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In our news today, Sacconi Quartet performs at Bromsgrove’s Artrix next Friday, Charles Owen becomes Steinway UK ambassador, and Reignwood becomes LSO principal partner. Also, St John’s Smith Square announces Christmas festival programme, and NDR Elbphilharmonie sells affordable tickets.

Bromsgrove Standard

Sacconi Quartet to give Bromsgrove classical music fans a treat at Artrix

Classical music fans will be in for a treat when award-winning chamber music ensemble Sacconi Quartet performs at Bromsgrove’s Artrix next Friday (October 7).

Classical Music Magazine

Charles Owen becomes Steinway UK ambassador

Steinway & Sons has appointed Charles Owen as its first UK ambassador. The new role will see Owen lead three masterclasses at Steinway Hall.

Reignwood becomes LSO principal partner

The London Symphony Orchestra has announced a new principal partnership with Chinese investment firm Reignwood for the next three years. Building on the company’s existing sponsorship, the partnership will run until 2019.

SJSS announces Christmas festival programme

St John’s Smith Square has announced the programme for its 31st annual Christmas festival, which will take place 9-23 December. The event will launch with a concert from the Choir of King’s College London, featuring Tavener’s Ikon of the Nativity and Rachmaninov’s All-Night Vigil.

Quad-City Times

City of jazz, blues fests gets 1 devoted to classical music

Organizers say the six-day festival that starts Wednesday in Chicago will feature more than 80 composers, 300 musicians and over 50 world premieres at venues city-wide.

The Violin Channel

Founding Violinist to Exit Poland’s Szymanowski String Quartet

The Hannover-based Szymanowski String Quartet has announced today that co-founder and long standing 1st violinist Grzegorz Kotow will leave the ensemble, effective immediately – after more than 2 decades with the group.

Broadwayworld

The Baryshnikov Arts Center Presents Two BAC Salon Concerts this November

BAC Salon is a series of concerts presented in a salon setting, without a division between stage and auditorium. This series takes music written for intimate spaces, jazz and classical alike, back to its natural setting.

RBB Kulturradio

Ticketverkauf für die “Konzerte für Hamburg” hat begonnen

Die rund 60.000 Karten für die einstündigen Konzerte in der neuen Elbphilharmonie sollen für jedermann erschwinglich sein und sind daher schon für 6, 12 bzw. 18 Euro erhältlich.

klassik.com

Brandenburger Symphoniker wollen ihren Chefdirigenten behalten

Das Orchester des Brandenburger Theaters macht sich dafür stark, weiterhin mit seinem bisherigen Chefdirigenten Peter Gülke zusammenzuarbeiten. Geschäftsführer Klaus Deschner wolle dagegen die Zusammenarbeit mit dem Dirigenten nicht fortsetzen.

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Kraftwerk-Mitglied lehrt künftig an Musikhochschule

Falk Grieffenhagen (47), Mitglied der legendären Elektropop-Band Kraftwerk, lehrt ab dem Wintersemester das Fach Visual Music an der Robert Schumann Hochschule Düsseldorf.

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Sacconi Quartet. Photo: Sacconi Quartet @ Bromsgrove Standard

(Written on October 5, 2016 )

Classical News

Guardian

Modest good news for music education as government stick to their word

Hubs funding is to increase, but Arts Council England chief Darren Henley has a fight on his hands if he is to safeguard music education

Telegraph

Is it time to end the distinction between high and low art?

Last week a British university hosted a conference on German electropop pioneers Kraftwerk. Quite right too, says Ivan Hewett

Independent

New BBC Radio 3 Controller promises more airtime to female composers

The new Controller of BBC Radio 3 has promised to give more airtime to female composers and vowed that the station will not “dumb down” in an attempt to copy commercial rival Classic FM.

The Times

Drama at the opera as another chief heads for the exit

English National Opera is feared to have lost its executive director a week after its chairman, Martyn Rose, resigned in what appears to be a civil war at the head of the company.

Classic FM

‘Classical music has an image problem among some influential people’, says Stephen Maddock

Chief executive of City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra admits classical music has an image problem, but warns against ‘dumbing down’.

Zeit Online

Wird Pop immer öder?

Netzbasierter Musikkonsum gibt genaue Auskunft über Vorlieben und Trends. Plattenfirmen freuen sich. Experten aber fragen sich, ob das nicht jegliche Popvielfalt tötet.

Der Tagesspiegel

Siemens Musikpreis für Christoph Eschenbach

Er wird in der Musikwelt gleichermaßen geschätzt als Pianist wie als Dirigent und Pädagoge: Jetzt erhält Christoph Eschenbach den mit 250 000 Euro dotierten Siemens Musikpreis 2015.

Klassik.com

Putin-Gegner stürmt Bühne der Metropolitan Opera

Beifall für Netrebko und Gergiev wird durch Protest gestört

Musik Heute

Frankfurter Musikpreis an Schlagzeuger Peter Sadlo

Die mit 15.000 Euro dotierte Auszeichnung wird am 17. April 2015 im Kaisersaal des Frankfurter Römers übergeben.

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The Philadelphia Orchestra Will Begin The 2015 European Tour In Luxembourg

Their 2015 Tour of Europe brings the Philadelphia Orchestra and Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin to audiences in 10 cities over three weeks.

Le Figaro

Au Festival d’art lyrique d’Aix, les utopies ont droit de cité

Au programme du prochain festival, des chefs-d’œuvre, l’ouverture vers la Méditerranée et les jeunes. La location ouvre aujourd’hui.

Twitter

Classic FM @Classic FM: Is the sound of the orchestra becoming more generic? That’s the first #ClassicFMDebate at #ABO15. What do you think?

CityofLondonSinfonia @CityLdnSinfonia: Where do you think is the best place to stream classical music? Good weigh up from @SinfiniMusic in this feature: http://bit.ly/1DjAPuh 

Wigmore Hall @wigmore_hall: Unfair to single out the arts for elitism, says National Theatre director | Stage | The Guardian http://www.theguardian.com/stage/2015/jan/30/arts-elitism-social-diversity-nicholas-hytner …

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(Written on January 30, 2015 )