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Classical News

In today’s news, the DCMS is inviting feedback on the work of Arts Council England (ACE), Edinburgh and Adelaide festivals join forces, and the Royal High School in Edinburgh becomes a music school. Also, a systematic review found that there is significant evidence that music interventions help to alleviate cancer patients’ symptoms, and Boston Landmarks Orchestra closes their 2016 Free Wednesday Concerts with another extraordinary collaboration with Commonwealth Shakespeare Company.

Schools Week

A-level results 2016: Grades remain stable, but drop in students taking arts subjects

The A-level pass rate has remained stable this year, but figures released today show a huge drop in students taking arts-based subjects and pose questions for the government’s “more rigorous” reforms.

Arts Professional

Spotlight falls on Arts Council England in DCMS review

The DCMS is inviting feedback on the work of Arts Council England (ACE) as part of a ‘Tailored Review’. The Review will assess its performance as a non-departmental public body, including the functions it performs and its engagement and influence with stakeholders.

Classical Music Magazine

Edinburgh and Adelaide festivals join forces

Representatives of Edinburgh and Adelaide’s festivals have signed an agreement to set joint goals for artistic, business and community collaboration over the next three years.

BBC News

Royal High School in Edinburgh to become music school

Plans to turn the A-listed Old Royal High School building in Edinburgh into a music school have been approved. Under the plans, the former school will become home to Scotland’s only independent music school, St Mary’s Music School.

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Music Demonstrated to Alleviate Cancer Patients’ Symptoms

A systematic review published by the Cochrane Library found that there is significant evidence that music interventions help alleviate symptoms of anxiety, pain and fatigue in cancer patients, while also boosting their quality of life.

Broadwayworld

Boston Landmarks Orchestra and CSC Present THE BOYS FROM SYRACUSE Free Concert, 8/31

Boston Landmarks Orchestra closes their 2016 Free Wednesday Concerts at the DCR Memorial Hatch Shell on August 31 (7 pm) with another extraordinary collaboration with Commonwealth Shakespeare Company (CSC).

NRK

Konsertar gjer deg lykkelegare

Festivalpublikummet visste det kanskje allereie, men no slår australske forskarar fast at du blir lykkeleg av å gå på konsert og høyre på musikk saman med andre.

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Digitale Revolution im Orchestergraben? Computerklänge zum Verwechseln ähnlich

Arbeitsgruppe um HMTMH-Professor Reinhard Kopiez belegt: Virtuelle Klangbibliotheken und realer Orchesterklang sind bei aller Ähnlichkeit noch unterscheidbar – aber nicht für jeden.

Musik heute

Festival Young Euro Classic eröffnet

Mit einem Konzert des European Union Youth Orchestra (EUYO) hat am Mittwoch in Berlin das Festival Young Euro Classic begonnen. Dabei treten bis zum 3. September 18 Jugendorchester aus Europa und der Welt auf.

Deutschlandradio Kultur

“Jazz steht für die Feier des Augenblicks”

Der 35-jährige Ausnahmemusiker hat maßgeblich zur neuen Popularität des Jazz beigetragen. “The Epic”, das Album des Saxofonisten Kamasi Washington, hat letztes Jahr in der Jazz- wie in der Pop-Szene für große Aufregung gesorgt.

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Top Classical News @topcmnews Should Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto be performed on the erhu?

klassik.com @klassikcom Leipziger Bach-Archiv beabsichtigt Ankauf eines wertvollen Kantaten-Manuskripts

nmz @musikzeitung JazzZeitung: Bildgalerie: Gitarrenfestival Hersbruck

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Edinburgh and Adelaide festivals join forces. Credit: Classical Music Magazine

(Written on August 18, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news, Help Musicians UK launches Hearing Health Scheme, EUBO responds to ‘Brexit’ vote, and Classic FM’s new weekend line-up results in impressive increase in listeners. Also, Dubai’s first opera theatre opens in August, and cellist Daniel Hass wins 2016 Michael Measures Prize.

Classical Music Magazine

Help Musicians UK launches Hearing Health Scheme

Help Musicians UK has created a Musicians Hearing Health Scheme in partnership with Musicians Hearing Services and the Musicians’ Union.

EUBO responds to ‘Brexit’ vote

The European Baroque Orchestra, which for over 30 years has provided specialist orchestral training to postgraduate students of historically-informed performance from all over the European Union, has issued a statement following the UK’s EU referendum.

BBC Music Magazine

BBC Radio 3 celebrates its highest audience in five years

Figures released today have shown an increase in the number of people listening to Radio 3, with the station now reaching 2.2 million people. This is Radio 3’s highest audience reach for five years and the highest ever figure in the second quarter of a year.

Classic FM

Classic FM’s new weekend line-up results in impressive increase in listeners

Latest listening figures show that more people are tuning in to Classic FM at the weekends, and for longer.

The Jakarta Post

Dubai’s first opera theater to open in August

Dubai’s first performing arts theater is slated to officially open on Aug. 31 with a performance by legendary Spanish tenor Placido Domingo, known as “the King of Opera”.

The Strad

Cellist Daniel Hass wins 2016 Michael Measures Prize, worth $25,000

Daniel Hass has been awarded the 2016 Michael Measures Prize, worth $25,000. A collaboration between the Canada Council for the Arts and the National Youth Orchestra of Canada, the accolade recognises promising talent in young Canadian classical musicians.

British Airways denies cello entry to the cabin ‘because it doesn’t have a visa’, claims musician

A cellist was told she needed a USA ESTA visa for her instrument and would have to pay over $4,000 to re-book her flights

Aftenposten

Jazz uten sponsorer

I år feirer Oslo Jazzfestival 30 år med et musikalsk program bredere enn noen gang før. Festivalen er helt avhengig av billettsalg og tilskudd for å leve videre.

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Ruhrtriennale stellt europäische Werte auf den Prüfstand

Das experimentelle Theater- und Musikfestival Ruhrtriennale wird dieses Jahr politisch. Wir können das Nachdenken über unsere Gesellschaft nicht nur den Politikern überlassen’, sagt Intendant Johan Simons.

Klassik heute

Treffpunkt für junge Künstler mit großer Zukunft: Davos Festival 2016 beginnt

Am 6. August ist es wieder soweit: Dann beginnt das Davos Festival 2016. 50 Konzerte mit 80 jungen Musikern aus über 20 Ländern werden bis zum 20. August 2016 das Naturparadies Davos in eine Art künstlerisches Familientreffen verwandeln.

Musik heute

Dresdner Kulturpalast soll mit breitem Angebot Kosten einspielen

Mit einem erweiterten Angebot soll der Dresdner Kulturpalast nach seinem Umbau Ende April 2017 pünktlich eröffnet werden. Neben Konzerten der Dresdner Philharmonie werde dort künftig ein Genremix von Jazz bis Weltmusik sowie Lesungen geboten.

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Top Classical News @topcmnewsVibrant music director of three US orchestras dies, aged 51

Classical Music News @CIassicalMusic Vibrant music director of three US orchestras dies, aged 51

klassik.com @klassikcom Steigert Musizieren und Musikhören in der Gruppe die Lebenszufriedenheit?

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Cellist Daniel Hass. Photograph: Classical Music Magazine.

(Written on August 4, 2016 )

WildKat PR are delighted to welcome back Ukrainian pianist and composer Marina Baranova.

Marina’s mother taught classical music, her father jazz. Growing up with this background Marina was able to discover her passion for both classical music and improvisation from a very young age. In her new album Hypersuites she impressively shows how she feels at home in both musical worlds.

WildKat PR are delighted to have found a label for Marina, in Berlin Classics. Her new CD was recorded at the renowned Teldex Studio in Berlin and is to be released on 26th August. Famous photographer Felix Broede took the powerful pictures.

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Hypersuites is based on the graceful music of baroque period – original works by Handel, Rameau and Bach provide a foundation for improvisations and deeply personal reinterpretations. Combining classical music structures with jazz gestures and modern pop references, she creates audacious hybrids which are driven by reviving the baroque art of ornamental extemporisation and a curiosity about new narrative possibilities that grow out of the interweaving between contemporary music styles and antique masterpieces.“

The pianist and composer Hauschka has also been part of this recording, which marks an exciting ‘hyperlink’ between Marina Baranova and Hauschka: he composed a remix of her version of “La Poule” by Rameau. This opens up another dimension on this piece.

Marina

© Felix Broede

Hypersuites is a modern dialog between Marina Baranova and her favourite composers. The record release concert will be on 08 September at silent green in Berlin.

We are very much looking forward to supporting Marina Baranova with her new album. Keep up to date with news via the WildKat PR blog, as well as on Marina Baranova’s website, Facebook and Twitter.

 

(Written on July 14, 2016 )

Classical Music

In our news today, Steve Reich approved the creation of a film accompaniment for Different Trains, the New York Times gives an insight into the couture at Paris Opera Ballet and across Britain girls take over the male-dominated choir scene. Also, Londoners will have more access to classical music and Mumford and Sons boycott Swedish music festivals following sexual assaults.

Classical Music Magazine

Reich approves film accompaniment for Different Trains

Steve Reich has permitted the creation of a film accompaniment for Different Trains for the first time. Artist and filmmaker Bill Morrison collaborated with the composer, using archive footage of train travel during WWII to create a new film.

New York Times

At the Paris Opera Ballet, changing the shape of couture

Couture, the handcrafted, made-to-measure clothing that regularly sells in the six figures, is fashion’s top stratum for the uber rich. Aside from brief glimpses on the runways, to most of us it is a hidden world.

The Guardian

Girls on top: how the male-dominated English church choir is changing

For centuries, cathedral and college choir across Britain have been exclusively populated by school-age boys – but with the admission of girls, an outdated practice is finally breaking down.

CTV London

Plan to make classical music more accessible locally

Londoners will have more access to classical music following the introduction Monday of Rebel Heart Collective. The collective’s mission, announced at the Aeolian Hall, is to provide concerts and in some cases, free admission, to promote classical music.

BBC News

Mumford and Sons to boycott Swedish music festival after sexual assaults

Mumford and Sons say they will boycott a Swedish music festival after reports emerged that 17 women were sexually assaulted at the event last weekend.

The Dallas Music News 

Classical music: Miracles again at Mimir Festival

Miracles happen each summer at Texas Christian University’s PepsiCo Recital Hall. That’s when the week-and-a-half-long Mimir Chamber Music Festival assembles musicians from far and wide into ensembles that sound as if they’ve been playing together for years.

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Hartmut Haenchen dirigiert «Parsifal» in Bayreuth

Nach dem überraschenden Rückzug des lettischen Dirigenten Andris Nelsons (37) haben die Bayreuther Festspiele einen Nachfolger gefunden. Hartmut Haenchen (73) wird nun die diesjährigen Festspiele am 25. Juli mit dem «Parsifal» eröffnen.

Musik heute

Sebastian Ritschel wird neuer Operndirektor der Landesbühnen Sachsen

Der Regisseur und Dramaturg Sebastian Ritschel wird ab der Spielzeit 2017/18 neuer Operndirektor der Landesbühnen Sachsen. Der gebürtige Düsseldorfer löst Jan Michael Horstmann ab, der das Theater auf eigenen Wunsch verlasse, teilten die Landesbühnen am Dienstag mit.

BR KLASSIK

Eindrücke vom Südtirol-Jazzfestival 2016

Konzerte an außergewöhnlichen Orten – von der Berghütte bis zum avantgardistischen Museumsbau: Das ist der eine Teil des Erfolgsrezeptes beim Südtirol-Jazzfestival, das sich in den letzten gut zehn Jahren immer mehr profiliert hat. Der andere: Musik am Puls der Zeit – Töne, die Horizonte eröffnen.

Deutschlandradio Kultur

Straßenmusiker in Rom: “Man muss die Leute überraschen”

Das Leben als Straßenmusiker in Rom kann ziemlich hart sein: Wer Geld verdienen will, muss sich dem hohen Konkurrenzdruck stellen. Die Musiker von SteadyRockerz lieben trotzdem ihren Job.

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Classical Music News @CIassicalMusic  Happy news: Heartbroken star gets his Stradivarius back

The Royal Ballet @TheRoyalBallet Taking ballet to children in earthquake zones in Japan ^M

OPUS ARTE @OpusArte We are on ! Follow for more from the , , and

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(Written on July 6, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news, the story behind the architectural battle of the Sydney Opera House is to become a movie, new composer-in-residence for Opera Philadelphia and the 2016 Orchestra Compensation Reports released next week. Also, J. Reilly Lewis dies at 71 and philharmonie.tv Cologne awarded with Eco Internet Award.

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Architectural Battle For The Sydney Opera House To Become A Movie

Today the Opera house in Sydney is considered as one of the most iconic buildings in the world. Yet, the project’s genesis was tough and dramatic, since Danish architect Jorn Utzon upset Australia’s conservative architectural scene after winning the competition to design the building.

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New composer-in-residence for Opera Philadelphia

A recent Curtis Institute of Music graduate is a new composer in residence for Opera Philadelphia and the Music-Theatre Group of New York. Rene Orth, 30, is the sixth composer to go through the program, starting her term June 1.

Classicalite

J. Reilly Lewis, Washington Metro Area Concertmaster & Organist, Dies at 71

Lewis, a prominent authority on Bach, founded the Washington Bach Consort and served as music leader at Clarendon United Methodist Church for over 40 years. Also music director of the Cathedral Choral Society, Reilly was a one of the most important musicians in the Washington classical music scene.

The Guardian

The rebuilt Snape Maltings: Britten’s artistic dream rises again

No one thinks they are going to sit the Queen on a packing-case when she opens the rebuilt Maltings Concert Hall less than a month from now, but completion of the work is touch and go.

Orpheus for the age of Trump: Anaïs Mitchell on her folk opera Hadestown

Mitchell’s hit off-Broadway show about a tyrannical billionaire building a wall to ‘keep out the enemy’ was written in 2006 but could hardly be more topical. The folk singer discusses retelling an ancient myth at a time of ‘political horror’

Adaptistration

Orchestra Compensation Reports Are Right Around The Corner

Next week is the beginning of the 2016 Orchestra Compensation Reports, an annual series that examines the compensation trends among orchestra executives, music directors and concertmasters, at more than 65 professional U.S. orchestras.

The Telegraph

The return of Rossini: watch a live stream of Glyndebourne’s The Barber of Seville

Watch Glyndebourne Festival Opera’s production of Il Barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville) by Rossini for free on the Telegraphwebsite, from next week. The opera will be streamed live from 6.30pm on Tuesday June 21, and is available on demand for the following seven days.

The Strad

Cellist Anita Lasker-Wallfisch awarded OBE in Queen’s Birthday Honours

The musician, who survived the Holocaust, joins fellow performers Paul Lewis and Alison Balsom on the list.

Classical Music Magazine

Small and regional arts organisations testify to funding difficulties

Representatives of small and regional arts organisations have submitted evidence to the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee about the funding difficulties which they face. Prompted by complaints that ‘London has long received a disproportionate share of arts funding’ at a previous investigation into the work of Arts Council England, the Countries of Culture inquiry is examining funding opportunities for cultural organisations in the regions.

The Times

Opera: The Cunning Little Vixen at Glyndebourne

Janácek takes just 90 minutes to tell the story of his Vixen, from cub years to marriage, motherhood to sudden death. At Glyndebourne that means the dinner interval is actually longer than the opera (chicken and rabbit, both scoffed by the leading lady, would make good hamper options).

klassik.com

SPD will Künstlersozialabgabe senken

Nach Plänen der Bundesministerin für Arbeit und Soziales, Andrea Nahles (SPD), soll die Künstlersozialabgabe sinken.

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Eco Internet Award für philharmonie.tv

Das Kölner Konzertportal philharmonie.tv ist mit dem eco Internet Award des eco Verbands der Internetwirtschaft e. V. ausgezeichnet worden.

nmz

Singpause – Das große Singen für Tausende Kinder

Mit der Düsseldorfer «Singpause» haben Zehntausende Grundschüler nebenbei in ihrer Schulzeit nicht nur singen, sondern auch Noten lesen gelernt. Das erfolgreiche Bildungsprojekt lässt andere Städte aufhorchen.

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neue musikzeitung @musikzeitung JazzZeitung: Dresdner Drum & Bass 2016 – 10th Anniversary

KlassikInfo.de @Klassikinfo Alessandro De Marchi verlängert bei Innsbrucker Festwochen der Alten Musik http://bit.ly/1tqatri

Limelight Magazine @LimelightEd Wagnerian tenor Alberto Remedios has passed away aged 81

Rene Orth, 30, is the new composer in residence for Opera Philadelphia and the Music-Theatre Group of New York. Photo credit: Andrew Bogard

Rene Orth, 30, is the new composer in residence for Opera Philadelphia and the Music-Theatre Group of New York. Photo credit: Andrew Bogard

(Written on June 15, 2016 )

Saturday will be the the 6th International Jazz Day celebrating jazz and its diplomatic role of uniting people in all corners of the globe. The day was initiated by UNESCO.

This brings us to focus on our Jazz clients today:

Michael Chillingworth is a London based saxophonist and clarinettist. With his debut jazz album Scratch And Sift – out on 1st July – he reminds us how inspiring everyday life is. Each track tells a story from his everyday life and finds drama in the mundane, from the freshness of a shower to cinematic villains or the poetic presentation on Japanese sweet packaging!

Kenneth Dahl Knudsen is a Danish composer and double bass player. For his debut album We’ll Meet In The Rain, which is to be released on 6th May, he gathered together an international jazz orchestra. The album weaves between contemporary jazz and cinematic orchestral music. Each piece speaks about Dahl Knudsen’s encounters with people, their stories and anecdotes.


Michael and Kenneth are definitely two artists you should keep your eye on! Stay tuned and follow them on their social media sites:

Michael Chillingworth: website, twitter

Kenneth Dahl Knudsen: website, YouTube, facebook

Both artists will release their albums on the London-based record label Two Rivers Records.

(Written on April 29, 2016 )

Classical News

In our news today, after their artistic director resigned things are getting out of hand at Romanian national opera, stars lined up for the Jazz FM Awards celebrated in London last night and Apple Music revealed it had passed 13 million subscribers to its streaming service, closing the gap on market leader Spotify.

The Guardian

Romanian opera row intensifies as culture minister resigns

There is chaos at the Romanian national opera: a row that began when the ballet company’s Danish artistic director resigned has led to shows being cancelled, dancers refusing to perform, local artists protesting over pay for foreign stars and has even claimed a ministerial scalp.

Music Week

Stars line up for Jazz FM Awards

The highest achievers from the worlds of jazz, blues, soul and beyond have been honoured at the third annual Jazz FM Awards, which took place last night at a star-studded ceremony at the Bloomsbury Ballroom in London.

Apple Music UK subscriptions growth outpacing Spotify 

This morning, Apple Music revealed it had passed 13 million subscribers to its streaming service, closing the gap on market leader Spotify, which says it has more than 30 million.

Classical Music Magazine

#LoveOpera weekend to celebrate the art form

#LoveOpera weekend (6-8 May) will celebrate the range and quantity of live opera and music theatre around the UK.

The Strad

12th Lyon International Chamber Music Competition names prize winners

Duo Urba has won first prize at the 12th Lyon International Chamber Music Competition, this year dedicated to cello and piano. German cellist Marius Urba and Russian pianist Vita Kan receive €8,000 and concert opportunities in France and abroad.

The New York Times

Saluting Robert Shaw, a conductor of humanist spirituality

“I am not sure I ever have ‘heard’ Brahms’s ‘Requiem’ — strictly as a member of an audience,” the incomparable California-born choral conductor Robert Shaw wrote in 1997.

Pizzicato

Perlman and Argerich together for a new recording

In Paris, Itzhak Perlman and Martha Argerich just have recorded a new album, to be released late 2016 on Warner Classics.

Frankfurter Allgemeine

EU-Kommission kommt türkischen Zensurforderungen nicht nach

Der Beschreibungstext des Konzertprojektes „Aghet“ der Dresdner Sinfoniker ist trotz türkischer Proteste wieder unzensiert auf der Webseite der EU-Kommission zu lesen – allerdings mit einem Zusatz.

Der Tagesspiegel

Wie wir lachen wollen

Das kann ja heiter werden: Die Pläne des Staatstheaters Cottbus. Los gehen soll es mit einem musikalischen Familienfest.

El Pais

La Sinfónica de Euskadi reserva sus atriles a solistas de renombre

El violinista Zukerman y las hermanas pianistas Labèque participarán con la orquesta vasca.

Twitter

Top Classical News @topcmnews Brave new season at Opera North

Conor Farrington  Enjoyed hearing ‘s on . Now listening to great recordings on her website

Black Dress Code @black_dresscode What’s your favourite piece from the first collection? We love the chiffon sleeves on the

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Photograph: The Arts Desk

(Written on April 28, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news, Classical Music Magazine reports that Søndergård has extended his contract with BBC National Orchestra & Chorus of Wales, Music Director Nelsons wins a Grammy Award and Steven Stucky dies aged 66. Also, Huffpost Arts and Culture discusses whether technology can save Classical music

Baltic-course.com

Music Director Nelsons won Grammy Award

Music Director Andris Nelsons from Latvia and the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s recording, Shostakovich Under Stalin’s Shadow – featuring Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 10 and the Passacaglia from Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk – won the Grammy Award for Best Orchestral Performance tonight (February 15, 2016) at the 58th annual Grammy Awards, reports BC Bernadette Horgan, director of public relations at BSO

Classical Music Magazine

Søndergård extends contract with BBC National Orchestra & Chorus of Wales

Thomas Søndergård will continue as principal conductor of the BBC National Orchestra & Chorus of Wales for at least two more years

Classical-music.com

Steven Stucky (1949-2016)

Leading American composer dies aged 66

Huffpost Arts & Cultural

Can Technology Save Classical Music?

By almost any metric, classical music is in trouble. A 2015 study by the National Endowment for the Arts titled “When Going Gets Tough,” found that attendance at arts events had steadily dropped over two decades.

NMZ

Viktor Schoner soll Stuttgarter Oper durch Sanierung führen

Ende des Jahres könnte feststehen, was die Sanierung und Erweiterung des Stuttgarter Opernhauses genau kosten wird

Musik-heute

Osterfestspiele Baden-Baden mit zwei Opern-Neuinszenierungen

Die Osterfestspiele Baden-Baden mit den Berliner Philharmonikern wollen im kommenden Jahr die Puccini-Oper “Tosca” auf die Bühne bringen

RBB-online

Bernauer Fans wollen Karajan in die Walhalla bringen

Stardirigent Herbert von Karajan, der über drei Jahrzehnte lang die Berliner Philharmoniker leitete, ist seit mehr als 20 Jahren tot

Le Figaro

Des orchestres qui marchent à la baguette

À l’Auditorium de la Maison de la Radio, le programme de musique orchestrale vaut bien celui de la Philharmonie de Paris

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Guardian Classical @GdnClassical Opera’s new voices: 10 composers making overtures to greatness d.gu.com/KWNfq0

LondonJazz News @LondonJazz FEATURE: Celebrating 25 years of the Peter Whittingham Jazz Awards londonjazznews.com/2016/02/featur…

Music Opportunities @Music_Opps Get your songs promoted on this popular music discovery platform bit.ly/1SUqTSR

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(Written on February 16, 2016 )

In today’s news, Tagesspiegel discusses the construction site fiasco at Berlin State Opera and streaming services are supposed to boost music business. Also, Morricone is nominated for an Oscar, Pavarotti-Villa becomes a meeting place for artists and Philippe Jaroussky cancels Parthenope

Gramophone

First BBC Proms 2016 concerts revealed as the Ten Pieces project continues

Secondary school students will be given the opportunity to perform at the Proms on July 23 and 24

Daily Nation

Kenya’s jazz and classical music culture in the spotlight

Kenya’s Afrosync’s musical journey will be beamed to global audiences in a special feature that explores how musical genres are evolving in Kenya and influencing a new generation of musicians

Gramophone

Exclusive video: Grigory Sokolov plays an extract from Beethoven’s Hammerklavier Sonata

Watch Grigory Sokolov play an extract from the Allegro of Beethoven’s Hammerklavier Sonata, part of his new album

dnaindia

Five-day classical music event begins in Dombivli

The South Indian community in Dombivli celebrated this festival by attending a classical music and dance event, Makara Mahotsavam

PRS for Music Foundation

New Music Biennial 2017 Commissions announced

The winning commissions present a snapshot of contemporary music in the UK including ten brand new works and ten pre-existing works that have been composed within the last 15 years

Der Tagesspiegel

Stuck für Stuck

Zu viel, zu schnell: Architekt Klaus Roth und Senatsbaudirektorin Regula Lüscher erklären dem Untersuchungsausschuss, warum die Staatsopern-Baustelle aus ihrer Sicht ein Fiasko wurde

NMZ

Tübinger Forscher: Streamingdienste können Musikgeschäft ankurbeln

Kostenpflichtige Musik-Streamingdienste aus dem Internet können nach Einschätzung von Tübinger Forschern das Geschäft der Musikbranche ankurbeln

Klassik.com

Pavarotti-Villa soll Künstler-Begegnungsstätte werden

Die Villa des Tenors Luciano Pavarotti in der mittelitalienischen Hafenstadt Pesaro soll nach dem Willen seiner Familie zu einer künstlerischen Begegnungsstätte umfunktioniert werden

The Guardian

Ennio Morricone: back in the saddle

The movie maestro told his wife he’d stop scoring films at 40. But, at 87, he’s just scooped an Oscar nomination for The Hateful Eight

Forum Opera

Philippe Jaroussky contraint de renoncer à Partenope

C’est l’événement attendu de tous les baroqueux parisiens en ce début d’année : Partenope, l’opéra de Georg Friedrich Haendel créé à Londres en 1730

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BR Klassik @BR_Klassik Musikgeschichte als frecher Graphic Novel auf arte. Unsere TV-Kritik.

BBC Radio 3 @BBCRadio3 Artist of the Week Zoltan Kocsis indulges us in Debussy’s Images, including Reflets dans l’eau #EssentialClassics

Manuel Brug @ManuelBrug Exklusiv: Artemis fängt Anthea. Eine neue Geigerin für das Erfolgsquartett

Ennio Morricone. Photograph: Muthmedia GmbH/PR/The Guardian

Ennio Morricone. Photograph: Muthmedia GmbH/PR/The Guardian

(Written on January 18, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news, James Rhodes’s autobiography reveals his sexual abuse as a boy and his subsequent battles with mental illness, Xian Zhang has been appointed as the next music director of the New Jersey Symphony and Ludovico Einaudi answers 10 questions. Also, JazzUK relaunches with community festival and music director Emmanuel Villaume extends his contract in Dallas

The Guardian

Gilbert and Sullivan: are their women a joke too far?

The cruel misogyny of many of G&S’s plots make their operas increasingly unpalatable – and unfunny – in today’s age. Ahead of the return of The Mikado and its monstrous Katisha to the Coliseum, a fan wonders what is to be done

The Times

James Rhodes: ‘You can’t just erase my past’

It is almost exactly half a year since an author and musician was able to walk out of the Supreme Court and reveal his real name and the autobiography that chronicled, in unflinching detail, his sexual abuse as a boy and his subsequent battles with mental illness

Classical Source

New Jersey Symphony appoints Xian Zhang as music director

Xian Zhang has been appointed as the next music director of the New Jersey Symphony, starting with the 2016-17 Season and succeeding Jacques Lacombe

The Arts Desk

10 Questions for Composer Ludovico Einaudi

What are the elements that make up Einaudi’s music?

International Arts Manager

JazzUK relaunches with community festival

Heulwen Phillips, project director at JazzUK, on bringing the company out of the ashes and what its new #4Jazz Festival is doing for the community

KulturPort.de

Hamburger Museen starten am 27. November erste Instaswap-Aktion Deutschlands

Vom 27. November bis zum 1. Dezember besuchen sich die Instagrammer der Hamburger Museen gegenseitig und schauen hinter die Kulissen

Klassik.com

Will Liverman gewinnt Stella Maris-Wettbewerb

Der US-amerikanische Bariton Will Liverman hat den internationalen Gesangswettbewerb “Stella Maris” gewonnen. Er erhielt sowohl den mit 15.000 Euro dotierten Publikumspreis als auch ein Aufnahmeprojekt bei einem renommierten Plattenlabel

Codex Flores

Cottet Solocellist des Symphonieorchesters des BR

Der 28-jährige Genfer Cellist Lionel Cottet, ein Absolvent des Mozarteums Salzburg und der New Yorker Juilliard School, wird laut dem Musikjournalisten Norman Lebrecht Erster Cellist des Symphonieorchesters des Bayerischen Rundfunks

Pizzicato

Emmanuel Villaume Extends Contract in Dallas

The Dallas Opera has announced contract extensions for Music Director Emmanuel Villaume and General Director & CEO Keith Cerny as well. Both contracts have been extended to June 30, 2022

El Mundo

Una invitación al relax con tintes de África y Brasil

Para Juan Llamas, la guitarra “se convirtió en una obsesión” y presenta su música como una mezcla de flamenco y jazz

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Top Classical News @topcmnews :  Facing the music: Esa-Pekka Salonen

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James Rhodes at the Classical Brit Awards in 2009 Stuart Mostyn/ Redferns/ Getty Images

(Written on November 23, 2015 )