In today’s news, Kronos Quartet introduces its latest project “Fifty for the Future”, Orlando Orchestra’s leader Eric Jacobsen leaps from cellist to conductor and Kansas City Symphony musicians agree to new contract. Also, Korean violinist Yoojin Jang wins Sendai Competition and Zurich voted in favour of Tonhalle concert hall renovation.
Kronos Quartet Wants To Give You Free Music — And Teach You How To Play It
Kronos Quartet has commissioned 50 pieces of music for its latest project, Fifty for the Future.
Orlando Orchestra’s Leader Leaps From Cellist to Conductor
As a young, classical music conductor in a town known more for Mickey Mouse than Mahler, Eric Jacobsen faces a double challenge: Live up to the promise of his youth and innovative background, and somehow discover the magic formula to lure young audiences to the concert hall.
The Kansas City Star
KC Symphony musicians agree to new contract
The Kansas City Symphony is a shining model of the way things can be when musicians and management work together with mutual respect and a common goal: making great music.
Korean Violinist Wins Sendai Competition
25-year-old Korean violinist Yoojin Jang has been awarded First Prize at the Sendai completion in Japan.
ENO artistic director Daniel Kramer: ‘I’ve never run an opera house. Isn’t that exciting?
Appointing Daniel Kramer as artistic director of English National Opera feels like the last gasp for a company drowning in a sea of troubles. Since January last year, it has had a chairman resign, an executive director resign, an artistic director resign and, most recently, a music director resign.
The Hollywood Reporter
‘Girl With The Dragon Tattoo’ Producer Developing Sydney Opera House Feature
The dramatic story of the creation of the Sydney Opera House, acknowledged as one of the seven wonders of the modern world, is being developed as a feature film with the working title,Utzon: The Man Behind The Opera House, in a three way Australian-Swedish-Danish co-production.
International Arts Manager
Queen Elisabeth Competition winners announced
Belgium’s grand dame of the music competition scene has announced its winners for 2016. Some 82 pianists were selected to compete in the first round of the competition, quickly whittled down to 24 who made it through to the semi-finals, followed by 12 finalists who competed at Brussels Centre for Fine Arts with the National Orchestra of Belgium, conducted by Marin Alsop.
The New York Times
Chick Corea’s 75th Birthday Celebration Will Make Music for Months
When the jazz pianist Chick Corea celebrates a milestone birthday, he doesn’t hold back. In 2001, when he turned 60, he played a three-week career retrospective at the Blue Note Jazz Club. He did it again at 70, with an even broader array of partners.
Zürich: Bürger votieren für Renovierung der Tonhalle
Die entscheidenden Weichen für eine Renovierung der Tonhalle Zürich sind gestellt. Die Bürger der Stadt votierten am Wochenende mit rund einer Dreiviertelmehrheit für die Renovierung der Tonhalle.
Dresdner Musikfestspiele schließen mit Besucherrekord
Mit einem Konzert ihres Festspielorchesters sind die 39. Dresdner Musikfestspiele am Sonntag zu Ende gegangen.
NAXOS Music Market Munich endete mit Rekordbeteiligung
Mit mehr als 200 Teilnehmern aus über 25 Ländern sowie mehr als 50 internationalen Labels war die Veranstaltung der bislang größte Music Market, den NAXOS bis dato durchgeführt hat.
The Kansas City Symphony performing during the Celebration at the Station at Union Station in Kansas City. Photo credit: Allison Long
(Written on June 6, 2016 )