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In today’s news, The Brighton Early Music Festival co-artistic director Clare Norburn to step down, cellist Yo-Yo Ma steps in to save floating concert hall, and Radio 3 and Wellcome Collection announce weekend of why music is the key to memory. Conductor Michael Gielen celebrates his 9oth birthday, the reconstruction of Bayreuther Festpielhaus was more expensive than thought, and new international composer’s competition.

Classical Music Magazine

BREMF co-artistic director Clare Norburn to step down

The Brighton Early Music Festival (BREMF) has announced that Clare Norburn will be stepping down from her position as co-artistic director after the 2017 Festival in order to concentrate on her career as a writer.

The Strad

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma steps in to save floating concert hall

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma has written a letter to the New York Review of Books appealing for the concert boat designed by ‘America’s master builder’ Louis Kahn to be saved.

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Salaries of Louisville Orchestra musicians to increase

Before starting its 80th season, the Louisville Orchestra (Kentucky) announced a three-year contract agreement with the musicians, which is set to run through May 31, 2020.

Classical Music Magazine

Radio 3 and Wellcome Collection announce Why Music? The Key to Memory

Radio 3 is to return to the Wellcome Collection this autumn for a free weekend of events and broadcasts exploring the relationship between music, memory and the mind.

LimeLight

Boyd Owen wins Sydney Eisteddfod Opera Scholarship

Limelight speaks to the tenor and to runner up Jessica Harper about what the competition means for their careers.

NMZ

„Für die Musik darf man ruhig das Gehirn bemühen“ – Dirigent Michael Gielen feiert seinen 90.Geburtstag

Welcher Dirigent kann schon von sich sagen, mitten in einem Premieren-Dirigat mit Hühnerbeinen beworfen worden zu sein?

Klassik.com

Sanierung des Bayreuther Festspielhauses wird voraussichtlich teurer

Die Sanierung des Bayreuther Festspielhauses wird voraussichtlich teurer als bislang angenommen.

KulturRadio RBB

Internationaler Kompositionswettbewerb “Neue Szenen” ausgeschrieben

Bis zum 15. September 2017 können sich junge Komponistinnen und Komponisten im Alter bis 35 Jahre mit ihrer Arbeitsprobe für ein musiktheatrales Werk bewerben.

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Just became a member of . So thrilled!! Check out our Week 2 festival opportunities for early music enthusiasts!

The Strad: Yo-Yo Ma

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(Written on July 20, 2017 )

Classical News

In our news today, the National Youth Choir of Great Britain will embark on its first tour to China in August, Pavarotti’s widow tells Trump to stop using Nessun Dorma at rallies, and Sir Roger Norrington celebrates the unorthodox at the Proms. Also, Louisville Orchestra appoints new concertmaster and assistant concertmaster, and Gstaad Menuhin Festival presents plans for new concert hall.

Classical Music Magazine

National Youth Choir to embark on first China tour

The National Youth Choir of Great Britain will embark on its first tour to China in August. For its first intercontinental tour in seven years, the 100-strong ensemble will perform in Tianjin, Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong.

Chi-chi Nwanoku and Aaron Dworkin receive honorary Trinity Laban fellowships

The honours were presented at the Sphinx Global Symposium on Diversity in Classical Music at the Southbank Centre on 18 July.

Classic FM

Pavarotti’s widow tells Trump to stop using Nessun Dorma at rallies

Nicoletta Mantovani warns Republican presidential candidate: ‘The values of brotherhood that Luciano Pavarotti upheld throughout his career are incompatible with the world vision of Donald Trump.’

The Guardian

Sir Roger Norrington: ‘I’m against music being handed down from on high’

No vibrato, principal violinists facing each other, audiences encouraged to applaud between movements … the great conductor celebrates the unorthodox at the Proms this week

The Strad

Louisville Orchestra appoints new concertmaster and assistant concertmaster

The Louisville Orchestra under music director Teddy Abrams has appointed two new violinists to leadership positions – Gabriel  Lefkowitz is the ensemble’s new concertmaster, while Julia Noone is new assistant concertmaster.

‘Teachers should adapt their methods to students’ individual techniques,’ says cellist Sol Gabetta

The Strad’s August 2016 cover star on the importance of being adaptable as a teacher

International Arts Manager

Battle of the Somme remembered

Benjamin Ellin’s new composition One Before Zero will be performed at Maison de la Culture in Amiens, France, to mark the 100-year anniversary of the Battle of the Somme.

BR Klassik

60 Jahre Gstaad Menuhin Festival – Vom Konzertzelt zur Kristallgrotte

Als Yehudi Menuhin vor 60 Jahren Benjamin Britten und Peter Pears zu einem Konzert nach Gstaad einlud, ahnte niemand, dass sich daraus einmal eines der traditionsreichsten europäischen Festivals entwickeln sollte.

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Musikalisch zukunftsweisend – Preisträgerkonzert des Bundeswettbewerbs Jugend komponiert

Am Freitag, 5. August, sind in der Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Frankfurt am Main Stücke junger Komponisten zu hören und zu erleben. Die 13 Jugendlichen sind Preisträger des diesjährigen Bundeswettbewerbs Jugend komponiert.

klassik.com

Gericht: Kündigung des Semperoper-Intendanten Serge Dorny nicht rechtmäßig

Oberlandesgericht Dresden weist Berufung zurück und bestätigt vorheriges Urteil

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Aldeburgh AYM @AYM_Snape Fancy an intimate evening of music in an old Victorian pumphouse on the edge of a marsh?

nmz @musikzeitung In teilweise neuen Besetzungen und mit neuem Dirigenten: „Das Rheingold“ in : Die…

WDR3 @wdr3 Gibt’s einfach nur mehr Geld? Land NRW will Künstler individueller fördern – Gespräch mit Dieter Gorny

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The National Youth Choir of Great Britain will embark on its first tour to China in August. Photo credit: Ben Tomlin

(Written on July 27, 2016 )

Classic FM

Mozart Effect to stop crime in New Zealand?

New Zealand shop-owners have found a novel way of deterring crime – the music of Mozart

Gramophone

The Met: Live in HD announces 2013-14 season

Ten live Metropolitan Opera transmissions, including four new productions, will take place in 64 countries

BBC (via musicalchairs.info)

Bulgaria violin ‘may be Stradivarius stolen in London’

A violin recovered following a police operation in Bulgaria could be a Stradivarius made in 1696 which was stolen from a central London station

Courier Journal (via musicalchairs.info)

Louisville Orchestra and musicians reach 3-year contract

Three-year agreement calls for freezing wages for two years

Classical Source

New York Philharmonic Concertmaster Glenn Dicterow To Join Music Academy Of The West Faculty

Violinist Glenn Dicterow, the longest-serving concertmaster in the history of the New York Philharmonic, will join the celebrated string faculty at the Music Academy of the West for the Academy’s 2014 Summer School and Festival, campus officials have announced

Classical Source

Ava June Dies Aged 81

The English (London-born) soprano Ava June (Ava June Cooper, by marriage) has died at the age of 81

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(Written on March 6, 2013 )