize, performance opportunities and a viola bow

BBC News

David Bowie mural in Brixton ‘to be listed’

A mural of David Bowie that became a shrine to the musician after his death is to be listed by the council to ensure its long-term protection.

Classicalite

“Why Making Music Matters”: Carnegie Hall research paper commissioned on childhood development

As part of a project that is actively trying to understand the relationship between music and early childhood development, Carnegie Hall has commissioned a research paper from Dr. Dennie Palmer Wolf called “Why Making Music Matters.”

Los Angeles Times

Musco Center’s sound decisions might make it the best opera house in the West

Yasuhisa Toyota has done it again. The Japanese acoustician became an international sensation with the 2003 opening of Walt Disney Concert Hall, his first assignment outside of Asia

International Arts Manager

RNCM to install world’s largest BOXY modular studio for its students

Manchester’s Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) has announced plans to transform its former Studio Theatre into a state-of-the-art rehearsal and recording area by fitting the world’s largest BOXY modular studio system.

International Arts Manager

Oxford University Press announces new head of repertoire promotion

OUP has announced the appointment of Jenny Wegg to the position of Head of Repertoire Promotion in its music department. Wegg was previously senior promotion manager at Music Sales, where she worked for nearly seven years until summer 2015, managing a roster of composers, including Peter Maxwell Davies, John Tavener and Tarik O’Regan.

Die Zeit

Schafft mehr Konzertsäle!

München kriegt jetzt einen, Paris und Bochum haben welche: Diese Häuser sollte man sich leisten, auch an ungewöhnlichen Orten

NMZ

Reformation in Mecklenburg kommt als Oper auf die Bühne

Die Geschichte der Reformation in Mecklenburg kommt als Oper auf die Bühne: Mehr als 50 Mitwirkende der Reformationsoper «Ritter, Tod und Teufel» haben sich am Wochenende erstmals in Schönberg getroffen

Klassik.com

Beethoven-Haus erwirbt Brief des Komponisten

Das Bonner Beethoven-Haus hat einen Brief aus der Feder des damals 43-jährigen Komponisten erwerben können

Twitter

English National Opera @E_N_O: ICYMI – we’re now on #! Be one of our first Snapchat friends. Our username is enopera.

Royal Music College @RCMLondon: We welcome back the outstanding @ for music by @, # & # on 14 April – book now:

BBC Music Magazine @Music Magazine: ENO misery continues. Now Mark Wigglesworth has resigned as music director:

Photo: Sim Canetty-Clarke

Mark Wigglesworth became Music Director at English National Opera in 2015. Photograph: Sim Canetty-Clarke

(Written on March 23, 2016 )