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In Today’s Classical News, Mozart comes to Shoreditch and Orchestra dell’Arte launches musical exchange. Lidiya Yankovskaya is named Music Director of the Chicago Opera Theater, and The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington react to homophobic protests.

The Guardian

Eine kleine slam poetry: Mozart comes to Shoreditch

MC Mozart’s Classical Smackdown brings young audiences to classical music in a way never seen before

Classic FM

Watch Shostakovich playing his own Symphony No. 7

In this video from 1941, the legendary Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich talks about one of his most famous works, Symphony No. 7 (Leningrad), and plays a section on piano.

Classical Music Magazine

Orchestra dell’Arte launches musical exchange

The Orchestra dell’Arte has launched a musical exchange scheme in order to highlight the cultural offerings of its home city of Liverpool, which recently became a Unesco Creative City of Music.

The Times

Concert review: La Voix Humaine; CBSO/ Grazinyte-Tyla at Snape Maltings

In two contrasting one-woman shows, it was Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla’s borderline excessive callisthenics that brought stunningly punchy results.

Tagesspiegel

Hengelbrock verlässt das NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester

Nacht acht Jahren: Der Chefdirigent des NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchesters, Thomas Hengelbrock, wird seinen Vertrag über die Saison 2018/19 hinaus nicht verlängern.

Concerti

Ab aufs Sofa

Anlässlich des 275-jährigen Bestehens will das Gewandhausorchester Leipzig vier Privatkonzerte geben.

Klassik.com

Catriona Morison gewinnt BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition 2017

Die Mezzosopranistin Catriona Morison hat bei der BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition zweimal den ersten Platz belegt.

Pizzicato

Lidiya Yankovskaya Named Music Director of the Chicago Opera Theater

Chicago Opera Theater has named Lidiya Yankovskaya music director. Her appointment is effective immediately, yet she will start regular conducting duties only in the 2018-19 season.

Classic FM

This choir confronted anti-Pride protesters in the best possible way – with a live performance

The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington were on their way back to the hotel after performing at the Pride Festival in Knoxville Tennessee this weekend when they spotted protestors holding homophobic signs. They decided to stand up to them using the power of music.

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Music History in 1922 Death of Italian Vittorio .
 
Image: MC Mozart

(Written on June 20, 2017 )

 

In today’s Classical News, the London Festival of Baroque Music is to lose its artistic director and festival manager, and an ABO report finds orchestras are playing more, but losing income on all fronts.  Classic FM announces celebrations for its 25th birthday, and musical La La Land leads Oscar nominations with 14.  The President of the New York Philharmonic is to step down, leaving uncertainty regarding renovation projects, and composer Veljo Tormis has died, aged 86.  All over the world today, people celebrate Robert Burns, Scotland’s Bard.

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LFBM to lose artistic director and festival manager

Lindsay Kemp and Lucy Bending are to step down as artistic director and festival manager of the London Festival of Baroque Music (LFBM) at the end of the 2017 event.

Orchestras perform more but earn less, report finds

A new report has found that Britain’s orchestras are reaching more people through concerts and youth engagement, but are losing income on all fronts.

Classic FM

Classic FM celebrate 25th birthday

Classic FM will celebrate its 25th birthday year with a composition competition, the world’s first ever dedicated video game music show and the relaunch of ClassicFM.com. And much, much more…

La La Land leads the way in Oscar nominations, including best soundtrack

La La Land has equalled the all-time record for Oscar nominations, with nods in 14 categories in the 2017 Academy Awards, including Best Original Soundtrack.

BBC Music Magazine

Five of the best… settings of Robert Burns poems

Born in Ayrshire on 25 January 1759, Robert Burns (or ‘Rabbie Burns’ to many) enjoys an iconic status as Scotland’s national poet. Best known to most people as the writer of Auld Lang Syne – surely the most regularly misquoted poem in history (there should be no ‘the sake of’ in there) – his work can be cuttingly satirical, lyrical and romantic or just really rather charming.

Der Tagesspiegel

Nachfolger von Barbara Kasseler 

Ulrich Khuon wird Präsident des Deutschen Bühnenvereins

klassik.com

Estnischer Komponist wurde 86 Jahre alt

Komponist Veljo Tormis gestorben

Fono Forum

Ehrung für zu Guttenberg

Enoch zu Guttenberg und die Chorgemeinschaft Neubeuern werden mit dem Rheingau Musik Preis 2017 ausgezeichnet. Das Preisgeld (10.000 Euro) wird vom Hessischen Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst zur Verfügung gestellt.

El País

De YouTube a la Filarmónica de Berlín

A Arturo Cardelús le encargó obra un solista de la orquesta tras ver su vídeo en la Red

The New York Times

New York Philharmonic President to Step Down

A much-anticipated, long-delayed cultural megaproject — the gut renovation of David Geffen Hall, the New York Philharmonic’s home at Lincoln Center — is facing new uncertainty. 

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Music History @today_classical  in 1909 FP of Richard ‘ opera Elektra at the Hofoper in Dresden.

Classical Music News  @ClassicalMusic The Gesualdo Six launches crowdfunding project for first recording

Philharmonic Society @RoyalPhilSoc HAPPY BIRTHDAY to US! – a sprightly 204 today! 1813

Photograph: La La Land

(Written on January 25, 2017 )

Classical News

In today’s classical news, Royal College of Music partners with Shanghai Conservatory of Music to establish a joint institute, offering collaborative projects between the two institutions. Sound and Music partners with Sage Gateshead and NMC Recordings to launch ‘Next Wave’, a programme designed to promote and support composers in higher education. Sir Simon Rattle talks about a new home for London Symphony Orchestra, as the current venue Barbican restricts the orchestra’s repertoire. Also, violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter was presented with The 23rd annual World Economic Forum’s Crystal Awards for her leadership in providing opportunities for young people to develop careers as musicians.

Music Teacher Magazine

RCM announces collaboration with Shanghai Conservatory

The Royal College of Music (RCM) and the Shanghai Conservatory of Music (SHCM) are to establish a new Joint Institute in China.

Classical Music Magazine

Sound and Music launches Next Wave programme

Sound and Music has joined forces with Sage Gateshead and NMC Recordings for Next Wave, a programme designed to promote and support composers in higher education.

Producer faces pay accusations

World on Stage producer Stephen Leatherland has been accused of failing to pay singers and production staff involved in the 2016 tour of A Night in Venice, according to The Stage.

Evening Standard

Sir Simon Rattle says plans for a new venue for the London Symphony Orchestra are coming together

Sir Simon Rattle says the London Symphony Orchestra’s home in the Barbican restricts its repertoire and that the case for a new concert hall was “slowly and surely” coming together.

Opera Now Magazine

Applications open for Glyndebourne Academy

Applications are invited for the Glyndebourne Academy, which will run for the third time in 2017.

Music Business Worldwide

PRS and PPL Launch Joint Licence For Non-profit Radio Stations in the UK

UK music licensing organisations, PPL and PRS for Music, have introduced a new joint licence, which came into effect on 1 January 2017, for Ofcom-licensed community radio stations broadcasting on AM or FM.

Pizzicato

Geneva Finally Able To Build Its Cité De La Musique

The UN have now approved the resolution granting a land right in favour of the new Cité de la Musique in Geneva.

The Herald

Passing the baton

SCO conductor Robin Ticciati on the power of music, the beauty of silence and preparing to say goodbye to Scotland.

The New York Times

The Weeknd’s ‘Starboy’ and the ‘La La Land’ Soundtrack Top the Chart

This week on the Billboard album chart, the Weeknd holds at No. 1, while the “La La Land” soundtrack shoots to No. 2 after the film won seven Golden Globe Awards.

nmz

Donald sucht den Superstar: Künstler boykottieren Trumps Vereidigung

Hollywood attackiert ihn, Musiker distanzieren sich: Die Suche nach Stars zur Vereidigung wird für Donald Trump zur Blamage.

klassik.com

Anne-Sophie Mutter mit Crystal Award ausgezeichnet

Die Auszeichnung honoriert insbesondere Mutters Engagement im Bereich der musikalischen Bildung bzw. Erziehung und der Förderung junger Musiktalente im Rahmen der Anne-Sophie Mutter Stiftung.

klassik heute

Benefizkonzert für Syrien mit Musikern und Musikerinnen aus Syrien und Europa

Kommenden Freitag findet in der Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtniskirche in Berlin ein Benefizkonzert für Syrien mit dem Titel „Berlin steht auf!“ statt. Es treten junge, internationale Musiker_innen des Berliner Orchesterprojekts „STEGREIF.orchester“ mit syrischen, geflüchteten Musikern und Musikerinnen gemeinsam auf.

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Classic FM @ClassicFM ‘We can do wonderful work in the Barbican, but about 20 per cent of the repertoire won’t work there’ – Simon Rattle

BBC Music Magazine @MusicMagazine Gustav Mahler… an unlikely optimist?

klassik.com @klassikcom Mutmaßliches Portrait von Frederic  entdeckt 

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Photo: RCM/ SHCM

(Written on January 17, 2017 )

Classical News

In our classical news today, Syrian Expat Philharmonic Orchestra unites musicians who fled to Europe escaping war, the National Centre of Early Music launches Young Composers Award 2017, and Boston Lyric Opera uses “tweet seats”. Also, Pittsburgh Symphony continue their longest ever strike, and Herbert Blomstedt is awarded the Brahms Prize 2017.

CNN News

Syrian Expat Philharmonic Orchestra unites musicians who fled war to Europe

Jazbeh is the founder of the Syrian Expat Philharmonic Orchestra – a musical ensemble composed entirely of Syrians, many of whom are refugees who have fled the country’s bloody war.

Early Music Today Magazine

NCEM launches Young Composers Award 2017

The National Centre of Early Music (NCEM) has opened the call for entries for its Young Composers Award 2017, inviting composers under 25 to write a new piece for the Tallis Scholars.

CMUSE

What do you think of audience members tweeting during the opera?

Many orchestras and opera companies continue to ban the use of phones, while others are reconsidering their stance in a bid to tap into new technological opportunities. The Boston Lyric Opera recently began using “tweet seats,” a section of the concert hall where audience members are actively encouraged to tweet throughout the performance.

Pittsburgh Symphony musicians continue their longest strike in history

The current strike by 101 Pittsburgh Symphony musicians, launched at the end of September in opposition to demands by management for concessions, is now the longest in the orchestra’s history.

The Violin Channel

New York Philharmonic Awards $200,000 New Music Prize

Dutch composer Louis Andriessen has been announced as the winner of the 2016 New York Philharmonic Marie-Josée Kravis New Music Prize.

Philadelphia Chamber Orchestra Announce New 24 Year Old Concertmaster

The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia has announced the appointment of American violinist Stephen Tavani as their new Concertmaster.

South China Morning Post

Hong Kong-born cellist brings cultural diversity to classical music festival

Trey Lee Chui-yee launches fourth edition of Musicus Festival, with an array of local, international artists, and which comes with a Finnish twist this year. Lee, who moved to the United States at the age of eight, and toured all around the world as an adult, says that he increasingly feels as though his cultural identity was becoming blurred.

Kulturradio Rbb

Brahmspreis 2017 für Herbert Blomstedt

Der schwedische Dirigent Herbert Blomstedt erhält den mit 10.000 Euro dotierten Preis der Brahms-Gesellschaft Schleswig-Holstein. Der 89-Jährige beeindrucke seit mehr als sechs Jahrzehnten mit herausragenden Leistungen das Konzertpublikum.

Klassik.com

Kölner Oberbürgermeisterin schlägt Musical-Aufführungen in der Oper vor

Durch Aufführungen von Werken populärer Genres, etwa Musicals, könnte das Verständnis der Bevölkerung für die hohen Kosten der Opernsanierung ihrer Einschätzung nach erhöht werden.

Codex Flores

Erste Bilanz der Klassik-Streaming-Plattform Idagio

Mit den Wiener Philharmonikern bei den Salzburger Festspielen aus der Taufe gehoben, hat der Klassik-Streamingdienst Idagio nach einem Jahr 25’000 registrierte Nutzer in 72 Ländern. Der Idagio-Katalog umfasst zur Zeit rund 15’000 Aufnahmen, wöchentlich kommen rund 500 hinzu.

Miloš Karadaglić muss ein Jahr pausieren

Anstelle von Karadaglić spielt Sebastian Knauer mit dem Zürcher Kammerorchester am 22.November in der Tonhalle Zürich. Mit ihrer CD «ÜberBach» erreichten das Zürcher Kammerorchester, Pianist Sebastian Knauer und Multi-Perkussionist Pascal Schumacher im Oktober Platz 12 der Deutschen Klassik Charts, am Dienstag spielen die Musiker die modernen Kompositionen live.

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klassik.com @klassikcom Louis gewinnt Komponistenpreis des New York Philharmonic Orchestra

CMUSE.org @cmuseorg  Reviewers react to this bad t-shirt, gets notes wrong

neue musikzeitung @musikzeitung in 1695 Death of English Henry

Credit: Syrian Expat Philharmonic Orchestra (SEPO).

Credit: Syrian Expat Philharmonic Orchestra (SEPO).

(Written on November 21, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s classical news, Classical:NEXT accepts proposals for its next global gathering, Sally Beamish speaks about how the theft of her viola turned her into a composer, and 300-year-old violin taken from London train is recovered safely. Also, Gramophone becomes Apple Music curator, and world-renowned theremin virtuosa Carolina Eyck & ACME releases new album.

International Arts Manager

Classical:NEXT on the look out for ‘wow’ moments

Classical:NEXT has put out a call for proposals for its next global gathering. All suggestions for ‘artists, project pitches and conference sessions’ can now be submitted for free through the Classical:NEXT website.

The Guardian

Sally Beamish: how the theft of my viola turned me into a composer

Losing one voice helped Sally Beamish find another. Two decades later she has come full circle. She tells how her daughter, her mentor Peter Maxwell Davies – and a blackbird – have inspired her new work, and her own return to playing.

The Strad

300-year-old violin taken from London train is recovered safely

The Maggini instrument, beloning to Baroque musician Jane Gordon, was taken from the overhead luggage rack of the train from London Waterloo.

Gramophone

Gramophone becomes Apple Music curator

Having championed the latest listening technology for nearly a century, Gramophone’s new relationship with Apple Music – a music streaming service which now boasts over 15 million subscribers – is a natural next step.

The New York Times

Beyoncé Shares V.M.A. Red Carpet With Mothers of Black Lives Matter

At the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday, Beyoncé made one of the few coherent political statements of the night when she invited the mothers of four black men killed in racially charged episodes to join her on the red carpet.

Broadwayworld

Carolina Eyck and ACME to Release FANTASIAS FOR THEREMIN AND STRING QUARTET Recording

World-renowned theremin virtuosa Carolina Eyck and American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME) will release Fantasias for Theremin and String Quartet on October 14, 2016 via Butterscotch Records.

The Boston Musical Intelligencer

Restoring a Classic Broadway Score

Performing classic Broadway musicals with a full orchestra returns them to their original symphonic splendor. Because of the decreasing size of pits and budgets, many first-rate theater companies now use scaled-down instrumental forces when producing musicals.

nmz

Theater Cottbus: Besucherzuwachs trotz weniger Veranstaltungen

Ob Musical, Meisterchoreografie oder Konzert: Das Staatstheater Cottbus kann sich über eine große Publikumsgunst freuen. In der vergangenen Spielzeit kamen 135 510 Besucher.

Der Tagesspiegel

Alles hört auf ihr Kommando

Das Klassikfestival in Luzern rückt eine aufstrebende Berufsgruppe in den Mittelpunkt: Dirigentinnen.

klassik.com

Freistaat Sachsen beugt sich Urteil im Fall Semperoper / Dorny

Der Freistaat Sachsen verzichtet in der juristischen Auseinandersetzung mit dem vor seinem Amtsantritt fristlos entlassenen Semperoper-Intendanten Serge Dorny auf die Anrufung der nächsten Instanz.

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BBC Radio 3 @BBCRadio3 “We shall not cease from exploration…” A pilgrimage into poetry + music:

nmz @musikzeitung Anna Netrebko in : Klangkunst, Kleider, Küsse: Hamburg – Mit brausendem Beifall und…

klassik.com @klassikcom Rheingau mit positiver Bilanz

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Primadonna risoluta. Barbara Hannigan conducts the Mahler Chamber Orchestra. Credit: Peter Fischli/Lucerne Festival

(Written on August 29, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news, Classical Music Magazine reports that Borletti-Buitoni Trust awards winners 2016 have been announced, Michael Foyle wins 2016 Netherlands Violin Competition & Black Violin breaking stereotypes about classical music. Also, Flipside Opera gives a new twist on classical music genre

Classical Music Magazine

Borletti-Buitoni Trust award winners 2016 announced

The winners of the Borletti-Buitoni Trust (BBT) awards and fellowships have been announced

The Strad

Michael Foyle wins 2016 Netherlands Violin Competition

The 24-year-old violinist receives €12,000 and performing opportunities

The News Tribune

Black Violin returns to Tacoma, breaking stereotypes about classical music and race one note at a time

Classical music has a long way to go towards racial diversity — but you wouldn’t know it watching a Black Violin concert

CBC News

Flipside Opera gives a new twist on classical music genre

Winnipeg singers hope to flip your perspective and pull curtain up on the world of opera

NMZ

Thüringer Kompositionspreis für Südkoreaner Eunsung Kim

Den Thüringer Kompositionspreis 2015 erhält der in Weimar lebende Südkoreaner Eunsung Kim

Klassik Akzente

Zum 90. Geburtstag von György Kurtág

Er ist einer der größten Komponisten der Gegenwart. Jetzt feiert György Kurtág, den eine fruchtbare und lange Zusammenarbeit mit ECM verbindet, seinen 90. Geburtstag

Crescendo

Georges Aperghis erhält den höchstdotierten Preis im Bereich der zeitgenössischen Musik

Der griechische Komponist Georges Aperghis ist mit dem BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award ausgezeichnet worden

Codex Flores

Zukunft des Danish National Chamber Orchestra gesichert

Das in seiner Existenz gefährdete Nationale Dänische Kammerorchester lebt dank Zuwendungen dreier dänischer Stiftungen – zumindest projektbezogen – weiter

Classicalite

Ennio Morricone to Get Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Legendary film composer, Ennio Morricone, who is still going strong in his 8th decade of work, has seen it all and done it all in the world of cinema

Twitter

The Musical Brain @themusicalbrain“Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere.” — Carl Sagan

Classical Opera@classicalopera The re-discovered composition by Mozart and Salieri has been performed: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-35589422

Music History@today_classical #Today in 1947 FP of Gian Carlo #Menotti’s opera The Telephone #MusicHistory #classicalmusic

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(Written on February 18, 2016 )

In today’s news, BBC Young Musician category finalists are announced and Ed Vaizey tells orchestras to speed up recruitment of ethnic minorities. Artistic director of Berliner Festspiele Thomas Oberender makes future plans having extended his contract, Thüringen Philharmonie Gotha and Landeskapelle Eisenach have plans to merge and St John’s Cambridge launches its own label with Signum Classics.

Classical Music Magazine

BBC Young Musician category finalists announced

The 25 BBC Young Musician category finalists have been announced

Classical Music FM

Ed Vaizey tells orchestras to speed up recruitment of ethnic minorities

‘None of us is doing enough for diversity,’ culture minister tells orchestra bosses at ABO Conference in latest call for inclusiveness in the arts

Classical Music Magazine

BBC announces Shakespeare festival 2016

A Radio 3 residency in Stratford-upon-Avon and a series of Shakespeare-themed concerts from BBC performing groups are just a couple of the events planned for the BBC Shakespeare festival

Gramophone

St John’s Cambridge launches new label

The label – produced with Signum Classics – will begin with a disc of music by Jonathan Harvey

Der Tagesspiegel

“Wir brauchen die großen Formate“

Der alte Intendant der Berliner Festspiele ist auch der neue: Thomas Oberenders Vertrag wird bis 2021 verlängert. Wir sprachen mit ihm über die Zukunft seines Hauses

Berliner Zeitung

Ein Weltensemble, das Berlins Musikherz den Takt angibt

Bei Facebook haben Sie mehr Fans als jedes andere Klassikorchester: Die Berliner Philharmoniker sind ein Weltensemble und heute mehr Avantgarde denn je

Der Spiegel

Oratorium mit Heldentenor: Berauschende Visionen von Herrn Schmidt

“One Hit Wonders”, die gibt es auch in der sogenannten E-Musik. Eine klassische Eintagsfliege: Franz Schmidts Intermezzo aus seiner Glöckneroper “Notre Dame”

NMZ

Stage Entertainment schließt Musicalschule in Hamburg

Der Unterhaltungskonzern Stage Entertainment schließt seine Musicalschule in der Hamburger Speicherstadt. Im Juli werde die 2003 gegründete Joop van den Ende Academy aufgrund von Sparmaßnahmen geschlossen

Das Orchester

Pläne zur Fusion von Thüringen Philharmonie Gotha und Landeskapelle Eisenach

60 bis 64: So viele Musiker könnte langfristig das Orchester haben, das nach den Plänen der Thüringer Landesregierung bei einer Fusion der Thüringen Philharmonie Gotha mit der Landeskapelle Eisenach entstehen soll

France Musique

Pas de Concours Long Thibaud en 2016

La fondation Long-Thibaud-Crespin a annoncé le report de l’édition 2016 du concours de chant lyrique à 2017. Une pause d’un an pour penser la refonte du concours

WQXR

New Cellist For Indie-Classical Ensemble Brooklyn Rider

The torch — or at least the cello bow — is being passed to Michael Nicolas at indie-classical ensemble Brooklyn Rider, as founding member Eric Jacobsen decamps to pursue his conducting career

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klassik.com @klassikcom #Haydn-Geburtshaus soll modernisiert werden #Komponist #Musikwissenschaft #Klassik http://klassik.com/?6DyGK 

Sinfini Music @SinfiniMusic Eine kleine music, enjoy this Best of Mozart playlist on or

Hundert11 @hundert11blog Ein Höhepunkt bei 2016: Schlagzeuger und

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(Written on January 25, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news, Xian Zhang makes conducting history as the first woman to have titled role at a BBC orchestra, BBC Radio 3 will bring back a slot aimed at youth audience, and an innovative assemblage of performing arts groups went online on Tuesday morning at the Google Cultural Institute

Sinfini

The BBC National Orchestra of Wales (BBCNOW) has announced the appointment of its first female Principle Guest Conductor

Xian Zhang is the first woman ever to be awarded a titled role with a BBC orchestra, a position that will make her one of the most visible and influential women in the UK’s classical music industry

New York Times

Google Cultural Institute Puts Us All Onstage

An innovative assemblage of performing arts groups went online on Tuesday morning at the Google Cultural Institute, a free website that made its name in recent years by digitizing and displaying the collections of more than 800 art museums and historical archives

Telegraph

Radio 3 to bring back children’s show next year

Controller confirms return of slot aimed at youth audience, forty years after Pied Piper came to an end

Classical Source

Estonia Announces Ground-breaking Association With French Web-Based Music Learning Platform, Meludia – Baltic Nation To Offer Music Literacy To Its Entire Population From December

Estonia has signed a unique and ground-breaking partnership with the French web-based music learning platform for pre-solfege and ear training, Meludia

International Arts Manager

Manchester Camerata enhances board with three new appointments

UK-based ensemble Manchester Camerata continues its impressive growth strategy for 2015-16 with the appointment of three new board members to its team

Gramophone

Top 10 unfairly neglected operas

Operas that are lost or forgotten often suffer a protracted wait before re-emergence. David Patrick Stearns selects 10 notable examples

FAZ

Philharmoniker vergoogeln sich

Museen aus der ganzen Welt arbeiten bereits mit dem Suchmaschinenbetreiber aus dem Silicon Valley zusammen. Jetzt stellt Google ein „Performing Arts“-Programm mit rund sechzig Kooperationen vor. In Berlin

Klassik.com

Heiner Goebbels mit Franco Quadri Preis ausgezeichnet

Der deutsche Komponist und Theatermacher Heiner Goebbels ist mit dem Franco Quadri Preis der Ubu/Franco Quadri-Gesellschaft ausgezeichnet worden

Pizzicato 

Geschasster Dorny bekommt Recht vor Gericht

Das Land Sachsen hat dem designierten Intendanten der Semperoper Dresden, Serge Dorny, zu Unrecht gekündigt. Das beschloss die 1. Zivilkammer des Dresdner Landgerichts

El Mundo 

La música y la bilis negra

Instrumental, del pianista James Rhodes, es un muy valioso testimonio sobre los límites entre la genialidad y la enfermedad mental

Classicalite

Carnegie Hall 125th Anniversary: ‘Somewhere Project’ Explores ‘West Side Story’

For Carnegie Hall’s 125th Anniversary, the Weill Music Institute is paying homage to this giant among musicals with a venture called the Somewhere Project

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BBC Music MagazineOn the second day of advent…

Sinfini Music: Carol singing for (or fun) this year? Print out your free carol lyrics here!

BBC Radio 3Tom Service made this thrilling short video about Beethoven.

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A still from an immersive video of Benjamin Millepied’s dance piece “Clear, Loud, Bright, Forward.” Credit Google Cultural Institute/Palais Garnier/NY Times

(Written on December 2, 2015 )

We are very happy to introduce our newest client, violinist Yijia Zhang!

Yijia was born and raised in China and started playing the violin at the age of five years old and gave his first performance when he was just seven. He was selected as one of Asian Future Star Musicians and made his western debut with the Cazadero Festival Orchestra in San Francisco aged seventeen.

Despite only just having graduated from the Royal Academy of Music, Yijia has already performed in some of the world’s leading concert halls including the Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Sydney Opera House, and the National Centre for Performing Arts, Beijing. He is also the director of the Chinese charity concert series Under the Same Sky in Anhui Province, staging concerts in support of underprivileged youths.

We are looking forward to working with Yijia on the release of his exciting debut album, Tango Embrace in October 2015. The disk is a collection of classic tango pieces by renowned Argentinian tango composer Astor Piazzolla and features contributions from six other accomplished musicians including Carl Smith, one of the original founders of the musical STOMP. Post-production was completed by mastering engineer Ray Staff, best known for his work with Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones and Muse.

Don’f forget to keep checking our blog and Twitter for updates as well as Yijia’s website.

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(Written on August 25, 2015 )

Classical News

In today’s news, Covent Garden star Pamela Binns bows out tonight, The Times reveals that sporty and musical girls are less concerned by looks and Robert Lakatos wins 2015 Pablo Sarasate International Violin Competition.

The Telegraph

Dogs and Domingo: life in La bohème

Tonight one of Covent Garden’s best-loved productions bows out after 41 years. Pamela Binns, 84, has been in it from the start.

The Times

Musical and sporty girls fret less about their looks

Girls who play sport or a musical instrument are less likely to become anxious and depressed about their appearance, researchers suggest.

The Strad

Armida Quartet to pay tribute to Artemis Quartet violist Friedemann Weigle

The Armida will give a special performance in honour of their late mentor at the Rheingau Musik Festival

Robert Lakatos wins 2015 Pablo Sarasate International Violin Competition

The Serbian violinist receives a cash award of €20,000 and concert opportunities

Classic FM

The trailer for Jonas Kaufmann’s new Puccini album just dropped and we can’t contain ourselves

Opera’s tenor-hunk is back and he has brought the amazing top notes of Puccini’s ‘Nessun Dorma’ with him.

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Ein Muslim in Oberammergau: “Ich trage meine Religion nicht vor mir her”

Viel Wirbel im Traditionstheater: Als erster Muslim wird Abdullah Kenan Karaca Spielleiter bei den Passionsspielen in Oberammergau. Dort inszeniert er jetzt schon mal Shakespeares “Romeo und Julia”.

BR Klassik

Gründer von “Il complesso barocco” gestorben

Alan Curtis, US-amerikanischer Cembalist, Musikwissenschaftler und Dirigent, ist am Mittwoch im Alter von 80 Jahren in seiner Wahlheimat Italien gestorben. Das von ihm gegründete Orchester “Il complesso barocco” leitete er bis zuletzt.

Codex Flores

Tod des Barockspezialisten Alan Curtis

Der amerikanische Dirigent, Cembalist und Musikwissenschaftler Alan Curtis, unter anderem Gründer des Ensembles Il Complesso Barocco, ist in Florenz im Alter von 80 Jahren verstorben.

France Musique

Mort d’Alan Curtis : un « grand » de la musique baroque disparaît

Le claveciniste, musicologue et chef d’orchestre baroque Alan Curtis s’est éteint mercredi 15 juillet 2015 à Florence (Italie) à l’âge de 80 ans.

Tweets

The Royal Opera @TheRoyalOpera: Tonight we say farewell to John Copley’s staging of

Music Week @MusicWeek: Swedish music industry up 4.2% in H1 2015, streaming makes up 84% of market

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Pamela Binns’ last production at Covent Garden
Photo: Warren Allott/ Telegraph

(Written on July 16, 2015 )