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Today, March 8, marks International Women’s Day, a globally-recognised chance to celebrate and recognise the challenges and opportunities facing women across the world.

Along with our design partners Sane & Able, we have produced an infographic with stats and facts about the role women play in professional music, and how they are represented across the classical music industry. The theme of ‘space’ was chosen to highlight the light years we need to travel in order to achieve gender parity, as women are still vastly under-represented in the media for their achievements in composing and conducting.

We’ve highlighted that at the current rate, it won’t be until 2186 – 169 years away – that 50% of pieces composed and conducted by women will be the norm at the BBC Proms. Currently, only 4 of the 61 accredited ABO orchestras have women undertaking titled roles. This week we have compiled a Spotify playlist of 169 of our favourite pieces created or performed by women in celebration of the incredible contribution women make to the music industry, including those who have been overlooked by history.

The World Economic Forum’s ‘Global Gender Gap Report 2016‘ provides interesting – and sometimes difficult – reading for anyone interested in finding out the facts and statistics behind women’s role in areas such as education, economics, health and politics. From looking at the data collected it is clear that, like with classical music, we still have a long way to go to ensure that the female half of the population are given the same opportunities as their male equivalents.

It’s not all bad news. Serious efforts are being made to ensure fairer representation for women in the classical music industry. ‘Sound and Music‘ are aiming for a 50/50 split between male and female-identified composers as part of their vision for 2020, which is a short three years away. Later today, BBC Radio 3 are to broadcast a piano sonata by composer Fanny Mendelssohn, which up until recently had been falsely attributed to her brother Felix. Tomorrow, as part of HeForShe Arts Week, ‘Yes She Can’ are providing young women opportunities to network and discover more about careers in music, particularly in roles generally underrepresented by women such as tech and management.

Follow the hashtags #BeBoldForChange and #InternationalWomensDay on Twitter to find out more about how you can get involved in the campaign for gender equality.

 

(Written on March 8, 2017 )

In today’s classical news: Sound and Music is marking International Women’s Day 2017 with a week of activities promoting female composers. An uncredited sonata by Fanny Mendelssohn will be performed under her name for the first time on International Women’s Day. Cuba celebrates women percussionists at this year’s International Drum Festival, and Margo Price, Vagabon, Fatima Al Qadiri discuss the International Day of Action. American Feminist Susan Bordo discusses International Women’s Day Campaigns, GEMA honors Russian composer Sofia Gubaidulina. Along with the 18 women composers you should know, and how operas are trying to increase diversity in their audiences.

M Magazine

Sound and Music Launches International Women’s Day Intervention

Sound and Music is marking International Women’s Day 2017 with a week of activity aimed at opening up the debate and championing female composers.

Yes She Can To Promote Music Industry Gender Equality

Night czar Amy Lamé and Help Musician’s Richard Robinson will be among the speakers at Yes She Can, a new event aimed at promoting greater gender equality in the music industry.

Belated premiere for Fanny Mendelssohn

A sonata by Fanny Mendelssohn, which was mistakenly attributed to her more famous brother Felix, will be performed under her name for the first time on International Women’s Day.

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Ein guter Tag ohne Frauen?

Nichts ist nur ein Frauenthema. Gleichzeitig ist alles ein Frauenthema

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Gema ehrt Gubaidulina

Für die Gema ist die russische Komponistin Sofia Gubaidulina eine “große Mystikerin” der zeitgenössischen klassischen Musik.

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Einblicke in die Kunst der Huzulen

In München bringt die ukrainische Dirigentin Oksana Lyniv dem Publikum den überdimensionalen Klang ihres Heimatlandes näher

WXQR

18 Women Composers You Should Know

March is home to both Women’s History month and International Women’s Day.

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In Pursuit Of A More Diverse Night At The Opera

Symphony orchestras and opera companies across the country continually ask the same question: How do we attract a younger and more diverse audience?

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Music History@today_classical in 1903 Birth of English , pianist, and conductor, Avril -Taylor.

BBC Radio 3@BBCRdio3 Today is International Women’s Day! We’re celebrating by playing only music by women composers all day.

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Londonist  Lots of events celebrating and more going on in London on Wednesday

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(Written on March 8, 2017 )

Today’s news: Luther Burbank Center for the Arts (LBC) and the Santa Rosa Symphony announced the lineup for their 2017-2018 season collaboration. St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra reinvents Russia’s national music, and Facebook is looking for new legal music licensing management. Metropolitan Museum of Art changes executives, and Micah Holt discusses the generation gap within the classical world.

Washington Post

The St. Petersburg Philharmonic moves beyond cliches

Orchestras should not be locked into playing music of their country of origin. And yet great orchestras retain a special relationship to their national music. To hear the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra play a program of Rachmaninoff and Shostakovich is tantamount to a cliche. And yet that’s what they did, under the great Yuri Temirkanov, at the Kennedy Center on Monday night, thanks to Washington Performing Arts — and you’re not going to hear either of those pieces done much better.

Classical Music Magazine

Changing the focus: International Women’s Day events

Our pick of the events celebrating the achievements of women on and around International Women’s Day.

Classic FM

This composer writes out music as it’s performed, and it’s beautifully captivating

It’s not too tricky to name classical music from or inspired by the likes of Germany, Italy, France or Russia. But what if we asked to you think of classical music from Australia? It’s a little harder…

Music Business Worldwide

Now Facebook is Hiring for a Legal Music Licensing Boss

The signals seem clear: the world’s biggest social network, with its 1.9 billion active users, is finally ready to pay something for the use of music on its platform.

NEPA Scene

VIDEO: NEPA Philharmonic trumpeter Micah Holt talks reaching millennials with classical music

Principal trumpet player Micah Holt recognises that all too well, noting that generational gap.

The New York Times

New Music From Silence for the New York Philharmonic

Alan Gilbert, music director of the New York Philharmonic, returns to its podium this week. Not coincidentally, so does new music. Cue Lera Auerbach’s Violin Concerto No. 4, written for Leonidas Kavakos and receiving its premiere at David Geffen Hall on Wednesday.

Thomas P. Campbell resigned under pressure on Tuesday as the director and chief executive of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, after months of growing concerns among staff members and some trustees about its financial health and his capacity to lead the largest museum in the country.

Broadway World

Luther Burbank Center for the Arts Announces 2017-2018 Symphony Pops Series

Today, Luther Burbank Center for the Arts (LBC) and the Santa Rosa Symphony announced the lineup for their 2017-2018 Symphony Pops Series collaboration.

Der Tagesspiegel

Der sanfte Gigant

Er marschierte mit Martin Luther King und war der König des Calypsos. Heute wird der US-amerikanische Sänger und Schauspieler Harry Belafonte 90 Jahre alt. Eine Gratulation.

Concerti

Amadeus, Amadeus

Der Name Mozart zündet immer. Kein Wunder, dass jene Städte, in denen der Komponist zu Lebzeiten verweilte, mit Festivals seiner gedenken

Pizzicato

Naxos baut audiovisuelle Sparte aus

Naxos baut seine Präsenz im Video-Bereich aus. Das geht aus einer Pressemitteilung zur rezenten Label- und Händlertagung von ‘Naxos Deutschland’ hervor.

Klassik.com

Frühere Prager Operndirektorin Eva Herrmannova gestorben

Die frühere Operndirektorin des Prager Nationaltheaters, Eva Hermannová, ist tot. Sie starb bereits Mitte Februar im Alter von 87 Jahren.

Le Monde

Le streaming redonne des couleurs au marché de la musique

Le marché de la musique est effectivement sorti de son marasme. Pour la première fois depuis quinze ans, il affiche une croissance significative.

France Musique

Le chef Louis Langrée est prolongé à la tête de l’Orchestre symphonique de Cincinnati

Louis Langrée signe pour un troisième mandat avec l’Orchestre Symphonique de Cincinnati, aux Etats-Unis, un ensemble qu’il dirige depuis 2013 et qu’il s’apprête à emmener pour la première fois en tournée à l’étranger.

El Mundo

Una generación musical única, reunida en una fotografía

Cristóbal Halffter, 87 años el próximo día 24, tomó ayer el micrófono para dar voz a los protagonistas del homenaje que el Instituto Nacional de las Artes Escénicas y de la Música (Inaem) había organizado en el Auditorio Nacional.

Il Fatto Quotidiano

Addio a Georges Pretre, leggenda del podio. Era il direttore d’orchestra preferito dalla Callas

Il decano dei maestri, francese, aveva 92 anni e non aveva mai smesso di dirigere: era atteso a Milano per tre concerti a marzo

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Classical Music News  AAM appoints Alexander Van Ingen as chief executive

Music History   in 1824 finishes his Octet for Strings and Winds, Op 166.

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(Written on March 1, 2017 )

In today’s Classical News, the Southbank Centre launches its 17/18 season, Dobrinka Tabakova is appointed composer-in-residence at BBC Concert Orchestra, and Sound and Music announces its new Portfolio and Embedded composers.

The Guardian

Barenboim, Bernstein and the Berlin Phil: Southbank Centre launches 2017-18 season

The season will see the Queen Elizabeth Hall reopen and visits from Barenboim’s West-East Divan Orchestra and Rattle’s Berlin Philharmonic, while artistic director Jude Kelly spoke of the need for people to ‘bump into’ classical music.

BBC Music Magazine

BBC Concert Orchestra appoints new composer-in-residence

Dobrinka Tabakova has been appointed as composer-in-residence at the BBC Concert Orchestra, a role that will see her work with the orchestra for an initial period of three years. Her first orchestral commission is scheduled for the 2018/19 season and will be premiered at London’s Southbank Centre.

Rhinegold

ABO/Rhinegold Award winners announced

The winners of the 2017 ABO/Rhinegold Awards, which shine the spotlight on the managers who contribute so much to the success of the UK’s classical music-making behind the scenes, were announced at the annual ABO conference dinner on 26 January.

Radio 3 announces 2017 International Women’s Day programming

Radio 3 controller Alan Davey has announced the station’s plans for this year’s International Women’s Day (8 March), which include the broadcast of a Radio 3-commissioned world premiere setting the text of Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai’s 2013 UN speech to music for the first time.

Sound and Music announces Portfolio and Embedded composers

Sound and Music (SaM) has announced the composers selected for its artist development projects.

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Classical Music News @ClassicalMusic Caritas Chamber Choir launches young composer competition

Stringwars Project @StringwardsPRJ 10 you might or might not know about the birthday boy. Happy Birthday

Music History @today_classical  in 1885 Birth of American Jerome

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Photograph: Daniel Baremboim

(Written on January 27, 2017 )

Classical News

In our news today, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group appoints new artistic director, International Arts Manager goes behind the scenes at Beares and MPs encouraged to join a new campaign supporting greater access to music events for deaf and disabled music fans. Also, The Spectator questions why classical music has been so gender-biased for so long.

Classical Music Magazine

BCMG appoints Stephan Meier as artistic director

Stephan Meier, founder and artistic director of Hanover’s Das Neue Ensemble, will join the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group as artistic director in August 2016.

International Arts Manager

A new deal for instruments

J & A Beare is one of the longest-standing established dealers and connoisseurs in the fine stringed instrument industry. Managing director Simon Morris takes IAM behind the scenes and explains the changing role of the instrument dealer in the 21st century.

The Spectator

Why has classical music been so gender-biased for so long?

For last year’s International Women’s Day, Radio 3 played 24 hours of music by female composers – and it was a revelation

Music Week

Call for MPs to join Attitude Is Everything campaign

MPs have been encouraged to join a new campaign supporting greater access to music events for deaf and disabled music fans.

ITV News

World-renowned ukulele maker hopes to make 1000th instrument despite Parkinson’s diagnosis

Most people are familiar with a ukulele and many people may know it was created in Hawaii but 7,000 miles away in Snowdonia one man and his workshop are creating some of the world’s most sought after instruments.

Metro US

NY-based maker of instrument accessories starts first string recycling program

D’Addario & Company is a family-owned and operated business dating back to the 1600s.

Crescendo

Talent Days 2016: Ran an die Tasten!

Crescendo unterstützt die „Talent Days 2016“, einem Nachwuchswettbewerb inklusive Masterclass mit Benjamin Grosvenor, initiiert von Casio

Musik-heute

Chordirektor der Deutschen Oper Berlin geht nach London

Der Erste Chordirektor der Deutschen Oper Berlin, William Spaulding, geht nach London

Pizzicato

Musik-Gordi 2016: Grösster Schädling des Musiklebens gesucht

Wer erhält in diesem Jahr in Deutschland den ‘Musik-Gordi – den gordischen Knoten des Musiklebens’? Mit dem Preis des Musikforums und der neuen musikzeitung werden Persönlichkeiten ausgezeichnet, die aktuelle oder drohende Missstände im Kultur- und Bildungsbereich zu verantworten haben

France musique

Les représentations de l’Opéra de Paris perturbées par la grève

L’Opéra de Paris a annulé la représentation des “Maîtres chanteurs de Nuremberg” de Wagner à Bastille, et a réduit à la seule version de concert de “Iolanta” la double soirée opéra/ballet (“Iolanta/Casse-Noisette”) prévue au Palais Garnier

Tehran Times

Conductor of Tehran Symphony Orchestra officially announces resignation

Ali Rahbari officially announced his resignation as the conductor and general music director of the Tehran Symphony Orchestra via a letter sent to the Persian media on Sunday

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@ClassicFM The Prince of Wales, dressed in his Royal College of Music robes, will confer the awards in @RCMLondon’s ceremony

@M_MagazinePRS .@ISM_music’s survey for composers is open for submissions – submit your views here >> http://ow.ly/ZfNMZ

@GdnClassical Jerusalem: 100 years since Hubert Parry composed an anthem http://d.gu.com/Kl0zK5 

(Written on March 10, 2016 )

Classical News

In our news today, Guy Garvey’s Meltdown Festival line-up announced with a full day of events addressing the refugee crisis, Nils Frahms’ special Barbican weekend line-up announced and the piano from the Oscar-winning film The Piano sells at auction. Also, German Music Council  appeals to all citizens to raise their voice for democracy and rule of law and Violinist Overcomes Bone Disease To Win NPR competition.

Guardian

The Piano’s piano sells for just NZ$1,000 at auction

Non-playable prop from Jane Campion’s multiple Oscar-winning 1993 film was used in the movie’s famous beach scene

The Telegraph

Robert Plant to perform at Guy Garvey’s Meltdown

Robert Plant will join other musicians in an all-day event addressing the refugee crisis as part of Meltdown festival this year.

Classic FM

We’re celebrating the inspirational women of classical music this International Women’s Day

We asked the women of Classic FM – working both on air and behind the scenes – to each pick one woman in the world of classical music who has inspired them. Here’s what they said…

International Arts Manager

Nils Frahm Barbican weekend line-up announced

Nils Frahm, the Berlin-based contemporary composer and pianist with a cult-like following, is to curate this year’s Barbican marathon weekend – featuring Frahm’s only live show in 2016

The Strad

Violinist Ray Chen launches community crowdfunding campaign

‘Musical Heroes’ initiative aims to recognise ‘unsung’ trailblazers. American violinist Ray Chen has launched a crowdfunding campaign in aid of community musicians.

NMZ

Die Würde des Menschen ist unantastbar – Aufruf des Deutschen Musikrats

Neben dem Deutschen Musikrat haben sich aktuell 142 Organisationen und Verbände der „Allianz für Weltoffenheit, Demokratie und Rechtsstaat – gegen Intoleranz, Menschenfeindlichkeit und Gewalt“ angeschlossen

Musik-heute

Gesangswettbewerb DEBUT: Clarry Bartha wird künstlerische Leiterin

Die Sopranistin Clarry Bartha übernimmt die künstlerische Leitung des Europäischen Gesangswettbewerbs DEBUT

Klassik.com

Sachsen erwirbt Skizzen von Robert Schumann

Das Bundesland Sachsen hat in einem US-amerikanischen Antiquariat Skizzen des Komponisten Robert Schumann (1810-1856) zu seinem ersten Klaviertrio op. 63 erworben

CBD Minnesota

Violinist Overcomes Bone Disease To Win NPR’s Tiny Desk Contest

Gaelynn Lea has an unconventional approach to playing her instrument, born of necessity

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@WOWtweetUK Our Artistic Director @JudeKellySBC launches WOW on #IWD2016 with 1000 school girls & amazing girls education activist @SarahBrownUK #WOWLDN

@BBCRadio3 “A day like this is a way to shout from the rooftops that music is for everyone”: Radio 3’s Olwen Fisher on #IWD2016 http://bbc.in/1nrIKmS

@BBCMusic Which female musicians inspired you growing you? Share your story: http://bbc.in/1RxVDDT #BBCPHOP #IWD2016

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(Written on March 8, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news, BBC Music Magazine is looking forward to five performances of women composers and performers to celebrate International Women’s Day on 8th March. Also, the Queen visiting the National Youth Orchestra, the musical estate of Abbado is to come to Berlin & Aribert Reimann’s birthday

Classic FM

No pressure guys, but The Queen just turned up to listen to your rehearsal

Her Majesty sits in on an orchestral rehearsal in East London as the National Youth Orchestra and Lister Community School Orchestra combine as part of the NYO Inspire

EuroNews

Welcome Among Us, an evening of classical music for refugees in Germany

Berlin hosted a special classical concert at the city’s Philharmonic Hall exclusively for refugees and volunteers

The Strad

UK cellist Gywneth George dies aged 95

The Welsh musician was known for her collaborations with pianist Alberto Portugheis

Arts Professional

£30m revamp for Croydon’s Fairfield Halls

Campaigners are fighting plans to close the south London arts venue for at least two years, to allow for a major refurbishment and the creation of new adaptable performance spaces

BBC Music Magazine

Five ways to celebrate International Women’s Day…

As Tuesday 8 March approaches we select five performances to look forward to that celebrate women composers and performers

Der Tagesspiegel

Nachlass von Claudio Abbado kommt nach Berlin

Der Nachlass des Stardirigenten Claudio Abbado geht nach Berlin. Darauf hat sich die Familie des 2014 verstorbenen Künstlers verständigt

NMZ

„Sich selbst treu bleiben“ – Komponist Aribert Reimann wird 80

Mit zehn komponierte er seine ersten Lieder. Mit zwanzig begleitete er den Jahrhundertsänger Dietrich Fischer-Diskau als Konzertpianist

Klassik.com

Rostock: Steht Abschied von Intendant Sewan Latchinian bevor?

Die Planung der kommenden Saison vor dem Hintergrund der anstehenden Umstrukturierungsmaßnahmen am Volkstheater Rostock verzögert sich

New York Times

Bob Dylan’s Secret Archive

For years, Bob Dylan scholars have whispered about a tiny notebook, seen by only a few, in which the master labored over the lyrics to his classic 1975 album “Blood on the Tracks.”

Classicalite

Square Grand Piano Owned by Mary Todd Lincoln’s Sister Restored by Springfield Art Association

Antique musical instruments are not only considered valuable because of their rarity, but also because they tell the story of whomever handled them — or, in this case, heard them

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BR_KLASSIK Interview zukünft. Intendant in Nbg. Jens-Daniel Herzog: “Ein Theater ist kein elitärer Golfclub”

Top Classical News Violinist Marc Bouchkov Awarded Rheingau Festival Career Grant

3sat Kulturzeit “Ein Maestro in Perm. Dandy und Punk.” Unser 3sat Kulturzeit Porträt über den Kairos-Preisträger 2016, Teodor…

Photograph: DPA / Tagesspiegel

Photograph: DPA / Tagesspiegel

(Written on March 4, 2016 )

With the summer holidays drawing to a close, for students all around the country this means one thing. Results. But one seventeen-year-old girl had other things on her mind.

Jessy McCabe noticed a distinct lack of female representation on the Edexcel A-level music syllabus, with 63 male composers and no females, despite including a variety of genres and eras.

She contacted Edexcel’s Head of Music, who claims “given that female composers were not prominent in the Western Classical tradition (or others for that matter), there would be very few female composers that could be included [in the A Level specification]”. McCabe dismisses this statement. She argues that there are over 6000 female composers in history and BBC Radio 3 managed to programme a full day of music written by women in honour of International Women’s Day.

And it would appear that she is not alone in her opinions. Over 1700 people have already supported her online petition.

This topic certainly has sparked lively debate from both sides. What do you think? Tweet us at @WildKatPR or comment on our Facebook page.

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Seventeen-year-old Jessy McCabe
Photo credit: The Independent

(Written on August 21, 2015 )

Classical News

Guardian

Conducting’s next big question: who will bag the Berlin Phil?

With Simon Rattle’s next post in London finally confirmed, attention returns to the Berlin Philharmonic and the question of who will succeed him as its principal conductor.

Telegraph

Mahagonny: the opera that Hitler hated

Brecht and Weill’s Mahagonny has had a troubled history. Rupert Christiansen wonders whether the Royal Opera House’s new production can lift the curse

‘You can’t be a composer, you’re a girl’. Radio 3 fights back

BBC Radio 3 is dedicating a week to young women composers, under the age of 35. Editor Edwina Wolstencroft explains why women have long-been excluded from music (written off as mere ‘ornaments’) and how a new generation hopes to change that

Classic FM

Dame Evelyn Glennie awarded Polar Music Prize

Percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie has been named one of two Laureates of the 2015 Polar Music Prize, the music world’s equivalent of the Nobel Prize

BBC Music Magazine

Thomas Dausgaard named as new BBC Scottish Symphony conductor

Danish maestro to take post in Glasgow in September 2016

Der Tagesspiegel

Alles ist poetisch

Preise, Preise, noch mehr Preise – und ganz viele Lesungen: Zum Auftakt der Leipziger Buchmesse 2015, die am Mittwochabend mit einem Festakt eröffnet wird.

crescendo

Schwerpunkt Sakralmusik: Gleichnis des Himmels

Der Komponist Max Reger schrieb im Jahr 1913 an den Autor Arthur Seidl: „Haben Sie nicht bemerkt, wie durch alle meine Sachen der Choral hindurchklingt: Wenn ich einmal soll scheiden?“

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Nach Separatistenflagge nun das Friedensbanner: Netrebko in Donetsk

Am vergangenen Freitag kam sie mit dem vom russischen Maler und Philosophen Nicholas Roerich entworfenen Banner des Friedens zu einer Friedenskundgebung im Opernhaus von Donetsk.

Dausgaard Named Chief Conductor Of The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Danish conductor Thomas Dausgaard (51) will become the Glasgow based BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra’s Chief Conductor in September 2016.

Le figaro.fr

Thaïlande : un orchestre pour lutter contre les préjugés

Une trentaine d’enfants aveugles jouent sur une scène en plein air. Ensemble, ils défient les idées préconçues d’une société bouddhiste qui voit le handicap comme une punition divine.

Il messagero.it

Addio al musicologo Paolo Terni, storica voce di Radio Tre 

​È morto Paolo Terni, critico musicale, scrittore, per molti anni docente dell’Accademia d’arte drammatica “Silvio D’Amico” di Roma e storica voce di Radio Tre.

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Telegraph Music ‏@TeleMusicNews: Norma Winstone is jazz vocalist of the year http://tgr.ph/1HAyP3j 

Philharmonic Society @RoyalPhilSoc: Congratulations to all the great Opera nominees for @OlivierAwards 2015! http://www.theguardian.com/stage/2015/mar/09/olivier-awards-2015-london-theatre-complete-list-of-nominations …

Classic FM @ClassicFM: This conductor shows you the art of getting a group of children to make music together: http://classfm.co/INGh2k 

'The Rise and Fall of The City of Mahagony' Opera by Kurt Weill and Bertold Brecht performed at the Royal Opera House, London, UK Photo: ©ALASTAIR MUIRCONTACT alastair@alastairmuir.com

(Written on March 11, 2015 )

Classical News

Guardian

Women composers: genius is gender blind – and so should we be

Classical music’s past might be dominated by men, but we can ensure its future isn’t. I’m delighted to be part of Radio 3’s International Women’s Day celebrations

Independent

Simon Rattle: Maestro with the magic touch

Wherever he has worked, the star conductor has changed the city’s cultural scene. Now he finally returns to Britain

Classical Music Magazine

Cheltenham Music Festival announces 2015 programme with 22 premieres

Cheltenham Music Festival (30 June-11 July) has announced a star-studded programme for 2015, with Sarah Connolly, Edward Gardner and the CBSO, Alina Ibragimova and choral superstar Eric Whitacre all appearing at the festival, as well as award-winning pop singer Laura Mvula.

BBC Music Magazine

Winners of Royal Opera House Fanfare competition announced

12 young composers’ compositions to be performed and recorded by the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House\

Sinfini

Musical celebrations for IWD 2015

The achievements of women in music were brought to the fore this weekend as the UK geared up to celebrate International Women’s Day (IWD) on Sunday 8 March.

Die Welt

Macht Event, macht noch mehr Event

In Hamburg wurde jetzt im Großmarkt ein neuer Veranstaltungsort eingeweiht. Er ist Konzerthalle, Sportarena und Musicalspielort.

crescendo

Vokalensembles mit frischen Sound gesucht

Klangkünstler und Vokalartisten aufgepasst: Im Rahmen ihres bundesweiten Wettbewerbs zeichnet die HypoVereinsbank 2015 wieder herausragende Vokalensembles aller Stilrichtungen der deutschsprachigen A-cappella-Szene aus.

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Österreichische Bundestheater in ihrer Existenz bedroht

Die österreichischen Bundestheater (Wiener Staats- und Volksoper, Burgtheater) befinden sich laut Günter Rhomberg, dem interimistischen Geschäftsführer der Holding, in einer « existenzbedrohenden Lage ».

KulturPort.De

6. Festliche Operngala erzielt 165.000 Euro Erlös

Mit rund 165.000 Euro erzielte die Festliche Operngala, die am gestrigen Samstagabend zum 6. Mal im Opernhaus Düsseldorf stattfand, ihren bisher höchsten Erlös für die Deutsche AIDS-Stiftung.

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Singen als Schlüssel zum Erfolg – Deutschlernen mit Hilfe von Musik

Die deutsche Sprache ist der Schlüssel für die Integration von Ausländern. Stupides Vokabellernen oder Grammatik büffeln ist für Kinder jedoch wenig reizvoll. Ein Projekt in Bayern vermittelt die Sprache mit Hilfe der Musik.

The New York Times

Virtual Reality’s Potential Displayed at Game Developers Conference

For game designers, virtual reality became a real business last week when the virtual reality equivalent of Apple’s app store for iPhones and iPads opened its digital doors.

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Classicalite @Classicalite: AACM Celebrates and Reflects on 50 Years of Jazz Devotion and Servitude + More! – http://eepurl.com/bgkX_P 

Klassik.com @klassikcom: Karriere-News: Marc Adam (Oper de Nice) http://klassik.com/?3qWk5  #Kulturmanagement

KlassikInfo.de @Klassikinfo: München hätte bei der Planung eines neuen Konzertsaals die Chance für einen großen städteplanerischen Wurf http://www.klassikinfo.de/Konzertsaal-bei-den-Pinakothek.2380.0.html …

(Written on March 9, 2015 )