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In today’s news, The Strad announces Austin Huntington as the new principal cellist at the Indianapolis Symphony, and Classic FM reports on a huge retro NES console that turns into a piano. Also, composer Giya Kancheli turns 80 and France Musique lists the craziest opera productions.

The Times

Richard Morrison: Radio 3’s defenders want to turn the clock back. They’re wrong

Is Radio 3 endangered? That’s the impression given by a letter to The Times on Saturday from 17 mostly eminent British composers.

The Telegraph

Can classical music ever be funny?

Classical music is not normally the place we turn to when we’re in need of a laugh.

Classical Music Magazine

Lottery revenues boost ACE income

Lottery revenues more than compensated for a drop in Arts Council England’s grant-in-aid last year, with record ticket sales and a one-off lump sum meaning that total income rose by almost 6%.

The Strad

Indianapolis Symphony appoints 21-year-old Austin Huntington as principal cellist

The former child prodigy begins playing full-time with the orchestra in January 2016

Classic FM

Someone made a piano in the shape of a classic Nintendo console and played Mario music on it

Is there a better way to use technology than turning a piano into a huge retro NES console and then playing a medley of Koji Kondo superhits on it?

BR Klassik

Giya Kancheli zum 80. Geburtstag: Die Stimme Georgiens

Wie der Este Arvo Pärt oder die Russin Sofia Gubaidulina zählt Giya Kancheli zu einer Reihe von Komponisten aus dem Osten, die nach der Wende von 1989 im Westen bekannt wurden und Kultstatus erlangten.

Klavier.de

Juan Pérez Floristán gewinnt Santander-Klavierwettbewerb

Der spanische Pianist Juan Pérez Floristán hat den Internationalen Paloma O’Shea Santander Klavierwettbewerb gewonnen.

Kulturport.de

Größtes Open Air der Festspiele MV erneut komplett ausverkauft

18.000 Besucherströmten am Freitag und Samstag, den 7. und 8. August zum 21. „Kleinen Fest im großen Park“ in den Schlosspark von Ludwigslust.

Il Tirreno

Crollo sul palco del Pucciniano: ferito il tenore livornese Marco Voleri

Torre del Lago: incidente durante la rappresentazione di Turandot al Festival Pucciniano. Il cantante si è rotto una vertebra. Trasferito in ospedale a Livorno dovrà essere operato

France Musique

Quand les opéras s’inspirent des sujets les plus improbables

Avec la sortie d’un opéra sur la vie de Steve Jobs, il est grand temps de se (re)plonger sur les productions contemporaines les plus originales : florilège des opéras les plus improbables.

Twitter

klassik.com : Marco erleidet Wirbelbruch auf der Bühne

Sydney Opera House: New Satirists w/ at 2015 →

ClassicaliteStarz Rips the Band-Aid Off Ballet with ‘Flesh and Bone’ + More! –

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Photo credit: Robbie Jack

(Written on August 10, 2015 )