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In today’s news: The Israeli conductor Noam Sheriff passed away. The Berlin Initiative for new music holds a concert for the homeless. A great concern has been raised over the decline in music uptake at GCSE. George Walker, who was a trailblazer in Music and a Pulitzer Price winner has passed away. And one more piece on Leonard Bernstein and what we can learn from him.

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90 music leaders express concern over GCSE music decline

90 leading figures from the music industry, including Sir Simon Rattle, Tasmin Little, Julian Lloyd Webber, Nicola Benedetti and Alison Balsom, have signed a letter to The Times expressing their concern over the rapid decline in music uptake at GCSE.

Grammophone

Bartoli’s new label to champion next generation

The mezzo Cecilia Bartoli is marking 30 years on the Decca label with the launch of a new sub-label aimed at nurturing the next generation of stars.

The Guardian

Learning from Leonard Bernstein: our cheeky Proms love letter to a musical pioneer

Bernstein wasn’t only a maverick maestro – he brought classical music to a whole new generation with his Young People’s concerts. But have they stood the test of time?

Capital Public Radio

George Walker, Trailblazing American Composer, Dies At 96

Pulitzer Prize-winning composer, pianist and educator George Walker has died at the age of 96. Walker’s death was announced to NPR by one of his family members, Karen Schaefer, who said he died Thursday at Mountainside Hospital in Montclair, N.J. after a fall.

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Israelischer Komponist Noam Sheriff gestorben

Der einflussreiche israelische Komponist und Dirigent Noam Sheriff ist tot. Der 1935 geborene Musiker hatte sein Debüt als 22-Jähriger mit der Premiere seines Werks „Festival Prelude“, das Leonard Bernstein 1957 mit dem Israelischen Philharmonieorchester in Tel Aviv aufführte.

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„,Atonale‘ Musik für alle“ – Musikalische Aktion in Berlin, paradox

Im Prinzip ist die Sache ganz einfach. Vor einiger Zeit kündigte die Deutsche Bahn an, mittels Musikeinsatzes für einen geräumten Platz an der S-Bahn-Station Hermannstraße in Berlin sorgen zu wollen.

Klassik.com

Sopranistin Inge Borkh verstorben

Borkh wurde am 26. Mai 1921 in Mannheim als Ingeborg Simon geboren, wuchs jedoch aufgrund der jüdischen Herkunft der Familie in Österreich und der Schweiz auf.

El Mundo

Necesitamos escuchar casetes y vinilos (aunque Albert Rivera diga que están obsoletos)

El presidente de Ciudadanos, Albert Rivera, dijo hace unos días que el debate sobre exhumar a Franco era algo tan “obsoleto” como escuchar música en “casetes y vinilos”.

La Vanguardia

Katharina Wagner dirigirá un ‘Lohengrin’ en el Liceu

Katharina Wagner, la biznieta del compositor y actual directora artística del Festival de Bayreuth, dirigirá la puesta en escena de una nueva producción de Lohengrin en el Liceu.

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Leonard Bernstein with young students at a Young People’s Concert in 1965 Photograph: Alamy

(Written on August 27, 2018 )

In today’s news: A weekend of celebratory concerts to mark Royal Northern Orchestra’s 60th anniversary. British music’s annual trade mission to India is set for 21 to 24 August. Opera writer and director Ingunn Lára Kristjánsdóttiron on #echochamber. Why concert hall private boxes in Italy have a bad reputation. How are opera stars really cast? House arrest for Russian opera director Kirill Serebrennikov extended. Chopin is having a moment.

Rhinegold

Royal Northern Sinfonia announces 60th anniversary season

The 2018-19 season will open on Friday 21 September, coinciding with the chamber orchestra’s 60th anniversary weekend.

M Magazine

BPI’s Chris Tams on opportunities in India for UK music

British music’s annual trade mission to India is set for 21 to 24 August, providing an open door for independent businesses to explore commercial opportunities in the world’s seventh largest economy.

Diva Magazine

Putting queer characters centre stage in opera

Operatic writer and director Ingunn Lára Kristjánsdóttir talks queer characters and how she came to create #echochamber.

The Independent

Jules Buckley: the man bringing grime and disco to the concert hall

The composer and conductor has worked with everyone from Arctic Monkeys to Stormzy, and filled the Royal Albert Hall with the sounds of Ibiza. But he’s still trying to win over the sceptics.

Music Ally

Music-streaming services now 8% of audio listening in the UK

British communications regulator Ofcom has published a new report, Media Nations, which is making headlines with its claim that TV-streaming services have now overtaken traditional pay-television in the UK. The report also claims that music-streaming services now account for 8% of all audio listening in the UK – and 29% for 15-24 year-olds.

The Wall Street Journal

With TV, Books and Film, Chopin Is Having a Moment

The 19th-century pianist, whose sonatas, waltzes and other works defined the Romantic era, is back in the spotlight.

Frankfurter Allgemeine

Warum Privatsphäre in Theatern verschrien ist

Lange ist es her, als sich die mächtigen Persönlichkeiten Italiens in den privaten Logen der prunkvollen Theater trafen. Bis auf wenige Ausnahmen sind die exponierten Plätze heute meist leer.

Die Welt

Wie werden eigentlich Opernstars gecastet?

Der Norweger Pål Christian Moe ist der „Casting-Guru“ der Opernszene – er entscheidet, welche Sänger in welchen Stücken auftreten. Was tut man, wenn der Star in letzter Minute abspringt? Ein Gespräch.

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Hausarrest für Regisseur Kirill Serebrennikow erneut verlängert

Ein Moskauer Gericht hat den gegen Regisseur Kirill Serebrennikow verhängten Hausarrest erneut verlängert.

El País

La industria musical catalana deja la crisis

La industria musical catalana ha salido de la crisis de forma definitiva gracias a la reconversión profunda del sector.

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Royal Northern Sinfonia

(Written on July 19, 2018 )

In today’s news: English Touring Opera’s autumn season. Oliver Knussen’s order and disorder. Opera director Petr Weigl have passed away. Karajan wax figure revealed at Madame Tussauds, Vienna. Celebrating the 70th birthday of violinist Pinchas Zukerman. Newly renovated Staatsoper in Berlin closes season with 94% audience turn out.

Rhinegold

English Touring Opera reveals autumn season

English Touring Opera (ETO) has revealed its autumn tour dates, running from 6 October to 28 November.

The Guardian

Letters: Oliver Knussen’s music was supremely ordered

The house that Oliver Knussen had at Snape, Suffolk, was once described on Radio 3 as a chaotic mass of scores, recordings, books and objects of all kinds. But his music was supremely ordered, consisting mostly of skilful but smallish pieces.

Music Week

‘Stop rewarding ego’: How top music industry names would change the biz

What’s the one thing you would change about the music industry? It’s a big question, and one that’s never too far from the thoughts of many in the business.

Kent Online

University of Kent launches music industry courses at Historic Dockyard Chatham

The University of Kent has launched its Centre for Music and Audio Technology (CMAT) based on Chatham’s Historic Dockyard. It is designed to meet the industry’s needs in three key areas – performance, technology and business.

Frankfurter Allgemeine

Der Geiger dirigiert

Er hat Musik geatmet, gelebt und buchstäblich verschlungen: Das Geiger-Genie Pinchas Zukerman wird siebzig Jahre alt.

klassik.com

Opernregisseur Petr Weigl gestorben

Der tschechische Film- und Fernsehregisseur Petr Weigl ist tot. Weigl verstarb am vergangenen Wochenende im Alter von 79 Jahren.

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Karajan gibt bei Madame Tussauds den Takt an

Im Madame Tussauds Wien wurde gestern Abend, wie angekündigt, die 200.000 Euro teure Wachsfigur des 1989 verstorbenen österreichischen Dirigenten Herbert von Karajan von Staatsoperndirektor Dominique Meyer enthüllt.

The New York Times

Prototype: An Opera Festival That Actually Earns Its Name

The festival, which has introduced New York audiences to many daring new operas, has announced the lineup for its latest edition in January 2019.

Platea Magazine

La Staatsoper de Berlín cierra con un 94% de ocupación su primera temporada en la renovada Unter den Linden

Tras años de retraso en su reapertura y con un gasto final que superó con mucho lo presupuestado, el pasado otoño la Staatsoper de Berlín regresó a su renovada sede en Unter den Linden.

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Karajan als Wachsfigur
Madame Tussauds Wien (c) Katharina Schiffl

(Written on July 17, 2018 )

In today’s news: Mariss Janson to extend contract with Bayerisches Rundfunk Symphonieorchester to 2024. Record season for Düsseldorfer Tonhalle. ISM and Musicians’ Union announce code of practice. Trouble in Tahiti: watch Bernstein’s swinging one-act opera. Composer James Newton Howard unveils world premiere. Spotify stock prices soar. The student tackling gender equality in the music industry. Brahms & Wagner in a musical feud. Opera singer Antonio Barasorda, regular at the Met, passes away. Humperdinck’s opera “Hänsel und Gretel” most performed in Germany in 2016/17 season.

Rhinegold

ISM and Musicians’ Union announce code of practice to tackle discrimination

The ISM and the Musicians’ Union (MU) have announced a set of principles to tackle and prevent bullying, harassment and discrimination in the music sector.

Music Business Worldwide

Spotify is worth more than $33bn, as stock price hits another all-time high

It’s been just over three months since Spotify floated on the New York Stock Exchange.
The story of the company’s valuation since that fateful day (April 3) has, so far, been one of a consistent climb.

The Guardian

Trouble in Tahiti: watch Bernstein’s swinging one-act opera – video

Opera North won terrific reviews for its production of Leonard Bernstein’s bittersweet one-act satire of suburban angst.

The Seattle Times

Hollywood composer James Newton Howard unveils world premiere at Seattle Chamber Music Society’s Summer Festival

Known for his scores to such films as “The Hunger Games” and “Pretty Woman,” the prolific film composer has written a new work for the Seattle Chamber Music Society’s ongoing 2018 Summer Festival.

FE News

Student takes on gender equality in the music Industry

A young woman from South & City College Birmingham is using her coursework project to highlight the issue of gender inequality in the music industry.

Limelight

Did You Hear About Brahms’ Musical Feud With Wagner?

Among the 19th-century’s numerous musical skirmishes, one of the more waspish has to be that between Johannes Brahms and Richard Wagner.

Merkur

Lebensprojekt München: Mariss Jansons bleibt bis 2024

Die Zeit der Flitterwochen, des himmelhoch jauchzenden Honeymoons ist schon lange vorbei. Mariss Jansons und das Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, das ist vergleichbar mit einem in innigster Selbstverständlichkeit und Zuneigung verbundenen Paar, das Verrücktheiten nicht mehr braucht als Gunstbeweise.

NMZ

Rekord-Saison für Düsseldorfer Tonhalle

Mit drei ausverkauften Konzerten von Mahlers 8. Symphonie unter der Leitung von Adam Fischer ist die Saison 2017/18 in der Tonhalle Düsseldorf zu Ende gegangen.

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Mozart führt Opernstatistik 2016/17 des Bühnenvereins an

Engelbert Humperdincks Oper “Hänsel und Gretel” war in der Spielzeit 2016/17 laut der Werkstatistik des Deutschen Bühnenvereins die meistgespielte Oper in Deutschland.

Platea Magazine

Fallece el tenor Antonio Barasorda, habitual del Met de Nueva York

Tal y como informan medios puertorriqueños, el tenor Antonio Barasorda falleció el pasado 9 de julio de un infarto, en San Juan de Puerto Rico, a los 65 años de edad.

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Trouble in Tahiti (c) Alastair Muir

(Written on July 13, 2018 )

In today’s news: Classic BRITs 2018 nominations revealed including 101 year old Vera Lynn, ENO to stage Jack the Ripper opera, Joseph Haydn’s opera “Il mondo della luna” at the Hanns-Eisler-Hochschule für Musik, Pianist Yeol Eum Son plays with grace under pressure and Lucerne Symphony Orchestra launches crowdfunding campaign for rehearsal house.

Music Week

‘It has captured the essence of classic music’: Classic BRITs 2018 nominations revealed

The Classic BRIT Awards 2018 has revealed nominations for the revived ceremony this summer, including a new category for Soundtrack Of The Year.

The Guardian

Jack the Ripper’s victims take centre stage in new ENO opera

ENO to stage a new opera based on the perspective women killed by Whitechapel’s Jack the Ripper and sheds light on plight of Victorian poor.

The Times

Vera Lynn up for Classic Brits awards aged 101

Dame Vera Lynn, who is 101, has been nominated for two Classic Brit awards and will also be recognised for her lifetime achievement.

Choir and Organ

First ever Leeds International Organ Festival to be hosted by Leeds Cathedral

Between 14 May and 9 July, organists of all ages will have the opportunity to hear, meet, and perform alongside renowned international concert organists, who will join the resident team from across Britain and Europe.

Classical Music 

Friday Afternoons project announces world premiere

The singing initiative has announced the world premiere of MAP: Songs for children everywhere which comprises of 12 songs for young people to sing, and has been written by composer and singer-songwriter Errollyn Wallen.

The Washington Post

Pianist plays with grace under pressure – Yeol Eum Son

The drama of a solo piano recital lies in a performer measuring herself against perilous musical demands.

Limelight

Musical Journey: Hong Kong

With construction of the West Kowloon Cultural District in full swing, and the Xiqu Centre soon to open, Hong Kong is becoming an increasingly lively destination for arts lovers.

Süddeutschte Zeitung

Musik Im Spannungsfeld – Abschlusskonzert der Fürstenfelder Konzertreihe

Es gibt Zeiträume in der Musikgeschichte, in denen es besonders lohnend ist, die gegenseitige Beeinflussung von komponierenden Zeitgenossen zu beobachten.

Der Tagesspiegel

Oper an der Eisler-Hochschule – Nach den Sternen greifen

Furiose Gesangsdarbietungen und eine witzige Geschichte: Joseph Haydns Oper „Il mondo della luna“ an der Hanns-Eisler-Hochschule für Musik.

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Luzerner Sinfonieorchester startet Crowdfunding-Kampagne für Probenhaus

Der Bau eines eigenen Probenhauses für das Luzerner Sinfonieorchester ist ein strategisches Hauptziel der das Orchester tragenden Stiftung. Diesem Ziel komme sowohl künstlerisch wie auch logistisch eine große Bedeutung zu, sagt das Orchester.

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L’Orchestre de Paris sera rattaché à la Philharmonie en 2019

L’Orchestre de Paris, jusque-là entité indépendante, sera intégré à la Philharmonie de Paris, d’ici à 2019, ont annoncé le ministère de la Culture et la mairie de Paris.

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Daniel Lütolf, Head of Crowdfunding bei der LUKB (left), Numa Bischof Ullmann, Intendant of Luzerner Sinfonieorchesters. © ida

(Written on May 2, 2018 )

In today’s news: ISM releases report detailing high levels of discrimination in the music industry, PRS Foundation honoured at annual Music Week awards in London, UMG recruits Spotify EVP, and how Brexit might change touring for musicians. Huguette Tourangeau has died, Finnish composer and conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen and London Philharmonia Orchestra in Berlin, Berliner Philharmoniker 2018/19: Kirill Petrenko multiplies his activities and Art instead of commerce: new criteria for music prize demanded.

Rhinegold

ISM report reveals high levels of discrimination in the music sector

An analysis of the data collected through a survey of the music profession has revealed a culture of predatory behaviour, including sexual harassment, bullying, and discrimination.

M Magazine

PRS Foundation honoured at Music Week awards

Held at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel, the awards recognise excellence within the music industry and were launched to raise standards across the industry by showcasing top class performance and innovation.

Music Week

Guy Garvey to join Manchester Metropolitan University as visiting professor of songwriting

As part of his visiting professorship, Garvey will offer a master class in writing for music in order to share his expertise young creative writers at Manchester Metropolitan.

UMG recruits Spotify’s Dave Rocco as EVP, creative 

Rocco will utilise established and emerging channels to develop digital campaigns and work with UMG’s labels on coordinated global strategies with its commercial partners.

BBC News

Brexit and music: How leaving the EU could change gigs for artists and fans

What if acts looking to follow in their footsteps, and those from the EU hoping to make it in the UK, had to deal with extra costs and the “royal pain” of stricter border controls?

Limelight

Huguette Tourangeau has died

French-Canadian mezzo soprano Huguette Tourangeau has died at the age of 79. Perhaps best known to audiences as a frequent recording partner of Joan Sutherland’s, Tourangeau was unsurprisingly a virtuosic singer with abundant gifts.

Der Tagesspiegel

Esa-Pekka Salonen in Berlin – Musikalischer Höhenflug

Seltener Besuch: Der finnische Komponist und Dirigent Esa-Pekka Salonen mit seinem Londoner Philharmonia Orchestra zu Gast in der Philharmonie.

BR Klassik

Ausweichquartier für den Gasteig in München – Spitzenakustik für die Ersatzphilharmonie

In getrennten Ausschreibungsverfahren haben das Architekturbüro gmp International – Gerkan, Marg und Partner sowie das Büro Nagata Acoustics International von Akustiker Yasuhisa Toyota den Zuschlag für die Realisierung der Interimsphilharmonie in Sendling erhalten.

WELT – Brugs Klassiker

Die Berliner Philharmoniker 2018/19: Kirill Petrenko vervierfacht seine Aktivitäten

Wer sich rarmacht, der wird auch mit wenigen Auftritten bejubelt: immerhin 13 Konzerte gibt Kirill Petrenko, der designierte Chefdirigent der Berliner Philharmoniker, in der führerlosen nächsten Saison des Orchesters.

SWR2

Kölner ACHT BRÜCKEN-Festival sucht schreibende Musikliebhaber – Kritiker per Anmeldung

Warum nicht mal einen Konzertsaal mit selbstberufenen Musikkritikern füllen? Ob PR-Gag oder Saalfüllungsidee: In Köln dürfen alle in ein Konzert, wenn sie eine Musikkritik verfassen.

nmz

Kunst statt Kommerz: Neue Kriterien für Musikpreis gefordert

Wie geht es weiter nach dem Echo-Aus? Verbände und Politiker fordern einen neuen Musikpreis, der künstlerische statt kommerzielle Leistungen auszeichnet – ähnlich anderen Kulturpreisen in Deutschland.

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Françoise Nyssen veut créer un Centre national de la musique pour 2019

La ministre de la Culture Françoise Nyssen a annoncé mercredi 25 avril 2018, lors de son passage au Printemps de Bourges, la création d’un Centre national de la musique pour soutenir la création française. Un projet qui pourrait voir le jour début 2019.

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Kirill Petrenko

(Written on April 27, 2018 )

In today’s news: 19-year-old cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason has been invited to perform at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, National Opera Studio commissions twelve arias for young artists, IFPI Global Music Report reveals streaming is largest revenue source, interactive baroque opera for smartphone users, Staatsoper Hamburg declines pregnant singer and conductor of Staatstheater Cottbus Christ reflects on dissolution of his contract.

Rhinegold

Cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason to perform at Royal Wedding

19-year-old cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason, who won BBC Young Musician in 2016, has been invited to perform at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle next month.

National Opera Studio commissions twelve arias for young artists

To celebrate its 40th anniversary, the National Opera Studio has commissioned twelve composers and twelve librettists to collaborate with its young artists in the creation of twelve contemporary audition arias.

Independant

Bob Dorough dead: Schoolhouse Rock composer who wrote ‘Conjunction Junction’ and ‘3 is a Magic Number’ dies aged 94

Bob Dorough, the musician known for writing and performing many of the beloved songs on Schoolhouse Rock, has died aged 94.

The Times

BBC Proms star Sierra Boggess quits over West Side Story ‘whitewash’

For its Proms production of West Side Story, the BBC will perhaps be thinking it should have looked further south.

Music Week

IFPI Global Music Report reveals streaming is largest revenue source

Surging streaming revenues have consolidated the return to growth around the world in the recorded music market, according to the IFPI’s Global Music Report 2018.

Frankfurter Allgemeine

Smartphone-Oper in Wuppertal: App-Lenkung durch betreutes Tippen

Interaktive Barock-Oper für Smartphone-Nutzer: Francesca Caccinis „La liberazione di Ruggiero“ in Wuppertal hat das Potential die Jüngeren in die Oper zu locken.

Der Tagesspiegel

Arbeitsrecht: Staatsoper Hamburg sagt schwangerer Sängerin ab

Eigentlich sollte Sopranistin Julie Fuchs im Mai auftreten. Doch die Staatsoper Hamburg sagt ihr ab, weil sie im vierten Monat schwanger ist. Die Künstlerin ist enttäuscht.

nmz

Ruhrtriennale beginnt dreijährige «Zwischenzeit»

Die Veränderung von Lebensumständen etwa durch Krieg und Flucht ist zentrales Thema der neuen Ruhrtriennale von 2018 bis 2020.

klassik.com

Staatstheater Cottbus: Auflösung des GMD-Vertrages?

Dirigent Christ lehnt Angebot für Auszeit ab und denkt über Auflösung seines Vertrages nach. Im Konflikt zwischen dem Orchester des Staatstheater Cottbus und seinem Generalmusikdirektor Evan Christ hat die Theaterleitung in einer Pressemeldung öffentlich Stellung bezogen.

El País

Sónar vuelve a buscar vida alienígena a través de la música

El festival enviará canciones a un planeta potencialmente habitable

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Interaktive Barock-Oper für Smartphone-Nutzer (c) Jens Grossmann

(Written on April 25, 2018 )

In today’s news: ‘From Classical to Rock’ concert supports music education featuring high-profile artists, Royal Opera announces world premiere, “classical music needs Kendrick Lamar more than it needs the Pulitzer”, Deutsche Symphonie-Orchester announced program for season 2018/19 and International trade fair and festival, Jazzahead started in Bremen.

Opera Now

The Royal Opera announces world premiere by composer-in-residence

The opera, entitled Mamzer Bastard and written by Na’ama Zisser, is a co-commission with the Guildhall School in association with Hackney Empire.

Music Theatre Wales appoints new chair

Christine Bradwell has been appointed chair of contemporary opera company Music Theatre Wales. She will be taking over from Geraint Davies CBE, who is stepping down after 11 years.

Choir and Organ 

Sonoro announces choral conducting masterclass

The masterclass led by co-artistic director Neil Ferris, will take place in July at St Gabriel’s Halls, Pimlico, is aimed at advanced conductors who wish to gain further technical expertise and knowledge.

Broadway World

‘From Classical to Rock’ concert to benefit music education for Orange County communities

The event brought together OCMD music students together with platinum selling rock stars and acclaimed classical musicians, performing together under one roof.

NME

Sharon Van Etten to play special orchestral show at BBC Proms

Musicians and ‘The OA’ star to team up with Heritage Orchestra at Royal Albert Hall.

Slate

Classical Music Needs Kendrick Lamar More Than It Needs the Pulitzer

Composers shouldn’t fear hip-hop. They should embrace it.

Der Tagesspiegel

DSO Berlin Saison 2018/19 Robin Ticciati liebt es vielseitig

Das Deutsche Symphonie-Orchester und sein Chefdirigent Robin Ticciati enthüllen, was sie in der Saison 2018/19 vorhaben

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Das Theater Augsburg wird zum Staatstheater befördert

Das Theater Augsburg wurde durch Ministerpräsident Markus Söder zum Bayerischen Staatstheater ernannt – obgleich das Haus gerade am Beginn einer mindestens fünfjährigen Sanierungsphase steht

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Internationale Musikmesse «jazzahead!» blickt auch auf den Nachwuchs

Bremen – Die internationale Musikmesse «jazzahead!» ist am Donnerstag in Bremen eröffnet worden. Bis 22. April treffen sich Agenturen, Labels, Künstler, Produzenten und Veranstalter, um sich zu informieren und auszutauschen.

Musik Heute

Hamburger Opernstiftung zeichnet Nachwuchskünstler aus

Die Mezzosopranistin Nadezhda Karyazina, die Tänzerin Madoka Sugai und der Posaunist Felix Eckert erhalten die diesjährigen Nachwuchspreise der Hamburger Opernstiftung

Le Monde

Stéphane Roth, nouveau directeur général de Musica

L’actuel directeur éditorial de la Philharmonie de Paris succède à Jean-Dominique Marco. Très attendue dans le milieu de la musique contemporaine, la désignation du successeur de Jean-Dominique Marco à la tête du festival Musica de Strasbourg a été rendue publique.

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Sharon Van Etten to perform at BBC Proms © NME

(Written on April 20, 2018 )

In today’s news: BBC Proms 2018 season to celebrate music from 1918, singers from Royal Opera House travel to Dorset, NY Orchestras granted $1.8 million to battle lagging US orchestra diversity, Warner Classics signs deal with IDAGIO, Bundestag Committee of Culture and the Media discussed reactions to the Echo Awards and the Minister of State for Culture and Media, Monika Grütters’ plans for the next four years.

Classical Music

BBC announces 2018 Proms season

The season will pay tribute to a range of events that occurred 100 years ago, including the anniversary of women’s Suffrage and the end of World War I.

Hellensmusic Festival returns for ‘most ambitious year yet’

The Herefordshire festival will take place 16-20 May in and around Hellens, one of England’s oldest manor houses, with events spreading to St Bartholomew’s Church and The Walwyn Arms in Much Marcle.

Opera Now

Singers from the Royal Opera House will perform ‘Covent Garden comes to Dorset’

The Dorset Opera Festival will host ‘Covent Garden comes to Dorset,’ a new concert at Milton Abbey Heritage Church.

BBC News

Disability-led ensemble to play BBC Proms

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra’s Resound ensemble will become the first disability-led group to play the BBC Proms this summer.

Broadway World

Greenwich Village Church Converted For Classical Music Concert Series

George Capsis hosts classical music concert series for over 300 hundred of his closest friends and neighbour, including Sara Jessica Parker, to raise money to save the 130 year old Catholic Archdiocese of New York.

The Washington Post

Groups partner to increase lagging US orchestra diversity

In attempts to increase diversity in American orchestras, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation is granting $1.8 million over the course of four years to three organisations joining together for a new initiative.

Billboard

Warner Classics Signs Deal With IDAGIO Classical Streaming Service

The new partnership encompasses the entire Warner Classics and Erato catalog, as well as playlists curated by the labels and their artists.

nmz

Bundestagsausschuss für Kultur und Medien: Reaktionen auf Echo-Verleihung

Jetzt haben sind Wellen um die ECHO-Preisverleihung bis in den Ausschuss für Kultur und Medien des Deutschen Bundestags übergeschwappt. Dies wurde ebenso thematisert wie die Vorhaben der Kulturstaatsministerin Monika Grütters für die nächsten vier Jahre.

SWR

Regisseur Serebrennikow weiter unter Hausarrest

Ein Gericht in Moskau hat den Hausarrest des regierungskritischen Regisseurs Kirill Serebrennikow bis zum 19. Juli verlängert. Das berichtet die russische Nachrichtenagentur RIA.

BR Klassik

Erfolg für Clara Shen beim Menuhin-Wettbewerb – 12-jährige Münchner Geigerin im Finale

Die erst zwölfjährige Geigerin Clara Shen aus München hat es ins Finale des renommierten Menuhin-Geigenwettbewerbs geschafft. Beim Finale am Freitag tritt sie in der Genfer Victoria Hall gegen fünf weitere Talente an, wie die Veranstalter am Dienstag mitteilten.

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Weimarer Musikhochschule freut sich über wertvolle Gesangbuch-Sammlung

Das Thüringische Landesmusikarchiv der Weimarer Musikhochschule erhält eine wertvolle, bis in die Mitte des 16. Jahrhunderts zurückreichende Gesangbuch-Sammlung.

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BBC Proms Launch-Classical Music Magazine © Sanjeet Riat

 

 

 

(Written on April 19, 2018 )

In today’s news: British Museum launches first music festival, Wigmore Hall International Strings Competition winners announced, disruption at the Royal Opera House as outsourced security teams threaten strike action. German collection society GEMA increased its revenues by 5% last year to hit €1.074bn, Jennifer Higdon has been awarded the $100,000 Michael Ludwig Nemmers Prize and Germany’s Echo prize to reconsider award process.

Classical-Music.com

The British Museum launches its first music festival

A two-week festival at the British Museum hopes to combine classical and contemporary music with its global historical exhibitions.

Music of the Holocaust available to watch after 20 years in archive

Acclaimed documentary The Music of Terezín has been recovered to view by the public on the Music and the Holocaust website.

Thoroughly Good

Wigmore Hall competition winner announced after weekend-long finals

International String Quartet Competition attracts string quartets of the highest calibre, with members aged under 35, who are keen to pursue performing careers at the highest level.

The Stage

Unrest at ROH as security staff threaten strike action

Security at the London venue is outsourced to a company called Corps Security, which determines pay for its personnel. The allegations of bullying also relate to Corps Security, not the Royal Opera House management

ATG expands into German venue operation with acquisition of five theatres

Ambassador Theatre Group will acquire five new venues in Germany as it announces a takeover of theatre operator Mehr! Entertainment.

Music Business Worldwide

GEMA revenue up 5% in 2017 to reach €1.07bn

German collection society GEMA increased its revenues by 5% last year to hit €1.074bn. That’s up 5%, or nearly €50 million from 2016 thanks in part to a rise in income from the public performance of music, radio and TV, as well as a payment for the so called ‘iPhone tax’.

philly.com

Philly Grammy-winner Jennifer Higdon now wins $100,000 Nemmers Prize, too

Jennifer Higdon has been awarded the $100,000 Michael Ludwig Nemmers Prize in Music Composition for 2018, given to contemporary classical composers of exceptional achievement […].

Frankfurter Allgemeine

Barockes Opernhaus in Bayreuth : Hier könnte etwas Zukunftsweisendes entstehen

In Bayreuth ist das Opernhaus der Markgräfin Wilhelmine aus dem Jahr 1748 wiedereröffnet worden. Warum ist bislang nur eine Gelegenheitsbespielung geplant? Wie Leben in den Weltkulturerbe-Bau kommen könnte.

nmz

Nach heftiger Kritik: Echo-Veranstalter wollen Preis überarbeiten

Wegen des Proteststurms nach der Echo-Verleihung an die Rapper Kollegah und Farid Bang will der Veranstalter das Konzept erneuern.

Musik Heute

Thüringer Bachwochen ziehen positive Bilanz

Rund 18.000 Besucher sind zu den Thüringer Bachwochen gekommen. Die 53 Veranstaltungen seien zu 80 Prozent ausgelastet gewesen, teilten die Organisatoren am Sonntag mit.

Le Monde

Jean-Claude Malgoire, hautboïste et chef d’orchestre, est mort

Pionnier de la musique ancienne et représentant du courant des « Baroqueux », il s’est éteint à l’âge de 77 ans.

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Composer Jennifer Higdon (c) Karli Cadel

 

(Written on April 16, 2018 )