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In today’s classical news: Matthew Warchus talks about The Old Vic, 40 years anniversary of “Living Museum of Music”, violinist Maria Milstein wins Dutch Music Price. Also conductor Joana Mallwitz takes her second position at Staatstheater Nürnberg, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra announces North American tour benefit galas. 

The Times

How to keep a theatre hit factory running — 200 years of the Old Vic and counting

Theatre boss Matthew Warchus talks about the 2018 bicentenary, industry bullying and making a film of Matilda the Musical.

Independent.

40 Years of Finchcocks “Living Museum of Music”

The first anniversary approaches of saying goodbye to Finchcocks, the famous musical museum of historic keyboard instruments which closed and was sold in November 2016.

Classic FM

‘I’m optimistic about Brexit’ – Julian Lloyd Webber

As the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire welcomes an impressive new building and royal status, we speak to its principal, Julian Lloyd Webber, about the impact of Brexit on its student intake.

The Strad

London Symphony Orchestra concertmaster Gordan Nikolitch steps down after 19 years

Serbian violinist has accepted teaching post in Germany and maintains artistic directorship of Netherlands Chamber Orchestra.

Violinist Maria Milstein wins Dutch Music Prize

The Dutch Music Prize (Nederlandse Muziekprijs) will be awarded to violinist Maria Milstein, who will officially accept it at concert on 27 January 2018 at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, where she will play the Bruch concerto.

The New York Times

Hear the Surreal Instruments of the Met’s New Opera

To transform Luis Buñuel’s surreal, darkly satirical 1962 film “The Exterminating Angel” into an opera, the composer Thomas Adès added a few very unusual instruments to the traditional orchestra.

Broadway World

Israel Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2017 North American Tour Benefit Galas Announced

The full schedule of special Benefit Galas for the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2017 North American Tour was officially announced today by the American Friends of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra with the tour’s kickoff concert, at Carnegie Hall in New York on Oct. 25, featuring the first gala.

San Franscisco Classical Voice

Gunn Theater’s New Name Helps a Shady Past Recede

The coincidence was arresting. The first San Francisco Symphony chamber-music performance in the Legion of Honor’s newly renamed theater at the Sunday matinee was Shostakovich’s Trio No. 2 in E Minor.

Der Tagesspiegel

Alle für einen, einer für alles

Heute vor 25 Jahren dirigierte Daniel Barenboim seine erste Premiere an der Berliner Staatsoper. Ein Buch von Misha Aster erzählt, wie die Liaison der Staatskapelle mit dem Maestro zustande kam.

Pizzicato

Dirigentin Joana Mallwitz ist zweifache Generalmusikdirektorin

Die deutsche Dirigentin Joana Mallwitz (*1986) wird mit der Spielzeit 2018/19 das Amt der Generalmusikdirektorin am Staatstheater Nürnberg übernehmen.

Codex Flores

Zehetmair musikalischer Leiter des Stuttgarter Kammerorchesters

Thomas Zehetmair, der musikalische Leiter des Musikkollegiums Winterthur, übernimmt ab der Saison 2019/2020 die musikalische Leitung des Stuttgarter Kammerorchesters.

Musik Heute

Joana Mallwitz wird Generalmusikdirektorin in Nürnberg

Mit Joana Mallwitz wird erstmals eine Frau Generalmusikdirektor am Staatstheater Nürnberg.

France Musique

Lea Desandre grande gagnante du Prix Jeune Soliste des MFP 2018

La mezzo-soprano Lea Desandre a remporté, mardi 24 octobre, le Prix Jeune Soliste des Médias Francophones Publics (MFP).

Platea Magazine

Incidente racista en el Metropolitan de Nueva York

Según reportan medios locales, una soga -con la forma de las empleadas para un ahorcamiento y colgando de una tubería- fue hallada en el vestuario masculino del Metropolitan de Nueva York.

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Maria Milstein, Photo ©Marco Borggreve

(Written on October 25, 2017 )

In today’s classical news: Herbert Blomstedt and the Leipzig Gewandhaus to perform at the Barbican, Sharon Roffman becomes the new Royal Scottish National Orchestra leader. Also footballers who love classical music, Weinstein and the German cultural sector and the shrinking of music publishing jobs.

The Telegraph

Herbert Blomstedt and the Leipzig Gewandhaus make marvellous work of Beethoven and Bruckner at the Barbican

Londoners may be spoiled when it comes to orchestras, with four symphony-sized bands and numerous specialist ensembles right on their doorstep.

Classic FM

Footballers who love classical music

Think football and classical music can’t mix? As the 2017/18 football season is now well underway, we couldn’t resist taking a look at a few sporting stars who are just as crazy about classical music as we are.

The Strad

Sharon Roffman appointed Royal Scottish National Orchestra leader

US violinist will share role at RSNO with current incumbent Maya Iwabuchi.

Music Business Worldwide

Music publishing jobs have shrunk 10% in three years in UK – as label jobs have grown 7%

The number of people in full-time employment working in the UK music publishing sector fell by 10.3% between 2013 and 2016.

Spotify on course to hit 500m users and a $100bn valuation, says GP Bullhound

If you thought the now-infamous Goldman Sachs report on music streaming was optimistic, you ain’t seen nothing yet.

The New York Times

Forced Out By Flooding, Houston’s Opera Gets On With the Show

The big sets had to be jettisoned. The shadow-play in the production was overhauled. The conductor was forced to lead with her back to the singers. But the show went on.

Broadway World

New York Youth Symphony to Honor Alan Fletcher and Dani Bedoni

The NYYS’s 55th Annual Benefit Gala will honor Alan Fletcher and Dani Bedoni, two outstanding individuals who have continually given their talents and support to arts organizations around the world.

Süddeutsche Zeitung

Viel Publikumszuspruch

Mehr als 2000 Besucher kamen zur dritten Gilchinger Kunst- und Kulturwoche. Das Publikum erlebte an zehn Tagen an 15 Spielorten mit gut 40 Veranstaltungen ein vielfältiges Programm.

Der Tagesspiegel

Weinstein und der deutsche Kulturbetrieb

Was ist wichtiger? Die Aufklärung über Machtstrukturen und ihren Missbrauch oder die Bekenntnisse prominenter Opfer von sexueller Gewalt? Eine Umfrage zum Weinstein-Skandal.

Pizzicato

Dresdner Philharmonie bittet Stadt, Janowski als Chef zu bestellen

Die Dresdner Philharmonie hat die Stadt Dresden als Träger des Orchesters gebeten, mit ihrem ehemaligen Chefdirigenten Marek Janowski (78) Verhandlungen aufzunehmen, um ihn erneut als Chef zu bestellen.

Musik Heute

Dresdner Philharmonie will Janowski als Chefdirigent

Marek Janowski soll ab der Saison 2019/20 neuer Chefdirigent der Dresdner Philharmonie werden.

Il Messagero

Musica jazz, Jason Moran celebra il centenario di Thelonious Monk

Umbria Jazz Winter (a Orvieto dal 28 dicembre al 1 gennaio) porta in Italia lo spettacolo più ambizioso tra quelli che nel 2017 hanno celebrato il centenario della nascita di Thelonious Monk.

France musique

A New York, plus les danseuses sont habillées moins elles sont rémunérées

Dans la production des Contes d’Hoffman d’Offenbach qui se joue depuis le 26 septembre 2017 au Metropolitan Opera de New York, plusieurs figurantes interprètent des courtisanes vénitiennes, avec une importante baisse de salaires les soirs où elles sont un peu plus vêtues sur scène.

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(Written on October 24, 2017 )

In today’s classical news: Scottish Opera is hoping to attract young visitors, female opera stars are paid according to how naked they get onstage, Swiss cellist Daniel Pezzotti dies aged 55.  Staatsoper closes again, censorship of Anna-Lena Schnabel in German public television.

The Times

‘Wear your trainers to the opera’

In years gone by anyone arriving in the dress circle wearing jeans or trainers could expect to be met with rolled eyes and raised voices. But Scottish Opera is hoping to kill off the perception that the genre is the province of sneering elitists.

The Telegraph

Opera has a race problem, but we can’t let bullies censor artists

The rage to censor art is as old as art itself. Since the time of Plato, moralisers have tried to ban certain sorts of music or painting or opera, because they corrupted the moral fibre of the people, encouraged seditious thoughts, or disrespected a monarch. However, the urge to ban has recently taken a new turn.

Classic FM

Female opera stars are paid according to how naked they get onstage

In a bid to save money over the course of the season, female actresses have been told they’ll get a pay cut for wearing a bra – rather than nipple tassels – on stage.

The Strad

Swiss cellist Daniel Pezzotti dies aged 55

Versatile musician with presence in the worlds of classical, jazz and beyond, dies after illness.

Sportz Egde

Yale football player Alex Galland did not kneel; he played trumpet with the band during the national anthem

With all the controversy and divisiveness generated by the current wave of protests during the playing of the national anthem at football games, this story may come as a welcome relief to many of those who are following these events.

Der Tagesspiegel

Warten auf Gretel

Nach ihrem fünftägigen “Präludium” hat die Staatsoper gleich wieder geschlossen, damit die letzten Sanierungsarbeiten ausgeführt werden können. Aber was machen die Mitarbeiter in der Zeit? Ein Blick hinter die Kulissen.

Die Zeit

Was der NDR glaubt, nicht senden zu können

Der Preis, den man für einen Echo Jazz bezahlen muss: Ein 3sat-Dokumentarfilm porträtiert die Saxofonistin Anna-Lena Schnabel und zeigt, wie das Fernsehen Musik zensiert.

Musik heute

Donaueschinger Musiktage enden mit Konzert und Preisen

Mit Uraufführungen von Bunita Marcus, Marton Illes und Chaya Czernowin sind am Sonntagabend die Donaueschinger Musiktage zu Ende gegangen. Komponist Illes wurde am Schlusstag auch mit dem Preis des SWR Symphonieorchesters ausgezeichnet. Der bildende Künstler Olaf Nicolai erhielt zudem den Karl-Sczuka-Preis für Hörspiel als Radiokunst.

El País

Bernard Haitink: “Si quiere una vida tranquila, no dirija ópera”

El legendario director de orquesta holandés, de 88 años, repasa su trayectoria antes de inaugurar la temporada de Ibermúsica al frente de la Sinfónica de Londres

Pizzicato

Renovierung des ‘Grand Théâtre de Genève’ verzögert sich

So wie es das ‘Deutsche Wunder’ nicht mehr gibt, so ist auch kein Verlass mehr auf die Schweizer Pünktlichkeit: Die Renovierungsarbeiten im ‘Grand Théâtre de Genève’ werden voraussichtlich vier Monate länger dauern als geplant, teilte die Stadt Genf mit. Die Wiedereröffnung des Gebäudes ist jetzt für Mitte Januar 2019 vorgesehen.

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  in 1801 Death of German Johann Gottlieb in Dresden

Image: Times photographer James Glossop

(Written on October 23, 2017 )

In today’s news: conductor David Heusel dies of unknown causes, aged 60; composer Karol Beffa is honoured with the Grand Prix SACEM for symphonic music. Streetwise Opera announces 15th anniversary opera, Komische Oper Berlin turns 70. 

The Times

World-renowned conductor David Heusel died hours before he was to perform in Dublin

David Heusel was American born, but over the past 20 years had made a name for himself in Dublin conducting Opera Ireland and working with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra.

Classic FM

Musicians are three times more likely to experience depression, according to study

A concerning new piece of research reveals the scale of the mental health crisis facing the UK music industry.

Opera Now

Streetwise Opera announces 15th anniversary opera

Streetwise Opera will celebrate its 15th anniversary by presenting the premiere of a new immersive opera on 14 and 15 April 2018 at Sage Gateshead.

Music Teacher

Ten Pieces III activities announced

BBC Music and BBC Learning have announced a programme of activity for Ten Pieces III for the 2017/18 academic year, including a Live Lesson inspired by the Royal Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker.

The Strad

Violinist avoids jail after causing car crash at twice the drug drive limit

Violinist Victoria Yellop, who trained at London’s Trinity College of Music, was given a four-month suspended prison sentence and a six-month night-time curfew for causing a traffic accident while under the influence of cocaine.

The New York Times

As Geffen Hall’s Renovation Stumbles, Cincinnati Shows the Way

A concert hall that was simply too cavernous: hard to sell out and leaving audiences feeling distant from the music. Lobbies that have grown shabby over time. A fortresslike presence, somewhat isolated from the city just outside its doors.

Pizzicato

Composer Karol Beffa Honoured with the Grand Prix SACEM for symphonic music

In a ceremony on November 27 at Pleyel, the French Society of Authors, Composers and Publishers of Music (SACEM) will award their Grand Prix for symphonic music to the composer Karol Beffa.

Browdway World

Grammy-Winning Kronos Quartet to Work with Orange County School of the Arts Students

In partnership with the Orange County Philharmonic Society, Orange County School of the Arts has brought the talented and highly acclaimed Kronos Quartet to OCSA to teach and practice repertoire with select students. 

Zeit Online

Hämmer ohne Grenzen

Punk ist zurück, sitzt aber am Klavier: Die Neoklassik von Nils Frahm, Francesco Tristano oder den Grandbrothers beantwortet eine Sehnsucht nach Reduktion und Regelbruch. 

Frankfurter Allgemeine

Zwischen Düsternis und Sinnlichkeit

Die Komische Oper Berlin wird siebzig. Für das Jubiläum wird tief in das Repertoires gegriffen: Barrie Kosky eröffnet die Saison mit seiner Inszenierung von Claude Debussys „Pelléas et Mélisande“.

France Musique

Karol Beffa, Grand Prix Sacem de la musique symphonique 2017

Chaque année, la Société des auteurs, compositeurs et éditeurs de musique (Sacem) récompense le travail artistique de ses membres, en attribuant une série de Grands Prix, dont le Grand Prix de la musique symphonique, le Grand Prix du jazz et le Grand Prix de la musique du monde.

El Mundo

El Reina Sofía acogerá el festival de arpa Tierra 47

El festival de arpa Tierra 47 se celebrará en Madrid los días 20 y 21 de octubre. En concreto, en las instalaciones del Museo Reina Sofía, como ya se hiciera con otros festivales como Músicas Infinitas o Escena contemporánea.

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 Today is celebrating the studio that changed music forever:

Image: The Times

(Written on October 18, 2017 )

WildKat PR is excited to welcome Lizzie Ball to our roster. A truly gifted artist, Lizzie Ball is a classical trained violinist and vocalist. She is known for creating Classical Kicks, a series of shows that was established at London’s famous Ronnie Scott’s, as well as a number of other exciting collaborations. The series centres on broadening peoples’horizons for classical music by combining classical music performances at the highest level with a down-to -earth approach that allows everyone to engage with the genre.

This sums up what Lizzie is all about: She thinks outside the box to create opportunities for people to listen to stunning music while looking past all the usual conventions. She is always open to fresh and different approaches and thus her performances are always one of a kind.

Her exceptional musical skills are paired with an exuberant energy that immediately captivates the audiences. Her sounds are a combination of jazz, world, folk, bluegrass, rock and, of course, classical music. She delivers a modern and creative touch, combining all the musical impacts in her life and sharing it with the audiences. Through this she is rejuvenating the fundamentals of the classical genre. Her skills, her improvisation, her expression are the driving factors of finding a new sound, and a new perception. To quote Lizzie:

“I love creating an experience. It’s about connecting the music with the audience always. Whether it’s through my violin, my singing or when producing concert performance formats.”

Lately she has been working on a new show Viva la Vidacon Frida. This multi-media presentation is a musical journey through the life, times, art of Frida Kahlo which consists of part-concert, part talk, part imagery. Together with Mexican guitarist Morgan Szymanski, the duo play Mexican folk songs, jazz songs and classical compositions, that relate to the life of Frida Kahlo. The show also includes a live specially curated film that shows Frida Kahlo’s art, and images of the female icon aswell as Mexican imagery and illustration.

Besides her own projects, Lizzie has also been featured extensively as a classical performer with the BBC Proms, the Berliner Philharmonie and at Wigmore Hall. She has worked extensively with Nigel Kennedy, becoming the concertmaster of his orchestra of life. Her experiences in the world of rock and pop have earned her collaborations with artists, such as Jeff Beck and Brian Wilson. As a session musician, she has worked with a number of artists including Seal, Adele, Kylie Minogue and Kanye West.

She can transition between genres and styles like no other artist and through those abilities she is creating something new and exciting every step of the way.

Lizzie Ball ©Silvia Cruz

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(Written on October 16, 2017 )

In today’s Classical News, the London A Cappella Festival programme is released, and Classical streaming service Grammofy is to shut down after a year. The earliest painting of Mozart has been discovered, and the Heinrich-Schütz music festival attracted more than 4.800 visitors.

Choir and Organ

London A Cappella Festival 2018 announced

The ninth London A Cappella Festival will take place 24-27 January 2018.

Classical Music Magazine

Grammofy to shut down

Specialist classical streaming service Grammofy is to shut down on 15 November.

The Times

Classic FM scores a hit by playing videogame music

Classic FM has commissioned a second series of its videogame music programme after the first became the most downloaded show in the station’s history.

The Guardian

The Guardian view on the ‘yellowface’ casting row: classical music has a diversity problem

The pulling of Peter Eötvös’s opera The Golden Dragon from the Hackney Empire must provoke some tough thinking.

Broadway World

National Philharmonic Kicks Off 2017-18 Season

The National Philharmonic’s 2017-2018 season at The Music Center at Strathmore commences with star-studded performances by some of today’s most famous classical musicians. 

GreatFalls Tribune

Symphony’s Cascade Quartet walks away from head-on crash

The Great Falls Symphony has a lot to be grateful for this weekend as four of its principal members survived a near head-on collision Thursday near Seeley Lake. 

Crescendo

Frühestes Porträt Mozarts entdeckt???

Kann ein historisches Gemälde als frühestes Bildnis von Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart identifiziert werden? Eine heiße Diskussion um den sogenannten “Fruhstorfer Mozart” ist entbrannt…

Pizzicato

Daniel Hope wird künstlerischer Leiter der Dresdner Frauenkirche

Daniel Hope (*1973) wird 2019 für zunächst fünf Jahre Künstlerischer Leiter der Dresdner Frauenkirche.

Musik Heute

Heinrich-Schütz-Musikfest zieht positive Bilanz

Das Heinrich-Schütz-Musikfest hat in den vergangenen zehn Tagen mehr als 4.800 Besucher angezogen. Die 37 Veranstaltungen in Sachsen, Sachsen-Anhalt und Thüringen seien zu 89 Prozent ausgelastet gewesen, teilten die Veranstalter am Sonntag mit.

Le Monde

L’Opéra de Lyon sous le signe de la guerre

Le chef-d’œuvre de Benjamin Britten, « War Requiem », ouvre la saison lyrique dans le cadre du « Centenaire de la Paix ».

El Mundo

El flamenco, esa escuela de energía

Pepe Habichuela celebra sesenta años de guitarra.

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Music History    in 1912 FP of ‘s Pierrot Lunaire in Berlin, after 40 rehearsals.

Image: The Times

(Written on October 16, 2017 )

In today’s news: Grace-Evangeline Mason wins Liverpool Philharmonic composition competition, Hackney Empire cancels opera, and Daniel Hope receives Germany’s Federal Cross of Merit. Herbert Blomstedt receives medal of honour from the city of Leipzig, music is crucial for the perception of physical touch, and the chamber orchestra Basel looks back on a successful season 16/17.

Classical Music

Grace-Evangeline Mason wins Liverpool Philharmonic composition competition

Liverpool Philharmonic has named Grace-Evangeline Mason as the 2017 winner of its annual Christopher Brooks Composition.

The Guardian

Hackney Empire pulls out of Chinese takeaway opera over all-white cast

The London premiere of an opera set in a Chinese takeaway has been cancelled after a backlash over its all-white cast.

The Strad

Daniel Hope awarded Germany’s Federal Cross of Merit

The now Berlin-based violinist was presented with the Verdienstkreuz am Bande on the evening of the premiere of a documentary about him.

Classic Fm

Classic FM creates the first 7-egg box as chickens lay more eggs to classical music

To celebrate World Egg Day, Classic FM has teamed up with Clarence Court Eggs to create the first 7-egg box after an experiment reveals chickens are more productive when listening to classical music.

The New York Times

Venezuela’s Government Cancels Another Gustavo Dudamel Tour

The conductor Gustavo Dudamel may well be Venezuela’s most acclaimed cultural export, and the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela has come to symbolize that nation’s commitment to social programs and music education for all.

Limelight

Mona Foma unveils its 2018 season

Quirky musical settings, arrangements of old favourites, and the inner workings of the opera singer are next year’s highlights.

RBB Kulturradio

Dirigent Herbert Blomstedt erhält Ehrenmedaille der Stadt Leipzig

Der 90-Jährige wird für seine Verdienste um das kulturelle Leben ausgezeichnet.

Klassik.com

Berührende Musik: Musik entscheidend für die Wahrnehmung physischer Berührung

Wissenschaftlern am Max-Planck-Institut für Kognitions- und Neurowissenschaften (MPI CBS) in Leipzig ist es gelungen, die Bedeutung von Musik für die Wahrnehmung physischer Berührung nachzuweisen.

Codex Flores

Bilanz 16/17 des Kammerorchesters Basel

Das Kammerorchester Basel hat die Saison 16/17 mit einem Gewinn von 89’000 Franken abgeschlossen.

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Pierre Boulez Saal @boulezsaal

Today was the last performance of “ dancing with the gods”. Thank you & !

Herbert Blomstedt ©dpa-Zentralbild/Matthias Creutziger

 

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(Written on October 13, 2017 )

In today’s news: Cellist Daniel Pezotti has died, Rome’s opera house increases it’s intake and number of visitors, and composer Unsuk Chin wins “Wihuri-Sibelius-Prize”. Can classical music give people with Alzheimer’s a new lease of life, and Soho radio gets its first classical music show courtesy of Manners McDade’s Harriet Moss.

Classic FM

Was Mozart’s sister actually the more talented sibling?

On ‘International Day of the Girl’, Classic FM celebrate Nannerl Mozart, the oft-forgotten sister of the eminent Wolfgang.

Telegraph

Can music give people with Alzheimer’s a new lease of life?

Whether it’s singing, humming or playing the piano, for people with dementia music really can be the key to memory.

M Magazine

Tileyard Education announces Women in Music Now event

Tileyard Education has announced details of Women In Music Now (WIMN) – a one-day all-female event which will host talks, panels, networking and workshops for women aspiring to work in music.

Soho Radio launches classical music show

London community channel Soho Radio is launching its very first classical music programme, with Manners McDade’s global creative manager Harriet Moss presenting.

Limelight

Adelaide Festival to host Akram Khan’s final solo performance

The dancer-choreographer will appear in XENOS in 2018, a fitting bookend to his Australian appearances.

Klassik Heute

Bewerbungsphase für Festivalorchester 2018 beim SHMF beginnt

In der kommenden Woche startet die Bewerbungsphase für das Festivalorchester 2018 des Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festivals.

Klassik.com

Schweizer Cellist Daniel Pezzotti gestorben

Der Schweizer Cellist Daniel Pezzotti ist tot.

Pizzicato

Roms Opernhaus steigert Einnahmen und Besucherzahlen

Das Opernhaus der italienischen Hauptstadt meldet für den Zeitraum 2014 bis 2016 ein Plus von 51 Prozent bei den Einnahmen.

France musique

La compositrice sud-coréenne Unsuk Chin a été récompensée du Prix Sibelius de Wihuri.

Décerené en Finlande par la Foundation Jenny et Antti Wihuri, il est doté de 150,000€.

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@Archivist_Liz So is digging a hole and here’s what was found and now has pride of place in the Hall’s Archive

© Getty/Unsuk Chin

(Written on October 12, 2017 )

In today’s news: Warner Music signs a licensing deal with Mixcloud. The plans for a new London concert hall are one step further and the ABO has announced the new cohort selected for „Find Your Way“. Daniel Hope wins the Bundesverdienstkreuz. The New York times on “The Force of Things”, a false report of death, the artistic director of the Gärtnerplatz on the re-opening, the EU Youth orchestra has got to move because of Brexit.

M Magazine

Warner Music signs licensing deal with Mixcloud

Warner Music is the first major record company to sign a licensing deal with Mixcloud, covering the label’s international roster of artists and recordings.

Classical Music Magazine

ABO announces 2017/18 Find Your Way cohort

The Association of British Orchestras has announced the new cohort selected for ‘Find Your Way’, its annual programme of sector-specific mentoring and placements for senior and emerging managers in ABO member organisations.

Pictures at an Exhibition reimagined for charity concert

Artists, musicians and authors have joined forces to reimagine Viktor Hartmann and Modest Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition in support of London’s homeless.

The Guardian

Plans for new London concert hall move step closer after architects announced

New York firm Diller Scofidio + Renfro chosen from six-strong shortlist, and will work to submit a design for the building by December 2018

New York Times

‘The Force of Things,’ an Indirectly Audible Opera

In the 50 years since Robert Ashley wrote “That Morning Thing,” some strategies for making new opera have become clear.

Limelight

Reports of Dmitri Hvorostovsky’s death incorrect

Reports of the death of Siberian baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky, who was diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2015, are incorrect.

Musik Heute

Bundesverdienstkreuz an Geiger Daniel Hope

Der Geiger Daniel Hope hat das Verdienstkreuz am Bande des Verdienstordens der Bundesrepublik Deutschland erhalten.

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Josef E. Köpplinger, Intendant und Regisseur zur Wiedereröffnung des Münchner Staatstheaters am Gärtnerplatz

2010 entschloss sich Klagenfurts Intendant Josef E. Köpplinger Münchens „anderes Opernhaus“ oder „Opéra comique“, das Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz ab 2012 zu übernehmen.

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Umzug des EU-Jugendorchesters: Italien macht Angebot

Das ‘European Union Youth Orchestra’, das wegen des Brexits seinen bisherigen Sitz in London aufgeben muss, hat ein Angebot der italienischen Regierung erhalten

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Music History‏ @today_classical #Today in 1830 FP of #Chopin‘s E-minor Piano Concerto, composer at piano in Warsaw #MusicHistory #classicalmusic

 

The Force of Things ©Marina Levitskaya

(Written on October 11, 2017 )

In today’s news: Clemency Burton-Hill on where to start your classical music experiences, musicians fight homelessness and Lawrence Ball explains his spiritual approach to music. Australian classical performances generated more than one billion dollars, while the Vienna symphony orchestra is under financial review and the local government of Nordrhein-Westfalen is promising sustained financial aid for their artists. Porsche has a new ad featuring a “High Speed Orchestra” and a new production of Cavalleria rusticana is bringing polish communism to the UK.

The Times

Are you getting your classical music ‘one-a-day’?

Clemency Burton-Hill was recently asked by the manager of her local café to make him a playlist. They had been chatting, and he’d discovered she was a classical music broadcaster.

International Arts Manager

Communist Poland comes to the UK in radical new opera adaptation

A new production of Cavalleria rusticana, commissioned by Opera North and developed by Polish director Karolina Sofulak, has premiered in the UK.

Exploring the spiritual element of classical music

Composer Lawrence Ball explains how his spiritual approach to classical music (and festival management) will play out at this year’s Planet Tree Music Festival — and why audiences will be lying down

ITV News

Musicians join the fight against homelessness

The musicians Against Homelessness campaign has spread across the country. The idea is to raise money for Crisis, the charity that helps people who’re homeless.

Ad Week

Porsche Conducts a ‘High Speed Orchestra’ to Show Off Its New Sound System

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that Porsche’s latest ad is about performance, but it’s probably not what you’re expecting.

Limelight

Live performances generated more than $1 billion in 2016

Classical music and opera in Australia both saw significant growth in revenue, report shows.

Washington Post

New baton, familiar style: Performer-conductor Stutzmann at the NSO

Nathalie Stutzmann is a performer-turned-conductor: one of a veritable bevy of artists who have expanded their reach by mounting the podium.

Pizzicato

Rechnungshof nimmt Wiener Symphoniker in die Mangel

Die Wiener Symphoniker haben mit « nachhaltigen finanziellen Problemen » zu kämpfen heißt es in einem Bericht des Rechnungshofs der Stadt Wien.

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Land NRW will Kommunen bei der Kulturförderung unterstützen

Die Kulturministerin des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen, Isabel Pfeiffer-Poensgen (parteilos), hat im Kulturausschuss angekündigt, Kommunen bei der Förderung von Kultureinrichtungen unterstützen zu wollen.

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Sinfonieorchester Basel in Grossbritannien

Das Sinfonieorchester Basel gibt zur Zeit unter Leitung seines Chefdirigenten Ivor Bolton in dessen Heimat vier Konzerte – in London, Edinburgh, Manchester und Birmingham.

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(Written on October 6, 2017 )