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In today’s news: Lawrence Brownlee, one of the world’s leading bel canto stars, touches on the subject of race in America, the BSO Brass Ensemble to perform at Milton Abbey, Berlin Phil launches amateur orchestra competition, Israeli musician Myrna Herzog’s viola da gamba which was built in London in 1685 by Father Edward Lewis, is destroyed after travelling in the hold of an Alitalia flight, magazine “Melody & Rhythm” to cease operation this year, European Heritage Year 2018 opens in Hamburg, 5 reasons why you should make musical practice your resolution of 2018, Tyrolean Festival Erl sees a spike in visitors this year.

The Guardian

Black voices matter: Lawrence Brownlee on driving change in opera

The US-born tenor has gone from singing in church to the International Opera awards. Now he’s tackling something personal: the issue of race in America.

Dorset Echo

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra Brass Ensemble to play Milton Abbey

The quintet will play in the stunning setting of Milton Abbey at Milton Abbas on January 20.

Evening News

Pianist Joanna MacGregor launches Norwich Assembly House recital series

The globe-trotting renowned pianist returns to Norwich in the first of new series of lunchtime classical music concerts.

Classical Music

Berlin Phil launches amateur orchestra competition

The project will offer amateur musicians the chance to play under the baton of Sir Simon Rattle on the stage of the Berlin Philharmonie.

The Strad

Viola da gamba travelling in the hold for Alitalia flight destroyed by baggage handlers

Instrument belonging to early music specialist Myrna Herzog could be beyond effective repair.

nmz

Erneutes Ende für Musikzeitschrift «Melodie & Rhythmus»

Die nächste Ausgabe des zuletzt vierteljährlich erschienenen «Magazins für Gegenkultur» könne nicht mehr erscheinen, teilte der Verlag 8. Mai GmbH in Berlin mit.

Europäisches Kulturerbejahr 2018 wird in Hamburg eröffnet

Mit einem Festakt im Hamburger Rathaus wird am Montag (16.00 Uhr) das Europäische Kulturerbejahr 2018 in Deutschland eröffnet.

pizzicato

Tiroler Festspielwinter mit gestiegenen Besucherzahlen

Die Tiroler Festspiele Erl beendeten am gestrigen 7. Januar ihren 6. Festspielwinter und melden erneut eine Steigerung der Besucherzahlen gegenüber dem Vorjahr.

france musique

Pourquoi vous mettre à la musique devrait être LA bonne résolution de l’année

Vous rêvez de vous lancer dans la pratique d’un instrument ou du chant, mais hésitez à franchir le pas ? Voici cinq arguments – science à l’appui – pour vous convaincre que la pratique musicale devrait être LA bonne résolution de l’année !

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© Stephan Rabold

(Written on January 8, 2018 )

We’re delighted to welcome to our roster Damian Iorio, conductor, who we will be working with over the coming months.  Damian’s reputation as a formidable conductor continues to grow thanks to highly-acclaimed performances with leading orchestras and opera companies around the world including London Philharmonic, Philharmonia, Royal Philharmonic, Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Opéra National de Paris, Detroit Symphony, BBC Symphony, San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, Netherlands Radio Philharmonic, St Petersburg Philharmonic, and Oper Bonn.

Damian has been Music Director of the Milton Keynes City Orchestra since 2014, and has led the orchestra to new heights, whilst successfully attracting an ever-growing audience for classical music in the region.  This season he welcomes a raft of star soloists, including Stephen Hough and Chloe Hanslip.

In June and July 2018, he will be making a much-anticipated return to the Opéra National de Paris, where he will conduct performances of Mussorgsky’s “Boris Godunov”.  His pedigree as a fine conductor of opera has been established after performances of Smetana’s “The Bartered Bride” at Opéra National de Paris and Verdi’s “Macbeth” at Glyndebourne. He conducted the Russian premiere of Nyman’s “The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat” in Moscow, which was subsequently nominated for Best Opera Production at the Golden Mask Festival.

His recent recording of Ghedini and Casella on Naxos was highly acclaimed, with “fine live performances scrupulously conducted by Damian Iorio” (The Guardian), and was awarded the prestigious “Choc” by Le Monde de la Musique.  Iorio is a champion of new music, and has worked closely with Tan Dun, Huw Watkins, Silvia Colasanti and Michael Nyman.

Iorio studied in the UK and USA, and began his musical career as a violinist with the Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, before studying conducting in St Petersburg and embarking on a life on the podium.

You can keep up to date with Damian at his website, or on Facebook and Twitter.

(Written on November 15, 2017 )

Opera Australia, Australia’s premier opera company, opens its UK screening season tonight. The season is starting with a spectacular production of La bohème, which was met with critical acclaim on its performance in Australia. It is set in Weimar Germany and the influences of Hollywood can be seen in its undeniable glamour, but the impending doom of a world on the brink of disaster also gives it a fragile quality. Here, the glitter of the Spiegeltent provides a decadent veneer over the hand-to-mouth existence of the era. Café Momus becomes a cabaret joint, all mirrored panels and carnival colours, populated by characters inspired by the paintings of Otto Dix and George Grosz. 

It has a strong cast of international repute, including Ji-Min Park, Taryn Fiebig, Takesha  Meshé  Kizart and  José Carbó. It is conducted by Shao-Chia Lü and directed by Gale Edwards. The running time is 130 minutes including a 15 minute interval.

The screenings are taking place at over thirty towns across the UK. For more information and a list of sites set to screen the series please visit here.

(Written on April 24, 2012 )

Opera Australia and CinemaLive have announced on Friday that their dazzling production of La Bohéme is to be screened by Odeon cinemas. The broadcast will be coming to Odeon cinemas across the UK including:

Basingstoke

Belfast

Blackpool

Cardiff

Colchester

Derby

Dunfermline

Edinburgh Lothian Road

Hull

Kingston

Lincoln

London Panton St

London Greenwich

London Swiss Cottage

Maidenhead

Manchester

Milton Ketnes

Newcastle Silverlinks

Sheffield

Southampton

Taunton

Tunbridge Wells

Wimbledon

This Weimar Germany-set production of La Bohéme, a critical hit in Australia, shows the influences of Hollywood in its undeniable glamour, but the impending doom of a world on the brink of disaster also gives it a fragile quality. Here, the glitter of the Spielgeltent provides a decadent veneer over the hand-to-mouth existence of the era. Café Momus becomes a cabaret joint, all mirrored panels and carnival colours, populated by characters inspired by the paintings of Otto Dix and George Grosz.

For more information on the CinemaLive Opera Australia screenings please click here.

To book tickets for La Bohéme in an Odeon cinema near you, please click here.

 

 

(Written on April 2, 2012 )