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In today’s news, Archie Roach discusses the healing powers of music, and in May the London Philharmonic Orchestra will perform as guests in Dresden. Berlioz’s ‘Symphonie Fantastique’ proves itself to be a piece of classical music that makes you scream at your own funeral, and Performing Arts Union Equity calls on secretary to intervene on massive art cuts in Bath, England.

The Guardian

Arnold Schoenberg: Do not approach with caution

Schoenberg’s music is too often considered intimidating and inaccessible. On the contrary, argues pianist Pina Napolitano, who finds in it beauty and passion. All you need is an open mind.

Archie Roach on the healing power of song: ‘Music was great therapy for me’

In the lead-up to his Womadelaide appearance, the elder statesman of Indigenous music reflects on 27 years of songwriting and activism.

Classical Music Magazine

Equity calls on culture secretary to intervene in arts cuts

Performing Arts Union Equity has called on culture secretary Karen Bradley to ‘urgently intervene’ following 100% arts cuts in Bath and North East Somerset.

Haaretz

A Piece of Classical Music That Makes You Scream at Your Own Funeral

Besides the musical experience it offers, Berlioz’s ‘Symphonie Fantastique’ is also a type of soap opera. A new recording adds an intriguing interpretation to the work’s many performances.

Pizzicato

Boston Symphony Plans Extension In Tanglewood

Tanglewood, the music center in the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts, summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra since 1937, will undergo a $30 million extension. The new four-building complex is designed to support the performance and rehearsal activities of the Tanglewood Music Center, the BSO’s Summer Music Academy.

Concerti

Paradiesischer Sound aus London

Mit dem London Philharmonic Orchestra ist erstmals einer der großen englischen Klangkörper Orchestra in Residence in Dresden

Neue Musikzeitung

Die Zerstückelung liegt in der Autonomie des Hörers

Ein Gespräch mit Johannes Bultmann, Künstlerischer Gesamtleiter von SWR Classic

The New York Times

Hear How ‘Moonlight’ Got Its Sound: Violins, Chopped and Screwed

Chamber music might not seem like an obvious candidate to be “chopped and screwed”: remixed and slowed down in the style pioneered by DJ Screw when he transformed Houston’s hip-hop scene a generation ago

NPR Music

Beloved Conductor Of The Minnesota Orchestra, Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, Dies

The Polish-born conductor and composer Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, who led the Minnesota Orchestra for nearly two decades and worked with that symphony for well over 50 years in total, died Tuesday at age 93

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Classical Music News‏  Estonia to provide a musical instrument for every child 

Music History   in 1881 FP of ‘s Scottish Fantasy Op. 46, Joseph Joachim soloist in Liverpool.

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Image: The New York Times

(Written on February 22, 2017 )

Classical News

In our classical news today, amateur orchestras are competing for a spot at the BBC Proms, BIS Records release the final recording of the Minnesota Orchestra’s celebrated Sibelius symphonies series & BBC creates a virtual orchestra. Also, The North Devon Sinfonia has been chosen to be a part of TV series All Together Now.

Classical Music Magazine

Amateur orchestras competing for Proms spot revealed

The BBC has revealed the five orchestras selected to participate in All Together Now: The Great Orchestra Challenge. The series will follow the ensembles in their quest to be crowned the best UK amateur orchestra and to perform on stage at the BBC Proms in the Park concert in Hyde Park.

Broadwayworld

Bis Records to release final recording of Minnesota Orchestra’s SIBELIUS series, 9/9

The Swedish label BIS Records releases the final recording of the Minnesota Orchestra’s celebrated Sibelius symphonies series. Conducted by Music Director Osmo Vänskä, the album features the Finnish composer’s Third, Sixth and Seventh Symphonies.

BBC Music Magazine

Learning the drums with Sarah Walker

Do you have an instrument gathering dust in a cupboard? Or perhaps you’ve always wanted to play an instrument but never quite got round to taking it up. Now’s your chance. This summer, the BBC is asking people around the UK to Get Playing and take part in a virtual orchestra. The orchestra, led by conductor Marin Alsop, will perform the Toreador Song from Bizet’s Carmen at the Last Night of the Proms.

 

North Devon Journal

New BBC series All Together Now to shine spotlight on North Devon’s musical talent

North Devon is preparing to be thrust into the musical spotlight after a group of talented performers was chosen to appear on a new BBC series. The North Devon Sinfonia has been chosen to be a part of All Together Now: The Great Orchestra Challenge – a nation-wide search for the best amateur orchestra in the UK.

The Telegraph

Edinburgh Fringe 2016: 10 top tips for survival

If you don’t like the weather in Edinburgh, so the saying goes, just wait 10 minutes – and that’s no exaggeration. Just because the sun is blazing one moment in the Scottish capital, it doesn’t mean that rainfall of Old Testament ferocity isn’t seconds away, with raindrops hitting the ground with such a whump that they can ricochet half way up the inside of your trouser-leg.

New York Times

How artists change the world

As usual, there were a ton of artists and musicians at the political conventions this year. And that raises some questions. How much should artists get involved in politics? How can artists best promote social change?

Independent

Prom 21: Aurora Orchestra, Royal Albert Hall, review: ‘Elegant and joyous in equal measure, this was much more than a gimmick’

The Aurora Orchestra’s symphony-from-memory has become an annual Proms fixture. The first time Nicholas Collon and his players set music-stands aside in 2014 it was a curiosity, the second time still very much an oddity. Only now, third time round, can we stop marvelling at the feat of memory and start listening properly to the music.

nmz

Klassik-Festspiele erinnern an Dirigent Menuhin

Mit einem Konzertwochenende erinnern die Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern an Yehudi Menuhin. Die Konzerte am 5. und 6. August in Ulrichshusen gestalten der Geiger Daniel Hope, Pianist Sebastian Knauer sowie das Zürcher Kammerorchester.

Musik heute

Instrumentenverband schreibt Schulmusikpreis aus

Der Verband der Musikinstrumentenbranche (SOMM) hat am Montag den Europäischen Schulmusikpreis (ESP) ausgeschrieben. Gesucht werden innovative Methoden für den instrumentalen Musikunterricht.

Deutschlandradio Kultur

Wiederentdecker der Viola da Gamba

Er ist ein unermüdlicher Forscher im Bereich der Alten Musik. Der weltbekannte Dirigent Jordi Savall hat die Viola da Gamba wiederentdeckt – ein fast vergessener Vorläufer des heutigen Cello. Gestern ist der Gambenvirtuose 75 Jahre alt geworden.

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Help Musicians UK @HelpMusiciansUK : we’ve launched our Musicians’ Hearing Health Scheme in partnership w/ &

Live at Zedel @LiveAtZedel Late night classical music in Soho? Join us for the residency each month during the Autumn season

Classique ONE Paris @OrchestralRadio R/Evolutionary Classical Music Radio – Live From Paris – Listen Now:

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(Written on August 2, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news the Guardian will be live-streaming tonight’s performance of I Fagiolini’s Betrayal and the Telegraph have provided their expert guide on what to eat, drink and wear to Glyndebourne. Proper Music Distribution, which boasts of being the UK’s largest independent music distributor, has restructured its classical and jazz divisions and Making Music has issued a challenge to people of all ages and any level of experience to try their hand at a new instrument.

Guardian

Live stream: watch Betrayal, a polyphonic crime drama

I Fagiolini, the ensemble who excel in presenting early music in unusual ways, have created a new show based on the life and works of Renaissance composer Carlo Gesualdo. The site-specific immersive show fuses polyphonic music, drama and contemporary dance, and will live-stream here at 8.30pm (BST) on 15 May

Telegraph

Glyndebourne 2015: what to eat, drink and wear

Whether you are a fan of fizz, frocks and herbaceous borders, or genuinely interested in opera, our expert advice on what to wear and when to unpack your picnic will guarantee a memorable evening

The Times

Why Peter Pan had to grow up — and become a serious opera

If classical music has a boy who never grew up, it’s Richard Ayres.

Classical Music Magazine

Restructure at Proper Music Distribution

Proper Music Distribution, which boasts of being the UK’s largest independent music distributor, has restructured its classical and jazz divisions, integrating them into its Proper Note company to form a specialist music business.

Sinfini

Making Music’s Grade 1 challenge

Working in partnership with the BBC’s Get Creative initiative, the UK organisation Making Music has issued a challenge to people of all ages and any level of experience to try their hand at a new instrument.

Concerti

Im Testlabor der Profis

Nachwuchsmusiker trainieren im Jugendsinfonieorchester und in der Akademie der NDR-Sinfoniker den großen Auftritt

pizzicato

A Meeting Of Two Great Masters Of Silence

Adam’s Passion by Arvo Pärt and Robert Wilson was premiered on Tuesday, 12 May, at the Noblessner Foundry in Tallinn, Estonia. The performance will reach audiences worldwide through international tours, TV and videodisc.

Tugan Sokhiev To Stay In Toulouse Until 2019

Tugan Sokhiev has extended his contract with the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse until 2019.

The New York Times

Minnesota Orchestra’s Cuba Trip Puts It at the Cultural Vanguard

They shimmied with dancers on stilts who greeted them in this old city, where book stalls sell comic-book retellings of the Cuban Revolution. Conservatory students welcomed them with flowers and chamber music. And when a band serenaded them at dinner, a few even got up and cha-chaed.

Classical MPR 

Is the era of the celebrity maestro ending?

This past Monday, the Berlin Philharmonic was expected to choose a successor to chief conductor Simon Rattle, who is stepping down from his post in 2018. Instead, the orchestra’s musicians, who govern themselves, failed to reach a decision; we may now have to wait for up to a year longer to learn who will be the next maestro to take up residence behind that prestigious podium.

Twitter

Opera North: ‘The end of all good music is to affect the soul’ – Happy Birthday to this revolutionary !

The Amati Magazine: The Tchaikovsky Competition is to be live-streamed in its entirety from Russia. More details:

CityofLondonSinfonia: We’re glad someone else noticed how funny musician stock photos are! Things That Musicians Find Annoying:

Betrayal: A polyphonic crime drama from I Fagiolini, John La Bouchardiere and the Barbican (L-R:Greg Skidmore and Eleesha Drennan) performed at The Village Underground in Shorditch on Tuesday, 12 May, 2015. Photo by Mark AllanI Fagiolini, the ensemble who excel in presenting early music in unusual ways, have created a new show based on the life and works of Renaissance composer Carlo Gesualdo. Photo: Arts Desk/Mark Allan

(Written on May 15, 2015 )

Classical News

The Telegraph

Arvo Pärt interview: ‘music says what I need to say’

A rare audience with the monk-like Estonian minimalist who may be the world’s greatest living composer

Classic FM

André Rieu sells out Romanian concert tickets in hours

André Rieu has sold a huge 33,000 tickets for his forthcoming concerts in Romania in just one day.

The Strad

How to be an effective orchestral section leader

Sydney Symphony Orchestra co-principal double bass Kees Boersma reflects on the necessary skills and attributes for successful leadership

International Arts Manager

Welsh choir wins UK Choir of the Year Competition

Cardiff-based choir CF1 has been named Choir of the Year 2014 at theNational Choir of the Year Competition.

New York Times

The Biggest Classical Music Stories of 2014

The Minnesota Orchestra ended its 16-month lockout, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra started and ended its second lockout in two years, and the Metropolitan Opera managed to avoid a lockout of its own after months of labor battles.

Neue Musikzeitung

Frischer Wind: Jugend musiziert Berlin sucht Jugend-Juroren

„Jugend musiziert ‑ vor Weißhaarigen”, so wird gelegentlich gespottet.

Klassik.com

Russische Geigerin Lydia Mordkovitch gestorben

International tätige Solistin wurde 70 Jahre alt

Concerti

„Nicht nur Fleisch oder Eiskrem“

Mit Vadim Gluzman debütiert ein großer Fürsprecher der Moderne bei den Berliner Philharmonikern

Codex Flores

Wissenschaft, Technik und Musik in Jugendzentren

Ein von Thomas Gartmann und Barbara Balba Weber gemeinsam mit der Stiftung Science et Cité für das Förderprogramm MINT Schweiz konzipiertes Projekt mit dem Titel «Schall und Rauch.

Pizzicato

Detroit Symphony Orchestra Again With Surplus

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) announced that Fiscal Year 2014 achieved a second consecutive modest surplus of $60.000.

Elim Chan Wins 2014 Donatella Flick LSO Conducting Competition

The 28-year-old conductor Elim Chan won First prize in the 2014 Donatella Flick LSO Conducting Competition.

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Gramophone ‏@GramophoneMag: From last night’s ‘EFG Gramophone Conversation at Foyles’. @Sir_J_Galway chatted to James Jolly: pic.twitter.com/Ljd9sX9PfV

Classic FM @ClassicFM: One of the best-known and best-loved of British sopranos joined us for an onlince chat: http://classfm.co/e563ZK 

BBC Music Magazine @MusicMagazine: 10 of the best (and worst) films about composers: http://bit.ly/1siDP9Y

arvo-part_3132819bThe Estonian conductor Arvo Pärt, photographed in 2008. Photo: Kristian Juul Pedersen/AFP/Getty Images

(Written on December 12, 2014 )

Classical News

The Guardian

Was Kyung Wha Chung right to upbraid a coughing child disturbing her recital?

A violinist has suggested to a child’s parents they ‘bring her back when she’s older’. Fair enough?

Karajan: a new film – and the controversy continues

The conductor – who led the Berlin Philharmonic from 1956 to 1989 – is the subject of a new BBC documentary. But he remains an enigmatic figure, whose musical approach sounds a false note in today’s world

The Times

Dmitri Hvorostovsky: the oligarch’s opera star

Russian baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky performs for Putin and needs protection from his fans. He tells Anna Picard why

Classical Music Magazine

Autumn Statement includes nod towards orchestras ‒ but no commitment

The chancellor’s Autumn Statement on 3 December includes an acknowledgement of the ‘cultural value’ of orchestras but no firm commitment to a tax break.

The Strad

Apply this week to be part of the Young Orchestra for London

The project unites the Berlin Philharmonic, London Symphony and London Philharmonic Orchestras, and Barbican and Southbank Centres

Concerti

Opulenz im Ländle

Mit ihrer Annäherung an die Barockästhetik sind die Händel-Festspiele Karlsruhe nicht nur auf der Bühne zum Vorreiter avanciert

Pizzicato

Sanierung der Berliner Staatsoper dauer länger und wird nochmals teurer

2013 sollte die seit 2010 andauernde Sanierung der Staatsoper Unter den Linden in Berlin beendet sein.

Minnesota Orchestra Announces $650,000 Deficit

The Minnesota Orchestra ended its fiscal year 2014 with an operating loss of $650,000

Klassik.com

Musizieren fördert die Integration

Studie sieht positiven Effekt im gemeinsamen Musizieren

Musik Heute

Unternehmer verschenkt Opern-Karten an benachteiligte Kinder

Der Leipziger Immobilienunternehmer Eckhardt Schroeder verschenkt 500 Freikarten für die Märchenoper “Hänsel und Gretel” in der Oper Leipzig.

Codex Flores

Andreas von Graffenried kehrt Bayreuth den Rücken

Der Schweizer Andreas von Graffenried hätte den Posten von Karlheinz Matitschka, des freigestellten Technischen Direktors der Bayreuther Festspiele, übernehmen sollen.

Twitter

Classicalite @Classicalite: [UPDATE] 7-Year-Old’s Dream Comes True: Will Play Violin for Peace in #Ferguson http://www.classicalite.com/articles/13137/20141203/update-7-year-old-dream-comes-true-play-violin-peace-ferguson.htm?exe=reporter …

KulturPort.De @kultur_port_de: #Kultur 23,6 Mio. Euro für neue Projekte der Kulturstiftung des Bundes http://tinyurl.com/oudfql5 

KlassikAkzente @klassikakzente: Zum Aufwärmen und Genießen gibt es jetzt die “Classical Winter” Playlist von DG und Spotify: http://smarturl.it/ClassicalWinter 

Riccardo Primo in Karlsruhe © Falk von Traubenberg

Riccardo Primo in Karlsruhe
© Falk von Traubenberg

(Written on December 4, 2014 )

Classic FM Online

Children today ‘more musical’ than previous generation, says study

Young people today are more likely to learn a musical instrument than their parents, according to a new YouGov research study commissioned by Philharmonia.

Julian Lloyd Webber to stop playing cello

Legendary cellist Julian Lloyd Webber has been forced to stop playing the cello due to a slipped disc in his neck, it has been announced.

Evening Standard

Conductor Sir Simon Rattle hits out at London’s lack of world-class music venues

Britain’s most celebrated conductor, Sir Simon Rattle, has hit out at London’s lack of world-class music venues by claiming they lag behind concert halls in cities such as Birmingham and Manchester.

Classical Music Magazine

Vänskä returns to Minnesota

Conductor Osmo Vänskä has announced he is to return to the Minnesota Orchestra as its musical director just six months after resigning from the post.

Guardian

Mike Leigh on board for The Pirates of Penzance opera

Filmmaker to direct English National Opera production of Gilbert and Sullivan classic at Coliseum next year.

The Washington Post

A happy marriage between Smithsonian’s American Art Museum, 21st Century Consort 

The museum gets a concert series, and the Consort gets a fine hall and subjects to build programs around.

Classicalite

Symphonic Synchrony

Three New Devices That Allow Any Simple Object to Become a Beloved Musical Instrument

Joyce DiDonato Offers Masterclasses for Aspiring Opera Singers 

Calling all opera singers between the ages of 18 and 24: Classicalite’s mezzo of choice, Joyce DiDonato, is available for some serious vocal refinery with her upcoming masterclasses at Carnegie Hall.

 

Classical Music on Twitter

Seattle Philharmonic:@seattlephil A site just launched for us Seattle folk–one that helps you find live classical music events in the area! http://fb.me/3jDKXUZgX

Stephen P Brown:@Stephen_P_Brown Why the next 20 years of classical music will smash the last 20 http://www.stephenpbrown.com/why-the-next-20-years-of-classical-music-will-smash-the-last-20/

EnglishNationalOpera: @E_N_O A major world premiere @BarbicanCentre – Between Worlds, by Tansy Davies, based on events of 9/11 #ENO1415 #ENOWorlds

Richard Pinkstone: ‏@RAPinkstone 1 more day until #ON1415 season announcement! SO EXCITED. @Opera_North

Classic FM

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(Written on April 29, 2014 )

The Telegraph

Classical music, funny? Surely you’re joking…

Ivan Hewett explains how classical music often contains more wit and humour than we give it credit for.

The Guardian

The story behind the posthumous premiere of Górecki’s Fourth Symphony

Henryk Górecki’s third symphony is one of the best-selling classical music pieces of all time – although critics initially hated it. His fourth, completed by his son after the composer’s death in 2010, will premiere this weekend.

Classic FM Online

‘Higher standards’ for arts A-levels and GCSEs announced

Music, drama, art & design and dance qualifications in the UK are to be reformed alongside P.E., religious studies, and technology, Education Secretary Michael Gove announced today.

Classical Music Magazine

ENO appoints new executive director

English National Opera has appointed Henriette Götz as its new executive director, replacing Loretta Tomasi who left the company as CEO at the end of 2013.

ATV today

Huw Humphreys appointed Head Of Music at The Barbican

Humphreys leaves eight years as the Director of Artistic Planning at the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra to become head of music at the Barbican.

Star Tribune

Minnesota Orchestra’s Symphony Ball will skip a year after co-chairs resign

The Minnesota Orchestra’s main fundraising gala, September’s Symphony Ball, has been cancelled. The co-chairs of the event resigned last week, saying in a letter to board chair Gordon Sprenger that the current climate at the orchestra did not lend itself to celebration.

Die Welt 

Wenn die Elefanten der Oper losgelassen werden

An keinem Wochenende ballt sich die Musiktheaterproduktion wie an dem vor Ostern. Ein gnadenloses Festspielen ist zwischen Berlin und Salzburg im Gang. In der Provinz gehen derweil die Lichter aus.
Classical Music on Twitter

Britten Official: @BrittenOfficial @ETOpera wins the 2014 Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Opera, for King Priam and Paul Bunyan. Clip at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTx5xAt_zjU

Making Music UK: @MakingMusic_UK Learn about marketing events, PRS, governance, stage fright, touring at our May conference. http://ow.ly/vKP5v #getonwithmakingmusic

Sam Jackson: @classicjacko Thrilled to announce a new @classicfm series: The 50 Moments That Rocked the Classical Music World with @TheAlexJames http://www.classicfm.com/radio/shows/50-moments-rocked-classical-music/

José Luis Núñez: @jota_ele_ene Tomorrow ends THE LANG LANG CHALLENGE to find the best classical music app Apply at http://langlang.wayra.org  and win the $30K price cc/ @Wayra

The Strad: @TheStradMag ‘A student came to her first class in a tight, red, glittering dress and high heels’: teaching #violin in South Korea http://bit.ly/1er4OsR 

 

The Telegraph

The Telegraph

 

(Written on April 14, 2014 )

The Guardian

BBC promises ‘strongest commitment to the arts in a generation’

New season will see extra £3m spent on productions of Shakespeare and live broadcasts from Glyndebourne and Hay.

BBC Music Magazine

Chetham’s School of Music announces plans for new concert hall

The school has received funding to build a world-class concert hall in Manchester’s city centre.

Classic FM News

Yoshiki plays piano battle with hologram of himself

Japanese rock star and classical crossover artist Yoshiki has surprised audiences at the annual SXSW music conference by playing a piano duet with a hologram version of himself.

Lost London Underground violin sparks social media campaign

A performer lost her violin ‘in a daze’ on the London Underground and is relying on the kindness of strangers for its safe return.

Lang Lang launches new app challenge with €30k prize

Pianist Lang Lang has created a competition to find the best digital application to encourage learning and discovery of classical music, with a prize of €30,000 for the winning entry.

The New York Times

Minnesota Orchestra Conductor Returns … For Now

Osmo Vänska, who resigned as its music director in October, makes a triumphant return to the newly renovated Orchestra Hall. But if any kind of resolution in the matter of artistic leadership is imminent, no one is yet willing to discuss it.

Paris Match

A 70 ans: Gérard Mortier, mort du roi de l’opéra

Le Belge, qui a dirigé certains des plus grands opéras de la planète, a marqué par son audace.

Il Messaggero

Arriva in Italia “La famiglia Addams”, Elio e Geppi Cucciari calcheranno la scena

La famiglia Addams si trasferisce in Italia. Zio Fester e tutti gli altri personaggi creati negli anni Trenta dal genio del disegnatore statunitense Charles Addams, infatti, saranno protagonisti di una commedia musicale che andrà in scena in molti teatri della Penisola a partire dal prossimo ottobre.

Das Orchester

François-Xavier Roth neuer GMD in Köln

François-Xavier Roth wird Generalmusikdirektor in Köln. Der Dirigent tritt sein Amt am 1. September 2015 für fünf Jahre an.

Classical music on Twitter

International Piano: @IP_mag ‘More than half the pianists I heard in three months used printed music’ writes our US correspondent. Is memorisation out of fashion?

Brooklyn Rider: ‏@Brooklyn_Rider We are thrilled to launch our Kickstarter campaign for the Brooklyn Rider Almanac! Check it out and please share! http://bit.ly/BRAlmanac

Scottish Chamber Orchestra: @SCOmusic We launch our 2014/15 Season today! New brochures are available to view on our website http://bit.ly/1jwlPng  tell us what you think!

Noted:@WeAreNoted If you missed out on a ticket tonight, look out for our blog tomorrow morning of a rundown of tonight’s talk 🙂 #notedtalks #socialmedia

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(Written on March 27, 2014 )

Guardian

Girls-only course aims to tackle shortage of female conductors

Eight teenagers take part in three-weekend course after furore over first woman to conduct Last Night of the Proms.

Los Angeles Times

Strad Fest LA brings eight Stradivari violins together

Strad Fest LA, which will have eight Stradivari violins playing at events around L.A. over four days, is a rare chance to hear so many.

Classical Music Magazine

Minnesota Orchestra chief to step down

Michael Henson has announced his resignation as president and chief executive of the Minnesota Orchestra. He will step down after seven years in the post on August 31 following a period that brought the 111-year-old orchestra to the brink of closure.

The Times

Mahler strikes a chord in Mumbai

The London Symphony Orchestra are well received in the Indian metropolis.

The Telegraph

Robert Ashley: a great American opera composer

Just weeks after his death, two works by Robert Ashley get their UK premieres – Ivan Hewett remembers a genius whose music stands comparison to Mozart and Verdi’s.

The Korea Times

Korea’s favourite classical musicians

A new survey shows how attitudes towards classical music in Korea have shifted in the last decade.

Die Zeit 

Zurück zu Mozart!

Sie gilt als die Ulknudel der Barockoper und hat dieses Bild auch gepflegt. Jetzt aber soll Schluss sein mit Zirkus und Lärm. Simone Kermes ist wie wild zum Wandel entschlossen. Eine Begegnung in Wien mit der deutschen Sopranistin.

 

Classical music on twitter

Jessica Duchen: @jessicaduchen ” Urgent: arts institutions in Turkey could face total shut-down http://jessicamusic.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/urgent-turkish-state-funded-arts.html”

Spitalfields Music: @SpitsMusic “1000 people shouting, singing, whispering, chanting. Want to be a part of it? Find out more today:  http://www.spitalfieldsmusic.org.uk/whats-on/learning-and-participation/crowd-out-lets-get-started/ #CrowdOut”

Welsh National Opera: @WNOtweet  “Liberty or Death – nice big meaty theme to launch WNO’s autumn with two great Rossini heavyweights – Tell and Mosè #WNO1415″

Seattle Symphony Orchestra: @seattlesymphony “We’re thrilled to announce our new record label SEATTLE SYMPHONY MEDIA. First up, 3 discs of French & American music: http://bit.ly/1gaKfk7”

Cheltenham Festivals: @cheltfestivals “#Cheltmusicfest tickets go on sale to Members today at noon!! http://cheltenhamfestivals.com/music”

The Times

The Times

(Written on March 24, 2014 )

Guardian 

Spotify and Ministry of Sound settle music playlists copyright lawsuit

Playlists based on the dance brand’s compilations will be removed from streaming service’s search engine.

Alice Herz-Sommer, 1903–2014: remembered by Ed Vulliamy

The Observer’s Ed Vulliamy recalls his life-affirming meeting with the pianist and Holocaust survivor Alice Herz-Sommer, who died last week aged 110.

Star Tribune

Divided Minnesota Orchestra board faces big leadership decision

A divided board today will weigh CEO Michael Henson’s future and the possible return of ex-music director Osmo Vänskä.

The Telegraph

Musician loses beloved viola in bitter dispute with builders

Kathryn Bassano, an accomplished viola player, has been forced to sell the instrument after using it as security for three separate loans as she struggled to pay escalating court costs following a row with builders over the cost of work at her mansion.

Classical Music Magazine

Arts Council responds to regional balance debate

Following the House of Commons’ Culture, Media and Sport Committee’s announcement on 10 January of an inquiry into the regional imbalance of funding in the UK, Arts Council England has published a formal response as well as a report entitled This England: How Arts Council England uses its investment to shape a national cultural ecology.

Die Welt

Die wichtigsten Theaterpremieren im März

Rosenkrieg und Weltkrieg. Einstein am Strand und Dichter an der Front. Philosophen, die Stücke schreiben, und Stücke, die Philosophen beschreiben. Das sind die Top-Themen deutschsprachiger Bühnen.

National Portfolio Organisation via BBC Music Magazine

National Portfolio Organisation via BBC Music Magazine

(Written on March 3, 2014 )