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In today’s news: BBC Symphony Orchestra gets new home in East London, Grace Davidson to release a new recording with the Academy of Ancient Music, the director of Glyndebourne’s latest production of Madama Butterfly discusses its darkest aspects, and in Scotland parents and teachers call for children’s music tuition to be protected. Additionally, German project TONALi offers young talents a stage and the possibility to organise their own concert formats, and Leipzig announces a new music fair.

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BBC Symphony Orchestra to get new home in East London

BBC Symphony Orchestra to leave iconic Maida Vale studios and open a new hub in Stratford in 2022/2023.

Rhinegold

Grace Davidson and the Academy of Ancient Music launch new recording

Soprano Grace Davidson and the Academy of Ancient Music will celebrate the release of a new recording on 29 June with a live performance at St Jude’s Church in Hampstead Garden.

The Guardian

Sex, betrayal, suicide: is Madama Butterfly too sordid to stage today?

Puccini’s Orientalist story of the sexual exploitation of an Asian woman may seem repulsive in the #metoo era – but we shouldn’t flinch from a masterpiece’s savagery, says the director of Glyndebourne’s latest production.

Classic FM

Parents in Scotland can’t afford music lessons for their children

Teachers will call for children’s music tuition in Scotland to be protected, as authorities in Clackmannanshire confirmed plans this week to double the cost of musical instrument lessons to £524 a year.

Complete Music Update

Apple Music launches new team to enhance songwriter and publisher relationships

Apple has promoted one of its long-term music-focused legal directors to the new role of Global Director Of Music Publishing. Elena Segal will head up a new team that will manage relationships between the Apple Music streaming service and the mysterious world of music publishing and songwriting.

Concerti

Kulturmanager von morgen

Das Projekt TONALi bietet jungen Talenten eine Bühne und darüber hinaus die Möglichkeit, eigene Konzertformate zu organisieren. Bevor musikalische Talente vor ein Publikum treten können, ist eine umfangreiche Organisationsarbeit zu leisten. Finanzplanung, Sponsoren-Akquise, Marketingmaßnahmen und Buchungen von Spielstätten – all das sind Herausforderungen, an denen auch junge Menschen wachsen können.

Nmz

Komponist Lachenmann setzt auf Hörner – Uraufführung in München

Die Avantgarde-Musikreihe «musica viva» des Bayerischen Rundfunks präsentiert ein neues, großes Orchesterwerk von Helmut Lachenmann. Der erteilt politischer Musik eine Absage. Wird es mit acht Solo-Hörnern dieses Mal vielleicht romantisch?

Pizzicato

Leipzig kündigt neue Musikmesse an

In Leipzig wird im November 2019 eine Musikmesse unter dem Namen ‘musicpark’ statfinden. Ähnlich wie ‘Musicora’ in Paris soll sich die Publikumsveranstaltung an Musikbegeisterte, Hobbymusiker, Musikschüler und Einsteiger wenden, die Instrumente ausprobieren, kaufen oder live erleben möchten.

BR Klassik

Folkert Uhdes letzte ION “Momente, die in Erinnerung bleiben”

Am 6. Juni beginnt die 67. Internationale Orgelwoche Nürnberg. Für den künstlerischen Leiter Folkert Uhde wird es seine letzte Saison sein. Im BR-KLASSIK-Interview verrät der Konzertdesigner, ob er in den sechs Jahren Musica Sacra seine Ziele erreichen konnte und was er von Nürnberg gelernt hat.

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(Written on June 6, 2018 )

In today’s news: Composers tell Neil Fisher how to write a contemporary opera, a new community production by Howard Moody will premiere at Glyndebourne, and the Cumnock Tryst Festival returns this October. The Singapore Symphony Orchestra looks to the future. A historic piano collection is expected to sell for£1 million. Fabio Luisi will take over the Dallas Symphony, a portrait of an all men’s choir looking for a new director, the opening of the Munich Biennale. The ballet of the Dresden Semperoper wins the Taurus award. A portrait of Mai Khoi and her political resistance and a piece on instrument luthiers.

The Times

Ask for help, don’t annoy the audience, and it’s no use trying to be funny

With a spate of new operas premiering this summer, composers tell Neil Fisher how to get it right (they hope).

Glyndebourne

Agreed – a new community opera for 2019

A new large-scale community opera by Howard Moody will premiere on the main stage at Glyndebourne in March 2019.

Rhinegold

James MacMillan’s Cumnock Tryst festival programme announced

The Cumnock Tryst festival, created and run by Sir James MacMillan, returns for its 5th year this October.

Bachtrack

Looking to history and innovating for the future: Singapore Symphony’s 40th anniversary season

In 2018/19, Singapore Symphony Orchestra (SSO) celebrates its 40th Anniversary Season. Lan Shui will step down after a very successful 22-year relationship with the orchestra, in which he raised the profile of the ensemble significantly through touring and recordings (a search for his successor is underway).

Express.co.uk

Historic piano collection could fetch £1 million at auction

More than 110 pianos owned by classical music enthusiast Charles Colt are tipped to sell for a seven-figure sum. A collection that started with a £6 piano could soon sell for £1 million at an auction.

New York Times

Fabio Luisi Will Follow Jaap van Zweden as Conductor in Dallas

The maestro pipeline between Dallas and New York is now flowing in both directions. The Dallas Symphony Orchestra announced on Monday that it has chosen a successor to Jaap van Zweden, who built its reputation over the past decade and takes the helm of the New York Philharmonic next season.

Süddeutsche Zeitung

Dümpeln ohne Frauen und Dirigent

Das Willkommen auf der Homepage gibt die Ausrichtung gleich bündig wieder. Ausdrücklich begrüßt werden dort die “Sehr geehrten Herren”.

BR Klassik

Berührend komisch und Laut-Aggressiv

Wer an diesem Wochenende alle Premieren der Münchener Biennale besuchen wollte, musste eine logistische Meisterleistung vollbringen – Uraufführung folgte auf Uraufführung.

Klassik.com

Semperoper Dresden: Europäischer Kulturpreis Taurus für Ballett

Das Ballett der Sächsischen Staatsoper Dresden ist am vergangenen Wochenende mit dem Europäischen Kulturpreis “Taurus” geehrt worden.

Le Monde

Mai Khoi, la voix de la dissidence du Vietnam

Sur scène, son visage pâle se découpe dans l’ombre. Armée de sa guitare, accompagnée d’envoûtantes percussions et d’un saxophone, elle chante, dans un crescendo presque dissonant : « A l’intérieur ; tu as le temps de penser, tu as le temps de te repentir, de regretter (…) d’avoir été un traître à la nation, de maintenir le peuple dans le noir et de l’oppresser. »

France musique

Un alto dérobé au salon Musicora

Le salon Musicora, qui se tenait ce week-end à Paris, se termine sur une fausse note.

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Sir James MacMillan at the 2014 festival © Robin Mitchell

(Written on June 5, 2018 )

In today’s news: Cloakroom girl earns acclaim after standing in for soprano at Wigmore Hall, and Guildhall School announces six new appointments. Rheingau Musik Festival announces collaboration with Google Arts & Culture, Christian Thielemann honours for 20 years at Bayreuther Festival, and music prizes for Meret Lüthi and Ernesto Molinari.

The Times

Cloakroom girl earns acclaim after standing in for soprano at Wigmore Hall

This part-time usher job could turn out to be her first step on the road to stardom after she entranced critics and concertgoers with an “exquisite” performance when asked to stand in at short notice for a soprano who had been taken ill.

International Piano

Casio Music launches four new keyboards

LK-135, LK-265, CTK-1500 and CTK-3500 are now available in stores across the UK, and feature a number of functions to enhance the playing experience, from App compatibility to Dance Music Mode.

Classical Music Magazine

Culture Mile consultation announced

City workers and residents are being invited to attend a consultation event at Smithfield Rotunda Garden on 24 August to share their views about plans to transform the north-west corner of the Square Mile into a cultural and creative destination.

Music Teacher

Guildhall School announces six new appointments

The Guildhall School has announced six new appointments, with the new members of staff all starting in September 2017.

Opera Now

Applications for Glyndebourne Opera Cup to open in October

Applications for a new international singing competition from Glyndebourne open on 2 October 2017. The Glyndebourne Opera Cup is an international competition designed to discover the best young singers from around the world.

Limelight

Queensland Symphony Orchestra announces 2018 season

Sergio Tiempo is Artist in Residence, with Stephen Hough, Jean-Efflam Bavouzet and Bernstein’s 100 among the season’s highlights.

Pizzicato

Malko Competition now open for application

Applications are now open for the 18th Malko Competition for Young Conductors, hosted by the Danish National Symphony Orchestra and Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi at DR Koncerthuset, Copenhagen on 20th-27th April 2018.

Klassik.heute

Stiftung Rheingau Musik Festival: erste Ausstellung auf Google Arts&Culture-App

Die Stiftung Rheingau Musik Festival hat am vergangenen Samstag im Rahmen des Schlossfestes auf Schloss Vollrads die Zusammenarbeit mit Google Arts & Culture bekannt gegeben.

Pizzicato

Thielemann für 20 Jahr Bayreuth geehrt

Der Musikdirektor der Richard-Wagner-Festspiele, Christian Thielemann, hat in zwanzig Jahren  151 Vorstellungen bei den Wagner-Festspielen in Bayreuth dirigiert.

Klassik.com

Musikpreise des Kantons Bern für Meret Lüthi und Ernesto Molinari

Die Musikpreise des Kantons Bern gehen in diesem Jahr an die Violinistin und Gründerin des Alte-Musik-Ensembles “Les Passions de l’âme” Meret Lüthi sowie an den Klarinettisten Ernesto Molinari.

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The Times: Milly Forrest

(Written on August 15, 2017 )

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Classical Music Magazine

Julian Anderson moves to Schott from Faber Music

Composer Julian Anderson has joined Schott Music from Faber Music, which will retain his current catalogue. Faber and Schott ‘will work together closely on the overall promotion of Anderson’s music’, said a statement.

Classic FM

Karl Jenkins to judge Arts Club’s £4,000 classical music award

The Classical Music Award, launched by the Arts Club in 2013 to celebrate the best performer in the UK, is back this year, with Karl Jenkins as chairman.

Classic FM

Music lessons and private tuition give richer children ‘significant advantage’

Children from high-income families are more likely to take extracurricular classes, and have an edge over other children from poorer backgrounds, a new study reveals.

The Strad

Applications now open for 5th Windsor Festival International String Competition 2015

The event takes place at Windsor castle, outside of London, in March next year.

The Strad

Cellist and teacher Rhuna Martin has died at the age of 82

The South-African born artist was a highly influential pedagogue at such London institutions as the Royal College of Music and Guildhall School.

Pizzicato

ICMA Starts Preparation Of The 2015 Gala Concert With The Bilkent Symphony

ICMA President Remy Franck is currently in Ankara to meet the directors of the Bilkent Symphony Orchestra who will host the next Gala Concert and Award Ceremony in the magnificent Bilkent Hall in Ankara, Turkey.

Arts Professional

Local authorities playing it safe, report warns

The trend for closing arts services is continuing, with over a third of local authorities in England and Wales left with no arts officer.

New York Times

Chicago Symphony Association Names a New President

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association had been searching for a new president since Deborah F. Rutter announced in December that she planned to leave in June to become president of the Kennedy Center.

Classicalite

Fabio Luisi Named Principal Conductor of the Danish National Symphony Orchestra in 2017, Following Zurich and Met Operas Jobs

Fabio Luisi will be quite busy in the coming years. Music director of the Zurich Opera and principal conductor of the Metropolitan Opera, now Luisi will be named principal conductor of the Danish National Symphony Orchestra.

Zeit

Opern-Spielzeit Neustart oder Notstart?

Die Oper in Wuppertal hat als einziges deutsches Haus sein festes Sängerensemble aufgelöst. Was, wenn das sogenannte Stagione-Modell jetzt hierzulande Schule machte?

Welt

Singen vor Schmerzen und Lust

Geliebt von Andrea Breth wie Sasha Waltz: Der Wiener Bariton Georg Nigl ist der profilierteste Kamikaze-Sänger der Gegenwart. Für rührselige Rollen von Puccini und Verdi hält er sich nicht geeignet.

Weser Kurier

Schnitger-Preis an Heejin Kim

Südkoreanerin gewinnt Orgel-Contest.

El mundo

‘El Real es la insignia de este país’

Pablo Heras-Casado se convierte en el principal director invitado hasta 2018.

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Southbank Centre ‏@southbankcentre: Join Adrian Lee & Tom Doughty – 2 superb guitarists for today’s Friday Lunch w/ @MasterCardUK Central Bar RFH @ 1pm

Telegraph Music ‏@TeleMusicNews: The legendary #LouisArmstrong, in pictures http://ow.ly/B7DMx  #jazz #legend

BBC Proms Team ‏@bbcproms: Tonight at the #bbcproms, @BerlinPhil perform Rachmaninov and Stravinsky, conducted by Sir Simon Rattle: http://bbc.in/1rDMsZm

Classic FM @ClassicFM: Bit of fun – classical musicians with body parts in their names. We’ve had Br-arms & Toe-Knee Pappano. Any more? #ClassicalBodies @realaled

karl-jenkins-1341913326-article-1Karl Jenkins, Photo: Classic FM

(Written on September 5, 2014 )

Gramophone

British Composer Awards 2013 shortlist revealed

The 11th British Composer Awards, honouring contemporary UK composition, take place on December 3

The Guardian

Scottish Opera – some questions for the troubled company

The opera company used to be a cultural jewel whose ambitions, and resulting productions, were reasons to cheer. What has gone wrong?

The Voice of Russia

Symphony online: Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra opens virtual concert hall

The large-scale online project was launched this week in one of the best music halls in Russia. The aim of this innovation is to allow music lovers from all over the country to enjoy unique performances

Classicalite

La Scala’s Post-Barenboim Conductor is…Fabio Luisi?

Now, Italy’s La Reppublica is reporting that Genoese maestro Fabio Luisi-principal conductor of the Met since September 2011-may very well be the preferred candidate

Chicago Tribune

CSO reports small deficit, record ticket sales and fundraising

While other U.S. symphony orchestras are buffeted by budget shortfalls, declining attendance, labor unrest and other problems, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra continues on a steady financial course

Wired

Is This the Opera of the Future?

New opera Invisible Cities represents the leading edge of operatic innovation – a bold effort to create individualized experiences within the context of a communal performance

Billboard

YouTube Close to Launching Subscription Music Service 

YouTube is preparing a premium on-demand music service – akin to a Spotify, but with video – to launch later this year, according to several sources familiar with the plans

Billboard

Billboard

(Written on October 25, 2013 )

Every day the WildKat team scan the newspapers and blogs online to bring you a digested list of the day’s classical music.

The Guardian

An opera for Auschwitz

Art can’t do justice to the Holocaust’s full horror, but it can ask questions, provoke and remind us. English National Opera’s The Passenger, partly set in Auschwitz, has had mixed reviews.

The Guardian

Shattering boundaries? Can’t we just go to hear the music?

Next spring’s Reverb festival has some great looking gigs. So why the need for fighting talk? Conductor Sir Mark Elder and Imogen Heap on the same bill?

The New York Times

Met Orchestra And New Chief, Out of the Pit

Fabio Luisi has been under the opera world’s microscope since last season, when it became clear that the Metropolitan Opera, which had made him its principal guest conductor in 2010, was grooming him to succeed James Levine as its music director

Gramophone

Lang Lang coming to a cinema near you

Pianist broadcasts live performance in Europe and Asia.

 

 

(Written on October 18, 2011 )

Every day the WildKat team scan the newspapers and blogs online to bring you a digested list of the day’s classical music news.

Gramophone

At home with Sibelius

Hearing Finnish music on its own soil, and visiting Ainola

The Guardian

A fight at the opera as conductor quits Italy for new role in America

Rome’s Teatro dell’Opera theatre threatens to sue New York Met for poaching world-renowned Italian conductor Fabio Luisi

The New York Times

At Monk Competition, a Sound Worth Returning To

While emulating the late Thelonious Monk is not a requirement of the international piano competition that bears his name, his trademark dissonance was on display.

The Telegraph

Madam Butterfly, Mid Wales Opera, Theatr Hafren, Newton, review

Mid-Wales Opera’s version of Puccini’s Madam Butterfly bravely opts for a touch of kitchen-sink realism.

The Times

Not in Our Time at Cheltenham Town Hall

The spoken utterances of President George W. Bush aren’t a composer’s usual quarry when searching for texts — I can’t think why.

(Written on September 13, 2011 )