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In today’s news: Vienna State Ballet appoints new director. Meet the 11 year old composers who wowed the New York Philharmonic. Deutsche Oper in Berlin offers a week of reduced price opera. Jessica Curry becomes London Oriana Choir composer-in-residence. Glyndebourne announces new programme for young orchestral player and female composers.

New York Times

Meet the 11-Year-Old Girls Whose Music Wowed the Philharmonic

It was the kind of debut most musicians only dream of: a world-class orchestra, tens of thousands of listeners. At its outdoor parks concerts last week, the New York Philharmonic performed works by two 11-year-old girls, Camryn Cowan and Jordan Millar — newcomers to the world of composing.

Rhinegold

Jessica Curry becomes London Oriana Choir composer-in-residence

The London Oriana Choir has appointed British composer Jessica Curry composer-in-residence for its five15 project, an initiative that promotes women composers.

Glyndebourne

Glyndebourne announces new programmes for female composers and young orchestral players

Balancing the Score: supporting female composers is a new development scheme exclusively for female composers. It will offer up to four women the chance to spend two years immersed in life at Glyndebourne, attending rehearsals and meeting professional opera makers and performers.

The Telegraph

Hungarian State Opera axes Billy Elliot shows after homophobic campaign

The Hungarian State Opera has axed 15 performances of the hit musical Billy Elliot after poor ticket sales, blamed by the management on a homophobic campaign that claimed the show would “transform boys into homosexuals”.

Express

Career fear forced opera star back 3 weeks after birth

A leading opera soprano has told how she returned to the stage three weeks after giving birth because she feared for her future career.

The Times

UK singles chart to include music videos for the first time

The Official Charts Company will overhaul its rules to include music video streams and downloads for the first time. Unofficial videos and user-generated content featuring music will not count – but official videos played on YouTube, Apple, Tidal and Spotify in the UK will

Frankfurter Allgemeine

Martin Schläpfer übernimmt das Traditionsensemble

Martin Schläpfer wird Chef beim Wiener Staatsballett. Aber wie passen ein traditionsstarkes Ballett und sein Publikum zu einem Direktor, der sich tanzhistorisch nur in der Moderne auskennt?

klassik.com

Tenor Jonas Kaufmann ausgezeichnet

Der Tenor Jonas Kaufmann ist zum “Officier de l’Ordre des Arts et Lettres” ernannt worden. Überreicht wurde ihm die Auszeichnung von Thomas Vautraver, Leiter des Institut Français in München.

Klassik Heute

Deutsche Oper Berlin bietet eine Woche lang Oper zum kleinen Preis

Zum Beginn der neuen Spielzeit bietet die Deutsche Oper Berlin Musiktheater hautnah. Bei den vier Vorstellungen vom 25. bis 31. August kann man zum Einheitspreis von 25 Euro auf allen Plätzen Die Zauberflöte (am 25. und 26.), La Traviata (30.) oder den Barbier von Sevilla (31.) erleben oder beim großen Eröffnungsfest am 1. September hinter die Kulissen blicken – bei der Eröffnungskampagne „Auf, Auf!(takt)“ gibt es eine Woche lang Oper als Intensiverlebnis für jedermann.

Platea

Valery Gergiev y la Orquesta del Mariinsky llegan al Festival de Granada por partida doble

Durante el próximo fin de semana, los días 30 de junio y 1 de julio, el prestigioso director de orquesta ruso Valery Gergiev visitará el Festival Internacional de Música y Danza de Granada al frente de la Orquesta del Teatro Mariinsky.

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Camryn Cowan and Jordan Millar — newcomers to the world of composing (c) Celeste Sloman for The New York Times

(Written on June 25, 2018 )

In today’s news: Homophobia in Hungary leads Hungarian National Opera to cancel Billy Elliot shows. World Choir Games to be held in Belgium in 2020. Royal Opera House warns politicians to act on freedom of movement following Brexit. UK Music urges British MEPs to back copyright reform. BBC Proms to hold free event outside of Royal Albert Hall.

The Irish News

Royal Opera House issues warning on ease of movement with EU

The Royal Opera House has warned politicians to act on the issue of ease of movement of international talent following the EU referendum.

The Telegraph

Royal Ballet musical director steps in to save the day… only for audience members to leave

When the harpist of the Royal Opera House failed to turn up to a performance of Swan Lake, Koen Kessels, the musical director of the Royal Ballet, bravely stepped forward and decided to accompany the orchestra on the piano himself.

The Strad

Nicola Benedetti joins ESTA UK as president

Scottish violinist is expected to sit for a three- to four-year term as head of European String Teachers Association’s UK chapter.

Limelight

Homophobic press sees Hungarian Billy Elliot season cut short

Hungarian National Opera has cancelled over half the performances in its production of Billy Elliot following a barrage of homophobic press from the daily newspaper Magyar Idők, which ran a series of articles claiming the production could “transform Hungarian boys into homosexuals”, the Daily Star reported, with another article claiming such shows promoted a “deviant way of life”.

Music Week

UK Music urges British MEPs to back copyright reform

UK Music has urged British MEPs to back major changes to copyright law. CEO Michael Dugher called on the UK’s European parliamentarians to back the proposed Copyright Directive following its approval by the JURI committee.

Rhinegold

BBC Proms announces free ‘curtain raiser’ event

The BBC Proms has announced a free evening event to be held outside the Royal Albert Hall on 12 July.

Pizzicato

11th World Choir Games 2020 to be held in Flanders

The region of Flanders in Belgium, with the cities Antwerp and Ghent, will host the 11th World Choir Games. The event, which is also considered the ‘Olympics of Choral Music’ will take place from July 5-15, 2020 and attract thousands of singers from Europe and all over the world.

klassik.com

Fritz-Gerber-Awards an Nachwuchsmusiker vergeben

Die Fritz-Gerber-Stiftung zeichnet in diesem Jahr den Geiger Alexandre Guy, die Saxophonistin Sara Zazo Romero und den Schlagzeuger Thomas Soldati mit dem stiftungseigenen Award aus.

Der Tagesspiegel

Horaz und das Harmonium

Salonkonzert in der Truman-Villa: Das „Quatuor Bestaendig“ spielt im Rahmen der Musikfestspiele Potsdam Sanssouci Werke jüdischer Komponisten.

Musik Heute

Frischer Wind beim Richard-Strauss-Festival

Alexander Liebreich ist ein Mann klarer Worte. “Nein, in diesem Saal wird kein Konzert stattfinden. Das ist ein Unort.” Der Dirigent und neue Intendant des am Freitag beginnenden Richard-Strauss-Festivals in Garmisch-Partenkirchen meint den reichlich ungemütlichen Werdenfels-Saal im Kongresszentrum der Olympiastadt.

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Hungarian National Opera’s production of Billy Elliot. Photo © Attila Nagy, Zsófia Pályi, Péter Rákossy

(Written on June 22, 2018 )

LA Times

Conductor Dies After Collapsing During Bach Performance.

Vincent LaGuardia, 68, the longtime conductor of the Arapahoe Philharmonic, collapsed during a performance of Bach’s “Toccata and Fugue in D minor” at a concert in Colorado. He later died, officials said.

Independent

For Sale: All You Need To Stage Your Own Opera.

After 20 years of producing operas in stadiums, arenas and other unusual venues around the world, Companions Amsterdam is putting away its songbooks and shutting up shop for the last time, after its retiring director, Peter Kroone, failed to find anyone to fill his shoes.

Tony Hall: The Man With A Front Row Seat In Our Arts Establishment.

From the Royal Opera House to C4 and the Cultural Olympiad, Tony Hall discusses his rewarding roles with Ian Burrell.

Telegraph

Helicopters Get Part In Olympic Opera Event.

A string quartet will take to the skies and perform in four helicopters as part of Olympic Festival.

The Guardian

Portrait Of The Artist: Mitsuko Uchida.

‘A French critic once said I played like a sewing machine. I’ll always remember that’.

Opera Chic

The Hungarian State Opera Takes It To The Runway.

In anticipation of an upcoming production of Strauss’ Arabella, the Hungarian State Opera took the Strauss opera off-stage and onto the runway, where costume designer Rita Velich’s works were shown in anticipation of the March 17 opening night.

Arts Journal: Slipped Disc

Chailly Pulls Out Of Salzburg Opera. Hot Brit Replaces.

Riccardo Chailly has been told by his doctors to space his year out better. So he has pulled out of Ariadne auf Naxos at Salzburg, making way for lovely Daniel Harding.

The New Yorker

Elegant Theft.

Russell Platt on Maurice Duruflé’s Requiem.

http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/culture/2012/03/osvaldo-golijov-and-maurice-durufles.html

 

 

(Written on March 14, 2012 )