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In today’s Classical news, the programme for the London Contemporary Music Festival 2017 is announced, a virtual museum about some of the UK’s most important musical instruments is now live, Michael Tilson Thomas will leave San Francisco Symphony, Munich aims to beat the Elbphilharmonie with its new concert hall and Richard Williams talks about the Jazzfest Berlin.

BBC News

Sting brings Newcastle-set musical ‘The Last Ship’ home for UK premiere

Gordon Sumner created the show as a tribute to the shipbuilding community where he grew up in Wallsend, but it lasted just three months on Broadway in 2014 and 15 after mixed reviews and lacklustre ticket sales.

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Programme for London Contemporary Music Festival 2017 announced

This year’s festival (3-10th Dec) will include experimental sound works, erotic films, musical battles with artificial intelligence, punk, Fluxus, wild pop, Afrofuturism, live electronic sets, mouth installations, a seven-hour song recital and talks.

Virtual musical instrument museum launched

A virtual museum featuring sound, pictures and information about some of the UK’s most important musical instruments is now live. MINIM-UK allows members of the public to explore instruments from 200 separate collections across the UK in a single virtual location.

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Michael Tilson Thomas to step down from the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra

The San Francisco Symphony Orchestra has announced that Michael Tilson Thomas will step down from his role as Music Director at the end of the 2019-20 season. MTT will be 75 and will have served in the post for 25 years.

Forbes

Bill Murray, Three Classical Musicians Collaborate On ‘New Worlds’ Recording And Concert Tour

A chance meeting on a flight from Berlin to New York led actor Bill Murray and cellist Jan Vogler to became fast friends and curious about each other’s artistic world and interests.

The New York Times

After 25 years, Michael Tilson Thomas will leave San Francisco Symphony

Michael Tilson Thomas, whose trailblazing leadership of the San Francisco Symphony spurred American classical music’s westward expansion, announced on Tuesday that he would step down as its music director in 2020, after his 25th season.

Die Welt

Mit diesem Saal will München die Elbphilharmonie schlagen

München hat sich endlich auf einen Entwurf für den neuen Konzertsaal festgelegt. Der 300-Millionen-Glaspalast soll Aushängeschild werden. Doch Kritiker spotten schon über den „Schneewittchensarg“.

Süddeutsche Zeitung

“Es wird Zeit, dass jemand Jüngeres drankommt”

Richard Williams, der scheidende Leiter des Jazzfests Berlin, über die rasante Entwicklung des Jazz.

Fono Forum

Mehr als 1.666 Stunden Alte Musik

Ein klingendes Urgestein der Alten-Musik-Szene wird 65: Die Sendung Tafel-Confect des Bayerischen Rundfunks.

Neue Zürcher Zeitung

Bitte vergessen Sie das Applaudieren nicht!

Die erste Asientournee des Lucerne Festival Orchestra mit seinem neuen Chefdirigenten Riccardo Chailly eröffnet widersprüchliche Blicke in die Zukunft des Musikbetriebs.

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Berliner FestspieleDer Aufbau für das Pop-Up-Konzert von beim 2017 im Alexa Berlin läuft! Heute um 14 Uhr geht es dann los!

Michael Tilson Thomas at home in San Francisco in 2014.

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(Written on November 1, 2017 )

In today’s news: Met Opera offers buyouts to 21 of 243 administrative workers, violinist Pekka Kuusisto wants to bring the fun back to the classical violin, and the Musician’s Union to protect musicians’ rights during Brexit process. Study shows that singing in a choir increases your attention, Herbert Blomstedt and Gewandhausorchester Leipzig to tour around Europe and Asia, and Opéra de Lyon is “Opera house of the year”.

The Washington Post

Met Opera offers buyouts to 21 of 243 administrative workers

New York’s Metropolitan Opera says three days after opening its season it has offered buyouts to 21 of its 243 full-time administrative employees.

The Times

Violinist Pekka Kuusisto: the David Bowie of the fiddle

The maverick Finn explains why he wants to bring the fun back to the classical violin.

Musicians’ Union

Protect Musicians Rights Post Brexit

The Musician’s Union (MU) is working hard to represent you during the Brexit process.

Music Teacher

Report into arts at KS4: Progress 8, EBacc, gender and ethnicity gaps

The Education Policy Institute has published a report which looks at arts subject exam entries between 2007 and 2016 at key stage four.

Limelight

Andrée Greenwell receives OzCo Music Fellowship

Eight artists have been awarded $80,000 Australia Council Fellowships to support creative activity and professional development.

Pizzicato

John Axelrod and his Seville Orchestra play for Houston

John Axelrod, Music Director of the Royal Symphony Orchestra of Seville, announced that he and his orchestra will offer a charity concert for musicians from Houston who have suffered severe losses due to the hurricane Harvey.

Klassik.com

Studie: Singen im Chor steigert Aufmerksamkeit

Musikpsychologen am Trinity College in Dublin haben einen sogenannten “Chor-Effekt” nachgewiesen.

Klassik Heute

Herbert Blomstedt und das Gewandhausorchester Leipzig auf Jubiläumstournee

Herbert Blomstedt geht nach zahlreichen Feierlichkeiten und Festkonzerten im Jahr seines 90. Geburtstags ab Mitte Oktober auf Jubiläumstournee durch Europa und nach Asien mit dem Gewandhausorchester zu Leipzig.

Musik Heute

Opernhaus des Jahres” in Lyon

Die Opéra de Lyon ist “Opernhaus des Jahres” 2017. Das ergab eine Umfrage unter 50 Musikkritikern in Europa und den USA, die die Zeitschrift “Opernwelt” am Freitag veröffentlichte.

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Saxophonvirtuose spricht in über Einflüsse, Emotionen, Echtheit, Einfühlsamkeit …

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(Written on September 29, 2017 )

In today’s news: Mass resignation of the Presidential Committee on the Arts and Humanities, Outrage as St Sepulchre’s stops taking bookings from musicians, and what tune does Big Ben chime? Bebersee Festival to open with family concert, Dudamel’s tour in Venezuela has been cancelled, and Andreas Ambühl has to give up music career.

The Times

La Scala’s Riccardo Chailly: how to run an opera house with a diva of an audience

Riccardo Chailly, music director of La Scala, explains how he handles the heckles at home, as his orchestra prepares to play the Proms

International Piano

Yamaha announces best-ever piano upgrade bonus

Yamaha has announced details of its annual piano upgrade promotion, which offers the company’s best ever part-exchange deals.

Apollo

Mass resignation of the Presidential Committee on the Arts and Humanities

In a letter sent on Friday, all the remaining members of the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities resigned in protest at President Donald Trump’s refusal to condemn far-right protests in Charlottesville.

Classical Music Magazine

Outrage as St Sepulchre’s stops taking bookings from musicians

The church, where Sir Henry Wood is buried, is regularly used by ensembles such as the London Youth Choir and City Chorus, but will close its hiring programme from 2018.

Classic FM

What tune does Big Ben chime? And everything else you wanted to know about the country’s most famous bell

Before it’s silenced for four years because of restoration work, we’re delving into the history of the most famous clock tower – and bell – in the world

Limelight

Massenet, The Nose and Meistersinger headline OA’s 2018

Stars on offer include Nicole Car, Jessica Pratt, Leo Nucci, Ferruccio Furlanetto, John Tomlinson and Michael Fabiano.

Broadway World

Following Casting Controversy; Albee Estate Proves Diversity Is Allowed

As BroadwayWorld reported in May, controversy recently erupted over an Oregon production of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Shoebox Theatre director Michael Streeter posted the below statement after receiving news from the Edward Albee estate.

Klassik Heute

Das Bebersee Festival eröffnet mit einem Familienkonzert

Das 15. Bebersee Festival eroöffnet in Kürze mit Beethoven und Goldberg-Variationen.

Musik Heute

Nach Maduro-Kritik: Venezuela streicht Tour von Stardirigent Dudamel

Caracas – Nach seiner Kritik an Staatschef Nicolás Maduro hat Venezuelas Regierung eine für September geplante Tour des Stardirigenten Gustavo Dudamel mit dem nationalen Jugendorchester gestrichen.

Codex Flores

Tinnitus beendet Berufsmusikerkarriere

In ungewöhnlicher Offenheit kommuniziert das Ensemble Tritonus über das Karrierende seines Mitglieds Andreas Ambühl – wegen eines unerträglich gewordenen Tinnitus.

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(Written on August 22, 2017 )

In today’s news: Gove and Osbourne visit opera on German holiday, PRS for Music supports Gramophone classical music awards, and classical voice types de-mystified. Elbphilharmonie reopens after summer break, start of Lucerne festival, and “Troubadou” premiere in Erfurt cancelled after thunderstorm.

The Guardian

Epic night out: Gove and Osbourne visit opera on German holiday

Former cabinet colleagues spend summer break together enjoying Wagner’s Ring Cycle and its stories of power and betrayal.

M-Magazine

PRS for Music supports Gramophone classical music awards

UK collecting societies PRS for Music and PPL are presenting the Special Achievement Award at the 40th Gramophone Classical Music Awards.

Music Industries Association

Learning music helps Birmingham kids hit a happy note, music charity finds

Three-quarters (75%) of Birmingham school children say they feel happier as a result of learning to play a musical instrument, the city’s largest music education provider has found.

Classical Music

Classical voice types de-mystified

How do you cast an opera? Mostly by voice – but which voice? George Hall investigates.

Evening Standard

Cereal Killer the musical… and ten other weird and wacky musicals

A round-up of the strangest subjects made into musicals.

Limelight

Opera Australia to recreate the original Evita in 2018

Hal Prince will oversee the original Broadway and West End production at the Sydney Opera House next year.

Pizzicato

Michael Sakir named Music Director for Opera Memphis

Opera Memphis has announced American conductor Michael Sakir as its new Music Director.

Klassik.com

Treppen der Elbphilharmonie überarbeitet

Die Elbphilharmonie hat nach dreiwöchiger Sommerpause ihre Türen in überarbeiteter Gestalt wieder geöffnet.

Klassik Heute

Heute beginnt das Festival Lucerne Festival – Sommer 2017.

Das Motto des Festivals 2017 lautet in diesem Jahr “Identität.”

Musik Heute

Gewitter sorgt für Abbruch von “Troubadour”-Premiere

Die Premiere von Giuseppe Verdis Oper “Der Troubadour” bei den Domstufen-Festspielen in Erfurt ist ins Wasser gefallen.

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News: Bariton Máté Sólyom-Nagy, Ensemblemitglied des , ist seit 9. August „Kammersänger“

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(Written on August 11, 2017 )

In today’s news: Simon Rattle returning to UK to become Music Director of the London Symphony Orchestra, Soundcloud to be saved by a pair of investment funds, and concert goers more likely to give to charity. Kerem Hasan wins ‘Salzburg Festival Young Conductors Award’, Vilde Frang and Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen to play at BBC proms, and Sony Music does vinyls again.

The Guardian

Simon Rattle: ‘I would have been wary about taking the job had I known about Brexit’

The conductor is returning to the UK to become Music Director of the London Symphony Orchestra. What does he see as the responsibilities of such a role today, what’s happening with the new concert hall, and how do you restrain freedom-loving tortoises?

The Strad

Session Report: Pavel Haas Quartet reunites with former viola for Dvořák quintet

For the Pavel Haas Quartet, recording Dvořák’s String Quintet op.97 and Piano Quintet op.81 is the ideal way to celebrate old friendships with music from the New World. Tom Stewart reports from Prague

The Pizzicato

Ingmar Bergman, Sebastian Fagerlund and Anne Sofie von Otter join for new Finnish opera

During its 2017–2018 season the Finnish National Opera will stage the world premiere of a new Finnish opera, Höstsonaten – Autumn Sonata, on the 8th of September 2017.

Music Business Worldwide

As Soundcloud, valued at $300m, books an uncertain future… could a major label have rescued it?

SoundCloud is about to be saved in the nick of time by a pair of investment funds – but the details of the deal, revealed today by MBW, have left some who rely on the platform deeply concerned about its fate.

Classic FM

People who go to concerts more likely to give to charity, new study finds

Those who take part in cultural activities, including going to concerts, are more likely to donate to charity and volunteer.

Limelight

Scotland Yard employs Mozart in crime prevention tactics

Classical music will be played in a troubled London housing estate to disperse troublemakers and calm residents.

Pizzicato

Kerem Hasan gewinnt Salzburger Dirigentenpreis

Der  25-jährige Brite Kerem Hasan hat den ‘Salzburg Festival Young Conductors Award’ 2017 gewonnen. Insgesamt gab es 67 Bewerber.

Klassik Heute

Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen und Vilde Frang bei den BBC Proms

Im Januar dieses Jahres debütierte Vilde Frang mit der Deutschen Kammerphilharmonie in Bremen und verzauberte das Publikum in der Glocke.

Zeit Online

Warum Sony wieder Vinyl presst

Musikstreaming verbreitet sich rasant, aber in der Nische wächst der Umsatz mit Schallplatten. Die Antithese zum digitalen Hören ist sogar für Großkonzerne interessant.

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The »Elbphilharmonie Summer« starts on Wednesday – four weeks of World Music, Film Scores, Jazz and Classical Music! 🍦 🌞

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(Written on August 7, 2017 )

In today’s news: Yamaha launches Silent Piano concert season, Caledonian Sleeper train hosts opera performance, and Greg Morris to perform complete Bach organ works. Russian violinist sentences to 20 hour of community service, Domingo to conduct in Bayreuth in 2018, and “Klassik am See” has been rescheduled.

International Piano

Yamaha launches Silent Piano concert season

Yamaha Music London has announced its inaugural Silent Piano concert season.

The four-concert series will see Thomasz Zyrmont, Eren Önsoy, Andrew Zolinsky and Varvara Tarasova perform on Yamaha’s Silent Pianos, with the audience experiencing the music through headphones, remotely and wirelessly.

Music Teacher

Sound and Music announce composers selected for HCMF schools project

Three composers have been selected to take part in a new education project designed by Sound and Music in partnership with Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival and Heritage Quay.

Early Music Today

English Concert announces 2017/18 season

The English Concert’s 2017/18 season will see the ensemble celebrate ten years with Harry Bicket as music director.

Classical Music Magazine

Caledonian Sleeper hosts opera performance

An opera has been performed on the Caledonian Sleeper for the first time as part of the Tête à Tête Opera Festival 2017. Belongings, inspired by items of luggage carried by railway passengers, received its premiere on the service from Aberdeen to London on 24 July. The opera’s music was written by Samuel Bordoli and its libretto by Bill Bankes-Jones.

Choir and Organ

Greg Morris to perform complete Bach organ works

Greg Morris, associate organist of the Temple Church in London, is to perform Bach’s complete organ works over a ten month period, beginning in October 2017.

France Musique

Un violoniste russe arrêté en pleine répétition

La BBC a diffusé un reportage sur Andrey Osipov, violoniste russe engagé contre la corruption dans son pays.

The Irish Times

Frank McNamara gives a masterclass in how to handle mistakes

The pianist shows students how to handle the pressure of improvisation

Der Tagesspiegel

Zeit, Schweiß und Gold

Am 1. August werden Bühne und Besucherraum an Technik und Künstler der Staatsoper übergeben. Besuch bei den letzten Arbeiten.

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Domingo dirigiert in Bayreuth, Netrebko sagte ab

Der Tenor, Bariton und Dirigent Placido Domingo (76) wird im  Jahr 2018 in Bayreuth Wagners ‘Walküre’ dirigieren.

Klassik Heute

Programmänderung und Verschiebung von “Klassik am See” in Erlangen

Andreas Ottensamer hat seinen Auftritt bei Klassik am See« in Erlangen nach dem plötzlichen Tod seines Vaters abgesagt.

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(Written on July 26, 2017 )

In today’s news: Radio 3 will be available for listeners as a lossless audio stream, D’Addario Orchestral announces launch of the new ‘Ascenté’ violin strings, and Kronberg Academy plans its own premises in Kronberg. Wayne Shorter composes first concert for clarinet and orchestra, Klavier-Festival Ruhr-Preis goes among others to Dennis Russell Davies, and Roberto Minczuk becomes the new Music Director of The New Mexico Philharmonic.

Classical Music Magazine

Radio 3 to offer Proms as lossless audio stream

Radio 3 will be available for listeners as a lossless audio stream – the highest audio quality ever used the BBC – for the duration of the Proms

The Violin Channel

Out Now – D’Addario New ‘Ascenté’ Synthetic Violin Strings

D’Addario Orchestral has announced the launch of the new ‘Ascenté’ violin strings – a full synthetic violin string set for string players of all levels and ages.

Cmus

Trumpet Cover of Bohemian Rhapsody is Gentle and Pleasant

YouTube sensation John Crowley has been perfect so far with his cover of Queen’s Rhapsody.

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Kronberg Academy to build concert hall and study center

Twenty-five years after its founding, Kronberg Academy is planning its own premises in Kronberg (Hessen, near Frankfurt): a concert hall (Casals Forum) as well as an adjoining study and administrative centre.

Music Business Worldwide

Warner acquires songkick’s concert discovery business

Concert discovery app Songkick has been acquired by Warner Music Group – but the buyout excludes the company’s ticketing business, formerly known as Crowdsurge

Concerti

Montafoner Resonanzen 2017

Das Festival „Montafoner Resonanzen“ bringt die Region an sechs Wochenenden zum klingen – jedes Mal mit neuem musikalischen Schwerpunkt.

Klassik Heute

Uraufführung von Wayne Shorters erstem Klarinettenkonzert

Wayne Shorter hat sein erstes Konzert für Klarinette und Orchester komponiert.

Pizzicato

Klavier-Festival Ruhr-Preise für Dennis Russell Davies, Maki Namekawa und Philip Glass

Der Pianist und Dirigent Dennis Russell Davies, die Pianistin Maki Namekawa und der Komponist Philip Glass wurden mit dem Preis des Klavier-Festivals Ruhr ausgezeichnet.

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New Mexico Philharmonic hired Minczuk as Music Director

The New Mexico Philharmonic in Albuquerque, USA, announced Brazilian-born conductor Roberto Minczuk, 50, as new Music Director, effective from September 2017.

Cincinatti.com

CSO’s Timothy Lees bows out of European tour

While Lees is out on medical leave, violinist David Halen, who is the concertmaster of the St. Louis Symphony, will perform as temporary concertmaster for the tour, which runs Aug. 22-Sept. 10.

Jazz-Picknick bei den Montafoner Resonanzen © Andreas Haller/Montafon Tourismus GmbH

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(Written on July 17, 2017 )

In today’s news: The welcome return of Proms maverick Harrison Birtwistle, Royal College of Music London to fund scholarships for BAME students, and cellist prevented from boarding flight with cello. New classical festival ‘new life’ with music of jewish composers, and Schloss Weikersheim offers great opportunity for young singers. Confusion about white powder at the Elbphilharmonie, and Fort Worth Opera names two new directors.

The Telegraph

Harrison Birtwistle: the welcome return of a Proms maverick

Harrison Birtwistle is our greatest living composer. As he prepares for this year’s classical music extravaganza, he talks to Ivan Hewett.

Classical Music Magazine

PRS Foundation names Composers’ Fund grantees

The PRS Foundation has announced the recipients of its latest round of Composers’ Fund grants.

The Strad

Royal College of Music London to fund scholarships for BAME students

Three UK students from ethnic minority backgrounds who wish to study for the RCM’s BMus course will be eligible for the scholarships from next year.

Pizzicato

Lockenhaus road named after Gidon Kremer

The road leading to the castle in Lockenhaus, Austris, has been named after Gidon Kremer, the founder of the Lockenhaus Chamber Music Festival.

Classic FM

The cellist Steven Isserlis prevented from boarding flight with cello

Last night, British cellist Steven Isserlis joined the growing list of cellists and other instrumentalists who have had problems checking in their instruments onto flights.

Tagesspiegel

Vom Glück des Überlebens

Erinnern an die Vergessenen. Das Klassikfestival „New Life“ präsentiert Musik jüdischer Komponisten, die vor den Nazis flohen.

Concerti

Wertvolles Sprungbrett für junge Gesangstalente

Humperdincks „Hänsel und Gretel“ verirren sich in der Jungen Oper Schloss Weikersheim

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Nicholas DelBello named Music Director in Cheektowaga

The Cheektowaga Symphony Orchestra has announced Nicholas DelBello as their new Music Director, effective September 1, 2017.

Klassik.com

Weißes Pulver löst Alarm im Hotel der Elbphilharmonie aus

In dem zur Elbphilharmonie gehörenden Westin Hotel kam es am Dienstag zu einem Feuerwehreinsatz. Grund dafür waren drei anonyme Briefe, aus denen in der Poststelle des Hotels weißes Pulver ausgetreten ist.

Star Telegram

Fort Worth Opera names not one, but two new directors

Six months after the general director Darren K. Woods was terminated from the Fort Worth Opera, the board of trustees has named not one but two replacements.

South China Morning Post

How a joint student orchestra event in Hong Kong can break cultural barriers

Seven orchestras from mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau will play at Tsuen Wan Town Hall.

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(Written on July 14, 2017 )

In today’s news: trial about Berlin Academy of Arts without resolution, and the Bavarian National Orchestra is being awarded Orchestra of the year. A Stradivarius has been printed my 3D printer, and Janna Hmyes becomes music director of the Carmel Symphony. Sage Gateshead reveals 17/18 season, and how writing about Beethoven helped musician with hearing problems.

Classical Music Magazine

Sage Gateshead reveals 2017/18 season

Royal Northern Sinfonia’s (RNS) 16-concert ‘At Home’ series is at the heart of the Sage Gateshead’s 2017/18 season.

M Magazine

PRS Foundation announces new Women Make Music grantees

Poppy Ajudha, Julia Biel, Lady Sanity and Emma McGrath are among the latest 12 artists to receive support via PRS Foundation’s Women Music Music Fund.

Fast Company

How Google’s music-making AI learns from human minds at festivals

Google’s year-long quest to teach computers to make music is humming along—but the robots have a lot to learn.

Guardian

‘Writing about Beethoven helped me come to terms with my own hearing loss’

Musician Clare Norburn had been reluctant to admit to her hearing problems, but a decision to write about Beethoven helped her embrace the present rather than worry about the future

Berliner Zeitung

Prozess um Akademie der Künste „Hier ist kein Abschluss des Verfahrens erkennbar“

Das 2005 übergebene Gebäude der Akademie der Künste am Pariser Platz ist für den Berliner Haushalt ein Fass ohne Boden.

NMZ

Bayerisches Staatsorchester wird Orchester des Jahres

Das Bayerische Staatsorchester in München ist vom nationalen Radiosender Deutschlandfunk Kultur zum Orchester des Jahres ernannt worden.

Klassik.com

Stradivari aus dem 3D-Drucker

Der Produktdesigner und Spezialist für 3D-Drucktechnologie Harris Matzaridis hat eine Stradivari-Violine als 3D-Druck hergestellt.

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Janna Hymes named music director of the Carmel Symphony

New York-born conductor Janna Hymes has been appointed as Music Director of the Carmel Symphony Orchestra near Indianapolis.

I Care If You Listen

Eötvös Conducts Filarmonica della Scala in World Premiere

The Hungarian composer Péter Eötvös is not reluctant to take on challenging contemporary topics.

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(Written on May 26, 2017 )

In today’s news: a Wagner production in the spotlight of RPS Awards, Johnny Depp’s likeness with an old Chinese legend and a Classical Music Award for a ‘raving’ orchestra. Nicolas Collon becomes first guest conductor of Cologne, and Nike Wagner won’t lead the Bayreuther Festspiele. Jonas Kaufmann sings Othello for the first time, and Jerry Goldsmith is being honoured with Hollywood Star.

The Guardian

Royal Philharmonic Society Awards: Wagner Production steals Show

Opera North wins for its acclaimed stagings of Wagner’s Ring Cycle on an encouraging night for companies based outside London

The Strad

Sphinx Organization awards over $180,000 in MPower Artist Grants

The Detroit-based body has awarded amounts ranging from $1,000 to over $38,000 to 15 alumni of Sphinx programmes.

The Violin Channel

PlayPart.co.uk Annual Subscription Winners announced!

And the winners are in! The following 10 lucky VC members will each be receiving a PartPlay.co.uk annual subscription

BBC News

The Orchestra that won a Top Classical Music Award – for raving

An orchestra that has tripled its audience by playing less Beethoven and Mozart and more New Order and 808 State has won a major classical music award.

Classical Music Magazine

Winners of RPS Music Awards 2017 revealed

The winners of the Royal Philharmonic Society (RPS) Music Awards 2017 were announced in a ceremony at London’s Brewery on 9 May.

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Nicholas Collon wird erster Gastdirigent in Köln

Ab der Saison 2017/18 ist der 1983 geborene Brite Nicholas Collon Erster Gastdirigent des von François-Xavier Roth geleiteten Gürzenich-Orchesters in Köln.

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Nike Wagner verzichtet auf Festspielleitung

In einem Interview mit der “Rheinischen Post” sagte sie, auch Träume kämen irgendwann an ein Ende. Außerdem empfinde sie es als “grottenlangweilig”, immer nur Wagner zu machen.

Klassik Heute

Jonas Kaufmann gibt sein Rollendebüt als “Otello”

Der internationale Opern-Superstar Jonas Kaufmann übernimmt die Hauptrolle in der brandneuen Otello-Produktion der Royal Opera.

NPR

Jerry Goldsmith, ‘The Composer’s Composer,’ honored with Hollywood Star

Composer Jerry Goldsmith, shown in 2000, wrote the scores for more than 200 films over a 50-year career.

South China Morning Post

What Johnny Depp, Chow Yun-fat and a Hong Kong pirate legend have in common

Cheung Po Tsai, who inspired Chow Yun-fat’s character in Pirates of the Caribbean 3, was captured by a pirate couple, was lover to both, and took over their fleet before joining the imperial navy, as a Hong Kong exhibition recalls.

The Washington Post

A pathbreaking conductor at U-Md. charts a new course

James Ross is taking over as music director of the Orquestra Simfònica del Vallès in Spain.

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(Written on May 10, 2017 )