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In today’s news: Konzerthaus Berlin releases financial statement from previous season. Report on sexual abuse from the Musikhochschule in Munich. Happy Independence Day – the Russian immigrant who composed an American classic. Ravenna Festival honours Ukrainian composer Valentin Silvestrov. A Theremin ensemble plays ‘Ode to Joy’. Wiltshire Music Centre reveals 20th anniversary season. The Purcell School appoints new director of music. Artist forms whale choir.

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Wiltshire Music Centre reveals 20th anniversary autumn season

Pianist Joanna MacGregor and jazz vocalist Claire Martin OBE are artists in residence, while the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment is orchestra in residence.

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The Purcell School appoints new director of music

Paul Hoskins has been appointed director of music at The Purcell School. He is currently music director at dance company Rambert, where he developed the Rambert Music Scholarship to encourage young composers to write for dance.

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Watch: A massive THEREMIN ensemble plays ‘Ode to Joy’

Just a giant orchestra of theremin players, performing the signature tune from Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 on what seem to be tiny Russian dolls.

BBC News

Artist forms whale choir in North Shields

A choir, made up of a group of volunteers, mimics the various sounds made by whales

New York Times

‘God Bless America’: 100 Years of an Immigrant’s Anthem

The 5-year-old and his family had traveled thousands of miles to escape. When they finally arrived on American soil, free from the marauders who had burned their house to the ground, the boy was placed in a holding pen with his brother and sisters, while immigration officials decided their fate. From this story, a classic piece of music emerged.

Der Tagesspiegel

„Wir brauchen eine Schule des Hörens“

Der Berliner Staatsopern-Intendant Matthias Schulz über den Kampf mit der Bühnentechnik und das neue Kinderorchester.

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Konzerthaus Berlin legt Bilanz für die Spielzeit 2017/18 vor

Das Konzerthaus Berlin hat die Bilanz für die Spielzeit 2017/18 veröffentlicht: Eigenen Angaben zufolge knüpft das Ergebnis an die Vorsaison an und übertrifft sie sogar.

Musik Heute

Gutachter prüfen nach sexuellen Übergriffen Münchner Musikhochschule

Wegen mehrerer sexueller Übergriffe an der Münchner Musikhochschule soll nun eine Expertenkommission die Einrichtung genauer unter die Lupe nehmen.

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El Festival de Ravenna rinde homenaje al compositor ucraniano Valentin Silvestrov

Nacido en Kiev en 1937, el pianista y compositor Valentin Silvestrov es el principal homenajeado en la edición 2018 del Ravenna Festival, con Riccardo Muti al frente.

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(Written on July 4, 2018 )

In today’s news: YouTube adopts streaming, people trade morning shows for classical music, opera lags behind the industry’s acceptance of maternity leave, more ‘under 35s’ are turning to classical music, Bridget Jones’ Diary to tour with live orchestra, call for women to write ‘human rights’ music, former Munich University Director Siegfried Mauser faces over 2 years imprisonment, and Deutsche Schallplattenkritik – German Record Critics published its awards for February 2018.

BBC News

YouTube unveils new music streaming service

YouTube is launching a music streaming service, offering both videos and audio tracks, in an attempt to compete with the likes of Spotify and Apple Music.

The Times

Today programme loses 65,000 listeners as audience tunes out

BBC listeners are ditching politics for classical music in the morning, according to official figures showing Radio 4’s Today programme losing its audience while the Radio 3 breakfast show soars.

Music Teacher

Call for women to write new music ‘for human rights’

To celebrate the 70th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the UN Human Rights Office has launched a campaign to promote, engage and reflect on human rights.

Classic FM

More huge increases in Classic FM listeners under 35

According to figures released today, 5.6 million people now listen to Classic FM every week – and over a million of them are under 35.

The Guardian

Why the pregnant pause? Women in performing arts still face baby barriers

Soprano Julie Fuchs was asked to leave an opera cast because her pregnancy would ‘compromise its artistic integrity’. Why are companies not looking at different kind of compromises?

Cosmopolitan 

Bridget Jones’s Diary with a live orchestra is touring the UK

Bridget Jones’s Diary is about to commence a tour across the country for the first time ever this November with a full live orchestra.

Opera Now

The Eden Project to stage its first ever opera

The Unsung Heroes of the Planet is a collaboration between music theatre company Gestalt Arts and leading scientists, and is about trees’ ability to communicate through underground networks of fungus.

The New York Times

A ‘Mile-Long Opera’ Is Coming to the High Line

David Lang has established himself as a master of powerful, large-scale public music through ambitious projects like “the public domain,” for 1,000 voices at Lincoln Center, and “symphony for a broken orchestra,” for hundreds of broken school instruments in Philadelphia.

Limelight

Melbourne Recital Centre receives $1 million bequest

The Betty Amsden Foundation has given $1 million to Melbourne Recital Centre, the largest bequest that the venue has received in its history. In memory of the late arts philanthropist Betty Amsden and her passion for music education, the significant sum will help fund a dedicated families and children’s program.

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Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik: die Bestenliste 2/2018 ist erschienen

Der Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik hat seine zweite Vierteljahresliste 2018 veröffentlicht. Insgesamt haben 157 Juroren aus Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz alle im letzten Quartal neu veröffentlichten Tonträger gesichtet und in 32 Kategorien die Besten der Besten ermittelt.

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Juan Diego Flórez ersetzt David Garrett bei Klassik am Odeonsplatz

Der Geiger David Garrett muss aus gesundheitlichen Gründen seinen für den 14. Juli geplanten Auftritt bei Klassik am Odeonsplatz absagen. Bereits gekaufte Karten für das seit langem ausverkaufte Open Air Konzert behalten ihre Gültigkeit. Die Münchner Philharmoniker konnten mit dem Tenor Juan Diego Flórez einen Gesangs-Weltstar als Einspringer für das Konzert verpflichten.

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Urteil: Mehr als 2 Jahre Haft für Ex-Hochschulrektor Siegfried Mauser

Der ehemalige Rektor der Münchner Musikhochschule und des Salzburger Mozarteums ist aufgrund von drei Fällen der sexuellen Nötigung verurteilt worden. Staatsanwaltschaft und Gericht glaubten durch hinreichende Beweise sowohl der Haupt-, als auch den beiden Nebenklägerinnen.

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(Written on May 17, 2018 )

Classical News

In today’s classical music news, BBC announces presenters for The Great Orchestra Challenge, David Bowie musical to open in London this autumn & teenage tenor saves the day at Three Choirs Festival opening night. Also, musicians create art in aid of Youth Music.

Classical Music Magazine

Teenage tenor saves the day at Three Choirs Festival opening night

18-year-old tenor Magnus Walker made his debut as a Three Choirs soloist in a performance of Elgar’s The Kingdom on the festival’s opening night. Currently a tenor choral scholar at Gloucester Cathedral, Walker stepped in at just a few hours’ notice when James Oxley lost his voice on the morning of the concert.

Musicians create art in aid of Youth Music

Paintings by leading musicians and bands are to be sold in aid of Youth Music and Children & the Arts. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ Images of a Woman (1966), Eazl has invited musicians to create their own Images of… paintings.

BBC Music Magazine

Presenters for The Great Orchestra Challenge announced

The BBC has announced more details about its new series All Together Now: The Great Orchestra Challenge, in which five amateur orchestras compete to be crowned Britain’s most inspirational amateur orchestra.

BBC News

David Bowie musical Lazarus to open in London

Lazarus, a new stage musical featuring the songs of David Bowie, is to open in London this autumn.
Inspired by the book, The Man Who Fell To Earth, the show premiered last November in New York Theatre Workshop – just a few weeks before Bowie’s death in January.

New Statesman

A renaissance of conductorless orchestras reveals the limits of traditional leadership

Moskow, 1922. In the bitterly cold first months of the year, word spreads among concert-goers of an innovative concert soon to be held in the Hall of Columns in the House of Trade Unions, in the Kremlin. The concept? A conductorless orchestra.

The Times Of India

Classical music contest encourages young talent

Nagpur: To discover new talent in classical vocal and instrumental music, South Central Cultural Zone has organized a competition for young musicians in age group of 18 to 35 years. The contest was started last year to coincide with Dr Vasantrao Deshpande Smriti Sangeet Samaroh and was limited to five states that the centre represents.

The Arts Desk

Prom 13: London Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir, Jurowski

The last time I heard Beethoven’s setting of Schiller’s Ode to Joy in the finale of his Ninth Symphony, it was as European anthem at the end of this May’s Europe Day Concert, and everybody gladly stood. That hopeful occasion was distinguished by Andrew Manze’s Rameauisation of the melody, stylishly played by Rachel Podger and the European Union Baroque Orchestra.

Le Figaro

À Verbier, dans la fabrique de virtuoses

Avec ses orchestres de jeunes, le festival valaisien est aussi un centre de formation. Dans son sillage, de plus en plus de manifestations confrontent les instrumentistes en herbe aux défis qui les attendent.

NRK

Nekter å fortelle hva Operaen tjente på rikingbryllup

Kulturdepartementet vil ikke offentliggjøre hvor mye Den Norske Opera & Ballett tok i leie for privat bryllupsfeiring. Opposisjonen reagerer på hemmeligholdet og vil stille statsråden til veggs.

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Dirigent Haenchen: Bayreuther Orchestergraben eine Herausforderung

Nur wenige Tage hatte Dirigent Hartmut Haenchen Zeit, um sich nach dem überraschenden Rücktritt von Andris Nelsons in Bayreuth auf den «Parsifal» dort einzustellen. Dabei sei der Orchestergraben für sein Handwerk eine besondere Herausforderung.

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Vergewaltigungs-Anklage gegen Professor der Münchner Musikhochschule

Die Münchner Staatsanwaltschaft hat einen momentan beurlaubten Professor der Münchner Musikhochschule angeklagt. Ihm wird vorgeworfen, eine mittlerweile 32-jährige Frau im Laufe einer mehrmonatigen Beziehung drei Mal vergewaltigt zu haben.

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50-jähriges Bühnenjubiläum von Franz Grundheber

Der Bariton Franz Grundheber feiert in der kommenden Spielzeit 2016/2017 sein 50-jähriges Bühnenjubiläum.

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The Economist @TheEconomist Responding to catastrophe with classical music http://econ.st/29Zv6kI

Classic FM @ClassicFM Classical music’s biggest stars in the , including Maxim Vengerov with the !

BBC Proms Team @bbcproms The exquisitely difficult classical music quiz from the Proms. Strictly no Googling allowed.

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Photograph: Classical Music Magazine

(Written on July 26, 2016 )