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The Guardian

Netia Jones: punk it up

It is one of the most visually riotous shows of the year – an Alice in Wonderland that takes live action and video to surreal extremes. Imogen Tilden meets Netia Jones, the nerdy young director with her finger firmly on the button

10 of the world’s best concert halls

A world-class classical music venue in London may be years away so where can music lovers find truly outstanding acoustics? Trevor Cox picks 10 landmark concert halls around the world where brilliant design means beautiful sound

The Telegraph

Glyndebourne 2015: watch Mozart and Britten operas live on the Telegraph site

Glyndebourne to show key productions for free, in partnership with the Telegraph

The Strad

New York’s last classical sheet music store to close

Frank Music Company, which opened in 1937, will cease trading on Friday

Classical Music Magazine

This could be the beginning of a golden age for the LSO and Rattle

There you have it, Simon Rattle has finally been officially anointed as the next music director of the LSO. It is true that we’ve all sort of known for ages, or at least strongly suspected, ever since his decision to leave the Berlin Phil was announced in January 2013 at more or less the same time as Valery Gergiev revealed he would be heading to Munich after his LSO contract ran out.

International Arts Manager

25th IAMA conference comes In From the Margins

At the imminent 2015 edition of the International Arts Managers’ Association (IAMA) Conference, the central theme – In From the Margins – will aim to create an ongoing discussion focussing on classical music’s place in the mainstream.

pizzicato

Naske mit schrägen Zahlen im Konzerthaus Wien

Die Zwischenbilanz des Wiener Konzerthauses sieht uneben aus: Die Zahl der Veranstaltungen wurde um 15 Prozent gesteigert.

Händel-Haus in Halle ersteigert bisher unbekanntes Händel-Portrait

Die Stiftung Händel-Haus in Halle hat kürzlich ein Portrait erworben, bei dem es sich mit höchster Wahrscheinlichkeit um Georg Friedrich Händel handelt.

Deutschlandradio Kultur

Oh, Happy Day – Der Wupper-Chor aus Wuppertal

Der Wupper-Chor hat sich in die Herzen der Wuppertaler gesungen. Eine große Besonderheit ist das breite Altersspektrum seiner 60 aktiven Sängerinnen und Sängern: sowohl 20-Jährige als auch über 80-Jährige machen mit.

Musik Heute

Bremer Philharmoniker werden Paten für Jugendsinfonieorchester

Die Bremer Philharmoniker übernehmen die Patenschaft für das Jugendsinfonieorchester Bremen-Mitte.

Codex Flores

Nana Mouskouri wird mit Lebenswerk-Echo geehrt

Der Deutsche Musikpreis Echo in der Kategorie Lebenswerk geht in diesem Jahr an die griechische Sängerin Nana Mouskouri.

The New York Times

David Geffen Captures Naming Rights to Avery Fisher Hall With Donation

Perhaps it’s about injecting Hollywood glamour into New York’s classical musical world.

Twitter

EMM ‏@enticottmusic: Intimate & intense: the world’s most charismatic #classical guitarist http://bit.ly/1GmMwFa  @MilosGuitar @ClassicFM

LSO St Luke’s ‏@lsostlukes :HELLO! to @4tetmeta4 who join us at 1pm today. Come along for your dose of #Haydn & #Bartok.

WigmoreHallLearning @WigmoreLearning: It’s today! Looking forward to welcoming @heathquartet @ValentineNeil @mrjulianwest + 120 school children to @wigmore_hall #CHAMBERCHALLENGE

 

Netia Jones NewsAlice (Rachel Gilmore) and the mouse (Christopher Lemmings) in Netia Jones’s multimedia production of Alice in Wonderland. Photograph: Greg Grudt/Mathew Imaging/Greg Grudt/Mathew Imaging

(Written on March 5, 2015 )

WildKat PR is delighted to welcome Nathan Williamson to its client roster.

Nathan Williamson is an accomplished musician in a number of fields: as a specialist pianist playing at the very highest level, a skilled composer with a plethora of exciting projects and commissions, a scholar and learned communicator, as well as an artistic director, collaborator, and conductor. Nathan is working towards a large number of diverse projects and concerts, including performances at St James’s Piccadilly on 21st March, the Southwold Arts Festival, and at Harwich Festival.

Alongside recent appearances at the Wigmore Hall, Purcell Room, St John’s Smith Square, and LSO St Luke’s, Nathan has performed in many European countries, including at prestigious venues such as the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Palais du Residence, De Doelen, the Lucerne and Bolzano Festivals, as well as in Korea, Canada, and the USA.

Nathan’s debut CD, of piano works by Schubert and Brahms, was released last year. In his review Bryce Morrison said: “There are few recordings of these works that equal this. The artist’s technique and pianistic command allows him an ideal musical freedom. The effect is of intense commitment and an ultimate sense of poetry.”

WildKat PR will be working with Nathan to promote his forthcoming performances, concerts and recitals in all his capacities, particularly as a pianist and composer. To see more about Nathan Williamson, take a look at his website, and you can follow him on Twitter.

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(Written on February 13, 2014 )

This Saturday, Ruthless Jabiru, an all-Australian chamber orchestra based in the UK, makes its City of London Festival debut in a concert at LSO St Luke’s from 7.30pm.

Led by Australian conductor Kelly Lovelady, this exciting new chamber orchestra is formed of Australian musicians living and working in the UK. Performing works by their esteemed patron, Peter Sculthorpe, as well as Barber and Copland, the ensemble will be joined by Soprano Emma Pearson, making her much-anticipated London debut!

For more information, find the orchestra on Facebook and Twitter, and for tickets, visit City of London Festival’s website.

Programme:

Sculthorpe Small Town
Sculthorpe Shining Island [European premiere]
Sculthorpe Djilile
Barber Knoxville: Summer of 1915
Sculthorpe Second Sonata for Strings
Copland Appalachian Spring

(Written on July 4, 2011 )

WildKat PR are happy to announce two new additions to our client roster: We are now working with Australian conductor Kelly Lovelady, and producer Alexander Van Ingen.

Kelly Lovelady is the founder and music director of a new all-Australian chamber orchestra in the UK, Ruthless Jabiru. WildKat PR are excited to be working with Kelly and the ensemble, who make their debut at the City of London Festival on July 9th. The programme honours the orchestra’s patron, Australian composer Peter Sculthorpe. A selection of Sculthorpe miniatures shares the platform with two vintage American masterworks, Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915 and Copland’s Appalachian Spring, parallelling the iconic soundworlds of these two vast countries.

You can find out more about Ruthless Jabiru’s concert at LSO St Luke’s and book tickets via the City of London Festival website and follow Kelly and the orchestra on Twitter for up-to-date news and information.

Photo credit: Harald Hutter

Alexander Van Ingen has become regarded as one of the UK’s finest young record producers since founding the independent recording company Six Music Productions. He works worldwide with renowned conductors, ensembles, choirs, composers and soloists recording for leading classical labels. Alexander’s work had led him to develop a distinguished client list which includes the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Liverpool Philharmonic, composers Karl Jenkins, Arvo Pärt and Michael Nyman, Winchester Cathedral Choir, conductors Edward Gardner, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, and John Wilson, and numerous soloists from Alfie Boe to Raphael Wallfisch.

Photo credit: Andrew Mellor

(Written on June 2, 2011 )