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In today’s news: Victoria Wood gets her own bronze statue, listen to the drunk version of the Wedding March, and is the Royal Albert Hall fit for modern times? Interview with Antonio Pappani, a call for Germany’s best music teachers, fees for the Met, and how to bring classical music to young kids.

The Telegraph

The Royal Albert Hall: A Victorian Institution Fit for the 21st Century

With the discussion of how to finance a (welcome) new Rattle Hall at the Barbican, arts funding is again in the news.

The Guardian

Victoria Wood Statue to be Built by Creator of Eric Morecambe Memorial

Graham Ibbeson, whose work the late comedian is said to have admired, will sculpt lifesize bronze for her home town of Bury.

BBC 

The Queen beats The Crown at the Bafta TV Awards

 Ant and Dec have dedicated their Bafta TV Award to the Queen after winning a prize for their presentation of her 90th birthday celebration event.

CMuse

Organist Rearranges Drunk Version of the Wedding March

A YouTuber, Jonathan Mui, created quite a stir as he reinvented the popular Wedding March by Felix Mendelssohn as performed by a drunk organist.

Die Welt

Sehen so etwa Operngala-Besucher aus?

Die Metropolitan Opera New York feiert mit viel Pomp 50. Geburtstag, aber die Besucherzahlen gehen zurück. Die Schuld daran trägt das stolze Opernhaus wohl selber. Es hat einen fatalen Fehler gemacht.

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Ein Gespräch mit dem Dirigenten Antonio Pappani. 

Netrebko begleiten wir gern, doch wir können viel mehr

Musik Heute

Deutschlands beste Musiklehrer gesucht

Musiklehrer motivieren und begeistern junge Menschen für Musik. Die engagiertesten und beliebtesten Pädagogen sollen vom (heutigen) Montag an in einem bundesweiten Wettbewerb ermittelt werden.

El País

El mundo celebra la revolución musical que concibió Monteverdi

‘Il divino Claudio’, de cuyo nacimiento se cumplen 450 años, se mantiene como uno de los más geniales compositores de la historia. La ópera nació con su ‚L’Orfeo’

The New York Times

Would Fees at the Met Deter Visitors?

The Times asked people what kind of mandatory admission fee they would be willing to pay at the Met.

Pizzicato

Naxos organisiert wieder Münchner Musikmarkt

Rund 250 Teilnehmer werden zum ‘Music Market Munich’ erwartet, den die Naxos-Gruppe vom 15. bis 17. Mai in München organisiert.

Manawatu Standard

Making classical music cool for kids

A free classical music concert where it’s OK to dance on your seat, pretend to be a conductor and sing along is headed to Palmerston North.

Twitter

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The Guardian
Photograph: Ian West/PA

(Written on May 15, 2017 )

Classical News

In today’s classical news, classical music critic, Ivan Hewett, from The Telegraph, is presenting a new series on music’s five greatest chords on BBC Radio 4, at 1:45 PM from 9th to 13th January. PRS for Music has appointed Nigel Elderton as chair. BBC Proms has launched the 2017 Inspire Scheme, supporting young composers aged 12 to 18 with new opportunities for their career development. Also, new musical production in Berlin of children’s book Emil & the Detectives, and the Mozarthaus in Vienna experiences increased visitor numbers.

The Telegraph

What are the greatest chords in music history?

The Telegraph’s classical music critic Ivan Hewett is presenting a new Radio 4 series on music’s five greatest chords.

Classical Music Magazine

Nigel Elderton appointed as PRS chair

Nigel Elderton, managing director and European president of peermusic, is to succeed Guy Fletcher OBE as chair of PRS.

Music Teacher Magazine

BBC Proms launches 2017 Inspire scheme

Young composers aged 12-18 can now apply to join the BBC Proms Inspire scheme 2017. The scheme offers young composers new opportunities to support their development and the chance to have their composition performed by professional musicians at the BBC Proms and broadcast on Radio 3, as well as a BBC commission.

Early Music Today

London Festival of Baroque Music 2017: Baroque at the Edge

The theme for the London Festival of Baroque Music 2017 is ‘Baroque at the Edge’. The event, which will take place 12-20 May, will celebrate the anniversaries of Monteverdi (450th birth) and Telemann (250th death), exploring the ways that composers and performers have pushed at the chronological, stylistic, geographical and expressive boundaries of the Baroque era.

The New York Times

New David Bowie Video Arrives, Hours Before He Would Have Turned 70

Just hours before what would have been his 70th birthday, David Bowie resurfaced. A new video for one of Mr. Bowie’s final songs and a brief EP of previously released tracks were made available late on Saturday.

Choir and Organ Magazine

Stile Antico appoints new tenor

Stile Antico has appointed Tom Kelly as its new member. He replaces Jim Clements, who is leaving the ensemble after seven years to focus on his parallel career as a composer and arranger.

Pizzicato

Artists Call For Cultural Strike Against Trumpism

A number of US Cultural artists plan art strikes at the occasion of the Trump inauguration. Some have called for a strike on 20 January.

klassik.com

Wiener Mozarthaus mit deutlichem Besucherzuwachs im Jahr 2016

Das Wiener Mozarthaus konnte im Jahr 2016 einen deutlichen Zuwachs der Besucherzahlen verbuchen. Insgesamt besuchten eigenen Angaben zufolge rund 176.300 Interessierte das vor zehn Jahren eingerichtete Mozarthaus.

Die Welt

Die Elbphilharmonie beendet eine andere große Ära

Wenn in Hamburg endlich die Elbphilharmonie eröffnet, endet die Zeit der Laeiszhalle. Was ein letzter Besuch in der alten Konzerthalle über die musikalische Zukunft der norddeutschen Metropole verrät.

Neue musikzeitung

Berliner Kinder-Bande für das Gute – „Emil und die Detektive” im Atze Musiktheater Berlin

Den vor 87 Jahren von Erich Kästner als Roman veröffentlichten Kinder-Krimi „Emil und die Detektive” bearbeitete Atze-Theaterleiter Thomas Sutter als ein heutiges Singspiel mit zeitgemäßem politischem Bezug und setzte ihn selbst wirkungsvoll in Szene.

Deutschlandradio Kultur

Bedeutendes Jazzfestival in Westfalen

Das internationale Jazzfestival in Münster hat auch in diesem Jahr mit seiner “Ästhetik der Kontraste” überzeugt. Die Besucher bekamen viele unterschiedliche Klangfarben und Formate zu hören. Für viele Künstler war es eine Deutschlandpremiere.

Musik Heute

Stiftung Händel-Haus zieht positive Jahresbilanz

Der Komponist Georg Friedrich Händel (1685-1759) zieht noch immer Musikliebhaber in seine Geburtsstadt Halle (Saale). 2016 kamen rund 80.000 Gäste aus aller Welt zu den Konzerten und Veranstaltungen der Stiftung Händel-Haus, wie diese am Montag mitteilte.

France Musique

Georges Prêtre inhumé en silence et dans l’intimité

Selon ses vœux, le chef d’orchestre Georges Prêtre a été porté en terre samedi 7 janvier sans aucune musique et dans la plus stricte intimité à Navès, village dans le Tarn où il résidait.

Le Figaro

L’Orchestre de Paris fête ses 40 ans en chœur

L’ensemble vocal composé uniquement d’amateurs de haut niveau se produira le 21 janvier à la Philharmonie.

Twitter

Music History @today_classical  in 1713 FP of ‘s opera Teseo in London.

Help Musicians UK @HelpMusicians UK  HMUK is delighted to have an official presence at this year’s , on 1 Feb. Read more here

Dartington Arts @DartingonArts We would like to invite musicians & performers to take part in Party in the Town on 28 April 2017   https://t.co/Q4wN6iRIga

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Photo: BBC Proms

(Written on January 10, 2017 )

Classical News

Guardian

Facing the music: Tansy Davies

From Monteverdi to Ligeti, via Prince, Carla Bley and Stockhausen – the composer whose Re-greening is premiered this week by the NYO – reveals her musical passions

Greenpeace performs Arctic requiem in effort to touch hearts over Shell drilling

Activists hand workers copies of the music and encourage them to help the oil company ‘avert disaster’ on plans to drill for oil under ice cap

Classical Music Magazine

Violinist wins appeal against border fine

Violinist Yosuke Kawasaki is to have more than CA$100k (£48,895) returned to him after winning an appeal against the Canada Border Services Agency.

ONL marks 40th anniversary with RAVENNA

The Orchestre National de Lille (ONL) used a full RAVENNA digital networking setup for its 40th anniversary concert: the first time that the technology had been used at a live event of this scale.

BBC News

Music in the operating room off-putting, study suggests

Playing music in the operating theatre can be disruptive and surgeons should think twice about pressing the play button, according to a small study.

Der Tagesspiegel

Zusammen sind wir Beethoven

Am Donnerstag beginnt Young Euro Classic. Spezialität des Berliner Jugendorchesterfestivals sind multinationale Ensembles – so auch das neu gegründete Friedensorchester.

klassik.com

Nach 33.000 im Vorjahr wurden insgesamt 30.000 Eintrittskarten verkauft

Verbier Festival mit leichtem Besucherrückgang

Das Orchester

Sächsische Staatsoper Dresden bekommt neuen Intendant

Der Schweizer Peter Theiler wird Intendant der Sächsischen Staatsoper Dresden

El País

El piano asiático impone su ley

Dos japoneses, dos coreanos, un chico y un español esperan ganar el Concurso Paloma O’Shea, cuyo veredicto se anuncia hoy en Santander

The New York Times

An old songbook could put ‚Happy Birthday‘ in the public domain

Yet ‚Happy Birthday to you‘, far from being as free as a piece of cake at a party, is actually considered private property.

Twitter

Classic FM: This is what Mozart’s own violin actually sounds like:

The Royal Opera: ‘Don’t expect harmonies…’ previews his new avant-garde opera : ^C

Sinfini Music: ‘In many ways, Hildegard von Bingen was the first feminist icon.’ ‘s picks her :

(Written on August 5, 2015 )

Classical News

Guardian

Tim Ashley’s opera guide: phantasmagorias and fairytales

Tim Ashley selects five operas full of magic and mystery and tracks down the best productions available to watch complete on YouTube

Telegraph

Michael Kennedy, world authority on classical music, dies aged 88

The former Telegraph classical music critic has died aged 88

Classical review of 2014: is Europe losing its grip?

This year marked a shift in power relations within classical music, says Ivan Hewett

Independent

Classical and opera highlights of 2015: Bellini, Monteverdi and The Indian Queen

Your guide to the year’s most exciting concerts and operas

Classic FM

New Year honours list: big names of classical music recognised

Classical music luminaries have been recognised for their contribution to the arts. Classic FM spoke to Jude Kelly, one of those honoured.

Zeit Online

Das Dionysos-Prinzip

Mit Emphase und Drill hat sich der griechische Dirigent Teodor Currentzis in Perm am Ural ein Opernimperium erschaffen, von dem die restliche Musikwelt so einiges lernen könnte.

Klavier.de

Daniel Barenboim: Vom Blitz getroffen

Zuschauerin fotografiert mehrfach, Künstler bricht Auffführung vorrübergehend ab

Pizzicato

Berliner Philharmoniker blicken auf ein erfolgreiches Jahr zurück

Die Berliner Philharmoniker haben allen Grund zufrieden zu sein: Konstant hohe Auslastungszahlen ließen das Wirtschaftsjahr 2014 erfolgreich werden.

Musik Heute

Deutsche Oper Berlin mit stabiler Jahresbilanz

Die Deutsche Oper Berlin hat im ablaufenden Jahr eine Auslastung von 82 Prozent erreicht.

Pizzicato

Paris Châtelet To Close For 18 Months In 2015

The City of Paris will refurbish both the Théâtre de la Ville and the Théatre du Châtelet and close the houses for 18 to 24 months at the end of the season 2015/16.

El Mundo

Como siempre, como nunca

James Levine se sobrepone a los problemas de salud y cruza el umbral de las 2.500 funciones operísticas en el Met

Twitter

Classic FM @ClassicFM: 15 great musicians who died in 2014 http://classfm.co/prNR9m 

BBC World Service @bbcworldservice: A Stradivarius violin’s journey through the lives of geniuses, dictators, refugees and thieves http://bbc.in/1K1k5gl 

Royal Opera House @RoyalOperaHouse: Did you know we sold 27k student tickets last Season? Find out more about our outreach work here: http://www.roh.org.uk/news/12-days-christmas-learning-particiption … #ROH12days

Michael KennedyJournalist and former Telegraph music critic Michael Kennedy. Photo: Telegraph

(Written on January 2, 2015 )

WildKat PR is pleased to welcome back Silent Opera to its client roster. Following the success of Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo at Trinity Buoy Wharf, Silent Opera is embarking on a new project which allows the audience to create their own operatic experience. Live/Revive/Lament is inspired by the music of Monteverdi, exploring three different themes: the joy of new love, the complications and doubts that follow, and the Lament – the aftermath of love. Each theme is interpreted through song, dance and theatre, performed simultaneously, yet beginning at different points in the story, completing a full cycle. The audience is able to create its own experience of the opera by following a single performer’s cycle or perhaps watching the same theme in the three different media.

Silent Opera continue to create dynamic, operatic installations with a focus on movement and technology to bring the art form into the modern world. Live/Revive/Lament is accompanied by a web-based app that acts as a digital programme and also allows the audience to watch all segments in the different mediums. During the performance Silent Opera not only embraces technology within the arts, but also centralises it within its productions to allow audiences to control their operatic experience, whilst utilising the instantaneous and vast information that technology provides us with.

Live/Revive/Lament will premiere at Aldeburgh Music Festival on Monday 16th June 2014 at 11am and 4pm.It will then take place at Saatchi Gallery, Chelsea on 24th July 2014, before it is staged at Wilderness Festival on 7th-10th August 2014.

Find out more about Silent Opera through their website and this trailer, as well as FacebookTwitter and regular posts on the WildKat PR website.

Photo: Claire ShoveltonLament3

(Written on June 6, 2014 )

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Tonight marks the opening night for Silent Opera’s latest production of Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo. With the use of silent disco technology, placed in a transformed docklands warehouse at Trinity Buoy Wharf, Silent Opera are inviting you to experience the myth of L’Orfeo like never before.

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The audience are invited to move around the space to literally follow the story as it progresses from scene to scene. With tonight’s performance beginning on a boat, the audience become part of the production as they float down the River Thames to the venue.

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For further information and to purchase tickets, visit the website here.

The boat trip is only available on 23rd and 25h January. Don’t miss out!

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Have you got a secret to share? Be in with a chance of winning two Golden Tickets and decide the fate of Orfeo: Death or Glory? Sell us your secret here.

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(Photos by Oliver Hyde-Tetley)

(Written on January 23, 2013 )

Tune in to BBC Radio 3 this afternoon, as the Silent Opera team will be live on air to discuss their upcoming production of Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo. Founder and Director, Daisy Evans, will be joined by Musical Director, Christopher Bucknall, along with singers William Berger and Emilie Renard, who will also be performing on the show.

Silent Opera brings together technology and classical music to provide the audience with a personal soundscape as they are fully immersed in the experience. With opening night only a week away, the Silent Opera team will provide listeners with a small insight into L’Orfeo through live performances and a chat with the team.

Listen to BBC Radio 3’s In Tune at 16:30 today or online here.

For more information on Silent Opera and to purchase tickets visit the website here.

To be in with a chance of deciding Orfeo‘s fate – whether it be Death or Glory – share a secret with us to win a Golden Ticket for you and a friend

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Daisy Evans in rehearsals for L’Orfeo

(Written on January 16, 2013 )

As the opening night of Silent Opera’s production of L’Orfeo draws closer, we stole a few moments with the company’s Founder and Director, Daisy Evans, for a more personal interview where Daisy shares her musical tastes and experiences, and reveals her hidden talent.

Silent Opera’s production of Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo runs from 23rd January to 10th February. Tickets can be purchased here.

To keep up with news and behind-the-scenes activities at Silent Opera rehearsals, visit their blog on Ideas Tap here.

Read a preview of the upcoming production in The Independent here.

(Written on January 15, 2013 )

Ahead of their opening night on January 23rd, Silent Opera have been documenting their progress through a new blog, hosted on Ideas Tap. The week began with Director and Founder Daisy Evans telling of her plans for her upcoming production and how her recent long stay in Berlin affected her vision for Silent Opera.

Following on from Daisy was Louis d’Heudieres, Silent Opera’s Resident Composer, who told of his new and optional ending to L’Orfeo, recounting his process of bringing this ‘new Orfeo’ to life.

Next it was the turn of Designer Katharine Heath to share her secrets of designing the set and costumes, giving some some insight into what she has planned for this spectacular show, as well as some beautiful exclusive design sneak-peeks.

Musical Director Christopher Bucknall then gave insight into how conducting and creatively putting together Silent Opera is different to a more traditional opera.

Read all of their enlightening stories here, with more to come next week. Don’t forget to buy tickets to the incredible show here.

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(Written on January 11, 2013 )

In the second video of a two-part question and answer blog, Daisy Evans discusses what exactly Silent Opera is and her future plans for the company.
Watch the video here:

The first video, which can be found on our YouTube channel, introduces the founder and director of Silent Opera and shares information about her musical history.
Silent Opera’s upcoming production of L’Orfeo begins on 23rd January. For more information on the cast and to purchase tickets, visit the website here.

(Written on January 4, 2013 )