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In today’s news: Robert Guy becomes one of the world’s top musical conductors, harassment problems within the classical music industry, and the first reaction of conductor James Levine after the allegations. Also, the Bachakademie gets a new executive artistic director and the Luzern symphony orchestra increased their sales of tickets.

Examiner

Robert Guy becomes one of the world’s top musical conductors

The talented young orchestra conductor conquered childhood deafness to scale to new musical heights on a global level

The Stage

Andrew Lloyd Webber joins Howard Goodall for six-part musical theatre series

The show will celebrate the history of musicals and explore its relationship with opera and it is set to be broadcasted on Classic FM

Birmingham Post

Alpesh Chauhan silences the crowd with the opening onslaught of Britten’s Sinfonia da Requiem at the Auditorium Paganini

The former CBSO assistant conductor, Alpesh Chauhan has been the principal conductor of the Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini since the start of 2017

The Independent

German violinist Christian Tezlaff and pianist Lars Vogt’s extraordinary performance at the Wigmore Hall

Full house at the intimate Victorian concert venue as the duo played Brahms’ three violin sonatas

The Guardian

Classical music has a harassment problem – is it time for change?

The industry has both nurtured great performances and led to abuses of power. It’s time for a code of conduct and a change of culture or the future is at stake

Opera Wire

British artist David Hockney receives the San Francisco Opera Medal

The Company bestowed the honour on the renowned artist for his productions

Limelight

James Levine describes sexual abuse allegations as “unfounded”

The conductor, who has been suspended by the Metropolitan Opera, has spoken publicly for the first time since the allegations were made.

concerti

Katrin Zagrosek wird Geschäftsführende Intendantin der Bachakademie

Mit Katrin Zagrosek wird die Bachakademie Stuttgart im September 2018 eine neue Geschäftsführende Intendantin bekommen

Musik Heute

Würzburger Mozartfest thematisiert 2018 Aufklärung

Das Würzburger Mozartfest steht im kommenden Jahr im Zeichen der Aufklärung. Dementsprechend stehen Konzerte im Programm des Festivals, die damals wie heute von einer neuen Mündigkeit und von Freiheitsgedanken zeugen.

Klassik.Com

Luzerner Sinfonieorchester steigert Besucherzahlen

Das Luzerner Sinfonieorchester hat in seinem Geschäftsbericht 2016/17 eine positive Bilanz gezogen. Gegenüber der vorherigen Spielzeit konnte der Verkauf der Einzelkarten von knapp 45.000 auf rund 50.000 gesteigert werden, was einem Zuwachs von rund 12,5 Prozent entspricht.

France musique

La Haute école de musique de Neuchâtel menacée de fermeture

Le canton de Neuchâtel en Suisse a décidé de fermer sa Haute école de musique afin de réaliser des économies. Etudiants et professeurs se mobilisent contre cette décision choc que personne n’attendait.

Twitter

BKM Kultur & Medien @BundesKultur Markus Hilgert wurde heute zum neuen Generalsekretär der Kulturstiftung der Länder gewählt. Gratulation! Monika Grütters freut sich auf die Fortsetzung der bewährten und vertrauensvollen Zusammenarbeit.

Music History @today_classical in 1813 FP of ’s Symphony No. 7 Conducted by the nearly deaf composer

Image: Luzerner Sinfonieorchester © Vera Hartmann

(Written on December 8, 2017 )

Classical News

In our news today, pianist and conductor Daniel Barenboim comments on Brexit, a new documentary about Yo-Yo Ma & Germany shows London how to raise money for charity through guest lists and gigs. Also, Dulcinea Quartet and violist Stephen Upshaw receive Trinity Laban Fellowship awards & London Musical Theatre Orchestra will be launched as a dedicated showtunes concert ensemble.

The Guardian

Support Act’s £1 challenge: how music lovers in London can help refugees

Germany’s Plus1 campaign has already raised €40,000 for charity thanks to donations from people on guest lists at clubs – now gig-goers in the UK capital can pitch in.

Classic FM

Top conductor Daniel Barenboim issues a call for European patriotism after Brexit

The maestro and Music Director of Berlin State Opera has expressed his sadness at the United Kingdon’s decision to leave the European Union.

International Arts Manager

Yo-Yo Ma: star of stage and screen

Yo-Yo Ma can now truly say he is a star of both stage and screen, thanks to a new documentary that takes his Silk Road Ensemble as its subject. The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble follows the travels, travails, and triumphs of the ensemble’s rotating cast of 50-plus musicians as they tour the globe.

Irish Times

Classical music: Glaring gaps in a celebration of Irish composers since 1916

Composing the Island is quite simply off the scale when it comes to the celebration of Irish composers. The festival, which will run from September 7th-25th, extends to seven orchestral concerts and 20 concerts of vocal, chamber, instrumental and choral music.

The Strad

Dulcinea Quartet and violist Stephen Upshaw receive Trinity Laban Fellowship awards

London conservatoire Trinity Laban has awarded 2016-17 Richard Carne Junior Fellowships to the Dulcinea Quartet (pictured) and American violist Stephen Upshaw.

Wesley Collins appointed Cleveland Orchestra principal viola

Wesley Collins has been appointed principal violist of the Cleveland Orchestra from the 2016-17 season. Collins replaces Robert Vernon, his former professor at the Cleveland Institute of Music, who retires from the orchestra at the end of the 2016 season after 40 years – the longest tenure of any string principal in the orchestra’s history.

The Stage

London Musical Theatre Orchestra to launch as dedicated showtunes concert ensemble

A professional orchestra dedicated to performing musical theatre scores is to launch later this year, backed by leading figures including composers Howard Goodall, Stephen Schwartz and Alan Menken.

Classical Music Magazine

Applications open for Opera Awards Foundation bursaries

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to aspiring operatic artists – including singers, conductors, répétiteurs, directors and designers – who need further training or other assistance in the development of their careers in opera.

Sudbury.com

SSO’s new conductor one of only two women to lead a Canadian orchestra

Sudbury Symphony Orchestra’s new maestra, Mélanie Léonard, is only one of two women in the country and one of about a dozen internationally to lead an orchestra. Léonard was revealed as SSO’s new musical director at a June 28 press conference.

BBC News

Elvis guitarist Scotty Moore dies aged 84

Pioneering rock guitarist Scotty Moore, who was a member of Elvis Presley’s original band, has died aged 84. He died in Nashville on Tuesday after several months of poor health.

klassik.com

Verloren geglaubte Werke von Gaspare Spontini in Belgien entdeckt

In der Bibliothek des Schlosses Ursel im belgischen Hingene sind vier handschriftliche Partituren des Komponisten Gaspare Spontini (1774-1851) gefunden worden.

BR KLASSIK

Streit um Stammstrecke – stört Baulärm die Gasteig-Konzerte?

Münchner Oberbürgermeister Dieter Reiter verbietet Klage gegen zweiten S-Bahn-Tunnel

Musik heute

Staatsoper Hamburg: Ralf Klöter wird Geschäftsführer

Ralf Klöter wird neuer Geschäftsführender Direktor der Hamburgischen Staatsoper. Der 51-jährige Betriebswirt übernehme die Position zum 1. August 2017, teilte die Hamburger Kulturbehörde am Dienstag mit.

Twitter

Classical Music News @CIassicalMusic Roundhouse executive producer Nicola Thorold dies aged 51

Royal Conservatory @the_rcm On music, starting over, and the courage it takes to be yourself

Help Musicians UK @HelpMusiciansUK . is a networking tool for musicians to get more gigs. Check it out

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Photograph: International Arts Manager

(Written on June 29, 2016 )

Guardian

Australian opera company drops Carmen over smoking scenes

Decision by West Australia Opera has left fans fuming, while PM Tony Abbott calls it ‘political correctness gone crazy’

Times

The Schubert Project: which are his best songs?

As the marathon effort to perform all of the composer’s songs begins, we ask the performers to pick their favourites

Telegraph

Guildhall School of Music takes on first ever rapper

Jack Derbyshire, who raps under the name ‘Jackaboski’, will study alongside violinists, cellists and harpists – watch his exclusive rap here

BBC Music Magazine

City Music Foundation announces 2014 artists

Three soloists and three ensembles selected for the classical artists programme

Classic FM

Classic FM records charity single for Global’s Make Some Noise

‘Steadfast’ was written by Classic FM’s composer-in-residence Howard Goodall and recorded by a galaxy of classical stars at Air Studios.

International Arts Manager

Huddersfield festival launches health strand

Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival (hcmf//) will work with refugees and asylum seekers as part of its new Health and Wellbeing strand.

The Strad

Vienna Philharmonic to invest $1m Birgit Nilsson Prize in Historical Archives

The award is the largest of its kind in the field of classical music

Pizzicato

‘Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France’ Won’t Strike

The musicians of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Radio France threatened to strike for tonight’s concert at Pleyel in Paris, but now they have reached an agreement with the radio station’s general manager.

Der Tagesspiegel

Barrie Kosky bleibt bis 2022 Chef der Komischen Oper

Kurz vor seinem Abgang als Kultursenator hat Klaus Wowereit noch eine wichtige Personalie regeln können: Barrie Kosky, seit 2012 höchst erfolgreicher Intendant der Komischen Oper, wird bis 2022 in Berlin bleiben.

KLASSIK.COM

Dresdner Bachfest 2016 finanziell auf der Kippe

Dresden, 10.10.2014. Der Dresdner Kulturbürgermeister Ralf Lunau (parteilos) hat angekündigt, die Bewerbung der Stadt für das Bachfest der Neuen Bach-Gesellschaft im Jahr 2016 zurückzuziehen.

NPR Music

The Atlanta Symphony Lockout Continues, Musicians Picket On Peachtree Street

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra was scheduled to open its 70th season this week, but musicians have been locked out of their workplace since September 7th, when their contract expired.

france musique

Fin de la grève à l’Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France

Les musiciens de l’Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France ont décidé de lever leur mouvement de grève prévu.

L’Opéra de Montpellier en difficulté

L’Opéra Orchestre National de Montpellier pourrait se retrouver en cessation de paiement à cause d’une subvention de la Région qui tarde à être versée.

Twitter

Royal Opera House @RoyalOperaHouse: Happy Stage Management Day! Check out @SMAssoc for details of Twitter takeovers & other events ^E #StageMgrs14

Gdn Culture Pros @GdnCulturePros: Regional arts funding imbalance will worsen significantly, warn arts leaders http://dlvr.it/78yfw1  #arts #culture

PRS Foundation ‏@PRSFoundation: ICYMI: We’ve partnered with @SteveReidFNDN and launched a new funding programme #SteveReidAward – Find out more: http://ow.ly/BOjU5

YCAT ‏@YCATrust: A riveting lunchtime concert with YCAT trombonist @pete_moore_ and pianist @45thompson at @BarberInstitute, today! – http://bit.ly/ZT5rW0

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City Music Foundation 2014 Artists.Photo: B Ealovega

(Written on October 10, 2014 )

The Guardian

Sex, death and dissonance: the strange, obsessive world of Anton Bruckner

There’s no doubt Anton Bruckner was an oddball, a man with an unhealthy interest in dead bodies and teenage girls. But the composer’s obsessions and terrors also gave us some astonishing music.

A day in the life of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra – audio slideshow

Photographer David Levene visited Amsterdam, home of one of the world’s greatest concert halls and orchestras, to shoot the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra as it prepared for an evening performance of Bruckner’s final, unfinished, 9th symphony.

Classic FM

Classic FM nominated for six Radio Academy Awards

The Radio Academy Awards nominations have been announced, with Classic FM picking up six nominations in total, equalling last year’s total.

Neville Marriner at 90

Charlotte Green meets Sir Neville Marriner to celebrate his forthcoming 90th birthday.

Clean Bandit unveil violin-smashing new video for ‘Extraordinary’

Clean Bandit, the chart-topping dance act made up of a classical string quartet, have revealed their new music video for forthcoming single ‘Extraordinary’.

International Arts Manager

Classical is set to collide with acid house at a new UK event this summer. Taking place at Bath and West showground, Orchestival will feature a programme of genre-bending performances and creative workshops which organisers hope will shift perceptions of classical music.

musik heute

BR-Klassik sucht Nachwuchsjournalisten für Jugendradiotag 2014

Für seinen Jugendradiotag im September 2014 sucht BR-Klassik Nachwuchsjournalisten. Unter dem Motto “Das hören wir!” können Jugendliche aus ganz Bayern die Musik vorstellen, die sie gerne hören. Bewerbungen sind ab sofort möglich, teilte der Sender am Dienstag mit.

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Eröffnung der Jagdsaison – Aufregungen der E-Musik zur GEMA-Jahressitzung 2014

Jedes Jahr die ähnliche Situation: Komponisten anderer Sparten wie zum Beispiel der Werbemusik oder Fahrstuhlmusik blicken neidisch auf die E-Musik-Wertung…

 

Classical music on twitter

International Arts Manager: @IntArtsManager From our archive: the young entrepreneurs that are shaking up the arts scene http://internationalartsmanager.com/2012/07/17/the-new-entrepreneurs …

Bachtrack: @bachtrack Picnics, lakes, fireworks, castles, farms, crowds, blue skies and MUSIC… but which location is Most Scenic? http://ow.ly/v81KM

Bamberg Symphony: @bambergsymphony Our new Youtube clip is online: Dukas’s The Sorcerer’s Apprentice in six minutes – in the style of the twenties. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-s37QTNH1c …

Amer. Fed. Musicians: @The_AFM Musicians: speak out about your experiences traveling w/your instrument & help us make flying smoother! https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/CSDC7MR

Welsh National Opera: @WNOtweet Vacancy: Trainee Repetiteur to join our music staff. http://www.wno.org.uk/genesis-trainee-repetiteur …

LAPhil: @LAPhil College students: we have summer internships! Learn more, check your eligibility and apply here: http://laphil.com/about/jobs

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(Written on April 3, 2014 )

Gramophone

BBC Two presents ‘Howard Goodall’s Story of Music’ in January 2013

Six-part series explores the development of Western music

Classic FM

British Paraorchestra release charity single

After a successful performance at this year’s Paralympics Closing Ceremomy, the British Paraorchestra are the stars of a new charity single: ‘True Colors’ with the Kaos Signing Choir for Deaf and Hearing Children and the voices of ParalympicsGB.

The Telegraph

Catrin Finch: The harpist who is adding new strings to her bow

Catrin Finch is keen to push the boundaries of the harp, she tells Adam Sweeting.

Classical Music Magazine

Autumn Statement means more Arts Council cuts

The arts are to take a further funding cut because the Department of Culture, Media and Sport and Arts Council England have been so pared down themselves that they say they are unable to sustain the new reductions announced in chancellor George Osborne’s Autumn Statement.

Slipped Disc

Just in: Arab state confirms a female music director 

We told you, exclusively, two months ago that Han-Na Chang, the Korean cellist, as to be music director of the Qatar Philharmonic.

Just in: Barenboim’s state opera gets slammed for ‘wasteful, sordid’ mismanagement

The criticism comes from the powerful culture committee of the Bundestag and it is directed at the renovation costs of the Staatsoper Unter den Linden.

Just in: Editor of The Times is fired

Rupert Murdoch has got rid of James Harding, editor of the Times.

The Wagnerian

Guardian to broadcast act 3 of ROH Walkure using multiple persectives

As part of the new partnership between the Guardian and the ROH, the Guardian website will broadcast Act 3 of this years Walkure – from multiple and unusual perspectives.

Classic FM

(Written on December 13, 2012 )