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In todays’ news: A new Beethoven Museum in Vienna. After a 2-year hiatus the Orff Festival returns to its home in Andechs. Mariss Jansons is honoured with the gold medal of the London Royal Philharmonic Society,  . The Salzburg Mozarteum still doesn’t have a new director. The Mexican folk singer Lila Downs on cultural roots in Mexico. The Jazz singer John Hendricks has died. A piece on Opera in Oman.

Classical-Music

Conductor Mariss Jansons awarded RPS Gold Medal

The Latvian conductor is the 104th recipient of one of music’s most prestigious awards

The Telegraph

Mariss Jansons: ‘Women on the podium are not my cup of tea’

Mariss Jansons has all the good qualities you could possibly hope for in a great conductor. Well, almost all. Ivan Hewett meets him

Radio Today

Radio 3 to join up with European stations

BBC Radio 3 teams up with 43 other radio stations in Europe to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the first concert from Queen Elizabeth Hall.

Petersfield Post

Liss violinist wins prestigious prizes

Sara Deborah Timossi wins both first prize and audience prize at the International Competition for Baroque Violin Premio Bonporti Rovereto 2017 in Italy.

Music Business Worldwide

Warner threatens to leave London HQ

Warner Music UK has said it may leave its Kensington-based HQ if proposals to redevelop a neighbouring building go ahead.

Japan Times

George Avakian, scholar and producer of major jazz recordings dead at 98

The Russian-born scholar and architect of the American music industry produced essential recordings by Louis Armstrong and Miles Davis.

Macau Daily Times

Baroque Music Festival returns to Macau for its third edition

The festival aims to integrate Baroque classical music with Chinese and Western architectural heritage in Macau.

Musik

Beethoven-Museum wird in Wien eröffnet

Das Leben und Werk Ludwig van Beethovens (1770-1827) ist untrennbar mit Wien verbunden.

NMZ

Carl Orff-Festspiele kehren nach Andechs zurück

Das Carl Orff-Fest kehrt im nächsten Jahr ins Kloster Andechs zurück.

Kulturradio vom rbb

Hohe Auszeichnung für Mariss Jansons in London

Der lettische Chefdirigent des Chors und Symphonieorchesters des Bayerischen Rundfunks bekommt die Goldmedaille der Londoner Royal Philharmonic Society.

Der Standard

Rektorenwahl am Mozarteum vergeigt, Uni-Räte zurückgetreten

Nun ist sie erneut schiefgegangen, die Rektorenbestellung an der Salzburger Musikuniversität Mozarteum.

El Mundo

Lila Downs: “En México negamos nuestra raíz indígena”

Es el vivo retrato de la Revolución Mexicana. Su estética, a caballo entre Frida Kahlo y Emiliano Zapata, sus letras y el eco de su voz rebotan contra un mundo cada vez más homogéneo y silenciado.

Le Monde

Jon Hendricks, poète vocaliste du jazz, est mort

Le chanteur, qui a transmué le jazz vocal en virtuosité « bop », s’est éteint le 22 novembre à l’âge de 96 ans.

France musique

Le Sultanat d’Oman, nouveau paradis pour l’opéra

Depuis quelques années, les pays du monde arabe, et plus spécialement de la péninsule arabique, ont inauguré des salles d’opéra.

Twitter

Kulturradio vom rbb @Kulturradio_rbb – Britische Städte kommen nach Brexit nicht mehr als Europäische Kulturhauptstädte infrage.

ClassicalNEXT @ClassicalNEXT – We’ve opened the registrations for ! Register here → & stay tuned for programme announcements.

Mariss Jansons / Source: classical-music.com

(Written on November 24, 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

Merken

Merken

(Written on October 16, 2017 )

Classical News

In today’s news, sleepwalking girl plays piano, work begins on Mexican Arts Complex and the director of Kentucky Opera has been killed in a car crash.

Classic FM

Amazing footage shows a sleepwalking girl playing the piano (and it sounds a lot like Arvo Pärt)

A video of a young girl playing the piano has appeared on YouTube. Nothing unusual in that – but in this video, she’s sound asleep.

The Guardian

Five orchestras, £60m and the Proms: a day in the life of Radio 3 boss Alan Davey

He’s got one of the biggest jobs in broadcasting, and there were plenty of people who questioned if he was up to the task.

Classical Music Magazine

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra announces first end-of-year surplus

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra has posted its first end-of-year surplus in more than a decade.

Work begins on Mexican arts complex

Work has begun on a new arts complex in Boca del Rio, in the Mexican state of Veracruz. Foro Boca will provide a home for the Boca del Rio Philharmonic Orchestra (established in 2014).

Daily Mail

Critically-acclaimed director of Kentucky Opera killed in a car crash in Illinois

The director of Kentucky Opera has been killed in a car crash in Illinois.

Der Tagesspiegel

Weißt du, wie das wird?

Der Dirigent Kirill Petrenko, die Aufregung um antisemitische Untertöne und die philharmonische Frage: Am Samstag startet die Wagner-Saison in Bayreuth.

Klassik Akzent

“Das ist ein riesen Ding für mich” – Kirill Petrenko im Interview mit Klarinettist Alexander Bader

Der designierte Nachfolger von Sir Simon Rattle, Kirill Petrenko, gab seinem neuen Arbeitgeber bereits 2012 eines seiner seltenen Interviews. Dabei gewährte der sonst so kamerascheue Dirigent tiefe Einblicke von immer noch bestechender Aktualität.

Pizzicato

Bregenzer ‘Turandot’ morgen im Fernsehen

An einem länderübergreifenden Opernabend zeigt das SWR Fernsehen, in einem gemeinsamen Projekt mit ORF 2, SRF zwei und 3sat, am 24. Juli um 21 Uhr Puccinis letzte Oper ‘Turandot’ live von den Bregenzer Festspielen.

BBW Classical world.com

Grammy Winner Diana Krall Performs with Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Tonight 

Five time Grammy Award-winning jazz pianist and vocalist Diana Krall joins musical forces with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra for the Thursday Night Icons at Heinz Hall tonight, July 23 at 7:30 p.m.

Opera News

Beyond Bel Canto

Early in her career, Alex Penda gained notices for her fearless portrayals of bel canto heroines. In recent seasons, her dramatic approach has instigated forays into weightier Germanic repertoire. This summer, she takes on the title role in a new production of Salome at Santa Fe Opera. MARIA MAZZARO speaks with the Bulgarian soprano about learning to love Strauss.

Tweets

Wigmore Hall @wigmore_hall: Hear tenor Matthew Polenzani discuss his early influences and an important meeting that changed his career path:

Sinfini Music @SinfiniMusic: MORNING! Today we’re all over – this beaut comes from . Send us yours!

BBC Radio 3 @BBCRadio3:It’s a swan-themed selection of music today with @Freeland coming up next…

Mexico Hall
Future Mexican arts complex
Photo: Rojkind Arquitectos

(Written on July 23, 2015 )