Posts Tagged ‘house’
« Back to E-News

„Food & Farm“ portraitiert Musiker der Bamberger Symphoniker

Wir sind von guten Geschichten begeistert, wir lieben Musik und noch viel mehr, wir sind innovativ. Und: wir schauen über den Tellerrand und generieren Artikel in außermusikalischen Medien für unsere Kunden.

Die aktuelle Ausgabe der „Food & Farm“, Magazin für Natur und Lebensart, portraitiert erstmals Musiker der Bamberger Symphoniker und berichtet über ihre umwelt- und naturbewusste Lebensweise, ihren Gemüse- und Obstanbau und ihre eigene Tierhaltung.

„Food & Farm“ wird in Deutschland, Österreich, der Schweiz, Benelux, Spanien und Italien mit einer Auflage von 90.000 Exemplaren veröffentlicht.

 

 

 

Für PR-Arbeit braucht man oftmals viel Geduld und einen langen Atem. Doch wenn das Resultat stimmt, hat es sich gelohnt. Mit den Bamberger Symphonikern verbindet WildKat eine bereits über 5-jährige Zusammenarbeit. Neben Konzerten und CD-Veröffentlichungen kümmern wir uns auch um das Erreichen neuer Zielgruppen. Wir treffen uns regelmäßig mit dem Team des Orchesters und mit den Musikern, um deren Hobbies, Lebensweisen, besondere Talente etc. kennenzulernen und daraus Geschichten zu entwickeln.

Im Sommer 2016 sprachen wir erstmals mit dem Ehepaar Trunk, das hauptberuflich bei den Symphonikern spielt, und nebenher mit der Familie eine Art Selbstversorgerhof aufgebaut hat. Wir besuchten sie, um uns einen eigenen Eindruck zu verschaffen und waren überwältigt! Die Geschichte war authentisch, voller Lebensfreude, Naturverbundenheit und damit etwas wirklich Besonderes. Die Pitches gingen raus – und „Food & Farm“ biss an. Im Sommer 2017 erhielt Familie Trunk Besuch von einer Journalistin und einem Fotografen des Magazins. In der Juli/August-Ausgabe 2018 wurde der Artikel nun abgedruckt.

Kurz verweilen und einen Blick in den Artikel werfen? Dann hier klicken.

Und wir sind natürlich schon längst wieder an einer neuen Geschichte dran…

  

 

WildKat steps outside of the box!

“Food & Farm” writes about musicians from the Bamberg Symphony

We’re excited by great stories, we love music and so much more, we’re innovative, and we step outside the box in order to publish articles about our clients in unusual and non-music related publications.

The current edition of “Food & Farm”, a magazine for nature and lifestyle, has produced a portrait of two musicians from the Bamberg Symphony, a married couple with a family of their own, and writes about their environmentally friendly and nature conscious way of living, their fruit and vegetable plots and the rearing of their own livestock.

“Food & Farm” is published in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Spain and Italy with a print run of 90,000 copies per edition.

When it comes to PR, one must often have a lot of patience and be able to wait with bated breath for quite some time before one sees results. However, when the results come and the hard work pays off, boy is it worth it! WildKat PR has been working closely with the Bamberg Symphony for more than five years, taking care of concert and CD promotion and focusing on reaching out to new target groups. We regularly meet the orchestra’s administrative team and the musicians to get to know them better and to talk about their hobbies, lifestyle, special talents and so forth, and from there on to find and develop great stories.

We firstly spoke to the Trunk couple, who play with the orchestra as their main profession, in the summer of 2016 and spent a delightful time learning about how the family first developed their own style of independent living and self-subsistence. We visited the family to get our own idea of their setup and were utterly amazed! Their story was authentic and truly showed their joy for life and connection to nature. It was really something rather special. We then released a pitch about the couple – and “Food & Farm” took the bait. The Trunk family were visited by a journalist and a photographer from the magazine in the summer of 2017 and the story has just been published in the July/August 2018 edition.

Fancy a read? Click here for a sample of the full article!

And, of course, we’re already working on another story…

 

 

(Written on July 5, 2018 )

Classical News

In today’s news, Vienna State Opera extends its live streaming service, and the 2015 BBC Radio 3 auction in aid of BBC Children in Need offers the chance to own handwritten manuscripts by living composers. Also, The Guardian scolds John Humphrys’ remark about the price of opera tickets, arguing that it’s time to scotch this cliche

The Guardian

It’s time to scotch the cliche that opera tickets are too expensive

John Humphrys is just the latest to repeat the myth that opera tickets are prohibitively expensive. Look at the figures. In fact, opera houses offer tickets that are among the cheapest for any live event in the country

Classical Music Magazine

Vienna State Opera extends live streaming service

Vienna State Opera is expanding its offer to cable and satellite television, users of Apple TV and Amazon’s Kindle Fire devices, as well as discussing bringing other opera companies on to its platform, while dramatically cutting its subscription prices

Classical Source

Distinguished living composers donate original handwritten manuscripts to support BBC Children in Need’s 2015 Appeal

The 2015 BBC Radio 3 auction in aid of BBC Children in Need offers the public a chance to own a piece of musical history 

The Strad

Chicago Symphony Orchestra appoints two new violists

Sunghee Choi and Youming Chen join the orchestra from the Lyric Opera of Chicago and Kansas City Symphony respectively

KlassikAkzente

Multimediales Musikerlebnis – Die Apple TV Klassik App

Zusammen mit dem Apple TV der 4. Generation hat Apple einen eigenen App Store für den Fernseher gelauncht. Für die so entstandene neue Plattform haben Touchpress und DG die erste Klassik App für den TV entwickelt

Pizzicato

Schlagzeuger Simone Rubino erhält Credit Suisse Young Artist Award

Der Schlagzeuger Simone Rubino erhält den diesjährigen Credit Suisse Young Artist Award. Die Jury unter Vorsitz von Michael Haefliger, Intendant von ‘Lucerne Festival’, vergab den mit CHF 75.000 zum neunten Mal

nmz

Aus sich selbst heraus bewegt

Douglas Lilburn, dessen Geburtstag sich am 2. November zum hundertsten Mal jährt, war nicht nur Neuseelands überragender Komponist, sondern ein Meister von universellem Karat, eine singuläre Stimme in der unglaublichen Vielfalt der Musik des 20. Jahrhunderts

The New York Times

BalletNext and Abraham.In.Motion Experiment With Jazz

BalletNext, was having its first rehearsal with the Tom Harrell Quintet, and the musicians were playing something a little different from the recording that the dancers had been practicing to for weeks

San Francisco Classical Voice

Young San Franciscian Herding Music in Mongolia

It’s a globe-girding exercise to follow Dimitri Staszewski’s travels from San Francisco to Mongolia, where he is studying the country’s ancient music, contributing to its preservation

Twitter

BBC Radio 3Our auction is up! Own original manuscripts from 5 distinguished living composers

ABRSMGood luck to everyone taking their Music Theory exam today!! Here are ten tips for exam day!

Royal Opera HouseIf you’re based in the USA have a look at our cinema website for details of what’s showing near you ^E

newsnov4

Carmen at the Royal Opera House. The cheapest seats for the current production are £11. Photograph: Tristram Kenton/for the Guardian

(Written on November 4, 2015 )

Classic FM Online

Barenboim to conduct Abbado tribute at La Scala

Daniel Barenboim, the current music director of La Scala, will lead the Milan opera house’s orchestra in a tribute to former La Scala director Claudio Abbado, who died on Monday.

The Guardian

Daniel Barenboim returns: Southbank Centre launches 2014-15 classical season

With 20 new commissions, a percussion festival and performers including Barenboim, Gustavo Dudamel, Simon Rattle and Maria João Pires, the commitment to contemporary music is core.

BBC News

Canterbury cathedral’s first girls’ choir to make debut

For nearly 1000 years the only voices heard singing in Canterbury Cathedral’s choirs were male – but that will all change when the cathedral’s first girls’ choir makes its debut this weekend.
New York Times

Where a Storied Classical Label Embraces Rockers

Deutsche Grammophon, once the most staid of the world’s classical music labels, is releasing “St. Carolyn by the Sea,” a collection of works by Bryce Dessner, best known as a guitarist in the National, and Jonny Greenwood, the lead guitarist in Radiohead. The album, recorded by the Copenhagen Philharmonic, led by André de Ridder, is due out March 3.

The Independent

With most lyric theatres in Italy unable to pay bills or wages, the financial crisis afflicting the birth place of the art form appears more serious than ever – and is prompting those involved in opera to call for a rethink on how its theatres are funded and operated.

A look at the homes of classical stars

BBC News

BBC News

 

 

(Written on January 24, 2014 )

The Guardian

UK entertainment spending rises with surge in film and music streaming

Value of film and TV downloads, streams and subscriptions rises to £621m, and number of tracks streamed doubles to 7.4bn

The Telegraph

Valencia sues opera house architect as white elephants rot

Santiago Calatrava is facing legal action from his native city as the dazzling City of Arts and Sciences complex begins to fall apart just eight years after inauguration

New York Daily News

Vivienne Westwood designs punk costumes for Vienna ballerinas

Vienna State Ballet dancers will be decked out in tartan kilts and plaid leg warmers for January’s New Year’s performance, thanks to custom costumes from Vivienne Westwood, best known for her punk-inspired designs. The yearly concert is broadcast in more than 80 countries

Classic FM Online

Simon Rattle and Peter Maxwell Davies lead New Year Honours list

The New Year Honours List has been announced with a number of classical musicians receiving special recognition

Kilar, master of movie music, dies aged 81

The world of film music is mourning the death of Wojciech Kilar – best-known for his score to the Oscar-winning film The Pianist

Reuters

A Minute With: Met Opera chief Peter Gelb on live opera broadcasts

Peter Gelb, general manager of New York’s Metropolitan Opera has proven live-to-cinema doubters wrong with an anticipated 3 million viewers seeing about a dozen Met opera broadcasts this year in cinemas in 64 countries

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Die Stimme vom Klassik Radio

Holger Wemhoff ist Chefmoderator bei Klassik Radio, dem erfolgreichsten Privatsender Deutschlands. Die Zauberformel lautet „Entspannung“ – ein Wort, das Wemhoff, wenn er aufhört, nie wieder hören will

The Telegraph

The Telegraph

(Written on January 2, 2014 )

The world-famous Stradivarius violin that was stolen from London’s Euston Station in 2010 and later recovered has been sold today, 18th December 2013 for £1.385 million including the buyer’s premium.

The ‘ex-Kym’ Stradivarius has been sold by Tarisio, the leading auction house for fine stringed instruments.

“The 1696 Stradivari has been purchased by a British music festival led by an English violinist. We congratulate the new owner and wish them the best of luck and success with the violin. We are delighted that it will be played and enjoyed for many more years to come and that it will actively contribute to the musical vibrancy of this country through the festival and its wonderful work,” says Jason Price, Director of Tarisio.

The violin previously belonged to London-based violinist Min-Jin Kym, a celebrated international soloist and chamber musician and the story of the theft received worldwide attention and sympathy. After chasing leads across Europe, the instrument was recovered three years later by the police in the Midlands, astonishingly undamaged. The thief tried to flog it for £100.

Made in Cremona, Italy in 1696 by the Italian master Antonio Stradivarius, the ‘ex-Kym’ Stradivarius is one of an estimated 600 remaining instruments highly sought-after by performers and collectors. Stradivarius violins regularly sell for many millions of pounds; Tarisio set the current world record at public auction for a violin in 2011 with the sale of the ‘Lady Blunt’ Stradivarius for £9.8 million.

Launched in 1999, Tarisio combines the services of a traditional auction house with the efficiency and accessibility of online sales. Whilst Sotheby’s and Christie’s fine instrument departments have recently closed down, Tarisio has continued to expand, each year hosting nine auctions and continuing to set records in New York and London.

Online bidding for the auction opened at £1 million. A portion of the proceeds and sales commission will benefit the authorities who were instrumental in recovering the violin.

© Daniel Lane

© Daniel Lane

(Written on December 18, 2013 )

The Guardian

Spotify to take on iTunes Radio with free tier for its music apps

11 December event expected to expand free mobile access from US, although on-demand streams will be limited

The New York Times

Kennedy Center Names New Chief

Deborah F. Rutter, who as president of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra helped it navigate the financial shoals that have sunk other orchestras, will become the president of the Kennedy Center next fall, the center announced on Tuesday

Voice of America

San Francisco Musicians Create ‘New’ Classical Music

A group of young artists in San Francisco are continuing that trend, giving new life to an old field: opera and European classical music

Star Tribune

Italian opera house La Scala: Riccardo Chailly to replace Barenboim as musical director

The Milanese opera house La Scala took another step in its artistic and managerial transition on Tuesday by confirming that Riccardo Chailly will be its new musical director, replacing Daniel Barenboim

Minnesota Orchestra: Board reports deficit of $1.1 million for fiscal 2013

Minnesota Orchestral Association reported revenue of roughly $12 million, nearly all through contributions and investment income

New Music Box

FAIR AND BALANCED

“Until we rid ourselves of the notion that the best music of all time was created by a handful of men who lived an ocean away from us and who all died more than a century before any of us were born, we will never have programming that truly reflects the vast array of musical creativity all around us.”

Digital Music News

A Tiny Percentage of Artist Income Comes from Copyright, Study Finds…

According to a study conducted by Peter DiCola of the Northwestern University School of Law, artists are now, on average, deriving a relatively tiny percentage of their income directly from copyrights

FONO FORUM

“Reden – das kann ich einfach so”

Die Pianistin Mitsuko Uchida ist nicht nur eine weltweit gefeierte Mozart-Interpretin, sondern weiß auch sachkundig und unterhaltsam über Musik zu erzählen. Im Januar gibt sie ein Gesprächskonzert zu Beethovens „Diabelli-Variationen“ in der Essener Philharmonie

FONO FORUM

FONO FORUM

(Written on December 12, 2013 )