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In today’s news, Game of Thrones star Charles Dance to narrate live orchestral tribute to Abraham Lincoln at BBC Proms and Edinburgh Festival, and 18 year-old superstar to play at the Proms. Concert series “Unerhörte Musik” receives “FEM-needle, string quartett “Quatuor Arod”celebrates success, and German businessman tricks people into buying fake-tickets.

The Radio Times

Game of Thrones star Charles Dance to narrate live orchestral tribute to Abraham Lincoln at BBC Proms and Edinburgh Festival

Veteran actor Charles Dance – star of numerous films and TV shows but best known to Game of Thrones fans as formidable patriarch Tywin Lannister – is to front an orchestral performance at the Edinburgh Festival and the BBC Proms.

The Times

Sheku Kanneh-Mason: meet classical music’s 18‑year‑old superstar

The cellist has never even been to the Proms. Now he’s their next star soloist

Pizzicato

Currentzis criticises Moscow’s organizers over high prices for concert tickets

Teodor Currentzis, the artistic director of the Perm Opera in Russia, is upset about the cost of concert tickets in Moscow.

The Daily Telegraph

Charles Dutoit: ‘Today’s young musicians have no culture’

Charles Dutoit is one of the world’s greatest conductors – and most feared. Now he’s been awarded the Gold Medal of the Royal Philharmonic Society and is still in fighting spirit.

Music Teacher

Cardiff celebrates World Harp Congress handover

Cardiff will host the 2020 World Harp Congress (WHC2020), which will be the first time the event has visited Europe in 12 years.

Limelight

SO and Elder Con team up for new conducting degree

The Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and Elder Conservatorium are offering a new postgraduate programme for conductors.

Pizzicato

Gintaras Rinkevicius named Music Director in Liepaja

The Liepaja Symphony Orchestra has hired Lithuanian conductor Gintaras Rinkevicius (*1960) as Music Director and successor to Atvars Lakstigala, who held this position since 2010.

NMZ

Deutscher Komponistenverband verleiht FEM-Nadel an die Konzertreihe „Unerhörte Musik“ Berlin

Zum dritten Mal verleiht die Fachgruppe E-Musik des Deutschen Komponistenverbandes e.V. die FEM-Nadel – Ehrennadel für besondere Verdienste um die zeitgenössische Musik. Träger dieser Auszeichnung 2017 ist die Konzertreihe „Unerhörte Musik“ im BKA-Theater Berlin.

Klassik Heute

Quatuor Arod. auf Erfolgskurs

Ein Streichquartett, das nur drei Jahre nach seiner Gründung einen der wichtigsten Wettbewerbe der klassischen Musik gewinnt, und nur ein Jahr später einen Exklusiv-Plattenvertrag erhält ist das junge französische Quatuor Arod.

BR-Klassik

Betrogene Opernfans standen ohne Tickets da

Ein Münchner Geschäftsmann betrieb mehrere Websites, über die er Tickets für die Opernaufführungen in der Arena di Verona verkaufte.

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Mozart’s Violin Concerto No.1 performed by Christian Tetzlaff, our Artist of the Week.

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(Written on August 18, 2017 )

Classical News

In our news today, UMG appoints senior vice president of digital strategy and partnerships, experts at the French National Stud found that music helps horses keep calm, and Game of Thrones concert experience hits the road in 2017. Also, UK festival market being driven by ‘super fans’ and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and chief conductor and artistic director David Robertson are excited to announce their 2017 season.

Classical Music Magazine

UMG appoints senior vice president of digital strategy and partnerships

Universal Music Group has appointed Oana Ruxandra as senior vice president of digital strategy and partnerships.

The Telegraph

Classical music helps horses keep calm, new research finds

Experts at the French National Stud found that playing excerpts of classical-style film music to horses during typically stressful activities significantly reduced the animals’ anxiety.

The Guardian

Game of Thrones concert experience hits the road in 2017

Ramin Djawadi, composer of the score of the HBO hit, is leading an orchestra on an audiovisual tour of the US that promises to ‘bring the Seven Kingdoms to life’

The New York Times

In China, Rejuvenating a Classical Music Heritage Linked to a Jewish Community

In winter, tourists flock to Harbin, in northeastern China, for its world-renowned ice sculpture festival. But with summer in full bloom, this city is working overtime on behalf of a less publicized part of its heritage: classical music.

For Many, Opera and Puccini Are One (Trump’s Campaign Knows the Appeal)

When the news broke a few weeks ago that the family of Luciano Pavarotti had asked Donald J. Trump to stop playing that tenor’s recording of the aria “Nessun dorma,” from Giacomo Puccini’s opera “Turandot,” at campaign rallies, I’ll admit, I was befuddled: “Wait … Donald Trump listens to opera?”

Music Week

UK festival market being driven by ‘super fans’

Though “super fans” comprise just 28% of attendees, they collectively account for 56% of total ticket spend. They attend more festivals; spend more on individual tickets and act as tastemakers to their friends.

Broadwayworld

David Robertson and the Sydney Symphony Announce 2017 Season – Pianist Martha Argerich Makes Australian Debut, Swiss Conductor Charles Dutoit to Appear and More!

The Sydney Symphony Orchestra and Chief Conductor and artistic director David Robertson are excited to announce their 2017 season, with offerings for every concert-goer, from classical music a cionados to lovers of new australian music and those looking forward to their first orchestral experience.

NRK

Krass kritikk mot Festspillene i Bergen

Ti tungvektere i Bergens kultur- og næringsliv mener Festspillene i byen er på avveie og kritiserer programprofilen til festspilldirektør Anders Beyer.

Musik heute

Anna Netrebko im Bayreuther “Lohengrin” ungewiss

Der Sprecher der Bayreuther Festspiele, Peter Emmerich, betonte am Dienstag, dass Verhandlungen mit Netrebko über einen Auftritt als Elsa in der Richard-Wagner-Oper “Lohengrin” im Jahr 2018 nach wie vor laufen.

Klassik heute

Zuflucht Kultur e.V. erhält Förderpreis der Pill Mayer Stiftung

Mit ihrem Förderpreis für interkulturellen Dialog würdigt die Pill Mayer Stiftung aus Wolfegg/Allgäu beispielhafte interkulturelle Kulturprojekte für Kinder und Jugendliche, die ideenreich Brücken zwischen den Kulturen bauen. Am 1. Oktober 2016 wird der Preis in Höhe von € 1.000 zum zweiten Mal verliehen.

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Besucherzahl des Theater Vorpommern weiter gewachsen

Das Theater Vorpommern hat seine Besucherzahl weiter gesteigert. In der vergangenen Spielzeit wurden mehr als 191.000 Zuschauer in den Häusern in Greifswald, Putbus und Stralsund gezählt

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Top Classical News @topcmnews Erwin Schrott makes debut as Selim at Rossini Festival

Classical Music News @CIassicalMusic Social and personal: Young maestro gets married

klassik.com @klassikcom Raubüberfall: Vesselina sagt Auftritte bei den Innsbrucker Festwochen ab

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Classical music helps horses keep calm. Credit: HorseCom

(Written on August 10, 2016 )

The UK voted yesterday in a historic referendum and made the decision to leave the European Union by 51.9%. Not only is the country still hugely divided in opinion, but the immediate reaction came with the pound dropping to its lowest level against the dollar since 1985, followed by Prime Minister David Cameron announcing his resignation earlier this morning.

What implication does Brexit have on the arts industry?

There is one thing that is certain at this time: the outcome and impact of Brexit is unknown.  We have summarised several key points from industry experts (as long as we’ve not “had enough” of them yet) and industry professionals, so that we can begin to evaluate the effect on the arts & culture industry as we begin to move forward.

The Association of British Orchestras released their statement earlier today. They noted that the “prospects for the nation’s public finances are worrying, and may affect the implementation of Orchestra Tax Relief, which has not as yet received Royal Assent, and lead to further reductions in public funding for the arts and local authorities.” As well as finances, the ABO also highlight the problems that could be caused by restrictions to freedom of movement across Europe’s borders, which is an incredibly important issue for many orchestras, ensembles and even solo musicians.

Will UK acts require a visa for each country they want to perform in and, in return, will European acts be able to tour through Britain as they did before? Rob Hallett, CEO of Robomagic states: “Anyone who has ever tried to go from the EU into Russia to perform will be having nightmares about six-hour border crossings with additional, expensive days off between shows in order to allow for possible delays.” (Music Week). As well as touring and performing restrictions, there will be serious implications for copyright protection throughout Europe (Billboard). BPI’s Geoff Taylor previously stated that as the music business is founded on copyright, copyright rules are fundamental to its future success.

Arts and culture businesses will feel the consequences amongst their employees, as they often have a high percentage of European staff. Universal Music and Beggars Group has previously stood up to encourage the remain in the EU and warned that “a victory for Brexit would be economically, politically, socially and culturally disastrous – for all of us” (Music Business Worldwide).

Here at WildKat PR, we are a truly international company. We have offices in London, Berlin and New York. Our team is made up of people from the UK, France, Germany, Spain, Canada and the US. Our clients are based all across the world. We are very lucky to enjoy the perks of European travel and a multi-national community. As with many other businesses in the arts & culture industry, we are anxious to hear what will come from this result.

The UK arts & culture industry has responded in the same way as most, with hope yet concerns for the future:

“Referendum result – Royal College of Music remains committed to our global community of talented students and staff” – The Royal College of Music

“We are very, very good at adapting and surviving. I am absolutely convinced that the British music scene will put its best foot forward and come out of this in the best possible state. But that’s not the same thing as saying, ‘It’s all fine for everyone’.” – Stephen Maddock, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

“Within the UK, we will play our part in helping to bridge divides within and between the nations and regions of the country.”  John Kampfner, Creative Industries Federation

“The worst outcome for our members will be additional uncertainty, bureaucracy and expense, allied to a worsening of their financial viability. The ABO’s next step is to build on our existing good relations with the government and engage positively with whichever Ministers take responsibility from here on, to ensure the best possible outcome for our members.” Association of British Orchestras

Not only the music industry will be affected by Brexit; the entertainment industry is heavily reliant on funds from the EU. Hit series Game Of Thrones relies, amongst others, on an injection of money from the EU’s European Regional Development Fund, which is designed to stimulate economic growth across the EU (The Guardian). With these funds cut off, hundreds of jobs created by the series in Northern Ireland are in danger. Game Of Thrones is, of course, only the most popular of a wide range of projects that have until now received funding from the EU in order to keep them running.

With the decision made, the United Kingdom will now face major changes with an unpredictable outcome.

What are the biggest positives and challenges that Brexit will bring? Comment below or tweet your thoughts to @WildKatPR.

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(Written on June 24, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news Apple has introduced its new music service, promising that ‘it will change the way you experience music forever’. Sky also launches its new Sky Arts channel today, starting this evening with a new Guitar talent search, the play Birthday starring Stephen Mangan and a new series of The South Bank Show, with Melvyn Bragg interviewing Game of Thrones’ George R R Martin. Also, a new study shows that Verdi’s music can lower blood pressure.

Telegraph

Sky Arts: everything you need to know about the new channel

The new Sky Arts channel launches today. Here’s an essential guide.

Independent

Want to relax? Listen to Verdi, scientists say

Research shows the Italian composer’s music can lower blood pressure

Apple

Introducing Apple Music

All The Ways You Love Music. All in One Place.

Classical Music Magazine

Former Chetham’s teacher found not guilty of rape

Former violin teacher Malcolm Layfield, 63, has been found not guilty of raping a former pupil.

Sinfini

Silver music-making

Participating in musical activities is helping older people in England’s North East combat loneliness, according to data collected by the Sage Gateshead.

Der Tagesspiegel

Daniel Barenboim: “Das ist menschenunwürdig”

Irritationen in Bayreuth: Hat Christian Thielmann tatsächlich damit gedroht, nicht zu dirigieren, falls Eva Wagner-Pasquier den Grünen Hügel betritt? Jetzt hat sich auch Daniel Barenboim zu Wort gemeldet.

Die Welt

Der stachligste Romantiker der Moderne

Loser Vogel, kantiger Kopf, eigenwilliger Riese: Carl Nielsen ist der Nationalkomponist Dänemarks. Da kennt jeder seine Lieder. Zum 150. wird es Zeit für eine Entdeckung. Nicht nur der Sinfonien.

Frankfurter Neue Presse

Stephan Pauly bleibt bis 2022 Intendant der Alten Oper

Stephan Pauly bleibt bis 2022 Intendant der Alten Oper Frankfurt. Der Aufsichtsrat des Konzerthauses beschloss am Montag, den bis 2017 laufenden Vertrag um fünf Jahre zu verlängern, wie die Stadt mitteilte.

New Music Box

New Music Needs Curators

At a time when the definition of curation is expanding rapidly, stretching from professionals in galleries, to curating your Google profile, to “tossers making a cup of tea,” there remains a lack of genuine curators and curatorial thought in the field of new music.

NPR Music

Amid Violence In Baghdad, A Musician Creates A One-Man Vigil

The roar of a car bomb has been the prelude to Karim Wasfi’s performances of late. The renowned conductor of the Iraqi National Symphony Orchestra has been appearing at the sites of explosions across Baghdad. Just hours after attacks, Wasfi can be seen seated amid ash and rubble in a black suit jacket, long hair combed back, playing his cello.

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Help Musicians UK: Interested in fundraising for us? We’re looking for two to help set up pop up shops

The Economist : Apple, having already transformed the music business once, is trying to do so again

Classic FM Want to be a conductor? popped in to the office to share some top tips

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(Written on June 9, 2015 )

Classical News

The Guardian

Drink and drug addictions ‘blighting lives of classical musicians’

Ahead of the Channel 4 documentary, Addicts Symphony, the Guardian and The Sunday Times have both written pieces to expose how some classical musicians deal with the stresses of anti-social hours and extreme pressure.

The Telegraph

Sir Andrew Davis: The returning hero

Sir Andrew Davis will be returning to the Proms this evening as conductor of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. The once chief conductor at the proms said that while he has held few posts, this being only his third orchestral position, he has held them all for a very long time.

Classic FM

Top conductor’s ‘symphony orchestras will be gone in 30 years’ claim stirs debate

Following Ivan Fischer’s article for The Times, orchestral professionals including Mark Pemberton, director of the Association of British Orchestras, have struck back that his comments may not have been relevant for British orchestras.

Classic FM

Game Of Thrones ‘opera’ to debut in New York

A New York opera company intends to take Game of Thrones as a theme for an opera in February 2015.

The New York Times

In Surprise Finale at Metropolitan Opera’s Labor Talks, Both Sides Agree to Cuts

It seems that the end of the Met Opera saga is in sight. The Metropolitan Opera and two of its unions agreed that to avoid the calamities that have silenced swaths of the classical music world, they would have to scale back. They are still awaiting talks with numerous other smaller unions.

Mitteldeutsche Zeitung

Stiftung Händel-Haus kauft frühe Händel-Notendrucke

Der Stiftung Händel-Haus ist der Ankauf einer Gruppe von frühen Händel-Notendrucken und -Büchern aus einem englischen Antiquariat gelungen. Unter anderem eine 1739 erschienene Erstausgabe von Händels „Ode for St. Cecilias’s Day“.

Berliner Zeitung

Die Kulturszene hat Angst vor der Amerikanisierung

Die Kulturszene fürchtet, dass durch das Freihandelsabkommen mit den USA die europäische Vielfalt der Musik und Filme, bei Büchern und in Theatern leidet. Eine Wissenschaftlerin warnt, sogar, dass das deutsche, „über 300 Jahre gewachsene Kulturmodell in Trümmern liegen“ werde.

Concerti

El Sistema auf Bayrisch

Ob singen, ein Instrument spielen oder jodeln: In der Bayrischen Philharmonie kann jeder alles lernen. Hauptsache er liebt Musik.

 

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London Symphony Orchestra: @LondonSymphony Very pleased to be back at @lsostlukes this morning (after a month of maintenance in the venue!) for rehearsals with Sir Antonio Pappano.

Cause4: @OfficialCause4 Today is @UN #WorldHumanitarianDay find out who our #HumanitarianHeroes are http://bit.ly/XwXtAJ

London Chamber Orch: @LCO_orchestra We’d love to tell you more about the LCO – if you see us with some flyers at the @bbcproms tonight, come and say hello!

Royal Albert Hall: @RoyalAlbertHall There are still tickets available for tonight’s Laura Mvula Prom – seats from £6.60 or stand as a Prommer for £5. http://www.royalalberthall.com/tickets/bbc-proms/prom45/default.aspx …

Music Teacher: @MusicTeacherMag The 2014 Britten Young Songwriter Competition is open! Part of @aldeburghmusic’s @fridayPMs project: http://ow.ly/AtwVa

 

 

 

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(Written on August 19, 2014 )

Classical News

Classic FM

London Symphony Orchestra’s principal trumpet dies in car crash

Rod Franks, principal trumpet of the London Symphony Orchestra, has been killed in a car crash.

The Guardian

Judith Weir prepares to be a radical master of the Queen’s music

For Weir, the first woman in the position, it means supporting composers and exploring the state of music education.

Classic FM

Universal boss slams ‘unwelcoming, elitist’ classical music concerts

Max Hole singles out Royal Festival Hall for criticism in attack on live classical music.

The Telegraph

JK Rowling abuse over independence ‘frightening’ says Benedetti

Nicola Benedetti, the violinist, reveals she gets trolled on twitter on the issue of Scottish independence even though she has never publicly expressed a view on it.

Classic FM

Queen’s Guards play Game Of Thrones theme at Buckingham Palace

Ramin Djawadi’s Game Of Thrones theme was given an unexpected airing in front of Buckingham Palace over the weekend, when the Queen’s Guards played it during the changing of the guard.

Classical-Music.com

New tenor lined up for the King’s Singers

Famous vocal sextet names Julian Gregory as its latest member.

Classical-Music.com

Watch concerts from Verbier Festival live on our website

Two concerts will be streamed completely free of charge.

New York Times

Youth Is Not Wasted on This Young Orchestra

National Youth Orchestra Prepares for Concerts

KlassikInfo

Rettungsplan für SWR Sinfonieorchester gescheitert

Das Stiftungsmodell zur Rettung des SWR Sinfonieorchesters Baden-Baden und Freiburg (SO) ausserhalb des SWR ist gescheitert.

KulturPort

Christian Kellersmann übernimmt Edel:Kultur

Der 53jährige übernimmt als Managing Director die Gesamtverantwortung für den Geschäftsbereich Edel:Kultur.

Klassik.com

Personalquerelen am Theater Vorpommern

Der Intendant des Theaters Vorpommern, Dirk Löschner, kann entgegen einer Empfehlung des Aufsichtsrats nun doch im Amt bleiben.

concerti

Ein Chor, ein Klang

Der preisgekrönte Münchner Frauenchor feiert in diesen Wochen sein 25-jähriges Jubiläum.

El Mundo

‘Las hermanas Wagner me boicotean’

El dramaturgo alemán asegura que las bisnietas del célebre compositor se han extralimitado en sus funciones como directoras del festival.

Twitter

London Symphony Orch: @londonsymphony The LSO is deeply saddened to learn of the death of Rod Franks, a member of the trumpet section since 1988. http://lso.co.uk/rod_franks 

Royal Academy Music: @RoyalAcadMusic Rod Franks: ‘incisive understanding, genuine warmth, legendary and remarkable courage’. The Principal writes: http://bit.ly/Umvt0a 

Classic FM: @ClassicFM Judith Weir confirmed as history’s first female Master of the Queen’s Music: http://classfm.co/wvmRyW  #ClassicFMnews

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(Written on July 22, 2014 )

The Telegraph

Why don’t composers win cash prizes when they need them most?

Composers with established reputations are loaded with honours and money. But it would be a help if they were given such recognition early in their careers, says Ivan Hewett.

BBC Music Magazine

Swedish musican makes instruments from ice

An orchestra of ‘ICEstruments’ is making an impact in Lapland. An igloo ‘ICE Concert Hall’ has been specially constructed to provide good acoustics and it has a ventilation system for removing the warmth generated by the audience of 170 people.

Can musical jingles help dementia sufferers?

Musical jingles could be used to help patients suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease with their daily routine. Researchers at Plymouth University have been exploring the idea that the brain finds it easier to remember tunes and lyrics than dry lists of information – the same reason that advertisers use catchy tunes to stick in people’s minds.

Guardian

The Met: a full season, but a not-full-enough house

A glamorous new season masks the fact that the Met had to take drastic action to get attendances back up, according to Tom Service.

Classic FM Online

Conductor stops concert to announce JFK assassination: archive recording unearthed

The audio of conductor Erich Leinsdorf halting a Boston Symphony Orchestra concert to announce the assassination of President John F. Kennedy has been unearthed.

Saurian Saint

Lara Takes On HBO and Game of Thrones in an Open Letter

A violinist and the owner of the Ancalagon record label takes on the Game of Thrones series for using a poor quality computer imitation of a cello instead of hiring a musician, despite the show’s large budget.

BBC Music Magazine

BBC Music Magazine

(Written on February 17, 2014 )