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In today’s news: Kenneh-Mason praised for Royal wedding performance, US choir’s debut UK tour, Verdi letters seized by Italian government, National Concert Hall gets revamp, Dai Fujikura’s “Solaris” includes robots, the Augsburg City Theatre to be converted into a state theatre, and Pianist See Siang Wong wins cooking show.

Classical Music 

Sheku Kanneh-Mason praised for ‘breathtaking’ royal wedding performance

19-year-old cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason performed Schubert’s ‘Ave Maria’, Fauré’s ‘Après un rêve’ and Maria Theresia von Paradis’ Sicilienne at the royal wedding on 19 May.

The City Choir of Washington to make debut UK tour

The City Choir of Washington will perform at venues in London, Oxford, Gloucester and Ely in July 2018.

The Times

‘Damaged’ Verdi letters seized from descendants

Hundreds of letters written by the composer Giuseppe Verdi have been seized by the Italian government from his heirs amid claims that some have gone missing or been damaged by damp.

National Concert Hall chief Simon Taylor hopes its €78m revamp hits a high note

The National Concert Hall is being transformed by a €78m investment – and boss Simon Taylor hopes the audience will be too.

NME

Manchester Orchestra pay tribute to Scott Hutchison with Frightened Rabbit cover

Atlanta band and close-friends of Frightened Rabbit’s Scott Hutchison, Manchester Orchestra have paid tribute to the passing of the singer-songwriter with a cover of ‘My Backwards Walk’.

Opera Wire

50th Anniversary of Tullio Serafin’s Death To Get Major Celebration

To mark the 50th anniversary of his death the “Archivio storico Tullio Serafin” is coordinating a series of events to raise awareness of the Maestro’s contribution to the world of music.

Musik Heute

Metropolitan Opera verklagt Levine wegen Rufschädigung

New York – Im Streit zwischen der New Yorker Metropolitan Oper und ihrem entlassenen Star-Dirigenten James Levine fordern beiden Seiten Schadenersatz in Millionenhöhe.

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Keine Lösung im Weltraum-Theater – Deutsche Erstaufführung von Dai Fujikuras „Solaris“ in Augsburg

Bald werden sie im Alltag um uns sein: Roboter mit rasant lernender künstlicher Intelligenz und einem Aussehen nach Wunsch, Lust und Laune. Nun wagte das Theater Augsburg die in Paris uraufgeführte „Solaris“-Vertonung des Japaners Dai Fujikuras.

Augsburger Theater wird nach Nürnberger Modell zum Staatstheater

Das Augsburger Stadttheater soll nach dem bereits in Nürnberg angewandten Stiftungsmodell in ein Staatstheater umgewandelt werden.

Kassik.com

Pianist See Siang Wong gewinnt Schweizer TV-Kochshow

Der Pianist See Siang Wong (39) hat die sechste Staffel der schweizerischen Kochshow “SRF bi de Lüt Männerküche” gewonnen. Im Finale kochte er für die Jury ein asiatisches Menü, bei dem vor allem sein Laksa-Fisch im Bananenblatt und sein Beef Rendang überzeugen konnten.

BR Klassik 

 Leoš Janáček: “Aus Einem Totenhous”

Das ist der Handlungsgang der dreiaktigen, wegen ihrer Kürze in der Regel ohne Pause gespielten Oper “Aus einem Totenhaus” von Leoš Janáček. Die Vorlage lieferte Dostojewski (1860), die Vertonung fand erst nach Janáčeks Tod auf eine Bühne in Brünn/Brno.

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Sheku Kanneh-Mason praised for ‘breathtaking’ royal wedding performance © Classical Music Magazine

(Written on May 21, 2018 )

In today’s news: The Royal Philarmonic and Charles Dutoit have together decided to bring forward his resignation from his role as Artistic Director and Principal Conductor. St John’s Smith Square and Tenebrae announce Holy Week Festival 2018 and the Cambridge Classical Concert Series is hitting the high notes. Also, German label OehmsClassics is now part of the Naxos group, and Sébastien Rouland was announced as new chief musical director at Saarländisches Staatstheater.

Classical Music

St John’s Smith Square and Tenebrae announce Holy Week Festival 2018

The second Holy Week Festival will take place 26 March – 1 April this year.

Cambridge Independent

Cambridge Classical Concert Series is hitting the high notes

The concert opens on Thursday, January 18 with the BSO performing Haydn’s Symphony No. 7.

U Discover Music

Bob Marley classic ‘No Woman No Cry’ given classical makeover by teenage cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason

The striking new version of the classic was released Friday, 5 January and has gone viral.

Heart

Liverpool unveils 2018 culture celebrations

The event will take place this year to mark 10 years since Capital of Culture year.

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Charles Dutoit Steps Down as Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the Royal Philharmonic

According to a press release from the RPO, the Royal Philarmonic and Charles Dutoit have together decided to bring forward his resignation from his role as Artistic Director and Principal Conductor.

OehmsClassics gehört jetzt zu Naxos

Das deutsche Label OehmsClassics ist jetzt Teil der Naxos-Gruppe. Eine entsprechende Vereinbarung zur Übernahme der Geschäftsanteile wurde bereits unterzeichnet, teilt das Label mit.

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Irish National Opera nimmt Betrieb auf

Am gestrigen Abend hat die Irish National Opera (INO) mit einem Galakonzert in der National Concert Hall in Dublin ihren Start gefeiert.

Musik Heute

Sébastien Rouland wird GMD in Saarbrücken

Das Saarländische Staatstheater bekommt einen neuen Generalmusikdirektor. Mit Sébastien Rouland (45) binde man “einen international renommierten Künstler”, sagte Kulturminister Ulrich Commerçon (SPD) am Mittwoch in Saarbrücken.

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Et les nommés pour les Révélations des Victoires de la musique classique 2018 sont…

Les Victoires de la Musique classique viennent de dévoiler les 6 nommés dans la catégorie Révélations.

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Music History @today_classical: in 1895 FP of ‘ Sonata No.1 in f for clarinet and piano, in Vienna.

DW | Kultur @dw_kultur: Happy Birthday, Elphi! Vor einem Jahr erklang die das erste Mal. Hier eine Bilanz:

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(Written on January 11, 2018 )

In today’s news: The influence of the Reformation on western classical music, music-themed afternoon tea, and Inclusive Creativity announces Rich Mix concert. Katharina Wincor and Petr Popelka receive Neeme Järvi Prize, Daniel Hope to play three concerts in Germany, and composer Wilhelm Killmayer has died.

The Guardian

The Reformation: classical music’s punk moment

The great cultural and religious schism of the 16th century democratised music and participation, creating the template for modern classical music.

The Times

Side orders

Lemuel’s Lounge at the Conrad, opposite the National Concert Hall, is serving a music-themed afternoon tea seven days a week.

The Telegraph

Teen prodigy Daniel Harding: ‘I was unfocused and the orchestra could smell blood’

Daniel Harding has just changed out of his aviation gear, having spent the past four hours in a flight simulator. That’s not typical practice for world-class conductors, but then Daniel Harding is not your typical world-class conductor.

Classical Music Magazine

Inclusive Creativity announces Rich Mix concert

Created by composer Frank Lyons, the organisation aims to level the playing field in performance and composition for disabled musicians by developing instrumental technology and methodologies that allow for side-by-side performance with professional musicians.

Teaching Drama

Octagon Theatre releases redevelopment details

Octagon Theatre in Bolton has released further information about its new vision. The redevelopment of the 50-year-old theatre was announced in January 2015, and it has now been revealed that this redevelopment will include a number of exciting improvements.

Limelight

Finalists announced for Freedman Classical Fellowship

This year’s finalists are bassoonist Matthew Kneale, flautist Tamara Kohler, and pianist Alex Raineri.

Pizzicato

Venezuelan President goes after Dudamel

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has furiously attacked conductor Gustavo Dudamel yesterday in a TV statement.

Klassik.com

Neeme Järvi Preise für Katharina Wincor und Petr Popelka

Die österreichische Dirigentin und Sängerin Katharina Wincor und der tschechische Dirigent und Kontrabassist Petr Popelka haben den Neeme Järvi Preis 2017 erhalten.

Klassik Heute

Daniel Hope mit drei Konzerten bei den Festspielen Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

Vivaldis Die vier Jahreszeiten gehören zweifelsohne zu den meistgespielten Violinkonzerten überhaupt.

BR Klassik

Konsequent gegen den Strom

Wilhelm Killmayer war eine der eigenwilligsten Künstlerpersönlichkeiten mit einer charakteristischen Klangsprache fern jeglicher Schulen und Stile.

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Ballett am Rhein wieder „Kompanie des Jahres“ via @httpstwittercomdasopernmagazinlangde

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(Written on August 21, 2017 )

In today’s news: Juillard School named Argus Quartet as Juilliard’s New Graduate Resident String Quartet, and look at the new Steinway piano. The Kulturpalast Dresden reopened last friday, and Douglas Bostock will leave Argovia Philharmonic in 2019. Antonello Manacorda fills in for Elbphilharmonics principal conductor Thomas Hengelbrock, and the Barber of Seville in the Hong Kong Opera.

The Violin Channel

Argus Quartet Announced as Juilliard’s New Graduate Resident String Quartet

The Juilliard School in New York has today announced the appointment of the Argus Quartet as their new graduate resident string quartet.

 Classic FM

This new Mussorgsky-themed Steinway piano is utterly stunning to look at

Designed by Steinway artist Paul Wyse and based on ‘Pictures at an Exhibition’, this Steinway Model D grand piano is completely crazy, in the best possible way.

The Strad

Ask the Experts: can beginner violin lessons be given by a cellist?

Strad readers submit their problems and queries about string playing, teaching or making to our experts.

The Guardian

Fight the Power: which songs define Trump’s first 100 days?

Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer has ridiculed the president by releasing a scathing Spotify playlist.

Berliner Zeitung

Dresden  – Der alte Kulturpalast ist nach fünf Jahren Umbauzeit fertig

Die Quälerei hat ein Ende, die Musiker können aufatmen. Sie können spielen, sie werden überall gehört.

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Douglas Bostock verlässt ‘Argovia Philharmonic’ 2019

Das Schweizer Orchester ‘Argovia Philharmonic’ in Aarau hat den in der Saison 2017/18 auslaufenden Vertrag mit seinem Chefdirigenten Douglas Bostock um ein weiteres Jahr verlängert. Der 1955 geborene Brite will aber 2019 nach 18 Jahren seine Tätigkeit in Aarau beenden.

Klassik-heute

Antonello Manacorda übernimmt Dirigate von Thomas Hengelbrock

Thomas Hengelbrock ist erkrankt und musste seine Auftritte mit dem NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester am 4., 5. und 7. Mai absagen. Für ihn übernimmt Antonello Manacorda die Leitung der Konzerte in der Elbphilharmonie.

Le Parisien

Strasbourg: le métal investit pour la première fois une scène d’opéra en France

Plusieurs centaines d’amateurs de heavy metal se trouvaient rassemblés samedi soir à l’Opéra national du Rhin (OnR) à Strasbourg pour assister à Metal Oper’Art, premier festival du genre en France, a constaté un journaliste de l’AFP.

South China Morning Post

Rossini as rom-com: Opera Hong Kong sets The Barber of Seville in Hollywood’s golden age

Director turns to the theatre of Hollywood musicals for production of Rossini comic opera, and mezzo-soprano Stephanie Lauricella, making her Asian debut, relishes the challenge of singing Rosina, gutsy girl in a man’s world.

The Irish Times

National Concert Hall needs to go beyond classical music

‘The building looks imposing, officious. Getting people in the door is a big thing’

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30 Death of a cutting-edge Finn composer

2 Klarinettist Eduard Brunner gestorben

 

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(Written on May 2, 2017 )

On Monday, American flautist Linda Chatterton gave a recital at St. Martin in the Fields, her London debut. She was accompanied by pianist Matthew McCright and performed a programme mixing old material with new. The duo performed music by Bach, William Grant Still and Francois Borne along with a world premiere by American composer Brian Ciach (who spoke at the recital) and a piece by UK-based Irish Composer Ailis Ni Riain, commissioned by Linda Chatterton.

Music writer, Robert Hugill, described Linda’s playing as having a ‘lovely tone and a fine sense of line, with technical prowess which was always understated’.

Linda Chatterton and Matthew McCright are performing again, with a slightly altered programme, tomorrow evening at 8.30pm in the Kevin Barry Room at the National Concert Hall, Dublin.  In addition to the pieces by Bach, William Grant Still, Francois Borne, Brian Ciach and Ailis Ni Riain (an Irish premiere for chainstitchembroidered), they will also perform works by contemporary composers Edie Hill and Kaija Saariaho in what is to be Linda’s Ireland debut performance.

For more information about the concert in Dublin, please click here, or for more information about Linda Chatterton, please click here.

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(Written on March 21, 2013 )

American flautist Linda Chatteron will be performing in the UK’s longest ever lunchtime concert series, at St Martin in the Fields on 18th March at 1pm. The programme will include works by J.S. Bach, François Borne and William Grant Still, along with Ailís Ní Ríain’s chainstitchembroidered and the world premiere of Brian Ciach’s Kentucky Folk Pieces.

The concert at St Martin in the Fields is Linda’s UK debut; she will also be performing in Dublin on 22nd March at the National Concert Hall. In addition to the repertoire at the London concert, Linda will also be performing works by Edie Hill and Kaija Saariaho. Ailís Ní Ríain’s chainstitchembroidered will receive its Irish premiere at the recital.

For more information, visit the event website here.

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(Written on March 15, 2013 )