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In today’s news: Met Opera offers buyouts to 21 of 243 administrative workers, violinist Pekka Kuusisto wants to bring the fun back to the classical violin, and the Musician’s Union to protect musicians’ rights during Brexit process. Study shows that singing in a choir increases your attention, Herbert Blomstedt and Gewandhausorchester Leipzig to tour around Europe and Asia, and Opéra de Lyon is “Opera house of the year”.

The Washington Post

Met Opera offers buyouts to 21 of 243 administrative workers

New York’s Metropolitan Opera says three days after opening its season it has offered buyouts to 21 of its 243 full-time administrative employees.

The Times

Violinist Pekka Kuusisto: the David Bowie of the fiddle

The maverick Finn explains why he wants to bring the fun back to the classical violin.

Musicians’ Union

Protect Musicians Rights Post Brexit

The Musician’s Union (MU) is working hard to represent you during the Brexit process.

Music Teacher

Report into arts at KS4: Progress 8, EBacc, gender and ethnicity gaps

The Education Policy Institute has published a report which looks at arts subject exam entries between 2007 and 2016 at key stage four.

Limelight

Andrée Greenwell receives OzCo Music Fellowship

Eight artists have been awarded $80,000 Australia Council Fellowships to support creative activity and professional development.

Pizzicato

John Axelrod and his Seville Orchestra play for Houston

John Axelrod, Music Director of the Royal Symphony Orchestra of Seville, announced that he and his orchestra will offer a charity concert for musicians from Houston who have suffered severe losses due to the hurricane Harvey.

Klassik.com

Studie: Singen im Chor steigert Aufmerksamkeit

Musikpsychologen am Trinity College in Dublin haben einen sogenannten “Chor-Effekt” nachgewiesen.

Klassik Heute

Herbert Blomstedt und das Gewandhausorchester Leipzig auf Jubiläumstournee

Herbert Blomstedt geht nach zahlreichen Feierlichkeiten und Festkonzerten im Jahr seines 90. Geburtstags ab Mitte Oktober auf Jubiläumstournee durch Europa und nach Asien mit dem Gewandhausorchester zu Leipzig.

Musik Heute

Opernhaus des Jahres” in Lyon

Die Opéra de Lyon ist “Opernhaus des Jahres” 2017. Das ergab eine Umfrage unter 50 Musikkritikern in Europa und den USA, die die Zeitschrift “Opernwelt” am Freitag veröffentlichte.

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DeutschlandfunkMusik @DLFMusik

Saxophonvirtuose spricht in über Einflüsse, Emotionen, Echtheit, Einfühlsamkeit …

Pekka Kuusisto © Kaapo Kamu

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(Written on September 29, 2017 )

In todays news: A new programme for Spitalfields, Sistema’s Scotland children’s orchestra brings the noise, the Edge is helping out musicians in the flooded Texas area, the Chicago Lyric Opera recieves a suprise funding and you should listen to music while you work. A central place in Leipzig will be named after Kurt Masur, the results are in for this years Concours Nicati. In Florence the Franco Zeffirelli Center will opens its doors this September, while the director of the Rossini Festival in Pesaro quits after 38 seasons.

BBC News

Children’s orchestra makes a Big Noise in Dundee

Sistema Scotland’s fourth children’s orchestra has launched in Dundee backed by a £325,000 funding boost.

Billboard

The Edge Helping to Replace Instruments for Musicians Affected by Hurricane Harvey

The Edge’s Music Rising charity, which provided new instruments to musicians in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and restored school music programs in areas affected by Hurricane Sandy, is now focusing its efforts on raising funds for Hurricane Harvey relief.

The Telegraph

Why you should listen to music while you work, according to scientific findings

Some prefer to labour in peace. Others find blaring their favourite tunes helps keep them productive. Hitherto it has been matter of personal preference. But now scientific research has uncovered that listening to music can actually be beneficial while you work.

Classical Music Magazine

Spitalfields Music announces 2017 festival

Spitalfields Music has revealed the programme for its 2017 Festival, which has been guest curated by conductor André de Ridder.

Classical Music Magazine

Derek Bourgeois (16 October 1941– 6 September 2017)

English composer Derek Bourgeois has died aged 75.

John Maxwell Geddes (1941-2017)

Composer John Maxwell Geddes has died following a short illness.

Slipped disc

Shock as Rossini Festival Boss quits after 38 Seasons

The resignation of Gianfranco Mariotti today came as a shock to the Italian opera infrastructure.

Klassik.com

Millionenspende für die Chicago Lyric Opera

Die Chicago Lyric Opera, eines der größten Opernhäuser der Vereinigten Staaten, hat eine Spende in Millionenhöhe erhalten.

Codex Flores

Preisträgerinnen des diesjährigen Concours Nicati

In Bern sind die Gewinnerinnen des diesjährigen Concours Nicati bestimmt worden. Den Hochschul-Wettbwerb für die Interpretation zeitgenössischer Musik haben zwei Klarinettistinnen und eine Geigerin gewonnen.

BR Klassik

Posthume Ehrung für den grossen Dirigenten

Bereits seit 1989 war Kurt Masur Ehrenbürger der Stadt Leipzig. 1997 wurde er Ehrendirigent des Gewandhausorchesters, das er zuvor fast dreißig Jahre lang als Kapellmeister geleitet hatte.

France Musique

Un centre dédié à l’univers de Franco Zeffirelli voit le jour à Florence

Installé dans un ancien couvent à l’architecture baroque, situé juste derrière le Palazzo Vecchio, le Centre International des arts du spectacle Franco Zeffirelli est prêt à accueillir le public.

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the Children’s orchestra in Dundee

(Written on September 8, 2017 )

The Guardian

The footballer who became a baritone and performed with Pavarotti

Jeff Taylor the footballing baritone’s story starts on the school football pitches of Huddersfield

London Jazz News

EFG London Jazz Festival Preview: Sebastian Scotney On Jazz Line-Up Tomorrow Saturday 9th at 6:00pm

Make sure you tune into BBC Radio 3 this Saturday the 9th, when Sebastian will be a guest on Claire Martin’s Jazz Line-Up with a round-up preview of the EFG London Jazz Festival 2013

Milwaukee Wisconsin Journal Sentinel

MSO chorus director arrested in undercover park-sex sting

Lee E. Erickson, Chorus Director of Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra accused of exposing himself in Grant Park bathroom

Classic FM Online

Free cocktails for concert-goers in London

Concert-goers in London will be given a free cocktail to enjoy after classical music concerts, thanks to a new scheme called Pick & Mix

John Suchet wins International Radio Personality of the Year

Classic FM’s John Suchet has been named International Radio Personality of the Year at the Association for International Broadcasting Awards

Lorde’s ‘Royals’ gets classical version with two double basses

‘Royals’ by Lorde has been given a classical reworking by two double bass players, the week after it topped the UK singles charts

Culture Map Houston

Houston radio station fires its main on-air talent: A classical music bloodbath?

The Front Row, a radio series that regularly featured local artists and nonprofit arts organizations, is history as main classical music personalities are laid off

Berliner Zeitung

Nach dem Fragen kommt das Jubeln

Gibt es überhaupt noch etwas Neues zu erleben beim Hören klassischer Musik? Und ist es anders bei sogenannter Neuer Musik? Beim „NoonSong“ samstags um 12 in der Kirche am Hohenzollernplatz darf jedenfalls das Vaterunser mitgesungen werden

Classic FM Online

Classic FM Online

(Written on November 8, 2013 )