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In today’s news: ‘From Classical to Rock’ concert supports music education featuring high-profile artists, Royal Opera announces world premiere, “classical music needs Kendrick Lamar more than it needs the Pulitzer”, Deutsche Symphonie-Orchester announced program for season 2018/19 and International trade fair and festival, Jazzahead started in Bremen.

Opera Now

The Royal Opera announces world premiere by composer-in-residence

The opera, entitled Mamzer Bastard and written by Na’ama Zisser, is a co-commission with the Guildhall School in association with Hackney Empire.

Music Theatre Wales appoints new chair

Christine Bradwell has been appointed chair of contemporary opera company Music Theatre Wales. She will be taking over from Geraint Davies CBE, who is stepping down after 11 years.

Choir and Organ 

Sonoro announces choral conducting masterclass

The masterclass led by co-artistic director Neil Ferris, will take place in July at St Gabriel’s Halls, Pimlico, is aimed at advanced conductors who wish to gain further technical expertise and knowledge.

Broadway World

‘From Classical to Rock’ concert to benefit music education for Orange County communities

The event brought together OCMD music students together with platinum selling rock stars and acclaimed classical musicians, performing together under one roof.

NME

Sharon Van Etten to play special orchestral show at BBC Proms

Musicians and ‘The OA’ star to team up with Heritage Orchestra at Royal Albert Hall.

Slate

Classical Music Needs Kendrick Lamar More Than It Needs the Pulitzer

Composers shouldn’t fear hip-hop. They should embrace it.

Der Tagesspiegel

DSO Berlin Saison 2018/19 Robin Ticciati liebt es vielseitig

Das Deutsche Symphonie-Orchester und sein Chefdirigent Robin Ticciati enthüllen, was sie in der Saison 2018/19 vorhaben

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Das Theater Augsburg wird zum Staatstheater befördert

Das Theater Augsburg wurde durch Ministerpräsident Markus Söder zum Bayerischen Staatstheater ernannt – obgleich das Haus gerade am Beginn einer mindestens fünfjährigen Sanierungsphase steht

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Internationale Musikmesse «jazzahead!» blickt auch auf den Nachwuchs

Bremen – Die internationale Musikmesse «jazzahead!» ist am Donnerstag in Bremen eröffnet worden. Bis 22. April treffen sich Agenturen, Labels, Künstler, Produzenten und Veranstalter, um sich zu informieren und auszutauschen.

Musik Heute

Hamburger Opernstiftung zeichnet Nachwuchskünstler aus

Die Mezzosopranistin Nadezhda Karyazina, die Tänzerin Madoka Sugai und der Posaunist Felix Eckert erhalten die diesjährigen Nachwuchspreise der Hamburger Opernstiftung

Le Monde

Stéphane Roth, nouveau directeur général de Musica

L’actuel directeur éditorial de la Philharmonie de Paris succède à Jean-Dominique Marco. Très attendue dans le milieu de la musique contemporaine, la désignation du successeur de Jean-Dominique Marco à la tête du festival Musica de Strasbourg a été rendue publique.

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Sharon Van Etten to perform at BBC Proms © NME

(Written on April 20, 2018 )

In today’s news: James Murphy is appointed chief executive of RPS, Classic FM release third instalment of Case Notes, Maria João Pires reveals reasons for retirement, Gary Numan announced UK tour with the Skaparis Orchestra, and violinist Ray Chen uses social media to lighten up the genre.

Classical Music

RPS names James Murphy as new chief exec

James Murphy has been appointed as chief executive of the Royal Philharmonic Society (RPS).

Kristin Scott Thomas to appear with London Philharmonic Orchestra

Actor Kristin Scott Thomas will join the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Thomas Adès on 11 April to narrate Stravinsky’s Perséphone at London’s Royal Festival Hall.

Classic FM

Third instalment of true crime podcast, Case Notes, is available 

In Classic FM’s Case Notes, they investigate what happened to Min Kym’s million-pound-violin.

International Piano

Maria João Pires reveals reason for retirement

Maria João Pires has told art-lifestyle magazine Platea that she has never had a ‘good relationship’ with the piano.

The List

Gary Numan announces Skaparis Orchestra UK tour

Gary Numan has announced a UK tour with the Skaparis Orchestra to support his ‘Savage: Songs From A Broken World’ album, including a night at London’s Royal Albert Hall

Toronto Star

It boy of classical music embraces social media to lighten up the genre

The violinists posts are lighthearted, often they’re laugh-out-loud funny. Taiwanese-born violinist Ray Chen, who just turned 29, is one of the “It Boys” of the international classical concert circuit. He also manages to find time to create his own YouTube videos and Instagram posts.

Die Welt

Elbphilharmonie startet Vorverkauf für Abonnements von Klassikkonzerten

Ab sofort gibt es Abonnements für die Klassikkonzerte der Saison 2018/19 in der Elbphilharmonie. Der Veranstalter spricht von einem „Run auf die Karten“.

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Wegkommen von der Best-Practice-Rhetorik

Mitglieder des Rats für kulturelle Bildung im Gespräch über Musikvermittlung, Diversität und Demokratiestärkung. Die Bedeutung kultureller Bildung für gesellschaftliche Entwicklungsprozesse sowie die Persönlichkeitsentwicklung junger Menschen ist heute von politischer, gesellschaftlicher als auch schulischer Seite anerkannt.

Klassik.com

Salzburger Osterfestspiele mit positiver Bilanz

Die Osterfestspiele Salzburg sind mit der zweiten Vorstellung von Giacomo Puccinis Oper “Tosca” zu Ende gegangen. Auch im Jahr nach dem 50. Jubiläum lockte die Veranstaltung zahlreiche Musikliebhaber in die Stadt. Mit 19.000 verkauften Karten bei 15 Veranstaltungen wurde eigenen Angaben zufolge eine Sitzplatzauslastung von etwa 93 Prozent im Großen Festspielhaus erreicht, die Opernpremiere, das Konzert für Salzburg und das Chorkonzert am Karfreitag waren gar ausverkauft.

Klassik Heute

Das Schweizer Label Claves feiert 2018 sein 50-jähriges Jubiläum

Claves ist ein Schweizer Traditionslabel für klassische und zeitgenössische Musik & Jazz, das im Jahr 1968 von der engagierten Marguerite Dütschler-Huber in Thun gegründet wurde und in diesem Jahr sein fünfzigjähriges Bestehen feiert.

El Pais

Premio ‘Ópera Real’ al Teatro Real

En un acto celebrado hoy en Barcelona, el presidente del Teatro Real, Gregorio Marañón, ha recibido el premio Ópera Actual 2018, un reconocimiento que la prestigiosa publicación ha otorgado a la institución en el 20º aniversario de su reinauguración y el 200 aniversario de su fundación.

 

Violinist Ray Chen

 

(Written on April 5, 2018 )

Founded in 1895, the BBC Proms are a big part of British culture and the 2017 season begins tonight. For eight weeks of the summer, daily classical music concerts take place at the Royal Albert Hall and other venues across London, including Cadogan Hall, Stage@The Dock and Wilton’s Music Hall.

The term Prom is short for promenade concert, and refers to the outdoor concerts of the 18th century where the audience were able to stroll around while the orchestra played. Since then, the concerts have moved inside and, in the context of the BBC Proms, promming refers to the popular tradition of queueing outside the Royal Albert Hall on the day of the concert for the chance to get a £6 ticket for the standing areas inside the hall. Will you be a “prommer” this summer? Click here for some helpful tips on how to become a Pro-Prommer this year!

Royal Albert Hall: BBC Proms 2017

With the opening of the BBC Proms 2017 tonight, the WildKat team have put together a list of their highlights for this year…

Prom 35, the John Wilson Orchestra performing Oklahoma, appears to be a particular favourite in the office this year due to the magical sound that the orchestra creates and the energy that radiates from them when they perform. Not strictly classical, this prom would be a great one to go to for those who are novice prommers. Not convinced? Let The Spectator’s Richard Bratby, along with John Wilson, tell you why Rodgers and Hammerstein should be taken as seriously as Beethoven.

Another popular choice is Prom 10 with the Aurora Orchestra. Last year the ensemble performed their first prom from memory and it was such a unique experience – every single member of the orchestra completely engaged with the music and the conductor. This year they are performing Beethoven’s ‘Eroica’ from memory and we can’t wait.

If you are looking for a musical fusion, then Prom 41 is for you. It brings together Philip Glass and Ravi Shankar, combining Glass’s American Minimalism with Shankar’s sitar and the traditions of Hindustani classical music. The Britten Sinfonia and Karen Kamensek are joined by Shankar’s daughter, sitar virtuoso Anoushka Shankar.

The Cincinatti Symphony Orchestra makes its Proms debut this year and, since they are one of our clients, the WildKat team are very excited about it. They will be bringing works by two celebrated American composers and we are really looking forward to seeing everything come together.

Cincinatti Symphony Orchestra

Last but certainly not least, Prom 75 – The Last Night of the Proms! What’s not to love about a big party with classical music, waving flags, sing alongs and bobbing along to the Sailor’s Hornpipe?

(Written on July 14, 2017 )

Classical News

In our news today, Dubai Opera announces its first season, Philadelphia Orchestra cellist Marcel Farago has died, The Menuhin Competition 2016 has revealed the finalists, Mark Molynex becomes chair of Welsh National Opera & more…

International Arts Manager

Dubai Opera announces first ever season

Dubai Opera has announced details of its first ever season, with Plácido Domingo the biggest name on the bill. The 2,000-seat venue opens later this year, and is the first purpose-built performing arts centre in the Arabic city-state. Led by Jasper Hope – former chief operating officer at London’s Royal Albert Hall – Dubai Opera’s programme mixes opera, ballet, recitals and family entertainment.

The Strad

Long-time Philadelphia Orchestra cellist Marcel Farago has died aged 92

Long-time Philadelphia Orchestra cellist Marcel Farago has died at the age of 92 following a battle with cancer. The Romanian-born musician was hired by Eugene Ormandy in 1955, and continued performing with the orchestra until 1994.

The Strad

Menuhin Competition 2016 reveals five Junior Finalists

The Menuhin Competition 2016 has revealed the five candidates selected to progress to the Junior Finals, taking place at London’s Royal Academy of Music on Friday.

Wales Online

Welsh National Opera appoints Mark Molyneux as its next chair

He will succeed Geraint Talfan Davies who will step down after 10 years in the role in July.

Classicalite

San Antonio Symphony Orchestra agrees to 10% budget cut in three-week hiatus

In what feels like a never-ending struggle, it’s been announced that musicians and management of the San Antonio Symphony Orchestra accepted cuts as part of the symphony’s strategy to become financially sound once more.

The Guardian

Streaming growth helps digital music revenues surpass physical sales

Digital music revenues have surpassed the takings from traditional music formats for the first time, according to an industry report.

Sydney Symphony Orchestra

Life at the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

A Sydney violist takes a Concertgebouw job-swap. At first, SSO Violist Amanda Verner didn’t think a job swap would be possible.

Broadwayworld

World Premiere and More Set for Hoff-Barthelson’s 2016 Festival of Contemporary Music

Scarsdale, New York – “Celebration 2016: The Music of Our Time,” Hoff-Barthelson Music School’s 27th annual Festival of Contemporary Music, will be held Monday, May 9, 2016, through Sunday, May 15, 2016.

Klassik.com

Land Bayern will 75 Prozent der Kosten für Nürnberger Konzertsaal übernehmen

Das Land Bayern will 75 Prozent der Kosten für einen neuen Konzertsaal in Nürnberg übernehmen. Der neue Nürnberger Konzertsaal soll neben der Meistersingerhalle entstehen.

Klassik Akzente

Daniel Hope mit musikalischen Kostproben bei NDR Das! und im Dussmann Kulturkaufhaus

Der britische Stargeiger Daniel Hope präsentiert sein Album “My Tribute To Yehudi Menuhin”.

KlassikInfo.de

Aris Quartett gewinnt Joseph-Joachim-Kammermusik-Wettbewerb

Das Aris Quartett hat den ersten Preis beim 7. Internationalen Joseph Joachim Kammermusikwettbewerb gewonnen. Der Wettbewerb wird an der Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt Weimar durchgeführt und ist mit insgesamt 17.500 Euro dotiert, der erste Preis mit 10.000 Euro.

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Dubai Opera @DubaiOpera Curtain Up! Get ready to be captivated this Autumn with a lineup of 49 world class performances #

Top Classical News @topcmnews YMM Chamber Players in Benefit Concert – April 17 at All Saints’ Church  #

EUYO @EUYOtweets Today, we launched our anniversary project #, to read more about have a look here: # #

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The San Antonio Symphony, Photograph: Jill Torrance/Getty Images

(Written on April 13, 2016 )