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The Washington Post

Opera singer Renee Fleming chosen to sing anthem at Super Bowl

Renée Fleming has hit some important pop-culture markers in the past few months. In September, she went on David Letterman’s show to sing the Top Ten list. Now, she’s going to sing the national anthem at the Super Bowl

CNN

i(ce)-Tunes: Sweden’s incredible ice orchestra

They’re among the rarest instruments in the world, but they’ll be discarded come spring. They’re so fragile even the players’ breath risks nudging them out of tune.

The Guardian

English National Opera’s Edward Gardner to leave

Highly regarded conductor to take up new role at Bergen Philharmonic from 2015, and be replaced by Mark Wigglesworth

BBC News

Iran: Rule banning musical instruments on TV is broken

Iran’s Channel One television has caused a sensation by showing musical instruments on screen for the first time in 30 years, it’s reported.

West End stars downplay theatre safety issue

Theatre audiences are “a hardy lot” who will not be put off by recent incidents at London venues where patrons have been injured, according to the stars of a newly opened West End show.

Marie Claire

The Women Who Are Ruling The Music Industry, Right Now

The ladies who’ve bagged the best jobs backstage, from inside music magazines and record labels, to studio techs and bloggers

Daily Herald

Teen entrepeneur takes on music industry

Breje Whitt was only 15 years old when he began performing onstage with a nationally renowned Christian rock band. Two years later, the Elgin teen is running his own DJ, sound and lighting company.

CNN

CNN

 

(Written on January 23, 2014 )

The New York Times

Favorite Sounds, Early to Environmental

Classical music critics of The New York Times select their favorite recordings of 2013

Dallas Observer

Dallas Symphony Announces New Assistant Conductor

The Dallas Symphony Orchestra announced Tuesday morning that American conductor Karina Canellakis will join the orchestra as assistant conductor beginning in 2014

Slipped Disc

‘For many years, she gave all the important violin premieres’

Maria Lidka, a Hitler refugee who has died at the age of 99, was a formidable figure in British musical life, performing concertos with all the main orchestras and devoting herself to the works of young composers

The Wagnerian

The Wagnerian Readers Choice Awards – 2013. Stage 1 Semi Finals: The Singers

Presenting the first annual “The Wagnerian Readers Choice Awards” dedicated to those that have “shone” in some part of the “Wagnerian world”

BBC News

Apollo Theatre: Ceiling collapses during show in London

Seventy-six people have been injured, seven seriously, after part of a ceiling in London’s Apollo Theatre collapsed during a show, police say

Der Tagesspiegel

Schützenswerte Orchesterlandschaft

Der Deutsche Musikrat will die einmalige Orchesterlandschaft der Bundesrepublik von der Unesco schützen lassen. Das erweckt den Eindruck, als hätten wir hierzulande das alleinige Recht auf musikalische Vielfalt gepachtet

BBC News

BBC News

(Written on December 20, 2013 )

London Evening Standard

Stradivarius violin which thieves tried to flog for £100 set to fetch £2m at auction

A Stradivarius violin stolen by thieves who tried to sell it for £100 could make more than £2 million when it is sold at auction next month

The Guardian

How can musicians afford to buy such expensive violins?

The price of a really good violin such as a Stradivarius can reach millions of pounds. Which is where wealthy benefactors and charitable trusts step in

Charleston City Paper

Classical music isn’t just for white people anymore

With the Colour of Music festival, director Lee Pringle aims to show how black contributions go beyond gospel

Reuters

Famed Hungarian music academy gets new lease on life

The Liszt Academy music school founded by Franz Liszt, the first piano superstar, reopens its main concert hall on Tuesday

LA Times

Critic’s notebook: Nearly 10 years old, Disney Hall needs upgrades

Frank Gehry’s Disney Hall design and Yasuhisa Toyota’s acoustics have made the hall a destination but the hall needs new elements

The Economist

Who will sing Aida?

Are we ruining young opera singers? Today lots of young singers take roles that are far too big for their voices

PR Week

Metro Bank’s CEO on why PR matters more than advertising

You would expect the first new bank on the British high street for more than a century to burst on to the scene with a multi-million-pound advertising blitz

Der Tagesspiegel

Berliner Singakademie wird 50

1961 verlor die historische Sing-Academie zu Berlin die Hälfte ihrer Mitglieder – jene Sängerinnen und Sänger, die in Ostberlin wohnten. 1963 aber gelang es dem Staatsopern-Intendanten Hans Pischner, die Neugründung einer Singakademie durchzusetzen. Schnell erwarb sich der ambitionierte Laienchor einen guten Ruf. Jetzt feiert er Jubiläum

The Guardian

The Guardian

 

 

(Written on October 23, 2013 )