Yamaha has been appointed as the Official Piano Partner of English National Opera, the Rolston String Quartet takes top prize at the 12th Banff International String Quartet Competition & Czech musicians bring classical music concerts to cafés. Also, the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra voted overwhelmingly to authorize a strike.
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Yamaha becomes ENO’s Official Piano Partner
Yamaha has been appointed as the Official Piano Partner of English National Opera in London, making Yamaha the exclusive supplier of pianos to ENO. The partnership sees ENO become the first opera company to use Yamaha’s revolutionary TransAcoustic™ piano, now located in the orchestra pit at the London Coliseum.
St John’s Smith Square appoints development manager
St John’s Smith Square has appointed Lynn Simmonds as development manager. Simmonds joins St John’s from New Philanthropy Capital, where she supported charities, including cultural organisations, to assess their impact and generate new income.
BBC Music Magazine
Rolston String Quartet takes top prize at Banff
The Rolston String Quartet has won first prize at the 12th Banff International String Quartet Competition. ‘I can’t believe it!’ viola player Hezekiah Leung said of his group’s win, ‘It has been a dream of ours even to be here’.
Czech musicians bring classical music concerts to cafés
Enjoy your coffee while listening to Beethoven, have a glass of wine while listening to Mozart and quench your thirst with contemporary music and mineral water, suggests a new project that brings classical musicians to cafés all around the Czech Republic. The series of concerts, which aim at raising public interest in classical music, was launched on Friday at a café in Prague’s district of Holešovice.
The Irish Times
Opera funding seems arbitrary and unaccountable
If only common sense were not so rare. Just look at the Arts Council and the mess it has been in for years with its Festivals and Events Scheme. This scheme offers grants of up to €20,000 and supports a truly diverse selection of musical endeavours.
San Diego Reader
The feminine future of classical music
Women continue to balance the disparity in classical music leadership.
Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra votes to authorize a strike
Instead of striking up the band, the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra voted overwhelmingly to authorize a strike. They voted Tuesday night, after rejecting the most recent offer from management over proposed pay cuts.
The Irish Times
Composers on the state of classical music in Ireland today
‘Composing the Island’ celebrates 100 years of music by Irish composers, written between 1916 and 2016. What do composers think about Irish music now?
SPD-Haushaltsexperte: Bund soll Berliner Staatsoper übernehmen
Der SPD-Haushaltsexperte Johannes Kahrs hat sich dafür ausgesprochen, dass der Bund die Berliner Staatsoper Unter den Linden übernimmt. „Das wäre für alle Beteiligten die sauberste, klarste und einfachste Lösung“.
Bayerisches Staatsorchester und GMD Kirill Petrenko auf Europa-Tournee
Das Bayerische Staatsorchester und GMD Kirill Petrenko gehen im September 2016 auf ausgedehnte Europa-Tournee, bevor das Orchester 2017 wieder nach Japan reist und für 2018 sein Debüt in New York plant.
Neuer Chef Igor Zelensky öffnet die Ballett-Türen
Negative Schlagzeilen, die seinem Amtsantritt vorausgeeilt sind, bringen Igor Zelensky scheinbar nicht aus der Ruhe, der Russe hat Großes vor – und lässt sich bei der Arbeit gerne über die Schulter schauen. Am Samstag öffnet er allen Ballettinteressierten die Türen zum Probensaal des Bayerischen Staatsballetts.
Opera Today @operatoday New Staging of Wagner’s TRISTAN UND ISOLDE to Open the Met’s 50th Anniversary Season
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(Written on September 7, 2016 )